Steve Fields Steak & Lobster Lounge at Park & Preston in Plano is serving its last dinner on Sept. 1.
The restaurant is closing after 14 years, owner Steve Fields confirms by phone.
Fields is a veteran restaurateur, having opened his eponymous restaurant after operating Truluck's restaurants in Addison and Uptown Dallas for more than two decades. In the '80s, he opened a nightclub called Studebaker's and an entertainment complex called Dallas Alley.
Fields says they sold the Steve Fields building in Plano about five years ago. "We were going to stay another year," he says, thinking back, "and then sales actually went up that first year."
Five years later, it's time to move on, he says.
"Normally, we would never give much of a notice closing a nightclub. A restaurant? We have very loyal staff that's been with me for a long time. They have known for a little while. They want to stick it out to the end. So I thought we'd announce it."
In a Dallas Morning News restaurant review of Steve Fields in 2005, the year it opened, critic Dotty Griffith said the suburban restaurant mixed a dark-and-sexy steakhouse feel with a considerable seafood menu.
It's also a popular place to listen to live piano in Plano. The restaurant will continue to have live piano seven nights a week until it closes.
Steve Fields will remain open during DFW Restaurant Week, from Aug. 2 through its last evening, Sept. 1.
Fields isn't headed for retirement, he says: He's interested in new restaurant opportunities and remains an operating partner at Truluck's.
Steve Fields Steak & Lobster Lounge is located at 5013 W. Park Blvd., Plano.