If you wanted a decent dinner you could probably head to your local steakhouse for a comfortable meal. But for something truly exceptional, make reservations at Doris Metropolitan in New Orleans—the second most expensive steakhouse in the nation. Based on findings by 24/7 Wall St, an analysis and commentary group, the results were based on a Zagat study which identified the top 25 priciest steakhouses. In previous years, the NOLA restaurant was voted Best New Restaurant in 2013 by My New Orleans Magazine and snagged the Diner’s Choice 2015 from Open Table. And it’s not just the food that’s award-winning. The décor also received a rating of 27 out of 30—the highest score awarded to any steakhouse in the country.
The restaurant has roots in Israel (their first restaurant in Rosh Pina opened under the name Doris Butchers), so this is not the place to dine for an authentic French Quarter experience. Here, their focus is on beef rather than ambiance (even though they seemed to have scored fairly high with both), and they offer two main seating areas to showcase their fine selection of red meat. The first is a horseshoe-shaped area that offers views of the kitchen, and the second is positioned near the glass-enclosed case for dry-aged steak. Yum. Steaks are aged on-site for 21 and 31 days, and they have a butcher's counter if you’re looking to take some of their exceptional cuts home.
Some of their most popular fare includes the Beetroot Supreme appetizer with a cheese and walnut filling, crème fraîche glaze, and mascarpone-ricotta cream; Tuna Tartare with ginger emulsion, tobiko, salicornia, radish, avocado, soy pearls, and wasabi; and Baladi Eggplant with charred eggplant, tahini paste, tomato concasse, pine nuts, and olive oil. Steak favorites are the 31-day-aged rib eye and the mysterious “classified cut”—waiters won’t reveal the cut of the steak as they’ve been “sworn to secrecy.” But if you want to try the priciest thing on the menu (which seems appropriate), try the 10 oz. Japanese Wagyu striploin for $185.
Open every night from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. for dinner.