Sometimes all you want is a good, juicy steak. Is that so wrong? We think not, and because there are so many incredible cuts of beef out there, it’s maddening to choose just one. So, we’ve put together a list of Sassy’s favourite (m)eateries that’ll have you covered, no matter the occasion. From T-bone to sirloin and rib-eye to filet mignon, there’s sure to be something to satisfy those steak cravings…
Until just this year, Hong Kong was lacking a truly traditional New York-style steakhouse. Thankfully, Wolfgang’s Steakhouse has solved that problem. Launched by Wolfgang Zwiener, you can be sure the quality and authentic flavour is the highest. Using only USDA prime beef, which has been dry-aged on site for an average of 28 days (it has its own dry-aging room, too!), Wolfgang’s provides a stellar dining experience. Its varied menu is good for the non-meaters, too, so everyone will be sorted! Choose from delicious steaks, including Porterhouse, Filet Mignon, and Prime NY Sirloin Steak, or go for the surf-n-turf and add a 3-lb Jumbo Lobster to the order! Our go-to order is the Porterhouse for two. Vegetarians can pick from the various salads and vegetable side dishes, and everyone should be sure to save room for the apple strudel, homemade cheesecake and other delicious desserts!
Sassy perk: Sassy readers will receive a welcome drink when quoting the code “DRYAGED” when booking.
Wolfgang’s Steakhouse, 1st Floor, Printing House, No. 6, Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong, 3990 1646 www.wolfgangssteakhouse.hk
From the neon cow on the sign at the entrance, to the dessert trolley coming round just when you think you couldn’t eat another bite, La Vache! doesn’t disappoint! The experience is made even better as it offers all-you-can-eat chips, and it has the most delicious sauce to accompany your perfectly cooked steak. Wash it all down with a couple of glasses of red wine and you’re set for the night.
La Vache! G/F, 48 Peel Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/lavachehk
If you’re on the hunt for a real rib-eye, Gaucho‘s authentic Argentinian flavours are something to shout home about. Choose your preferred cut, marinade (red jalapeño chilli, please!) and sauce from an extensive menu, and choose to pair your meal with a little surf ‘n turf. Trust us, its gambas skewers with a churrasco dressing are the perfect accompaniment. Service here is impeccable, so when ordering your second portion of Fat Chips (you know you will), you won’t be waiting long.
Gaucho, 5/F, LHT Tower, 31 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, www.gauchorestaurants.com
Team Sassy had the pleasure of checking out this effortlessly chic spot a while back, and we’re still raving about the incredible food! The entire first floor focuses on dry-aged steak and seafood, so you can be sure it’s top quality. With options like a 220 oz T-Bone, a 1kg Porterhouse and even a Black Angus & Foie Gras burger, you’re sure to have a proper feast at this Quarry Bay establishment. In particular, the skirt steak is grilled to perfection and comes with a crispy tortilla, black beans and bacon. If you have space left, make sure to grab dessert here too!
Mr & Mrs Fox, 23 Tong Chong St, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong, www.mrmrsfox.com
The Chop House turns dining into an experience with a loaded al fresco menu that uses only the freshest ingredients to prepare no-frills comfort foods that will definitely have you coming back for more!
With the best cuts sourced from New Zealand, Australia and the US, choose from a classic béarnaise, black peppercorn or red wine sauce, and pick from an extensive range of sides like mac n’ cheese (drool), buttered veg or sweet potato fries. Should you fancy a family-style dining experience, go for sharing plates such as the Seafood Mixed Grill or the Full Slab of Smoked BBQ U.S. Baby Back Ribs!
The Chop House, Shop 3013C, 3/F, Miramar Shopping Centre. 132 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.wooloo-mooloo.com/the-chop-house-tst
On the steak scene since 2011, and a fine dining fave amongst Hong Kongers, Grand Hyatt Steakhouse features prime cuts of US, Canadian and Japanese beef on top of a highly coveted oyster and seafood bar. Perfect for splurge meals and work dinners alike, the generous portions should satisfy any carnivore. And because you can’t have a good steak without red wine, pair your cut with a glass from up to 160 international wines and 600 bottles from around the world.
