Top 10 Steakhouses In Downtown Houston

steakhouses in downtown houston

Downtown Houston is known for its green spaces, towering offices, and commercial properties, all packed around 2 square miles (5.2 square kilometers) in the heart of the beautiful Texas city. But with all these modern features, it doesn’t mean that there are no places to pass the time during your visit. With Buffalo Bayou, cutting through the upper side of this place, there are opportunities for water-based fun, as well as exploring museums, entertainment centers, artworks on a Segway, and much more. And if after a busy day you wish to relax with crispy USDA Prime steaks and some refreshing cocktails, beers, or aged wines, there are many places to check out. From high-end options to reasonable spots, and anything in-between, eat the best steaks that the city has to offer at the steakhouses in Downtown Houston, listed below.

1. Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

Shrimp and steak for saucy Saturdays.

Posted by Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse on Saturday, January 30, 2021

Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse is a chic spot, set a few steps away from Minute Maid Park, and it’s a popular dining venue for visiting athletes, casual diners, and even romantics. This place is known for its extensive award-winning wine list and cocktails, cozy ambiance, USDA Prime Midwest grain-fed beef, decadent desserts, fresh seafood, and appetizers. Have a taste of their 16oz prime grass-fed rib eye or smoked T-bone and run them down with famous cocktails, including the shrimp & crab martini with kimchi. And for a dramatic show of cooking skills, sit at the chef’s counter.

Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse

Address: 1510 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002, United States

Website: Vic & Anthony’s Steakhouse

Opening hours: Sat: 5pm - 11pm; Sun: 5pm - 10pm; Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 11pm

2. III Forks

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This small steakhouse, set in GreenStreet, is famed for its over 1,500 curated bottles of wines, fresh seafood, and French-inspired cuts of USDA Prime beef. Although the place is small, it has beautiful views of downtown streets, and a chatty, welcoming atmosphere. You will appreciate the sweet taste of their Filet Mignon and bone-in Ribeye roasts. Going with a vegetarian friend? No worries. They offer a range of tasty salads, including toasted pecans and Granny Smith apples. Their bartenders and servers are also super friendly, adding flair to the overall experience.

III Forks

Address: 1201 Fannin St #129, Houston, TX 77002, United States

Website: III Forks

Opening hours: Sat: 4pm - 11pm; Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 11pm (closed on Sun)

3. Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

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Up tonight, Downtown Houston, courtesy of the Chef Cat: 18 oz. bone-in strip, 3 oz. Hudson Valley foie gras over corn...

Posted by Pappas Bros. Steakhouse on Friday, January 29, 2021

Get pampered as you savor the USDA Prime, dry-aged steaks of this upscale spot, featuring a cozy, old-school charm. Their beef is dry-aged for at least 28 days and well-flavored and they also offer a variety of wines, including the rare old 1811 Château d'Yquem. The restaurant also serves a range of desserts, vegetables, seafood, appetizers, soups, and salads in generous portions. After your meal, you can hang out at their cigar lounge. The most affordable steak on their menu can go for as much as 43 USD but come along with a big appetite because the cuts are gigantic and mouthwatering.

Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

Address: 1200 McKinney St, Houston, TX 77010, United States

Website: Pappas Bros. Steakhouse

Opening hours: Fri - Sat: 5pm - 11pm; Mon - Thu: 5pm - 10pm (closed on Sun)

4. Morton's The Steakhouse

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For over 30 years, Morton’s The Steakhouse has been delighting Americans and visitors with their flavorful, tender, and juicy cuts of USDA prime-aged steaks. This award-winning steakhouse is not only focused on quality but also on genuine hospitality. The clubby interior is spacious, elegant, and features 125 seats, Bar 12.21, and there are private boardrooms where they can host your parties or secret hangouts. Don’t miss the taste of their mouthwatering ribeye and bone-in veal chops. They also offer a range of seafood, desserts, and exceptional customer service.

Morton's The Steakhouse

Address: 1001 McKinney St Suite A4, Houston, TX 77002, United States

Website: Morton’s The Steakhouse

Opening hours: Sat - Sun: 4pm - 10pm; Mon - Fri: 11am - 10pm

5. Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse

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Experience authentic Southern Brazilian hospitality in this swanky spot, featuring vibrant decorations, a limestone and granite bar, and three private dining areas. This eatery is set within a shopping center in the downtown area, and it serves diners with USDA Prime cuts, 45-day aged cuts of chicken, pork, lamb, and beef steaks. They offer 12 varieties of steaks, including the signature Picanha, as well as over more than 30 types of salad. You can also enjoy your meals with world-class vintage wines and cocktails. You will feel right at home with the warm and friendly service.

Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse

Address: 5865 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77057, United States

Website: Chama Gaúcha Brazilian Steakhouse

Opening hours: Sat: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 10:30pm; Sun: 12pm - 9pm; Mon - Thu: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10pm; Fri: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 5pm - 10:30pm

6. The Grove

The Grove at Discovery Green
Source: Photo by Flickr user Ed Schipul used under CC BY-SA 2.0

Dining in The Groves is not all about their tasty smoked beef belly, fried oyster salad, or the cocktails; it’s also about the relaxing experience of eating in a glassed building amidst a beautiful landscape. This eatery is set within the 11.8-acre (4.8-hectare) Discovery Garden and it highlights a lovely dining area and a rooftop garden, where they grow their fresh produce and herbs. The ambient and sizable indoors are perfect for large gatherings, and you can even take a seat on the patio and the beautiful views will follow you anywhere you sit. Savor anything from seafood, rotisserie, steaks, and an extensive happy-hour menu.

The Grove

Address: 1611 Lamar St, Houston, TX 77010, United States

Website: The Grove

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 11am - 10pm; Sun: 11am - 3pm

7. Sambuca

Source: Photo by Flickr user I am R. used under CC BY 2.0

How would it feel to jump onto the dancefloor after filling your stomach with grilled meat, seafood, pasta, salads, or pizzas, flushed down with a variety of cocktails? All these fantastic experiences and more are what are on offer in Sambuca’s chic interior with heartwarming designs. Every night of the week, the atmosphere lightens up with live music that includes jazz, Latin, r&B, rock, and pop. This lovely eatery and music venue is set within The Rice Lofts historical structure in Main Street, and it’s where you want to be after a busy day.


Address: 909 Texas Ave, Houston, TX 77002, United States

Website: Sambuca

Opening hours: Sat: 4pm - 12am; Sun: 4pm - 11pm; Mon - Fri: 11am - 12am

8. Shula's Steak House

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It’s still not too late to book a table with us for Father’s Day! Give us a call at 713.375.4777 to make this Father’s Day memorable!

Posted by Shula's Steak House Houston on Saturday, June 15, 2019

There was once a resilient NFL coach who had 347 victories. His name is Don Shula, and this steakhouse, founded in 1989, was inspired by his greatness. You will feel this quality from the indoor decorations, food, and customer service. On the walls of the spot’s interior are hanged photographs of Shula from his NFL player and coach days, and on the white-clothed tables are actual game balls from a Miami Dolphins home game, with the menu printed on it. Enjoy premium black Angus beef with any of the four delicious soups, salads, scallops, crab cakes, and much more.

Shula's Steak House

Address: 1200 Louisiana St, Houston, TX 77002, United States

Website: Shula’s Steak House

Opening hours: 11am - 10pm (daily)

9. McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks

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Savor the daily changing menu of this well-decorated, spacious steakhouse, situated close to the Discovery Green. This place offers a wide variety of seafood sourced from the oceans and auctions, aged steaks, garden-fresh salads, and an award-winning bar menu. The cozy main dining room has well-spaced tables, and there are private rooms to accommodate your party of up to 50. When done with your sizable share, you can sit at the well-appointed bar and drink trendy cocktails, classic drinks, beers, and wines sourced internationally and from local wineries.

McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks

Address: 1201 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77002, United States

Website: McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood & Steaks

Opening hours: Sat: 4pm - 11pm; Sun: 4pm - 9pm; Mon - Thu: 11am - 10pm; Fri: 11am - 11pm

10. Bovine & Barley

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Set in the heart of downtown, Bovine & Barley is easy to access and famous for its fantastic offerings and indoor decorations, featuring large, illuminated “HTX” alphabets on the walls. Select the most tantalizing dish from the meat-heavy dishes, including jalapeno burgers, barbecued ribs, ahi tuna steak, and brisket tacos. The industrial interior is perfect for an informal evening, with the game shows on the projector, giving the ambiance an edge. And if you need some drinks to stretch the conversation, the six hand-crafted cocktails and 42 taps of beer served at the bar have you covered.

Bovine & Barley

Address: 416 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, United States

Website: Bovine & Barley

Opening hours: Sat: 11am - 2am; Sun: 11am - 12am; Mon - Thu: 3pm - 12am; Fri: 3pm - 2am

Enjoy Houston's dining experience

Seared Steak
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These steakhouses in Downtown Houston are designed to give you the best dining experience. Aside from the quality of steaks, cuisines, and curated beverages they offer, they are great places for evening hangouts and a great way to savor the best of the area.

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