On the Hunt for the Best Steak in Cincinnati? Visit These Steakhouses Now!

March 13, 2020
jason wolfe

Taste the Best Cuts of Steak in Your Life at These Top Restaurants

Steak is a classic American staple, and for good reason! A tender, t-bone cut steak is the perfect dish to serve for any special occasion. But finding restaurants that serve the best steak can be tricky. You don’t want to end up with a rubbery, fat-filled steak in front of you. Luckily, finding the best steak in Cincinnati won’t be too much of a challenge. There are so many steakhouses around the city that serve only the finest steak from their kitchens. Here are just a few steakhouses to put on your radar when searching for the perfect cut of steak. 


Do you have anyone in your life that shares the same amount of love for steak as you? Consider sending them a GiftYa virtual gift card. Your loved one can use the GiftYa card on any of the steakhouses mentioned below. They are completely customizable, so you can send the card for any occasion, such as a birthday, anniversary, or graduation! As an added bonus, you can send a personal message along with the card, making it extra special. 

Prime Cincinnati

Experience Steak at its Finest at This Cincinnati Staple

Choose from elevated steakhouse fare and cocktails in a stylish space. Image courtesy of Prime Cincinnati

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580 Walnut St. #100, Downtown Cincinnati 


Fine dining awaits you at Prime Cincinnati. Pick a wine from the restaurant’s extensive menu before choosing an entree from their selection of fine steaks and seafood. Over 200 world-class wines are served here. Their certified Angus beef steaks come in filet mignon, ribeye filet, bone-in filet, and cowboy ribeye cuts. Prime New York strip, prime Delmonico ribeye, and long bone tomahawk steaks are served with crab oscar, horseradish, blue cheese, and brandy peppercorn sauce. 


Looking for a more casual night out? Kick back with some friends and watch the game on one of the restaurant’s many 4k high definition TVs. Happy Hour is also held from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday. A wide assortment of sophisticated cocktails and gourmet bites are featured on it every day. 


Prime Cincinnati also has a dining room available for private events, whether it is a wedding reception or a graduation party. Family and friends can enjoy some of the best steak in Cincinnati in the restaurant’s private dining area. 


“Had a phenomenal dinner here, ordered 8oz filet mignon with crab legs and my girlfriend got the 6oz filet with lobster tail and we ended the night with a half baked cookie. (Highly recommend). Service was top-notch.” - Yelp review 

Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse

An Endless Array of Steak and Seafood Options Await You

Pick from a vast menu of steak options here! Image courtesy of Yelp.

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700 Walnut St., Suite 206, Central Business District 


Inspired by the 1940’s-era French Art Deco Steakhouses of New York City, Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse offers an experience like no other. Period artwork, mood lighting, and vibrant decorations create a rich atmosphere unrivaled by any other restaurant in the city. Jeffy Ruby’s is the place to go and be seen. 


Jeff Ruby’s U.S.D.A. prime steaks come from cattle that is selected, raised, aged, and cut exclusively for the restaurant. Blackened prime ribeye, center-cut New York strip, and spicy chili-rubbed cowboy ribeye are just a few delicious selections on the menu. Just make sure you save room for dessert. We recommend ordering the Boone County Chocolate Bread Pudding or the Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee. 


Before visiting the steakhouse, make sure you stop by the Aronoff Center for the Arts, located across the street in Downtown Cincinnati’s Backstage Entertainment District. The steakhouse also hosts weekly music events for guests. Check the schedule online for a full list of upcoming artists and bands. 


“Dining here is a whole experience it's one of the few places that you get to enjoy more than just the food but the whole ambiance.” - Yelp review

The Precinct

Visit Jeff Ruby’s Sister Restaurant, Considered to be the Steakhouse That Started it All

Enjoy a meal from a top 10 American steakhouse. Image courtesy of The Precinct

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311 Delta Ave. East End Cincinnati 


We would be remiss to talk about Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse without mentioning its sister restaurant, The Precinct. Founded in 1981, The Precinct was built from the former Cincinnati Police Patrol House Number 6. This turn-of-the-century, Romanesque-style structure currently houses the longest-running white tablecloth restaurant in Cincinnati. As if you didn’t have enough incentive to visit this prestigious Cincinnati steakhouse, The Precinct was recently named one of America’s Top 10 Steakhouses by USA Today. 


