best steak in pittsburgh

Sometimes, treating yourself to a delicious steak is the way to go.  When I decide to eat meat… I prefer a Pittsburgh style steak, and each of these will deliver. If you’re celebrating, or just want a great Sunday dinner, these steakhouses are great places for some of the best steak in Pittsburgh.


best steak in pittsburgh

Cioppino’s Pittsburgh seasonal dinner menu features the best of a hand cut steak and chop house with vegan options as well as a great seafood selection.  Try the 18 ounce ribeye with cheddar broccolini and gremolata!

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse

Best Steak in Pittsburgh

Hyde Park is located on the North Shore, between PNC Park and Heinz Field. It is often frequented by Pittsburgh elite, like local and national pro-athletes and coaches, media and local celebs. There’s even two cozy fireplaces for the colder months. With multiple steak options like filet mignon, steak a la lobster, garlic steak and steak au poivre, there’s something for everyone.

The Capital Grille

Best Steak in Pittsburgh

While the Capital Grille is a chain, it is quite the delicious one. Their dry aged NY Strip Au Poivre with Courvoisier Cream is a tender NY strip with black peppercorn for a slightly spicy flavor. Their classic filet mignon is also a winner.


Best Steak in Pittsburgh

Another chain, Morton’s delivers when it comes to good steak. The restaurant is located in the heart of the ‘burgh’s cultural district. Their porterhouse steak delivers, as does the center cut prime ribeye. Morton’s also offers great meal deals called “Mixed Grills,” like the 6 oz. filet mignon with three grilled shrimp and two bacon-wrapped scallops.

Bistecca Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Best Steak in Pittsburgh

If you’re planning on heading to the Meadows Racetrack and Casino, you’ll want to give Bistecca a try. This classic steakhouse has Italian influences. Their filet oscar, a center barrel cut filet, is topped with jumbo crab, asparagus and hollandaise and is amazing. Also worth trying is the steak Neil, a 14 oz. center cut strip with sautéed mushrooms and garlic basil bleu cheese sauce.

Gaucho Parrilla Argentina

Best Steak in Pittsburgh
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If you’re up for something different than your typical steakhouse, Gaucho’s is absolutely delicious. Their steak burger is a half pound burger topped with chimmi and a choice of two toppers. There are also multiple savory and sometimes a little spicy steak plates.

Fogo de Chão 

This  Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, which has specializes in fire-roasting high-quality meats utilizing the centuries-old Southern Brazilian cooking technique of churrasco. Fogo offers guests a wide variety of simply seasoned meats, that are carefully fire-roasted to expose their natural flavors, including the house specialty picanha sirloin, filet mignon, ribeye, and lamb chops to name a few.

Eddie Merlot’s

If you’re looking for a great steakhouse in Pittsburgh, you can’t go wrong with Eddie Merlot’s.  All of their steaks are hand cut, in house and hormone, antibiotic and sterioid free.  The steaks are aged for a minimum of 21 days to maximize flavor and tenderness.  There cuts of Prime beef include ribeye, filet mignon and New York Strip.  They also offer bison and wagyu.  Everything in the kitchen, from the steaks to the appetizers and desserts is made from scratch.

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House

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Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse was founded back in 1981 with a mission to maintain the grand tradition of the classic American steakhouse, but with a contemporary and sophisticated spin. Over the years, they have stayed true to their commitment to provide customers with an extraordinary experience every time they come to dine.  Their steaks are cooked to perfection… and you have to try the steak tar-tar!

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

best steak pittsburgh

Ruth’s Chris Steak House, located just off of Market Square on the ground floor of PPG Place, is truly one of the best steaks in Pittsburgh.   A classic steak house, Ruth’s Chris offers prime steaks and chops, as well as a seafood menu and seasonal offerings.   You can’t go wrong with the sizzle of a Ruth’s Chris steak on your plate in Pittsburgh!  The cowboy ribeye is a favorite, but bring your appetite!

5 thoughts on “The Best Steak in Pittsburgh”
  1. When you give a two thumbs up to a restaurant please skip the chains. They already have plenty of advertising and expense account clients. A healthy amount of locally owned restaurants will fill the bill and keep the reputation of Pittsburgh as a great place for indies right up there.

  2. Is Nino’s or Nino’s East still in business in Pittsburgh? They had great steaks (and many other dishes) when I lived there in the late 70’s.

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