Dallas is undeniably a steakhouse city. Nearly every neighborhood is home to a storied dining institution where you can order a top-notch piece of beef. From longstanding local gems to chains with Dallas roots, these are the 10 best destinations to get your steak fix in the city.
James Beard-nominated Chef John Tesar opened Knife at The Highland hotel in 2014. From a 44 Farms flat iron steak to 90 Day Dry-Aged 44 Farms bone-in sirloin, there’s something for everyone to try. If you’re not in the mood for a straightforward steak, don’t miss the Top Chef alum’s famous Ozersky burger, as well as a variety of pasta and seafood options on the menu. . Salads, pork belly, lamb meatballs, and a bacon tasting make great shareable starters as well.
Al Biernat’s has been a Dallas steakhouse staple since 1998. The Oak Lawn and North Dallas locations offer an elegant ambiance to enjoy a celebratory or special meal. Some favorites at the restaurant include filet mignon, Chilean Sea Bass, and the lobster risotto side. The menu is vast, including everything from steak frites and Texas wagyu long bone short rib to crab-stuffed lemon sole. Vegan options range from Portabella Enchiladas to a Beyond cheeseburger. And if you come to celebrate a birthday, there’s the signature key lime pie with blood orange sorbet.
Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
With a glitzy new location in Dallas’ Park District, Perry’s now offers killer views of Klyde Warren Park and a spacious outdoor patio. Beyond the incredible ambiance, the upscale steakhouse’s menu boasts favorites like Perry’s famous pork belly bites, lobster tempura, and crab cakes. Don’t miss Pork Chop Fridays: a $16 lunch special that includes a smaller portion of the seven-finger-high dinner pork chop, whipped potatoes, and applesauce.
Since 1993, this classic Dallas steakhouse has been serving steaks, chops, and seafood in the Oak Lawn area. Just two years ago, original owner Bob Sambol returned to his namesake restaurant to greet customers six days a week. The prime ribeye, filet mignon, and signature giant glazed carrots are favorites at the restaurant. You can also order crab cakes, salmon, and pan seared sea bass on the seafood menu. For an old-school steakhouse ambiance in Dallas, Bob’s is your spot.
Located in the historic West End, this popular steakhouse is owned by chef Tony Street. Meats are hand-cut in-house and seasoned with Y.O.’s own brand of spices and herbs. Besides the usual Angus beef cuts, the restaurant also offers wild game such as buffalo, elk, and venison. There are also a few seafood options, including chicken fried lobster, red chili rubbed king salmon, and a classic shrimp & grits. For dessert, don’t miss the Y.O. bread pudding.
Founded in 1999 by restauranteur Phil Romano (eatZi’s), this Uptown steakhouse is one of the best spots in Dallas to have a steak. Known for their classic, like the prime bone-in filet and dry-aged long bone cowboy, Nick & Sam’s also serves sushi, seafood, and a full Japanese wagyu menu. The extensive menu also includes close to 20 sides, including king crab elote, duck confit mac, and fried rice.
Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
An American staple in Dallas and beyond, this steakhouse cannot be missed. Located in Northwest Dallas, the restaurant is popular for its filet mignon, bacon-wrapped scallops, and lobster deviled eggs. You can also add on sides like jumbo asparagus, steak fries, or jumbo lump crab mac and cheese. For those who prefer seafood, there’s a king salmon and live Maine lobster option.
Originating in 1981, this popular steakhouse chain is a favorite for a reason. A swanky spot in Uptown to have a meal, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse offers everything from filet mignon to prime tomahawk. Seafood options include lobster, king crab, and salmon. Non-carnivores can even order a cauliflower steak. Be sure to save room for the butter cake for dessert.
Chef Nick Badovinus’ swanky steakhouse serves up the best steak, cocktails, and raw bar in the Design District. The interiors of the restaurant — featuring 64 opulent chandeliers, a Ducati motorcycle, and a yellow submarine — are a sight to see all on their own. As for the food, you can’t go wrong with the prime rib, oysters, king crab, and fried Brussels. There’s also an entire section on the menu dedicated to whiskey cocktails.
Located at The Crescent in Uptown Dallas, this fine-dining institution offers some of the best steak and seafood in the city. Must-try dishes include lobster and crab cakes, filet mignon, and caramelized French onion soup. The Porcini rubbed bone-in ribeye is also a favorite. The Capital Grille also has an outdoor patio to dine al fresco in the picturesque \ Crescent courtyard.