Best of Boston

BEST Steak

2010 BEST Steak, Upscale

Grill 23 & Bar


Steak lovers extol the rib-eye for the deep marbling and for the cap (or deckle), a lobe of muscle so succulent that it often gets saved for the last bites. Richer still are rib-eyes cut from American Wagyu cattle, which… read more»

2010 BEST Steak, Affordable



When we’re feeling pinched, we direct our dollars to brasseries, where New England frugality meets Gallic joie de boeuf. And voila: a first-rate steak for one-third the price. At Gaslight, the excellent steak frites plate consists of pan-charred Brandt Farms… read more»

1999 BEST Steak

Morton’s of Chicago


Sure, it’s a little noisy, and to make matters worse, located in a basement, but in a year when a stampede of worthy new competition arrived to challenge it, Morton’s continued to offer the city’s steak, generous cuts of meat… read more»

1998 BEST Steak, Tips

NewBridge Cafe


Heaping piles of juicy tips, soaked in marinade, perfectly grilled and doused with the cafe’s secret sauce make the NewBridge our favorite place for the pointy peaks. And not just steak, either; the turkey, pork, and lamb tips are bodaciously… read more»

1991 BEST Steak

Morton’s of Chicago Steak House


You’ve got to hand it to those Midwesterners: they have a way with red meat. read more»

1989 BEST Steak

Morton’s of Chicago


What should you expect from a Chicago steak house? The best steak around. And that’s exactly what Morton’s delivers. read more»

1988 BEST Steak



This Chicago import is tucked into a windowless basement where artificial lights play dimply over the dark, gloomy walls—but the chef sure knows what to do with a good slab of red meat. read more»

1987 BEST Steak

Grill 23 & Bar


Prime beef, aged for three weeks, expertly charbroiled. read more»

1985 BEST Steak



A grill for Yuppies: good meat, trendy sauces. read more»

1982 BEST Steak



Huge crowds, huge steaks. Huge drinks, too, to sustain one through the wait. read more»