We’ve often wondered where the fine folks of Plano go for a nice night on the town. Well, mystery solved. They’re living it up at this spacious and swanky upscale steakhouse that took over the old Florida Seafood Grill space. On a recent Thursday night, the place was jumping, the bar filled with revelers enjoying live piano music over cocktails. In the dining room, tables were filled with famished families, cute couples, and off-the-clock businessmen feasting on steaks and myriad lobster dishes. We were surprised to see such a boring lineup of seafood entrées (only grilled yellow fin tuna, swordfish, and Atlantic salmon; pecan-crusted trout; steamed Alaska king crab; and fried or grilled shrimp), because owner Steve Fields is a Truluck’s alum. But we did try the pan-seared jumbo crab cake. With a generous filling of succulent crab and only a trace of breading, it was a great start. Prime bone-in ribeye, the king of cuts, was pure satisfaction, its charred exterior giving way to a deliciously marbled and tender medium-rare middle. The offensively crunchy crab-stuffed risotto on the lobster Carino was a disappointment, though the platter-size entrée was salvaged by fat lobster claws filled with sweet meat. Smashing sides included decadent creamed spinach and macaroni and cheese, studded with chunks of ham for extra depth of flavor. Surprisingly, skin-on smoked cheese mashed potatoes were a gummy mess, but the meal was saved by a slice—nay, a wedge—of homemade, four-layer chocolate caramel cake, which we sliced up five ways to spread the joy.
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