Steakhouses in Westfield

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Bloomfield Steak & Seafood House dishes up a dry-aged menu of steak, seafood, and Italian classics. Dinner guests marvel at the building’s 341 years of history before being startled into the present by the wild-eyed stare of angry jumbo shrimp ($12), a spice-flecked starter that careens from the kitchen still glistening from the pan. Having undergone 28 days of in-house dry-aging, steaks, such as the 16-ounce new york strip, fill plate centers, flanked by a garden salad and a choice of garlic mashed potato, baked potato, yellow rice, french fries, or broccoli ($36). Pelagic delights swim amid the menu's steak islands, as well, singing siren songs with such entrees as jumbo shrimp stuffed with jumbo lump crabmeat and butter sauce ($22) and add-on options including broiled 6-ounce lobster tails ($16). Moods can be marinated in soft drinks ($2), house wine ($21/bottle), or a selection of draft beers and spirits.

409 Franklin St
Bloomfield,
NJ
US

Rinaldi grew up watching his grandmother cook. He watched as she created rustic Italian dishes, making every element from scratch, and he watched as the excellent cooking made everyone happy and eager for more. Today, Rinaldi honors his grandmother with his BYOB bistro and steak house, offering an expansive menu bursting with homestyle Italian dishes such as Penne Pissed Off—a signature dish served with long hot peppers, kalamata olives, and garlic marinara caper sauce. He also treats guests to an array of seafood dishes and specialty filet mignon steaks charbroiled over an open flame and topped with caramelized figs, prosciutto, or crab-stuffed shrimp.

24 N 20th St
Kenilworth,
NJ
US

The grillmasters at Rebel BBQ put a spicy Portuguese twist on classic, American BBQ. They prep the familiar—pork ribs, burgers, and wings—alongside not-so-familiar Portuguese favorites such as steak sandwiches, seafood paella, and chouriço, a smoky Portuguese sausage akin to chorizo. And, thanks to Rebel BBQ’s generous BYOB policy, the chefs encourage diners to wash down meals with brought-from-home beverages such as beer, wine, or chalices of molten butter.

22 Eastman St
Cranford,
NJ
US

Head chef Andrew DiCataldo helms Patria Restaurant and Mixology Lounge, crafting Latin fusion cuisine so artfully executed it moved the New York Times to advise readers: "Don't miss the place". DiCataldo's menu highlights classic ingredients such as avocado, plantains, and queso fresco, presenting them in contemporary updates of traditional Latin dishes. Patria and its afterhours lounge are divided in both atmosphere and décor, alternating between the restaurant's scarlet walls, rich wood furniture, and luxurious curtains, and the lounge's cool-toned lights, well-stocked bars, and wizards attempting to resurrect disco.

169 W Main St
Rahway,
NJ
US

The layout of Rio Rodizio is telling: with a candlelit dining area in one section and a long bar lined with flat screens in another, it's as much a place to take a date for a romantic meal as it is a spot to grab a drink after work. In the dining room, gaucho chefs carve cuts of lamb, beef, and pork right at the table, forcing diners to clear plate space next to seared fish, homemade pastas, and sushi rolls drizzled in flavorful sauce. Like a home that's been decorated by robbing a furniture store in the dark, the cocktail menu is a fusion of tastes, its Asian and Brazilian proclivities represented by sangrias, tropical juices, and sake.

2185 US Highway 22 W
Union,
NJ
US

A restaurant and wine bar devoted to Portuguese cuisine, O Lagar adheres to the timeless traditions of Iberian cooking, particularly its most important staple—seafood. Fresh fish highlights native dishes such as paella and mariscada, a traditional seafood stew, though beef still sneaks its way into dishes such as Portuguese-style steak paired with ham and egg. However, what's on O Lagar's menu may not be all that's actually on the menu. The kitchen regularly creates sandwiches for its "off-menu series," which has included unique creations such as fried octopus deep-fried in a paprika-spiced egg wash and a Portuguese BLT with pork belly and piri piri sauce.

1252 Stuyvesant Ave
Union,
NJ
US