We all have those carnivorous moments when we crave a juicy, tender piece of steak. Just in case you're having one of these moments, here is a roundup of some of the best steakhouses in Hong Kong:
Porterhouse by Laris is a re-interpretation of the classic steak and seafood dining experience, headed by its internationally acclaimed creator, David Laris. Their edge comes from how the restaurant serves their steak, such as serving the sirloin on the bone, as well as the additional choices on the menu, that are as appealing as the entrees. The restaurant has struck a nice balance between seafood and meat, offering special cuts of meat unique to its bespoke meat locker, as well as fresh oysters and Balik smoked salmon. This is one of our favourite places to come for steak at the moment.
7/F California Tower, 30-36 D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong
Tel. 2522 6366
The Intercontinental's STEAK HOUSE winebar + grill, is worth a visit for a roundup of the world’s best meats. Besides their wide array of beef, such as the U.S.D.A. certified prime beef, Australian Wagyu, Japanese A5 Hida Wagyu, and the US prime bone-in-beef, the restaurant also serves French veal shank, Spanish Iberico pork rack, French free-range chicken breast, and much more. Moreover, their special attention to the condiments (twelve specially blended mustards and eight kinds of rock salts), their large selection of steak knives for diners’ to choose from (this is very fun), as well as a garden fresh salad bar, all give an extra touch to the steakhouse experience. In time for all the festivities, STEAK HOUSE have a new menu which includes a killer seafood selection.
InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon
Tel. 2313 2323
The Butchers Club introduced Steak Frites just earlier this year. They are located in the SOHO area near PMQ, and although they sit somewhere between a steak frites and steakhouse, their Black Angus beef, which dry-aged for 40 days on location, features in their evening menu and is wildly popular with steak lovers. Served with duck fat fries and your choice of three different sauces, we've concluded that the black pepper sauce complements the cheesy flavour of the dry-aged steak best.
UG/F, 52-56 Staunton Street, Central
Tel. 2858 9800
This Argentinian steak house provides cuts imported directly from Argentina, and their professionalism can be seen from their ritual of allowing patrons to choose from a variety of raw meat choices that are presented to them on a cutting board. Their churrasco de chorizo, is a sirloin that is spiral cut and marinated for 48 hours in garlic, parsley and olive oil to create a flavourful and juicy steak. Their desserts are also artfully presented and are just as good as the steak at Gaucho, such as the salted dulce de leche and hazelnut cheesecake with coconut Italian meringue. Gaucho presents a simple yet refined Argentinian taste in the heart of Central.
5/F, LHT Tower, 31 Queen's Road, Central, Hong Kong
Tel. 2386 8090
Atelier Vivanda adds to the vibrancy of the recent influx of French restaurants in Hong Kong, providing quality over quantity with its simple focus on meat and potatoes. The menu includes duck leg terrine with vinegar, baby onions and beetroot risotto. The main event includes Black Angus flank steak as well as Persille Black Angus. The mains can be served with a variety of potato sides, such as cheesy gratin, pommes darphin, mashed potatoes and sauteed potatoes. A meal consisting of an entree, a meat, unlimited potato sides and dessert comes to a grand total of $448 - a great deal for quality meat.
9 Ship Street, Wan Chai
Tel. 2109 1768
Morton's of Chicago, dates back to 1978, and has been expanding throughout the States and the world ever since. The Morton's of Chicago - The Steakhouse, in Hong Kong, is located along the Victoria Harbour, nestled inside The Sheraton Hotel. The very impressive Bone-in Filet Mignon ($748) will not disappoint meat lovers with its 14 ounces of double cut filet broiled to order.
You will come here for the steak but you will stay for the sides, like the bacon steaks ($180 HKD) which are 12 ounces of thick cut slab bacon that is slowly roasted and cooked until it's golden brown then finished in the broiler with a honey-bourbon glaze. Andddd for the dessert, the white chocolate bread pudding ($110 HKD). This homemade bread pudding made with white chocolate chips and pecans is served atop bourbon caramel sauce, vanilla ice cream, and white chocolate confetti. We kid you not, this dessert will change your life.