A downtown mainstay for more than two decades, the ranch-spirited steakhouse keeps playing its greatest hits while mixing in new (and less classically Texan) dishes. The timeless treasure that is carne asada continues to be a winner, thanks to tender seared sirloin generously topped by two flawless enchiladas pouring forth a river of white Mexican cheeses from rolled corn tortillas. The cracked-pepper cream gravy nears perfection on the plate laden with an enormous crunchy-crusted chicken-fried steak, and the jalapeño-cheddar grits continue to be worth the trip alone. The unexpected delight of late is the nightly fish special; a recent success was a juicy piece of seared cod, blackened in a paprika-garlic-chile rub balanced beautifully by pineapple-mango salsa tarted up with vinegar and mellowed with honey. Book a rooftop table for a spectacular view of the night lights.
City: Fort Worth