Top 100 Independents

2019 top independent steakhouses

High-end steak concepts continue to be extremely prevalent in this year’s ranking.
Photograph courtesy of RPM

Last year’s Top 100 Independents ranking saw a resurgence of steakhouses. This year, the steakhouse trend continues, with new meat-centric concepts added to the list and others rising in the ranks. While several of the steakhouses surpass a $100 average check, more than half on the list fall below that mark. Either way, most are trading on the quality of the beef they serve, be it dry-aged steaks, grass-fed beef or their own specially sourced cattle. Here are the steakhouses that made the list this year. 

RankRestaurant2018 salesAvg. checkMeals sold
6Smith & Wollensky$25,474,000$104.07268,583
7Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse$25,167,986$78.67350,495
11Prime 112$23,600,000$130.00204,100
12Maple & Ash$23,597,660$85241,756
14Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab$22,860,000*$83*286,440*
15Angus Barn$22,787,000*$72.50*313,910*
16Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab$22,642,000*$89*253,760*
18Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab$22,264,200*$77*260,000*
21Bazaar Meat by Jose Andres$20,827,800*$114*189,500*
22RPM Steak$20,655,000*$100*204,000*
23SW Steakhouse$20,622,500*$142*148,350*
26St. Elmo Steak House$19,969,050$93.90220,000*
28Quality Meats$19,247,000$110.45168,730*
30Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse$18,712,935$78.86269,345
31Taste of Texas$18,678,593$52.79369,819*
32Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse$18,656,075$77.60258,323
36Sparks Steak House$18,230,000*$100*206,220*
41Chicago Cut Steakhouse$18,656,075$92*206,000*
45Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant$17,349,238$28.47530,000*
47Prime Steakhouse$17,134,300*$168*110,300*
50Swift & Sons$16,756,886$115189,654
58Delmonico Steakhouse$16,400,000*$100*144,448*
59Keens Steakhouse$16,264,000*$96*175,680*
64Prime & Provisions$15,300,000$110.00140,000
66Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse$15,200,000*$57.50287,900*
67Jean-Georges Steakhouse$15,000,000*$118*124,000*
69Timberline Steaks and Grille$14,678,671$22.83*642,836*
78Tavern on Rush$13,847,233$75*364,000*
84BOA Steakhouse$13,228,646$105.00159,544*
96Harry & Izzy's Circle Centre$11,844,109$65.38110,000*
100Urban Farmer$11,600,000$79.70146,282

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