Steaks are just a simple cut of meat which is usually grilled or pan fried. Though it may be very simple to describe and cook, the significance, taste, flavour and the tenderness of the steak is off the charts. It is the ultimate non vegetarian dish.
The amount of time a steak is cooked is usually based on personal preference and most of the restaurants (steak houses) will offer you that choice. You will also get the option of choosing the cut of meat that you wish to eat. The meat is usually grilled with some herbs and spices but the style of cooking will vary between restaurants.