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Any meat lover out there will tell you that steak is the pinnacle of all proteins best suited for special occasions. What better way to treat yourself or a loved one than to enjoy a beautiful piece of meat in one of the best steakhouses in Edmonton?
Food is subjective, but we’ve done our best to compile this list of steakhouses in the city that have the best selection of meats, great service, and happy customers that keep on coming back for more.
Now before you book yourself a table, you might want to know how much these steakhouses will set you back first. After discussing cost, we’ll tackle the best cuts to order later on in this article.
How much do steaks cost in Edmonton?
There are various cuts of steak that differ in flavor, size, tenderness, and price. Another factor that can influence price is the grade and origin of the steak, which can range from an Albertan sourced Ribeye to a premium A5 Wagyu Ribeye from Japan.
New York Strips, for example, are a great balance between taste and affordability, averaging around $30 for a decent 8oz steak. Ribeye, however, can cost anywhere between $40 to $120 depending on its grade and source.
We’ve summarized some of the best selling items from the steakhouses featured in our list in the table below to give you a general idea of costs. Take note that these are base prices only.
|DOSC||AAA+ Northern Gold Angus Striploin||10 oz||$29.00|
|AAA+ Northern Gold Angus Tomahawk||45 oz||$175.00|
|A5 Iwate Wagyu Beef (Striploin or Ribeye)||6 oz||$118.00|
|Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse||Tomahawk Ribeye Bone-In||40 oz||$185.00|
|Ribeye USDA Prime||16 oz||$80.00|
|New York Striploin Bone-In||19 oz||$85.00|
|LUX Steakhouse||Dry Aged NY Strip||10 oz||$54.00|
|Dry Aged Ribeye||10 oz||$58.00|
|The Old 94’er||94 oz||$194.00|
|Sawmill Prime Rib & Steakhouse||AAA Ribeye||14 oz||$47.95|
|Prime Rib||8 oz||$28.95|
|MR MIKES Steakhouse Casual||Rib Eye||14 oz||$43.99|
|New York||8 oz||$32.99|
The Best Steakhouses in Edmonton
Now that you know what to expect when ordering your mouth watering cut, we can now take a look at our picks for the top steakhouses in Edmonton.
1. DOSC (Drunken Ox-Sober Cat) Restaurant
|SERVICES||Steakhouse, Cafe, Bar|
|ADDRESS||10190 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 1A7|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: (780) 540-0606 |
Email: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Sunday to Thursday: 8:00am – 11:00pm|
Friday to Saturday: 8:00am – Late
Brunch: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Dinner: 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Bar: 10:00am – 11:00pm
Café: 9:00am – Late
DOSC officially stands for Drunken Ox at Night, Sober Cat in the Morning, but the full name wasn’t approved by the Alberta Gaming Liquor and Cannabis Commission. This is why it’s now referred to by its acronym instead.
Approximately 125 seats are available in DOSC’s stunning space, with detailed finishings such as wood, brick, and brass. This restaurant is composed of three main areas namely the Steakhouse, Cocktail Bar, and Sober Cat Cafe.
To bring guests the pinnacle of steak experiences, they’ve created a menu that has sustainability and a tip-to-tail philosophy. They prioritize sourcing their ingredients from local suppliers to support the local economy and minimize their carbon footprint.
However, despite their proclamation, DOSC still serves A5 Japanese Wagyu alongside locally sourced beef from nearby provincial farms. While this may seem contradictory to their mission, it is a welcome addition to their offerings, especially for meat lovers.
Now, if you want to try one of DOSC’s steaks, you’ll need to come in between 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm because it’s only served during dinner. Even though they’re open for lunch, you’ll only find morsels and tidbits of steaks in their appetizer offerings.
DOSC touts that it has an in-house butchery, but it’s not as glamorous as what you picture it to be. It’s essentially a receiving area where the meat is cut-up and not exactly something that would merit an image in your camera roll.
