Steakhouse Guide: Where to Celebrate Special Occasions in Charlotte

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Charlotte, Nc January 7th 2021 Steak 48, Lots Of Food And Chef Heather King. Photographed In Charlotte, Nc On January 7 2021. Photo By Peter Taylor
Steak 48's Bone-In Ribeye topped with black truffle sautéed Maine lobster and a side of Chef Heather King’s Au Gratin Potatoes. Photo by Peter Taylor.

Whether you want to treat your coworkers, entertain out-of-town guests, or just splurge on a Tuesday night, chances are there’s a steakhouse in your neighborhood. Find some highlights in this restaurant guide.

 

STEAK 48
4425 Sharon Rd.
980-580-4848
Steak is the main attraction, but don’t miss the crispy shrimp deviled eggs, corn crème brulée, and seafood tower. Read our spotlight on the spot here and our Best of the Best Award entry here.

 

DRESSLER’S
8630-1A Lindholm Dr.
704-987-1779
Part steakhouse, part upscale American cuisine, dishes are delivered with consistency and a smile, both here and at the Metropolitan Avenue location. Get the story behind their famous cheesecake (pictured below) here.

Charlotte Nc February 14th Dressler’s Cheesecake And John Dressler And His Mother Joan Dressler Whose Recipe Is Used For The Cheesecake At Dresslers In Charlotte, Nc. Photographed In Charlotte Nc On February 14, 2020. Photo By Peter Taylor

Photo by Peter Taylor

FLATIRON KITCHEN + TAPHOUSE
215 S. Main St., Davidson
704-237-3246
High-quality steaks are a given here, but the seafood and vegetables are treated with the same respect.

 

 

Charlotte Nc February 18th Images From Beef N Bottle. Server Bonita. Shrimp Cocktail, Onion Rings, Escargot, Delmonico And Shrimp Special. Photographed In Charlotte Nc On February 18, 2020. Photo By Peter Taylor

Benita Delaney is a beloved server at Beef ’N Bottle. Photo by Peter Taylor.

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BEEF ’N BOTTLE
4538 South Blvd.
704-523-9977
An old favorite, this dark, moody steakhouse serves up thick and juicy cuts that you can top with lobster tail, shrimp, scallops, or oysters. We dive into the history of this beloved joint here.

 

THE DUNAVANT
2322 Dunavant St., Ste. 200
980-335-0125
The signature steak and bottomless fries dinner, which includes bread, a choice of soup or salad, and the option of three sauces, tastes more expensive than its $32 fixed price.

Black Angus sirloin steak with chimichurri sauce at The Dunavant. Photo by Peter Taylor.

 

THE PORTER’S HOUSE
7417 Waverly Walk Ave.
704-930-7878
Feast on thick-cut steaks and classic sides in the sleek dining room or on the patio, and don’t miss the private bourbon room.

 

131 MAIN
5970 Fairview Rd., Ste. 100
704-343-0131
The filet mignon, ribeye, and NY strip are all aged 35 days, the chef’s bar overlooks the open kitchen, and the covered patio has seating around the fire pit. Additional locations are in Blakeney and Lake Norman.

 

OAK STEAKHOUSE
4477 Sharon Rd., Ste 125
704-954-8900
Chef Bobby Hodge aces steakhouse classics like ribeye or filet, and be sure to save room for some peanut butter pie for dessert.

 

THE CAPITAL GRILLE
201 N Tryon St.
704-348-1400
The Charlotte outpost of this upscale steakhouse chain serves classic American fare in a clubby, refined setting.

 

EDDIE V’S PRIME SEAFOOD
101 S Tryon St.
704-333-5262
Enjoy a night out in uptown with consistently good seafood and steak, plus a cocktail lounge that features live jazz.

 

TED’S MONTANA GRILL
7404 Waverly Walk Ave #1-3
704-841-7502
Described as an “Old West-style steakhouse,” this concept was founded by Ted Turner and George W. McKerrow. The 47th location of Ted’s opened in south Charlotte’s Waverly development in 2017.

 

BLT STEAK
110 N College St.
704-972-4380
Carnivores can feast on filet mignon, ribeye, porterhouse, hanger steak, or even an Angus burger in this chic restaurant inside the Ritz-Carlton.

 

THE PALM CHARLOTTE
6705-B Phillips Place Ct.
704-552-7256
The legendary chain serves high-end steakhouse fare and seafood in a dining room bedecked with caricatures of famous people.

 

Jw Marriott Deanssteakhouse

Dean’s Steakouse. Courtesy photo.

THIS MONTH’S FEATURED CHOICE:

DEAN’S ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE
128 E Stonewall St.
704-499-6626
Dean’s is an upscale steakhouse with an Italian twist—think American Wagyu beef served alongside short rib gnocchi and truffled bucatini. The restaurant is on the ground floor of uptown’s 22-story JW Marriott. Sit in the dining room to get a view of the open kitchen or dine on the street-level covered patio. Dinner highlights include Dean’s Tomahawk Bone-in Ribeye Chop and the Italian “Oscar” Filet topped with lump crab, asparagus, and taleggio cream. Choose from more than 250 wines or sip classic cocktails like an Old Fashioned or a Manhattan. If you’re celebrating a special occasion, order a dessert wine and splurge on some Limoncello Pie.

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