{the carnivore diaries} A List of Steaks I Have Loved

You might have noticed by now that I love meat. Steak, especially! I also have an incredibly detailed memory for all of the food I have ever eaten in my life. So if you are wondering about my very favorite steaks, look no further. Here is a handy list of some of the best steaks and related steak-like items I have found in my time and travels thus far.

I was a bit surprised when I started to codify this information, because it shows that I’ve been around the world and I-yi-yi, I can’t find no steak-y. Almost 100% of my favorite steaks are right here in the U.S. of A! I’m glad we still kick a$$ at something. USA! USA!

Oh and after you read this list, PLEASE tell me your favorite steaks so I can try them before I die.

A List of Steaks I Have Loved

Best Steak Overall (East Coast) :: Ribeye for 2, 3, or 4 at Peter Luger in Brooklyn NY

Best Steak Overall (West Coast) :: Anything in the wagyu section of the menu at CraftSteak in Las Vegas, NV

Best Steak Tartare :: Blue Ribbon Bakery in New York, NY (tip: ask for toast points instead of chips)

Best Dish with Steak in it :: Steak Stroganoff at Spork in San Francisco, CA

Best Multi-Course Steak Menu :: Set menu at Solociccia in Panzano, Italy

Best Place to Have Fun Cooking and Eating a Steak :: Turf Supper Club in San Diego, CA

Best Crazy Presentation of Steak :: Sometime during the tasting menu at Alinea in Chicago, IL

Best Steak for Melting in your Mouth :: Medallions de Boeuf at French Laundry in Yountville, CA

Best Steak Sandwich :: Korean Steak Sandwich at Rhea’s Deli in San Francisco, CA

Best Steak, Mexican Format :: Carne Asada at Super Cuca’s, Santa Barbara, CA

Best Steak, Italian Format :: Hanger Steak Tagliata at Al Di La in Brooklyn, NY

Best Steak, Japanese Format :: “Hot Rock” Wagyu Steak at Uchi in Austin, TX

Best Steak, Korean Format :: Bulgogi at Do Hwa in New York, NY

Best Steak from a Chain Restaurant :: Outback Special from Outback Steakhouse, everywhere

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6 Responses

  1. Monica says:

    Solocicca was by far our favorite dining experience. We sat at the kitchen table with a Roman man who’s extent of English was “I like wine!”.

    Excellent list.

    • Karen says:

      Thanks for the comment! Yes, Solociccia was a great experience. My friend and fellow meat-lover is in Italy right now and I INSISTED he change his whole itinerary to hit Panzano. Needless to say he stayed extra so he could try all three Dario Cecchini spots!

  2. Rusty says:

    Heads up you missed the best Steak house in San Fran. I am a 13th generation California, now have a ranch in Texas. But by far the best steak house in S.F., it is Harris on Pacific and Van Ness. Try it, it is great!
    Happy Eating!

  3. Donna says:

    The best steak I’ve ever had was at the Great American Land & Cattle Company in El Paso, TX! The absolute BEST!

  4. Brian says:

    I’ll have to try these places one day! I’ve been on the search for the best steak for a while and this gives me some new ideas.