Better Than Any Restaurant Steak Recipe

Welcome to the ultimate steak recipe that will take your taste buds on a journey they’ll never forget! If you’re a steak lover looking for a restaurant-quality meal made right in your own kitchen, then you’ve come to the right place.

There’s something about a perfectly cooked steak that just hits different. Whether it’s a juicy filet mignon or a flavorful New York strip, nothing beats sinking your teeth into a tender cut of meat that’s been cooked to perfection. But let’s be honest, getting that restaurant-quality flavor and tenderness at home is not always an easy feat.

That’s where we come in. Using our tried and tested technique, this recipe allows you to cook steak like a pro without even leaving your house. Say goodbye to mediocre steaks and hello to mouth-watering dishes that are better than any restaurant steak you’ve ever had.

So get ready to impress your guests or treat yourself to an indulgent dinner! With this recipe, you can make one of the best new york strip steaks at home using just your kitchen stove and oven, or even grill up some flat iron steaks for a fun twist on the classic dinner entree.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Better Than Any Restaurant Steak.
Better Than Any Restaurant Steak.

Are you looking to impress at your next dinner party or just craving a delicious steak dinner without breaking the bank? Look no further than this recipe for better than any restaurant steak!

Not only is this recipe extremely easy to follow, but it will also save you a pretty penny compared to dining out at a steakhouse. By simply using quality ingredients like oregano and garlic cloves, you can make your own mouth-watering steak that rivals even the best restaurant quality.

But it’s not just about the savings. This recipe is versatile as well. Whether you’re in the mood for a filet mignon or a New York strip, this recipe provides the perfect way to prepare your desired cut of meat. And with substitutions and variations outlined in the next section, you can customize to your preference and still achieve that perfect, juicy medium-rare steak every time.

Using just your kitchen stove and oven, this recipe allows you to make restaurant-quality steaks at home without spending hours manning the grill outside. Plus, with tips for perfect results and FAQ sections included later in the article, you’ll be able to troubleshoot any potential issues and ensure your steak comes out perfectly every time.

So why wouldn’t you love this recipe? It provides all of the taste and satisfaction of dining out at a restaurant without the enormous cost or wait time. Try it out tonight and experience for yourself why it’s one of the best steak recipes out there.

Ingredient List

 A perfectly cooked steak is a work of art, and this recipe will help you create a masterpiece.
A perfectly cooked steak is a work of art, and this recipe will help you create a masterpiece.

To make this better-than-restaurant quality steak, we need the following ingredients:

  • Steak: Any cut with good marbling and thickness works for this recipe, but I recommend New York Strip, Filet Mignon, or Rib Eye. For a budget-friendly option, Flat Iron steaks are also great.
  • Garlic cloves: this will add depth and complexity to the flavor of the steak.
  • Oregano: a herb that adds a touch of earthiness to the steak.
  • Butter: adds richness and extra flavor to the meat.
  • Maggi seasoning: a blend of sweet and savory spices that will enhance the umami flavor of your steak. You can find this in any grocery store in the spices section.
  • Salt and pepper: essential seasonings for any successful dish.
  • Broccoli florets: a simple and delicious side dish that pairs perfectly with steak.
  • Chimichurri sauce: a spicy and tangy sauce made with parsley, garlic, vinegar, olive oil, red pepper flakes, cumin, and salt. It’s an optional pouring sauce for anyone who prefers their steaks with a kick.

The Recipe How-To

Now that we’ve gone through why this steak recipe is better than any restaurant’s and what ingredients you need, let’s move onto the recipe. With this step-by-step guide, you’ll be able to cook a perfect steak in the comfort of your home using just your kitchen stove and oven.


  • 2 12-ounce New York Strip Steaks (or any other cut of meat preferred)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh oregano leaves
  • 6 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • Optional: Steak sauce, chimichurri, or Maggi seasoning for serving

Cooking Instructions
Step 1: Wet Aging Done Right

Before cooking the steaks, it’s important to make sure that they are properly aged. Wet aging is the most common way to age meat because it is cheaper and faster than dry aging. To do this properly, leave the steaks in their original packaging and place them in the fridge for at least 24 hours before cooking.

