Nothing beats a good steak. Sure, Massachusetts is not Texas. Rather, the Northeast is better known for high rates of vegetarianism and health-conscious restaurants on every corner. But in all reality, even Bostonians crave a filet mignon now and then. Here is a roundup of Boston’s top-of-the-line steakhouses with mouthwatering menus and matching wine lists. Enjoy!
(Image Credit: Ruth's Chris Steak House)

(Image Credit: Ruth’s Chris Steak House)


Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Old City Hall
45 School Street
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 742-8401
www.ruthschris.com

This Financial District gem is actually located inside Boston’s Old City Hall. The combination of historic significance, rustic ambiance and an incredible high-end menu makes this the perfect spot to take clients or celebrate an anniversary. The steaks are so tender and perfectly cooked that they melt in your mouth. And the sides leave little to be desired – perfectly butted spinach and mashed potatoes complete this simply perfect American meal.

(Image Credit: Capital Grille)

(Image Credit: Capital Grille)


The Capital Grille
900 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 262-8900
www.thecapitalgrille.com

The Capital Grille in Boston’s Back Bay is also an incredible steakhouse. Since it has multiple locations, the name recognition alone draws visitors to the restaurant, but the food certainly lives up to its reputation. The Capital Grille is conveniently located at the base of the Prudential building and is walking distance from many area hotels, so this is a perfect spot to eat when in Boston on business or vacation.

(Image Credit: Mooo)

(Image Credit: Mooo)


Mooo Restaurant
XV Beacon Hotel
15 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 670-2515
www.mooorestaurant.com

Mooo is a bit more intimate than the other steakhouses on this list, making it the best choice for a special date or birthday. In the shadow of the Massachusetts State House, Moo sits on a small corner of Beacon Hill and features a warmly lit interior and a beautiful private wine cellar that can be reserved for special occasions. The wine cellar is no joke, Mooo boasts one of the best wine lists in the city. Mooo is also a great place to have brunch as the breakfast specialties are accompanied by live acoustic musicians.

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(Image Credit: Bambara)

(Image Credit: Bambara)


Bambara
Hotel Marlowe
25 Edwin H Land Boulevard
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 868-4444
www.bambara-cambridge.com

Bambara, in the first floor of the Hotel Marlowe near Lechmere in Cambridge, is another good steak spot. Don’t be fooled by its outward appearance as a hotel restaurant; Bambara is very high end and that can easily be scene through its beautiful decor and quality ingredients. The chef also puts an emphasis on purchasing local foods, so whatever sides come with your steak are sure to be fresh and seasonal with New England flair. Bambara is a great spot for a date because it is conveniently located next to the Charles River which beautifully reflects the Boston city skyline.

(Image Credit: Rialto)

(Image Credit: Rialto)


Rialto
One Bennett Street
Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661-5050
www.rialto-restaurant.com

Also in Cambridge, this Harvard Square restaurant is the best of the best. It has a fixed-price menu which takes the guess work out of ordering. Or for those who like choices, Rialto’s menu features mouthwatering entrees like its grilled tuscan steak, served with portabella mushrooms, arugula, Parmigiano Reggiano and truffle oil. And people supporting the local food movement will enjoy the juniper-marinated venison served with beets, yogurt, oxtail, pepper and paprika stew, yum!

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Cameron Bruns is the founder of BostonGreenBlog.com and co-author of Just Us Gals Boston. She lives in Boston’s North End, where her goal is to promote ethical, stylish, and sustainable lifestyle choices to all Boston residents. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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