If there’s one thing that Dallasites love, it’s a good steak. Which is only fitting since Texas is the top beef producing state in the nation. So it should come as no surprise that the metroplex is brimming with high-quality steakhouses. The only difficult part is deciding which one to choose. For those with big appetites and bank accounts to match, there’s Al Biernat’s, an Oak Lawn institution known for stellar steaks and celebrity spotting. Located nearby is Eddie V’s Prime Seafood. Don’t let the name mislead you: Along with sensational sea-worthy fare, the restaurant cranks out flawless filets, ribeyes and New York strips. And talk about an elevated dining experience. The killer view from SER Steak + Spirits is enough of a reason to visit. But it’s not the only reason to come–this rooftop spot at the Hilton Anatole hotel also boasts a superb selection of steaks, wild game and fish. Finally, no list of steakhouses is complete without mentioning Pappas Bros. Steakhouse. This place is a classic carnivore’s house of worship– featuring luscious slabs of meat and a Wine Spectator award-winning wine program. Craving more? Then make sure to add these 10 bastions of beef to your list of Dallas dining destinations. (excerpt from full list below)
1. PAPPAS BROS STEAKHOUSE When it comes to steakhouses, this family-owned chain hailing from Houston is widely considered one of the ultimate temples of meat. In fact, its 32-ounce New York strip ranked third on Food Network’s list of top five steaks in America. USDA Prime steaks are sourced from a single packer in the Midwest, butchered in-house and dry-aged for a minimum of 28 days. Then with a smattering of kosher salt and black pepper, the meat is seared on Montague broilers and finished off with a slab of butter. In addition to the standard beef offerings, find a rack of lamb, lobster and a host of classic sides alongside a selection of over 3,900 award-winning wines. Recommended for Steakhouses because: Pappas Bros goes beyond the basics with quality prime steaks, solid sides and one of the best wine programs in the country. Ilene’s expert tip: Pappas keeps a few tables open in the bar for walk-ins. Be sure to check the website calendar to find out about special wine, beer and spirit events.