This Restaurant Steak recipe with Cilantro Steak Butter is SO delicious. Now you can cook steak just like they do at a steakhouse for a fancy night in. This filet mignon makes the perfect steak dinner for Valentine’s Day or any other special night!
Restaurant Steak Recipe
I LOVE restaurant steak, like what they make at all the best steakhouses. It’s one of my favorite things for celebratory dinners and special occasions, but as most of you probably know, it can be EXPENSIVE.
A night out for two at a nice restaurant, ordering full steak dinners…definitely not my definition of affordable!
I especially love filet mignon, and I especially love eating it on Valentine’s Day. We used to always go out for V-Day for the best steaks, but not anymore!
I’ve learned how to cook steak in the easiest and tastiest way, to get it just like they make at restaurants, and boy is it good. Plus I’m adding cilantro steak butter for the ultimate finishing touch, Yum!
Restaurant Style Steak at home is not only possible, but it is much easier than I thought! It takes less than 30 minutes and it’s much cheaper, win!
You’ll definitely want to make this easy steak recipe for date night, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day dinner, or any special occasion. Don’t waste your money on that restaurant steak dinner when you could make it at home instead!
Find out how to cook steak just like they do at restaurants, and have the BEST steak dinner ever!
Easy Filet Mignon
Let’s talk steak. Filet Mignon, to be exact. It’s definitely my FAVORITE type of steak, and a nice steak dinner is one of my favorite meals ever.
I’ve never made filet mignon at home before, but now I’ve figured it out! This restaurant steak recipe is SO much cheaper than Ruth’s Chris (and all the other steakhouses), but it’s just as delicious. Seriously!
If you don’t know how to cook steak, it probably seems intimidating, but this recipe will change your mind. I urge you to try it out so you can start making the best steak dinners at home, instead of splurging on restaurant dinners.
Cilantro Garlic Steak Butter
A well-cooked steak is just delicious on its own…but this cilantro garlic steak butter has changed the game for me! It’s easy to make this yourself (not from scratch, we’re not churning butter here).
Just add a nice heaping slice of it on top of the steak to serve. The garlic cilantro flavor really finishes it off perfectly!
To make the cilantro garlic butter for steak:
- Chop up 2 tablespoons of fresh cilantro
- Mince 2 cloves of garlic
- Mix 1/2 a stick of softened butter with the garlic and cilantro
- Then roll the mixture into a log shape and wrap it in plastic wrap
- Refrigerate it until you need while cooking the steak
You can make this garlic steak butter ahead of time, so it’s ready for cooking.
How to Cook Steak Like a Steakhouse
You want a restaurant steak at home, and I’m here to show you how to do that. Trust me, this easy steak recipe is really simple and straightforward. It doesn’t take long to make either, so it’s all around just perfect!
How to cook steak at home:
- Preheat your oven to 400°F and make sure you have that cilantro steak butter in the refrigerator.
- Season the steaks with salt and pepper. You want about 1 tablespoon on each side for the best flavor!
- Next, heat the other 1/2 of that stick of butter in a skillet with olive oil. You want it to be really hot, before searing.
- Now sear the steaks in the skillet for about 2-3 minutes on each side. Spoon the butter and olive oil over as they cook so that it covers the whole filet.
- Transfer them to a baking sheet, and cook steaks in the oven for 6-8 minutes at 400°F. It should come out medium rare (best way to eat it, in my opinion). Read below for more info about internal steak temperatures.
- When they’re done, place a slice of that cilantro garlic butter on the steaks to serve.
I just love this recipe so much. The steak comes out perfectly, and it really feels like you’re eating at a steakhouse!
What should the steak temperature be?
For this filet mignon recipe, I prefer to cook it to medium-rare. That means the internal temperature should be about 135°F. Use a meat thermometer to check the steak internal temperature as you cook.
If you prefer to cook your steak to more of a medium or even well-done temp, leave it in the oven a few more minutes.
Here’s a quick guide to steak temps:
- Rare 130-135°F
- Medium-Rare 135-140°F
- Medium 150-155°F
- Well-Done 165°F
For more information on internal meat temperatures, and to get a free printable chart, CLICK HERE.
A steak dinner isn’t complete without the sides! You can go with healthy veggies, potatoes, roasted garlic, salads, anything really.
There are so many options, but here are some of my favorite side dishes for steak:
- Oven Roasted Garlic
- Perfect Baked Potato
- Grilled Lemon Butter Asparagus
- Easy Roasted Vegetables
- Lemon Parmesan Roasted Broccoli
- Herb Roasted Potatoes
- Burgundy Mushrooms Recipe
Best Steak Recipes
This restaurant style steak is just one of many of the best steak recipes. Like I said, I LOVE steak, so I really like having all of these recipes ready for nice homemade steak dinners!
More Steak Recipes
We LOVE steak, can you tell? Here are some favorite easy steak recipes.
I can’t wait for you to try this delicious restaurant steak recipe to make at home! Easy, tasty, and way cheaper than a steakhouse.
Looking for more delicious entrees for dinner?
- Prime Rib Roast
- Best Beef Tenderloin
- Easy Crockpot Ribs
- Red Wine Pot Roast
- Best Carne Asada Steak Recipe
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Definitely trying my hand at this steak tomorrow night!!!! Right now I’m waiting to pull your Easy Creamy Baked Ziti from my oven!!! So glad I found your site!!! I’m hooked!!
Would love to know how the steak turned out for you, Natasha! Excited to hear what you try next. :)
Best steak recipe! Only change I made was use lemon pepper instead of cilantro (we aren’t cilantro fans). We had to cook our 3.5” steaks in over for about 12 min to get them medium rare. Recommend meat thermometer if using a thicker cut a meat. We loved it so much, we are making steaks again tomorrow.
That sounds delicious!! I’m going to have to try it that way next time!
This was awesome!! I actually use elk meat, it turns out amazing!! Thank you so much!!
That sounds delicious!
Truly the best steaks I ever made and ate! From now on it’s the only cut of steak I will purchase, and the only recipe I’ll use. So simple and delicious. Thanks for sharing Becky!
Thanks, Jani! It’s hard to go back to anything else after this, isn’t it?!
I loved this! Such a perfect steak recipe!
It’s soooo tasty! Thanks, Toni!
Such a juicy delicious steak! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!
My husband has been traveling for work all week and I’m going to surprise him with this dinner this weekend. Secretly, I’m dying to try the cilantro garlic butter, lol, but he can have some too.
I love how simple this is (and all the sides are delicious)!
Nom, nom!! That looks so juicy & tender!! And, that butter on top..making me drool!
The butter makes it BEYOND
Looks so good!