Pappa's is one of several top-notch steak places in Dallas. We go here annually with a group of friends during Restaurant Week, and I've been on one other occasion as well. I wanted to give this place 5 stars, but as I thought about the review I'd write, I couldn't come up with anything that really set it apart from other steak houses. I travel frequently for business, and the wonder of the corporate card has allowed me to visit several top steak places in cities across the country. My overwhelming opinion is that 1) they are all mostly the same, and 2) they are all mostly over priced. From a VALUE perspective, I think on an average night I prefer to buy a nice piece of meat and grill it myself. A chef probably does a better job, but when the $100/person tab arrives, I have to question whether it was worth it. There is something to be said for the service, ambiance, etc of a nice steakhouse vs my dining room, of course, which makes the occasional visit a treat.
Pappas can easily be lumped in with the competition. The food is great, the service is above reproach, and the ambiance is everything it should be. Check, check, check. I also like the feeling that it is unique - you can get Ruth's Chris or Capitol Grill anywhere, but Pappas is one of a kind. Of course, there are about 5 other places in Dallas that have that same pedigree.
As I said we do go here once a year, and if you can get a table during Restaurant Week it is a great value. But I feel like we could go to 2-3 other places as our "tradition" and it would be just as good.
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