Classic Steakhouses in the D

By: Katie Goncalves | January 3, 2023

There is no shortage of steakhouses in Metro Detroit, nearly every city has a variation of one. But there’s something special about stepping inside a traditional steakhouse. Everything from the menu to the experience is meant to be top-tier, leaving you feeling like you just had the best meal of your entire life. If you’re into steakhouses, you have to make plans to have dinner at one of these incredible restaurants. 

London Chop House

155 W Congress Street, Detroit

The London Chop House dates back to the 1930s after the repeal of prohibition and was the destination for fine dining in Detroit for many decades until it closed in 1991. Many were wary of the revitalization of the restaurant back in 2012, but a decade later they’re still going strong. The menu is completely traditional featuring seven different cuts of beef and several other protein options with all the sides served a la carte. You can also check out the LCH Cigar Lounge, a more-relaxed bar atmosphere. 

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Steakhouse 22 

48900 Van Dyke Avenue, Shelby Township

Although it’s been operating under different names over the years, the same owners of Steakhouse 22 have been around since the beginning. Nick Andreopoulos came to Shelby Township in 1992 to open what was then Uncle Nick’s Family Diner. Now, Steakhouse 22 is one of the top destinations for prime steaks and amazing accompaniments. 

Rochester Chop House

306 S Main Street, Rochester

Under the management of Kruse and Muer Restaurants, Rochester Chop House has a solid reputation in Metro Detroit for being a place to have a fantastic meal. Not only can you select from their steak options with signature preparations, but their seafood menu is extensive and delicious as well. You’ll be comforted by the classic starters and sides on the menu making this a great traditional destination. 

Prime + Proper 

1145 Griswold Street, Detroit

If you’re looking for a slightly modern twist on the traditional steakhouse, Prime + Proper is the place you have to try. They combine the telltale features of a classic steakhouse with elevated contemporary culinary mastery. This is shown by their mastery in butchering and dry aging their own meats in their aging rooms lined with Himalayan rock salt walls. But if you check their menu, there are some interesting takes on the classics such as corn creme brulee and beef fat marble potatoes.

Mr. Paul’s Chop House

29850 Groesbeck Highway, Roseville

Mr. Paul’s Chophouse has been serving traditional seafood for more than fifty years. Founded by Paul and Peter Gogo in 1968, they saw an opportunity to open a steakhouse in the middle of Michigan’s automotive industrial area. Unlike other steakhouses, they strive to make Mr. Paul’s a comfortable and bustling place where everyone feels comfortable. The menu is extensive yet straightforward. You’ll also be delighted with live music three nights a week. 

FIVE Steakhouse

44045 Five Mile Road, Plymouth

As a part of Saint John’s Resort, FIVE Steakhouse was created out of the idea that all five senses should be excited throughout a meal. Everything from the ingredients to the service was considered when putting the concept together for this steakhouse. While you can certainly get a steak and sides here, they also offer a variety of comfort foods and handheld items. As an added bonus, they offer weekday breakfast and weekend brunch.   

The Chop House 

322 South Main Street, Ann Arbor

The goal of The Chop House in Ann Arbor is to pamper its customers from start to finish. Beginning with an extensive wine list, to a menu with incredibly fresh ingredients, and finishing with dessert made fresh by their in-house pastry chef, you’ll be wowed by each portion of the experience.