The Best Steakhouse Restaurants in Denver

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:The Palm Denver, STK – Denver, The Capital Grille - Denver
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Downtown / LoDo

The Palm Denver

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
2,211 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Any restaurant operating in Denver for nearly a century has seen plenty of change. And while the huge mural of rugged cowboys with high-rise buildings in the background portrays thRead more
89% recommended
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STK – Denver

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
1,279 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Hot Spot
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 aRead more
Hot Spot in Denver

The Capital Grille - Denver

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
3,745 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 sRead more
95% recommended
Steakhouse in Denver / Colorado

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Denver

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
1,066 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 requiRead more
81% recommended
Notable Wine List in Denver

Guard & Grace

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
2,556 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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. ThisRead more
94% recommended
Steakhouse in Denver / Colorado
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LoHi Steakbar

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Highlands
742 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
This hyperlocal eatery is chef-owned and works with community artisans in creating its made-from-scratch offerings. The seating and décor manage to pull off a contemporary feel whiRead more
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Bastien's Restaurant

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Uptown
464 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
The rustic sign outside of this eatery gives off a vibe that’s more “1950’s roadside diner” than “upscale steakhouse.” This didn’t stop Denver citizens from voting it Best SteakhouRead more
100% recommended
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Urban Farmer

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
877 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
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 theRead more
93% recommended
Healthy in Denver
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Buckhorn Exchange

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Central
696 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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 Read more
87% recommended
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Shanahan's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Tech Center / Greenwood Village
6,871 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 enjoyRead more
95% recommended
Steakhouse in Denver / Colorado

ELWAY'S Downtown

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
3,573 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 selectioRead more
91% recommended
Steakhouse in Denver
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Morton's The Steakhouse - Denver

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
1,626 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Business Meals
  • Good for a Date
Industry publications and organizations ranging from Wine Spectator to Restaurant News have given accolades to this eatery. It all started when Playboy Club employees decided they’Read more
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EDGE Restaurant & Bar

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
2,316 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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 fRead more
94% recommended
Romantic in Denver
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Denver Chophouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
4,313 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
This falls into the category of eateries that are always mentioned when discussing Denver’s booming culinary scene: restaurants that brew their own ales on-site. Located in a histoRead more
93% recommended
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Quality Italian- Denver

$$$$·Italian·
Cherry Creek
1,467 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
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 moRead more
86% recommended
Italian in Denver / Colorado

Ocean Prime - Denver - Larimer Square

$$$$·Seafood·
Downtown / LoDo
5,415 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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. Read more
93% recommended
Seafood in Denver / Colorado

801 Chophouse - Denver

$$$$·Steak·
Cherry Creek
1,264 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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-spoRead more
94% recommended
Steak in Denver / Colorado

Columbine Steak House & Lounge

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Lakewood
Those looking for a delicious steak without having to dress up fancy have flocked to this diner for over half a century. The food is simple. So simple, in fact, that local diners hRead more
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Fogo De Chao

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown / LoDo
The salad bar is expansive enough to bring vegans and vegetarians from miles around, but everyone knows this place is about the steak. There are all-you-can-eat options and meats aRead more
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Mickey's Top Sirloin

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Thornton
Mickey’s has a simple interior that one would expect to see at a burger joint or Mexican restaurant. Interestingly enough, it has both of these options, along with Italian offeringRead more
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