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Winter Restaurant Guide 2016: Steakhouse


Austin's Seafood and Steakhouse
5101 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533;
Two grilled filet medal- lions are served with barbecue shrimp and garlic mashed potatoes. Redfish is cooked in parchment paper with shrimp, crawfish, crabmeat, caramelized onions and lobster butter. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Beef Connection
501 Gretna Blvd., Gretna, (504) 366-3275
The dinner menu features a la carte steaks such as the Angus beef filet mignon topped with hot drawn butter. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp are served in traditional peppery sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Besh Steak
Harrah's Casino, 8 Canal St., (504) 533-6111;
John Besh's steakhouse offers large cuts of beef and Louisiana seafood. Roasted whole Louisiana redfish is served with blue crab, Plaquemines Parish citrus and brown butter. Turtle soup is made with turtle meat, celery, bell peppers, carrots, jalapenos, tomatoes, bay leaves and cumin. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Charlie's Steak House
4510 Dryades St., (504) 895-9323; -
The wedge salad features iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, shaved onions and house-made blue cheese dressing. The Charlie is a 32-ounce thick-cut T-bone served on a sizzling-hot platter. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Chophouse New Orleans
322 Magazine St., (504) 522-7902; -
The traditional steakhouse menu includes large cuts of beef such as a bone-in 22-ounce rib-eye, seafood and a la carte sides such as potatoes, creamed spinach and onion rings. Beef carpaccio is thinly sliced raw tenderloin topped with balsamic reduction, horseradish aioli, Parmesan, arugula and capers. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Crescent City Steakhouse
1001 N. Broad St., (504) 821-3271; -
The traditional steakhouse serves a la carte steaks, such as rib-eyes, porterhouses, strip loins and filets wrapped in bacon. Side items include hand-cut au gratin potatoes, sauteed asparagus, mushrooms and spinach au gratin. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Desi Vega's Steakhouse
628 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-7600; -
Who Dat shrimp are stuffed with crabmeat, wrapped in bacon and served with sweet Thai chili sauce and chipotle remoulade. Four Colorado lamb chops are served with a flaming mojito glaze and garlic mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Dickie Brennan's Steakhouse
716 Iberville St., (504) 522-2467;
The house filet mignon is served with creamed spinach, flash-fried oysters, Pontalba potatoes and bearnaise. Napoleon salad features thick tomato slices layered with Danish blue cheese, shaved red onions, garlic croutons and remoulade. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Galatoire's 33 Bar and Steak
215 Bourbon St., (504) 335-3932; -
The selection of steaks include 7-ounce filets, 16-ounce New York strips and 16-ounce rib-eyes, and hollandaise, bearnaise, horseradish creme and marchand de vin are among the sauces available a la carte. Lobster chop salad features Maine lobster meat over mixed greens, roasted beets, avocado and tarragon dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Gallagher's Grill
509 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 892-9992; -
Oysters Pablo are baked with spicy cheese sauce and tasso on top. The grilled 16-ounce strip steak is topped with butter. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Keith Young's Steakhouse
165 Highway 21, Madisonville, (985) 845-9940;
Filet mignon is served with a baked potato, sweet potato or green beans, and steak toppings such as crabmeat or mushrooms are an optional addition. Grilled mahi-mahi is topped with shrimp bechamel or jumbo lump crabmeat and mushrooms. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

La Boca
870 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 525-8205; -
The Argentine steakhouse offers a menu of a la carte steaks and sides such as french fries, mashed potatoes, asparagus and flash-fried Brussels sprouts. The Gaucho plate includes skewered beef, chorizo, sweetbreads and beef empanadas. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Mr. John's Steakhouse
2111 St. Charles Ave., (504) 679-7697; -
Seared New York strip steak is served on a sizzling plate with melted butter. The Who Dat shrimp appetizer features bacon-wrapped Gulf shrimp stuffed with crabmeat and served with chipotle remoulade. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Morton's The Steakhouse
The Shops at Canal Place, 365 Canal St., (504) 566-0221;
The traditional steakhouse's 12-ounce bone-in filet is topped with blue cheese butter and served with caramelized onions. For an appetizer, butterflied jumbo shrimp are served with beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

2891 Highway 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-5566;
Shrimp Lafourche features Louisiana shrimp stuffed with crabmeat and served with grilled asparagus and white wine butter sauce. Steaks such as the grilled rib-eye can be topped with jumbo lump crabmeat, barbecue shrimp, au poivre sauce or blue cheese. Reservations recommended. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

O'Brien's Grille
2020 Belle Chasse Highway, Terrytown, (504) 391-7229; -
Savory artichoke cheesecake is topped with Louisiana oysters sauteed in butter, garlic and white wine. Fried cannelloni are stuffed with jumbo lump crabmeat and spinach and topped with crabmeat and beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Ruth's Chris Steak House
3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-3600; Harrah's Hotel, 525 Fulton St., (504) 587-7099;
Steaks such as the signature filet mignon are seared in an 1,800-degree broiler and served with sizzling butter. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp features shrimp sauteed in white wine, butter and garlic and served over garlic mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Veterans Memorial Boulevard: lunch Fri., dinner daily. Fulton Street: lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Star Steak & Lobster House
237 Decatur St., (504) 525-6151;
The Cajun filet mignon is stuffed with crabmeat, crawfish and shrimp and served with red wine reduction. For brunch, eggs coubion features fried catfish served over French bread with poached eggs, sauteed spinach, artichoke hearts, tasso and Creole tomato court-bouillon. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

The Steak Knife Restaurant & Bar
888 Harrison Ave., (504) 488-8981; -
Sauteed veal medallions are topped with lump crabmeat, mushrooms and beurre blanc. Yellowfin tuna steaks are marinated in soy sauce, seared with a pepper crust and served with lemon beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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