Unlike visiting a new neighbor’s house, visiting a steak house comes with a virtual guarantee that you’ll be welcomed, fed, and trusted with knives. Make a hunger-halting house call with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of steaks, seafood, and drinks at DC Steak House in Chandler.
DC Steak House boasts a flavorful menu of expertly prepared steaks and tasty nautical treasures. Warm up taste buds with the fried eggplant ($8), served with marinara dipping sauce to help train for mini-slam-dunk competitions, or electrify a sleeping appetite with an order of mild, hot, or barbecue-flavored wings ($7). Once primed, hang a fang on a 6-ounce filet ($21) or 10-ounce new york strip ($26) which, like the Hamburglar under interrogation, is well seasoned and expertly grilled. Patrons can also gravitate toward nonsteak dishes such as the pound of pork baby-back ribs ($23), baked Icelandic cod ($20), or Alaskan king-crab legs ($38). All entrees come with fresh bread and a house salad, plus your choice of baked potato or french fries.
DC Steak House stakes out a home amid the independent boutiques and galleries of historic Chandler. Visitors enter the restaurant to nostalgic murals of Chandler's storied past. Those who came without their pearls or porkpie hats can accompany the vintage ambience with an evocative bottle of wine from DC Steak House's eight-category lineup. Sip a glass of chardonnay from Nathanson Creek ($6), the house wine, or soak into a glass of Clos du Bois cabernet from Sonoma ($10).
DC Steak House
Instead of frittering away quarters at the arcade like most boys his age, Dean Laplant began learning his trade at age 13 by working the grill at his parents' steak house. He went on to open his own steak house in Wisconsin at the young age of 28, and later moved to Chandler to start DC Steak House, where he channels his years of experience into effortlessly preparing a menu of fine steaks, seafood, and chops.
Dean's wife, Lori, adorned the dining-room walls of DC Steak House's 100-year-old building in vivid murals that depict the local area's rich history. These elegant murals, along with soft hanging lights and white tablecloths, create a dining atmosphere more comfortable than a sofa stuffed with cotton candy. Patrons exit the restaurant into Chandler's bustling downtown square filled with shops and home to a variety of seasonal festivals.