The 15 Best Steak Restaurants In Melbourne

Steak. Do we even need to say more? You can tell if a city is great if it has a lot of steakhouses. Melbourne is a huge city known for its culture, art, and food.

With such a great culture and diverse agricultural sector, Melbourne is a city where you are guaranteed to get some of the best food, specifically steak, in the country.

So, if you’re out and about in Melbourne and looking for some great steak, look no further than this. Here, we will give you the top 15 steak restaurants in Melbourne, with a look into their restaurant and menu. 

The 15 Best Steak Restaurants In Melbourne

Rare Steakhouse

Rare Steakhouse is one of the top steakhouses in the city, with three locations throughout the city: Uptown, Midtown, and Downtown. Their restaurants are homely and warm, with big tables suitable for large parties.

Their menu features quality pasture and grain-fed beef, which is basted with aromatics, ensuring it is cooked to perfection every single time. Their menu features delicious starters such as oysters, scallops, calamari, and ribs.

They have cuts of steak such as a T-bone scotch fillet, porterhouse, rump, rib-eye on the bone, and an eye fillet. This Steakhouse is relatively inexpensive, too.

Along with their amazing 200/300g steaks, they offer sauces such as mushroom, black pepper, creamy garlic, or danish blue cheese. 

A Hereford Beefstouw

A Hereford Beefstouw is a Danish steakhouse chain, which first opened its doors in Denmark in 1971, hence the danish name. The Steakhouse has locations globally, from Greenland to Copenhagen.

They are all about quality steak, paired with great wines. They also value art, which is why their restaurants are so uniquely and meticulously decorated, making it all part of their restaurant experience.

There are several cuts of steak on their menu, ensuring each person has a favorite. They also value customers’ choices on how they want their steak cooked, which is a must-have for a steakhouse!

They serve some delicious starters such as duck terrine, beef tartar, and oysters. All the beef they serve is grain-fed, from quality Australian cows. They serve eye fillet, chateaubriant, rib eye, sirloin, ribs, hanger steak, New York sirloin, cote de boeuf and rump.

They also have ‘extreme beef’ options, which are unique cuts of beef that are dry-aged or unique. These are their 200-day grain-fed T-bone, the dry-aged cote de boeuf, and the massive tomahawk steak.

Meatmaiden 

Meatmaiden is a steakhouse, but with a twist. The restaurant is in the central business district, and its mission is to give a smokehouse twist to their classic steakhouse dishes.

They have a custom grill and wood-fired barbeque, and they take a modern approach to barbeque. It is a trendy restaurant, with quality meats and a convivial atmosphere.

They have starters such as rib rolls, scallops with pork belly, chargrilled prawns, wagyu tartar, and fried zucchini. As they are also a barbeque, they service 20-hour smoked wagyu brisket, as well as grilled clams and smoked fish velouté.

Some of their cuts of beef include their porterhouse, wagyu rump, eye fillet, and dry-aged rib eye. They also have a mystery weekly special cut. Sides include delicious lobster mac and cheese, as well as hand-cut fries with garlic aioli.

San Telmo

San Telmo is an Argentinian steakhouse, ensuring your experience with your food, drinks, and company is the best that it can be. Steak should be enjoyed with good company, and that’s what they strive for.

It is rated as one of the best ten steakhouses in Melbourne. They offer smaller plates, as well as sides, larger dishes, desserts, as well as set menus. Some of their smaller plates include ceviche, asparagus, humita, empanada, and provolone cheese.

They also serve chorizo, spiced black sausage, and premium pasture-fed beef short ribs. Some of their steaks and cuts of meat include market fish of the day, corn-fed roasted chicken, lamb rump, rump cap steak, hanger steak, sirloin, eye fillet, rib eye, and their ‘special of the day.’

Their menu is extensive and inexpensive, and it is evident that a lot of these dishes are for sharing, so bring some friends along! 

Squires Loft  

Squires Loft is a classic steakhouse, serving generous portions of grass-fed steaks as well as surf ‘n’ turf dishes. Due to their success, they have lots of locations in Melbourne, nine to be exact!

These include Albert Park, Cheltenham, City Grill Room, Docklands, Essendon, Nunawading, South Yarra, Camberwell, and Williamstown. It seems you’d find one of their restaurants on every street corner!

They have been serving some great steaks for over 25 years, with their unique sauces and custom grills contributing to their excellent taste profile. All of their beef is sourced from Western Victoria and Gippsland, and it’s all grass-fed.

