Pappas Bros. Steakhouse
Palm trees and well-maintained grounds make for an old-school feel, like a country club that’s open to the public. Settle in and ask the master som’s suggestion; the wine list is one of the best in the country. As you would expect, most of the steaks are USDA Prime, and all are beautifully executed; even a lean cut like filet mignon is superb. But the kitchen does equally well with fish. Broiled Atlantic salmon had a lovely delicate crust and came sided by jumbo lump crab, shrimp, capers, and tomatoes in an opulent white wine sauce. Sides—like creamed spinach with a crispy topping and a ton of garlic—don’t stray far from the steakhouse norm, but you’re not here for cutting-edge cuisine. Tycoons (and their companions) will be glad to know there is an open patio for cigar smoking.