High: There's a reason that Grill 23 has been a local icon for a quarter-century. The steakhouse is superb, turning out never-less-than-stellar cuts of filet mignon, 100-day-aged rib eye and porterhouse that can get pricey (the 10-oz. Kobe cap steak is $62), but never disappoints.
Low: There was a collective gasp back in 2012, when the four-decade-spanning Stockyard closed. Luckily, it turned out to be only a seven-month hiatus, and the area icon reopened with a new look but the same approach: quality, but affordable steaks. A coffee-crusted prime flat-iron steak with cognac cream goes for $23; the aged prime-rib queen cut slow-roasted in rock salt is just $26.