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Best Places To Grab A Steak

June 3, 2011 5:37 PM

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Want to take your wife out for your anniversary? Looking for a special place to take your significant other for a date? Just want to get the most meat out of your dining experience? Whatever your reason, and there are plenty of them, Minneapolis and the surrounding Twin Cities area has several great spots to grab a steak. So get out your knife and fork and prepare to dig into a T-bone, sirloin, ribeye or filet mignon. Here are some of the best spots in the Twin Cities to grab your favorite steak.
mannys Best Places To Grab A Steak


Manny’s Steakhouse
9th St. and Marquette Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 215-3700
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Arguably the best steakhouse in downtown Minneapolis. Manny’s offers outstanding service and some of the top choice cuts of meat money can buy. It will cost you as their steaks range from $32 to $95, but they are worth every penny. The restaurant is also next door to the W Hotel, a swanky place to grab a post-meal drink. It’s one of the few restaurants in town where the place can be packed, yet you and your date feel like you’re the only two in the room. Manny’s is located off 9th Street and Marquette Avenue in downtown Minneapolis.

seven Best Places To Grab A Steak


Seven Steakhouse
700 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
(612) 238-7770
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Seven Steakhouse is a great place for a special occasion. Located at the corner of 7th Street and Hennepin Avenue, the main restaurant is complimented by a sushi bar upstairs. Along with a fantastic menu and professional service, the venue offers soft jazz music in the background to make the night feel festive. You can get any kind of steak imaginable at Seven, and it’s cooked fresh and exactly to your liking. They label their Kansas City Strip “the perfect steak” and it’s hard to argue. Seven also offers T-bone, ribeye and filet mignon.

mancinis1 Best Places To Grab A Steak


531 West 7th Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 224-7345
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Mancini’s is arguably the most popular place to grab a steak in St. Paul. Located off West 7th Street, the family-owned restaurant manages to mix great food at a reasonable price. The most expensive cut of meat on the menu is the 13 ounce New York Strip at $27.95. If you’re there during hockey season, catch the free shuttle to Xcel Energy Center for Minnesota Wild games. The venue has been a staple in the St. Paul restaurant scene for more than 60 years.

murrays2 Best Places To Grab A Steak


26 S. 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 339-0909
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Murray’s Steakhouse has been a fixture in downtown Minneapolis for more than 60 years. Murray’s is located off 6th Street downtown and is a great spot for dates or special occasions for you and your significant other. Since it opened in 1946, Murray’s has been known for its classic butterknife steak, and their steaks range in price from $25.95 to $138. They also offer a range of steaks, including the ribeye, porterhouse, New York strip, peppercorn strip and filet of beef.

kincaids Best Places To Grab A Steak


8400 Normandale Lake Boulevard
Bloomington, MN 55437
(952) 921-2255
380 Saint Peter Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
(651) 602-9000
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Kincaid’s has a leg up on some Twin Cities steak houses in that it has more than one location. If you’re on the west side of the metro, Bloomington is your spot. If you’re east of the Mississippi, head to the St. Paul location. Kincaid’s has the perfect mix of steak and seafood if you want a mix of meat and fish. Among the favorites at Kincaid’s is the filet mignon, and it’s affordable at $36. They also offer prime rib, New York peppercorn steak, the classic ribeye and a char-grilled sirloin.

mccormick and schmicks Best Places To Grab A Steak


McCormick and Schmick’s
50 South Sixth Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 333-2345
800 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 338-3300
3203 Galleria
Edina, MN 55435
(952) 920-1142

McCormick and Schmick’s, a nationwide chain of seafood and steak restaurants, has three locations in the Twin Cities metro area. They have two spots in Minneapolis and the third is in the Galleria in Edina. This restaurant offers something for everyone. For the meat-lovers, they have top quality cuts of virtually every steak known to man. They specialize in filet mignon, sirloin steak, New York strip and ribeye. Steaks range from $22.95 to $33.95. For the seafood eaters, McCormick and Schmick’s offers some of the freshest fish money can buy. Some of their top specialties are walleye, salmon and swordfish.