Grand Hyatt Steakhouse, 1 Harbour Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.hongkong.grand.hyattrestaurants.com/steakhouse
Another must-try for meat-lovers in the city, Blue · Butcher & Meat Specialist steps up the steak game with the signature 45 days Dry Aged 12 to 18 Year Old Pasture Raised Rubia Gallega! Rich, deep and flavoursome, this ultra hip eatery pushes out serious family-style sharing portions. Don’t forget to sip on one of the prohibition-style cocktails while you’re at it too!
Blue · Butcher & Meat Specialist, G/F, 108 Hollywood Rd, Central, Hong Kong, www.bluebutcher.com
With a firm belief that simple is best, Porterhouse offers quality meat ‘at the right price’. Aged to perfection and seasoned with just a pinch of salt and pepper before finishing in a charcoal oven, these melt-in-your-mouth cuts of steak are served with delish side dishes (truffle potato gratin? Yes please!). We’re huge fans of the Black Pepper & Honey Glazed Smoked Bacon!
Porterhouse, California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.porterhousehk.com
BRAZA is the ideal weekend brunch spot, with a menu chockablock of Brazilian fare. Each dinner is served table-side with endless amounts of juicy Pichana and meat cuts, charcoaled, grilled and skewered. Pair your pick with a freshly made signature Caipirinha and be sure to head down for the Wednesday Ladies Night deal – an all-you-can-eat affair for just $278!
BRAZA Churrascaria, 3/F, Grand Progress Building, 15 Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong, www.diningconcepts.com/Braza
Located in the heart of Central, leave work and grab a bite of Tango‘s Argentinian flavours with friends. Seductive and rustic, Tango churns out an exclusive selection of steak cuts and sizzling seafood, all prepared over an open fire grill. Even if you think you’ve eaten enough to last you for the next few days, skipping dessert simply isn’t an option at this establishment: there’s always room for dulce de leche (you can even take a jar to go), or take your pick from other options such as churros and leche flan to end the meal on a sweet note.
Tango Argentinian Steak House, 1/F, 77 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/TangoHongKong
Age is a blessing not curse at Shore, with a huge selection of wet- and dry-aged steaks both on and off the bone. Its crowning glory is the succulent ‘Tomahawk’, a U.S. 80oz Double Bone steak (the biggest in Hong Kong!), fit for four hungry Sassy Girls. Cover in a Chimichurri sauce for a tantalising finish, and make sure you pre-order it when you make your booking!
Shore, 3/4 Floor, the L Place,
139 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong, www.shore.com.hk
A classic choice for prime cuts, The InterContinental’s The Steak House Winebar + Grill sears its steaks to perfection on a charcoal grill. Normally condiments aren’t something that we’d shout about, but make sure to pimp your dish with one of 12 specially blended mustards and eight, exotic rock salts! Once you’ve had your fill of the finest cuts on offer, be sure to make space for dessert: the Alaska on Fire (coffee ice cream, Grand Marnier ice cream, orange sherbet, sponge cake and meringue) sounds like the ultimate way to finish your meal!
The Steak House Winebar + Grill, InterContinental Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.hongkong-ic.intercontinental.com/dining/steakhouse
If you’re looking for a really classic, American-style steakhouse then head to Morton’s The Steakhouse. Enter into another era with big white table clothes and well-dressed waiters (amongst stunning harbour views!) and tuck in to fall-apart cuts of Filet Mignon, Porterhouse Steaks and the Signature Cut Prime New York Strip.
