The Best Steakhouse Restaurants in Nashville

Nashville has long been known as the epicenter of music in the United States, but it’s the burgeoning culinary scene that’s been garnering attention lately. There are countless eateries to enjoy, but the plethora of steak restaurants bodes extremely well for those seeking meat. But where should you go when you're craving the best steak? Millions of diners book with us each month, and among them are the ones you trust the most. You know, those people you turn to for last-minute recommendation for just about any occasion. That’s because they’re tastemakers and know what’s up when it comes to dining in Nashville. Here are their top steak recommendations in a perfect hit-list for you.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse, Capitol Grille - Hermitage Hotel - Nashville, The Palm Nashville
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:West End, Downtown
Party Size
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Date
Time
7:00 PM

Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
West End
6,412 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Neighborhood Gem

Back in 1934, chain restaurants and architecture based on trademarked culinary prowess were largely unheard of. This is likely why Jimmy Kelly’s — Nashville’s oldest steakhouse — opened in a Southern ...

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Capitol Grille - Hermitage Hotel - Nashville

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown
2,316 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Good for Birthdays

Located in the Hermitage Hotel, the Capitol Grille is the oldest Southern restaurant in the city. Serving guests since 1910, its focus revolves around creating authentic Nashville cuisine — often with...

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Special Occasion in Nashville
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The Palm Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
4,329 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries

Everyone from country music stars to NBA greats have dined in this Nashville steakhouse, but even if patrons show up when there’s not a celebrity in attendance, hundreds of caricatures of stars past a...

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Bob's Steak & Chop House - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,619 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

This eatery is across from the Music City Center and directly connected to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, but it’s the consistently great food that keeps the seats packed. The décor is as ...

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
West End
1,901 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date

Right on their website, this restaurant professes to have the best steak in Nashville. To be completely honest, they might just be right. The specialty cuts, such as the tomahawk ribeye and bone-in Ne...

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Romantic in Nashville

Old Hickory Steakhouse at Gaylord Opryland

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Nashville
2,809 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic

Located in the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center, this restaurant was given the “Old Hickory” moniker as a nod to President Andrew Jackson. The décor can be boiled down to one word: exquis...

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Scenic View in Nashville
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Oak Steakhouse - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,328 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

The first thing that pops in someone’s head when they hear “best steak in Nashville” probably isn’t charred octopus or artisanal cheese and meat. That will change with the Oak Steakhouse. A variety of...

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Steakhouse in Nashville

Morton's The Steakhouse - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Nashville
2,119 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays

Fancy linens, extravagant lighting, and luxury seating all make this steakhouse an undeniably fine dining experience. Of course, patrons can also wind down at the bar — colloquially and professionally...

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Notable Wine List in Nashville

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Nashville
4,850 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries

A complimentary valet sets the stage for an unparalleled steakhouse experience. The antique furnishings and décor — which include a great vintage barber chair and a shoeshine bench in the waiting area...

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Best Overall in Nashville

Del Frisco's Grille - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
The Gulch
1,675 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
  • Business Meals

After emerging from the Ring of Fire that is the Johnny Cash Museum, many people take note of the energetic bar scene at Del Frisco’s. Once they make their way inside, though, they’ll soon realize tha...

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Fleming's Steakhouse - Nashville

$$$$·Steak·
Nashville
1,512 reviews
  • Notable Wine List
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

The tablecloth and napkins are made from fine linen, and the wine display is so expansive that Jack Daniels would probably be intimidated. Add this to the wine glasses and dimly lit light fixtures, an...

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Char - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Nashville
1,400 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date

This expansive restaurant has giant maps of Nashville etched on its massive mirrors, and the contemporary lighting combined with unique seating come together to create an interior designer’s heavenly ...

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Great for Lunch in Nashville

Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville

$$$$·American·
Nashville
3,390 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

Those who care as much about ambiance as they do enjoying the best steak in Nashville will be pleasantly surprised at Sambuca Restaurant. Technically referred to as a “supper club,” this eatery featur...

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Hot Spot in Nashville

Valentino's Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
West End
1,308 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries

Known to have some of Nashville’s finest Italian food, Valentino’s also made a mark in the city’s steak scene. The Bucatina and Frutti di Mare pastas will take guests back to the old country, but the ...

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Best Overall in Nashville

Urban Grub

$$$$·Southern·
Nashville
3,904 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic

This eatery combines casual with fine dining, and being located in a renovated car wash, this seems like the appropriate combination. Stone fireplaces, rounded booths, and custom woodwork make the int...

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Southern in Nashville
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Deacon's New South

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
1,571 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic

The brass and copper details in this eatery snatch the 1950s building out of the past and thrust it directly into the world of art deco. The lighting features are unlike anything seen in other eaterie...

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