Highland Park's Best Restaurants: Celebrity chef John Tesar's swanky meat mecca inside the Highland Dallas hotel is an example of a steakhouse concept completely reinvented. Which means, not only can you dig into old school steaks like a 45-day dry-aged ribeye and filet au poivre, but you'll also find affordable new school cuts such as culottes, tri-tips, flat irons and chuck flaps. And if steak isn't your thing, the menu offers everything from an 18-hour braised crispy pig's head served with tortillas and salsa to oxtail ravioli, pepper-crusted tuna and whole roasted chicken. Burgers are equally worth pursuing, they're rated among some of the best in the state. This is definitely not a place to go with vegetarians in tow.
Steakhouses: Celebrity chef John Tesar's swanky meat mecca inside the Highland Dallas hotel is an example of a steakhouse concept completely reinvented. Sure, you can still find classic steaks like filet mignons and sirloins as well as a 32 ounce, 240-day aged Niman Ranch ribeye priced at $220. But not everything on the menu will burn a hole through your wallet. More affordable options include a flavorful lineup of new school cuts such as culottes, tri-tips, flat irons and chuck flaps which you can snag for around $30 a piece. Don't sleep on the burgers here either, they're rated among some of the best in the state.
Southern Methodist University's Best Restaurants: Celebrity chef John Tesar's swanky bastion of beef, inside the Highland Dallas hotel--has been the talk of the town since it opened in 2014. And there's a good reason for all the buzz: Knife serves up superbly flavorful meat, most of which has been dry-aged for 45 to 240 days. The menu features everything from steak tartar and blood sausage to crispy pigs head, Akaushi rib-eyes and rack of lamb. But, the real piéce de résistance is the 240-day aged Niman Ranch rib eye. It's a serious indulgence that comes with an equally serious $80 per inch price tag. Though, not everything on the menu will burn a hole through your wallet. Other beefy cuts, like culottes, tri tips, flat irons and chuck flaps will only set you back $25. And the burgers are outstanding too, plus the best one on the menu is priced at a mere $12. Be sure to save room for the molten caramel cake.
5300 E Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, TX 75206
Highland Park's Best Restaurants, Steakhouses: "Snag Mojitos for only $7 every Monday from 4-7 p.m."
Southern Methodist University's Best Restaurants: "A meal at Knife includes more than just what you order. It also includes complimentary crudites with house-made beef jerky, as well as a complimentary after dinner snack of mignardises (cookies, macarons and pate de fruit)."
Best for Highland Park's Best Restaurants Because: Knife is the perfect place to go when you're in the mood for a meat-up.
Best for Steakhouses Because: Knife is the ideal go-to option for an elevated dining experience that'll please a crowd.
Best for Southern Methodist University's Best Restaurants Because: Along with being one of Dallas' best steakhouses, Knife serves one of the best brunches in town.