The Midwest is known for its quality beef, and Cleveland is no exception. From downtown to the outer suburbs, the Greater Cleveland area offers a wealth of delicious steakhouses. This list compiles some of the tastiest options in the region for the consummate meat lover.
Located in the Tower City complex at downtown Cleveland's Public Square, this national chain steakhouse has a cozy feel, with wood-paneled walls and white-linen tablecloths. The menu includes traditional large cuts of USDA prime aged beef as well as a "smaller steak" list. You can order your steak seasoned and grilled or in one of a number of classic styles, such as Steak Diane and Steak Oscar. The bar at Morton's features an affordable "bar bites" menu and is a great place to unwind after work or a day of shopping or sightseeing.
Named one of OpenTable’s Top 10 Steakhouses in the Country, this East Side steakhouse is sleek, stylish and popular. The menu features aged USDA Prime steaks: filets, rib steaks, and strips as well as Certified Angus Beef selections. There are a range of sauces and sides to complement your meal, and the generous wine list has won a Wine Spectator award. Red is open for lunch and dinner.
Modeled after a 1950s Manhattan supper club, this Rockside Road Italian steakhouse features Prime grade steaks, homemade pastas, and fresh seafood for lunch and dinner. Specialties include the roasted garlic strip and the blackened bleu ribeye steak. The red-focused wine list, which has received a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, offers steak-friendly classics from local and international winemakers.
Ferris Steak House & Tavern is Cleveland’s pick for best steakhouse on the West Side. Located in Rocky River, this family-owned eatery serves up their famous Porterhouse and Prime rib in a stylish but comfortable atmosphere. Any Ferris steak can be served Oscar style. An ample wine selection and classic homemade desserts are available to top off your meal.
This regional chain of cozy, clublike steakhouses has won Zagat Guide accolades. With four locations in Northeast Ohio — in Beachwood, Westlake's Crocker Park, downtown Cleveland, and Akron — you're never far from a Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse. The menu features USDA Prime steaks and chops along with fresh seafood. Hyde Park’s specialty cuts include Steak Cabernet, Steak a la Lobster, and Steak au Poivre. The lunch and dinner menu is complemented by a selection of over 100 wines, offered by the glass.
Located in the heart of Cleveland’s downtown at West Ninth Street and St. Clair Avenue, XO Prime Steaks has been called one of the city’s best steakhouses by the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The menu features USDA Prime steaks and is famous for its Waygu Tomahawk cut. Of course, there's also seafood: lobster, crab legs and an assortment of fresh fish. There are predictable sides and appetizers, such as jumbo shrimp cocktail, and surprising ones, like calamari stuffed with spicy chorizo sausage and fontina cheese. The elegant dining room and Warehouse District location make XO Prime Steaks a favorite spot for athletes and visiting celebrities
Westlake’s Cabin Club Steakhouse is best suited for diners who prefer a rustic, hunting lodge atmosphere. Offering fresh seafood, Certified Angus Beef, and USDA Prime grade steaks with distinctive Midwestern flavors, Cabin Club is best known for its blackened bleu Delmonico and the Steak Christopher: twin tournedos of filet mignon topped with shrimp and asparagus. Soups, daily specials, and fresh salads round out the menu, as does the extensive wine selection.
A modern take on the classic Cleveland steakhouse, East 6th Street’s Urban Farmer specializes in locally sourced, organic meats and seasonal produce. Urban Farmer’s staff is dedicated to building relationships with local farmers to bring creative dishes to life. The menu features grass-fed beef from Kansas, Ohio, Nebraska and Colorado, along with butcher’s cuts of daily specials from the region’s ranchers. Quirky signature cocktails complement the sustainable eats.
Cleveland Chop, located along the revitalized St. Clair Avenue, calls itself an “elevated” steakhouse, specializing in artisanal takes on classic Midwestern dishes. House features include filet Oscar, filet Diane, and slow roasted Prime rib. Steaks are served with sides like white cheddar mashed potatoes, crispy Brussels sprouts or garlicky spinach. The Chop Bar, a favorite watering hole for local professionals, offers affordable shareable plates and cocktails made with top-shelf liquors.