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Old 02-21-2019, 03:28 PM   #1
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Default BEST Steak in Houston?

My wife and I will be driving down this weekend for a little anniversary getaway, and I am wanting a dang good steak. I prefer Ribeye and she usually has a filet. Where is the best spots? We will be staying downtown. One that offers some good oysters on the half shell would be a nice bonus as well.

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Old 02-21-2019, 03:28 PM   #2
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Taste of Texas

I normally get the Cowboy bone in ribeye, a bowl of tortilla soup instead of a salad, and an Old Fashioned to wash it down with. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it!

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Old 02-21-2019, 03:30 PM   #3
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I like Pappa Bros Steakhouse.
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:30 PM   #4
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Pappas Brothers or Steak 48
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:31 PM   #5
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I brought my wife to Trulucks a couple weeks ago, and I got the Turf and Surf with some kind of topping on the steak. It was incredible! That being said, Trulucks is more of a seafood establishment than a steak house.
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:31 PM   #6
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I enjoy Pappa's downtown. had B&B Butchers this past weekend and was not impressed.
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:31 PM   #7
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Go to taste of texas, it is an experience as well as a great steak.
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:31 PM   #8
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Pappa's Brothers on Westheimer is the best I have had.
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:32 PM   #9
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If I was downtown, I'd just go to Vic and Anthony's out of convenience. Taste of Texas is great, as is B&B Butchers.
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:40 PM   #10
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Downtown I'd have to agree with Curt... V&A's. Only thing I don't like about Taste of Texas is they do not take reservations and if you want to dine at prime time, you'll have to wast half your evening waiting in line...
For an elegant steak with a great atmosphere and not too far from downtown, take your wife to the Rainbow Lodge. My personal favorite there is the bison ribeye. It's fantastic!!
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:41 PM   #11
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Taste of Texas is probably the best value in a steak house in Houston. Steak 48 is good.
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:46 PM   #12
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:47 PM   #13
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If I was downtown, I'd just go to Vic and Anthony's out of convenience. Taste of Texas is great, as is B&B Butchers.
I gotta add....a trip to B&B Butchers is worth is just for their Carpetbagger appetizer.
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:51 PM   #14
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Pappa's Brothers on Westheimer is the best I have had.
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:53 PM   #15
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Pappa's Brothers on Westheimer is the best I have had.


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Old 02-21-2019, 03:56 PM   #16
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If I was downtown, I'd just go to Vic and Anthony's out of convenience. Taste of Texas is great, as is B&B Butchers.
We werenít very impressed with Vic and Anthonyís. Possibly because it was right before an Astros game and they were slammed with a crowd but it wasnít my favorite.

I liked trulucks a lot and will be trying steak 48 soon.
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Old 02-21-2019, 03:58 PM   #17
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You'll have a great meal and experience at any of the following, I'd pick the one closest to you which will probably be Vic & Anthony's:

Pappa's
Capital Grille
Trulucks
Vic & Anthony's
Eddie V's
Flemings
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:01 PM   #18
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If your a foodie like me then you know the best chefs in town. Chef Chris Sheppard runs Georgia James Steakhouse. That place will not disappoint! Check out the Baller Board!
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:03 PM   #19
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If your a foodie like me then you know the best chefs in town. Chef Chris Sheppard runs Georgia James Steakhouse. That place will not disappoint! Check out the Baller Board!
Good rec. Shepherd is the best. I haven't been to Georgia James because I'd rather cook a steak myself, but Underbelly was my favorite restaurant in Houston.
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:19 PM   #20
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Brenners on the Bayou for me.... their filet and peppercorn sauce are delicious!
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:23 PM   #21
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Again, if truly downtown Vic & Anthony's. If not the choices are pretty much endless. I was at Rainbow Lodge two weeks ago.........my kinda place!
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:25 PM   #22
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I second B&B Butchers! Took some customers their for Christmas and the steaks and sides were top notch. Nice atmosphere too.
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:25 PM   #23
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Most the prime steakhouses will serve you a good cut of beef. Some of them are even owned by the same restaurant groups.

Pappa Bros will typically get the highest nod. Great place, but it's been around a long time and may get more attention as compared to other places that are just as good.

Vic & Anthony's is good for downtown. Mortons is ok as well, but I'd give Vic's a slight notch above. Brenners on the Bayou is good too off Memorial.

Mastro's in uptown is probably the newest place and is very good. Probably one of the more stylish places right now. Actually, Vic & Anthony, Mortons, Brenners and Masto's are all owned by Landrys.

Taste of TX - As stated, they don't take reservations; no call ahead, nothing. Steaks are good and salad bar is one of the best around. Family owned and operated. However, I would not go here on an anniversary getaway. The wife and I almost never go here anymore due to the crazy wait times. We've walked in and right back out with quoted wait times in the 2 hour range before. Just not a good idea if you want a more coordinated type of evening.

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Old 02-21-2019, 04:25 PM   #24
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Again, if truly downtown Vic & Anthony's. If not the choices are pretty much endless. I was at Rainbow Lodge two weeks ago.........my kinda place!
Vic & Anthony's would be the closest followed by Pappas. I like the look of Rainbow Lodge although not as close.
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:27 PM   #25
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Most the prime steakhouses will serve you a good cut of beef. Some of them are even owned by the same restaurant groups.

Pappa Bros will typically get the highest nod. Great place, but it's been around a long time and may get more attention as compared to other places that are just as good.

Killen's in Pearland, not convenient to downtown, but definitely really good.

Vic & Anthony's is good for downtown. Mortons is ok as well, but I'd give Vic's a slight notch above.

Mastro's in uptown is probably the newest place and is very good. Probably one of the more stylish places right now.

