Nick & Sam's - Dallas
One half of this popular Dallas eatery is named in honor of owner Philip Romano's son Nick. The other half pays homage to another young man named Sam. And while Nick & Sam's sounds like it might be an Italian-focused eatery, it is 100 percent steakhouse with sushi in the mix.
Nick & Sam's was founded in 1999 by Romano, who's had extensive experience in concepting, designing and managing highly successful and original restaurant operations throughout the United States. Over time, it's become one of Dallas' most popular dining destinations, and specializes in prime steaks, chops and seafood.
Some of the best seller on the menu: a 16-ounce prime bone-in filet, dry-aged "long bone" Cowboy with black truffle butter and fried lobster, which comes with assorted dipping sauces.