Step 2: Seasoning

Remove the steaks from their packaging and let them come up to room temperature for about an hour by placing them on a plate on your countertop. Preheat your oven to 400°F.

In a small bowl, mix together oregano leaves with garlic cloves. Rub both sides of each steak with salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste, followed by the oregano-garlic mixture.

Step 3: Sear It In The Stovetop

Next up…it’s time to cook the steak! Place a cast iron skillet over high heat on your stove top. Add butter once the pan starts smoking. Gently place each seasoned steak in skillet (make sure it sizzles when it touches the pan). Cook steaks until browned and crusty on one side, then flip over using ton-songs and cook till browned again.

Step 4: Finishing touch

Using ton-songs (tongs with flat/straight edges), transfer skillet to preheated oven, turning steaks so browned side faces up. Bake for about eight minutes – if you prefer medium rare – or keep baking until desired level of doneness otherwise stated. Baste butter over each steak while cooking.

Now that you have done pan-searing or butter-basting process, you can rest your meat from few minutes up to half an hour before slicing against grain; Slice as desired and serve with suggested sauces such as maggi seasoning or chimichurri

With these steps done right, you can spoil yourself with a restaurant-quality new york strip steak dinner at home!

Substitutions and Variations

 The ultimate indulgence: a juicy, flavorful steak that's better than anything you'll find at a restaurant.
The ultimate indulgence: a juicy, flavorful steak that’s better than anything you’ll find at a restaurant.

When it comes to making a delicious steak, the possibilities are endless. Here are some substitutions and variations that you can make to this recipe to suit your personal preferences.

Firstly, you can switch up the type of steak that you use. This recipe is perfect for filet mignon, rib-eye, flat iron, and New York strip steaks. Each type of cut brings a unique flavor and texture to the dish, so experiment with different options to find your favorite.

If you’re looking for a healthier option, you can try grilling or pan-searing the steak instead of using butter basting. This will give your steak a more rustic flavor and texture but is still equally delicious.

To add a burst of flavor to your steak dinner, you can serve it with homemade chimichurri sauce or jazz it up with Maggi seasoning for an umami kick.

For vegetarians, you can swap out the steak for broccoli and roast it in similar seasonings for a satisfying vegetarian entree.

These simple substitutions and variations offer limitless potential for experimentation in the kitchen. Don’t be afraid to get creative with your ingredients to make this recipe your own!

Serving and Pairing

 Sink your teeth into the most delicious steak you've ever tasted.
Sink your teeth into the most delicious steak you’ve ever tasted.

Now that you’ve mastered the art of cooking the perfect steak, it’s time to think about how to serve and pair it. A perfectly cooked steak deserves equally delicious sides and accompaniments.

One classic option is to serve your steak with a simple green salad, dressed with a tangy vinaigrette or a creamy ranch dressing. If you’re in the mood for something heartier, roasted vegetables like broccoli, asparagus, or carrots can be a perfect complement to the rich flavor of the steak.

Another traditional pairing is a steak sauce like chimichurri, made with fresh herbs like oregano, garlic cloves, and parsley. If you’re looking for something a bit spicier, adding some Maggi seasoning or Worcestershire sauce can give your sauce an extra kick.

If you’re feeling indulgent, butter-basted potatoes or mashed potatoes are always a crowd pleaser. For a lighter side dish option, consider steamed grains like quinoa or farro.

When it comes to drinks, red wine is always a good choice with steak. Choose a full-bodied red like a Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot to complement the richness of the meat. If you prefer beer, a crisp lager or hearty stout can also make an excellent pairing.

Ultimately, there’s no wrong way to serve or pair your perfectly cooked steak. Whether you go classic with a chimichurri sauce and roasted vegetables or more adventurous with butter-basted potatoes and steamed grains, the key is to experiment and find the combination that works best for your taste buds.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 This steak will make your taste buds sing with joy.
This steak will make your taste buds sing with joy.

If you’re planning on hosting a fancy steak dinner party, it’s essential to prepare ahead of time to minimize stress and let you focus on enjoying the evening. Luckily, this recipe allows you to prepare your steaks in advance and store them safely until the moment you’re ready to serve.

