Bellevue has enough steakhouses to fit every night of the week with a different cut of meat.


Newest to the aged-and marbled scene, Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi offers 360-degree views from the 31st floor of Lincoln South Tower—a proper pairing for some of the world’s greatest steaks, including A5 Wagyu from Japan, crossbreed Wagyu from Australia, and dry-aged American Prime. Customize the cut with an enhancement (or two) like roasted bone marrow with mushroom chimichurri, king crab legs with uni-yuzu mayo, or seared foie gras with miso demi-glace.

As the name implies, El Gaucho uses live coals to sear its Prime 28-day dry-aged Niman Ranch Certified Angus Beef. Every meal at El Gaucho is a celebration thanks to the grand theater-feel of the dining room and exceptional tableside service, where staff may deliver a flaming sword brochette of tenderloin, whip up a classic Caesar salad, or serve dessert flambé-style.

Chef John Howie put his name on the door of his steakhouse at the Bravern. A favorite for corporate dinners and romantic date nights, John Howie Steak maintains a light, elegant feel combined with top-notch service. The custom-aged USDA Prime steaks pair perfectly with a beverage from the carefully curated wine list or substantial whiskey selection.

At Daniel’s Broiler, USDA Prime steaks are seared to perfection in a 1,800-degree broiler. Sit in the bar for great sunset views on the 21st floor of the Bank of America building downtown.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House has been part of Bellevue’s dining fabric for many years. Located in Bellevue Square with complimentary parking, Ruth’s Chris offers consistent USDA Prime quality on its famous sizzling 500-degree plates.

At Tokyo Steak House, meanwhile, guests’ steaks are grilled before their very eyes with tableside teppanyaki service.


This article was written by Julie Arnan for the 2019-20 Bellevue Visitor’s Guide.