Let’s face it, for steak junkies nothing really compares to the sound of sizzling meat coming from the kitchen, the sight of savory sides piled on massive plates, and the smell of beef fat rendering wafting through the air. And great steakhouses offer a multitude of these sensory delights for the dedicated carnivore, which is why we choose 10 of the world’s best for our meat-loving readers to check out on their next culinary expedition.
One of the main attractions of a solid steakhouse, of course, is the beef itself. Where it’s sourced, how long it’s aged, and how perfectly it’s cooked and then presented to the hungry gourmand. When prepared well, a steak can be of the most satisfying dinners out there—glistening fat running through a dark, crusty sear that drips into a pink, soft interior when sliced with a knife. And a top notch steak joint should also provide the right dining environment, whether with old school style featuring leather and dark wood and low light, or a more rustic take with rough hewn seating around a massive grill and lots of craft beers on tap.
However you prefer your steakhouse experience, these 10 destinations for great steaks across the world will not disappoint the true steak lover. Some are institutions that have served up steaks to many generations; others are relative newcomers whose techniques have earned them rave reviews. All of them are places where you’ll want to have a seat, take time to enjoy all of your senses as you await being served up a platter full of steaming meat, potatoes and greens. Don’t forget to indulge in a nice glass of red wine or a fine whiskey to enhance your steakhouse surroundings and complement the carefully crafted meal in front of you.
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