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The Ultimate List of All the Best Filet Mignon Spots in America

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Chris Osburn
Written by Chris Osburn

August 13th is National Filet Mignon Day, a day to indulge and to savor the most tender cut of beef. Here’s a rundown of a few of America’s best steakhouses known for their filet mignon.

Barclay Prime, Philadelphia

Philadelphia may be best known for its ribeye cheesesteaks (and with good reason!) but if you find yourself in this historic town and are craving something upscale – but just as juicy and beefy – head to this elegant and highly rated restaurant.

Bern’s Steak House, Tampa

Wowing steak lovers since 1956, Bern’s is a Tampa institution, celebrated for its dry-aged steaks, huge wine selection, and old school charm. Choose your filet mignon (or any cut for that matter) by how thick you want it.

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Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, Las Vegas

To pick just one great place for steak in Las Vegas is a challenge, but Chef Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s Carnevino Italian Steakhouse at the Palazzo hotel and casino makes the cut for the hand-selected, grass-fed, and free-range meat with no hormones or antibiotics in its steaks, accompanied by an exceptional list of fine wines and range of traditional Italian dishes.

Cattleman’s Steakhouse, Oklahoma City

Slow-aged USDA Prime steaks are the star of the show at this 100-year-old restaurant located “smack in the middle of Oklahoma City’s Stockyard City.” Have your Cattleman’s filet mignon wrapped in bacon and broiled to your taste.

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Cut, Beverly Hills

Lauded by many to be the best steakhouse in the country, Chef Wolfgang Puck’s popular steakhouse at the fabulous Beverly Wiltshire hotel offers an LA dining experience as glamorous as it is delectable.

Gibson’s Bar & Steakhouse, Chicago

One of the many amazing Chicago steakhouses, Gibson’s original downtown location is among the city’s most beloved restaurants. Proudly serving USDA Prime Angus beef, Gibson’s offers a choice of bone-in or boneless filet mignon filet mignon alongside the rest of its top quality menu of cuts and classic steakhouse sides.

Jess & Jim’s Steakhouse, Kansas City

Unassuming and to the point, come to this nearly 80-year-old, family owned-and-operated restaurant for some of Kansas City’s best steaks (and if you know anything about Kansas City’s obsession with meat, you’ll know that’s not a claim to make lightly!). Jess & Jim’s “most tender of all the tender steaks” is served wrapped in bacon and “available in several sizes to match any size hunger.”

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Keen’s Steakhouse, New York

This historic Manhattan steakhouse has been open since 1885. To mention but a few of the famous patrons who have dined here is to recite a who’s who of great Americans. Plus, the place serves some of the best steaks in New York. The Prime filet mignon comes in two sizes, 8 or 12 ounces, with au poivre, Béarnaise, mushroom, or red wine sauce. Need more reasons to visit? Keen’s is home to the largest collection of churchwarden pipes in the world and is world-renowned for its mutton chop.

Killen’s Steakhouse, Pearland, Texas

Howdy and welcome to cattle country – Pearland, Texas, to be exact, where a humble and inauspicious exterior belies the upscale splendor on the inside of Killen’s Steakhouse, a destination dining restaurant if ever there was one. Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef Ronnie Killen prepares a range of cuts from different sources, including at least four filet mignons to choose from: USDA Prime, Nebraska Corn Fed, Wet Aged 28 Days; Harris Ranch All-Natural Five Diamond Beef, Coalinga, California; Strube Ranch Mishima Wagyu Beef; and True 100% Japanese Wagyu From The Kagoshima Prefecture.

Murray’s, Minneapolis

“Meat downtown since 1946” is the motto at Murray’s, a classic steakhouse in Minneapolis. The restaurant’s “most tender steak” is the 10-ounce center cut tenderloin “filet of beef” (i.e. filet mignon). Be sure to enjoy a cocktail (or two) with your meal as this lush eatery adored by locals and visitors alike.

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Pappas Bros. Steakhouse, Dallas

This popular 40-year-old restaurant does the Dallas dining scene justice with its big steaks, broadly appealing menu and warm reception. In the mood for filet mignon? Choose between the 8-, 10- or 12-ounce. OR dare to dine on the whopping 14-ounce bone-in option. Whatever you choose you’ll be certain to love it at this steakhouse which ranks high on almost every list of best places for steak in America.

St Elmo Steak House, Indianapolis

Ask folks in Indianapolis what the city’s one must-try restaurant is and they’ll most likely say the 114-year-old St Elmo Steak House, for its grand oak-paneled interior, superbly mixed drinks, “World Famous Shrimp Cocktail,” and excellent steaks including a 14-ounce bone-in filet mignon.

Is filet mignon your favorite cut of beef? Where’s the best steakhouse you’ve ever visited?

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Chris Osburn

Chris Osburn

Chris Osburn is a freelance writer, photographer, consultant, and curator and the driving force behind the long running and award winning blog, tikichris.com. Originally from the American Deep South, Chris has lived and worked all over the world and has called London home since 2001.

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