11500 W. Huguenot Road
Second Place: Morton's the Steakhouse
Third Place: Buckhead's Restaurant and Chophouse
Richmond diners tend to like their traditions, and in the steakhouse category, Ruth's Chris in the Shoppes at Bellgrade continues to please them. Guests notice a combination of assets when they visit — a stately manor house, dignified ambiance and a premium selection of steakhouse classics and spirits. Service is polite and professional, and special occasions are treated just that way, giving guests a reason to return for an upscale dining experience that seems timeless. Some say it's the sizzle and the aromas that they can't forget. In Shockoe Slip, tucked away from the fray of wilder nightlife, Morton's the Steakhouse maintains its appeal with quality and consistency. No wonder corporate leaders and movie stars keep slipping in for discreet dinners, extravagant wines and the polished service of a well-trained staff. Fans say the same for Buckhead's, an independent steakhouse with a very-Richmond tradition of attentive service, exacting standards and a loyal clientele that expects the best. Steaks and chops may not be trendy, but that means they never go out of style either, at any of these winners.