Food & Drink

Best Steakhouses In Seattle

December 8, 2010 2:52 PM

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It seems like a pretty straightforward concept: take a slab of well-marbled beef, apply heat, and voila, a delicious steak. So why is it some places do it so much better than everyone else? Of course, they apply their tricks of the trade: aging, seasoning, special ovens and so forth. Whatever their secrets are, our list of the best steakhouses in Seattle includes Jak’s Grill, Metropolitan Grill and El Gaucho.

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Jak’s Grill

Multiple locations. Check their website for details.

Jak’s is a relatively recent entrant in the steakhouse scene (most of the “Old Boy” chains have roots that go way back). But this local trio of restaurants launched in 1996. There’s no reservations, which means it can be a wait – they say the no reservation policy helps them stay focused on their local community. The prime grade,corn fed Nebrask beef is dry or wet aged for at least 28 days. Salad, vegetable and choice of potato are all included in the price of your steak. That means huge portions which most people agree justify the price.

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Metropolitan Grill

820 Second Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

An old, clubby stalwart, “The Met” serves up prime grade beef after searing it over mesquite charcoal. They’ve gone out of their to retain an old-world feel, from their tuxedoed Maitre’ D’s to the warm wood paneling. Service is impeccable and attentive. If you’re looking for a classic steakhouse experience, The Met won’t disappoint.

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El Gaucho

2505 First Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

Enjoy the ambience and live piano playing or jazz at these upscale, swanky throwbacks to a bygone era. If that’s too tame for you, you can also enjoy adult-themed entertainment: how about some burlesque with your steak? It’s possible at El Gaucho. Regardless of whatever tassles may be twirling elsewhere, it’s the steak that will steal the show and keeps the patrons packing the place.

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