If you’re looking for an upscale night out with delicious food and drink options, a steakhouse might be your best bet. Whether you’re there to savor the meat, drinks, sides, atmosphere, or all of the above, you can’t go wrong with a great local steakhouse. At Capistrano Mazda, we love a good meal as much as anyone. Read on to learn more about our six favorite steakhouses near Irvine, California.
For true dining luxury, check out Twenty Eight. This steakhouse serves meats and seafoods cooked over a wood-fired grill using oak for a smoky, complex taste. Enjoy a wide range of steak options, including New York strip, rib-eye, filet mignon, and wagyu smothered in a collection of house special sauces. Prices on meat cuts range from $34 to $180, giving you a chance to splurge if you’re feeling up to it.
For the non-steak eaters, additional main course options include lamb, chicken, pork, and fish dishes. Pair your entree with sides like potato puree (with or without lobster tail), roasted bone marrow, mac and cheese, roasted cauliflower, and parmesan fries. You can also enjoy an appetizer menu that includes meat and cheese board options. To wash down your meal, sip on a drink from the spot’s whiskey and wine bars, complete with spirits from around the world and creative cocktails to showcase them. No matter what you choose to eat or drink here, it will surely be scrumptious.
The Ranch Restaurant and Saloon
The Ranch Restaurant and Saloon offers a complete experience for any steak lover. The Saloon, which sits right next to the restaurant, provides upscale country music and dancing for those who might like to shake themselves out of a food coma. Whether you’re looking for a meal or an after-rodeo snack, wander on over to The Ranch’s restaurant to get your fill.
At the restaurant, enjoy an intensive collection of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, desserts, and sides. Steak options include a filet, New York strip, and a delightful (if splurge-worthy) “cowboy rib-eye.” Sides come vegetable-forward for those who would like to balance their meal but also feature options like lobster mac and cheese and a twice-baked potato. Farm-inspired cocktails include Tex-Mex classics like margaritas along with more traditional offerings and wine. For a steakhouse experience with a Western twist, check out this spot today.
Craft by Smoke and Fire
Boasting craft food and craft cocktails, Craft by Smoke and Fire is surely a destination for any foodie. If you’d like to treat yourself, you can indulge in the restaurant’s New York strip, tomahawk, or porterhouse steaks. If you’d rather keep it more low-key, though, you can check out plenty of barbecue-inspired sandwiches, burgers, sides, and sampling platters. There are even vegan options for those aiming for something new.
Sides include traditional options along with brisket chili, potatoes, and grits, and other barbecue favorites. If you’re looking for a place that will put as much love into its salads and chicken sandwiches as it does its steaks, you’ve found a great option with Craft. And if you’d rather have your steak served on a barbecue platter than on fine white China, this might be the spot for you.
With its strict, upscale dress code, Mastro’s Steakhouse makes it clear from the beginning that you’re in for a night of luxury. Peruse a menu filled with appetizers, salads, soups, and an overwhelming number of delicious steak options. You can also select from an impressive list of seafood dishes, including unique sushi options like a wagyu beef roll. Sides include all the delicious dressed-up vegetables you can imagine along with mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, and french fries. If you’re looking for a casual meal, this might not be the place. But if you’re looking to be wowed, you could do worse.
You’ll love trying something new (and delicious) at Agora Churrascaria. The term “churrascaria” refers to a South Brazilian technique of cooking beef, pork, lamb, and poultry on a spit over an open fire pit. This offers a rich, fire-grilled taste while also preserving the meat’s juiciness and natural flavor. Inspired by the flames, Agora has created a warm and inviting environment with elegant touches, made to promote community and connection with a touch of class.
For your meal, you can opt for a variety of set menu options at an affordable price, with a $65 adult dinner that includes bread, salad bar options, sides, and a variety of meats smoked right in house. You can also enjoy a dessert menu with Brazilian classics and a drink menu that includes classic cocktails with a twist and Brazilian specialties. Still not sure if this is the place for you? Stop by for happy hour to try $7 cocktails and $9 small plates along with other discounted drink options and let yourself be convinced.
Butcher’s House Brasserie
For those looking to appreciate the butchers who make steak night possible, stop by Butcher’s House Brasserie. This spot’s vision statement includes a dedication to the “antique craft of butchery” whose influence you can see through hanging cuts of meat and chef stations made visible to diners who might like to appreciate their work. Steaks are seared on a wood-burning grill, with options ranging from the affordable hangar steak to an aged rib-eye that’s worth the investment.
With each steak, you can choose a homemade sauce option from an extensive list and select sides that include veggies and potatoes. You can even dip your feet in this spot’s offerings with a lunch menu that includes all the steak you could want along with affordable specials and sandwiches. At Butcher’s House, the steak lover can rejoice no matter their budget or preference.
There you have it. Capistrano Mazda just listed some of our favorite steakhouses near Irvine, California. Is your mouth watering yet? Are there any spots we missed? Contact us today to let us know. We’d love to hear from our fellow steak fanatics.
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