The 5 Best Steaks in Dallas

Craving a steak? Dallas is lucky to have MANY great options! 

Here are our top 5 steaks in Dallas:


1. Pappas Bros.

Steak: All of the steaks, except filets, at Pappas Bros. Steakhouse are dry aged and seasoned with kosher salt, pepper, and butter. Both steaks had crunchy char on top, and there was quite a bit of excess butter on the plate. Scores: filet (12 oz., $43.95) 97, bone-in rib-eye (22 oz., $48.95) 97

Service: The service was impeccable, from the second we sat down until the valet brought our car around at the end of the night. There was a 35-minute gap between the salad and steak course. Not overly friendly, at times fussy, but memorable. 93

Location: 10477 Lombardy Ln, Dallas, TX 75220

2. Nick & Sam’s

Steak: If you can’t find a particular cut of steak on or off the regular menu at Nick & Sam’s, you are one hard-to-please carnivore. Some of the larger steaks appear to have been butchered by Fred Flintstone. Scores: filet (10 oz., $38) 97, Châteaubriand bone-in (22 oz., $140) 98

Service: Focused, friendly, and professional. Even though the dining room was packed, our server did not leave the table until he’d explained the whole menu. He brought out a platter with raw steaks and detailed the qualities of each and the best temperature to order them. He advised us to split the salads. He could have sold sand to the Saudis. One quibble: he sold us the Châteaubriand without mentioning the price. It is $140. 93

Location: 3008 Maple Ave, Dallas, TX 75201

3. Ocean Prime

Steak: In the past, I’ve been seduced by its seafood, but this time around I was impressed with its ability to turn out high-quality steaks. The New York strip was the best strip I sampled, and the filet, thicker than most, was lean, yet juicy. Scores: filet (10 oz., $39) 95, New York strip (14 oz., $41) 94

Service: How refreshing to meet a professional waiter. Our charming fellow professed his love for the service industry, and I can’t remember the last time I caught a server headed for the table dart in a different direction when he realized there was a conversation taking place at the table and didn’t want to interrupt. 96

Location: 2101 Cedar Springs Rd #150, Dallas, TX 75201

4. Bob’s Steak & Chop House

Steak: I planned to review the original Bob’s on Lemmon Avenue, but when I showed up, I was recognized. I snuck out to the Grapevine location, where I found a swankier atmosphere. I also discovered a 3-inch, 16-ounce Prime filet, a gem that would have pleased Elizabeth Taylor. The only reason it didn’t receive a perfect score is that it was cooked more medium than medium rare. Steaks come with glazed carrot and choice of potato. Scores: filet (16 oz., $50) 96, Kansas City dry-aged strip (18 oz., $48) 97

Service: Our server was slow to approach us, and, when he arrived, he apologized for the delay before darting off to check in with another table first. We weren’t in a hurry, but the entire meal service was out of sync. 82

Location: 4300 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX 75219 - More locations!

5. Al Biernat’s

Steak: Hands down the best filet I have ever been served. I ordered it medium rare and sliced it down the middle to find both sides the same warm red color from top to bottom. It had the mouth feel of sashimi. Scores: filet (14 oz., $45) 100, cowboy rib-eye (24 oz., $48) 98

Service: Most of the staff in the kitchen and on the floor have been with the restaurant for many years, and they work together like a well-oiled engine. Owner Al Biernat remembers every face and every name and so do most of the servers. Always professional and polished. 95

Location: 4217 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219

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