Cuisine: American, Local Specialty, Steakhouse
Steakhouses: A longstanding favorite among A-list celebs and local luminaries, Al Biernat's impresses with top-notch service, an extensive wine list (650-selection) and a menu that keeps on giving. We're talking flawlessly executed steaks ranging from wet and dry-aged N.Y. strips to cowboy cut ribeyes, prime rib and melt-in-your-mouth Japanese A5 Kobe beef. And though steaks are the biggest draw, the restaurant also features everything from fresh seafood to wild game. Of course, your credit card is sure to get a battering here, but when you seek the best of the best, this is the place to go.
Oak Lawn's Best Restaurants: Enduringly popular with Dallas' movers and shakers, Al Biernat's has been a neighborhood stalwart for over 15 years. And there's as much buzz around the celebs who dine here as there is about the food. The attraction is a combination of faultless service, an extensive wine list (650-selection) and a menu that keeps on giving. The main event is the meat; all impeccably-sourced and flawlessly prepared. The selection covers the gamut from wet or dry aged N.Y. strips and cowboy cut ribeyes to prime rib, buffalo and melt-in-your-mouth Japanese A5 Kobe (priced at $30 an ounce). But the menu doesn't limit itself to beef alone, diners can also tuck into a medley of fresh seafood, fish, quail, and even indulge in Petrossian caviar. Of course, your credit card is sure to get a battering here, but it's an experience that every omnivore should have at least once.
4217 Oak Lawn Ave
Dallas, TX 75219
Steakhouses: "Score ½ price bar bites plus $2 off cocktails and wine during Happy Hour, from 3-7 p.m. Sunday-Friday."
Oak Lawn's Best Restaurants: "For something a little easier on the wallet, hit Al Biernat's during Happy Hour--weekdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.--when you can enjoy discounted drinks and bar bites (think mini beef Wellingtons and Wagyu angus sliders)for half-price."
Best for Steakhouses Because: Along with top-notch food, Al Biernat's is a good spot to spot celebrities.
Best for Oak Lawn's Best Restaurants Because: For sensational steaks in a swanky setting, Al Biernat's always delivers.