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The Best Steakhouse Restaurants in Denver

Denver is high on the list of top foodie destinations. From enjoying craft beers in a hipster neighborhood restaurant to taking in the posh atmosphere of delicatessens in Union Station, there’s little that this city doesn’t offer. And when it comes to steak, Denver restaurants know exactly what they’re doing. We always say do as the locals do, but what about eating as the locals eat? We turned to our data and editorial experts to curate the best steak restaurants in the Mile High City because we know they know best. Here are the 20 restaurants that should be on your must-hit list in Denver.

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12 Restaurants
Updated 14 January 2020
Restaurants:STK – Denver, The Capital Grille - Denver, Ruth's Chris Steak House - Denver
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Downtown / LoDo
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STK – Denver

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown / LoDo
4.4
2581 reviews
A steak by any other name would taste as good, and the eatery that boasts a shortened version of the word makes a point of proving it. The chic lounge gives off the appearance of a popular nightclub more than a modern steakhouse. And while the oysters, ribs, and other dishes are nothing to balk at, there’s a reason Forbes listed this hip eatery as one of the best steakhouses in America.

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The Capital Grille - Denver

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown / LoDo
4.8
4123 reviews
Restaurants must exude class and quality to make it in LoDo, Denver’s oldest neighborhood. The Capital Grille easily accomplishes this with quick valet service, exceptional table settings, and employees who are more focused on an extraordinary dining experience than turning over tables. Oysters, shrimp cocktails, and the popular Grand Plateau are great for starters. Their steaks, however, are where the show really gets started. The Capital Grille Steak Butter, 15-year aged balsamic vinaigrette, and portions that go up to 24 ounces are just some of the options that make eventual selections memorable.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Denver

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown / LoDo
4.5
1328 reviews
The name might be outside of the box, but this eatery offers an experience that most would expect from restaurants with fancy-sounding French names. Business casual attire is required, and men are expected to remove their hats upon entry. This level of class can only be improved with valet parking — which is also available. Patrons have noted that their silverware is wrapped in two napkins. Hang on to the extra as it’s used as a placemat for the piping-hot dishes that come out. There are several steak options to choose from — including a 40-ounce Tomahawk Ribeye — and each is perfect in every way.

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Guard & Grace

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown / LoDo
4.8
4060 reviews
Just like a Waffle House, the kitchen at Guard and Grace works in full view of the patrons sitting at the counter. Rest assured, though, that it’s nothing like a Waffle House. This modern steakhouse has an expansive raw bar and one of the largest patio seating areas in all of Denver. The novel cuisine options here include wagyu bone marrow, oak-fired carrots, and Scottish salmon. For a good, old-fashioned steak, though, there are more than a dozen options, ranging from 4 to 22 ounces.

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Urban Farmer

$$$$
Unspecified
Downtown / LoDo
4.6
1438 reviews
Offering some of the best steak in Denver comes secondary to sustainability for this eatery. This is so much the case that there is a microgreens farm and mushroom terrarium in the basement — along with beehives for on-site honey production on the roof. A communal charcuterie table is available for those who want to “meet their meat” and see how Urban Farmer strives to use every part of the animals served throughout their menu. There are at least nine steak option to choose from, and patrons love the roaming cart that provides local cheeses that go great with filets.

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Buckhorn Exchange

$$$$
Steakhouse
Central
4.6
1107 reviews
Those wanting to experience the Old West days of Denver can do so here, since the eatery was established in 1893. The décor includes items from a simpler time — along with mounted game that can keep even a party of one company. Meat lovers enjoy the variety of offerings — which include quail, elk, salmon, buffalo, alligator, and even rattlesnake. The on-site antique sign that proclaims, “Steak Dinners Our Specialty,” however, still holds true. Steaks are carved right at patrons' tables and are intended to feed up to five guests.

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Shanahan's Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Tech Center / Greenwood Village
4.8
7798 reviews
Contemporary paintings, imported Italian lighting, and a combination of steel, glass, stone, and granite features make this eatery look more like a modern art museum. Patrons enjoy frequent patio lunch parties and live music. All of this is only secondary, though, to the cuisine. The massive shrimp and other seafood are certainly worth trying, but for those seeking a dose of red meat, there are plenty of 28-day custom aged steaks to choose from. Whether it’s sashimi or the 36-ounce tomahawk steak, no one leaves unhappy.

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ELWAY'S Downtown

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown / LoDo
4.6
3668 reviews
Being owned by NFL-great John Elway is enough to attract some people, but no one should think they’re walking into a sports bar. This is a high-end eatery with a huge wine selection, and the contemporary design promises an excellence that the restaurant delivers on. Offerings range from sea bass and lobster to enchiladas and prime rib. Steaks can be ordered from 8-ounce New York Strips to 28-ounce porterhouses. Patrons can top this all off with a duck egg or trip to the bustling bar — whichever best floats their boat.

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EDGE Restaurant & Bar

$$$$
Steakhouse
Downtown / LoDo
4.7
2698 reviews
This eatery refers to itself as a “Progressive American Steakhouse,” and it does well at living up to that name. There’s a large cocktail/wine/beer list, and meats come primarily from grass-fed and Colorado-ranched Rocky Mountain game. The tapas selections are great for sharing, but those who want to test the limits of their appetite can attempt the 30-ounce tomahawk or 32-ounce porterhouse on their own. There are over a dozen steak options to choose from, and servers are informed enough to recommend the perfect wine pairing.

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Quality Italian- Denver

$$$$
Italian
Cherry Creek
4.7
2102 reviews
It’s not a traditional steakhouse, regional Italian eatery, or Italian-American restaurant. It’s a combination of all three. Ingredients from both the U.S. and Italy are used in most dishes. The fancy dishware is only outdone by the reclaimed wood entrance and the industrial interior. Quality Italian offers lunch, Bellini brunch, and dinner. The best part is that steaks can be prepared American- or Italian-style. This means that, if it’s not the best steak in Denver the first time around, it could be the second time.

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Ocean Prime - Denver - Larimer Square

$$$$
Seafood
Downtown / LoDo
4.7
6368 reviews
This eatery boasts a supper club experience unlike any other. Its corner location and large windows allow patrons to take in the hustle and bustle of Denver’s most historic block. Inside, the historic atmosphere is left behind for a more modern, eclectic ambiance. 5280 Magazine ranked Ocean Prime as having the best seafood in Denver, but steak lovers have nothing to fear. Half-a-dozen steaks are offered, and each is seasoned and broiled at 1,200 degrees. These steaks are so good that they don’t need a magazine to tell anyone.

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801 Chophouse - Denver

$$$$
Steakhouse
Cherry Creek
4.8
1881 reviews
While it’s one of the newer steakhouse options in Denver, it certainly plays second fiddle to no one. The dining sets and bar exude an ambience of fine dining. The green-jacket-sporting bartenders make every cocktail seem like an experience. And the wine selection? Award-winning with an international flair. The appetizer menu offers everything from escargot to roasted marrow bones, but this eatery puts its heart and soul fully into steaks. Over half-a-dozen options with at least nine preparations makes it hard to deny that 801 Chophouse has some of the best steak in Denver.

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