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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:STK – Denver, The Capital Grille - Denver, Ruth's Chris Steak House - Denver
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Downtown / LoDo
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

STK – Denver

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
2,162 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Hot Spot
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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 m...

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The Capital Grille - Denver

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
4,014 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Business Meals

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 employe...

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Denver

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
1,233 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion

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 exp...

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Romantic in Denver / Colorado

Guard & Grace

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
3,463 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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 h...

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Urban Farmer

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
1,217 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients

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 wi...

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Buckhorn Exchange

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Central
884 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic

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 e...

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Shanahan's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Tech Center / Greenwood Village
7,537 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic

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 lunc...

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ELWAY'S Downtown

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
3,678 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List

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 contempor...

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EDGE Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
2,512 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 Co...

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Quality Italian- Denver

$$$$·Italian·
Cherry Creek
1,849 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

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...

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Ocean Prime - Denver - Larimer Square

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown / LoDo
6,074 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

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...

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801 Chophouse - Denver

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Cherry Creek
1,665 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for a Date

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 mak...

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