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Steakhouse for serious business meeting, $$ no object

SerendipitouslyNG Jan 22, 2008 09:39 AM

So I need a really good steakhouse in the DFW area, closer to the airport is preferable for a big deal business meeting. A seal-the-deal kind of place for big-wigs with good food, atmosphere, the works. Any suggestions? This is for this week!!

Thanks!!

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    mikefoody Jan 24, 2008 07:17 AM

    I'm a Houstonian but also want to suggest Pappa's.

    Among Houston's dozen or so ultra-premium steakhouses, I and many, many other people consider Pappa's the best. In addition to superb food (which most of their competitors offer) and a good ambience for business meetings, they consistently provide a "Wow! Still talking about it the next day" level of service. That's the perfect environment for an important meeting.

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      thedoorchick Jan 24, 2008 05:15 AM

      I would not hesitate to go to Pappas in this situation. I would stay away from anywhere in the Uptown area, most of those are too trendy (Nick & Sam's, etc). Also, I would not go to Bob's; while it's great food and lots of business meals happen there, it's just too darned loud to have a serious conversation.

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        Scagnetti Jan 24, 2008 07:43 AM

        I will never go back to Bob's for that reason. It's a zoo.

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          foodbevlaw Jan 24, 2008 07:55 AM

          ...and, according to the definition above, Bob's, too, is a "chain."

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            Scagnetti Jan 24, 2008 10:21 AM

            Correct you are!

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        steakhousematt Jan 23, 2008 10:52 AM

        Please people. Pappas is a great stakhouse, but it's a freakin chain. Need we say more. Head over to Perry's at routh and Cedar Springs. Only 20 minutes from the airport without the chain atmosphere or upselling. They also have an extensive seafood selection for those non-steak lovers.

        www.perrys-dallas.com

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          Scagnetti Jan 23, 2008 12:31 PM

          A freakin chain of two steakhouses!

          I've eaten at Perry's and it is at best a middle of the pack resto amongst the high end steakhouses. I've always thought it benefited greatly from its location.

          1. re: steakhousematt
            iluvtennis Jan 23, 2008 01:01 PM

            There are some extremely nice restaurants that would fit your definition of a "chain."

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              Analisas mom Jan 23, 2008 02:32 PM

              There is also old Hickory steak house at the Gaylord Hotel which is 10 min. from the airport. That is a very classy and upscale atmosphere and extremely good.

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            Epicurious Esquire Jan 22, 2008 07:18 PM

            Make sure to ask for Barbara Worley to assist with your wines. She is one of only 2 Master Sommeliers working in Texas (Guy Stout is the other).

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              iluvtennis Jan 23, 2008 06:53 AM

              Here's more info on their Master Sommelier and links to a couple of reviews.

              http://www.dmagazine.com/ME2/dirmod.asp?sid=&nm=&type=MultiPublishing&mod=PublishingTitles&mid=7155F7796F354F21B1183937D847D6DF&tier=4&id=C475070858C041D98FBCABC246664A14

              http://www.guidelive.com/portal/page?_pageid=33,97400&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&item_id=4496

              http://restaurants.dallasobserver.com...

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              Dominic Jan 22, 2008 01:23 PM

              Pappas Bros. Can't go wrong.

              1. iluvtennis Jan 22, 2008 11:09 AM

                Absolutely agree on the Pappas suggestions.

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                  foodbevlaw Jan 22, 2008 10:40 AM

                  I second Pappas Bros. due both to its proximity to the airports and its fine food/wine list. Texas Monthly Magazine recently rated it the top steakhouse in Texas.

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                    Jayzee Jan 22, 2008 09:47 AM

                    I would go to Pappas Brothers Steakhouse, it is about a 15 minute trip from the airport. Ask to sit in the Wine Room.

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