Whether or not Oklahoma City has a "signature dish" in the way Philadelphia has the cheesesteak or Kansas City has its barbecue, there's no doubt that Oklahomans love their steak. And when it comes to nice dining experiences, it's often hard to improve on a quality steakhouse. With that in mind, here are some of the best steakhouses in Oklahoma City, a list that includes short review and contact information for each.
The list below concentrates on the places more strictly billed as steakhouses, but of course, you can get a great steak at a number of Oklahoma City restaurants. Spots such as Michael's and Signature Grill in Edmond come to mind.
If you're looking for a fine dining experience, I'm a big fan of Boulevard Steakhouse in Edmond. As a man of modest means, I don't get to go as often as I'd like, but on each visit, I enjoy the beautiful table settings, a great wine selection and excellent service to compliment the wonderful steak.
- Phone: (405) 715-2333
Full disclosure... They don't have the best steak in the metro. Nevertheless, it is good quality and Cattlemen's is essential OKC, around since 1910. The legend goes that in 1945, the restaurant was won by Gene Wade on a dice bet. The "hard 3's" he rolled have been branded on the wall ever since, and the historic eatery has hosted plenty of famous visitors including George H.W. Bush, John Wayne and Larry Hagman of "Dallas" fame.
- Banquet facilities for 120 people
- Casual "Diner" side and "Fine Dining" side
- Address: 1309 S. Agnew
- Phone: (405) 236-0416
There is perhaps good and bad about the Hal Smith collection of restaurants, a stable that includes plenty of variety, from Toby Keith's to Mama Roja. But I've never had a poor experience at Mahogany, one of those comfortable but yet still special occasion-worthy spots. The menu, which includes several cut options, boasts of using only the "best corn-fed, Prime Midwestern beef."
- Phone: (405) 748-5959
Across the street from the Bricktown Ballpark and right on the canal, Mickey Mantle's is not only a great downtown destination, but it also features what many would consider the best steak in the city. In fact, Thunder star Russell Westbrook reportedly recommends it. Mickey Mantle's visitors enjoy an upscale atmosphere decorated with memorabilia from the Mantle family personal collection.
- Lounge with live entertainment
- Banquet booking available
- Address: #7 Mickey Mantle Drive
- Phone: (405) 272-0777
In all honesty, as far as steak quality, I would probably choose some others on this list over OPUS, but it's definitely worth a mention here. Located east of Quail Springs Mall, OPUS has quality steaks and a wine list that puts most other restaurants to shame.
- Private dining available
- Extensive wine list
- Address: 800 W. Memorial Rd.
- Phone: (405) 607-6787
Located just east of Lake Hefner on Britton Road, The Ranch is certainly among the absolute best steaks you'll get in the metro area, always from my experience perfectly prepared. You'll find a pleasant "old world" atmosphere, good wine selection and local beef from Hobart, Oklahoma.
- Quiet, upscale dining
- Private rooms available
- Address: 300 W. Britton Rd.
- Phone: (405) 755-3501
Red Prime Steakhouse
Red Prime is just a cool place to go in Oklahoma City's Automobile Alley. But it would be only a novelty visit if not for the excellent food. It's a Good Egg Group restaurant, the folks behind Iron Starr BBQ and Republic Gastropub, so you know it's quality. Red Prime boasts "40 day" dry aged meat and a variety of cuts, and the prix fixe menu is a great deal for a lot of food.
- Private dining
- Red Bar / Cocktail hour
- Address: 504 N. Broadway Avenue
- Phone: (405) 232-2626