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12 Essential Dallas Steakhouses

Where to find this meat-obsessed city’s finest cuts

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Dinner service with the 8 oz. filet at Georgie by Curtis Stone.
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It used to be that Dallas was known only as a land of steakhouses, but the city’s reputation has changed in recent years. Still, the steakhouse is a fixture of Dallas’ dining scene, largely because no one can deny the appeal of a perfectly-grilled hunk of USDA prime beef.

Ranging from Chef John Tesar’s modern take on steak to longstanding institutions dedicated to the classic steakhouse vibe, these 14 restaurants serve Dallas’s best steaks. Go forth, and live your meat-obsessed dreams.

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Chamberlain’s Steak & Chop House

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Chef Richard Chamberlain opened his eponymous restaurant in 1993. Typical steakhouse fare like a wedge salad and shrimp and lobster bisque join less traditional dishes like lamb chops with port wine sauce and Wagyu beef bolognese. Take note: Sundays bring a two-course special herb-roasted prime rib dinner for $39.95.

Knife Dallas

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Chef John Tesar’s meat temple at The Highland has racked up accolades and inspired a cookbook. The steaks here are aged in a special $50,000 dry aging chamber for up to 240 days, adding an intense funk and richness. For those balling on a budget, Knife’s “new-school” cuts like skirt steak flat iron are just as good as the pricier hunks of beef on offer.

Georgie by Curtis Stone

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Stone and his team bring meats sourced in Texas, Australia, and Nebraska into their in-house butcher shop to be cut, cured, and sometimes dry aged. With inventive sides that buck the typical steakhouse trends and a clever cocktail menu, this amounts to the thinking person’s steakhouse.

Al Biernat's Prime Steak & Seafood

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This popular special occasion spot is known for its extensive menu of steaks sourced from Texas farms, Japan, and beyond. Indulge in Japanese A5 Kobe beef that’s served by the ounce, or a classic cowboy-cut ribeye paired with creamed spinach, mushroom risotto, and roasted Brussels sprouts.

Nick & Sam's

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A favorite of old money types and celebrities alike, it’s not totally uncommon to see a few Cowboys or other local celebs in this Uptown dining room. The steaks here are solid, the service is attentive, and it’s swanky enough to impress even the finickiest of diners.

Town Hearth

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It’s no secret that Chef Nick Badovinus knows his way around beef, and this Design District spot is as splashy and flashy (and steak-devoted) as they come. Under the glow of chandeliers, dig into hearth-grilled beef that’s worth the pretty penny it costs.

Corrientes 348 Argentinian Steakhouse

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Wood-grilled steaks, fish, and vegetables are served family-style inside this Downtown Argentinian steakhouse. Start with an order or two of the restaurant’s famous empanadas served with chimmichurri sauce and a big salad, and enjoy your favorite cut of meat, sliced and served tableside.

Dakota's

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This Dallas institution that was reopened in 2021 is probably better known for its atmosphere — a subterranean garden complete with a fire pit sand 20-foot water wall. However, it also delivers classic steakhouse fare, including several cuts of meat aged by Allen Brothers, and sides like oysters Rockefeller, wedge salad, and loaded mashed potatoes.

Harper's

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Dallasites love a stylish design to accompany their big plate of steak. With culinary influences from Asia, Europe, and the Americas, plus lush decor that’s aimed at a younger, more adventurous diner, Harper’s offers steaks done in the style of Dallas, New York, and Japan, all with upgrades that include lobster, king crab, and crab tails.

Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse

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Don’t let visiting tourists have all the fun; YO Steakhouse in Dallas’ West End is a classic Texas-style steakhouse without the fussiness of the bigger, more opulent spots in town. Chef and owner Tony Street uses products from local farms, ranches, and artisans to cook up traditional steakhouse fare like prime beef cuts, wild game, and Street’s own special gouda mac and cheese.

CBD Provisions

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Calling itself “a modern Texas brasserie with a steakhouse alter-ego,” CBD Provisions inside the Joule hotel is named for the Central Business District in which it is located in downtown Dallas. The pig’s head carnitas are a popular favorite, but the steaks are not to be missed, offering just a handful of choice cuts alongside hand-cut fries and house chimichurri.

Chamberlain’s Steak & Chop House

Chef Richard Chamberlain opened his eponymous restaurant in 1993. Typical steakhouse fare like a wedge salad and shrimp and lobster bisque join less traditional dishes like lamb chops with port wine sauce and Wagyu beef bolognese. Take note: Sundays bring a two-course special herb-roasted prime rib dinner for $39.95.

Knife Dallas

Chef John Tesar’s meat temple at The Highland has racked up accolades and inspired a cookbook. The steaks here are aged in a special $50,000 dry aging chamber for up to 240 days, adding an intense funk and richness. For those balling on a budget, Knife’s “new-school” cuts like skirt steak flat iron are just as good as the pricier hunks of beef on offer.

Georgie by Curtis Stone

Stone and his team bring meats sourced in Texas, Australia, and Nebraska into their in-house butcher shop to be cut, cured, and sometimes dry aged. With inventive sides that buck the typical steakhouse trends and a clever cocktail menu, this amounts to the thinking person’s steakhouse.

Al Biernat's Prime Steak & Seafood

This popular special occasion spot is known for its extensive menu of steaks sourced from Texas farms, Japan, and beyond. Indulge in Japanese A5 Kobe beef that’s served by the ounce, or a classic cowboy-cut ribeye paired with creamed spinach, mushroom risotto, and roasted Brussels sprouts.

Nick & Sam's

A favorite of old money types and celebrities alike, it’s not totally uncommon to see a few Cowboys or other local celebs in this Uptown dining room. The steaks here are solid, the service is attentive, and it’s swanky enough to impress even the finickiest of diners.

Town Hearth

It’s no secret that Chef Nick Badovinus knows his way around beef, and this Design District spot is as splashy and flashy (and steak-devoted) as they come. Under the glow of chandeliers, dig into hearth-grilled beef that’s worth the pretty penny it costs.

Corrientes 348 Argentinian Steakhouse

Wood-grilled steaks, fish, and vegetables are served family-style inside this Downtown Argentinian steakhouse. Start with an order or two of the restaurant’s famous empanadas served with chimmichurri sauce and a big salad, and enjoy your favorite cut of meat, sliced and served tableside.

Dakota's

This Dallas institution that was reopened in 2021 is probably better known for its atmosphere — a subterranean garden complete with a fire pit sand 20-foot water wall. However, it also delivers classic steakhouse fare, including several cuts of meat aged by Allen Brothers, and sides like oysters Rockefeller, wedge salad, and loaded mashed potatoes.

Harper's

Dallasites love a stylish design to accompany their big plate of steak. With culinary influences from Asia, Europe, and the Americas, plus lush decor that’s aimed at a younger, more adventurous diner, Harper’s offers steaks done in the style of Dallas, New York, and Japan, all with upgrades that include lobster, king crab, and crab tails.

Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse

Don’t let visiting tourists have all the fun; YO Steakhouse in Dallas’ West End is a classic Texas-style steakhouse without the fussiness of the bigger, more opulent spots in town. Chef and owner Tony Street uses products from local farms, ranches, and artisans to cook up traditional steakhouse fare like prime beef cuts, wild game, and Street’s own special gouda mac and cheese.

CBD Provisions

Calling itself “a modern Texas brasserie with a steakhouse alter-ego,” CBD Provisions inside the Joule hotel is named for the Central Business District in which it is located in downtown Dallas. The pig’s head carnitas are a popular favorite, but the steaks are not to be missed, offering just a handful of choice cuts alongside hand-cut fries and house chimichurri.

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