Sometimes only a steak will do, though there aren't many more disappointing gastronomical experiences than a bad one.
No chance of that though at the 31 best steakhouses in the USA according to Thrillist, 31 restaurants serving some of the best beef in the country.
25 States are represented on the list, though it's California and Texas that come out on top with three entries each, followed by Illinois and New York, both on two.
The list is in no particular order, but pick ny of these restaurants and you're sure to have a great time.
Take a look below.
B&B Butchers, Houston, TX
Barclay Prime, Philadelphia, PA
Bern's, Tampa, FLO
Cattlemen's, Oklahoma City, OK
Chandler's, Boise, ID
Cote, New York, NY
Crescent City Steaks, New Orleans, LA
Durant's, Phoenix, AZ
Five O'Clock Steakhouse, Milwaukee, WI
Golden Steer, Las Vegas, NV
Guard and Grace, Denver, CO
Halla Chop House, Charleston, SC
Hy's Steak House, Honolulu, HI
Kayne Prime, Nashville, TN
Keens, New York, NY
Kevin Rathbun Steak, Atlanta, GA
Killen's Steakhouse, Pearland, TX
Knife, Dallas, TX
Laurelhurst Market, Portland, OR
Le Moo, Louisville, KY
Maple & Ash, Chicago, IL
Murray's Steakhouse, Minneapolis, MN
St Elmo Steakhouse, Indianapolis, IN
Stake Chophouse & Bar, San Diego, CA
Stock Hill, Kansas City, MO
Swift & Sons, Chicago, IL
Taylor's Prime Steakhouse, Los Angeles, California
The Bancroft, Burlington, MA
The Butcher's Table, Seattle, WA
The Hitching Post, Casmalia, CA
The Prime Rib, Baltimore, MD