A pillar of dining, steak is a timeless dish and although simple or rudimentary in its preparation when done well it's one of the finest things to order. We asked the question over on our Instagram 'Where's the best steak in Melbourne'? Now, there's a slew of Melbourne venues throwing cuts on the grill but a select few reign supreme, and the votes are in.
Here's where to find the best steak in Melbourne for 2022.
These guys have been nailing Joie De Vivre longer than most, dating back to 1986 to be precise. France Soir’s classic Entrecôte steak is cradled in a helping of Frites and smothered in a ridiculously lush Béarnaise sauce. It's stood the test of time as a frontrunner for the best steak in Melbourne and continues to impress.
Chancery Lane, Scott Pickett's charming fine diner in the city is a celebration of Euro-inspired cuisine. The steak options are standouts amongst the limited yet varied menu, tackle either the wagyu rump or the Cape Grim rib-eye, both served with rotating accompanying condiments as well as the mandatory option of ordering the Pommes Frites with aioli.
It's tough to provide a guide on the best steaks in Melbourne without including the storied and now-institutional steak frites from Entrecôte'. The French Brasserie-inspired venue may have a new(ish) home in Prahran but all of its legacy can still be found in this Angus porterhouse steak which is accompanied by the house-made herb butter sauce on a bed of perfectly crunched fries.
Offering up strong New York-bistro vibes, Grill Americano and its incredibly sleek diner in the heart of Flinders Lane is a steak paradiso. The various cuts on the menu from the whopping 1.2kg Bistecca Alla Fiorentina T-Bone to a scotch fillet come out with seared perfection, kissed by the flames of the hand-built wood oven and Josper grill.
San Telmo is the Argentinian-style restaurant on Meyers Place in the city. Famed for their Asado-style cooking on the 2.5 metre Parrilla charcoal grill in the kitchen, the steaks here all come with that perfect smokey aroma. Easily on the best steaks in Melbourne, the 'Ojo de bife' is a dry-aged rib-eye that comes served with that fire-textured exterior and crusted with salt flakes, amp things up, even more with the house-made Chimichurri, a zesty yet balanced addition.
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Fitzroy Town Hall
A stalwart of dining in the Northside of Melbourne, the Fitzroy Town Hall has long stood as one of the top destinations for steak in the city. The traditional pub-style restaurant offers a range of cuts from a Bavette all the way up to a hefty 1.4 Cote de Beouf. Each steak is served with a side of chips, a mustard and cabbage remoulade and either a Béarnaise or pepper sauce to trickle over.
The butchers to end all butchers, Victor Churchill's stunning space in Armadale is an ode to the craft. . Although primarily a retail operation, the diner at the back of the end of the shop is a chance to sample the goods on-site. Tackle the O'Connor eye fillet or opt for the Rangers Valley grain-fed 1kg Bistecca, top things off with a lashing of Cafe De Paris and you're all set to experience one of the best steaks in Melbourne.
Rockpool Bar & Grill
The famed Neil Perry diner on Southbank has long been associated with some of the best steaks in Melbourne. Neil has infused a stripped-back approach to the menu where the quality of the produce shines in the dishes. With almost every cut on the menu there's plenty to choose from, opt for the dry-aged Mishima sirloin with a 9+ marble score, pair it with the in-house horseradish cream, a side of the sauteed potatoes with garlic, rosemary and wagyu fat and you're set.
Angus & Bon
Resting on a corner in Prahran's Greville Street, Angus & Bon is a chic operation. The moody lit venue reveals little from the outside and it's not until you enter the New York inspired eatery that you're met with the intimate charm of the space. Steak-wise, a lot is happening, but their King-Island grass-fed eye fillet with the show-stopping blue cheese butter is a strong contender for the best steak in Melbourne.
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Image credit: Grill Americano / Adrian Lander