Top 10 Steak Frites: Hobart
Where are the best Steak Frites in Hobart?
A few weeks ago we released a survey to the local Steak Frites lovers of Hobart to find the best in the City. Here are the peoples Top Ten!
Roaring Grill is a warm and modern restaurant that takes pride in its’ meat-heavy menu, focusing on steaks and other meat dishes. The beef is sourced from the Cape Grim region and the grass-fed Wagyu hails from Robbins Island. All steaks are aged for minimum of 30 days, marinated in the restaurants unique glaze and served with Tasmanian Champ potatoes. The wine list is mainly Australian, available by the glass or bottle.
Ball & Chain Grill
Ball & Chain Grill is a modern steakhouse, focused on traditional cooking methods. Located in an old sandstone warehouse, the restaurant has a huge sample of meat and steak, all cooked over a big charcoal fire. Steak is their speciality, each cut is carefully selected and aged. The menu offers some twists on the classics with the pepper steak and carpetbag steak, where a cut of your choice is stuffed with oyster meat. An extensive drinks menu is sure to compliment your steak of choice.
The Astor Grill
The Astor Grill is an award winning Hobart establishment, started in 1982. Little has changed since its opening, retaining classic formal decor and the great 9 strong steak menu offering variety. Astor uses fresh and locally sourced ingredients. The Steak Astor is the house speciality, a cape grim grass-fed eye-fillet, 220g, stuffed with stilton, and glazed in blue cheese sauce ($43.50). The wine menu is constantly changing but always excellent.
Rockwall Bar + Grill
Recently renovated and revitalised, Rockwall Bar + Grill is an elegant glass-enclosed restaurant with multiple dining spaces, each with its own feel and personality. The impressive grill menu has varied cuts served with frites, the veg of the day and your choice of sauce. The Barassi steak is the pride of the menu and Rockwall’s signature dish, an eye-fillet pocketed with blue cheese – named after the AFL legend Ron Barassi. Local Tasmanian wines feature heavily alongside European wines.
Frank is a modern and vibrant Argentinian restaurant with gorgeous waterfront views and a menu designed for sharing. The Etrana inside skirt steak to share is a standout of an excellent grill menu, served rare and smokey with traditional chimichurri sauce and salsa picante. The cocktails are excellent and the wine list has plenty of variety between Australian and South American brands.
Landscape Restaurant and Grill
The first in-house restaurant of the five-star Henry Jones Art Hotel deserves to be visited by hotel guests and non-guests alike. The sleek restaurant prides itself on serving sleek, elegant classics, with a well curated wine list and expert sommelier on hand. The steaks are cooked over an Asado Grill and served with delicious duck-fat roasted frites. Between the delicious food and excellently recommended wine it is a very well rounded dining experience.
Franklin is a star of the Hobart dining scene, set in modern, warm, industrial space with an open wood-fire kitchen. The menu is interesting and unique, and the wood roasted Cape Grim beef served with walnut and smoked fat dressing is a standout. An international wine list complements the delicious food and chic setting perfectly.
The Ettie’s establishment is one of understated glamour. There are four main areas of the bar, dining room, lounge courtyard, all styled slightly differently but all with the same raw elegance. The Steak Frites is a delicious 250g dry-aged porterhouse ($36) served with simplicity and class. Local and international wines by the glass or bottle are carefully picked.
Beef and Seafood Grill
Beef and Seafood Grill is the perfect restaurant for a more casual and friendly setting that serves great steak. Known for its fresh ingredients and Cape Grim steak ranging from the affordable Hanger Steak ($28) to the more decadent 450g Scotch Fillet and 500g House Smoked Rib Eye (both $48). A decent wine line rounds out the dining perfectly.
Aloft is a beautiful and diverse space, where you can enjoy your meal overlooking the stunning waterfront or at the bar observing the busy kitchen. The menu is focused on modern Australian dishes with Asian influences. The Cape Grim beef ($37) is delicious, seared to perfection with fresh sides. The Asian inspired food is paired beautifully with local wines.