How you like your steak prepared is a personal decision. And, whether you’re going for “still mooing” or “well-done with ketchup,” who are we to judge?
One thing we do know is that when it comes to steak dinners, Cleveland offers many options, ranging from brunch to dinner, downtown to suburban, and classic to reinvented. Here are eleven spots to nosh porterhouses, filets, flanks and everything in between.
(NOTE: Please be sure to check each restaurant’s website for up-to-date hours, menus and safety protocols.)
History and opulence abound at this Downtown steakhouse, opened in 2017. We don’t know what’s more over the top: the menu or the former bank building’s marble pillars, gilded tiles and antique fixtures. Groups can dine in the former bank executives’ offices and check out the original National City Bank vault.
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This modern steakhouse in Downtown CLE, with an additional location in nearby Orange Village, is a local favorite offering superb steaks and seafood, sides, appetizers and desserts. Check out versatile options like happy hour, the prix fixe Red Supper Club menu and several styles of takeout offerings.
Located at Tower City Center in Downtown Cleveland, Morton’s offers the quintessential steakhouse experience, combining Sinatra and cocktails with USDA prime-aged beef, succulent seafood and classic steakhouse sides. This landmark for social and business entertaining offers private dining rooms that accommodate up to 150 guests.
With locations in Westlake and Beachwood, Hyde Park offers a varied menu with aged steaks prepared in classic and nouveau styles. Since certain menu items are named in honor of local sports legends, you can partake in some Browns’ fandom with The Baker Mayfield, a filet mignon with cracked peppercorns and cognac bordelaise.
The Chop’s claim of “more than a steakhouse” holds true with a glance at the menu, which includes staples like steaks, seafood and sides, but also offers sandwiches, tacos and more, in addition to a Sunday brunch. Located in the Historic Warehouse District, this Downtown destination is perfect for lunch or dinner, casual or upscale.
Named in honor of NFL legend Don Shula, best known for coaching his team to the only perfect season in NFL history, this Independence restaurant offers steakhouse staples, plus dozens of other options. Just like its namesake, its staff strives for perfection — to the benefit of diners.
Located in Independence, Delmonico’s takes classic steakhouse style to a new level, serving prime steaks, fresh seafood and Italian favorites in a swanky, retro dining room reminiscent of a 1950s Manhattan supper club. Between lunch, happy hour and dinner menus, there’s something to please every palate.
Located in Westlake in an historic timber-framed log cabin, Cabin Club serves steakhouse classics that are updated with creative regional influences. The resulting chef’s specials and seasonal menus are offered in the cozy spot, which features rustic decor with an upscale twist.
You won’t be taking a gamble by dining at Kosar’s, located inside the MGM Northfield Park complex. Dine surrounded by restaurant namesake — and Cleveland Browns icon — Bernie Kosar’s memorabilia while partaking in choice steaks, chops and seafood prepared on a wood-fired grill.
What appears to be an old, restored barn within the west side suburb of Avon is actually the location of Strip Steakhouse. Diners consistently rank Strip’s mouth-watering steaks as some of the best in the country. Be sure to tip back a drink and have one for yourself.
This Rocky River favorite, originally opened downtown in 1940, is managed by the third generation of the Ferris family and includes a wide selection of steaks, chops, seafood and more. Soak in the friendly service and ambiance, including live piano music on the weekends.
Other great places for steaks in The Land: