Craving some tender, flavorful, and cooked-to-perfection steaks for dinner? Here are the best restaurants to get them in town. We’ve also written a quick temperature guide to help you determine the right temperature you’d want to get that perfect color and juiciness.
Rare, Medium, Well-done 101
Rare: A rare steak is cooked for a short period of time seared for around 1 minute on each side leaving the center cool and red in color. Its core temperature is 125 degrees Fahrenheit which gives the steak a warm outside and cool inside. It will often carry some blood but rest assured steaks do not carry the same parasite as pork and chicken do. Eating it rarely does not compromise healthy risks.
Medium Rare: These steaks are seared for around 2 minutes on each side. It has a warm pink to red center and is soft and juicy inside. It is quite firm on the outside. The core temperature is 130 degrees.
Medium: These steaks are seared for 3 minutes on each side. It has a gray-brown inside and a more pinkish center. It rarely has any blood and the core temperature is 145 degrees.
Medium Well: A medium-well steak is seared for 4 minutes on each side. It has only a few pink bands and the rest is gray-brown. This is ideal for people who want a slightly juicy steak without any blood.
Well done: These are seared for 5 minutes on each side leaving a charred outside. It’s grayish-brown all throughout with no sign of pink. The core temperature is 165 degrees and it's cooked on slow heat to avoid the meat from getting tough.
The best steaks in town:
1. Crossroads Saloon & Steakhouse
They are a fine-dining restaurant that serves the finest cuts of meat. They have a Saloom that features live bands every Wednesday, Thursday, and Sunday and Every Friday and Saturday. Reservations are strongly suggested on Friday and Saturday nights.
Address: 305 West Main Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone: +1 830-992-3288
They do not only serve a well-marbled rib-eye steak but they also make sure that they have the right wine to pair with your entree. They have an extensive list of Texas Hill Country wines.
Address: 2805 S. State Hwy 16 Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone: +1 830-990-5734
3. Hitchin Post Steakhouse of Fredericksburg
Take a peek at their menu and you’ll see 9 delicious steak choices that will definitely get your appetite going. All their steak is hand-cut daily in their kitchen. A Turtle Lava Cake also awaits after munching on one of the best steaks in town!
Address: 105 South Llano Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone: +1 830-992-3777
Enjoy a relaxed dinner on their patio setting. Their menu consists of refined southern cuisines — a steak, short rib, and rib eyes are just some of them. Pair your meal with a wine from their extensive wine list or an original cocktail. Make sure to have a reservation if you're coming in a group on Friday and Saturday nights.
Address: 803 E. Main St., Fredericksburg, TX. 78624
Phone: +1 830-990-8289
This restaurant is one of Fredericksburg’s most acclaimed fine-dining restaurants. Their menu proudly presents steaks, chops, seafood, and sushi. Their bar team also creates classic steakhouse cocktails and also features a varied selection of local and imported beer.
Address: 203 E. San Antonio St Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Phone: +1 830-997-1585
Enjoy your dinner!
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