Colorado’s Best Steakhouses

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It’s Stock Show time in Colorado, and beef is on everyone’s mind. So when you ask “Where’s the beef?” we have the answer. Here is our lineup of some of Colorado’s best steakhouses:

Bastien’s
A local’s favorite for more than 50 years, Bastien’s is home to the sugar steak, a signature staple that is dusted lightly with sugar and grilled to caramelized perfection. A unique atmosphere for a truly unique and delicious dining experience.

3503 E. Colfax Ave., Denver
303.322.0363
bastiensrestaurant.com

Buckhorn Exchange
This historic establishment was founded in 1893 and boasts Colorado’s Number One liquor license. Founded by Henry H. “Shorty Scout” Zietz, one of the Old West’s most colorful figures, the place is a not-to-be-missed institution.

1000 Osage Street, Denver
303.534.9505
buckhorn.com

Capital Grille
A gathering place for power brokers and the rich and famous, The Capital Grille is much more than a great steak, with a 5,000-bottle wine list, art deco ambience and beautiful mahogany furnishings.

1450 Larimer Street, Denver
303.539.2500
thecapitalgrille.com/Denver-co

Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House
Truly a classic American steakhouse, Del Frisco’s specializes in aged USDA Prime Beef, hand-cut steak, chops and fresh seafood. The atmosphere is everything you’d expect from a great steak place, and the hand-shaken martinis are an extra bonus.

8100 E. Orchard Rd.
303.796.0100
delfriscos.com/Denver

Del Frisco’s Grille
Del Frisco’s Grille is Denver’s hippest new destination in the heart of Cherry Creek North. While not a traditional steakhouse, the beef is signature Del Frisco’s, and the cheesesteak egg rolls are a don’t miss. The ambience is gorgeous, chic and exciting.

100 St. Paul St.
303.320.8529
delfriscosgrille.com/cherry-creek

The Denver ChopHouse & Brewery
Nestled in the historic Union Pacific Building adjacent to Coors Field, this fun venue features a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and great food. Handcrafted Ales are brewed onsite, along with small batch bourbons.

1735 19th Street
303.296.0800
denverchophouse.com

Eddie Merlot’s
Founded by a man who loves a great steak and a great glass of wine, Eddie Merlot’s is a welcome addition to southeast Denver. A recent revamp of the menu challenged the chef to find a new steak that ranked high in the “WOW” factor, and led to a 20-oz. Wagyu bone-in New York Strip that heralds from Greg Norman Australian Prime. The steak is buttery and tender, and the marbling head-and-shoulders above many other varieties. Paired with a phenomenal wine from the extensive wine list, this is guaranteed to “WOW” diners.

10110 E. Dry Creek Rd.
720.744.2622
eddiemerlots.com

EDGE Restaurant & Bar
Executive chef Simon Purvis is a master at serving up delicious cuts of beef garnered from a local Colorado ranch. EDGE is the city’s only restaurant serving a dry-aged Kansas City strip, cooked on a wood-burning grill.

1111 14th St. in The Four Seasons
303.389.3343
edgerestaurantdenver.com

Elway’s
Denver Broncos legend John Elway and longtime friend Tim Schmidt teamed to open this wildly popular restaurant which since Day One has attracted a fun, high-profile mix of movers and shakers. The food is top-notch and the bartenders know their craft.

Locations in Denver, Vail and DIA
303.399.5353
Elways.com

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
Founded in 1998 in Newport Beach, Calif., Fleming’s opened with a vision to create a unique steakhouse experience with an emphasis on generous hospitality, inviting atmosphere and the very fine aged USDA Prime beef. Great food, wine, sides and desserts.

191 Inverness Drive W.
303.768.0827
flemingssteakhouse.com/Denver

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
From a farm in southern Brazil, Fogo de Chao’s founders learned the art of cooking in the churrasco grilling tradition. The menu is rooted in the Brazilian tradition and is a unique culinary experience that brings diners back time and again.

1513 Wynkoop St.
303.623.9600
fogodechao.com

Guard and Grace
A refreshing take on the big, fancy, modern steakhouse, Guard and Grace offers the gamut – delicious cuts of beef, a 4,000-bottle glassed-in wine cellar, and a visually stunning space that provides a huge change from the heavily dark wood ambience of many a steakhouse.

1801 California St.
303.293.8500
guardandgrace.com

The Keg Steakhouse & Bar
Serving the finest cuts of beef, this Canadian steakhouse is West Denver’s answer to the clubby establishments that make up the downtown Denver scene. The steaks are the finest cut, aged to perfection and use a special blend of seasoning.

