Pretty much everyone loves a good steak. Unless you’re vegetarian or vegan, there is nothing quite like a nice cut of beef with a little bit of seasoning and served with some potatoes and sides. But there are plenty of ways to mess up a steak. You might overcook or undercook it, cut it too soon, or you may just start things off with the wrong cut of beef. Luckily, we have some great chefs in St. Augustine that are serving many great steak dishes using a variety of different cuts of meats. From dry-aged and grilled to steak wrapped in puff pastry and baked until golden brown, here are some of the best places to enjoy delicious steaks in St. Augustine.
Michael’s St. Augustine
25 Cuna Street
Located in Historic St. Augustine Florida, Michael’s offers a casually elegant dining experience with a celebrated chef, dedicated staff, and passion for exquisite flavors and world-class wines. Michael’s has received numerous honors and accolades and has even been featured on The Food Network. If you’re looking for the best steak in the city, your first stop should be Michael’s. The steaks are dry aged to perfection in a 45 day aging process. They offer tender and extremely flavorful cuts that exhibit a rich mouthfeel with notes of mushroom and truffle. Try their 30 oz. Tomahawk Ribeye – a star of many instagram posts.
Black Molly Grill
504 W Geoffrey St
If you’re looking for a more casual, family-friendly dining experience, then head on over to Black Molly Grill. Black Molly is conveniently located in the Cobblestone Village Plaza so there is no need to worry about fighting crowds or finding parking. The casual fun ambiance of Black Molly is a great place to enjoy signature cocktails, yummy pasta, the freshest seafood and most importantly, great steaks. On the menu you will find grilled hand-cut American Black Angus filet, hand-cut Black Angus grilled ribeye crusted with a savory hickory rub and Black Angus sirloin, baseball cut and grilled to perfection. They also offer a variety of sauces and glazes that you can add to any steak including Blue Cheese Cream Sauce, Balsamic Glaze and Cherry Marsala.
Harvest & Reel
300 A1A Beach Boulevard
Set in a modern open kitchen design, Harvest & Reel in St. Augustine Beach provides an elevated and unique coastal dining experience with indoor and outdoor ocean view seating and an upscale Rhum Bar that pours specialty hand-crafted cocktails with the freshest ingredients. Though set inside the Embassy Suites, you don’t have to be visitor to enjoy their mix of seafood and farm to table dining. Harvest & Reel is a great place for locals to escape and enjoy many different steak mains and delicious menu items to satisfy meat lovers and beyond. Featured in the photo is their prime 45 day aged Wagyu top sirloin with a veal demi-glace, goat cheese creamed spinach and roasted bone marrow.
Amici Italian Restaurant
1915B A1A S
Amici Italian Restaurant is building on a proud tradition of Old-World Italian Cuisine and giving it a modern American twist. While you would typically visit Amici’s to get your Italian food fix, with their extensive menu of pasta, pizzas and calzones, they also offer some pretty amazing steak specials that may surprise you coming from a traditionally Italian based menu. Typically they run their steak specials Thursday thru Sunday, celebrating a different cut of meat each week. One of their specials is the classic Beef Wellington which has become so popular amongst guests that they may make it a menu staple. Chef Freddy Underhill and his team of food-loving creative chefs cut all the steaks themselves from fresh sub primal loins. They put their heart and soul into each dish and are creating plates that are a reflection of the food that they would want to eat. Follow them on facebook for their specials each week.
Chop Shop Artisan Butcher
600 Anastasia Blvd
Now more than ever, many people are opting to stay home and cook more. When you’re not up for visiting one of these local restaurant favorites, Chop Shop Artisan Butcher has your back for all you do-it-yourselfers. All their beef is certified Angus Beef and graded Choice and above. They have everything from Teres Major (Petite Tender) and Bone-In Cowboy Ribeye to Crown Roast and Hanger Steak – chuck to rump and everything in between. They specialize in cuts that are not easily found in the regular supermarket. Whatever cooking method and cut you choose, Chop Shop is the place to go for the freshest meat. Their butchers can help advise you on what types of cuts you should get based on what flavor and texture you’re looking for.