The Best Steakhouse Restaurants in New Orleans

The OpenTable Team

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.

Restaurants:Andy's Bistro, Brasa Churrasqueria, Buddies Bar and Grill
Price Range:$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Metairie, Hammond

Andy's Bistro

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Metairie
679 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
Fine dining and formal clothes are fun, but sometimes the occasion calls for a more casual atmosphere. Andy’s Bistro delivers in grand fashion. Start by sampling the quintessentialRead more
97% recommended
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Brasa Churrasqueria

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Metairie
481 reviews
  • Romantic
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
Brasa chef and owner, Edgar Caro, didn’t leave his Colombian heritage behind when he came to New Orleans. Every dish he serves combines South American flavors with the local ingredRead more
88% recommended
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Buddies Bar and Grill

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Hammond
55 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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’Read more
100% recommended
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Chophouse New Orleans – Prime Steaks

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Central Business District
2,670 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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 fiRead more
92% recommended
Steakhouse in New Orleans / Louisiana

Crescent City Steak House

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Mid-City / City Park
741 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
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 briRead more
93% recommended
Steakhouse in New Orleans / Louisiana

Desi Vega's

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Warehouse District
1,573 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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 SRead more
98% recommended
Best Overall in New Orleans / Louisiana
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Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
French Quarter
4,147 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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, thRead more
Special Occasion in New Orleans / Louisiana

Fleming's Steakhouse - Metairie

$$$$·Steak·
Metairie
567 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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 celebrateRead more
92% recommended
Special Occasion in New Orleans / Louisiana

Fogo de Chao - New Orleans

$$$$·Brazilian Steakhouse·
French Quarter
1,351 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Good for a Date
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 seRead more
88% recommended
Romantic in New Orleans / Louisiana

Galatoire's 33 Bar and Steak

$$$$·Steakhouse·
French Quarter
806 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies
When the occasion calls for great food and an upscale ambiance, but guests prefer a bar-style vibe to traditional fine dining, Galatoire's 33 Bar and Steak fits the bill. Large winRead more
88% recommended
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Gallagher's Grill

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Covington
780 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
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 isRead more
98% recommended
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Keith Young's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Madisonville
780 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
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 andRead more
99% recommended
Best Overall in New Orleans / Louisiana
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La Boca Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Warehouse District
2,003 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
La Boca brings Argentine-style cuisine to New Orleans, offering guests an entirely new way to enjoy steak. The entire staff, from chef to sommelier, knows beef — Argentina’s nationRead more
100% recommended
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Morton's The Steakhouse - New Orleans

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Central Business District
1,375 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Its Canal Street location makes Morton's a perfect choice for dinner before checking out the nightlife. Though this restaurant isn’t the only Morton’s in the country, it is set apaRead more
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Mr. John's Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Garden District
2,178 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
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 coRead more
97% recommended
Best Overall in New Orleans / Louisiana

The Steakhouse - Harrah's New Orleans

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Central Business District
1,429 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
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. FortunateRead more
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The Rib Room at the Omni Royal Orleans

$$$$·Steakhouse·
French Quarter
1,200 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
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 inRead more
82% recommended
Steakhouse in New Orleans

Ruth's Chris Steak House - Metairie

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Metairie
1,091 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
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 mRead more
97% recommended
Romantic in New Orleans / Louisiana

Ruth's Chris Steak House - New Orleans

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Central Business District
1,857 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
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 SRead more
88% recommended
Steakhouse in New Orleans / Louisiana

N'Tini's

$$$$·Steak·
Mandeville
250 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem
When it comes to range, no one does it better than N'Tini's. The bar is lively, but families can still have fun with children in the dining room. New Orleans’ most sacred culinary Read more
89% recommended
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