Make sure you visit the BAR area at The Precinct, a newly-built area located in the southwest corner of the steakhouse. The BAR seats an additional 70 guests looking for a more casual atmosphere than what the main area offers. Of course, you can still order one of the restaurant’s award-winning steaks there. 


“This was the best meal by far! I wish I would have taken pictures of the delicious food! My boyfriend and I both got the barrel fillet mignon!.” - Yelp review 

Moerlein Lager House

The Lager House is For for Both Steak and Beer Lovers 

Grab a beer from the microbrewery before treating yourself to a steak. Image courtesy of Moerlein Lager House

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115 Joe Nuxhall Way, Smale Riverfront Park


Need a good beer to go along with your steak? Visit the Moerlein Lager House. Located in Smale Riverfront Park, this microbrewery offers a full line of in-house beers along with savory steaks. Filet mignon, braised short ribs, and BBQ baby back ribs are a few of the most popular dishes served here. 


Moerlein Lager House also regularly hosts events, including a St. Patrick’s Day Parade Watch Party and a Blues Fest. For a full list of events, check out their schedule on the company website. 


“Wow! Great location and great food. The ambiance, live music and view are to die for, but so is the food.” - Yelp review

Morton’s The Steakhouse Carew Tower

Enjoy high-quality steak in this upscale restaurant

View the Cincinnati skyline in this classic steakhouse. Image courtesy of Yelp

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441 Vine St. Downtown Cincinnati


Located in the heart of Downtown Cincinnati, Morton’s The Steakhouse Carew Tower offers breathtaking views of Fountain Square and the Cincinnati skyline. Its spacious dining room provides the perfect setting for any occasion, whether it is a business dinner or a birthday celebration. Prime Aged Beef, fresh seafood, and delicious dessert options are featured on the menu. Make sure you pair your meal with a selection from Morton’s award-winning wine list. But if you aren’t a wine aficionado, that is ok. The steakhouse’s Certified Sommelier is there to assist you. 


Speaking of wine, Happy Hour is offered Sunday through Friday from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. Specially priced wine, beer, cocktails, and martinis are available. Items on the Bar Bites menu, such as the prime burger and the short rib tacos, are also offered at a discount from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm and 9:00 pm to close on the same days. 


Looking to reserve a room for a special event? Morton’s offers three private dining boardrooms that can accommodate up to 100 guests. Parties for breakfast, lunch, or dinner can be reserved. Most of the options found on the regular menu, including their mouth-watering USDA primed-aged steak, can be provided for your special event. 


“Just finished one of the best meals I ever had. Everything was perfection. I will be back for sure. They do it right. Don't pass up the salted caramel cheesecake.” - Yelp review

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Savor Sizzling, Butter-topped Beef in an Elegant Setting

Experience fine dining in one of the best steakhouses in Cincinnati. Image courtesy of Facebook.

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100 E Freedom Way, Suite 160 - The Banks Development, Downtown Cincinnati 


Enjoy delicious steak as you dine along the Ohio River. The Ribeye, Cowboy Ribeye T-bone, Filet, and New York Strip are all skillfully broiled and seasoned to perfection. Specialty cuts including the Tomahawk Ribeye, Bone-In Filet, and Bone-In New York Strip are also offered. As you enjoy your meal, you will be treated to a view of the Roebling Bridge as you savor your meal. Fun fact: the Roebling Bridge is the first suspension bridge that was built in the country.


Since it is an upscale restaurant, they do ask that you dress business casual and remove your hat as you enter. 


“Food was perfect even the bread was good. We got spicy shrimp as an appetizer and was superb. I got cowboy ribeye and it was cooked to perfection tender, juicy and big enough that i could share with my boyfriend.” - Yelp review 


The hunt for the best steak in Cincinnati just got easier. We wouldn’t be surprised if you tried most of these steakhouses for yourself. Did we mention your favorite Cincinnati steakhouse? Tell us in the comments! If you have any recommendations we didn’t mention, tell us below. 




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