The Best Steakhouse Restaurants in Nashville

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse, Capitol Grille - Hermitage Hotel - Nashville, The Palm Nashville
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse, Southern
Neighborhoods:West End, Downtown

Jimmy Kelly's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
West End
5,335 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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 — oRead more
91% recommended
Most Booked in Nashville

Capitol Grille - Hermitage Hotel - Nashville

$$$$·Southern·
Downtown
2,245 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 Read more
89% recommended
Southern in Nashville

The Palm Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
4,143 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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 caricatRead more
90% recommended
Special Occasion in Nashville

Bob's Steak & Chop House - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,277 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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 packRead more
91% recommended
Steakhouse in Nashville

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
West End
1,665 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • 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 rRead more
81% recommended
Special Occasion in Nashville

Old Hickory Steakhouse at Gaylord Opryland

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Nashville
2,222 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 downRead more
93% recommended
Romantic in Nashville
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Oak Steakhouse - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
1,688 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 SteaRead more
94% recommended
Best Service in Nashville

Bourbon Steak by Michael Mina

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
975 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
Guests in this new steakhouse are treated to a view of the city from the 34th floor of the JW Marriott Hotel. And while some may worry about the quality of a brand-new eatery, haviRead more
97% recommended
Best Ambiance in Nashville

Morton's The Steakhouse - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Nashville
1,926 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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 — colloquiallRead more
Special Occasion in Nashville

Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Nashville
3,765 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
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 benchRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Nashville

Del Frisco's Grille - Nashville

$$$$·American·
The Gulch
1,211 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • 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, theyRead more
85% recommended

Fleming's Steakhouse - Nashville

$$$$·Steak·
Nashville
1,490 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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 liRead more
93% recommended
Best Service in Nashville

Char - Nashville

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Nashville
911 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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 Read more
96% recommended
Steakhouse in Nashville

Rodizio Grill The Brazilian Steak House

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
Downtown
2,750 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date
Located in the Entertainment District and boasted as the only authentic Brazilian steakhouse in the city, Rodizio Grill holds a special place in Nashville’s heart. One impressive sRead more
89% recommended
Good for Groups in Nashville
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Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville

$$$$·American·
Nashville
3,068 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,Read more
94% recommended
Vibrant Bar Scene in Nashville

Valentino's Ristorante

$$$$·Italian·
West End
1,026 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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 oRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in Nashville

Urban Grub

$$$$·Southern·
Nashville
3,657 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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 wRead more
95% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Nashville

Deacon's New South

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Downtown
1,123 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 sRead more
93% recommended
Notable Wine List in Nashville

The Southern

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Nashville
4,531 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Hot Spot
  • Good for Groups
The stone slabs lining the covered patio dining area combined with the intricate door designs make this eatery’s exterior overtly appealing. This impressiveness is continued on theRead more
93% recommended
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Stoney River Steakhouse and Grill - West End

$$$$·Steakhouse·
West End
1,940 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Groups
The boutique wine list and local brews ensure there’s a little something for everyone at the Stoney River Steakhouse. Of course, even those who would rather enjoy sweet tea will fiRead more
94% recommended
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