At Chop House Steak & Seafood, head chef Kenny Mills relies on the skills he's learned throughout his eclectic career, which included a stint operating the healthy, organic Natura Cafe in Uptown Dallas, as well as stops at steakhouses in Denver, Fort Worth, and DC. The menu reflects the chef's extensive experience with simple, yet elegant dishes, such as slow-smoked prime rib, Cajun rib eyes, mesquite-grilled salmon over lemon couscous, and tuna tartare tostadas.
Set just across the street from the UT–Arlington Mavericks' baseball field, Atomic Subs & Wings dons a lively, sports-themed atmosphere, indulging diners with savory American cuisine and wings slathered in homemade sauces. Pay tribute to favorite teams or celebrated outlaws by noshing the Maverick, a loaf of white bread brimming with a half-pound of feisty rib-eye steak, italian sausage, and capicola ($5.99 for a small, $11.99 for a large). Gravity-marooned snackers can don the specialty wings, which feature eight flavors, including the feisty Hellfire wings and the garlic and parmesan-garnished Rockstar ($16.29 for 24). Live music fosters a festive atmosphere and competitive chicken dance-offs on the weekends.
Modeled on England's famed watering holes, Baker St. Pub & Grill greets visitors with a softly lit atmosphere, age-darkened wood, and ceilings adorned with anglophilic knickknacks. Classic Britannic drinks such as Guinness and Strongbow Cider flow from the bar's taps, joined by New Belgium, Fat Tire, and other American craft brews. Guests can pair their brew with something from the pub menu, featuring Welsh rarebit sandwiches, bangers and mash, and shepherd's pie. Fish and chips come in classic form, or potato crusted. Those looking to sink their teeth into homegrown specialties can order a juicy sirloin burger or spicy chicken wings.
The house chefs at Blaze's Sports Grill specialize in transforming the recipes that filled lunch boxes in elementary school, revamping them to give the dishes a gourmet twist. They dip corndogs in a candied jalapeno cornmeal batter, while upgrading the classic PB&J with a blanket of marshmallow cream. Thick slices of mozzarella and American cheese top the bologna sandwiches, while burgers come topped with everything from peanut butter and bacon to avocado, cheeses, ham, and salsa. Signature dishes include lobster mac and cheese casserole and the mac daddy sliders; while new menu items like gringo lobster nachos, a full pound of shrimp in the peel and eatz, and frito bandito are soon to be favorites. Even the drinks have a nostalgic charm, with staff filling fish bowls with rums and juices or creating their own homemade wine coolers from flavored vodka, fruit liqueurs, and Sprite. The atmosphere encourages guests to linger with friends or willing mailmen until the game ends, or stay for Friday night festivities of live bands.
Beneath glittering rows of crystal ropes that hang from the ceiling, the blue, green, and purple tones of Hydro Bar & Grill bathe visitors in a cool light. Get a well drink at the bar or take a seat to puff on one of many hookahs. Browsing is encouraged, whether you're looking at a menu of edibles from the full kitchen or websites courtesy of Hydro's free WiFi. Before 10 p.m., Hydro is open to patrons aged 18 and older; after that time, you must be 21 to enter.
At BoomerJack's Grill & Bar, diners feast on spicy and savory dishes, complemented by refreshing drinks and the frequent shouts of cheering sports fans. Appetizers include hand-battered and fried mushrooms, pickles, and the restaurant’s eponymous Boomer chips, freshly sliced jalapeños served with a homemade sauce. Chefs also sculpt a half pound of ground beef into a behemoth of a burger, adorned with aged cheddar or blue cheese crumbles. Lemon pepper or Cajun seasoning spices up a fillet of farm-raised catfish, while grilled peppers and onions top Ray’s sizzling sausage sandwich made from ground filet mignon and pork.