These Are the 15 Best Steakhouses in DFW
We love a trendy DFW restaurant just as much as the next gal. But one can only order so many small plates before the craving hits for something that you can sink your teeth into. Might we suggest a return to the classic steakhouse? This is Texas, after all. We’re talking high-quality beef and sides that can stand up to the showstopper on the plate. From iconic meat-eating establishments that have survived the test of time to new eateries that are doing things their own way, the DFW steakhouse scene is thriving. Here are our favorites.
1. Al Biernat'sShooting it to you straight: This is the best steakhouse in Dallas, hands down. And while there are other places that deliver decadent sides and rival cuts of beef, there is nowhere else that is delivering Al B’s dedication to customer service. Whether you fancy a filet or are more of a ribeye person, you’re getting the best beef, serious sides and an impeccable atmosphere. And while this roundup is about the meat—and we highly recommend “the special” (which usually involves a cut of dry-aged beef from a Texas farm)—this steakhouse even has a vegan menu so you can even dine with your plant-based sister. See, this place is special.
Hot tip: Check out their beautiful new patio, which manages to make dining al fresco in Dallas feel fancy.
4217 Oak Lawn Avenue, 214-219-2201
5212 Marathon Avenue, 817-737-5212
4300 Lemmon Avenue, 214-528-9446 (Dallas)
1300 Houston Street, 817-350-4100 (Fort Worth)
2458 North Main Street, 817-624-3945
5330 Belt Line Road, 972-454-4417
6670 Winning Drive #400, 214-387-3333
2323 Olive Street, 972-490-9000 (Dallas)
812 Main Street, 817-877-3999 (Fort Worth)
8. Dunston'sThe Park Cities might have a reputation for bougie dining and expensive price tags; however, this laid-back steak house is budget friendly and heavy on the nostalgia. This is *that* place your dad used to come with his buddies and where he met your mom. It’s unassuming on the outside, but inside you’ll find a family friendly steak spot that has, what might just be, the best salad bar in Dallas. Yes, those into getting their greens, can do so the “old school” way.
5423 W Lovers Lane, 214-352-8320
9. III ForksYes, this is the restaurant you would see all over the American Airlines magazines “back in the day” when those existed (RIP). And to everyone’s delight, the food lives up to the hype. Perhaps in part due to the promise of only selecting 005 percent of the USDA Prime beef as acceptable, for serving to their guests. Start with a III Forks salad (toasted pecans, blue cheese, granny smith apples and maple pecan vinaigrette), ease into thing with calamari and shoot your shot with a USDA Prime bone-in ribeye. Sides include off-the-cob cream corn, sautéed mushrooms, and mashed potatoes. Fabulous in Frisco? Yes, yes indeed.
1303 Legacy Drive, 972-267-1776
10. KnifeThose that geek out over foodie facts will totally dig chef John Tesar’s restaurant inside of The Highland hotel that ages its steaks in a special chamber for up to 240 days. Did they say 240 days? Yes, 240 days! Most meats are sourced from 44 Farms (located deep in the heart of Texas) and are always grilled to perfection. Want to try something different? The bacon tasting and the yellowtail are real crowd pleasers. Pair that with a glass of vino, and it won’t take you very long at all to realize that this isn’t your everyday hotel hangout.
5300 East Mockingbird Lane, 214-443-9339
11. Nick & Sam'sCeleb sighting here, professional athletes there. This buzzy Uptown steakhouse has been the go-to spot to celebrate since 1999. Whether you’re enjoying a superior selection of Japanese Wagyu, sharing sushi with friends, or sipping on a glass of wine from the 500-bottle collection, guests can be sure they are enjoying the finer things in life. Go with “The Dirk”, a dry-aged 41-ounce tenderloin served with bone marrow gravy and divvy up the decadent sides to share. Our choices? Damn good fries, duck duck mac and the broccolini. This place is a party, so if you are not in the mood, we suggest looking elsewhere.
3008 Maple Avenue, 214-871-7444
10477 Lombardy Lane, 214-366-2000
13. Perry'sFancy new digs just off Klyde Warren Park gave Dallasites the excuse they needed to give this Texas steakhouse chain another try. And while it is best known for its pork chop Friday lunch, the steaks are nothing to shake your head at. And what is a steakhouse without its sides? An order of Perry’s signature fried asparagus topped with jumbo lump crab meat, loaded whipped potatoes, and the corn brûlée will make your day.
2100 Olive Street Suite #100, 214-855-5151 (Dallas)
14. Silver FoxLook, it can be hard to compete with the flashy steakhouses of Dallas, however, many say that true confidence is quiet. This steakhouse, with locations in Richardson and Fort Worth, is satisfying its customers with steaks and a veggie-heavy sides menu. The bar is always bustling, and this seems to be a go-to hot spot for those living near TCU and Colonial Country Club. In fact, you can host your book club here while sipping spicy strawberry margaritas—and you won’t be the only one doing it either.
3650 Shire Boulevard, 972-423-8121 (Richardson)
1651 South University Drive, 817-332-9060 (Fort Worth)
15. Wicked ButcherCOVID tried to spoil the swag of this swanky downtown Fort Worth restaurant, but it is reopened and ready to serve you a salty steak in the basement of the historic Sinclair Hotel. Start with freshly shucked oysters and Wicked Wedge and then go for the boneless rib eye. Don’t leave without a Wicked Sundae. Because who doesn’t love chocolate ice cream topped with caramel corn, brownie chunks, pecans, caramel, whipped cream and a cherry?
512 Main Street, 817-601-4621