What Are Good Side Dishes for Filet Mignon?

What Are Good Side Dishes for Filet Mignon?

Any lettuce-based salad is great alongside filet mignon since salad is not only nutritious but also provides a crisp, fresh taste and mouthfeel that complement the flavor and texture of steak nicely. While garden salads tend to be a popular side dish for any type of steak, including filet mignon, you can opt for any type of salad you prefer. Some tasty options to try out include:

  • Caesar salad. Tangy, acidic dressing, parmesan cheese, and anchovies add a punch of flavor that tastes wonderful alongside filet mignon. Crunchy croutons and crisp romaine lettuce provide a great textural contrast as well.
  • Wedge salad. A steakhouse classic, the wedge salad features a large wedge of iceberg lettuce topped with blue cheese dressing and crisp bacon crumbles. Topped off with a sprinkle of fresh blue cheese, this salad provides a fresh and unique flavor complement for virtually any steak.
  • Arugula or mixed green salad. If you’re a fan of the greener greens rather than romaine or iceberg, arugula’s slightly spicy flavor tastes excellent alongside a perfectly cooked filet mignon, as does any mixed green salad.

Need a more substantial side? We’ve got you covered. Check out the hearty steakhouse classics below that are all longtime favorites alongside filet.

Creamed Spinach

If you want to get some greens in with your protein, but salad isn’t really your thing, try out creamed spinach instead. This steakhouse classic features a decadent, creamy, buttery sauce packed full of onion, garlic, parmesan, and mozzarella. It might just turn even the most ardent spinach hater into a raving fan.

Sauteed Mushrooms

If you’re a fan of sauteed mushrooms, you can top your filet mignon with them or have them on the side. Mushrooms are a classic addition to most types of steak entrees since they have a natural smoky flavor that becomes more prevalent when they’re cooked. Since mushrooms also adopt the flavors of anything they’re sauteed with, they can really enhance the taste of the beef itself.

Baked or Mashed Potatoes

Just about every steakhouse serves baked potatoes with their entrees, and if they don’t dish out baked spuds, they spoon up mashed potatoes instead. That’s because potatoes offer a hearty complement to just about any steak, and even better, they can be customized in the flavor department to suit any palate.

Stay on the simple side with just butter and sour cream or load your spuds up with bacon, cheese, onions, garlic — whatever your taste buds like best. Potatoes work especially well alongside steaks that are on the smaller side since they’re one of the most filling side dishes available on most menus.

French Fries

If you prefer your spuds a little on the crunchy side rather than totally soft, opt for traditional fries, waffle fries, sweet potato fries, or potato wedges. Filling, delicious, and always remarkably easy to eat, just about any type of fry works great alongside filet mignon.

Macaroni and Cheese

Another steakhouse classic, homemade mac and cheese offers an excellent flavor and texture contrast to a meaty, tender, juicy filet. Comfort food at its best, mac and cheese is one of the more filling sides on just about every steakhouse menu, and it’s the perfect choice if you’re in the mood for a super decadent meal.

For even more flavor and texture contrast, add a sprinkle of crunchy breadcrumbs and smoky bacon on top to really kick things up a notch.


Who doesn’t love warm bread? Just about any type of bread goes well with filet mignon, but dinner rolls are probably the most common offering on steakhouse menus everywhere. Biscuits, sourdough, and French bread are great choices too, and they’re even better when you pair them with warm garlic butter.

Potato Skins

Fried potato skins are delicious, and an interesting break from traditional french fries. As a side for a steak, potato skins go great with a well-cooked cut. Get a side of cheese for the perfect blend of tastes.

Craving a Perfectly Cooked Filet? Come to Cattlemen’s Steakhouse

If you’re in the mood for filet mignon, look no further than Cattlemen’s Steakhouse in Oklahoma City! We’re open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and we’ve been an OKC steakhouse favorite since 1910. Feel free to browse our menus, order online, or stop by our dining room for the full steakhouse experience.