Crescent City Steaks - New Orleans
This New Orleans institution gets credit for inventing the "New Orleans style of cooking steaks" by grilling them in butter. It's been done that way since 1934 at Crescent City Steaks--which also boasts only USDA prime beef from Chicago.
Cuts range from ribeye to a filet wrapped in bacon, plus a number of items are made in house. That includes a signature cocktail sauce for shrimp, salad dressings and even croutons. What's also cool is that all potatoes are hand cut and prepared daily. That's done in seven different styles, from cottage fries to Lyonnaise topped with a poached egg.
As one of the city's most notable and iconic steakhouses, Crescent City Steaks is filled with many vintage accents, giving it an authentic, old-timey atmosphere. Diners should also check out the many photos gracing the walls showcasing its many decades in business.