Arriving in Bangkok from Vietnam late last year, El Gaucho features two levels—a bar plus outside deck downstairs, and a main dining area upstairs. Amid an upbeat Latin soundtrack, the vaguely Argentinean-themed joint serves up signature dishes like homemade chorizo (beef or pork, B790). As for your mains, the beef is mainly imported from Australia and the US and ranges from a simple B900 rib eye to a B4,390 wagyu filet mignon.
8, 8/1-7 Sukhumvit Soi 19, 02-255-2864. Open daily noon-midnight
This new upscale steakhouse is all about American-style grilling. The District’s modern and elegant setting takes its cues from New York while all the cuts of beef are from Queensland, Australia. The menu is brief, but the aim is to be a steakhouse where you don’t have to spend quite as big as elsewhere. The beef here is not all priced at B2,000-plus; rather, expect to pay around B1,350 for the tenderloin (180 grams).
2/F, Bangkok Marriott Hotel Sukhumvit, 2 Sukhumvit Soi 57, 02-797-0000. Open daily 6-11pm
Not exactly a new place, but Peter’s Pan has just moved from Chaengwattana to chase more of the spotlight in town. The comfy and homey space is decorated with the owners’ personal antique collection. The kitchen serves American-style steak, with recommendations including prime ribs (B1,500) and surf and turf (B1,800). There’s also a three-course set lunch at B490.
2/F, Mille Malle, Sukhumvit Soi 20, 02-663-4560-1. Open daily 11am-2pm; 5-11pm
While it may look like a French-style bistro, Avenue New York Grill is a real deal steakhouse. The brief menu is replete with classics. The steaks are pretty affordable, too: wagyu beef flank steak (B495), Thai tenderloin (B395) and Australian tenderloin (B850). Drop by during happy hour (6-7pm) for the buy-one-get-one-free deal on beers and a complimentary steak sandwich.
156 Sukhumvit Soi 16, 086-050-6355. www.steakhousebangkok.com. Open daily 11:30am-2pm; 6-11pm