800 W. Memorial
Recognized by Wine Spectator and OpenTable as top-notch, Opus is a mustgo for any steak aficionado. If you’re with a group, splurge on the tasting platter ($49): a generous serving of calamari, pan-seared crab cake, barbecue shrimp and Tuscan tenders (fillet medallions). On the lighter side, a traditional Caesar ($8) won’t fill you up too much before the main course, or opt for lobster bisque ($9). Steaks range from $34 to $95, or try the duck breast ($26), seasoned with garlic and nutmeg.
Mickey Mantle’s Steakhouse
7 S. Mickey Mantle Drive
Wine Spectator and OpenTable also recognized this legendary Oklahoma steakhouse. Pair a jumbo shrimp cocktail ($13.95) or snow crab claws ($14.95) with a blue cheese wedge ($8.95) to start. There’s cedar-plank salmon ($28.95) if you’re not in the mood for red meat. Steaks range from $33.95 to $49.95. Ask about its gluten-free menu.
Red Prime Steak
504 N. Broadway
Bask in the red lighting and jazz music while you enjoy your steak ($29-$62). Ask for the chef-recommended crust and sauce, because they know what they’re doing, and all the house-made creations are delicious. Red-meat alternatives are the double-cut pork chops ($28), served with maple-pecan butter, or a wild greens and yogurt tart ($16). Sides come family-style, so order a few to share. Try the slivered asparagus ($9) and the green chili mac ($9).
3000 W. Britton
Even if you just go for the lovely patio, stick around for dinner. Seared scallops ($19) to start, with a tomato and mozzarella salad ($8), leads in perfectly to whichever cut of meat ($25-$65) you decide on. The duck breast with a baked sweet potato and spinach ($26) is a standout, as well. Sides are family-style, so split the steak fries ($7) and glazed carrots ($8).
1309 S. Agnew
If you live in OKC and have never made a trip down to Stockyards City to eat at this place, shame on you. Whether you’re getting steak ($15.50-$26.50) or fried catfish ($11.65), you’ll be in for a treat at this famous steakhouse that has been around for more than 100 years and has been featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and Man v. Food.
505 S. Boulevard, Edmond
If you’re up north, you can’t miss this stylish favorite. Cajun tourendos ($13.99) or escargot ($13.99) will get you started. Steaks ($32.99-$57.99) are priced based on cut and size. The grilled salmon ($29.99) is topped with jumbo shrimp, lump crab meat and a gingerscallion aioli. Get the steak and lobster (market price) if you can’t decide on one protein. Save room for Boulevard brandy ice ($9).
Mahogany Prime Steakhouse
3241 W. Memorial
In this classy restaurant, steak ($36.99- $46.99) is the main event. However, take your time with this dinner and start with trout dip ($11.99), crab and lobster bisque ($7.99) and a spinach salad with warm bacon dressing ($7.99). Alaskan king crab legs (market price) and the Mahogany chicken ($19.99) will satisfy not craving red meat. Get the onion straws ($7.99) and creamed spinach ($8.99) on the side.
Photos by Shannon Cornman, Mark Hancock and Jordan Ensminger