Here are my current picks for Best Ribeye based on the restaurants I have personally visited and reviewed. I admit this list is limited but it will grow and change as necessary. If you know of other tender, succulent ribeyes that I need to try, please leave me a recommendation in the comments of this post. I plan to add Manny’s,
Woolley’s (visited 12/31/12), Seven, St Paul Grill, Pittsburgh Blue, Capital Grille (visited 7/10/12), Kincaids and many others as soon as I have a chance. Not all steakhouses offer ribeye steak but since it is my favorite cut, I will certainly find the ones who do!
#1 The Capital Grille ~ The Porcini Rubbed Delmonico is currently our top pick for the best ribeye in the Twin Cities. This bone-in steak was prepared medium rare, just as requested, with a beautiful char on some of the edges. It was juicy and tender as can be, a superior cut aged to give it a more robust, deep flavor.
Woolley’s Steakhouse ~ The Red-Eye Ribeye ($36), which comes served over a bed of swiss chard and melted gorgonzola. This steak was amazing!!! I ordered it medium rare, and it was cooked just perfectly. When I say that this steak was tender, it could melt in your mouth. The melted gorgonzola was a wonderful accompaniment and added even more flavor. It was served with a warm cheddar ale biscuit and choice of potato. I will order this steak again every time I visit Woolley’s from now on. I might even dream about it ;)
Murray’s Restaurant ~ One bite had me declaring this the best steak of my life! The ribeye was huge; 20oz without the bone. I ordered it medium and it was cooked just the way I like it. I could tell that the quality of this steak was excellent, it was extremely tender and seemed to be completely gristle free. The fat was barely noticeable except for the delicious flavor it added. The aged beef had a robust flavor and was really well seasoned while also being served atop a small amount of au jus. Magnificent!! Worth every penny of the $42 price tag. It was served with choice of potato or salad. I had baked potato which was also very good. I have been to Murray’s a few times now and the steaks are consistently wonderful.
Porterhouse Steaks & Seafood ~ They had two size options: 18 or 24oz. This 24oz steak was boneless and absolutely huge, a great value in comparison to other fine steak houses. Every bite was extremely juicy and tender. I was happy I ordered it medium minus, it was much more red than I usually eat it, but I found that I really enjoyed it like that. The bleu cheese that was melted on top was flavorful but not too overpowering. So good! Another of my companions ordered this same steak and also enjoyed the extremely tender cut.
Lakeside Club ~ They offer two sizes of Ribeye at Lakeside: 12oz & 16oz. I usually order the 12oz Ribeye, medium temperature. My steak was phenomenal; it was cooked perfectly and was incredibly tender and juicy. It was only lightly seasoned with salt but the flavor of the aged meat was wonderful. It is served with a side salad and choice of potato. I chose the Shoestring fries
Gordy’s Steak House ~ My companion and I both ordered the 18 oz Delmonico Ribeye Steaks. My steak was a very tender cut, grilled to a perfect medium. The steaks at Gordy’s are said to be aged for 28 days; I could taste just a hint of the aged flavor. The steaks were seasoned very mildly (if at all?!), emphasis was purely on the beef. I dressed mine up with raw horseradish and my companion ordered a side of bearnnaise. Unfortunately my companion’s cut of ribeye was not nearly as tender as mine, unsure of consistency since I have only visited there one time.
Watch this list change and grow as we try more ribeye ;)