Find A Steak You Don’t Have To Make

We get it. Sometimes, you just need someone else to do the heavy lifting. These 10 restaurants are for those times

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Kemuri

She wants sashimi; you want steak? Got it. Head over to this Hillcrest Asian-fusion spot for a bit of surf and superlative turf, like their beef tenderloin with tempura onion rings, baby bok choy and sauteed enoki mushrooms, served with a ponzu barbecue sauce. (2601 Kavanaugh Blvd., Little Rock; kemurirestaurant.com)

Herman‘s Ribhouse

There’s no better way to recover from a Razorback football loss than by nursing your wounds with an order of Nick’s shrimp remoulade, a hand-cut filet, a buttery slice of Texas toast and a side of hash browns at this tried-and-true Fayetteville mainstay. (2901 N. College Ave., Fayetteville; hermansribhouse.com)

Doe‘s Eat Place

There’s a reason this temple to beef has earned a whole heap of superlatives, and that reason shall be called porterhouse. Generations of meat lovers have been tucking into this 3-pound family-style behemoth for years, trying their darnedest to save room for a few mouthfuls of Doe’s signature Delta-style tamales. There are franchises across the state, but if you find yourself in Greenville, Mississippi, by all means, grab a seat at the original. (multiple locations; doeseatplace.com)

Arthur‘s Prime Steakhouse

They take their protein seriously at Arthur’s. That sea bass? Flown in three times a week. Never tried a Wagyu tomahawk? You can here. Certified Japanese Kobe? Same. You’ll pay for it—entrees range from $25 to $75-plus—but it’ll be well worth the splurge. A new location on Chenal Parkway will debut later this summer. (27 Rahling Circle, Little Rock; arthursprimesteakhouse.com)

Maddie‘s Place

You know it’s gotta be special when a special shows up on the special menu every night. That’s the case with the hand-cut ribeye at Maddie’s Place, served up with a side of smothered green beans and Parmesan-truffle fries. And if you can’t be swayed from your usual order (fried chicken, double mac and cheese), try the ribeye-and-blue-cheese meat pies as an app. (1615 Rebsamen Park Road, Little Rock; maddiesplacelr.com)

Ciao Baci

The menu changes often at this Hillcrest hideaway, but you can always count on this: a handsomely charred flat-iron steak with house Worcestershire and to-die-for Parmesan fries. Oh, and a salad, too, because vegetables. (605 N. Beechwood St., Little Rock; ciaobaci.org)

One Eleven

That gorgeous hunk of filet perfection you saw on our cover? That came out of this kitchen, and they topped it with bordelaise sauce—a nod to executive chef Joël Antunes’ French roots—and served it with a side of sauteed gnocchi and roasted tomatoes. And yes, it’s as good as it looks. (111 W. Markham St., Little Rock; oneeleventatthecapital.com)

Boulevard Bistro

If you’re the type of steak-frites eater who kiiiinda orders the steak for the frites (guilty), look no further. This bistro sure knows how to serve a steak (white-wine-shallot butter, anyone?), but it’s those crispy, shoestringy fries and that curried ketchup that really get us every time. (1920 N. Grant St., Little Rock; boulevardbread.com)

Table 28

Chef Scott Rains is known for his culinary creativity, so it’s no wonder that even “steak and potatoes” gets an upgrade in his kitchen. Expect extras such as chimichurri, bone marrow butter and a house-made steak sauce to accompany your New York strip or that big ol’ ribeye. (1501 Merrill Drive, Little Rock; theburgundyhotel.com)

Taylor‘s Steakhouse

You know it already. You’ve heard it from us before: If you like steak, THIS IS THE STEAK. Still need convincing? Head over to page 54 to read senior editor Jordan P. Hickey’s love letter to the 120 dry-aged steak he recently devoured. Spoiler: Best meal of his life. (14201 Arkansas Highway 54, Dumas; (870) 382-5349)


THE HERBIVORE‘S DILEMMA

Veggie-minded eater in tow? No prob.

SWEET POTATO GNOCCHI with coconut curry broth, pickled veggies, peanuts and Asian herbs

Ciao Baci

FARRO RISOTTO with shiitake mushrooms, farm veggies and truffle oil

Table 28

TONKATSU RAMEN with mushrooms, roasted corn, nori, slow-cooked egg, scallions, spinach, jalapeno and Thai basil

Kemuri

MUSHROOM CARAMELLI with sun-dried tomatoes and Parmesan

One Eleven

PARISIAN-STYLE GNOCCHI with roasted arugula, leeks, pesto cream and Parmesan

Boulevard Bistro

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