Sometimes you just gotta have a big, juicy steak. Here are some of the Salt Lake area's best restaurants for steak lovers.
As always, please call or visit the restaurant's website to confirm details and seating availability.
Bambara serves a seasonally changing menu of new American cuisine, but chef Nathan Powers' signature steak frites with peppercorn jus and béarnaise sauce is always available, and always delicious.
Locally owned Christopher's has been a fixture in the Salt Lake City dining scene since 1995. Christopher's serves 21-day aged USDA Prime corn-fed beef, plus seafood flown in daily.
Entrees range $15-69; seafood combo plates range $53-$95; prix fixe menu for $78; tasting menu for $98
Fleming's features USDA Prime corn-fed beef, aged to perfection and hand cut. Cuts range from the 8-oz. Petite Filet Mignon to the 40-oz. Porterhouse for two guests. All steaks are seared at extremely high temperatures. Other dishes include prime burgers, seafood, salads, appetizers and tempting desserts. Fleming's wine bar includes special reserve selections as well as 30 wines available at $10 or less per glass.
Prime Steakhouse and Piano Bar at the bottom of Main Street in Park City serves amazing prime steaks, tasty salads and side dishes, seafood and desserts. Their molten chocolate cake is a customer favorite. Discounts frequently available during the off-season.
Live music every night at the piano bar during ski season.
Closes some nights during the off-season; call for seating availability.
Rodizio's fixed-price Brazilian style churrasco lunch or dinner is all you can eat and includes appetizers, a huge salad bar and fifteen different selections of grilled beef, pork, poultry and seafood.
Lunch $16.99-$24.99, Dinner $24.99
Ruby River is my favorite Salt Lake area moderately priced steakhouse. Try the New York strip with jacketed cinnamon yam, or top sirloin with coconut shrimp.
Ruth's Chris is back in Salt Lake City with another location in Park City. Ruth's Chris's prime aged steaks are seared to perfection at 1800 degrees and topped with fresh butter.
Spencer's for Steaks and Chops serves USDA prime grade steaks that are aged, hand cut and seared to perfection in a 1600 degree broiler. Spencer's also offers chicken, pork chops, lamb chops and seafood and a variety of decadent desserts.
At Tucanos the meat is skewered and flame broiled, and servers keep bringing it to your table until you tell them to stop. Selections include about 15 different types of beef, pork, poultry, seafood, fruits and vegetables. Steak lovers might want to order the bacon-wrapped filet mignon. The huge salad bar is included in the price.
Lunch $12.95, Dinner 19.95
If you feel like getting away to gorgeous Heber Valley, you won't go wrong paying a visit to Z's Steak & Chop Haus at the Zermatt Resort in Midway. Z's serves prime aged steaks in a spectacular setting. The Chateaubriand carved tableside for two is $62.