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Steve Field’s Steak and Lobster Lounge

Location: Plano
Service: Good
Go there again?: Probably not.

My sister placed a reservation at this place for my birthday dinner tonight. Incidentally, they extended the Restaurant Week menu so we were able to take advantage of it. Unfortunately things didn’t fair so well after that. The appetizers (Crab Cake and Calamari) were decent enough, and the salads were well prepared. However when it came time for the main course, I was very disappointed. The place claims to be a steakhouse. With aged prime grade beef. It fell quite short in my opinion. I had their prime rib, which really didn’t have any merit being called prime rib. If it’s not even in the same ballpark as Lawry’s, then they shouldn’t dare charge nearly the same prices. The meat just didn’t have much flavor. When I had a bite of the crust, it was overly salty and gave me the impression that they didn’t let it marinate it very long at all. The au jus barely hinted at the flavor of prime rib. My sister’s filet mignon was no better. Granted, filet is a very lean cut, but there simply wasn’t much depth to it. I’m also not a big fan of their broiler technique. If I were to have a steakhouse, steaks would be grilled, not over broiled. It might be more consistent, but just not as flavorful. Fortunately the dessert chef was competent enough. All three desserts (cheesecake, chocolate cake, crème brule) were very tasty. The waitstaff was amicable enough to deduct the charge for my portion of the meal, but unfortunately that doesn’t make up for the poor main course.

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Perry’s

Location: Uptown Dallas
Service: Good
Go there again?: Yes

ACouple of friends took me to this steakhouse for Restaurant Week. Atmosphere was semi-formal and quite dimmly lit. The food was quite good, well worth the $35 asking price. The main course was a prime ribeye, ordered rare. The cut of meat was quite good, however I was expecting a bit more char on the outside. Wine pairings matched well with the three courses. Overall a pretty decent place. Pricy. Thanks for dinner guys!

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