The Midwestern United States are known for their 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.
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Located east of Cleveland at Eton shopping center, Fleming's combines the quality of a steakhouse with a more modern -- and lighter -- atmosphere. In addition to their USDA Prime steaks grilled at 1600 degrees, they offer over 100 wines by the glass -- everything from California to Argentina.
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Located in the Tower City complex at 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 as well as a "smaller steak" list. You can order your steak simply 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.
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Sister to the popular Moxie Restaurant, this eastside steakhouse is sleek, stylish, and immensely 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 wine list has won a Wine Spectator award. Red is open for dinner only.
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Shula's, located inside the Doubletree Hotel on Rockside Road, combines quality steaks and sides with a sports bar atmosphere. One of a chain of restaurants owned by former NFL Coach, Don Shula, this steakhouse features Certified Angus Beef, cut into burgers, filets, a 16oz cowboy (rib) steak, and others. There are also tasty bar-style appetizers, fresh fish, and a host of side dishes. Two banks of television screens make sure that you won't miss any of the action on the latest sporting event.
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This regional chain of steakhouses has been called one of America's best steakhouses by the Zagat Guide. With four locations in Northeast Ohio -- in Beachwood, Westlake's Crocker Park, downtown Cleveland, and Akron -- you're never far from a Hyde Park Grille. The menu features USDA Prime steaks and chops, fresh seafood, and "creative chef specialties." The menu is complemented by a menu of over 100 wines offered by the glass. The decor varies a little by location but is always cozy and club-like.
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Located in the Warehouse District downtown at W. 9th and St. Clair, XO is a favorite of sports stars and visiting celebrities. The menu features USDA Prime steaks, which range from an 8oz. filet to a 48oz. porterhouse for two. Of course, there's seafood also: lobster, crab legs, and an assortment of fresh fish. There are predictable sides and appetizers, such as a jumbo shrimp cocktail, and surprising ones, such as calamari stuffed with spicy chorizo sausage and fontina cheese. The elegant dining room is soothing and perfectly appointed and the service staff are well-trained, knowledgeable, and helpful without being obsequious.
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