Ask any Cleveland native about life in the city, and they’ll say life is good. There are plenty of sports teams to cheer for, and the Playhouse Square offers plenty of diverting live acts. Plus, the foodie scene is terrific, especially if you’re a fan of fine steaks.
If you’re ever in Cleveland and you’re in the mood for some steaks, then these are the steakhouses you should visit:
Morton’s The Steakhouse at 1600 W 2nd St
This is one fancy chain restaurant that will give you full value for your money when it comes to a steak dinner. You can begin your dinner with the terrific Maine lobster ravioli, and then go with the classic house salad for some nutritious greens.
As for the steak, you can really go all out and ask for the Wagyu filet Rossini. Many consider this the finest steak they’ve ever had in their life. But you can also just go with the basic 12-ounce filet mignon—there’s nothing really basic about it!
RED The Steakhouse Downtown at 417 Prospect Ave E
Yes, there’s plenty of red color in this place, but that’s not the most important thing. What’s more important is that this place, the steaks are fantastic. The place is so good that many consider RED Steakhouse among the best steakhouses in the entire country.
Try out any steak, and you just might agree. The NY Strip is a good choice for newbies, with 14 ounces of tender meat that just melts in your mouth. With the garlic and chilies, it’s a fine dinner.
Marble Room Steaks and Raw Bar at 623 Euclid Ave
The restaurant is in an old building that was put up way back in 1893, but it was mostly a bank throughout its history. It only became a restaurant in 2017, and it immediately established a terrific reputation. In fact, it received the Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoon Award 2021 for the Best Fine Dining Restaurant.
You can start with some oysters and sushi here, and maybe some French onion soup and the Caesar salad. then with it comes to the steaks, you have lots of terrific options. If you’re in the mood to spend some money and you have a huge appetite, then you can go with the 42-ounce long bone tomahawk. The 40-ounce porterhouse will also sate your hunger.
If you want something that’s not too huge, then you can go with the 18-ounce dry-aged Delmonico. The 18-ounce bone-in rib steak is also a fine choice.
Cabin Club at 30651 Detroit Rd, Westlake
If you’re in the West Side area of the city, then you may as well get to the best steakhouse in the area. The atmosphere in this former private hunting lodge is decidedly casual, but the food and wine are all upscale.
You can start off your dinner with the flavorful raspberry barbecue shrimp, though you might want to try the Alaskan king crab and the Maine salmon as well. Then get the Bourbon Steak Diane with the scrumptious bourbon cream, and everything’s all right with the world.
Strip A Steak House at 36840 Detroit Rd, Avon
This is the lovechild of Chef Ron Larson, who’s a Cleveland native. He puts in new twists to classic midwestern dishes, so you just won’t get bored. You can try the tater tots stuffed with bacon and blue cheese, along with the ginger-glazed pork belly slices.
Then you can go with the steak cut of the day. Whatever that might be, it’ll always be good. But for your first visit, you should really go with the Boilermaker. This is a center-cut ribeye pan-blacked with Irish whiskey that you’ll really love!