We have lofts, DART rail, and high-rise hotels. But for an authentic urban experience, nothing beats The Palm, which came in at No. 17 in our 2011 Best Steakhouses issue. The bone-in rib-eye is almost 2 inches thick with a gorgeous black char and lots of salt and pepper, and the room’s vibe is 100 percent casual, brash, and big-city. Avoid the soggy asparagus and sad hearts of palm salad unless you cherish disappointment.