Having a great steak is not just a form of sustenance, it's a way of treating oneself. With the myriad of steakhouses that can be found in the U.S., it says a lot that not only one, but three made this list of the 20 best in America.

What makes a steakhouse a "great" steakhouse in your opinion? Is is solely the piece of meat on your plate, or there more to it? The ambience? The service? The price, maybe? Take a look at why these two in the Mile High City made the cut.

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A New York strip, a T-bone, perhaps a tasty ribeye. When it comes to your taste in steaks, you're lucky to live in a state that can boast three locations for getting the best that the country has to offer.

One of these steakhouses you may be familiar with (though you probably haven't been there,) the other two may not even be on your radar for steaks in Denver. Either way, you should make a point visit them for a date night, a birthday/anniversary, job promotion celebration, or just for one fine steak.

WHO'S LIST IS THIS?

The list was compiled by the team at Tasting Table:

[Since 2008... ] We provide our global audience of 18 million monthly visitors with expert-backed dining advice, practical tips, must-try recipes, and the most relevant news influencing the food and restaurant world today.

 

WHICH DENVER RESTAURANTS DO THEY LIST?

  • BUCKHORN EXCHANGE - #20 on Tasting Table's Top 20
  • 1000 Osage, Denver
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Many Coloradans at least know of "The Buckhorn," as it dates back to 1893. This is the restaurant in Denver that serves all sorts of different meats: Buffalo, Quail, Rattlesnake, Alligator, etc.

From Tasting Table:

The steaks [at Buckhorn Exchange] are massive, made for sharing, and full of bold flavors. Plus, since your server cuts your steak table-side, all of the juices stay locked inside the perfectly seared crust until the very last second.

 

  • URBAN FARMER - #15 on Tasting Table's Top 20
  • 1659 Wazee Street, Denver.
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From Tasting Table:

[With Urban Farmer].. there's the steak; sumptuous, grass and corn-fed local beef served with local wine and plenty of appetizing side dishes, like macaroni and cheese and fingerling potatoes. Aside from their steak, the shrimp cocktail with avocado, cilantro, and lime is next-level amazing.

 

  • GUARD AND GRACE - #12 on Tasting Tables Top 20
  • 1801 California Street, Denver.
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From Tasting Table:

Guard and Grace offers a high-end steakhouse experience with a strong emphasis on satisfying you from the minute you walk in the door. Innovation is the name of the game at Guard and Grace, and the chefs elevate traditional entrees and steaks beautifully, while still keeping the feel and taste of the original dish.

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