Since 1984, this white-tablecloth hotspot has been a downtown dining destination beneath Lincoln Plaza. Hand-cut Italian Carrera marble, dark-wood paneling, leather, gas lamp, a water wall and its location – below street level – give Dakota's an oasis touch. There is an air of exclusivity to the place; it's not everyday one gets to ride a glass-canopy elevator. In 2019, this spot closed and a new owner swooped in and saved the place, with all the original charm kept intact. Chef Ji Kang has added a few more seafood and vegetable options to the menu, but in its bones it will always be an iconic Dallas steakhouse.