Aimee O'Keefe

20 Best Steak Restaurants in Sydney | Man of Many

Our list of the best steak restaurants in Sydney goes like this.

Best steak restaurants in Sydney at a glance

Bistecca is unashamedly Italian. This steak restaurant in Sydney is also an outstanding classic cocktail bar with a restaurant that is dedicated to Tuscany’s highly revered cuts of steak, bistecca alla Fiorentina. One of our favourite options for those who like to enjoy a delicious glass of the Italian grape variety alongside their steak, the restaurant spans three distinct spaces in a heritage-fronted building on Bridge Street. Menu standouts include the octopus with olive and oregano, and the brussels sprouts with pecorino and sour cream.


Also one of our favourite French restaurants in Sydney, it’s no wonder to see Hubert on our list of favourite steak restaurants. Standing out from the rest with live jazz playing from Monday to Thursday that perfectly partners your high-grade cut, wine, and good company. Hubert believes and exists by the fact a good experience is as much about the ambience, good conversation and laughter, as it is about the quality of the wine and food. They showcase this to the tenth degree, the space is warm, the lighting is soft and the Champagne is more than abundant.

2. Restaurant Hubert

A staple on our list of best restaurants in Barangaroo for a reason, Woodcut is the ultimate spot for traditional methods of cooking with fire, steam, and plenty of smoke. The menu pays homage to slow-cooked meals in a wood-burning oven or over an open fire. It’s so good you can taste the raw, earthy flavour of their wood grill steaks and wood oven bread, which pair perfectly well with an array of delicious sides and salads, like the burrata with stone fruits, basil, basil seed dressing and the wagyu beef skewer with rose harissa, spiced salt, pistachio, and mint.

3. Woodcut

Widely touted as the best steak restaurant in Sydney, Rockpool Bar & Grill represents the dining experience executed to perfection. From the art deco ambience to the formidable wine list, to the impeccable service. The food itself feels woven together to yield maximum sensory results with favourites of ours including the bangalow pork chop with curry leaves, black peppercorns and caramelised whey, as well as the charcoal roasted coral trout wings with native tamarind sambal and burnt lime.

4. Rockpool Bar & Grill

A neighbourhood bistro led by Big Sam Young and Superbanana with a focus on community, S’More takes a unique approach, blending French-bistro classics with subtle Asian influences. The menu focus is premium ingredients, and some of our favourites include the lobster pasta, 2GR Wagyu, and the “XO Pippies” linguine with green garlic chive, and chilli pangrattato. The cocktails here are also something else thanks to their fresh, Asian-inspired touch, with the likes of yuzu spritz and our personal favourite, lychee highball. Of course, there’s a curated selection of whisky on offer, both Japanese and Scotch.

5. S’More

The Gidley is hidden away in a basement on King Street making it that extra bit special from the moment you arrive. Brought to you by Liquid & Larder, the restaurant opened in November 2019 and we think it’s the perfect combination of old-school atmosphere and new-world charm. Once you’ve made your way down dimly lit stairs, you are welcomed by a one-of-a-kind bar & lounge room where you can have a pre-dinner drink before heading into the beautifully furnished dining room.

6. The Gidley

From the legendary chef, Lennox Hastie, comes Firedoor in Surry Hills. This insanely popular restaurant takes an artisanal approach to wood, using no less than a dozen different types to imbue every dish on the seasonal menu with singular, sensational flavour. Far more than one of the best steakhouses Sydney can offer, Firedoor is equally adept when it comes to seafood or anything else Hastie gets his hands on for the day — try the Murray cod with charred cos, paperback, and pil-pil. Expect an unforgettable experience, assuming you can score a table in the first place, and we recommend booking well in advance via the link below.

7. Firedoor Restaurant

Fire Grill Sydney is a one-stop meat lovers’ dream. The experience on offer isn’t short of amazing, the restaurant offers destination dining with an emphasis on classic timeless comfort and quality. The backbone of every great restaurant is a great restauranteur and the Fire Grill offerings are curated by restaurateur Dah Lee. He offers a handpicked experience in an atmosphere that is luxurious yet fun. Take one step in the front door and you’re greeted with a beautiful kitchen, the smell of meat and décor that incorporates dark timbers, quartz, leather and many three-metre tall chandeliers.

8. Firegrill Sydney

A classic steakhouse specialising in wood-fired steaks and seafood, you can taste the passion that goes into every meal at BLACK Bar & Grill. The beef here is lightly smoked to infuse the sweet delicate flavour of cherry wood ash before being grilled over high-heat Australian iron bark on the wood-fired grill, the slow-burning wood and combustion resulting in some of the most flavorful steaks you will ever enjoy. We recommend ordering from the grill section of the menu, with standouts including the wagyu tasting chef’s selection and the ribeye 40-day dry-aged grass-fed angus MBS3+.

9. BLACK Bar & Grill

After serving up quality steaks to the people of New Zealand, Botswana Butchery has made its way across the pond, recently landing in Sydney. With a focus on combining the very best produce and wine from New Zealand and Australia, the menu offers a diverse range of fine-cut meats and locally sourced ingredients. Under the direction of one of Australia’s most celebrated Chefs, Angel Fernandez, you can taste the influence of his Chilean heritage in the flavours that dominate the menu, standouts including the hand-cut ceviche, the white rabbit and lemon thyme terrine, and the slow roasted whole lamb shoulder, which is designed to serve two, unless you’re feeling especially ravenous (no judgment.)

