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Best steakhouse in Phoenix

i'm coming to Phoenix to visit family. I'll be near Tatum and Thunderbird. Any recommendations for an awesome steakhouse? I prefer it not be a chain. I'm partial to old school. Thanks

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  1. Old School- Durant's
    New School- Bourbon Steak
    Other options I've heard of but can't speak to the quality of- Mastro's and Donovan's

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    1. re: cactuschowdah

      Can't get any more old school than Durants.

      I'll also echo Bourbon and add BLT and J&G. Technically, I believe, these are chains, but high end celeb chef type chains.

      1. re: Random987

        BLT and Mastro's are my favorites. Donovan's has left me wanting more, but is a good alternative. Not a steakhouse, but Rokerij does a nice cut of meat. Texaz Steakhouse is a local hole-in-the-wall favorite as well.

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        Rokerij
        6335 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016

      2. re: cactuschowdah

        Donavan's is truly excellent. I'd recommend them in a heartbeat. I don't know Bourbon and I haven't been to Durant's in ages.

        I"m also a fan of City Hall (Maestro's) in Scottsdale.

      3. Mastro's
        Durrant's
        Ruth's Chris (chain)

        1. I was taken to Bourbon Steak for my birthday and was extremely disappointed. Maybe it was over-hyped, but I was not impressed by the steak or the sides or the service for that matter. For my money Durant's, Capital Grill and City Hall.

          1. I don't care if it's a chain, the melt in your mouth steak of Ruth's Chris gets me every time. Either that, or if the facilities you're staying at permit, grab a prime beef steak at costco/aj's, rub it down with salt pepper oil and butter, sear it quickly on high heat on all sides, then broil it for 5-10 minutes in the oven, depending how you like it done. Let it rest for 10+ minutes with a slab of butter on top. Cheaper and sometimes yummier than all of the restaurants!

            1. I would go to Mastro's Ocean Club. Technically, it is a chain, but it is super high-end, and the steaks are the same as the ones served at City Hall or Mastro's. Also, this is closer to where you are staying, as it is in Keirland Commons.

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              Mastro's Ocean Club
              15045 N Kierland Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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                1. re: danieli10

                  +1 Ocean Club as well

                  seafood tower !