The 10 Best Steakhouses in Connecticut!

Nothing quite compares to slicing into a savory, juicy cut of beef. Connecticut’s finest steakhouses serve up some of the best cuts of meat you’ll find anywhere. Whether you’re on the hunt for tender sirloin or juicy rib eye, diners will be served steak cooked exactly to their liking every time. Here are the 10 greatest steakhouses in the Nutmeg State. 

1. Capital Grille, Hartford, CT

This fine dining establishment provides a luxury experience with delicious steaks, succulent seafood, and a sommelier to take your meal to the next level. Their dinner menu features beautiful appetizers, such as prosciutto wrapped mozzarella and fresh oysters, and more than a handful of tender steak options. 

2. J. Gilbert Wood-Fired Steaks and Seafood, Glastonbury, CT

J. Gilbert’s serves all-American beef cooked to perfection on a wood-fire grill to add a rich flavor to the meat. Side dishes perfectly pair with the main event—the steak—and include grilled asparagus, lobster mac and cheese, and green beans with pecans. They also have combinations of surf and turf for diners liking a bit more variety on their plate.

3. Captain Daniel Packer Inne, Mystic, CT

Located in downtown Mystic, Daniel Packer Inne (known as DPI to locals) is a year-round favorite. Both the dinner menu and the pub menu are delicious at DPI, but if you are looking for more steak options served in a romantic atmosphere, opt to dine in the restaurant upstairs. On the dinner menu, you’ll find surf and turf, black pepper crusted sirloin, and filet mignon.

4. Octagon, Groton, CT

Located within the Mystic Marriot Hotel and Spa, Octagon is an American steakhouse serving delicious snacks all day as well as steaks at night. Steak options include rib eye, Kobe beef, filet mignon, New York strip, and more. Savory rubs and sauces complement each tender steak including coffee cumin, roasted garlic balsamic, and béarnaise.

5. Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Newington, CT

Ruth’s Chris Steak House serves such juicy, tender steaks that are a can’t-miss. The steaks here are cooked with several pats of butter, creating a crispy exterior and juicy interior. Menu items include approximately 10 steak options and numerous other appetizers, sides, and seafood dishes.

6. Viron Rondo Osteria, Cheshire, CT

Getting high marks across the board, Viron Rondon Osteria is one of the most delicious eateries in Connecticut. This Italian restaurant serves handmade classics and the menu includes a special steak section, offering four different cuts; the 10-ounce prime hanger steak is served with mashed garlic potatoes, a chianti demi-glace, and gorgonzola butter.

7. Barbarie’s Black Angus Grill, Danbury, CT

Barbarie’s is a classic American steakhouse serving numerous house cut beef options, a raw bar, seafood, and other meat focused entrees. Succulent dipping sauces, such as bourbon peppercorn and hollandaise, accompany the large steaks. Barbarie’s also offers a kids’ menu for pint-sized appetites.

8. Olio Restaurant and Bar, Groton, CT

Olio’s provides a romantic, candle lit atmosphere for guests to savor their delicious menu items in good company. The menu at Olio’s changes relatively frequently and they offer delicious Italian and fusion-inspired dishes. Their filet mignon with onions and lemon fennel roasted cauliflower is delicious. They also serve New York strip steak and several seafood dishes.

9. Blackstones Steakhouse, Greenwich and Norwalk, CT

In both locations, this beautiful eatery offers guests a classic steakhouse menu and a vast selection of wines. The delectable menu at Blackstones features steak salads and sandwiches, salmon, petit filet mignon, ribeye steak, and a wide array of other flavorful options. There are also numerous seafood options on the dinner menu.

10. Edo Ichi Sushi and Hibachi Steakhouse, Wethersfield, CT

Though a Japanese hibachi grill and sushi house might not immediately come to mind when searching for steakhouses in Connecticut, Edo Ichi should be on your radar. In addition to tasty sushi, fresh sashimi, and noodle dishes, Edo Ichi also serves juicy steak cooked on the hibachi grill. So, consider trying something different and dine at Edo Ichi for a delicious steak.

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