Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Pappas Bros is a high-end steakhouse that has every cut of steak that you could ever want. Its well-rounded menu also includes seafood, delicious veggies, and appetizers like the bacon-wrapped scallops. Another huge draw besides the meat is the wine list and onsite Master Sommelier Barbara Werley’s award-winning expertise to guide you.
It’s not difficult to suss out a quiet corner in one of the multiple dining rooms at Pappas Bros., but ask for a table in the fireplace room for an added bit of ambiance. As you’d expect from a Texas steakhouse, portions run on the massive side, so consider sharing a main course and several sides so you have room for a slab of Chocolate Midnight Cake—even if it’s only 10 pm.
Pappas Bros. keeps its dry-aging process written down and stored securely in a safe, going so far as to hire butchers to break down each cut inhouse—that should tell you just how seriously they take their meat inside this Texas treasure. The straightforward menu features steaks front-and-center, from simple filets to bone-in strips, expertly seasoned with kosher salt, black pepper, and butter. Whatever you order, you’ll want to pair it with wine—the restaurant’s list is 3,500 bottles strong.