By Lynn Marie
Walking into a fine dining establishment instantly puts me in a fabulous mood. Chamberlain's is a premium steak restaurant and set in a shopping center in Addison, Texas.
Though best known for its steaks, Chamberlain's menu includes a variety of seafood and salads as well. The restaurant is elegant and offers spectacular food and service.
America loves its red meat, (especially in Dallas) the US consumes more red meat than any other country in the world. With so many top-notch steakhouses across the US, there is no wonder why Americans are hooked on red meat.
When I stepped inside, the greeting was warm and the bar friendly. All in all, it seemed an excellent evening was in store.
Chamberlain's spares no expense in their selection of fine meats and fish and it shows. A must for anyone who enjoys the finer things in life and a must for that special occasion whenever it calls for this kind of dining.
Service was marvelous, highly professional and attentive friendly but not encumbering.
Some of the highlights on the menu include the fresh mozzarella marinated tomatoes basil and aged balsamic; Lump Crab Cake Victoria with Southern Pecan Slaw, Asparagus hollandaise and the sautéed mushrooms marsala.
The meat is a red-meat lovers dream; cooked oh so perfect however that may be for you.
Considered one of America's leading chefs, Richard is the owner of Chamberlain's Steak and Chophouse in Dallas - named one of Bon Appetite's top new restaurants shortly after opening in 1993.
Since then, both he and the restaurant have garnered stellar reviews and accolades from premier publications such as Gourmet and Zagat Guide.
Richard followed this success by opening the award-winning Fish Market Grill in Dallas and Tarragon at Elk Mountain, an ultra luxury resort in Colorado. In 2005, The Renaissance Las Vegas and Chef Richard Chamberlain partnered for the opening of ENVY The Steakhouse - one of the most exclusive steakhouses in the Las Vegas area.
Prior to opening his own restaurants, Chef Chamberlain spent three years as the executive chef of the exclusive Little Nell Hotel in Aspen, where he received national attention for pioneering American Alpine cooking.
At this time he was recognized as one of the best chefs in the country by the James Beard Foundation. Richard has also served as executive chef at San Simeon Restaurant and Ratcliff's both in Dallas; as well as executive sous chef at the world famous Hotel Bel-Air in Los Angeles; and sous chef under Dean Fearing at the Mansion at Turtle Creek.
Honors bestowed upon Chamberlain's Steak & Chop House include:
- One of the Top New Restaurants of 1993 (Bon Appetite magazine)
- One of "America's Top Tables" (Gourmet magazine)
- Top 10 Steakhouses in Texas (Texas Monthly magazine)
- 4-time "Award of Excellence" winner (Wine Spectator magazine)
- A "Best in Dallas" Steakhouse (Dallas Morning News)
Chamberlain's Steak and Chop House is located at 5330 Belt Line Road Addison; 972.934.2467; www.chamberlainsrestaurant.com; hours: Monday-Friday 5 to 10 p.m., Saturday 5 to 10:30 p.m., Sunday 5 to 9 p.m.
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