Their menu is simple yet effective, with excellent entrées and mains all served with fries and salad. Their entrées include baked mushroom and feta, chicken kebab, beef sausage, prawn skewer, lamb loin chops, pork spare ribs, beef spare ribs, and lemon pepper calamari.

Their mains include rump steak, porterhouse, black Angus porterhouse, eye fillet, scotch, rib eye, T-bone, as well as pork spare ribs, beef spare ribs, lamb loin chops, and other grilled dishes such as chicken, salmon, and prawns.

The restaurant also has a nice range of sauces and sides for your steaks, such as mushroom sauce, black pepper sauce, creamy garlic sauce, as well as fries, fried onions, salad, and grilled vegetables. 

Mediterraneo 

Mediterraneo is a great restaurant, specializing in aged beef, seafood and grilled vegetables. They specialize in their grilling, using authentic Mallee Root Charocal, delivering unique and natural flavors to all of their dishes.

The restaurant opened in 2002, and has a reputation for well-cooked dishes, as well as excellent wine. Some of their entrées include grilled scallops, stuffed calamari, antipasti, prawns, spicy sausage and grilled vegetables with polenta.

Their steaks include grass-fed scotch fillet, black Angus porterhouse, gold eye fillet, T-bone, and wagyu porterhouse. Mediterraneo also serve meat platters and seafood platters, with steaks and fresh crab and prawns. 

Lygon Charcoal Grill And Steakhouse

Lygon was founded in 1992 and has won several awards for its great food in Melbourne. They grill steaks perfectly to your taste, and their restaurant in Carlton is known as one of Melbourne’s leading steakhouses.

They are big on quality, and they work closely with exceptional meat suppliers, who supply quality meats such as wagyu and black Angus grass-fed beef. Some of their starters include soup, garlic bread, fries, saganaki pan-fried cheese, pan-fried liver, and pate.

Their steaks are all served with a side dish and a sauce of your choice. In terms of steak, they serve scotch fille, porterhouse, t-bone, rib-eye, eye fillet, fillet mignon, surf and turf, and kangaroo fillets.

They have a unique menu, with Asian influences, with a lovely choice of fluffy pancakes for dessert.  

Steakhouse Grill 66

The 15 Best Steak Restaurants In Melbourne

Steakhouse Grill 66 is a modern Australian steakhouse restaurant with a range of different top-quality meats. They are a contemporary restaurant, with sleek designs in their restaurant and an elegant feel.

They also have an alfresco dining area, where you can have a beautiful view of the water at the Docklands. Some of their small dishes include garlic bread, oysters, beef chevapchichi, wagyu rostbiff tataki, salmon, and Korean fried chicken wings.

They serve larger dishes such as seafood linguine, mushroom risotto, lamb shank, pork belly, and king prawns. Their steak menu is small yet delightful. They serve eye fillet, scotch fillet, porterhouse, rib eye, and wagyu rump, all of which are priced reasonably.

They serve sauces such as their black garlic aioli, mushroom gravy, red wine sauce, or their blue cheese butter to compliment your amazing steak. 

Marbl Steakhouse

Marbl Steakhouse is a modern, sleek, and highly-rated steakhouse in Prahran, Melbourne. They specialize in quality, along with the classic and contemporary experience of your dining.

They serve starters like mixed olives, tequila and chili olives, Spanish sardines, Spanish anchovies, and duck and cherry pate. They serve succulent steaks such as their porterhouse, rump medallion, wagyu rump, rib-eye, eye fillet, and scotch fillet.

All of their steaks as pasture-fed and wet-aged, giving you the best quality steak for the price. They also have a range of different mains such as St Louis-style ribs, beef ribs, lamb loin chops, and grilled chicken breast with fries. 

Palermo Restaurant

Palermo is another Argentinian restaurant, bringing the ‘fire and passion from Buenos Aires to Melbourne. They carry out a contemporary twist on the Argentinian tradition of sharing platters, along with the meats of Australia.

They have a fire pit, as well as centerpiece grills, ensuring your steak is cooked and seasoned to perfection every time.

Some of their small plates include oysters, empanada, ceviche, beef tartar, Plato de picada (salami, pickles, and focaccia), as well as charred scallion with mozzarella focaccia.

Their charcoal grill mains are fish of the day, marinated half chicken, lamb rump, slow-cooked pork, scotch fillet, porterhouse, rib eye, as well as wagyu porterhouse. All of their steaks are pasture-fed and dry-aged. 

