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It’s Prime Time

Now serving more USDA Prime: the best of beef.

Restaurant-quality steak. Any night of the week.

We offer an unmatched selection of USDA Prime beef every day. That means more of the juiciest, most tender and flavorful beef you can buy. Prime is the highest quality beef as classified by the USDA. What makes Prime so much better than other grades? The key word is “marbling.”

Why Marbling Matters > Marbling refers to the variegated, marble-like fat that adds rich, buttery flavor to lean meat. As your Prime beef cooks, the natural fat melts, adding unsurpassed moisture and flavor to every bite.

Only the Good Stuff > While some competitors leave exterior fat on their steaks to add weight and flavor, we ensure that every piece of our Prime beef is delicious and nothing goes to waste. Our certified butchers remove the exterior fat from our Prime steaks and roasts because the superior marbling throughout the beef adds all the flavor you need. They also cut the meat for you in store, so you can bring home the cut and quality you want, without exception.

Aged for Tenderness > Aside from generous marbling and expert trimming, our aging process also adds to the superior quality of our USDA Prime beef. We age our Prime beef for a minimum of 14 days for unmatched tenderness.

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Top Prime Beef Cuts at The Fresh Market

Our stores have some of the most robust selections of USDA Prime beef you can find. While you can’t go wrong with any of our Prime cuts, some are more popular than others—including NY Strip Steak, Rib-Eye Steak, Filet Mignon and Whole Beef Tenderloin. These guest favorites are tender, juicy, flavorful and always a cut above.

Grilled New York Strip with Garlic Herb Oil
  • USDA Prime NY Strip Steak — This iconic steak is cut from the loin and beloved by meat-eaters. You might know it as Kansas City steak. We recommend enhancing this cut with simple ingredients, like the oil used in our recipe for Grilled New York Strip Steak with Garlic Herb Oil.
  • USDA Prime Rib-Eye Steak — Rib-Eye steaks are known for both tenderness and rich flavor. When you choose Prime Rib-Eye steaks, the naturally high intramuscular fat makes it ideal for grilling (remember: marbling matters!), and the result is tender and incredibly juicy.
  • USDA Prime Filet Mignon — The most tender of all beef cuts, Filet Mignon is highly desirable for its versatility and rich flavor. Excellent pan-fried, grilled or broiled, especially when served with a complementary sauce. Our Rosemary Crusted Filet Mignon is a real show-stopper!
  • USDA Prime Flank Steak Cut from the underside of beef, this area yields especially flavorful meat that’s best served medium-rare. This cut is very lean so we recommend marinating it for extra moisture.