Dakota is a chain restaurant, but unless you happened to know that you probably would not expect it. My family used to frequent their Massachusetts location frequently and thought that it was a privately owned restaurant. When we saw the Colonie location we were sure to visit it.
Dakota has really nice steaks. My parents got their special cut, which turned out to be huge fat steaks. I got kabobs, and though they were not a lot of meat, they were enough food for me. The reason for that was because they have a superb salad bar, which comes with each meal. The salad bar will definitely fill you up before you get to your steak.