10. Botswana Butchery Sydney

Known for its classic Italian cooking using only the freshest ingredients, Fratelli Paradiso is a guaranteed palate pleaser. To eat here is to feel like part of a giant family, complete with incessant clamour during the busier hours. And while the flank steak or veal cutlet remains second to none, you’re just as well off getting the risotto or calamari.

11. Fratelli Paradiso

Also making our list as one of the best restaurants in Surry Hills, Porteno has come to epitomise meat-centric dining with the feverish popularity to show for it. Indeed, to call this hotspot one of the best steak restaurants in Sydney feels practically redundant. Between the splayed roasting pigs and painstakingly tender wagyu skirt steaks, you come here to satiate your every carnivorous desire.

12. Porteno

What’s better than the ultimate steakhouse experience, and views of Sydney’s iconic harbour? At 6HEAD, you can get just that. The waterfront steakhouse is led by award-winning Executive Chef Sean Hall, whose menu focuses on fresh, uncomplex dishes designed to allow the produce to speak for itself, featuring six cuts of steak: rump, rib-eye, T-bone, eye fillet, scotch fillet and sirloin. Some of our favourite dishes to pair with your steak include the kingfish ceviche and the chicken parfait, and, we recommend ordering the chimichurri sauce on the side — it’s truly life-changing. And, with a 250-strong wine list, you can rest assured it will be a good night.

13. 6HEAD

Since 1885, the Oaks Hotel in Neutral Bay has been bringing folks together one cold pint or hot meal at a time. Their beer garden remains the stuff of legend, while the layout, in general, has never looked so impressive as it does now. Included among the bevy of selections is the famous tomahawk ribeye, weighing between 1.6-1.9 kg, it’s a real contender for the best steak in Sydney.

14. The Oaks Hotel

With two locations in Sydney one in the CBD and one nestled on the upper north shore, Brasserie L’Entrecôte is a much-loved, french-inspired steakhouse. Taking a nod from the original Le Relais de l’Entrecôte, the famous one-dish steakhouse that opened in 1959 in Porte Maillot, Paris, you can expect a similar ethos here. They like to keep things simple, serving up quality sirloin steak with a delicious secret sauce, crispy homemade French fries, a fresh salad and a glass of wine. Along with their signature charcoal-grilled sirloin, also make sure to give the Les Escargots a try.

15. Brasserie L’Entrecôte

Unfettered in both name and principle, The Chophouse delivers succulent meat and chummy service in a modern setting. This top Sydney steakhouse goes by the appropriately direct slogan: “Fire. Meat. Wine”. We couldn’t put it better ourselves. The Chophouse is a crowd-favourite and is widely regarded as a worthy candidate for the best Sydney steakhouse title. In terms of menu items, we struggle to go past the scotch fillet (300g, MBS 2+, 120-day grain fed), the crispy loglio squid with confit garlic aioli, and the slow-roasted spiced carrots with preserved lemon on the side.

16. Chophouse Sydney

Sprawled between two levels inside what was once a candle factory is Kingsleys in the CBD. It’s a wildly popular spot for one reason, they cook a downright incredible steak. We can’t go past their grassland premium beef steak, particularly the rib-eye surf & turf with prawns, and the mains also fare just as well — the confit Aylesbury duck leg with glazed beetroot, eschalots, cherries and port deserves a special mention.

17. Kingsleys Australian Steakhouse

Panoramic views aren’t the only drawing card here, with steaks so good you won’t know what’s hit you. We recommend the Havericks dry-aged beef, served with either roasted Australian tiger prawns with béarnaise sauce or grilled petite lobster tail with garlic butter. And, for something on the side, we can’t go past the roasted bone marrow with parmesan crust, and the heirloom tomato salad.

18. Steersons Steakhouse

Part butcher shop, part steak and sandwich bar, Vic’s Meat Market are even greater than the sum of its parts. To find it in the Fish Market is to uncover some of the choicest meats your eyes and stomach will ever come across. Order a pasture-fed T-Bone to go, or stick around and chow down on a double-smoked wagyu cheeseburger with a side of chips. This is meat-eating at its finest.

19. Vic’s Meat Market Smokehouse Grill

The Meat & Wine Co. brings South African flavour and technique to Sydney. Long story short, our taste buds couldn’t be happier. This popular Sydney steak restaurant has Kangaroo on the menu for those who like to work those mouth muscles, however, you’re better off getting the scrumptious premium steak. Like any good steak restaurant Meat and Wine Co. source their steaks locally via Monte meats.

20. The Meat & Wine Co.

With more than 10 years of experience eating and drinking at the best restaurants around Australia, Man of Many’s team of editors has selected a list of the best steak restaurants in Sydney. Their list puts quality over quantity, with menus filled with wagyu, scotch fillets, and roasts. Pull up a chair, order some red wine, and grab that steak knife before we dive headfirst into our favourite spots.

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