Nevertheless, DOSC has a dry-aging chamber that is used for their locally-sourced 45-day Dry-Aged Ribeye. At $38, this lightly seasoned pan-roasted cut of meat comes with pomme purée, parsley oil, demi-glaze, and garlic crema.
They likewise source from the Iwate prefecture in Japan, which boasts the highest delectable A5 grade. You can get this either as a striploin or ribeye, depending on what’s available, topped with volcanic salt to give it a nice light crust.
If you just want to have a taste of the A5 and not shell out your entire month’s savings, you can order the 1oz Hot Stone starter, which only costs a cool $20. While it may not get you full, it would be an ideal partner with a glass of Roku Martini.
- Serves A5 Wagyu
- Spacious, open venue
- Cafe section is open till late night
- Extensive bar menu
- No vegan options available
- Only serves steak mains during dinner
Guests come to DOSC for the cocktails and impressive culinary offerings. Bennett G is one such customer who shares his experience:
“Came here with friends for a Saturday night of fun, and boy did they deliver! From the start the ambiance is amazing. You can tell this place is well planned out. The drinks are so great as well. (Highland island was amazing!!). The food was also quite impressive as we had some vegetarians in the party and not only were there decent options, there were a few that were able to be modified to be vegan. Service wise out server Laura did a fantastic job at being not only personable but also very knowledgeable of the menu. This place is a local gem and I will continue to support it as Edmonton needs more places like this, as supposed to chain restaurants like JOEY. I think I’ll be back soon hopefully to celebrate a birthday, with some more highland islands. (:”
2. Ruth’s Chris Steak House
|MENU||Prime Time Menu, Soup, Salad & Appetizers, A La Carte Entrees, A La Carte Side Dishes, Dessert & Hot Drinks, Gluten Friendly, Children’s Menu|
|ADDRESS||9990 Jasper Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 1Y5|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: (780) 990-0123 |
Email: [email protected]
|OPERATING HOURS||Wednesday, Thursday & Sunday – 5:00pm – 10:00pm |
Friday to Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse had its beginnings in 1965 in New Orleans, founded by Ruth Fertel. She is often called the “first lady of steak” because she launched her restaurant during a time when women’s rights weren’t at their peak.
Beginning with a modest 60-seater steakhouse, Ruth Fertel was able to build a franchise and budding business that now has 100 locations in 21 countries. One of their locations includes Edmonton, which serves up their traditional steaks and warm hospitality to the residents of the city.
Located on Jasper Avenue, Ruth’s Chris Steak House is an ideal venue for celebrating all types of events. It has six lavish private rooms that include two former bank vaults, three private and semi-private spaces.
What makes Ruth’s Chris unique is that they serve their prime beef broiled at 1800° and served on 500°F (260°C) plates. This ensures that your generous portion of meat stays hot and moist until your last bite.
Serving up mainly New Orleans-inspired cuisine, they only serve award-winning Prime cuts of USDA beef for their steaks. If your tastebuds are craving for Wagyu or Angus, you won’t find those here.
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse’s 16oz Ribeye is perhaps their most popular item, essentially because it would be hard not to react in awe once it’s placed in front of you. It’s thick, juicy, served slightly sizzling in butter, and has picture-perfect grill marks on its crust.
Now, since the cut is a bit thick, we highly suggest having it cooked no more than a medium. Anything past it could turn the outside too hard to slice up with a steak knife.
Your best option at Ruth’s would be to order a la carte so you can select different sizes of cuts. Some of the options include their trademark 12oz petite ribeye, 22oz cowboy, or a massive 40oz tomahawk.
The mashed potato sides are equally a signature dish, which are riced, then whipped with butter and milk to achieve the perfect balance between creamy and fluffy.
