Dallas >Food & Dining > Bob's Steak & Chop House - Dallas
4300 Lemmon Ave, Dallas, TX | Directions 7521932.817164 -96.811122
Dinner Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 5:00PM to 10:00PM, Fri, Sat 5:00PM to 11:00PM, Sun Closed; Lunch Closed
Neighborhoods: Oak Lawn
Disappointed to say the least – I've read about Bob's being the "Top 5" steakhouses for years. So decided to try it one night. It seemed like a very hip place/atmosphere, but not very quiet b/c there was obviously a party going on with loud heckling and grunts in the private room. I ordered the filet medium rare and it came out with a blackend overseared crusted top. I'm used to having a steak "grilled" either on gas or woodchips. But this steak was just put on pan/flat surface cooker and over-seared. Then there's this 10 foot long carrot that has no business being there. Kinda looked like something else ifyou know what I mean.
Mediocre and Pricey – Some places are worth the money and the wait, this restaurant is not one of them. Living only two blocks from Bob's on Lemmon, I've visited the restaurant like a guy going back to his ex-gf, maybe this time things will be better. I think the ambiance is as upscale as a Steak & Ale and the service is average. One time I ordered a steak that came with a hockey puck sized piece detached from the main steak, cooked well done, and looked as if it were nuked in the microwave. I expressed my concern with the waitress who promptly brought the manager to the table. The manager acted as if I were being picky, but quietly complied with my wishes. I simply asked if I could get a steak cooked medium without the funny looking detached piece. Upon suggestion from the manager, I changed my order to their signature steak, the "Cote d'Boef," a large bone-in ribeye. The steak was brought out sizzling and hot, though when the manager asked that I cut into the steak to verify it was to my liking, it spewed hot bl00d and pooled up on my plate. So they went back and cooked it until it was a nice medium. Generally, the steakhouse operates well enough not to generate any complaints, although the food and service has been unremarkable the 5 times I've been there. Also, their steaks always leave me with a heavy and sick feeling...this is coming from a guy that loves to down a Lawry's Diamond Jim prime rib with wreckless abandon.
Horrible food, horrible noise – We went to Bob's because of its review on city search. They couldn't be more wrong. The place was overcrowded, noisy and the food was horrible. I ordered a steak medium rare and they brought out a hockey puck. When I complained about it, they said thats how they cook them. It is overpriced, no ambiance, and not a good place for a quiet dinner. The only good thing is the cigar bar, which if your not eating is great.
Frat party without the beer kegs – Okay, they have better food than my fraternity in college, but Mi gosh it was LOUD! On separate occasions I entertained clients there and could hardly hear what they were saying because of the din. It was overwhelming, and affected our experience each time. Food overall not bad, service not bad, but the atmosphere blew it for me. For the prices we pay for a fine dining experience, in my opinion, it needs to be a bit more tranquil. Won't go back.
Living on their reputation – Even with a reservation we had to wait 30 minutes for our table. Service was adequate, but not what you would expect for the prices they charge. Had to send one steak back for additional cooking. One steak was certainly not a prime piece of beef, as it was rather string like for a fillet. With all the steak house choices in Dallas this will not be very high on my list.
Great atmosphere – Awesome service beginning with the Valet's. Great Martini's (Especially with the bleu cheese stuffed olives) and awesome Steaks. Try it, you will agree.
Simply the best... – I've had the pleasaure of meeting Bob Sambol several times and he simply has the best steak in Dallas...period. I always order the Fillet Mignon and it is large enough to share with my wife (and we do). The glazed carrot is awsome as are the signature potatoes with gravy. Dallas has many high-end steak houses and Bob's Steak & Chophouse rates as the best in my book.
All around first-rate experience – Bob's was recommended by the concierge at an upscale downtown hotel and I can see why. As a frequenter of Ruth's Chris and Mortons establishments across the country, I can say without reservation that Bob's is head-and-shoulders above those benchmarks. The service was first-rate, the menu was well rounded and the food was quite simply superior. I've seen reviews here that harp on the relaxed atmosphere and TV sports (both of which most humans prefer these days, by the way). If you can overlook those twin 'evils', the bottom line is that you'll get a steak that is as good as any in the Dallas area, if not the world, and you have a good time doing it at Bob's.
you're kidding – the worst rib-eye in texas. inedible.
poor service, poor sides, poor experience.
one of the four of us(2 l.a.-2 nyc) liked this little gem--3 thought it wasn't fit for fido.
you can do plenty better in dallas. pass on this joke.
Overrated, Overpriced, Over and Out!` – Waste of money! Bob's is proof that airline magazine steak lists are paid advertisements.
Our steaks were fair, properly cooked but not of high quality. The manager never came by, service was average, and the food was not worth remembering. Prices were ridiculously high, the menu was unimaginative (menu and prices are online), and the atmosphere was dark and ancient. We couldn't wait to finish our meal and go elsewhere for dessert. When you visit their own website and read the reviews you will notice that most are 2-5 years old, maybe they were good once, but not now! We eat at high end steak houses often (Morton's, Ruth's Chris, etc), but even mid range chains, ie..Friday's, Chili's, Outback, and Saltgrass would have been an improvement on our meal. Save yourself the trouble , aggravation, and the $$, and go someplace else. Wish somebody had posted this before we visited!
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