Get delicious steak done well at these Ottawa steakhouses

As the capital of Canada, Ottawa sees its fair share of international dignitaries and luminaries. As a result, the restaurant scene has flourished to cater to refined tastes. This has made Ottawa one of the best places to find a good steak, including upscale, internationally recognized establishments and casual eateries that grill brilliantly. Next time you’re craving a prime cut, give one of these restaurants a try.

Steak & Sushi

87 Clarence St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5P5

This contemporary establishment serves superb cuts of steak with a fusion twist. The menu features adobo-rubbed rib steak with sides like wasabi mashed potatoes, giving guests a chance to enjoy a modern version of the traditional steak and potatoes dish. The décor matches the modern, jovial take on the steakhouse, creating an upbeat ambience. Be sure to check out the sake list as well.

Louis' Steak House & Catering

1682 Cyrville Rd, Gloucester, ON K1B 3L8

For a comfortable atmosphere without pretentiousness, Louis Steak House is a great place to drop in for a medium rare steak with all the fixings. The menu at this establishment includes more than a dozen different cuts and preparations, including 18 oz. rib-eye and t-bone porterhouse steaks. For something different, try the Chinese steak dish, which features a filet mignon stir-fried in gravy.

Al's Steakhouse

327 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M5

Winner of several “best steak” awards, it's safe to say that your steak will be delicious and done just right whenever you visit Al's Steakhouse. The classy, understated décor adds to the elegant ambience of this establishment. Certified Angus and Alberta AAA beef are on the menu, and the chefs cut steaks on the premises, before aging and serving the classic cuts.

Sapporo Sushi Ottawa

1671 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K2A 1C4

Highly skilled chefs prepare your food right in front of you, putting on a culinary display of theatrical quality. This place is particularly great for groups, who get a chance to bond by sitting around the table and enjoying the show. Try the shogun-cut Kobe steak along with sashimi for a Japanese version of surf and turf.

The Shore Club

1-11 Colonel By Dr, Ottawa, ON K1N 9H4

For an upscale experience that spares no expense, visit The Shore Club, which is located in downtown Ottawa across from the Shaw Centre. As part of The Westin Ottawa, the heady, elegant atmosphere of The Shore Club adds to the dining experience. You can't go wrong with the steak and lobster entree on the menu, which is complemented by tiger prawns and your favourite red wine

Sterling Grillades Et Fruits De Mers

835, rue Jacques-Cartier, Gatineau, QC J8T 2W3

Right across the river, a short drive over Boulevard Fournier, Sterling Steakhouse & Seafood is a magnificent place to enjoy a great steak. The restaurant is close to where the Gatineau and Outaouais rivers meet, and the charming, old-Quebec décor resides in a lovely house, promising “a guaranteed gastronomical experience.” The multi-course menu includes a 12 oz. New York sterling steak topped with giant shrimp, scallops and a Béarnaise sauce.

Restaurant 18

18 York St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5S6

Lauded by none other than CNN as “the place to be in Ottawa,” e18hteen features a unique, modern style that brings out a warm, sensual ambience in which to dine. Considered to be one of the top restaurants in Canada, you can’t go wrong selecting anything from the menu. The steak menu features AAA reserve Angus beef, including tenderloin, rib-eye and strip loin cuts. The establishment also serves fantastic vegan options as well as allergen-friendly fare.

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