- Huge selection of filets and ribeye
- Gluten free options available
- Offers 2 and 3-course package menus
- Good venue for special events
- Thick cuts tend to be overcooked
- No Wagyu or Angus beef
As a steakhouse, Ruth’s Chris delivers with its flavorful steaks in generous portions. Dipan D. has a lot to say about their juicy steaks and mashed potatoes in this review:
“Oh my god… The food was out of this world. I really don’t have words to express it. Just can’t believe that the steak was so flavourful. I didn’t want it to finish as every bite was pure bliss. The sauteed kale was great too and so were the mashed potatoes. The cheesecake was the best I ever had. But the steak was on a different level altogether.”
3. LUX Steakhouse & Bar 94
|MENU||Lunch, Dinner, Wine, Dessert, Drink, Group Lunch, Group Dinner|
|ADDRESS||Commerce Place 10150 – 101 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4G8|
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: (780) 424-0400|
LUX Steakhouse has been around for quite a while in the downtown district, albeit by a different name when they first opened. They were one of the first premium steakhouses in a rather drab setting, but due to good timing, experienced early success.
They rebranded later on and introduced Bar 94, named after an ex-Oiler Ryan Smyth, which helped their popularity in YEG. Today, this steakhouse and bar is Century Hospitality Group’s pride and joy, filling up on the weekdays in its upscale urban setting.
Whether it’s the vibrant colors of stained glass or neon lights combined with deeply stained wood, they have a lengthy menu that’s filled with something for everybody. They offer everything from classic steakhouse table fare to unique culinary creations.
Since it’s located downtown, a lot of people come by to Bar 94 after work to enjoy a drink at its New York-style long bar. What makes it appealing is that you can enjoy the full steakhouse menu here as well.
Now, Lux’s main steaks are classic AAA cuts and Prime Alberta Beef. Most recently though, they started sourcing from Heritage Angus Beef, which are grass-fed hormone-free beef.
The stars of their menu are 45-day dry-aged beef that’s been hung in a climate and humidity-controlled room. These are offered to customers mainly in a 10oz NY Strip or Ribeye, at $54 and $58, respectively.
If you want to try something different, you can have a go at their Old 94’er, but you’ll need a couple of friends to try this steak with a price tag of $194. This 94oz dry-aged AAA grade steak is meant to be shared, it can take some time to cook and is only available at dinner.
They do have a lot of options when it comes to your meat, but if you’re going to get a side dish, Lux is actually extremely popular for their Truffle Lobster Mac & Cheese. This staple, but elevated comfort dish, is a must-try appetizer if you take a seat in this steakhouse.
If you’re not up for pouring through an entire menu, Lux has group menus for both lunch and dinner consisting of 3-4 courses. They also offer a family-style dinner menu and a more compact business express luncheon, perfect for special events and meetings.
- Steaks are available for lunch and dinner
- Has New York-style long bar
- Offers business set meal packages
- Premium wine list and steak pairings
- No outdoor seating or patio
- Only serves Prime and AAA grades of beef
Lux Steakhouse + Bar 94 enjoyed early success and prospered even more after its rebranding. They have plenty of regular customers around the area such as Coleridge B., who explains why it’s his go-to spot:
“This restaurant is my first choice restaurant. Of all restaurants I know I love it most. I always suggests to my friends to go to visit this restaurant. Whenever I want to go to a superb supper, this is the place that comes instantly to my mind. very good and all kinds of food and a large list of dishes.generous team, and great atmosphere. Also important, the tariff is modest. I sent my friends to this spot with no hesitation.”
4. Sawmill Prime Rib & Steak House (South Edmonton)
|SERVICES||Appetizer, Soup, Salad, Bowls, Mains, Steak & Prime Rib, Group Lunch Menu, Group Dinner Menu, Cocktails, Wine, Dessert, Liquor, Non-Alcoholic Drinks|
4810 Calgary Trail NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 5H5
Edmonton West (Terra Losa)
9504 – 170 Street, Edmonton, AB T5T 5R6
|CONTACT DETAILS||Phone: (780) 437-5616|
|OPERATING HOURS||Edmonton South|
Monday to Sunday (Dinner): 4:00pm – 10:00pm
Mid Day Happy Hour (Daily): 3:00pm – 10:00pm
The Mill Craft Bar + Kitchen: 11:30am – Late
Edmonton West (Terra Losa)
Monday to Sunday (Lunch): 11:30am – 3:00pm
Mid Day Happy Hour (Daily): 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Sunday to Wednesday (Dinner) – 3:00pm – 10:00pm
Thursday to Saturday (Dinner): 3:00pm – 11:00pm
Sawmill Prime Rib & Steak House has two locations in Edmonton, but the one located in the South is more popular. This is where the Mill is located, a craft pub with a modern menu for light meals and bar chow.