14065 W. Colfax Drive, Lakewood
303.238.7500
kegsteakhouse.com

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks
Extraordinary service and freshest ingredients are the backbone of this well-known restaurant chain. Now part of the Landry’s brand, McCormick & Schmick’s steers clear of the “flash and dazzle,” focusing on simple food made delicious.

8100 E. Union Avenue
720.200.9339
mccormickandschmicks.com

Morton’s The Steakhouse
With more than 69 restaurants nationwide, Morton’s has been serving up great steaks for more than three decades. First started in Chicago, the fare is consistently first-rate and a long-time favorite of Denverites wanting a delicious steak with all the trimmings.

1710 Wynkoop St.
303.825.3353
mortons.com

Ocean Prime
Restaurateur Cameron Mitchell’s wildly popular restaurant is bustling with energy, serving up great steak, seafood, signature cocktails and an impressive wine list. The restaurant is truly a destination, with a great downstairs bar and relaxing upstairs dining.

1465 Larimer Street
303.825.3663
ocean-prime.com

Palm Restaurant
The original Palm debuted in New York City in 1926, and is still family-owned and operated. The guest list reads like a who’s who, and the signature caricatures adorning the walls are a showcase of local Denverites and well-known visitors. And the food … exceptional!

1672 Lawrence St. in The Westin
303.825.7256
thepalm.com/Denver

Rodizio Grill
The first authentic Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant in the United States, Rodizio Grill was established in 1995 by Brazilian native Ivan Utrera. Flavors are wonderful, reflecting the traditional “churrasco” (barbeque) style of dining derived from southern Brazil.

1801 Wynkoop St.
303.294.9277
rodiziogrill.com

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
When Ruth Fertel opened the first Ruth’s Chris Steak House in New Orleans in 1965, it became a staple for politicians, athletes and businessmen. Today the restaurant is known for USDA prime steaks served on ceramic plates, generous portions and great sides.

707 15th Street
303.825.0713
ruthschris.com

Shanahan’s
From the décor to the fare, everything about Shanahan’s is first-class. The steaks indeed are not just good, they’re mouthwatering, delicious and prepared to perfection. A stunning bar in the center of the restaurant brings a great energy to the place, and in the summer a fun patio scene makes for great people watching. This is a traditional steakhouse at its best – prime cuts of beef with sides that rival any establishment.

5085 S. Syracuse St.
303.770.7300
shanahanssteakhouse.com

Outside Denver

The Fort
This replica of Bent’s Fort, a famous Colorado fur trade fort is home to a true Colorado landmark, located near the famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Family-owned and operated, True to its mission, The Fort serves up more than 80,000 entrees of buffalo annually.

19192 CO-8, Morrison
303.697.4771
thefort.com

Briar Rose Chophouse & Saloon
Great dining featuring the finest aged beef from premium suppliers such as Harris Ranch Beef and Emerald Valley Ranch. The restaurant’s recently renovated dining room offers a great atmosphere, and the prized historic back-bar is a favorite gathering place.

109 Lincoln Ave., Breckenridge
970.453.9948
briarrosechophouse.com

Flame
Housed in the Four Seasons Resort Vail, Flame offers unique twists on classic steakhouse favorites. A great variety of prime steak selections, including a mouthwatering 32-oz. dry-aged Waygu Ribeye, this is a great steakhouse located in the heart of Vail.

1 Vail Rd., Vail
970.477.8650
flamerestaurantvail.com

Juicy Lucy’s Steakhouse
Specializing in the highest-quality Colorado beef, lamb, pork and elk, special attention is paid to the flavor of every entrée at the restaurant. Juicy Lucy’s is located in downtown Glenwood Springs, down the street from the Glenwood Springs Train Depot and across the Colorado River.

308 7th St., Glenwood Springs
970.945.4619
juicylucysteakhouse.com

Steak House No. 316
Aspenites Craig and Samantha Cordts-Pearce bring their love of New York steakhouses to the quaint mountain town. Hailed as the “only true steakhouse in Aspen,” the food is phenomenal and the atmosphere dark and inviting.

316 E. Hopkins Ave., Aspen
970.920.1893
steakhouse316.com

Sheridan New Chop House
A classic steakhouse in the heart of Telluride, this one-of-a-kind restaurant is acclaimed as one of the town’s best eateries. A highlight is the nightly special, featuring Prime Coulotte Sirloin served in The Parlor and at the Chop House Bar.

223 W. Colorado Av., Telluride
970.728.9100
newsheridan.com/chop-house-restaurant-telluride

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