It’s part of the holy Texan trifecta: oil, beer, and steer. There’s a few things we don’t just know about – we live, breathe and sweat it. If you’re looking for a steak, well there’s plenty of places to go; but to get the perfect cut of prime rib, cooked just rare enough, that’s an art form. Here’s the Top 5 places in Dallas to dig in to your culinary culture.
1 Al Biernat's
Al Biernat's is Dallas' little big steak place. When the GM and front of house personality of Dallas' Palm restaurant branched out on his own, some were skeptical of his success. After 13 years in business, Al Biernat's is still winning state and nationwide accolades, garnering a good crowd every night of the week. If you are coming on a weekend specifically for the prime rib, you should be aware that they have a limited availability - get there early and steak your claim. The slow cooked prime rib is served on the bone and marinated in Al's secret blend of spices. You'd be hard pressed to find anything more juicy and savory.
4217 Oak Lawn Ave, (214) 219-2201, http://www.albiernats.com/
Ok, so it's a chain trying to look like it's not a chain to fit into that neighborhood niche trend and that's all too trendy yada yada. Agreed. But the prime rib here is consistently good, nay, divine. And although Hillstone was a Houston's before, it doesn't completely revolve around the steaks on the menu, so to be able to pull off this cut of buttery-pink beef is worth a nod or two.
8300 Preston Rd., (214) 691-8991, www.hillstone.com
3 Chamberlain's Steak and Chop House
Prime rib, seven nights a week? Check. Just another bonus you'll find at one of Dallas' premiere steakeries. Chamberlain's roasted prime rib has been on the menu for 17 years, served in 8, 12 and 20 ounce sizes for the Texas appetite. On the side you'll find the customary au jus, along with their creamy garlic mashed potatoes and horseradish cream. It may be traditional fine dining, white linens, suited waiters and all, but sometimes that's just what you need to guarantee a good slice of beef.
5330 Belt Line Rd., (972) 934-2467, http://www.chamberlainsrestaurant.com
Jasper's prime rib has been nominated by D magazine as the best in town, and it's no surprise why. As one of local celebrity chef Kent Rathbun's famed eateries, Jasper's prime rib has all the southern draw as the exec himself. It's slow rotisserie-roasted on low heat over hickory and oak, creating an incredibly tender, savory steak that continues to be a big draw. Served with a loaded Yukon Gold baked tater. Mmmmm.
7161 Bishop Rd., (469) 229-9111, http://www.jaspers-restaurant.com/plano
5 Kirby's Steakhouse
Kirby's has reigned supreme as one of the last unpretentious upscale restaurants serving prime steaks in Dallas. Their Randy Tar prime rib, available Thursdays-Saturdays while it lasts, is something fine to dine on while listening to the soft piano music and enjoying a much deserved date night.
3525 Greenville Ave., (214) 821-2122, http://kirbyssteakhouse.com