11500 W. Huguenot Road
Second Place: Morton's the Steakhouse
Third Place: Buckhead's Restaurant and Chop House
Maybe it's the contrast of a stately plantation house with calm elegance and the ear-catching sizzle of its buttery steaks eliciting oohs and aahs. Ruth's Chris in Midlothian is a longtime special-occasion place with room for couples, parties and banquets focused on superior beef. Morton's the Steakhouse in Shockoe Slip is a favorite with politicos, big-name actors, and steak lovers who want a top-drawer experience in hushed surroundings. Buckhead's, on Patterson Avenue in the West End, is known for fine wines, serious steaks and clubby confidence from a staff of pros.