Running a Houston-based company with over 80 restaurants covering a variety of cuisines, the Pappas brothers clearly know what they're doing, and their take on the high-end steakhouse is about as great as you'd expect. The USDA Prime beef, dry aged in house, is the big draw, but the preparations of Maine lobster and Gulf seafood —especially the bacon-wrapped scallops—are also excellent. It's a classy setting, with red leather booths in a warm, wood-lined dining room. A cozy bar boasts a deep stock of rare single malts, and recently expanded its cocktail menu to include specialty drinks—try the Esquire 45—along with classics such as mint juleps and Pimm's Cups. The wine list is a perennial award winner, featuring a mind-boggling selection of 2,300 wines from all over the globe. Consider splitting dessert—they're huge.