5 Perfect Steak Restaurants in the Valley

By Teresa K. Traverse | January 20, 2020 | Food & Drink

Melt-in-your-mouth options await the most discerning beef connoisseurs at these top area steakhouses.


Wagyu tomahawk steak at Mastro's

If there’s one thing that Phoenix does well restaurantwise, it’s steakhouses. The city is teeming with them. These top options are sure to satisfy any meat lover’s palate.

1. Bourbon Steak
Bourbon Steak Scottsdale executive chef Sara Garrant stays true to Michael Mina’s tradition of tempering steaks in butter and then firing them to perfection over a wood flame. Besides the top chops, diners can indulge in the notable duck-fat fries and one of the best wine lists in the entire city. 7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale, 480.513.6002

2. Durant’s
For more than 69 years, Durant’s has served as Phoenix’s classic steakhouse with one storied history. After all, Joe DiMaggio, Clark Gable and John Wayne were all frequent guests. Modern-day diners can look forward to red-velvet seating, classic steaks and waiters donned in tuxes. 2611 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, 602.264.5967

3. J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician
Housed on the top floor of The Phoenician resort with gorgeous Valley views all around, J&G Steakhouse serves fine cuts of meat and seafood alongside an award-winning wine list. ‌6000 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, 480.214.8000

4. Maple & Ash
The newest (and buzziest) steakhouse in a town full of them is Chicago-based Maple & Ash. The Scottsdale outpost is a modern wood-fired take on the classic American steakhouse. Menu highlights include the fire-roasted seafood tower and the chef’s-chosen IDGAF menu option. 7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, 480.400.8888

5. Mastro’s
Mastro’s was founded in Scottsdale in 1999 and has flourished since then. Mastro’s is a refined and old-school fine dining establishment—think white tablecloths and dim lighting throughout—that serves steaks and seafood. Pro tip: The decadent butter cake is a must-try. Multiple locations

Photography by: mastro’s restaurants