The entrance hallway is dark. The flames beckon. Welcome to MPD Steak Kitchen. Named after the Meatpacking District in New York City, this is high-end steak house is from the family behind Zagame’s, and is positioned right next door, but wander in, and you’ll find that they’re very different venues.The dark and moody two-storey restaurant oozes class, from the chairs and leather booths, fittings, and decorative pieces to the lacquered timber floors....

A Hereford Beefstouw had its beginnings in 1971 in small rural Denmark. Named after the breed of cattle, its name might translate to ‘Hereford Steakhouse’. In 2007, the family bought a cattle farm in South Australia to supply their restaurants, but it wasn’t until 2011 that A Hereford Beefstouw opened its first Australian restaurant in Adelaide. Now it has arrived in Melbourne. ...

Other than the cryptic 'X' cube out the front, there's really no other indication that the dark grey facade hides a meat-focused eatery behind it. Adam Goldblatt and Tom and Sam Peasnell are the trio behind the venture, and with experience including Chin Chin, Three Bags Full, MoVida, Auction Rooms, and London pitmasters Pitt Cue Co, there are plenty of reasons to get excited....

Steak Ministry Bar & Grill is yet another successful eatery from Craig Lane and Gerrard Velupillai, this one a New York-style steakhouse that opened in early 2014. The interior is dark and slick, and perhaps most impressively, no design firm was consulted in its making. Everything was designed and procured by themselves. Wood from Phillip Island is featured in wall panelling, ceiling fixtures and interior columns, a striking wine bottle display runs atop the long and narrow kitchen window, and large dimpled metal pendant lights cast a warm...