What better way to celebrate the Five Days of Meat than by eating a big beefy slab of the stuff? Yep, we're talking steak, and to make your life easier Eater has assembled a list of
14 15 different steaks and how much they cost.
Of course, you can't really compare a filet mignon from one restaurant with a New York strip from another, so in the name of fairness we decided to limit the list to one cut of meat: the classic rib eye. This stipulation led to the unfortunate exclusion of some really good steak joints that just aren't currently offering a rib eye (sorry Buckhorn Exchange and LoHi Steak Bar).
So without further ado, here is the Denver steak index, calculated in price per ounce for convenient comparison:
Del Frisco's: 22 oz. bone-in prime rib eye – $53 ($2.40 per oz.)
Shanahan's Steakhouse: 22 oz. prime cowboy bone-in rib eye – $55 ($2.50 per oz.)
Westerkamps Meat Market and Restaurant: 10 oz. rib eye – $18 ($1.80 per oz.)
EDGE: 18 oz. bone-in rib eye – $47 ($2.60 per oz.)
Guard & Grace: 18 oz. bone-in rib eye – $48 ($2.70 per oz.)
Ruth's Chris: 16 oz. prime rib eye – $47 ($2.90 per oz.)
Old Major: 24 oz. 21 day dry-aged Colorado rib eye – $65 ($2.70 per oz.)
The Capital Grille: 22 oz. Delmonico bone-in rib eye – $48 ($2.20 per oz.)
Denver ChopHouse & Brewery: 19 oz. bone-in rib eye – $31 ($1.60 per oz.)
Ocean Prime: 16oz. rib eye – $47 ($2.90 per oz.)
Sullivan's: 22 oz. bone-in cowboy cut rib eye – $45 ($2.00 per oz.)
The Keg Steakhouse and Bar: 20 oz. rib steak – $32 ($1.60 per oz.)
Bastien's: 20 oz. bone-in rib eye – $34 ($1.70 per oz.)
Elway's: 22 oz. bone-in rib eye – $53 ($2.40 per oz.)
Ted's Montana Grill: 14 oz. Delmonico rib eye – $24 ($1.70 per oz.)
Did we miss your favorite rib eye? Toss it in the comments below, along with the price, if you've got it!
Update: The dry-aged Colorado rib eye from Old Major has been added to the list.
— By Robert Stein