The best steakhouses in Miami for carnivores

The best steakhouses in Miami offer thick cuts of fresh beef that’ll have the meat-lover in your life drooling
Photograph: Simon Hare
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We tend to think about the best steakhouses in Miami whenever a special occasion rolls around. Birthdays, graduation, anniversaries—they call for something a bit more extravagant than the best tacos in Miami. There’s something about the steakhouse that just makes us feel all tingly with anticipation. It’s an American tradition that plenty of places do just superb in the Magic City. Of course, this being Miami, our steakhouses tend to have a flare to them. Some are flashy and modern, housed in the best hotels in Miami. Others are old school and have been around for decades. But, they all have one thing in common: they’re delicious.

Best steakhouses in Miami

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EDGE Steak & Bar
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Restaurants, Steakhouse

Edge, Steak & Bar

icon-location-pin Brickell

What is it? A true farm-to-table steakhouse with a seasonally driven menu that’ll make you drool. Herbs and spices comes from the restaurant’s own garden and you can bet that beef you’re eating was grass-fed and natural.
Why go? Edge puts just as much emphasis on its quality and service as it does on its product. The result is delicious, classy and everything else you’d expect from a top-notch steakhouse.

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Red, the Steakhouse
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Restaurants, Steakhouse

Red, the Steakhouse

icon-location-pin South of Fifth

What is it? In Miami, Red, the Steakhouse needs about as much introduction as Lincoln Road or Pitbull. This place is famous—and for good reason. 
Why go? Red’s reputation relies on amazing service and classic cuts cooked perfectly. Though the Maine lobster pasta never fails to make us pause at the menu for a moment, we have to admit the 14-ounce bone-in filet is king.

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The Forge
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Restaurants, Steakhouse

The Forge

icon-location-pin Mid-Beach

What is it? A Miami mainstay and rococo-lover’s fantasy: multi-chambered, ornately decorated (and priced) and completely OTT.
Why go? Eat like a mobster and get treated like a celebrity. Forge’s wine program is legendary as well, and the sommelier will be happy to help you choose a red to go with your steak.

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Wood burning
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Restaurants, Steakhouse

StripSteak by Michael Mina

icon-location-pin Miami Beach

What is it? One of the cornerstones of the Fontainebleau Hotel’s superb dining scene. This Michael Mina restaurant is as elegant as the classic hotel it calls home.
Why go? For anything coming out of that wood-burning grill: the Australian wagyu, American rib eye and Japanese A5 Miyazaki are all smart choices. Order a side of truffle mac and cheese. If you don’t eat it, we will.

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Quality Meats
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Restaurants, Steakhouse

Quality Meats

icon-location-pin South Beach

What is it? A Manhattan import that we are thankful made the trip south. Quality Meats traded its NYC digs for a swanky Art Deco spot in South Beach and it’s a match made in protein heaven.
Why go? Because you’re looking for an old-school steakhouse experience. Expect all the large bone-in cuts meat fanatics dream about as well as some more adventurous dishes such as house-cured bacon served with chunky peanut butter and an apple-jalapeño jelly.

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Prime 112, Restaurants and cafes, Miami
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Restaurants, Steakhouse

Prime 112

icon-location-pin South of Fifth

What is it? Just about the most iconic spot in Miami for carnivores and those who enjoy a star-studded scene. Reservations don’t mean anything here, so park yourself at the bar, snack on the free bacon and prepare to wait to be seated.
Why go? The food is great but this is one of those classic Miami places you go to see and be seen. It’s old school South Beach glam.

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Meat Market, Restaurants and cafes, Miami
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Restaurants, Steakhouse

Meat Market

icon-location-pin South Beach

What is it? Not a pick-up joint, despite the name, but a surprisingly tasty option along the tourist-heavy Lincoln Road. Meat Market is a consistent exception to those wary of dining on Lincoln.
Why go? Quality beef is flown in from New York and Australia and the side dishes—say hello to gouda-stuffed tater tots and truffle cream corn—are enough to make you fall in love.

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PM Fish & Steak House
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Restaurants, Steakhouse

PM Fish & Steak House

icon-location-pin Brickell

What is it? A steakhouse without all of the pretentiousness. This place sort of feels like an Argentine farmhouse with its brick-decorated, wooden dining room.
Why go? A fan of surf and turf? PM’s delicious seafood is influenced by the Argentine coast. Grab a partner, order a steak and seafood dish and prepare to eat your hearts out.

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Michael Mina: Bourbon Steak, Restaurants and cafes, Miami
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Restaurants, Steakhouse

Michael Mina: Bourbon Steak

icon-location-pin Aventura

What is it? A worthy entry from Michelin-starred chef Michael Mina. While the place is about a half hour north of Downtown, it’s hard to argue it’s not worth the trip.
Why go? For that all-natural steak poached in herb-infused butter and finished on a wood-burning oven. The bold and glossy atmosphere also makes you feel a bit like an extra in Mad Men.

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LT Steak and Seafood
Photograph: Courtesy The Betsy – South Beach
Restaurants, Steakhouse

LT Steak & Seafood

icon-location-pin South Beach

What is it? An offshoot of the shuttered BLT Steak that has thankfully captured some of the magic left behind by that lovely steakhouse. Find this spot inside the adorable Betsy Hotel.
Why go? Chef Tourondel loves to mix classic French techniques with American ingredients and the results are lovely. In addition to the indoor dining room, you can opt to eat on the rooftop deck, which is a smart choice on a nice day.

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