You may not come to New Orleans for a steak, but you probably shouldn’t leave without trying one. Steakhouses have been a tradition in New Orleans as institutionalized as any other city, and these steakhouses have learned exactly how to perfect their offerings to present sizzling, mouth-watering steaks any steak lover would be proud to say they had on their last visit to the city.
New Orleans has a number of excellent steakhouses for you to try, but here is a guide to a few of the best New Orleans steakhouses that have been around for awhile now—and have never lost the gusto their steaks are famous for.
Charlie’s Steakhouse (4510 Dryades St)
Charlie’s Steakhouse Uptown is another local institution, having been in business since 1932. The restaurant was run by three generations of the Petrossi family, who claim that there’s nothing fancy about Charlie’s unless it’s your first time. It’s simply a classically well-prepared and sizzling steak you have to taste to believe. Once upon a time, customers didn’t even order off a menu (as it didn’t exist), and servers let them know exactly what they were having on that particular visit. Try “The Charlie,” a thick-cut 32-ounce T-bone, the New York strip or an 18-ounce ribeye.