Now, what used to be the old Moose Factory in Calgary Trail was turned into The Sawmill Prime Rib & Steak House which first opened in 2019. It’s an expansive and unique setting featuring five private dining and meeting rooms, a 280 seat main dining area, and a spacious 3000 square foot outdoor patio.
The Sawmill only sources Alberta-produced beef, which keeps their carbon footprint low and helps support the local economy. Each offering is dry-aged for a minimum of 28 days and trimmed by hand to ensure proper handling.
The star of the show at this steakhouse, as the name implies, is the Prime Rib, which is available in an 8oz or 12oz. These are rubbed with rock salt and freshly cracked black pepper that creates a nice crust on the outside.
AAA cuts of tender beef are available as well and you’ll have a choice between a 6oz or 8oz lean and tender filet mignon and a 14oz marbled ribeye that’s rich in flavor.
Now, if you’re looking for Certified Angus Beef (CAB), you can choose between a top sirloin and striploin here. While it may not be as tender as the AAA cuts, the flavors are bolder and richer and will please any discerning palette.
You can likewise add some “enhancements” for your steak, which are either small seafood portions such as the Garlic Prawn Skewers or side sauces like their Béarnaise.
If you’re having trouble choosing what you want from their menu, they have something just for you. “For The Undecided” features a 7 oz sirloin, BBQ braised back ribs, and a skewer of garlic prawns for $39.95.
With a modest selection of steaks and a spacious patio with over 150 available seats, Sawmill Prime Rib & Steak House is one of our top selections for the best steakhouses in Edmonton.
- 3,000 square foot outdoor patio
- Uses only locally-sourced beef
- Located adjacent to the Mill for craft beers
- Not available on OpenTable
- Small selection of steaks
Sawmill Prime Rib & Steak House is a favorite place for many to celebrate special events. Susan J. was satisfied with the food and service given to her and her family during a birthday celebration. This is what she had to say:
“The food was tasty and generous helpings. The server was friendly and wished my dad a happy birthday and thanked us for choosing to enjoy dinner there. Missed not having the free birthday dessert that most restaurants give when you are celebrating a special occasion.”
5. MR MIKES Steakhouse Casual
|SERVICES||Steakhouse, Canadian, Burgers|
|ADDRESS||West Edmonton Mall|
8882 170th Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB T5T 4M2
589 Mistatim Way Northwest, Edmonton, AB
|CONTACT DETAILS||West Edmonton Mall: (780) 930-1135 |
Northwest: (780) 250-0799
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Saturday: 11:00am – 11:00pm |
Sunday: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Mr Mikes first opened its doors in 1960 but has recently undergone a modern makeover, rebranding itself as “SteakhouseCasual”. They’ve been rapidly expanding across the country with over 32 locations to date.
Part of their makeover is getting rid of the “stuffy” feeling of traditional steakhouses in favor of a more relaxed atmosphere. However, they still have a familiar layout with booths and wood interiors despite their attempt to move away from that stereotype.
Regardless, what has primarily changed is the ambiance, turning a once formal dining establishment into a lighthearted family-oriented place. They even have games that you are free to play with your friends or family.
Mr Mikes SteakhouseCasual is known for their AAA center-cut steaks that are aged at least 28 and half days with the option to personalize it to your liking.
