5 Hautest Steakhouses in Dallas

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We love our steaks here in Dallas -- here's a list of our top 5.
We love our steaks here in Dallas — here’s a list of our top 5.

Photo Credit: Al Biernat’s

Think of food that’s associated with Texas and most people will say either Tex-Mex or steak. There is nothing as good as a thick, juicy steak with those sexy grill marks and a pat of butter melting on the top and sliding slowly down the sides. Add a baked potato, a salad, and some bread and most Texans will be more than happy. If you can put a good dessert on the table too?

So much the better.

There are many good steakhouses in the area but we were looking for those that really stood out in the areas of service, ambiance and, of course, really incredible steak. To make the list the restaurant had to be a place we’d go for a business dinner as well as a place we’d choose for a romantic evening. If you happen to be looking for any kind of romantic evening at all you’ll be wise to stay away from the Tex-Mex and head for one of these steakhouses in DFW.


1 Perry's Steakhouse & Grille

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille
Classic and elegant, Perry's Steakhouse & Grille is oozing warm elegance that works as well for an intimate dinner as it does for entertaining clients. There are five Private Dining rooms, a wine wall featuring more than 5,000 bottles, and personal wine lockers – so you’ll never be short of a drink. Our favorites from this menu are the carpaccio, the Southwest Filet, and the Mont Blanc a la Frisc.
2000 McKinney Ave, Suite 100 Dallas, TX 75201 Phone: 214-855-5151

2 Al Biernat's

Al Biernat's
Heated outdoor patios are just one example of how much thought went into this comfortable eatery. The service is impeccable, the food is amazing, and it's just right for almost any occasion. They source their beef locally from Local Yokel in McKinney (and we're big fans). We love the filet with au poivre peppercorn, the au gratin potatoes, and the pecan pie. They'll even cook you something off menu if you ask. This is the most customer oriented spot in Dallas and you just might catch a celebrity -- Molly Ringwald was recently spotted here.
4217 Oak Lawn Ave Dallas, Texas 214-219-2201

3 Knife

With stellar food, a gorgeous dining room, and an award winning controversial chef how could you go wrong? Located on the bottom floor of The Highland, Knife is the one place you need to go at least once. You'll get a choice of local meats in standard cuts as well as things like chuck flap and beef cheeks that you probably haven't had elsewhere. The menu incorporates an extensive charcuterie program, grass-fed bison and lamb and specialty breeds of pork, chicken and seasonal game birds, as well as a full line of house made sausages, hot dogs and brats. It's a carnivore's dream.
The Highland 5300 E. Mockingbird Ln. Dallas, Texas 75206 214 443 9339

4 Pappas Bros.

Pappas Bros.
Steaks are dry aged in house, the staff is knowledgeable, and the the sommelier has an uncanny knack of choosing the the perfect wine for your meal and your tastes every single time. Lobster deviled eggs are a must try, so unusual but oh, so good! Food Network includes their steaks in their Top 5 Steaks in America list -- and we concur.
10477 Lombardy Ln Dallas, TX 75220 214 366 2000

5 Capital Grille

Capital Grille
The service is excellent with attentive staff who are able to answer the most detailed questions about the menu as well as suggest items that you may prefer. The decor is comfortable yet elegant with almost an Art Deco sort of vibe. They are renowned for their lobster mac and cheese as much as for their steaks -- and with good reason. It is delicious. Private dining rooms are available as well.
500 Crescent Ct. Dallas, TX 75201 214 303 0500
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