To make ahead, grill or pan-sear the steaks according to the recipe instructions but take them off the heat a few minutes early since they will continue cooking after being removed from the stove. Transfer each steak to a platter and let them rest for 5-10 minutes before wrapping them tightly in foil. Place them in an airtight container or zipper-lock bag and keep them in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

When it’s time to serve, take your prepared steaks out from the fridge and let them sit at room temperature for approximately 30 minutes before reheating. The best method for reheating is using the oven or grill. If you want to use an oven, preheat it to 350°F (175°C), then unwrap the steak and place it on a baking sheet. Reheat for approximately 10-15 minutes, depending on the thickness of your steak and how well done you prefer it.

Another option is to reheat your steaks on a grill. Preheat your outdoor grill on high heat, then place your meat directly over the flames for 2-4 minutes per side. For an extra touch of flavor, brush a bit of butter onto each steak during the last minute of grilling.

It’s important not to reheat your steak too many times since that can lead to tough and dry meat. Also, be sure to use caution when reheating to avoid overcooking or burning your precious steak.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to impress your guests with juicy and flavorful steaks that have been easily prepared ahead of time – giving you ample opportunity to enjoy time with friends and family.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Perfectly seared and seasoned, this steak is sure to impress.
Perfectly seared and seasoned, this steak is sure to impress.

Cooking the perfect steak can be a daunting task, but with the right tips and techniques, you can achieve restaurant-quality results right in your own kitchen. Here are some tips to help you cook a perfect steak every time.

1. Use the right cut of meat: The cut of meat you choose makes all the difference. If you want a tender and melt-in-your-mouth steak, go for filet mignon or rib-eye. If you want a flavorful and juicy steak, try New York Strip or Flat Iron Steaks.

2. Season generously: To get restaurant-worthy flavor, season your steak generously with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add dried oregano and minced garlic cloves to boost flavor.

3. Let it come to room temperature: Let your steak sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before cooking. This helps the steak cook more evenly.

4. Wet aging done right: There is nothing like wet aging done on steaks to improve their texture and taste. Refrigerate your steaks for three to five days in vacuum-sealed bags before using them for this recipe.

5. Preheat your pan or grill: Make sure your pan or grill is heated up to high heat before adding your steaks. This will sear your steak quickly and create a crispy crust while keeping the inside juicy.

6. Butter basted perfection: Use the butter basting method by adding unsalted butter, garlic cloves, and sprigs of fresh thyme to the pan while cooking steaks on medium-high heat for around 2-3 mins per side until medium-rare doneness.

7. Don’t overcook it: The secret to a juicy and delicious steak is not overcooking it; follow recommended cooking times based on thicknesses of steaks – 4 minutes per side for a 1-inch thick steak cooked medium-rare.

8. Rest it: After removing the steak from the pan or grill, let it rest for five minutes before cutting into it. This allows the juices to redistribute throughout the meat, resulting in a tender and juicy meal.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be able to cook restaurant-quality steaks right in your own home using just your kitchen stove or oven, making one of the best new york strip steaks that will rival any restaurant’s entree!


Now that we’ve gone through the steps to create the perfect restaurant-quality steak dinner, it’s time for some frequently asked questions. These questions and answers will help you navigate common concerns or issues that come up when cooking steak at home using different cuts, methods, and seasons. Let’s dive into our FAQ section and address some of these concerns.

How do restaurants make steak taste so good?

To enhance the taste and texture of beef, upscale eateries often use a technique known as aging. One commonly used method is wet aging, which involves vacuum-sealing the meat and allowing it to mature in its natural juices. In fact, over 90% of high-end steakhouses rely on this approach.

How do you cook a steak like they do at a steakhouse?

Before cooking your steaks, make sure to coat them evenly with a generous amount of salt and pepper. Once you’re ready to cook, preheat your pan until it’s extremely hot. Then, add your steaks and make sure to sear all sides, including the top, bottom, and sides, for approximately 2 minutes per side. It’s important to ensure that the cooking area is well-ventilated to avoid any smoke or discomfort. You’ll likely need to turn the steaks about 3 times to ensure that all sides are evenly seared, resulting in a total cooking time of around 10 minutes.

What is the secret to cooking a good steak?

