The flavor is intense, the juices are flowing, and the beef is big. These are eight of the Greatest Steaks Phantom has ever found outside Boston.
Orchard Street Chop Shop
Located inside an historic old firehouse in Dover, New Hampshire, the Orchard Street Chop Shop was the first prime steakhouse in the Granite State when it opened in 2004. Today, it’s still the place to go when you want to eat some meat, like the 28-ounce bone-in Tomahawk for two, or something more casual like the blackened steak tips served with rice and beans.
Stockholders in Weymouth is a comfortable steak spot, sporting decor inspired by Wall Street, and prices that you don’t have to be a banker to afford. There’s a 24-ounce bone-in Ribeye served with a decadent shallot butter; center cut filet topped with red wine demi-glace; and plenty of seafood options like the over the top 2 pound Baked Stuffed Lobster topped with shrimp.
Frank’s Steakhouse on Mass. Ave in Cambridge is a classic restaurant and bar that’s been a local landmark since 1938, making it the oldest steakhouse in Greater Boston. The must order item on Frank’s menu is their smokin’ hot New York Sirloin Sizzler. It’s a pound of boneless sirloin, served on a hot metal plate, served sizzling and smoking.
Steakhouses don’t get any bigger, flashier, or more fantastic than Strega Prime in Woburn. It’s an intoxicating maze of fountains, private dining rooms, high-tech media walls, eye-catching artwork, a state of the art bar and lounge, and a mind-boggling wine list. When it comes to the food, Strega Prime has everything you want in a steak house, from a giant seafood tower to irresistible sides like twice baked potatoes and truffle parmesan fries, to the insanely tender 14 ounce bone-in filet mignon.
Pete’s Bluebird in Bellingham doesn’t look like much from the outside, but inside you can find one of the tastiest, most inexpensive hunks of meat Phantom has ever found. Because at this cash only, come as you are, hole in the wall, you’ll find them cutting and cooking superior steaks on site for around twenty bucks.
Another Great 8 winner is Rosetti. Whether you’re at their small BYOB spot in Winthrop or their big attractive restaurant in Lynn, you’ll find some of the best Italian eats in the region. If you want
all of that Italian flavor in steak form, there’s the 42 day aged New York Strip served “Mafiosa” style.
“It’s marsala wine infused with our marinara sauce, and then we finish that with some capers, Vidalia onion, fresh mozzarella, proscuitto di parma.”
With seven New England locations including Peabody and Hingham, Burtons Grill fills the void between the casual steak chains and the high-end luxury steakhouses. You can start your meal with some Philly Steak Spring Rolls with onion rings and spicy ketchup. For lunch, there’s a tasty Steak Sandwich with barbecue ranch dressing. For an entree you’ll want to slice into, check out the certified Angus Ribeye, served with seasoned butter.
Rounding out the Great 8 is the 350 Grill in Springfield, Mass. With its brick walls, oversized banquettes, and color-changing bar, the 350 Grill is a surprisingly classy restaurant, especially when you consider that it shares a parking lot with a gentlemen’s club. Nothing will get you more excited than the 350’s signature Surf and Turf.
“It’s a four ounce filet grilled to perfection, with one scallop which is a nice sized scallop, topped with another four ounce filet. And then it’s skewered with two big jumbo shrimp.”
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