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About

Culinary


WHAT MAKES OUR CLASSIC APPROACH SO SPECIAL

We believe the best steaks come from the best cut and quality. That’s why we get all of our beef fresh from renowned beef purveyors, Allen Brothers. Each cut is corn and grain fed USDA Prime steak that our chef handpicks. Each steak is aged for a minimum of 28 days for a perfectly tender, juicy bite every time.

It is our goal to give you a great meal every time you join us for lunch or dinner. We update our menu twice a year so each time you dine with us you experience fresh flavors that go with every season.

The Wine Room

No steak is complete without the compliment of a great wine. Our extensive wine list is updated every two weeks to offer great wines from our favorite vineyards.

THE STORY BELOW THE STREET

Dakota’s Steakhouse was established in 1984 and has been a downtown Dallas dining icon for over 30 years. Dakota’s unique underground location has an interesting story behind it. The site was once occupied by the First Dallas Baptist Church, who put a legally binding clause in the deed that prohibits any future owner from selling alcohol on former church grounds. When they bought the property, Lincoln Property Company was determined to have a restaurant to anchor their international headquarters. They discovered that “on the grounds” does not include “below ground,” so they excavated the land and placed their restaurant 18 feet below street grade.

The Elevator

The Dakota’s experience begins in the elevator. Customers ride down to Dakota's in a canopied glass elevator accessed from street level that overlooks the 1,800 square-foot subterranean courtyard. This cool oasis is complete with a 5-tiered granite water wall, multi-tiered landscaping, lava rock fire pit and black granite bar. Dakota's below-ground patio has long been considered one of the city's most romantic dining spots.