As a BBQ chef assistant, I have gained valuable insights into grilling the perfect steak. Here are some tips that I have learned in the process.

Starting with defrosting your steak, which is a critical first step to ensure even cooking. You can speed up the defrosting process by placing the steak in a sealed plastic bag and submerging it in cold water for just under an hour.

Once your steak is ready to cook, make sure it’s at room temperature to avoid cooking a cold steak that will have uneven results. Additionally, patting your steak dry before seasoning allows for even searing, which is crucial when preparing a juicy and flavorful piece of meat.

When it comes to seasoning, less is more. Over-seasoning your steak will either overpower the taste or create a crust that will burn easily. Instead, sprinkle a generous amount of salt and pepper on both sides of the steak and let the natural flavors shine.

When selecting a cooking oil, it’s essential to choose one with a high smoke point, such as vegetable or canola oil. This will help prevent the oil from burning and produce a beautiful sear.

Using a hot pan is the key to achieving those desirable grill marks on your steak. Make sure the pan is hot enough before adding the steak by holding your hand over the pan to test for sizzling heat.

Whether you flip your steak once or multiple times during cooking is a topic of much debate among grill masters. However, I believe that flipping your steak as often as you wish will have no negative impact on the end result.

Finally, the ultimate goal of grilling any steak is to cook it to perfection. Overcooking will result in a tough, dry steak, while undercooking will leave it raw and unappetizing. Aim for the desired cooking temperature – rare, medium-rare, medium, well-done – to achieve your steak’s perfect taste and texture.

How do you make pros like steak?

When it comes to cooking steaks, the lean cuts often require some extra flavor to enhance their taste. Whether you’re using a charcoal or gas grill, I recommend grilling the steaks covered over medium heat until they reach your desired level of doneness. Remember to turn them once halfway through the grilling process. For steaks that are ¾-inch-thick, cook them for around 9 to 11 minutes to achieve a medium rare temperature of 145°F, or 11 to 13 minutes for a medium temperature of 160°F. This will ensure that your steaks are cooked to perfection and packed with flavor.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this recipe is truly the ultimate guide to cooking amazing restaurant-quality steaks at home. By using the right ingredients, techniques, and tips, you can make the best steaks of your life in just a few simple steps. Whether you’re a seasoned cook or just starting your culinary journey, this recipe is a must-try for anyone who loves steak.

So why settle for mediocre steaks when you can make better ones right in your own kitchen? With this recipe, you’ll never have to spend a fortune at a fancy restaurant to get the perfect steak dinner again. Impress your friends and family with 16 grilled steak recipes, flat iron steaks, pan-seared steak with chimichurri sauce, and butter-basted rib-eye steak.

Remember to experiment with different cuts of meat, cooking times, and seasoning variations to find your perfect steak. And don’t forget to pair it with your favorite sides and sauces like broccoli and maggi seasoning or even pan-fried chicken fried steak. With some practice and patience, you’ll be cooking up mouthwatering steaks that taste even better than any restaurant can offer.

So what are you waiting for? Get started on this recipe today and see for yourself just how easy it is to create a restaurant-quality entree from the comfort of your own home!

Better Than Any Restaurant Steak.

Better Than Any Restaurant Steak. Recipe

I’ve been told many many times that it is better than any steakhouse, so here you go. Enjoy and pass it on. It works best with Fillet Mignon but you can substitute for a different cut. Please make sure it is LOW SODIUM Montreal Steak Seasoning as the Maggi seasoning contains salt. If you can’t find the Maggi sauce, you can also use soy sauce, preferably the low sodium kind.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine International
Calories 3.5 kcal


  • 4 filet mignon steaks
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick’s Montreal low-sodium steak seasoning
  • 1/4 cup maggi seasoning (the liquid kind)


  • Combine all ingredients in a plastic ziploc bag.
  • Marinate for about 20 to 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  • Take it out of refrigerator 5 to 10 min before cooking time.
  • Grill or broil to desired temperature.



Serving: 2gCalories: 3.5kcalCarbohydrates: 0.8gProtein: 0.1gSodium: 0.4mgFiber: 0.1g
Keyword < 60 Mins, Easy, Meat, Steak
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