By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer Published Oct 29, 2020 at 11:01 AM

Make no misteak about it, Milwaukee has a great steakhouse scene. And whether you’re looking for an old school supper club vibe, an upscale spot to celebrate a special occasion or just a fantastic ribeye, there’s a restaurant that fills the need.

Today we’re featuring 12 steak-worthy restaurants (in alphabetical order). Some are beloved favorites. A few are new. But each one possesses its own unique charms. We've also included a splurge-worthy dish from each one.

1. Birch + Butcher

459 E. Pleasant St., (414) 323-7372
Birchandbutcher.com

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Atmosphere: Modern casual
Splurge: Coal-roasted grilled bone-in ribeye with seasonal sides (currently kabocha squash puree with ponzu and Szechuan peppercorns) for $49.
Offering: Dine-in and carry-out available; reservations highly recommended

2. Carnevor Steakhouse Moderne

718 N. Milwaukee St., (414) 223-2200
Carnevor.com

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Atmosphere: Upscale sleek
Splurge: 24-ounce 60 day dry-aged, bone-in ribeye ($95).
Offering: Dine-in and carry-out available; reservations highly recommended

3. Eddie Martini's  

8612 Watertown Plank Rd., Wauwatosa, (414) 771-6680
eddiemartinis.com

Atmosphere: Old school fine dining
Splurge: Beef tenderloin with 6-ounces of Maine lobster; served with lobster risotto, asparagus and veal reduction
Offering: Dine-in available; reservations highly recommended; family-style meals available for carry-out

4. Eldr+Rime

2300 N. Mayfair Rd., Wauwatosa, (414) 867-9200
eldrandrime.com

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Atmosphere: Scandinavian inspired cozy
Splurge: The wood-fired 32-ounce Tomahawk Ribeye with mushroom rub, crispy smashed fingerlings, sweet chiliis, smoked horseradish and aged vinegar ($78)
Offering: Dine-in available; reservations highly recommended

5. Five O'Clock Steakhouse

2416 W. State St., (414) 342-3553
fiveoclocksteakhouse.com

Atmosphere: Old school supper club
Splurge: 16-ounce slow roasted prime rib served with au jus and horseradish cream sauce, single cut for $45; double cut for $78 (Friday and Saturday only)
Offering: Dine-in and carry-out available; reservations highly recommended

6. Jackson Grill

3736 W. Mitchell St., (414) 384-7384
thejacksongrill.com

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Atmosphere: Old school supper club
Splurge: 24-ounce Black Angus porterhouse with gorgonzola butter, served with soup or field salad and a choice of sides ($45)
Offering: Dine-in and carry-out available; reservations highly recommended

7. Mason Street Grill

425 E. Mason St., (414) 298-3131
masonstreetgrill.com

Atmosphere: Upscale fine dining
Splurge: 18-ounce bone-in ribeye with pan-roasted wild mushrooms ($65/$9).
Offering: Dine-in and carry-out available; reservations highly recommended

8. Mr. B's  - A Bartolotta Steakhouse

18380 W. Capitol Dr., Brookfield, (262)  790-7005
bartolottas.com/mr-b-s-steakhouse/brookfield

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Atmosphere: Upscale steakhouse
Splurge: Porterhouse for two: 44-ounce steak cooked in their wood-burning oven with choice of two potato dishes, one side and one sauce ($110).
Offering: Dine-in available; reservations highly recommended

9. Rare Steakhouse

833 E. Michigan St., (414) 273-7273
raresteaks.com

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Atmosphere: Upscale steakhouse
Splurge: Olive-fed Sanuki Farm Wagyu beef ($48 per ounce, minimum of two ounces)
Offering: Dine-in available; reservations highly recommended; limited carry-out menu available for lunch and dinner

10. The Steakout

6300 Industrial Loop, Greendale, (414) 421-7200
greendalesteakout.com

Atmosphere: Dimly lit, supper club feel, open flame grill in dining room
Splurge: Char-grilled filet or prime rib with 10-ounce lobster tail plus choice of soup or salad, Italian bread, relishes and choice of side ($54)
Offering: Dine-in and carry-out available; reservations highly recommended

11. Stella Van Buren

550 N. Van Buren St., (414) 847-5622
stellavanburen.com

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Atmosphere: Bright, airy, upscale modern
Splurge: Splurge: Opt for the Chef's select cut (market price, average $30-$60) or the 18-ounce 35 day dry-aged bone-in ribeye ($52).
Offering: Dine-in and carry-out available; reservations highly recommended

12. Ward's House of Prime

540 E. Mason St., (414) 223-0135
wardshouseofprime.com

Atmosphere: Upscale steakhouse
Splurge: Surf and Turf featuring a 12-ounce South Australian lobster tail and 18-ounce bone-in ribeye ($139).
Ultra splurge: If you’re feeling especially hungry, you could try your hand at eating the 360-ounce (no lie) "Good Golly Miss Molly" cut of prime rib for $545, with a chance to be listed on the Ward’s Prime Rib Hall of Fame. One person conquered the beast in one sitting.
Offering: Dine-in and both family style or fixed price carry-out available

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer

Lori Fredrich (Lo) is an eater, writer, wonderer, bon vivante, traveler, cook, gardener and girlwonder. Born and raised in the Milwaukee area, she has tried to leave many times, but seems to be drawn to this quirky city that smells of beer and alewives.

Some might say that she is a little obsessed with food. Lo would say she is A LOT obsessed with food. After all, she has been cooking, eating and enjoying food for decades and has no plans to retire anytime soon. 

Lo's recipes and writing have been featured in a variety of publications including GO: Airtran Inflight Magazine, Cheese Connoisseur, Cooking Light, Edible Milwaukee, Milwaukee Magazine and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, as well as on the blog Go Bold with Butter, the web site Wisconsin Cheese Talk, and in the quarterly online magazine Grate. Pair. Share.