With a rich culinary history of cowboy cuisines and meat-heavy meals, Texas restaurants can get quite competitive when it comes to serving up steaks. However, not all steakhouses are created equally—even in Texas. Fortunately for those visiting San Antonio and looking for a high quality steak dinner, the city is home to numerous steakhouses that come out on top.
Billing itself as both a steakhouse and a wine bar, Fleming's has both private and event dining available. Though they are too pricey for some, they do have specials that you can explore here, which change throughout the year. Whether you get lucky enough to score a great meal for a fraction of the cost or not, though, you're sure to enjoy a steak at Fleming's any time of year.
The downtown area has several steakhouses but Bohanon's stands out for several reasons. Their seafood is arguably as good as the steaks and their decor is quite fancy. Even the bathrooms have rose petals in the sinks.
Brazilian steakhouses are all the rage, and nobody does it better in San Antonio than Fogo de Chão. The focus here is on 'churrasco' which is a Brazilian BBQ steak that is popular in the Southern area of the country.
Available for both dining and catering, Kirby's Steakhouse has just five locations in all of Texas, and once you eat their aged prime cuts you will understand how lucky San Antonio is to have one of those locations.
A Critic's Choice winner from the local paper, Morton's sits on the River Walk and caters to both diners and executives alike. They boast three boardroom dining areas for businesses and a bar that is open until 10 p.m. each night along with the dining areas.
Though several of the steakhouses on this list are formal or semi-formal places, there is definitely room for a place that bills itself as having down-home country cooking. The casual atmosphere should not make you think that the food is low quality. Great cuts of steak cooked to perfection and a home cooking menu with something for everyone are the hallmarks of Barn Door.
Though some may complain that Saltgrass is a "generic" steakhouse because it's a national chain, that doesn't mean that they are not good. Though it is great to take pride in locally-owned steakhouses, it is also great to give credit where credit is due. Saltgrass offers a laid-back and affordable alternative to the higher-priced steakhouses in the city.
The Palm offers a little more than the average steakhouse. In addition to prime cuts and seafood, they also offer what they refer to as 'heritage Italian' dishes. Part of a larger chain that began in New York City, they have an e-mail list you can sign up for to keep you abreast of specials.
With multiple locations throughout San Antonio and the surrounding area as well as over 40 years of experience in steak service, Ruth's Chris has become a staple of the San Antonio steakhouse scene over the years. Despite being a national chain, three-course meals that feature seasonal choices and local ingredients are on the menu here.