Dakota's Steakhouse
Dakota's Steakhouse

Dakota's Steakhouse

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.dakotasrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2147404001x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11am - 2:30pm. Dinner: Monday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 10pm; Friday - Saturday, 5:30pm - 10:30pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Pete Harrison
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Dakota's accomodates small business lunches, patio cocktail parties, rehearsal dinners and receptions, large corporate functions and other private events.



    For parties greater than 20, we suggest a set menu which will offer you and your guests the best selections from our full menu. Each guest will receive a custom menu with menu options and with your choice of greeting. Wine selections and additional bar options can be specially selected to complement your meal.
  • Entertainment: Don Reasons On Piano Every Friday and Saturday 6 PM to 10 PM

Getting there

  • Cross Street: San Jacinto
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking.
A word from Dakota's Steakhouse
What's better than a fine, aged wine? How about a fine, aged steakhouse that serves prime aged steaks. Where would one find such a unique combination? Located below the sidewalks of downtown Dallas at the 29 year Dallas icon, Dakota's Steakhouse.





Sit back and take in the many decorative nuances that make Dakota's still one of the most romantic spots in Dallas. Outside the restaurant, the multi-level waterfall, draping foliage and black granite patio bar make dining outdoors a delight. Inside the restaurant, the New Orleans lamps and imported marble floors neatly package the classic theme.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Dakota's Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
174 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (130)romantic (115)notable wine list (50)fit for foodies (49)great for outdoor dining (47)good for groups (35)great for lunch (31)neighborhood gem (28)scenic view (27)late-night find (16)hot spot (14)great for brunch (7)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Sergio the Server
    ClaraAnnVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I can't say enough wonderful things about Dakotas. The management team ensured that our birthday girl had the most special time. Sergio our server was a gem. He was so great at describing the food we had to order a little of everything. And a little bit of everything was amazing. From the seafood to the fillets to the truffle Mac and cheese it was all amazing. The people really made this experience special and the food made it amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OUtstanding
    CEC45
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Our first time at this restaurant. The wait staff was excellent. Our table was in a very quiet area. The food was all very good. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unique Experience
    Razorback1970
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Setting is unique while seafood and steaks are always quality and consistent. Service at all levels of contact was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic engagement!
    Romantic
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I got engaged this weekend and they made my romantic engagement great! Dekota's will be in my heart for ever for making such a special day that much more romantic!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful
    Leigh
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I was taken here for my birthday on a romantic weekend and it was amazing! The food was wonderful, the waiter was top notch, and the atmosphere was excellent. I think this is my new favorite place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    Magnetattendees
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Our waitor's name was Sergio. He did a fabulous job with our table. For a couple in our group this was the 1st for many new food opportunities. Sergio was exceptional in making everyone feel very special. The food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a great meal!
    Gr8t
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The food at Dakotas is amazing!! Too quality and delicious!! The service was great!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Steakhouse!!
    KBDeese
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I took a group of clients here after doing some quick research on 'the best steak on Dallas', I'm so glad I found Dakota's online and booked a reservation. Our waiter was a gem and the food was divine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special night at a special place
    tjed57
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We just recently moved back to Dallas and were having our 28th wedding anniversary. I just got on the internet and looked for something close to our hotel that had a great menu, not knowing how great of a place this was. That was how I chose this time and was not disappointed with anything! I mentioned our anniversary and that we had not ate there before because we had just came back to the Texas area. The waiter called us by name, brought us a signed anniversary card, gave us a special dessert and just made our night a great anniversary time! Would recommend to anyone because the food was also fantastic!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dakota's Dallas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    The service was excellent. The food was beautiful but the tenderness of the filet was lacking. The noise level was too high for a couples night, good for a group scene. It is a bit pricey for the quality of meat experienced. I have eaten in great steakhouses all over the U.S. and I would not eat again at Dakotas simply because of the meat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best of dallas
    oldrivervolvoVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We happened to be staying at the Fairmont downtown and i took my wife here for her birthday. It was fabulous . Service, steaks, lobster and sides were as good as it gets. It was a bit pricey, but quite a treat.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wyotravelers
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Mac and cheese with truffles fantastic. Service impeccable. Didnt really need a knife for the steaks.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    had a great birthday dinner for the little lady....Orlando was a wonderful server!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely evening
    Tekbak
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The new upgrades are wonderful. Service and food is impeccable as always,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Romantic..great food!
    Gr8datenight
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We enjoyed the atmosphere, the food and the service. It was our best meal ever!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Wonderful food, great atmosphere and wonderful service. Highly recommend it. We had a private dinner for our Executive committee members for our Board of Directors. We had some serious business topics to discuss. It was a perfect atmosphere for both business and pleasure. Food was absolutely delicious. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oscar!
    OscarsDakota
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    What a fantastic waiter/server! Oscar was able to give us insight to the restaurants scrumptious cuisine and historic legacy. We enjoyed our first time experience with a minor sour first impression....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My favorite steakhouse! Amber is the best server ever. This time I had the bone-in steak strip that was dry aged - very flavorful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Anniversary
    BradleyB
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My wife and I have been coming to Dakotas for a long time and we've never been disappointed. Friday night was no exception, we celebrated our 33rd anniversary and they once again exceeded our expectations.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mediocre at best