Taste of TX - As stated, they don't take reservations; no call ahead, nothing. Steaks are good and salad bar is one of the best around. Family owned and operated. However, I would not go here on an anniversary getaway. The wife and I almost never go here anymore due to the crazy wait times. We've walked in and right back out with quoted wait times in the 2 hour range before. Just not a good idea if you want a more coordinated type of evening.
We are not big on long waits. Prefer somewhere I can make a reservation.
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:29 PM   #26
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Pappas. hands down the best!
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:36 PM   #27
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Pappas. hands down the best!
Is the one downtown just as good as the one on Westheimer?
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:36 PM   #28
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Pappas brothers is the best steak i've ever had and their flashed fried oysters are unreal. This was always a must stop place for me when going to meetings at our corporate office in Houston.
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:41 PM   #29
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Killens in Pearland

Killens STQ on Voss

Steak 48

Bistecca Ristorante

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Old 02-21-2019, 04:44 PM   #30
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I feel for you bro if going to Houston is gettin' away
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:45 PM   #31
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All of these posts and not one mention of Del Friscos in the galleria??? Maybe Iím doing it wrong but we have hit up papas, Vicís and still think this one is hands down the best joint in town!


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Old 02-21-2019, 04:51 PM   #32
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I feel for you bro if going to Houston is gettin' away
It's just a short one night away with no kids!
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Old 02-21-2019, 04:59 PM   #33
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You'll have a great meal and experience at any of the following, I'd pick the one closest to you which will probably be Vic & Anthony's:

Pappa's
Capital Grille
Trulucks
Vic & Anthony's
Eddie V's
Flemings
Steak 48
Taste of Texas
Iím not familiar with Houston steak houses but one of the best steaks I have ever ate came from a Eddie Vís in ft worth.
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Old 02-21-2019, 05:02 PM   #34
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Most mentioned will do the job for you. Downtown I would go to Vic & Anthony's.

If you don't come into town and do stuff like this often I would suggest The Rainbow Lodge as others have suggested. Very unique place in this big city. The other menu's at the mentioned steakhouse are pretty much the same. Rainbow Lodge has a ton of wild game on the menu that you won't find at the others. I took my girls there at the end of school last year. They are picky eaters. I think the total meat species count devoured was 6-7 before the dust settled. Get a few appetizers for sure.

From downtown its a 10-15 minute drive. Ella & TC Jester. Shag an Uber from the hotel and your set if you don't feel like driving.

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Old 02-21-2019, 05:05 PM   #35
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It's just a short one night away with no kids!
That's what we did. Spent WAY too much money on a meal, turned around and drove back to Beaumont and slept till 9:00. Then we spent all Sunday laid up watching Netflix. It was an awesome weekend to say the least!
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All of these posts and not one mention of Del Friscos in the galleria??? Maybe Iím doing it wrong but we have hit up papas, Vicís and still think this one is hands down the best joint in town!


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Second this one!
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Old 02-21-2019, 07:40 PM   #37
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Downtown I'd have to agree with Curt... V&A's. Only thing I don't like about Taste of Texas is they do not take reservations and if you want to dine at prime time, you'll have to wast half your evening waiting in line...
For an elegant steak with a great atmosphere and not too far from downtown, take your wife to the Rainbow Lodge. My personal favorite there is the bison ribeye. It's fantastic!!


Rainbow Lodge is fantastic. I got the nilgia filet the last time I was there. Awesome place


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It's just a short one night away with no kids!


That part sounds fantastic! Hope you find a good steak.
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Old 02-21-2019, 07:55 PM   #39
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Within Downtown as already mentioned Vic & Anthony's and Pappas are best. A reasonable Uber ride I'd go to Georgia James, B&B or the new Perry's that opened on West Gray in River Oaks--there is a good chance your hotel will take you to one of those and pick you up for a tip. There is absolutely no way I would travel to the galleria area or past to have steak if I was staying in Downtown.

There is no reason to go to Taste of Texas, Killens on Voss, Del Friscos, Pappas on westheimer, Steak 48, Mastros or Rainbow Lodge for what you are wanting unless you want to sit in traffic.
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:06 PM   #40
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I went to Papas Bros about a month ago, best steak Iíve ever had.


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Old 02-21-2019, 08:16 PM   #41
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Pappas Bros is consistently outstanding.

I’ve heard Killens is also fantastic. We haven’t been there yet - but our anniversary is next month and we may go then ...
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You'll have a great meal and experience at any of the following, I'd pick the one closest to you which will probably be Vic & Anthony's:

Pappa's
Capital Grille
Trulucks
Vic & Anthony's
Eddie V's
Flemings
Steak 48
Taste of Texas
Best list mentioned and taste of texas is just where it belongs... dead last.

Pappas was just number one on some list I read. Only others I've been to is vic and Anthony and Flemings.

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Old 02-21-2019, 08:21 PM   #43
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They are a little hard to find these days but Bonanza has a good sirloin.
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:25 PM   #44
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B&B or Trulucks gets my vote over all thatís mentioned


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B&b or Pappas.
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:47 PM   #46
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Taste of Texas is fine. But it shouldn’t be considered among the better places.
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:57 PM   #47
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Steak 48, Pappas, or Del Friscos double eagle steak cuts.
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Old 02-21-2019, 08:58 PM   #48
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B&B on Washington is the best, and I've eaten them all here in Houston 3 forks would be a close second
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Old 02-21-2019, 09:03 PM   #49
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Eh, all the high end ones are all the same. And none as good as my cask iron tenderloin I cook at home.

That said, I do prefer Killen’s out of all of them. They have a Wagyu flight that is cool.
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Old 02-21-2019, 09:10 PM   #50
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If you go to Mastros, get that butter cake.
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