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Steaks at Doris Metropolitan
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11 Essential New Orleans Steakhouses

From ribeyes to porterhouse to skirt

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New Orleans steakhouses range from traditionally American to what is considered a more local-style steakhouse, which excel in the execution of classic French sauces like the Bordelaise, made with garlic, shallots, butter, olive oil, and parsley, that top the beef. From old-school operations like Charlie’s and Crescent City Steaks to newer spots like Brasa Churrasqueria and Doris Metroplitan, the Big Easy has your steak needs covered.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Brasa Churrasqueria

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2037 Metairie Rd
Metairie, LA 70005
(504) 570-6338
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Chef and restaurateur Edgar Caro opened his excellent Brazilian steakhouse two years ago, his third restaurant in the New Orleans area. The Cartagena-born Caro churns out Latin American steak cuts like entraña and picanha, or sirloin cap (also known as culotte); chimichurri; filet mignon; aged steaks; whole fish; rotisserie chicken; short rib mac and cheese, grilled skewers of meat and seafood; soups and salads.

Brasa Churrasceria Brasa Churrasceria/Official Photo

2. Charlie's Steak House

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4510 Dryades St
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 895-9323
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This 1930s-era, working class steakhouse in the Milan neighborhood isn’t fancy in the world of modern steakhouses. There has never been a printed menu, as the only dishes coming out of the kitchen are steaks and sides, of which favorites include onion rings, creamed spinach, and potato gratin.

Brick exterior of restaurant with brown door and Charlie’s Steak House sign
Charlie’s Steakhouse
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3. Crescent City Steak House

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1001 N Broad St
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 821-3271
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Locally owned, famous for aged steaks sizzling with butter and seven different potato side dishes, Crescent City Steaks is a true New Orleans experience. The Mid City eatery is one of the oldest on the map, opened in 1934. Throwback private curtain booths, private rooms, and the option to rent it out entirely make it a neighborhood event destination.

 Crescent City Steakhouse
Crescent City Steakhouse
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4. Mr. John's Steakhouse

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2111 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 679-7697
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This lovely Italian steakhouse with an old school feel and attentive service has been around for more than 20 years, and the atmosphere and approach embraces that history. Stick to classic cuts served medium rare, au gratin vegetables, twice baked potatoes, and the perfectly-browned French onion soup.

Exterior of restaurant on St. Charles Avenue with red awning and white and black Mr. John’s Steakhouse sign
Mr. John’s Steakhouse
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5. Desi Vega's Steakhouse

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628 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 523-7600
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Desi Vega’s namesake steakhouse opened in CBD hotel The Lafayette Hotel six years ago, and it continues to serve some of the best steak in the city. Like Mr. John’s, where Vega is also a partner, the lineup is classic, the service is solid, and there’s an unexpected pina colada ice cream to finish off your meal.

8oz of beef, lobster knuckle claw meat, roasted fingerling potatoes and corn, Romesco and sherry cream sauce
8oz of beef, lobster knuckle claw meat, roasted fingerling potatoes and corn, Romesco and sherry cream sauce
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6. Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak

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215 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 335-3932
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With chef Phillip Lopez now at the reins at Galatoire’s and its more casual spin-off, Galatoire’s 33 Steak, rest assured this beef destination is better than ever in its six years. Expect atypical steakhouse sides and accompaniments as well as steak tartare, gorgeous potato pave, and seafood cooked with as much attention as the steak.

14 oz Bone-in Filet with potato pave, roasted shishito peppers and peach bordelaise on a white plate
14 oz filet with potato pave, roasted shishito peppers and peach bordelaise at Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak
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7. Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse

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716 Iberville St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-2467
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Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, one of the first in town to focus on grass-fed and local cuts, is a true New Orleans style steakhouse, meaning it specializes in French sauces and Gulf seafood in addition to steak. The local beef board includes is always an excellent option, as is the sweet potato doberge cake for dessert.

Two different local cuts of beef on a wood board with roasted cherry tomatoes and garlic
Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse local beef board with two different local cuts
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8. Chophouse New Orleans

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322 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 522-7902
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Chophouse has long been at the top of the steakhouse list for New Orleanians, and for good reason. The old school meat palace serves slabs of gorgeous beef aged 28 days to tender perfection, served Pittsburgh-style with a charred crust sealing all the juices within. The onion rings are a must-try.

9. La Boca

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870 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-8205
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La Boca is a festive Argentinian steakhouse in the Warehouse District opened by chef Adolfo Garcia and partner Jared Rolls. The skirt steak, skin on or off, is a favorite, as well as the entraña con piel.

A restaurant sign featuring the lit-up outline of a bull’s head on the side of a corner building
La Boca
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10. Ruth's Chris Steak House

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525 Fulton St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 587-7099
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More than 40 years ago, Ruth Fertel, a divorced mother of two, mortgaged her home for $22,000 to buy a 60-seat restaurant in New Orleans named Chris Steak House. When she relocated the chophouse, she renamed the restaurant Ruth’s Chris Steak House and ran it herself, doing everything from cutting meat to greeting politicos and celebrities. Ruth’s Chris still make the steaks the way she insisted, sizzling and perfect.

11. Doris Metropolitan New Orleans

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620 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 267-3500
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Doris Metropolitan is known for its glass case of dry-aged meat and Israeli influence, which chef Shachar Kurgan’s perfects from his state-of-the-art kitchen visible from the horseshoe shaped bar. Expect excellent, mouth-watering meat; the butcher’s cut in particular, and carpaccio, fresh vegetable sides and starters done to perfection, and a martini list to indulge in.

