Impress everyone at the dinner table with Grilled Ribeye Steak with Garlic Butter Sauce! This grilled steak recipe is simply delicious, and the garlic butter sauce drizzled on top is the definition of mouthwatering. You’re going to love how easy it is to whip up this unforgettably good dinner!

Garlic butter sauce is being drizzled over sliced steak.

Grilled Ribeye Steak with Garlic Butter Sauce

When I think about wanting to seriously surprise and delight my dinner guests, two dishes usually come to mind before all others – steak and lobster! And as much as I love lobster, this grilled ribeye steak with garlic butter sauce has been known to garner even more attention and compliments than my favorite shellfish. There’s just something amongst meat eaters that lights our souls on fire when a perfectly grilled steak is smothered in a sauce made with herbs, lemon juice, garlic and salted butter!

Just like lobster, ribeye steaks are sadly not known for their affordability. However, that price point seriously pays off when you follow my simple grilling instructions and drizzle the meat with this homemade sauce. Sometimes, you just need to treat yourself to the deliciously indulgent dinner that you deserve, and this is the recipe to do so with! Also, keep in mind that while a ribeye steak may not be the cheapest cut of meat, you’ll still be saving a ton of money by making this steak at home and not paying for it at a steakhouse. Plus, it’s just as tasty as those expensive steakhouse menu items – I promise!

While I do love making this steak recipe when I’m entertaining guests, I also love making it just to treat myself and my family once in a while. When the people in my household figure out I’m making grilled ribeye with garlic butter sauce for dinner, the excitement for dinner is tangible! I really love making a dinner that I know will get everyone looking forward to sitting down and enjoying their meal. After all, who wouldn’t be excited to sit down and eat a perfectly grilled ribeye steak that’s flavored with the most incredible garlic butter sauce?

Salt is being sprinkled on top of a steak.

How to Make It

Preheat. Start by preheating your grill to high heat.

Prepare the steaks. Before cooking, allow the steaks to come to room temperature for about 30 minutes. This helps the steak cook evenly while grilling. Place the steaks on a platter and drizzle with olive oil on both sides. Season with salt and pepper, liberally, on both sides.

Grill. Transfer the steaks to a hot grill and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side for medium-rare, I like to remove them once they read around 130˚F on an instant read thermometer.

Rest. Transfer the steaks to a platter and cover with foil. Allow to rest for 10 minutes.

Make the sauce. While the steak is resting, make the garlic herb butter by melting the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Turn the heat to low and stir in the garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in the lemon juice and herbs.

Serve and enjoy! Drizzle the butter over the steaks and serve immediately.

If you want to add even more flavor, you can marinade your steaks using this homemade marinade!

Two grilled ribeyes are placed on a white plate.

What should I serve with this grilled ribeye?

There are SO many delicious side dishes to pair with this perfectly grilled ribeye with garlic butter sauce! For a heavier side, consider making Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, as that will pair perfectly with the garlic butter sauce! While you have the grill fired up, you could also make some delicious Grilled Asparagus in Foil as well. For a lighter fare, you could always just toss up a side salad. With an entrée this good, make sure you accompany it with a great side dish!

What else can I add to the garlic butter sauce?

Don’t mess with perfection, folks. This garlic butter sauce can’t be beat! However, if you’re really set on adding more ingredients to it, consider tossing in some herbs like basil or oregano for a bit more of an earthier flavor. Also, remember to use freshly minced garlic and freshly squeezed lemon juice for the best flavors. Bottled and jarred lemon juice and pre-minced garlic are shortcuts that aren’t worth taking here!

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Get the Recipe: Grilled Ribeye Steak

The perfect Grilled Ribeye Steak recipe with garlic butter sauce is simple to prepare in minutes. Fire up the grill and make the best, juiciest steak ever.
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Ingredients

  • 4 Rib-eye Steaks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Fresh Ground Pepper

For the garlic herb butter sauce:

  • 8 tablespoons salted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Equipment

  • grill

Instructions 

  • Preheat grill to high heat.
  • Place the steaks on a platter and drizzle with olive oil on both sides.
  • Season with salt and pepper, liberally, on both sides.
  • Transfer the steaks to a hot grill and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side for medium-rare, I like to remove around 130˚F on an instant read thermometer.
  • Transfer the steaks to a platter and cover with foil. Allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  • While the steak is resting, make the garlic herb butter by melting the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Turn the heat to low and stir in the garlic. Cook for 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat. Stir in the lemon juice and herbs.
  • Drizzle the butter over the steaks and serve immediately.

Notes

Before cooking, allow the steaks to come to room temperature for about 30 minutes. This helps the steak cook evenly while grilling.
Calories: 478kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 46g, Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 15g, Cholesterol: 138mg, Sodium: 119mg, Potassium: 640mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 202IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 30mg, Iron: 4mg