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Pittsburgh Blue
11900 Main Street North
Maple Grove, MN 55369
(763) 416-2663
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Want to grab a great steak but live too far northwest of Minneapolis to drive downtown? Pittsburgh Blue is the place for you. It’s located just off Interstate 94 and Hemlock Lane in Maple Grove, right next to the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes. Pittsburgh Blue offers seven types of filet mignon, and no, that’s not a misprint. It also has three types of prime rib, and great choices in sirloin, ribeye and New York strip. Steaks start at $19.95 and get as pricey as $37.95, so it’s definitely a great deal. Pittsburgh Blue also has great side dishes to compliment whatever your choice of meat.

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J.D. Hoyt’s Supper Club
301 North Washington Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(612) 338-1560

J.D. Hoyt’s is one of the most popular places to grab dinner downtown, especially during the summer. Located at 3rd Street and Washington Ave., J.D. Hoyt’s is just a few blocks from Target Field. They offer a solid variety of charcoal-grilled steaks, including tenderloin, porterhouse, T-bone, New York strip, top sirloin and prime rib. If you want a less expensive version of their steak, they offer most meats in a sandwich form. But J.D. Hoyt’s has always been known for its signature item, the pork chop. They grill it with Cajun spices and then smoke it over a hickory fire. Get two chops at 13 oz. each for $24.

giannis Best Places To Grab A Steak


Gianni’s Steakhouse
627 East Lake Street
Wayzata, MN 55391
(952) 921-2255
Website | Directory

Want a great steak and a beautiful view of Lake Minnetonka at the same time? Head to Gianni’s Steakhouse in Wayzata. It’s got all the amenities whether you looking for a romantic date or just a place to have a nice lunch. Gianni’s gets its steak and seafood fresh from Cargill. Their steak menu, which ranges in price from $35 to $45, includes all the usuals (filet mignon, New York strip, porterhouse and ribeye). They also offer a variety of toppings to help flavor your choice of meat. Gianni’s opened in 1996 and has built its reputation on a classic 22-ounce porterhouse where you’ll enjoy every bit and definitely be full after. Gianni’s is your place if you want a great steak but don’t want the hustle and bustle of downtown.

grillingrecipes featured Best Places To Grab A SteakYour Backyard!

While it’s not at a fancy restaurant or part a night out on the town, sometimes the best steak can be made in your own backyard. There’s nothing better than a sun-filled summer night in the backyard with a cold beverage and a juicy steak cooking on the grill. And the luxury of grilling is you can choose your own meat, spice it to your liking, cook it at your own pace and enjoy a night with family and friends. I recommend t-bone steak or ribeye if you’re going to grill. They are fairly easy to cook and have great flavor. Grilling your own steak also cuts your meat price signifcantly compared to eating out, even though most who dine out do it to be pampered.

Here are a couple links to guides depending what you want to grill

The Grilling Guide
The Practical Barbecue Grill Guide
Food Network’s Grilling Central

— Jeff Wald is a Web Producer at WCCO-TV.

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  • buyorganicmeat

    murray’s has been over for 30 years. horrible. manny’s might have atmosphere, but ruth’s chris has better steak.

    • Jamie

      I can’t believe Ruth’s Chris didn’t make the list! I’ve been to many steak houses over the years and Ruth’s Chris is best by far!

  • rita

    mancini’s is good, but come on…the white part of iceberg lettuce for the salad?

  • Paul Solinger

    Why didn’t they mention Ruth’s Chris?

  • Mike

    Yeah what about Ruth’s Chris or Capital Grille? They have great steaks! Manincis is horrid steaks.

  • asilto

    Wildfire in Eden Prairie should be on this list!!

  • beefiswhatsfordinner

    what about fogo de chao!!! or Lindas. murrays is over rated. JAX is good too, a little pricey.

  • Anthony Robert

    Thanks For the Mention! – The Grilling Guide

  • Mary and John

    Keegan’s Irish Pub, in NE Mpls (across the street from Surdyk’s) has a PHENOMENAL filet mignon that you won’t believe is only $20. I’ve had it numerous times and have yet to find a better steak… at ANY price anywhere in town. I’ve been to numerous steak houses, and nothing compares to this gem!

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