In the land of cattle and ranching, there are bound to be some excellent steakhouses and Reno does not disappoint. Any red-blooded meat eater will be able to find a great meal for any budget at these five steakhouses in the area.
This mainstay of old Reno has been serving some of the best steak in the area for decades. This is the place to go if you are celebrating a special occasion or you just want to see a few Reno celebrities (like singer Toni Tennille or golf pro Patty Sheehan). The Filet Mignon with Bearnaise Sauce, the tableside Caesar Salad and the flambé desserts make for a well-rounded meal.
If you want more of a big city vibe, celebrity chef Charlie Palmer’s Steakhouse at the Grand Sierra Resort is the place to be. The restaurant is sparkling, but still a bit rustic. The Filet with Blue Cheese is popular, but you can also get wild game including venison, elk and bison. Open up your wallet for this place.
Don’t let the name fool you, Rapscallion, just south of downtown in the Wells Avenue District has been serving up excellent Angus Steaks and Prime Rib along with their Lobster Tail and Sand Dabs for decades. They offer both lunch and dinner and a popular Sunday brunch. Try the Escargot and the Scallops Diablo, too.
If you don’t mind a half-hour drive to Carson City (stop here on your way back from Lake Tahoe), you will not regret stopping at Red’s Old 395. This place is just pure fun: from the flags, bottles, stagecoaches and old western art all over the walls and ceilings, to the friendly staff. The food is really good too and not to pricey. The Flatiron Steak is heaven and the Q for Two is a mass of ribs, sausages, cornbread and coleslaw on a platter.
The Washoe Steakhouse on 4th Street near Verdi is a cool, Western-style steakhouse known for its good Prime Rib, Crab Cakes and the very nice view from the windows and outside deck. Reservations are recommended for dinner, but if you do have to wait for a table, check out their excellent and well-stocked bar.
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