There is nothing better for a meat lover than cutting in to a beautifully cooked, juicy steak. Red meat might not be de rigueur, but for those of us that still openly have a love affair with it, we want the very best when we are indulging. Thankfully, there are some amazing steakhouses across the US; old school institutions that have stood the test of time and a few newcomers to the scene that are sizzling in their reviews. From Texas to Indiana and beyond, Ultimate Excursions invites you to travel with us today as we take a closer look at 3 of the most noted steakhouses America has to offer.
The Michelin starred Peter Luger in Brooklyn hasn’t changed much since they started serving this taste-treat in 1887. The testament of time alone should tell you that they obviously corner the market on a well-prepared hunk of meat. If you are looking to splurge, start off with their hors d’oeuvre of bacon. For your main course, look no further than their porterhouse. It is dry aged and broiled with salt and then finished with clarified butter. This steak is melt in your mouth deliciousness.
St. Elmo Steak House in Indianapolis has also been doing it right as they have been opened since 1902. The starter of choice is their shrimp cocktail that has enough horseradish in it to make sure you are breathing easy, and all your senses are awake for when you bite into your steak. Their steaks are wet aged and all are served with either a starter of navy bean soup, or a glass of tomato juice and a side of green beans or potatoes. It is more than enough for a full meal, although you might want to order one of their king crab mac and cheese to share with the table, for a delectable bite or two for everyone.
Although it doesn’t have a century under its belt, Urban Farmer in Portland is quite famous in its own right. It has a cool vibe where hipster meets urban farmer. You will sit at a 20 foot communal table and the shelves of the restaurant are decorated with jars of pickled fruits and veggies. Start off with their creamed spinach, chock full of garlicky goodness, or the freshest of Pacific oysters on the half shell. For your main course try the New York tasting which is a sampling of grass fed, corn fed and grain finished beef. You have an optional Wagyu add on.
These steakhouses are certainly a cut above the rest. They absolutely do things well, or in this case medium well. Give your senses a treat on your next outing by indulging in one of these amazing restaurant experiences.