I’ve been wanting to write about Four Winds Steakhouse for months now, ever since our first visit last October when we celebrated our anniversary. (Unfortunately, I didn’t have my camera with me during that visit. Fortunately, that just meant I had to make another trip asap.) That meal, along with our most recent visit, ranked as one of the best I’ve ever had. The steak, the sides, the dessert… it was all phenomenal.
Four Winds is located in the ranch house of former Dallas Cowboy Lee Roy Jordan, nestled amongst 1,100 acres of old oaks and overlooking a small pond. The dining room features oversized windows that look out to the gorgeous scenery surrounding the restaurant. There isn’t a bad seat in the house.
We began with the Grilled Goat Cheese appetizer- creamy, warm goat cheese wrapped in grape leaves with a red pepper pesto and buttery crostini. It is to die for. I have to force myself to stop; I could make a meal out of this alone! It is just as delicious warmed in the microwave the next morning. When they package it up for you to take home, the server always adds a few extra crostini as well.
I chose the 12oz New York Strip, cooked medium well. I like just a little pink in the center. The steaks are cut and fired when ordered. Every bite just melts in your mouth. The outer crust is perfectly cooked and full of flavor.
Sides are served family style by your wait staff- and the portions are generous. We go with the whipped Yukon gold potatoes and creamed corn. The creamed corn is the best I’ve ever had. It was so delicious, I immediately tried to replicate it at home. (This Creamed Corn recipe was the result.)
James ordered a side of mushrooms and onions, which he immediately smothered his 12oz Ribeye with. He prefers his cooked medium rare and it always comes out just as perfectly as my strip. (He has also tried the Sugar Cured Pork Chops – they did not disappoint either.)
Once again, we stop try to ourselves about 2/3 of the way through and save some for breakfast. (Steak and eggs- yes, please!) This also allows us the tiniest bit of room for dessert. I am a sucker for the Creme Brûlée so I tend to choose this every time, but their other dessert options sound just as amazing.
James finished his meal with a smooth glass of 20 year port and a slice of the strawberry cheesecake. The cheesecake was some of the best I’ve had. The strawberry sauce was divine.
Five Stars for Four Winds Steakhouse. I’ve been to several nice steakhouses throughout the DFW area, but the meals I’ve had at Four Winds, in the small town of 3500 people, outshine any that I’ve had anywhere else.