My family, visiting from the east coast, would like a "big Texas steak experience" when they are here for the holidays. As we recently moved to Dallas, we haven't explored steak extensively. Our parameters are pretty simple -- delicious steak, NOT A CHAIN, in Dallas (as opposed to the rest of the metroplex), and relaxed in dress code. As my brother said, they are seeking a Ruth's Chris/Morton's/The Palm kind of restaurant but specific to Texas. And he refuses to pack anything but jeans, so casual dress needs to be acceptable. Cost isn't too big of a deal.
Others have suggested Al Biernat's, Bob's Chophouse, III Forks and Del Frisco. What distinguishes these from each other? Any favorites among these? Any you would add? TIA!