Although Texas is officially opened back up for business, many people still find themselves in the habit of cooking their favorite meals at home. If you suddenly have a craving for a juicy perfectly-cooked steak, don’t just grab the first meat you find and toss it onto a plate. Put your heart and soul into it. Make it a ritual. Make it as close to a Downtown experience as you can.
At Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide the ultimate Downtown Dallas steakhouse experience.
Our doors are always open for a visit, but if you really want to cook your steak at home for the time being, here are our six steps to a successful night in.
Step 1: Buy a Dallas Steakhouse-Style Cut of Beef
You don’t have to hunt down a hunk of Wagyu to have a perfect-tasting steak. A great steak is a science and really lies in the amount of marbling present in the meat.
Skip ahead of the sirloins and strips. They’re great, but if you are going for the steakhouse experience, we say, go all out.
The best cut that we can recommend you pick up for an at-home meal is a fat and juicy Ribeye. This cut may still cost a pretty penny but trust us when we say that if cooked to perfection, this center-cut of beef will leave you in complete silence as you revel in its juices and flavors.
Step 2: Create Your Own “Wine Menu”
At Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse, we have an extensive wine list that has selections that pair perfectly with any meal we serve. However, we are wine collectors and understand that you may be on a budget and have already spent some good money on a great steak.
We’ll make your “wine menu” easy for you. If you’re a traditional wine drinker, pick out a hearty Cabernet. Or, if you like a sweeter wine and want to mix those flavors with your savory steak, a Zinfandel will do the trick.
As long as it’s red and you enjoy it, you can’t go wrong. Trust us, we’re professionals!
Step 3: Consider Some Dallas Steakhouse Appetizers
If you are planning a special occasion with a significant other, why not go all out and try your hand at a steakhouse appetizer. We’ll even give you the cheat sheets!
Whether you want to impress with our Gouda Mac-N-Cheese or spice up your vegetables with a bowl of our signature Bourbon Cream Corn, our Chef, Tony Street, has your back with an assortment of recipes only offered to true steakhouse aficionados.
Step 4: Set the Scene
We believe that a great ambiance can make a meal perfect. You’ve come this far, so why stop now?
Light some candles, dim the lights and put on your favorite relaxing album. Even if you’re serving dinner for one, it’s always best to treat yourself when the opportunity arises.
Step 6: Always Have Dessert Ready
End the night right with a tasty sweet. We like to serve our Jack Daniels Pecan Pie or Y.O. Bread Pudding, but you can plate anything that suits your fancy.
No matter what, though, don’t skip this step. We promise that once you’ve completed your full course of a steakhouse experience, your dessert cravings will be completely at peace.
Still in Doubt? Experience the Real Deal at Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse
If those steps seemed a little daunting, that’s okay! Perfecting a steakhouse-style routine takes practice. We say what better place to get your practice in than at Dallas’ own Y.O. Ranch Steakhouse.
We are the epitome of what the Texas steakhouse represents and can offer you and your party a safe, delicious, and memorable experience. Make your reservation at our table today and find out why we are the best steakhouse in Dallas.