PHOTO CREDIT: GRAZIANO’S GROUP

For that friend that’s not afraid of seeing a little shade of pink at the center of their steak and there’s lots of steak.

Written by: Diana Rodriguez
Location: Bird Road for the original spot (also in Coral Gables, Brickell, and Hialeah)
Address: 9227 SW 40th St, Miami, FL 33165
Meal type: Argentian Steakhouse
Ambiance: Friendly staff and large tables for group dining
Background music: Some throwbacks and definitely heard Daft Punk
What to wear: On weeknights, you can dress up a little, maybe like you would for date night. Women in strappy dresses and men in button down shirts.

What to expect: You will walk right into a roasting festival with all types of meats behind glass towards your left. Then in the main dining space, there is a wall library of wines. The dark beams overhead give this restaurant a rustic feel.

The Menu: The dinner menu starts with a full page of appetizers for the table, from cold apps to apps from the grill. Then you’ll quickly find the meats from the Asador al Quebracho, to a traditional Parrillada, and finally meats from the grill. Graziano’s proudly serves certified angus beef, raised by three generation family ranchers, and naturally aged for at least 21 days.

What to order: Definitely get your hands on the grilled octopus, which is commonly on their appetizers list. We know you’re ordering steak, so we will recommend you pair it with the grilled brussels sprouts and pancetta. All grilled meats are served with a side dish. Now let’s get down to business…

Bife de Chorizo: 18 ounces of hand-cut sirloin steak. Our mouths are watering just remembering that first bite. Likely one of the best cuts of beef in Argentina, this is also a little fattier. Por si te gustan gorditas, this is the steak for you!

Entraña de Novillo Angus: This is what you’d call skirt steak. The small cut is 18 oz. but if you’re feeling lucky, 24 oz. may be the best selection for you. Don’t be surprised when they bring this out and the steak is bigger than your plate.

Off the menu: Can’t imagine you’d want anything else other than beef. They’ve got you covered.

How to score a table: Reserve a table online or by phone. Delivery is also available.