Al Biernat's Prime Steak & Seafood
Old money, athletes, and visiting celebs rub elbows inside this luxe destination, where power lunches are a competitive sport and the service is always on point. You may spot some familiar faces at the Oak Lawn original or the new outpost in North Dallas, including Mr. Biernat himself, but after a few minutes of people-watching, give the menu your undivided attention. That’s where you’ll find a hunger-inducing selection of small plates, salads, sides, steaks, and seafood. Can’t decide? The Prime Cowboy Ribeye is a never-fail crowd-pleaser.
Local dining institution Al Biernat’s is a case study in elegance and sophisticated service, so in addition to beefy options you’ll find some impeccable seafood. The Osetra Caviar service is among the best in the city (add a shot of chilled vodka for the true experience) and a cooked-seafood appetizer platter that rivals its chilled seafood tower. For the best of everything, try the Air, Land, & Sea entrée featuring Texas quail, buffalo filet, tiger prawns, and diver scallops.
Al Biernat’s is an institution, but its patio is a product of COVID-era necessity. The outdoor addition is an elegant space befitting the classy establishment, replete with white tablecloths, plants, and a fountain. Enjoy a lazy brunch with Brioche French Toast, Eggs Benedict, and Mimosas, or host a power lunch over salads and sandwiches. Then take it up a notch come dinnertime with a Chilled Seafood Tower, a Tomahawk Ribeye, and a bottle of fine wine. Yes, you can do all those things indoors, but everything tastes better with a side of fresh air.