The Best Steak in the Waikato

Smith & McKenzie Chophouse in Hamilton will make all your steak dreams come true

Smith & McKenzie Chophouse

Known for its steak, Smith & McKenzie is Hamilton’s original steakhouse. The menu includes six different steaks with the specialty being a slow cooked tender aged prime rib.

Smith & McKenzie Chophouse opened its doors in March 2009 in Hamilton. Located in the northern suburb of Chartwell, Smith & McKenzie caters to people from all walks of life from families to business professionals and everything in between.

Smith & McKenzie is designed as a tribute to the old New York Steakhouse and is a restaurant you must experience when in the Waikato

This steak is one of the aspects that makes Smith & McKenzie a favourite in Hamilton. Each steak ordered has its own story to tell.

The Prime Rib is selected from only the best cattle from our local farmers. It is dry aged for 21 days before being delivered to the Smith & McKenzie site. It is then dry aged for a further 4 days in the specially controlled refrigerator.

When it comes time for cooking, which is where the magic starts, the professional chefs at Smith & McKenzie place the meat it in a special oven. This oven cooks the prime rib for 16 hours at 58° Celsius.

It is held at this temperature overnight to produce the most tender steak you have ever tried!

The method of cooking breaks down all the fat and sinew that char grilling alone can’t do. This gives you the melt-in-your-mouth texture the prime rib has become famous in the Waikato for. It’s an experience that is near impossible to replicate at home.

The Prime Rib is served medium-rare throughout and is served with your choice of herb roast potatoes or potato gratin, rich beef glaze and a sauce of your choice. You can also choose from a range of salads, classic sides and our seafood selection.

The Prime Rib, also known as the Smith & McKenzie ‘signature dish’, is an experience you won’t forget in a hurry. It must be tried at least once.

To avoid missing out on the best steak experience, it is advised to pre-order your very own signature dish at least 24 hours in advance.

Call (0011 64) 7 855 1400 or you can book online at

We look forward to providing you with the Smith & McKenzie experience.

See you soon

The team at Smith & McKenzie