The Best Steakhouse Restaurants in New Orleans

Some cities are known for music or festivals. Others are celebrated for architecture or food culture. New Orleans is one of the lucky few that can boast traditions in all of these areas. Every year, millions of visitors flood the Big Easy to enjoy Mardi Gras celebrations. Millions more make the trip to walk the French Quarter, take in the Bourbon Street nightlife, or taste the gumbo and po’ boys that set this city apart. The Big Easy is a food paradise with a long history of unique flavor combinations, especially for steak. But where are the smartest, savviest diners in NOLA eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We’ve culled the data to find the best steak restaurants among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Here's where to go when looking for steak in New Orleans.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Buddies Bar and Grill, Chophouse New Orleans – Prime Steaks, Crescent City Steak House
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Hammond, Central Business District, Mid-City / City Park
Party Size
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Time
7:00 PM

Buddies Bar and Grill

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Hammond
80 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries

Chef Michael Liuzza brings a special flair to the menu at Buddies Bar and Grill. While honoring New Orleans traditions, he simultaneously creates new flavor combinations. The Chef’s Cut Liuzza is not ...

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Chophouse New Orleans – Prime Steaks

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Central Business District
3,194 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

The lively, bustling atmosphere of Chophouse - New Orleans makes it a perfect spot to enjoy the highest quality beef available. Chophouse only serves USDA grade prime, and every filet is barrel cut. D...

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Steakhouse in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Crescent City Steak House

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Mid-City / City Park
946 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries

Succulent steaks aren’t the only reason diners return to Crescent City Steak House again and again. The atmosphere is what makes this hidden gem unique. The family-owned eatery brings back the old-sch...

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Desi Vega's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Warehouse District
1,872 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

Desi Vega knows steak. He has trained with some of the best, and his resume features stints at Emeril’s, Ruth’s Chris, and Commander’s Palace. When he decided to open Desi Vega’s Steakhouse in 2013, h...

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Best Food in New Orleans / Louisiana

Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
French Quarter
4,455 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Notable Wine List

Few steakhouses have achieved the kind of loyalty shown by diners at Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse. Perhaps this is because local flavor shines through in every dish. For example, the house filet is ser...

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Fleming's Steakhouse - Metairie

$$$$·Steak·
Metairie
661 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for Anniversaries

Diners go to Fleming’s for the perfectly cooked and seasoned steaks, but they return for the extra touches that make every experience one of a kind. Special occasions are celebrated by staff, and some...

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Romantic in New Orleans / Louisiana

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
French Quarter
1,620 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Birthdays

The central Canal Street location is just one reason that guests make it a point to visit Fogo de Chao. After a busy day on Bourbon Street or wandering the French Quarter, meats served in the traditio...

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Good for Groups in New Orleans / Louisiana

Gallagher's Grill

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Covington
824 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries

It’s no secret that Gallagher's Grill is one of the best steak houses in New Orleans. Some even go so far as to say it is one of the best steak houses in the country. Every bite is infused with local ...

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Steakhouse in New Orleans / Louisiana

Keith Young's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Madisonville
1,031 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

Locals love the shrimp remoulade and oyster Bienville at Keith Young's Steakhouse, because both capture the essence of traditional Louisiana cuisine. However, it is the quality and selection of steaks...

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Best Overall in New Orleans / Louisiana

Mr. John's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Garden District
2,429 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries

Mr. John’s Steakhouse enjoys a stellar reputation for consistently presenting diners with what many consider to be the best steak in New Orleans. Chefs never cut corners when it comes to painstakingly...

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Steakhouse in New Orleans / Louisiana

The Steakhouse - Harrah's New Orleans

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Central Business District
1,588 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion

Executive Chef Chris Lusk knows that his guests have high expectations. They want the best cuts of meat, cooked to perfection, with flavors that are uniquely New Orleans. Fortunately, years of success...

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The Rib Room at the Omni Royal Orleans

$$$$·Steakhouse·
French Quarter
1,343 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion

Connoisseurs of fine dining are often found at The Rib Room, along with political leaders, visiting entertainers, and some of the most celebrated artists in the country. Located in the heart of the Fr...

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Metairie

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Metairie
1,303 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date

Patrons call Ruth's Chris Steak House – Metairie “exceptional,” because the entire experience is much more than a meal. Of course, the steaks are second-to-none, and a variety of menu items feature Ne...

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Most Booked in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Ruth's Chris Steak House - New Orleans

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Central Business District
2,145 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic

There might be more than one Ruth’s Chris in the country, but General Manager Sean Rixner and Executive Chef Vernell Gibson have made it their mission to ensure that Ruth's Chris Steak House - New Orl...

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Steakhouse in New Orleans / Louisiana
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