2013 Guide to Good Eats: Best Steakhouses

Why grill at home when you can dine at one of these fine establishments!
Why grill at home when you can dine at one of these fine establishments!

By Steven Doyle

Nick and Sam’s Steakhouse should not be confused with the Nick and Sam’s Grill. One offers delicious, tender steaks, the other has burgers and pasta dishes. The steakhouse is all about the beef. Great steaks served with amazing service, a fun wine list and many options for those not wanting beef. Excellent wine cellar with a knowledgeable sommelier, 3008 Maple Avenue, Dallas.

SER Steak+Spirits is located on the 27th floor at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. Here the view almost plays second fiddle to the steaks, and both are tops in their categories. First-timers are encouraged to order the spinalis, which is the heart of the ribeye. Excellent seafood and yummy wine list, 2201 N. Stemmons, Dallas.

Chamberlian’s Steak and Chop House in Addison is the perfect hide-a-way for those looking for a fine cigar, a great steak and a perfect glass of wine. The 22-ounce bone-in ribeye is aged for 40 days, and the Waygu beef is a succulent must have here. Service is splendid, 5330 Belt Line, Addison.

Dakota’s Steakhouse often is overlooked in lists like these becaue of its precarious location downtown. Let there be no doubt that this is a steakhouse you need to make a reservation for soon. The 16-ounce filet always is a keeper, but the cowboy cut ribeye is the way to go. Don’t forget brunch service, 600 N. Akard, Dallas.