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Dakota's Steakhouse
Dakota's Steakhouse

Dakota's Steakhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.dakotasrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (214) 740-4001
  • 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: Steakhouse, Seafood
  • 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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This place has an amazing patio. The bread and salad were ok but the baked potato and steak were amazing. I'd definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We celebrated our daughter's birthday. She likes Bordeaux and the recommendations were spot on. We had lamb chops, tuna, filet, and lobster. All were attractive and delicious. Waiter was ready when needed but not hanging over us. Manager checked on us. Piano player wished us a good evening. In sum, everyone made us feel appreciated. Dakota's is expensive so it is for special occasions only, but the staff and the food made for a special night out."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • " We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Dakota's the wait staff were exceptional....food delicious and great presentation. Perfect all the way around!!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I hadn't been to Dakotas in a couple of years, but went last week. My salmon was terrific, but a friend's rib eye wasn't. The waiter was a bit much, trying way too hard to sell starters and wine. A lighter touch would be better."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "It was nice but too expensive for the service and food provided. I would have expected more for 180$ for a dinner for two, including 3 drinks and no dessert. For that price the wine and dessert should be included. Over all a good experience but it could be better."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Cowboy Ribeye was outstanding. Plan side selection ahead of time as it is VERY hard to decide - they all look so good. Great cocktails. The whole staff signed a card to wish us a happy anniversary and gave us free glasses of champagne! Piano player also played the song I sang to my wife when we got engaged 16 years ago."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Meal was delicious! Loved the truffle Mac & mushrooms. The server was wonderful. Only issues were the calamari was very salty and our table backed the elevator, which was a bit distracting. Only other outdoor seating option completely blocked the 'garden view'."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Nice patio atmosphere.. the Waitress was attentive... excellent food...Was our first time to dine for both of us...Was a surprise dinner for my sweetie's birthday...Was very nice and relaxing evening...Would return and recommend for others."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Nice underground setting. Great Steaks and the coconut cream pie is to die for, and the staff was amazing."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Everything about our dinner was wonderful The food was so good as was our waiter and staff-very attentive but not pushy and gave us some great suggestions both for food and wine Brian found a new red wine that he has already bought It was a very pleasant evening and one we will look forward to again"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Staff adjusted quickly and graciously to a tardy arrival of a larger than anticipated lunch party. A variety of lunch entrees were ordered. All superb. An excellent business lunch with key clients. Dakotas is a long standing winner in downtown Dallas."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "The food and service are always great. Sometimes the noice level is high if crowded which can make a business conversation more difficult. It was fine this time"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I finally got to eat here yesterday after driving by it for most of my life. It was very good! I went for a client lunch and the service/food/ambience was awesome. I had the salmon which was excellent and the mixed green salad with blackberry vinaigrette was incredible. I have been told the steaks are really good here, but I didn't try one. To me, it was even cooler that we were eating underground. It's not claustrophobic or anything as there is an opening to the street, with a manmade waterfall, that allows natural sunlight in. All in all, I would definitely recommend going here for a special occasion or a client lunch."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Best steaks I have ever had, along with the service..."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This is a great place for a nice evening where there is no crowd. It was only half full during the typical rush. Everything was great up until dessert. We had ordered the pecan pie with ice cream but it tasted as if someone had put a hand full of salt on the top. Other than that it was a perfect evening."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Took a friend to lunch at Dakota's for a birthday celebration. When I made the reservation, I made note that it was for a birthday. The entire restaurant staff signed a personalized card and the manager brought it over to the table. It's this kind of personalized service that will bring me back time and time again."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our Wedding Anniversary the other night at Dakota's Steakhouse. We both had appetizer, salad and an entrée with the corn and asparagus as sides. My husband's steak was cooked perfectly and he said it was very good. I had the tuna that melted in my mouth. Everything from the drink we had before dinner, Jalapeno Gingersnap Caiprioska, bread with dipping sauce and complimentary dessert they brought us for our anniversary had the presentation and quality you would expect. The service was exceptional as well. I would highly recommend for a special occasion specifically due to the prices were not our typically dining out experience."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We had a great meal entertaining a client. Our waiter, Nick, was very attentive, but not obtrusive. Food was good."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This is our favorite restaurant in Dallas. When we are in Dallas we never miss eating here. The food and waitstaff are fabulous. The piano is a great touch."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We went to Dakotas for our anniversary because it was the location of our second date. It was even better than we remembered. The service was outstanding and so was he food. We both had the filet, it was tender and flavorful. We both thought the steak was better than III Forks, Del Frisco's and the Silver Fox. We also had the fire-roasted corn and loved it. The pianist was great also and completed the atmosphere perfectly. It couldn't have been a better evening."