Looking to try the best steakhouses in town?
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top such dining destinations in Irvine, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to satisfy your cravings.
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1. Houston's Restaurant
First on the list is Houston's Restaurant. Located at 2991 Michelson Drive in the Business District, the New/traditional American spot is the most popular steakhouse in Irvine, boasting four stars out of 1,810 reviews on Yelp.
2. Agora Churrascaria
Next up is the Business District's Agora Churrascaria, at 1830 Main St. With four stars out of 1,794 reviews on Yelp, the steakhouse and Brazilian spot, serving barbecue and more, has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Ruth's Chris Steak House
Also in the Business District is Ruth's Chris Steak House, an outpost of the chain at 2961 Michelson Drive, Suite A, Bldg. 10. It's another top choice, with Yelpers giving the steakhouse four stars out of 1,538 reviews.
4. Texas de Brazil
Over in Lower Peters Canyon, check out this location of the chain Texas de Brazil, which has earned four stars out of 932 reviews on Yelp. You can find the steakhouse/Brazilian spot at 13772 Jamboree Road.
5. Del Frisco's Grille
Last but not least, there's a location of the chain Del Frisco's Grille in the Irvine Health and Science Complex. It's a favorite, with four stars out of 844 reviews. Stop by 772 Spectrum Center Drive to hit up the bar, steakhouse and breakfast/brunch spot.
Deciding when to check out the top spots above? Saturdays tend to be the busiest days of the week for consumer spending at restaurants across the Irvine area, while Mondays are least busy, according to data on local business transactions from Womply, a provider of reputation management services and business insights for small businesses. Last year, average daily transactions at restaurants climbed to 60 per business on Saturdays, compared to 45 daily transactions on average on Mondays.