    NEtransplant
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Ate here for the first time and likely won't return with much better restaurants available in Dallas
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, Too Loud
    AmyJay
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Went to this restaurant for a lunch meeting. The food was excellent, but it was very loud in the restaurant. There wasn't one spot where we could sit in the corner and talk.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dakota's Review
    CRay
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My fiance and I went to Dakota's as a date night not truly knowing what to expect. We just knew we wanted to go somewhere a little different. Dakota's fit the bill just nicely. The food was great, they put a twist on every dish we had that made it uniquely theirs. The service was beyond what most even attempt. The servers were assisting each other and the manager was walking around and serving the customers their first plate of family style sides. What my fiance and I did not like were that their were children at the restaurant that parents were not attending too. To be seated by a child playing an Ipad game and right next to your table does kill the mood. Not Dakota's fault at all as we did not expect the restaurant to be kid friendly.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just the right amount of Fancy
    stephXmarie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My boyfriend surprised me with coming to this restaurant, and oh was I surprised. Everything was great. The service, the atmosphere, and of course the FOOD. The steak was perfection, and the truffle mac and cheese was to die for. Very, very happy.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • truly a hidden gem
    anartistunleashed
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    great food, great atmosphere and will definitely return. perfect place to have celebrated 5th wedding anniversary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our First Time
    JeremiesVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was our first time for our 5 year anniversary! We got a card signed by all the staff, Bridgette was fantastic and got us in and out within our somewhat limited amount of time without making us feel rushed at all and the food, cocktails and wine were all fantastic! The scalloped potatoes were good but just a tad heavy handed on the salt, FYI. We even great company talking to the couple at the table next to us! Thank you for a wonderful anniversary experience, we will absolutely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a wonderful time! We were on the patio and were just being served our coffee when the rain came. They very calmly moved us into the bar to finish our coffee. The whole patio was wet when we left. Great food. I highly recommend Dakotas--especially for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Exceptional Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Went there for a business lunch--the service was exceptional and personal. Albert, our waiter, treated us very well--as did the hostess. When the food came, it blew me away. I just ate at Fearings the night before and there was no comparison--this food was prepared much better, fresher, etc. I will be back to Dallas just for this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    surprise10
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This was the first time that either my wife or I had been to Dakota's! We came on our tenth anniversary. It was a surprise that I prepared for my wife; she didn't know until we pulled up to the curb outside! She was very excited. Our waiter, Oscar, was the best that we have ever had. Although I am not a 'meat' eater, there were plenty of non-meat items that I could choose from and eat. All of the waitresses and waiters prepared and signed an anniversary card and gave it to us near the end of our stay; it was wonderful. Thanks again to all of the great staff of Dakota's for making our tenth anniversary one that we shall never forget!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wednesday Night Special
    patrickcm
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Celebrated my wife's birthday. The coconut cream desert was to die for! A most pleasant experience across the board.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Devine
    TexasT
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I took my partner for her birthday and it was absolutely amazing...The coconut cream pie was to die for......
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING !
    Sisi
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Had the most amazing time, my boyfriend was more then pleased, service was excellent I LOVED it, I'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special place
    CaptBs46Favs
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We have used to come here when we lived in Dallas and now that our daughter just took a job in Dallas, we wanted to celebrate not only her new endeavor but treat her to one of our favorite places we use to go to ( and only one of many that still exists and has not lost it's touch! )
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinnerfor2
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We highly recommend the warm tart as an appetizer. The mac n cheese, steak and fillet mignon were wonderful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Celebration
    Anightout
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Dakota's is one of our favorites for special occasions and this was our 50th anniversary. The dinner was excellent and the service great as usual and we have come to expect. Always a favorite with guests we take as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Upscale!
    UpscaleDowntown
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Dakota's was excellent! There were five of us including two teenagers and two elderly, with a variety of food orders. Everyone loved their meal. Steaks were outstanding. Fish was good. Very expensive!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Downtown Lunch Spot
    KonacallahansVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Conveniently located downtown. Steakhouse with a good variety. Service is very good. Understand the location is below ground, so you can get there by tunnel system or taking elevator down if at street level.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • East Texas Diner
    DFWDiner
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Dakota's lived up to their reputation of delivering first class experience. The wait staff was spot on spot-on professional and the food was outstanding. The NY strip I had was delicious, cooked to perfection, and smooth as butter, one of the best steaks I've ever eaten. Overall experience was outstanding. Please try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Couldn't be better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    My wife and I took two new friends out to dinner and went to Dakota's Steakhouse on a recommendation. We are so glad we did. Every aspect of the meal was terrific. My wife and I had the bone-in Filet and it was delicious. the sides and salads were the perfect accompaniment to our steaks. My wife raves about the flourless cake. I will come back for the Baked Tart without a doubt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Downtown Gem
    konachrome
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Awesome ambiance. Amazing wait staff. Went their for my husbands' birthday and the entire staff took the time to sign a birthday card for him. It was so sweet! Great food and wine selection. Would highly recommend for a celebration!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First Visit
    David54dc
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had wanted to go here for a while and we were not disappointed. However we would like to try again when the patio is open to the fresh air and waterfall (way to hot in August for that) but the view was still nice. Our server Lauren was excellent, food was well presented and great tasting.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.