When it comes to Dallas and food, the first thing people often think of steak. I will say though that, Dallas has come great steakhouses and there are a ton to choose from. According to D Magazine, here are the 5 best steakhouses in Dallas.
#5 SER (Sear)
SER Steak and Spirits sits atop the Hilton Anatole hotel and has amazing views of the Dallas skyline. The modern steakhouse won OpenTable’s Diners Choice award in 2020.
This 27th-floor restaurant is great for a date night, but also for group outings as they have plenty of space for impromptu gatherings and corporate events.
SER is known for its elk, bison, and Texas Wagyu rib-eye cap with an espresso rub and chocolate bordelaise. Some of the fabulous sides include mac and cheese with andouille crumbles, bone marrow-golden mashed potatoes, and the Broken Baker with lamb bacon and crème Fraiche.
Based on various reviews, service can drag so be prepared to have lots of time to take in the view.
Also, be sure to attend to its strict business casual dress code, as you will be turned away if you are not dressed properly.
#4 Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse
Nick & Sam’s is an Uptown Dallas hot spot with a wide array of cuts of steak with focused, professional service, an extensive wine list, and live piano music every night.
Be sure and check out the dry-aged chateaubriand filet named The Dirk for just $240 or the long-bone rib eye with truffle butter.
If you are in the mood for being even more decadent, try the lobster mac and cheese or if you want something lighter, the Caesar salad is one of the best in Dallas.
Zagat calls this restaurant “New York-style” with a “swanky” crowd and “killer steaks.” They say that Nick and Sam’s has “top-notch service”, “beautiful people” and “A-list athletes.” Needless to say, Nick & Sam’s is the perfect place for people-watching.
#3 Al Biernat’s
Zagat gives the restaurant praise such as “A Dallas treasure”, “never disappoints”, “out-of-this-world-food”, and a “swanky, upscale steakhouse.” The restaurant was also called “noisy”. This can be a good or a bad thing, depending on what you are looking for. Zagat also noted that even though it is expensive, it’s worth every penny.
What should you order? Try the Wagyu-Angus filet, Cowboy cut rib-eye, or the Air, Land, and Sea which consists of quail, buffalo, prawn, and scallop.
Be sure and explore the wine list as it is one of the best in Texas with over 650 selections.
To make you feel right at home, the owner Al is known for knowing the names of his patrons by the time you have finished dining.
#2 Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
Don’t let the fact that Eddie V’s is a chain restaurant let you think that it’s not fantastic. It’s hard to decide which is better at Eddie V’s – the steak or the seafood. Whichever way you decide to go, Eddie V’s is also known for its creative cocktails and top-notch service.
For a decadent cocktail, try the 24 Karat which features Belvedere Vodka, Grand Marnier, Peach Liqueur, Raspberries, Roederer Rose, and a Gold Sugar rim. Another one to try is the Hope Diamond. This drink is made with Grey Goose Vodka, Grapefruit Liqueur, Butterfly Pea Flower Tea, and a Diamond Ice Cube.
Some menu favorite side dishes are the crab fried rice and wok-seared, Kung Pao style calamari in spicy soy and ginger sauce. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it.
Bob’s has been a staple in Dallas since 1993 with a focus on quality meat, sophisticated service, and a cozy, clubby atmosphere. Though it is now a chain with several locations, the original Bob’s is in the Oak Lawn area of Dallas.
According to their website, Bob’s specializes in serving big, flavorful steaks that are hand-selected from the top 2% of USDA prime beef along with Texas-sized portions of their award-winning sides.
The world-famous glazed ‘giant carrot’ tradition started over 25 years ago when Bob himself began to disrupt the steakhouse industry. He began pairing each steak with a larger-than-life carrot and a Texas-sized portion of potato for a mouthwatering flavor combination. I can tell you, it’s delicious.
Dallas has so many dining options, so I hope that this list gives so new places to try and compare for yourself. Let me know in the comments if any steakhouses didn’t make the list that you think should be on here. Happy dining!