Morton’s The Steakhouse, 4/F, The Elegance at Sheraton, 20 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong, www.mortons.com/hongkong
After a refined and elegant dining experience? In true Mandarin style, The Mandarin Grill’s classic menu places an emphasis on serving the finest cuts from all over the world in understated and elegant surroundings. With choices like U.S.D.A. Prime Rib and Tenderloin and gamier plates such as French Squab Pigeon, as well as quality seafood dishes (French Brittany Blue Lobster, anyone?), you’re sure to have an incredible dining experience no matter what you choose.
Mandarin Grill & Bar, Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong
This Happy Valley establishment truly has something for everyone! If you’re not sure what you want, you can’t go wrong with the Feather & Bone signature burger, or take your pick from its range of Australian grass-fed beef cuts. With its seriously substantial servings and dishes (the Charcuterie and Cheese Platter is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser), this spot is ideal for sharing a hearty meal with friends. Hungry yet? Grab the girls and head down for brunch, and don’t forget to fill up your shopping cart with a selection of gourmet delights on your way out!
Feather & Bone, Shop A & C, 11 Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong (and other locations around Hong Kong), www.featherandbone.com.hk
Nestled in the heart of LKF, head to the BA Polo Club for the array of delicious Argentinian steaks, and stick around for the fab cocktails and cool vibe. Decked out in colonial club vibes, the restaurant is bought bang up to date with paint splashes on the wall, which transform the fine dining resto into a cool club once the lights dim later in the night. Along with choosing your own steak, you can even pick your weapon of choice here, as servers encourage you to choose your own knife before your meal begins. A fun twist which brings this classic steakhouse into the modern era.
Buenos Aires Polo Club, 7/F LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.bapoloclub.com
Sassy Mama editor, Kat, took her husband here for a birthday dinner and still remembers how delicious her meal was. Although it has meat from some of the finest places (American prime ‘Black Angus’ beef, Australian ‘Wagyu-Crossed’ beef, Korean ‘Short Horn’ beef, and more), you don’t just have to love a good steak to eat here. There is a raw bar, sushi bar, charcuterie board and more.
Beef Bar, 2/F Club Lusitano, 16 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong www.hk.beefbar.com
Newly opened from Pirata Group, MEATS is a meat-lovers dream (if you didn’t already guess that from the name!). Offering up so much more than just great steaks, the ‘no reservation, no service charge meat bar’ serves an indulgent selection of carnivorous dishes, from Iberian Porchetta, to Beef Cheek, not forgetting the delicious Hanger Steak and Iberian Presa. Want to try a little of everything? Opt for the tasting menu! At $420 per person, it’s a great way to try a selection of dishes, all served up family style to your table.
MEATS, G/F, 28 – 30, Staunton Street, Soho, Central, Hong Kong, www.piratameats.hk
If you are looking for a great meal and an equally impressive view, Wooloomolo Steakhouse should be at the top of your list. It is our go-to for out-of-town guests when they get tired of us forcing them to eat dim sum on the daily! We’ve never been disappointed by a meal here, and also love that we can have a drink before or after our dinner on the rooftop terrace. The views are worth just popping in for a drink. Although their meat is wet-aged (we’d usually opt for dry-aged, when possible), all the cuts we’ve had have been great. The grilled salmon was also excellent, which isn’t something we’d expect to say.
Wooloomooloo Steakhouse, 31/F & Rooftop The Hennessy, 256 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong www.wooloo-mooloo.com
We ended up at Craftsteak one evening after other plans fell through and we’re so glad we did! Known for its open-fire cooking, you can choose your cut from either grass or grain fed beef. We appreciate that the meat dishes come with one side, and you can even add shrimp, bone marrow, a fried egg, or herb butter to your steak. We went all out with the bone marrow and did not regret it! We loved everything we ordered and were pleasantly surprised by the amazing wine they suggested. It was the perfect complement to our meal and also well priced. We always look forward to returning.
Craftsteak, 29 Elgin St, Soho, Hong Kong www.diningconcepts.com/craftsteak