A modern steak dinner subverts the tradition of ungodly portions, an over-the-top bill, and predictable accompaniments. Burch is the Twin Cities’ best steakhouse for this very reason: Half portions of your favorite cuts are available at a reduced price, without any sacrifices in quality and flavor. The precise origins of each bite of beef are clearly marked on the menu, so you can rest easy knowing its provenance. And the sides are anything but ordinary: A plate of sea beans and dungeness crab nuzzles a dish of veal and pork dumplings, which pairs nicely with a sauteed kale and ricotta. If the impeccably cooked steak isn’t enough to win you over, the pro service, stiff drinks, and sophisticated, contemporary dining room should seal the deal.
Readers’ Choice: Manny’s Steakhouse