10 Hottest Steakhouses in South Florida

By Carissa Chesanek  |  April 22, 2015

The classic steakhouse never gets old, and we, of course, have our own glitzy take on the genre. Here are 10 of the hottest steakhouses to try around South Florida.

  • Quality Meats

    This NYC transplant opens its first outpost inside the Bancroft hotel in South Beach, with iconic art deco design that features an old check-in counter repurposed as a butcher counter serving house-smoked meats. Colossal​ stone crabs and suckling pig are both big sellers, but nothing beats the simply prepared beef served with housemade steak sauce prepared tableside.

    1501 Collins Ave.; 305-340-3333

  • Stripsteak

    Chef-restaurateur Michael Mina's latest two-story chophouse (an offshoot of the Vegas flagship) at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach shines with its sleek design and glass-enclosed open kitchen with wood-burning grill. The menu consists of solid slabs of meat from the hotel's own butcher shop alongside raw-bar offerings, signature duck-fat truffle fries and modern take on classic Key lime pie.

    4441 Collins Ave.; 877-326-7412

  • STK Miami

    Located inside the new 1 Hotel & Homes (formerly the Gansevoort Hotel), this swanky steakhouse has been brought back to life, displaying a sexy all-dark interior with warm lighting and tusklike ceiling fixtures. While its popular slabs of beef and hearty sides are still key players, there's new additions worthy to try too, including the mini-burgers made with Wagyu beef, lobster mac 'n' cheese and foie gras French toast.

    2311 Collins Ave.; 305-604-6988

  • Steak 954

    Stephen Starr keeps things chic in Broward with his lavish upscale steakhouse parked inside the W Fort Lauderdale Hotel, complete with a 15-foot jellyfish tank, direct ocean views and modern takes on meaty plates — plus a killer brunch with homemade Pop-Tarts that shouldn't be missed.

    401 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.; 954-414-8333

  • Prime 112

    An über-sexy South Beach staple noted for its buzzing bar with attractive scenesters and upscale dining room filled with A-listers, the stylish chophouse also has its menu down, featuring a plethora of prime-cut meats and classic comfort-food-style sides. 

    112 Ocean Dr.; 305-532-8112

  • The Forge

    After a massive revamp, the iconic Miami Beach standard turned into a showy multiroom venue with Alice in Wonderland-esque furniture and funky chandeliers, but the New American menu remains on point with stellar steak selections. There's also a Veuve Clicquot happy hour on Fridays with $50 bottles, $7 glasses and exclusive bar menu of fried chicken dumplings and rotating oysters ($10-$18).

    432 41st St.; 305-538-8533

  • Red, The Steakhouse 

    While the Angus beef and impressive wine collection keep most elegant eaters happy, the ambiance at the South Beach favorite is equally alluring, with its rich red undertones and brick-accent walls. 

    119 Washington Ave.; 305-534-3688

  • Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

    Generating a slightly older, powerhouse crowd, this swanky space in Downtown offers petite filet mignon and Cajun rib-eye in a traditional setting with floor-to-ceiling windows that show off the bay view.

    315 S. Biscayne Blvd.; 305-487-7130

  • Smith & Wollensky

    While the ritzy interior is appealing, it's the waterside patio with outdoor bar that draws big crowds. The South Beach icon serves classic steakhouse grub like dry-aged beef and stuffed Maine lobster that won't disappoint.

    1 Washington Ave.; 305-673-2800

  • Bourbon Steak

    Inside Aventura's Turnberry Isle Hotel, the deluxe Michael Mina steakhouse pulls out all the stops with top-notch service and a premium menu of sinful steaks, mouthwatering burgers and dangerously habit-forming duck-fat fries. And the digs aren't too shabby either, with warm tones, a wine wall and sleek bar.

    19999 W. Country Club Dr.; 786-279-6600