Steaks at Doris Metropolitan
Steaks at Doris Metropolitan
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1. Brasa Churrasqueria

2037 Metairie Rd, Metairie, LA 70005
Brasa Churrasceria Brasa Churrasceria/Official Photo

Chef and restaurateur Edgar Caro opened his excellent Brazilian steakhouse two years ago, his third restaurant in the New Orleans area. The Cartagena-born Caro churns out Latin American steak cuts like entraña and picanha, or sirloin cap (also known as culotte); chimichurri; filet mignon; aged steaks; whole fish; rotisserie chicken; short rib mac and cheese, grilled skewers of meat and seafood; soups and salads.

2037 Metairie Rd
Metairie, LA 70005

2. Charlie's Steak House

4510 Dryades St, New Orleans, LA 70115
Brick exterior of restaurant with brown door and Charlie’s Steak House sign
Charlie’s Steakhouse
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

This 1930s-era, working class steakhouse in the Milan neighborhood isn’t fancy in the world of modern steakhouses. There has never been a printed menu, as the only dishes coming out of the kitchen are steaks and sides, of which favorites include onion rings, creamed spinach, and potato gratin.

4510 Dryades St
New Orleans, LA 70115

3. Crescent City Steak House

1001 N Broad St, New Orleans, LA 70119
 Crescent City Steakhouse
Crescent City Steakhouse
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

Locally owned, famous for aged steaks sizzling with butter and seven different potato side dishes, Crescent City Steaks is a true New Orleans experience. The Mid City eatery is one of the oldest on the map, opened in 1934. Throwback private curtain booths, private rooms, and the option to rent it out entirely make it a neighborhood event destination.

1001 N Broad St
New Orleans, LA 70119

4. Mr. John's Steakhouse

2111 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
Exterior of restaurant on St. Charles Avenue with red awning and white and black Mr. John’s Steakhouse sign
Mr. John’s Steakhouse
Mr. John’s Steakhouse/Facebook

This lovely Italian steakhouse with an old school feel and attentive service has been around for more than 20 years, and the atmosphere and approach embraces that history. Stick to classic cuts served medium rare, au gratin vegetables, twice baked potatoes, and the perfectly-browned French onion soup.

2111 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

5. Desi Vega's Steakhouse

628 St Charles Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
8oz of beef, lobster knuckle claw meat, roasted fingerling potatoes and corn, Romesco and sherry cream sauce
8oz of beef, lobster knuckle claw meat, roasted fingerling potatoes and corn, Romesco and sherry cream sauce
Desi Vega’s Steakhouse/Facebook

Desi Vega’s namesake steakhouse opened in CBD hotel The Lafayette Hotel six years ago, and it continues to serve some of the best steak in the city. Like Mr. John’s, where Vega is also a partner, the lineup is classic, the service is solid, and there’s an unexpected pina colada ice cream to finish off your meal.

628 St Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70130

6. Galatoire's 33 Bar & Steak

215 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70112
14 oz Bone-in Filet with potato pave, roasted shishito peppers and peach bordelaise on a white plate
14 oz filet with potato pave, roasted shishito peppers and peach bordelaise at Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak
Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak/Facebook

With chef Phillip Lopez now at the reins at Galatoire’s and its more casual spin-off, Galatoire’s 33 Steak, rest assured this beef destination is better than ever in its six years. Expect atypical steakhouse sides and accompaniments as well as steak tartare, gorgeous potato pave, and seafood cooked with as much attention as the steak.

215 Bourbon St
New Orleans, LA 70112

7. Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse

716 Iberville St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Two different local cuts of beef on a wood board with roasted cherry tomatoes and garlic
Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse local beef board with two different local cuts
Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse/Facebook

Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse, one of the first in town to focus on grass-fed and local cuts, is a true New Orleans style steakhouse, meaning it specializes in French sauces and Gulf seafood in addition to steak. The local beef board includes is always an excellent option, as is the sweet potato doberge cake for dessert.

716 Iberville St
New Orleans, LA 70130

8. Chophouse New Orleans

322 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Chophouse has long been at the top of the steakhouse list for New Orleanians, and for good reason. The old school meat palace serves slabs of gorgeous beef aged 28 days to tender perfection, served Pittsburgh-style with a charred crust sealing all the juices within. The onion rings are a must-try.

322 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130

9. La Boca

870 Tchoupitoulas St, New Orleans, LA 70130
A restaurant sign featuring the lit-up outline of a bull’s head on the side of a corner building
La Boca
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

La Boca is a festive Argentinian steakhouse in the Warehouse District opened by chef Adolfo Garcia and partner Jared Rolls. The skirt steak, skin on or off, is a favorite, as well as the entraña con piel.

870 Tchoupitoulas St
New Orleans, LA 70130

10. Ruth's Chris Steak House

525 Fulton St, New Orleans, LA 70130

More than 40 years ago, Ruth Fertel, a divorced mother of two, mortgaged her home for $22,000 to buy a 60-seat restaurant in New Orleans named Chris Steak House. When she relocated the chophouse, she renamed the restaurant Ruth’s Chris Steak House and ran it herself, doing everything from cutting meat to greeting politicos and celebrities. Ruth’s Chris still make the steaks the way she insisted, sizzling and perfect.

525 Fulton St
New Orleans, LA 70130

11. Doris Metropolitan New Orleans

620 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
Steaks at Doris Metropolitan
Steaks at Doris Metropolitan
Josh Brasted/Eater NOLA

Doris Metropolitan is known for its glass case of dry-aged meat and Israeli influence, which chef Shachar Kurgan’s perfects from his state-of-the-art kitchen visible from the horseshoe shaped bar. Expect excellent, mouth-watering meat; the butcher’s cut in particular, and carpaccio, fresh vegetable sides and starters done to perfection, and a martini list to indulge in.

620 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130

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