The first step in your customized order is to select your choice of protein. They offer a 7oz sirloin or filet mignon, 8oz New York, and a 14oz ribeye.
Once you’ve chosen your meat, you can select between three different styles of preparation and sides. These are Traditional (herb butter and mashed potatoes), Gaucho (garlic parmesan fries and chimichurri sauce), and Keto (herb butter, avocado, and salad).
You can then “personalize it” with different additional sides, but each add-on will come at an extra cost. Regardless, you’ll have plenty of options such as 1 dozen crispy panko shrimp ($7.99) or their signature “More Mikeness!” add-on (garlic sautéed mushrooms with salad or soup).
If you don’t want to personalize, they offer steaks as plain ol’ mains as well. Although offering mostly sirloins, some of the options you can choose from are Smuggler’s Cove Sirloin and Oscar’s Sirloin Lobster.
As this is a casual steakhouse, don’t expect the dishes to light up your camera roll. However, what it lacks in presentation it makes up for in flavor in a casual ambiance.
With gluten-free options, Mr Mikes SteakhouseCasual is perfect for those who want a relaxed steak dining experience. If you fancy yourself coming back regularly, you may want to sign up for their Rewards program to accumulate points that can go toward special offers and discounts on future purchases.
- Personalized steak orders
- Offers Gluten-free options
- Has a Kid’s Menu
- Provides nutrition and allergen information online
- Mr Mikes Rewards program
- Drab interior still feels like traditional steakhouse
- Only sirloin is offered in Mains portion of menu
Mr Mikes Steakhouse Casual offers a lighthearted experience with the same bold flavors of a formal steakhouse. Wendy Ellis, a customer, shares her insight on what it’s like dining here:
“The hostess greeted us politely and immediately made us feel welcome with her pleasant tone of voice. We were seated and approached by our server, Alyssa who offered us an upbeat welcome and took our beverage order. After a few minutes our drinks were bought and our food order taken. Our food arrived fresh, hot and was very tasty. The restaurant was clean and tidy. There was a lovely ambiance in this restaurant with the poster-like pictures and quotes on each one. Overall, a great dining experience was had this evening.”
How to Order the Right Cut of Steak
Going into a steakhouse and ordering the most mouthwatering sounding dish isn’t exactly a great strategy to get the most out of your dining experience. It’s also important to know the differences between the different cuts so you get the flavor profile you’re expecting.
In no particular order, below are our picks for the top cuts to order at your favorite steakhouse.
The ribeye is the perennial favorite of most steak lovers out there – it’s known for its juicy marbling in and around the meat with its signature white fat edges. Although usually served boneless, ribeye that has the bone left in is called a cowboy or tomahawk steak.
New York Striploin
The New York strip is a toned down version of the Ribeye, meaning it has less marbling and is less tender. It’s very similar in flavor but is more affordable, which makes it a good cut to order if you just need a steak but don’t want to break the bank.
Filet Mignon or Tenderloin
This cut is often associated with fine dining – it’s an extremely tender muscle that has a texture like butter. However, it’s a lean cut of meat and may have less flavor.
Also known as filet de boeuf, it’s usually the more expensive cut and is ideal for those who want a steak with less of the fat on it.
Porterhouse or T-Bone
The only difference between the two is that the porterhouse is larger, but both have an identifiable T-shaped bone. This cut is basically just a New York Strip and a filet mignon separated by that trademark bone.
A porterhouse will have more of the meat from the filet mignon side, so this hefty slab of meat is best shared or ordered when you want to treat yourself exceptionally well for the night.
FAQs about Steaks
And that ends our list for the best steakhouses in Edmonton! After going through all those mouthwatering menus, we aren’t surprised if you head over to one of these establishments right away!
Are there any other great options that we missed, though? If you think so, please send us a message and we’ll definitely check them out.
Although steaks are usually best for special occasions, you may want to choose a restaurant that’s a little more upscale for a noteworthy event. If you check out our list of the best fine dining restaurants in Edmonton, you just might find what you’re looking for!