The Railways Club Hotel

The Railways Club Hotel is one of the busiest restaurants in Melbourne. Here, you can choose your own steak from their display and watch it being cooked to your liking. They have an extensive range of seafood and special dishes, too.

The restaurant is sleek and newly renovated, with a traditional bar. They serve some excellent starters, such as mixed olives with fresh baguette, cevapcici with calamari, charcuterie boards, tiger prawns, chicken liver pate, chili mussels, and oysters.

They serve three types of beef, which have three different cuts and qualities. Firstly, they have their Tasmanian cape beef, and they offer porterhouse (300g/400g), as well as a scotch fillet.

They also have Robbins island full-blood wagyu, with beautiful marbling. They have a porterhouse (300g/400g) as well as a rump. They also have bass strait beef, which comes from Gippsland, King Island and Flinders Island, and is pasture-fed.

They serve Eye Fillet (220g/300g) as well as rib eye. All steaks are served with hand-cut fries and a sauce of your choice. One of their top steak sauces is their black garlic and truffle aioli.

They also have some unique and decadent kinds of butter, including garlic, anchovy and caper, porcini and truffle, and a trio of all three. 

Grill Steak Seafood

Grill Steak Seafood serves exactly that; steak, meat, and seafood. It is an authentic fusion restaurant, combining Australian, Italian, and other cuisines. The restaurant was rated the top seafood restaurant in 2013, but their steak is exceptional, too.

Their starters include calamari fritters, garlic bread, scallops, olives, and oysters. All of their steaks are a cross-breed of black Angus and wagyu, and they are all pasture and grass-fed.

Their steak cuts include a porterhouse, T-bone, scotch fillet, rib-eye, eye fillet, and a mixed grill platter with porterhouse, ribs, lamb, chicken, chorizo, fries, and salad. 

Lady Nelson’s Wine And Steak

Lady Nelson’s is a relaxed steak and wine restaurant in Melbourne, specializing in perfect wines to pair with their perfect steaks. All of their meat is locally sourced and is often described as some of the best meat in Melbourne.

They have some delicious small dishes such as garlic dough balls, chicken balls with Thai satay sauce, roti with Thai sauce, marinated mixed olives, sautéed mushrooms, and fries.

They serve Thai fusion dishes as sides and starters, and they are great. In terms of steak, they have eye fillet, porterhouse, scotch fillet, as well as smoky barbeque chicken, if you don’t fancy steak, of course. 

Macelleria is an ultimate steakhouse located in Richmond. They regard themselves as the perfect Steakhouse for a pre-game dinner or with work friends. They serve the best quality steaks and Australian produce.

Their defining motto is known as ‘the butcher that cooks for you’ because it is so fresh. Their starters include olives, arancini, Italian meatballs, and Caprese salad. They also serve juicy burgers with steak as well as regular beef patties!

They serve eye fillet, Angus scotch fillet, Angus rump, wagyu strip loin, rib eye cutlet, T-bone, wagyu rump, as well as lamb cutlets, chicken, skewers, and sausages. They have unique and flavorful sausage fillings in their homemade sausages, too.

These include Italian pork and veal, chorizo, lamb and rosemary, pork fennel, and wagyu beef. 

Meat & Wine Co

The Meat & Wine Co. is a restaurant with an Afrocentric twist and a great selection of steaks as well as perfectly paired wines! The decor inside the restaurant is dark, classy, and historic, with pops of color.

This restaurant is as glamorous as it gets inside. All of their meat is locally sourced and of the best quality.

Some of their starters include bread, bruschetta, aged wagyu tartar, boerewors (South African beef sausages), baked scallops, Szechuan calamari, as well as a tasting plate for sharing.

What makes this restaurant even more special is their premium line of beef which is exclusively sourced and selected just for this restaurant. This beef is named Monte, and is packed with flavor and juice.

On their menu, they offer grass-fed rump eye Monte, as well as fillet and rib-eye (grain-fed). They also serve shorthorn fillet, New York strip, and rib-eye.

Finally, they have a beautifully marbled range of wagyu, included grain-fed rib-eye and rump. The restaurant also has lovely sides and salads. 

Final Thoughts

As you can tell, in Melbourne, there are lots of excellent steak restaurants, and you will not struggle to find them! All of these restaurants listed offer some of the best steaks in the city, cooked to your preference.

Dining in a steak restaurant in Melbourne is classy, and you’ll also find your perfect wine for your steak. What’s better than a premium cut of wagyu paired with a full glass of wine?

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