It's always busy, even in midafternoon, and now we know why. This upscale American chain does everything just right, from excellent steaks to melt-in-your-mouth pork ribs and inventive starters, such as the New Mexico City-style soup (which is served on Sundays only). Don't skip the salads, which are outstanding. Many of the entrées come with delectable skins-on, thin-cut french fries sprinkled with seasoning salt. This is a perfect place to take finicky friends; the menu has a few nods to the adventurous but amply satisfies the discriminating carnivore. Clubby, wood-paneled surroundings and polished service. The only drawback--and it's a significant one, given the crowds--is the no-reservations policy.
5318 Belt Line Road