Get ready to cut your way through the best steak restaurants and steakhouses around Melbourne!
From the rarest cuts to the juiciest meats, there’s little you can find on a menu that’s more indulgent than a good old-fashioned steak. And, to help you find the best steak around town, we’ve searched the corners of the city to find the best steak restaurants and steakhouses in Melbourne.
Side of greens, a bowl of chips or a pick from a wine cellar, anything is possible at one of these 10 best steak restaurants in Melbourne of 2021:
Rockpool Bar & Grill
The Melbourne extension of Rockpool, with a sleek, modern interior, keeps the excellent food and service of the Sydney flagship continuing to go above and beyond. The focal point of the restaurant is the fiery grill kitchen, the meat locker on full display and the photos of cattle decorating the walls – lets you know this is, first and foremost, a proud steak restaurant in the heart of Melbourne. The floor-to-ceiling wine rack holds an impressive range, and with 10 steaks and 15 sides to choose from, there is something for everyone at Rockpool Bar & Grill.
Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel
After several name changes and renovations over the years, the Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel has since been transformed to so much more than a pub. There is the more casual sun-drenched conservatory eating area or the formal dining space where the hotel really shines. The menu is a blend of French and modern Australian cuisine, served in a stylish dining room, managed by well-informed staff. The meat is grilled over a red gum firewood barbeque, and the four variations of steak are served with flavour specific sides. Be sure to stick around for the Sticky Date & Walnut Pudding ($16) that is served with whiskey sauce and vanilla ice cream.
La Luna Bistro
La Luna Bistro serves excellently executed steaks in a classic, laid back setting. One of the best steak restaurants in Melbourne, here meat is the focus of the menu, exemplified by the chalkboard art of animals and their best cuts that line the walls. The menu boasts six beef cuts, all grass-fed and dry-aged for 60 days that can be accompanied by your choice of six sides and a glass of wine or two.
Garçon Paris Steakhouse
This French steakhouse in the heart of Melbourne is undoubtedly the coolest in the city, if not Australia. The decor, food and ambience are inspired by Paris in the 1980s – something Garçon pulls off all too well. The signature dish of steak and bottomless frites are served with Cafe de Paris Butter and a side salad. The indoor-outdoor seating, distinctive neon sign, retro aesthetic and delicious food makes Garçon Paris Steakhouse stand out in a city renowned for its dining scene.
You can’t go wrong with a set menu of a single dish: steak and frites. The frites are never ending and the steak is a grilled, pasture-fed Cape Grim (250g) Angus Porterhouse. Entrecôte is based on the French values of serving simple, delicious food until late – all in a paired-back and elegant setting. With a cocktail-filled happy hour, bottles of French and Australian wines ready to crack open, as well as a varied French menu, everyone will leave Entrecôte satisfied. Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and drinks, Entrecôte should be your next go-to.
Capturing the best of Argentinian culture and cuisine, San Telmo loves its steak. Designed to share, this Melbourne steakhouse’s menu focuses on a wide array of meat and sides with distinctive South American flair. The bar and restaurant centre around a flame grill and a three-metre-long custom charcoal parilla grill. The restaurant is authentic and inviting, decorated with cowhides, vintage doors and posters.
Steer Dining Room
Steer is a modern New York-style steakhouse with Japanese and South-East-Asian influences. Steak is the star of the menu with a choice of 18 different angus and wagyu grass- and grain-fed cuts. Plus, to top it all off, Steer Dining Room also features a decent wine list as well as delectable cocktails shaken up from the bar. Sleek, spacious and scrumptious.
L’Hotel Gitan is a high-end gastro-pub with a simple and appealing French-based menu, with seven different steaks to choose from. The iconic pub, with its art deco bones, is the perfect venue for the style of food. There are a range of seating options, including a bistro setting, outdoor tables and a casual bar set up for walk-ins. The wine list features both local and European varieties, with plenty of beer and cider on tap.
Becco is all about classic Italian comfort food, no twists or reinventions necessary. Taking the title as one of the best steak restaurants in Melbourne, Becco features warm lighting, white tablecloths and sturdy furniture, giving this restaurant an old school charm. Featuring just one steak cut on the menu, the Rare Shorthorn Porterhouse 250gm ($42), Becco is still bound to tantalise your tastebuds. If you’re not up for steak, we’d recommend the Bottone ($29) with pumpkin, sage, pine nuts and brown butter. Be sure to stick around for desserts too.
Florentino Grill is a fast paced, sophisticated, yet laid back Tuscan-influenced restaurant specialising in angus and wagyu bistecca-style steak. This Melbourne steakhouse features an open-style kitchen where you can watch your steak be prepared – bringing meat into the forefront of your dining experience. A strong selection of antipasti and wines round out this steak experience. When you’re finished, head to the Cellar Bar for a coffee, pastry or some more antipasti. The choice is yours…
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