It’s no secret that Omaha is known around the country as one of the best sources for steak. This is mostly due to the fact that beef is Nebraska’s single largest industry, and Omaha has been the country’s meatpacking center since the 1950s. So whether you’re visiting the city or are lucky enough to call it home, you want to make sure you indulge in a quality piece of steak while in Omaha.
If your mouth is salivating while reading these descriptions, but you live far away from Omaha, don’t worry! Omaha has the steak-on-demand scene mastered as well. You can order a sample of tantalizing steaks online through Omaha Steaks, the country’s largest marketer of beef.
Whether you like your meat rare, medium, or well done, you’re sure to enjoy your steak at any of these reputable Omaha steakhouses!
801 Chophouse at the Paxton
Step back in time to a 1920s New York chophouse and bite into one of the best steaks around at 801 Chophouse at the Paxton. This upscale steakhouse provides a masculine and romantic setting, with dark woods, marble and granite accents, brass fixtures, dual pane frosted glass and white linens. But let’s talk about the main event — the steak. Peruse their dinner menu to see their USDA prime options. This is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion, indulge after a long workweek, or simply take advantage of Omaha’s plentiful steak opportunities. Whatever you do, make sure you pair your steak with one of their amazing wines, keeping in mind that 801 Chophouse at the Paxton received the Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence in 2015!
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For the past 45 years, Anthony’s Steakhouse has been known in the Omaha area for their exceptional steaks. Anthony’s ages their Premium Black Angus Beef to perfection using the dry aging process spanning 21 days, creating a tender and flavorful steak as a result. They hand-cut each steak on-site to ensure each piece is as good as the next. Pair your steak with a fresh salad, soup or side, and of course a glass of wine!
Brother Sebastian’s Steak House & Winery
Immerse yourself in an authentic old-world experience at Brother Sebastian’s Steak House & Winery, a monastery-turned-steakhouse where the servers are dressed as monks. You’ll feel as though you’ve stepped into a Spanish monastery during your dining experience at Brother Sebastian’s — from the Gregorian Chant playing when you enter, to the old world decor throughout the interior. And better yet, they know their steaks! Savor the fresh flavors of USDA Choice Nebraska Angus beef seared over an open flame at this cozy and romantic restaurant.
Photo Courtesy of Brother Sebastian’s Steak House & Winery
Enjoy the casual, upbeat and inviting atmosphere at Charleston’s, an excellent source for steak in the area. With several locations throughout six states, this restaurant does not maintain a chain mentality and instead makes you feel right at home in their comfortable setting. Check out their top sirloin, hand-cut filet, and slow-roasted prime rib on their reasonably priced menu.
Experience Omaha’s original whiskey steaks at The Drover. This neighborhood favorite has been known for over 40 years for their exceptional whiskey-marinated steaks. Their special marinade is made with a list of secret ingredients, one of which is of course whiskey. After you order your steak of choice, it is soaked for just 15 minutes so the marinade does not overpower the beef’s wonderful flavor.
Photos Courtesy of The Drover
Gorat’s Steak House
Gorat’s Steak House has been an Omaha tradition for more than 70 years. The Gorat family opened this restaurant in 1944, passed it down to their son, and was most recently purchased by a longtime Omaha restaurateur. The menu and environment stays true to the family-owned roots, quality and values that have attracted generations of visitors and resident “regulars” for decades. You’ll find a wonderful selection of local Italian steakhouse fare and some new signature entrees, salads and pastas. You might also find Warren Buffett sitting next to you, as he frequents this steakhouse on occasion!
Mahogany Prime Steakhouse
Mahogany Prime Steakhouse believes that great steak is the rule, not the exception. This motto certainly shows in the way they treat steak like the star of the show, offering only the finest custom-aged U.S. Prime Midwestern Beef with excellent marbling, texture and flavor. Your steak will be broiled to perfection at 900 degrees and served sizzling on a heated plate. You’ll then bite into this flavor-packed steak amidst the approachable fine dining atmosphere at Mahogany’s!
Photos Courtesy of Mahogany Prime Steakhouse
This classy steak oasis in the Old Market is worth a visit if you haven’t yet stopped by. Sit on the outdoor terrace at Omaha Prime to enjoy a romantic evening tasting their steaks cooked to perfection and a glass off their carefully selected wine list. Omaha Prime is one of the few restaurants in the country to serve only the finest USDA Prime steaks and chops, hand-selected for quality, marbling, and our favorite element — flavor. This is the perfect setting to celebrate an anniversary, birthday, or momentous life event, followed by an evening stroll through the Old Market.
Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops
Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops features aged “Prime” beef from the Chicago Stockyards, which is the coveted stamp of approval given to only the top 2% of beef in the country. Find anything from mouthwatering steaks and chops to market fresh seafood on their menu. And don’t miss out on their wines, as Spencer’s was a recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence between 2009 and 2015!
Photos Courtesy of Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops
Another chain with a local feel is Sullivan’s, nestled in the ground floor of Central Park Plaza in the historic district of downtown Omaha. Sullivan’s makes a great stop for a nice business lunch or a pleasant evening unwinding with a glass of wine and some of the best steak around. Their menu is packed with a wide variety of steak options — all cooked to perfection just the way you want it.
While it doesn’t have “steakhouse” in the title, V.Mertz in the Old Market is one of the best places to get a steak in town. It’s a small, local, and romantic restaurant serving contemporary American cuisine in a picturesque setting. Because of their dedication to incorporating fresh ingredients and experimenting with unique gastronomic creations, V.Mertz’s menus change daily. But one thing remains the same — their ability to prepare an exceptional steak dish.
Photos Courtesy of V.Mertz
Who serves your favorite steak in Omaha?
Let us know if you’re a fan of any of the above-mentioned restaurants or you have another place in mind!