Tenderloins are the cookies of the beef world. They're selfish, ideal for one patron to consume in just a few mouthfuls. But larger steaks, such as porterhouses and rib eyes, are like layer cakes: generous, indulgent, and meant to be shared. Because these cuts usually cost more than filets, we've ranked eight of the most munificent steaks in Miami according to price per ounce.
• Bone-in rib eye, AKA côte de bœuf, cowboy steak, tomahawk rib eye:
The Cypress Room, 34-ounce côte de bœuf for $139 ($4.09 per ounce): Sure, it's pricey. But this steak comes from one of Miami's best kitchens. Plus, the Frenched bone-in rib eyes are dry-aged for a whopping 35 days.
Where to Score the Best Deals on Miami's Biggest Cuts of Beef
Gotham Steak, 50-ounce tomahawk rib eye for $150 ($3 per ounce): A deal at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach? Indeed — just don't forget to validate your eye-popping valet ticket on the way out.
• Porterhouse, which is essentially a T-bone — part tenderloin, part strip — but with a heftier tenderloin component:
Wolfgang's Steakhouse, 32-ounce porterhouse for $93.90 ($2.93 per ounce): This downtown spot broils a stunning steak. That should come as no surprise: Wolfgang's is owned by the former head waiter at Peter Luger, the most iconic steak house in New York.
Bourbon Steak, 32-ounce porterhouse for $89 ($2.78 per ounce): Sometimes, steaks are worth driving for. This restaurant at Turnberry Isle in Aventura cooks its rich meats over a burning-hot wood grill.
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Red the Steakhouse, 48-ounce porterhouse for $129 ($2.69 per ounce): Perhaps you're feeling a tad wimpy. Don't fret! This South Beach joint offers a petite 24-ounce version as well.
Tosca, 40-ounce porterhouse for $95 ($2.38 per ounce): Tosca prides itself on being fancy, so it serves its hefty steak on a wooden board alongside a choice of exotic salts.
BLT Steak, 40-ounce porterhouse for $90 ($2.25 per ounce): These colossal steaks are broiled at 1,700 degrees and finished with a healthy dollop of herbed butter.
Prime One Twelve, 48-ounce porterhouse for $98 ($2.04 per ounce): It might be better known for its celebrity sightings, but this SoFi mainstay still delivers quite a deal.