Monday, 15 December 2008
10477 Lombardy Lane
Dallas, TX 75220
When it comes to Texas it's either the steaks, BBQ, or tex mex cooking in the kitchen. I was told by a couple friends that Pappas Bros was good. A couple web site reviews said it was good. And they weren't opened Sundays, just like all fancy restaurants. So when I had a chance on a Friday, we went over to Pappas Bros. to try out the now famous steaks:
The bar was very crowded with people waiting for tables:
We had a reservation and still had to wait an hour like everyone else. And this was at 9pm.
I ordered a jumbo lumb crab cake to hold our stomachs over:
Really nice looking steaks sorted by type:
I really like the look of those New Yorks.
You can see the kitchen staff preparing food.
Steakhouse salad - Field greens, sliced apples & oranges with Roquefort cheese & candied almonds:
A really light salad that didn't do much for me but I really wanted some greens to offset the red I'll be having soon.
Prime New York Strip:
I got my steak prepared medium rare and it turned out exactly that way. It's a over $30 steak that wasn't that special. It tasted like steak you could get at The Keg.
The long wait and over hype of Pappa Bros. Steakhouse really didn't meet my expectations. I was more impressed with their family of seafood restaurants, Pappadeaux, than their steak restaurant. Everyone at the restaurant was dressed well in business casual. The staff were nice but didn't really go out of their way in service. There were no suggestions, no real conversation, and we didn't see our server that often. It was nothing close to the service you get at North 44. We also had a really tight seat by the door in a really narrow walkway. It's a nice place but I prefer the steaks and service at III Forks over Pappas Bros. With so many better steak restaurants in Dallas to choose from, it's hard to recommend Pappas Bros.
Eric Tummy Points: 3 out of 5