Great grill marks make you look like a culinary genius. Start with a preheated grill, and cook your steak 2 to 3 minutes until the marks are well-defined. Then, give it a quarter or half-turn with a pair of tongs to get those beautiful cross-hatched lines. After a few minutes, turn it over and cook it to your liking. That's it – you just left your mark.
That rich brown color makes any steak look as delicious as it tastes. To ensure great color, pat your steaks dry with a paper towel and hold off on salty seasonings until the steak is done. Salt draws moisture out of steak and inhibits browning.