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Jul 13, 2011 09:46 PM

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.

        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
        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.

              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 !