On opening Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House in 1993, Richard Chamberlain took to heart the staple cuisine of his native state. The specialty of the house, prime steak, has the bold flavors for which Chamberlain’s reputation has been built. Shortly after opening, Chamberlain’s Steak and Chop House was named one of the country’s top new restaurants of 1993 by Bon Appetite magazine. Chamberlain’s has been a “D-Best” in D Magazine since 1998 and in 2013 was named a top 100 restaurant in Dallas. From 2000-2007, Chamberlain’s has received an “Award of Excellence” by Wine Spectator. In 2005 and 2007 Citysearch voted the restaurant “Best Steak” and in 2007 “Best Business Dining”.
In August of 2001, Richard opened his second restaurant, Chamberlain’s Fish Market Grill to rave reviews. Relying on some of the world’s finest seafood, the restaurant has been revered as the “Best Seafood Restaurant in Dallas” by Dallas Observer, a “Top Ten New Restaurant of 2001” by Jim White’s KRLD Restaurant Show, and D Magazine proclaimed, “Exquisitely prepared seafood and steaks.” AOL City Guide and Citysearch name them “Best Seafood” in 2007.
Chef Chamberlain has also released a cookbook titled “The Healthy Beef Cookbook” in which he partnered with the National Cattleman’s Beef Association and The American Dietitian Association with Co-Author Betsy Hornick, a registered dietitian.
Chef Chamberlain attended the culinary arts program at El Centro College in Dallas while simultaneously working at The Mansion on Turtle Creek. Currently he serves on the board of the Dallas chapter of the American Heart Association. His continued involvement as lead chef in Cotes du Coeur, the American Heart Association’s main fundraiser, has helped raise significant funds for their cause.
His favorite things include volunteer work and spending time with his wife Lisa, daughter Victoria and son Stephen.