Succulent steaks in Edmonton

Alberta is known for its beef, and Edmonton’s independent restaurantshave some of the province’s best steaks. Ranging from rib eyes and tenderloins to strip loins, these restaurants win at creating delicious, complex and savoury steak dishes. [Image credit: iStock.com/Lisovskaya] 

The Marc Restaurant

1
9940 106th Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 2N2

A frequent winner in Avenue magazine’s Best Steak category, The Marc serves up a fantastically classy steak (entrecote) frites. A beautifully grilled 10 oz Spring Creek rib eye, The Marc’s popular dish is served with fois gras butter melting atop it, crisp fries alongside it and a truffle aioli to complement both – utter perfection.

Red Ox Inn

2
9420 91 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 3P4

Practically an Edmonton institution, the Red Ox Inn, tucked away in Capilano, has been serving Edmontonians quality gourmet food for more than 15 years. Owners Andrea and Frank treat their customers as friends and provide a welcoming environment with stellar food. Their striploin is served atop house made barbecue sauce and comes with a delicious potato croquette, fresh mushrooms and broccolini.

Solstice Seasonal Cuisine

3
10723 124 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 0H2

In keeping with the solstice or equinox, Solstice Season Cuisine changes their menu quarterly. However, they always have tenderloin on the menu. To keep things creative and interesting, they change up the sides: everything from scallion croquettes to loaded potato perogies.

RGE RD

4
10643 123 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 1P3

At RGE RD, there is always locally sourced steak on the menu, but the butcher’s cut changes seasonally. Rest assured, though, knowing that Avenue has frequently named RGE RD in their best steak category, as well as best overall restaurant – Edmontonians can’t get enough of Chef Blair Lebsack’s steak offerings.

Cibo Bistro

5
11244 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 2X4

A popular, authentic Italian eatery in Oliver Square, Cibo Bistro does more than make fresh, fantastic pasta and crazy savoury arancini; they also happen to have a phenomenal steak dish on their menu, the Bistecca. This pan roasted Alberta rib eye is aged 45 days and is served with wilted rapini and charred cherry tomatoes.

Canteen

6
10522 124 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R9

The Red Ox Inn’s hip little sister on 124 Street, Canteen is known for their fabulous brunch offerings, but their dinners are pretty amazing, too. Canteen likes to shake things up with their menu, continually tweaking it to perfection. They’ve had a fabulous flat iron steak on the menu that came with fingerling potatoes and coffee carrots, and they’ve had a succulent beef rib, as well.

Pampa Brazilian Steakhouse

7
9929 109 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 1H6

A Brazilian steakhouse that serves barbecue churrasco-style (roasted on long skewers and freshly carved at your table), Pampa is Edmonton’s steak central. Serving several cuts with different rubs and sauces accompanied by a fresh selection of sides from their massive salad bar, Pampa is the place for you whether you prefer a top sirloin, bottom sirloin or rump cut.

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