If you are one for the classic steakhouse experience, then visit Murray’s in Minneapolis. This steakhouse started in 1946, and it’s been popular since then. Murray’s has even been renovated recently, but without doing away with any of the classic charms of this place. You will find the classic neon signs from the old days. Still within the family, they are serving many of the old recipes here. The famous “Silver Butter Knife Steak for Two” is to this day among the best steak you can have in the US.
Keens in NYC is an institution, and it has remained that way since 1885. Spread over three townhouses and two floors, what you will get here are perfectly charred steaks and chops. But take a look around even before you try their yummy delicacies. You will find memorabilia of more than 100 years, showcasing New York’s history, photographs, cartoons, more than 50,000 pipes and much more. Now try their steak. Everything is expertly cooked. You will want to come back again and again. Try the mutton chop. This is a 2 inches thick 26-ounce serving.
There is another awesome steakhouse in NYC, the American Cut. Presently it is located in the city’s TriBeCa neighborhood. However they are opening two more steakhouses in Atlanta and Puerto Rico soon. The NYC steakhouse has 80 seats, and it serves some of the best red meats anywhere. Everything is so great here that you will have a difficult time deciding what to order. Try the tomahawk rib-eye for two. It is seasoned with smoked salt. Or you can try the 20 ounce bone-in rib-eye with pastrami spices.
Wood paneling, red leather booths, high rollers, martinis, huge steaks, lobster trails, and flawless service – you have arrived at Gibsons in downtown Chicago. It’s just 24 years old, but Gibsons serves some of the finest old-fashioned menus in the country. Classics include beef cuts, spicy lobster cocktail, and the wedge salad. Try the bone-in filet mignon with roasted bone marrow. Or the Chicago cut with the huge bone-in rib-eye. This steakhouse is so popular that you will surely have to book in advance. It’s an upscale eatery, so wear something appropriate.
From the outside, it looks like a roadhouse. But once you go in, you will find that Killen’s Steakhouse is really elegant, and the steak experience here is world-class. This is one of the few places where there is a separate menu for dry-aged and wet-aged steaks. Try the smoked pork, black-eyed pea gumbo, jumbo fried shrimp, or fried chicken. Don’t miss the bread pudding. The Food & Wine Magazine had listed this as one of the top 10 dishes in the US for 2008.