Best of Boston

2005 Best Steakhouse

Abe & Louie’s

Before you spend $35 on a steak, ask a few questions. That’s part of the fun at Abe & Louie’s, where the waiters sing the praises of dry aging and expound upon the flavor of New York sirloin versus a power-packed 24-ounce porterhouse. The only thing better than talking about the meat is eating it: Whether you’re lunching in the masculine dining room or partaking in the nightly meat market at the bar, your steak is guaranteed to be broiled to perfection.

793 Boylston St., Boston, 617-536-6300,