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Interestly located in a BEAUTIFUL Batcave...Its very nice with a romantic dinning scene. I thought it was a little dark in the main dinning room although I did dine "outside" by the waterfall and that area is a little warm. The bread is fantastic, yes its the little things that matter. I didnt care for the scalloped potatoes beacuse of the baked bacon. My waitress was very nice.. like I said, Its the little things in life that matter and being polite matters. I had a PHAT 22oz Steak that was delicious."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "It was a hidden gem under the street. We were in Dallas for gift market and Dakotas was suggested to us by another attendee. We had a fantastic dinner ( steak was cooked to perfection) along with a fabulous bottle of wine. Loved the waterfall and the piano playing added lively energy. Service was good and our waiter was friendly."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Wedding anniversary. Fifth one at Dakota's! Love the ambiance, service, food, friendliness and attentiveness of the entire staff. Romantic evening with the waterfall as a backdrop. Relaxed and comfortable dining in a sophisticated, upscale (but a bit pricey), downtown gem. Will be back"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Dakota's was alot of fun -- the waiter was awesome, he was accommodating, polite, and we were thankful that his attitude did NOT change even though we were the last party there. Hope we tipped him enough -- we kept adding tips. The piano ENSURES that we'll be back, and earlier next time. The salmon was great, the rack of lamb was good, too."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Best steak I have ever tasted... the Cowboy. AWESOME. The server was simply awesome. She got our attention, was friendly, funny and made great recommendations. We had told them it was an anniversary dinner at the reservation and the entire Server Team signed a card for us. It was a great touch."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Food was middle of road - not memorable. Same for the expensive cocktails. Most memorable thing was that this may well be the loudest restaurant I have ever visited."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The food was good but expensive. The wine list is above average, lots of good choices. The side dishes are very large so of course we over ordered. The main entrees are a little small."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "This was my second time to Dakota's while visiting Dallas and I will be sure to bring clients with me the next time ! Always the best of everything: Food, Service and Atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Very impressed with our waitress, Lauren. And the food was awesome. Overall a wonderful evening."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This restaurant has a great atmosphere, with piano on the weekends. We love it because it is so close to the Symphony and Opera Halls. We've had great service and steaks cooked perfectly. My husband had salmon and it was cooked on a plank and it was perfect also."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was my first trip to Dakota's. I wasn't overly impressed with my food, as my chicken was a little bland and my potatoes (hash) was over salted. My wife did enjoy her salmon, though. The service was friendly and very prompt on everything we asked for. It was also my wife's birthday and they chipped in a free dessert. The pecan pie was pretty good, in my opinion, but I didn't know that it was coming so I was kinda stuffed by the time it came out. The pricing was very good considering it is a steakhouse. I'd definitely give it another try."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The cowboy steak was not edible. The piano music was so loud we could not have a conversation! This was my second bad experience! "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I went in thinking the atmosphere would be snooty, but it wasn't. The waiter was attentive (Jeffrey with a J), he gave excellent suggestions as far as the menu goes. The drinks, food, desert came out in a timely manner and were all delicious."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Outstanding in Food, service and ambience. It was my first time to try the Dakota's, and it was beyond my expectation. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Place was nice and had someone playing the piano all night. The girlfriend and I wanted to check it out since all you see at street level is an elevator and you go down to the restaurant. I think for around the same price I could have about the same food and service at many other places downtown, and though the food was good, could probably find a nicer place for around the same price."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Dakota’s Restaurant for our anniversary and had a great time. The food was excellent and the service was top notch. Highly recommend. Enjoy."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "For my birthday I had no other place on my list. I took my 15 year old sister and we had a great time. The staff was incredibly knowledgeable of the menu. They were also attentive, without hovering or being obtrusive. We enjoyed the surf and turf with a medium rare filet cooked to perfection. I look forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "My wife and I had our rehearsal dinner at Dakota's three years ago and we decided to celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary here. We had another specacular experience, from the service to the meal and everything in between. We'll be going back again for sure. Many thanks for the complimentary champagne and hand signed card for our anniversary as well. Touches like that make a big difference. I am from New York and have been to many of the great steak houses back East, and Dakota's is right up there on top of the list of those great places, even surpassing the great Peter Luger's in my opinion."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I wouldn't describe this restaurant as a hip, new restaurant, but it's definitely a timeless classic. The restaurant has been open for decades, and the service and food are incredible. My waiter made it a lot of fun. We sat on the "sunken" outdoor patio next to the waterfall fountain - highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "We went to Dakota's to celebrate my birthday. We were seated in the atrium area which was perfect for a romantic dinner. The service and timing were perfect. It was our first time dining at Dakota's and we will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 5/17/2014