Tenderness and Flavor

What's In A Name?  
From New York to Los Angeles and Chicago to Dallas, steaks are an American favorite.  It seems that there are as many names for steaks as there are regions of the country.  For example, a Boneless Top Loin Steak is commonly known as the New York Strip or the Kansas City Strip or an Ambassador Steak,  Strip Steak, Boneless Club Steak or, even the Hotel Style Steak.  Use this valuable chart for names and suggested preparation. 
 
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Short Loin

             
T-Bone/Porterhouse X X X X X    
Tenderloin
AKA: Filet Mignon, Fillet de Boeuf, Fillet Steak, Chateaubriand
X X X X X    
Top Loin Steak, Boneless
AKA: Ambassador Steak, Strip Steak, Boneless Club Steak, Hotel-Style Steak, Kansas City Steak, New York Steak, Veiny Steak
X X X X X    
Top Loin Steak , Bone-in
AKA: Chip Club Steak, Club Steak, Country Club Steak, Delmonico Steak, Shell Steak, Sirloin Steak, Strip Steak
X X X X X    

Rib

             
Rib Steak X X X X X  

X

Rib-Eye Steak
AKA: Beauty Steak, Delmonico Steak, Market Steak, and Spencer Steak
X X X X X  

X

Plate

             
Skirt Steak
AKA: Fajita Meat, Inside Skirt Steak, Outside Skirt Steak, Philadelphia Steak
X X X X X  

X

Hanger Steak
AKA: Hanging Tenderloin, Butcher's Steak, Hanging Tender
X   X X X  

X

Flank

             
Flank Steak
AKA: Flank Steak Fillet, Jiffy Steak, London Broil
X X   X X

X

X

Sirloin

             
Sirloin Steak
AKA: Flat-Bone Steak, Pin-Bone Steak, Round-Bone Steak, Wedge-Bone Steak
X X X X X  

X

Top Sirloin Steak
AKA: Sirloin Butt Steak, London Broil
X X X X X  

X

Top Sirloin Steak, Boneless
AKA: Sirloin Butt Steak, London Broil
X X X X X  

X

Tri-Tip Steak
AKA: Culotte, Triangle Steak
X X X X X  

X

Round

             
Round Tip Steak, Thin Cut
AKA: Ball Tip Steak, Beef Sirloin Tip Steak, Breakfast Steak, Knuckle Steak, Sandwich Steak, Minute Steak
X X X X X  

X

Round Steak
AKA: Full-Cut Round Steak
         

X

 
Top Round Steak
AKA: Top Round London Broil
X X X X X

X

X

Eye Round Steak          

X

 

Chuck

             
Top Blade Steak, Boneless
AKA: Flatiron Steak, Book Steak, Butler Steak, Lifter Steak, Petite Steak, Top Chuck Steak Boneless, Blade Steak
X X X X X

X

X

Shoulder Steak, Boneless
AKA: Clod Steak, English Steak, London Broil, Shoulder Steak Half Cut
X   X X X

X

X

Chuck Arm Steak
AKA: Arm Swiss Steak, Chuck Steak for Swissing, Round Bone Steak
         

X
 

 
Chuck-Eye Steak, Boneless
AKA: Boneless Chuck Fillet Steak, Boneless Steak Bottom Chuck, Boneless Chuck Slices
X X X X X

X

X

Chuck Mock Tender Steak
AKA: Chuck-Eye Steak, Chuck Fillet Steak, Fish Steak, Chuck Tender Steak
         

X

 
Chuck 7-Bone Steak
AKA: Center Chuck Steak
X X X X X

X

X

(Source: National Cattlemen's Beef Association)