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4 of the best spots for sizzling steak in Atlanta 

These are not your average steakhouses. 

Chic and swank in appearance, the following four steakhouses offer the best in beef—from bone-in to burgers and skirt to strip.

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Should you prefer to eat and entertain in private, one restaurant even offers a closed-curtain option called The Hideout.

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1075 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta.

Modern. Swanky. Sultry. Steakhouse. This midtown restaurant turns the tables on the traditional steakhouse, presenting instead, a fine dining experience in a high-energy social setting. While the DJ spins up-tempo tunes, Executive Chef Andrea Montobbio  gives diners something to satiate their appetites: bite-sized Lil’ BRGs made with Wagyu beef, glazed beef short ribs and a bevy of steaks including skirt, bone-in-filet and Kobe. For diners who want a little more than meat, pair with signature dishes such as mac and cheese and Parmesan truffle fries. This is a stylish steakhouse; take note of the dress code on the website.

Noona Steakhouse & Oyster Bar

3550 W Lawrenceville St., #310, Duluth.

If you like your restaurants new, Noona is for you. This Duluth steakhouse opened in the Parson’s Alley development in Downtown Duluth just a few days before New Year’s in 2017. The AJC’s Ligaya Figueras gave it 3 stars out of 4 earlier this year. It’s a great place for steak lovers, the meat comes from meat masters Meats by Linz in Chicago and is cooked on a wood fired grill. It’s also a great place for steak lovers to take their not-so-crazy about steak friends or family members because of its Korean approach to your meal. There’s lots of non-steak dishes to try, including oysters and Kimchi collard greens. The drinks are great, too.

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The Ritz-Carlton, 181 Peachtree St. Atlanta.

Do you like it indoors or outdoors? At AG, which is the newer, shorter name for what was Atlanta Grill, located at the Ritz-Carlton Downtown Atlanta, guests can opt for club-like seating indoors or veranda seating with flickering gaslight-styled lanterns and unobstructed views of Peachtree Street. After settling in, enjoy a sumptuous menu of grilled steaks including filet mignon, cowboy rib-eye and New York strip. Each pairs perfectly with sides like jumbo grilled asparagus and roasted brussels sprouts. One more thing to note: For an intimate steak dinner, close the curtains. Private dining for two is available in The Hideout. If more people are in 

Oak Steakhouse

950 3rd St., Alpharetta.

Executive chef Stuart Roger’s menu is seasonally driven and features Certified Angus Beef and signature steaks. Thanks to his farm-to-table approach, patrons can enjoy locally sourced wet and dry-aged beef including filet mignon, New York strip, bone-in and boneless rib-eye in a modern and refined environment. 

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