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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Dakota's Steakhouse reviews from OpenTable diners
163 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (115)romantic (89)great for outdoor dining (57)notable wine list (38)fit for foodies (34)great for lunch (31)good for groups (30)neighborhood gem (23)scenic view (20)late-night find (15)hot spot (10)vibrant bar scene (8)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Rest Week!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I took my mom and daughter to Dakota's for a special back to school dinner! They both loved it!! Our food was excellent and our server was outstanding !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I have always wanted to go to Dakota's. I was finally able to make it during restaurant week this year and everything was excellent. The best meal we've ever had!! The setting was gorgeous. We were seated on the air conditioned patio next to the waterfall stairs. The staff was gracious and attentive. The food was out of this world. I had the pork chop and my date had the scallops. The wine was delicious and the calamari to start was divine. And they bring you a little basket of bread with olive oil and garlic mix so you are not sitting there starved! A must for any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    Laidbackdiner
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went for restaurant week. The waiter seemed put-out that we asked for the special menu. Crab cake was fishy, salad dressing on the Caesar was bland and tasted like mayo, the tenderloin was delicious and cooked perfectly, potatoes were bland and the creme brûlée was very runny. Waiter didn't send for the valet as promised. Disappointing overall.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a place. What a find!!
    Roddog1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    First time to dine and WOW. The interior dining was very noisy but the patio dining was PERFECT. Best steak I have ever eaten. Guy in elevator leaving also said his steak was best he ever eaten. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good in some areas, missed others
    MBDFW
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went for dinner with my wife on a Friday. Lots of convention attendees everywhere. The table we got was so annoying I switched seats with my wife who couldn't stand it either. There is a mirror at eye level on one wall that is very distracting as it's only about a foot high. Very annoying if you get the seat and get to watch yourself eat. Calamari appetizer was good, wine was good, salad was good. Pork chop was absolutely horrific. Way, way over cooked and tasted like a salt lick. I like salt but this tasted like someone spilt the salt shaker on it and then cooked it 3x longer than necessary. Chocolate dessert was amazing. Waiter was good, not too fast, not too slow. Could have sped things up just a notch but overall good. Gave him 20%.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal
    ChiefK
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food and service was excellent. The rib eye was one of the best steaks I have had in Dallas. The smoked corn was very good. The service was great also. If you have not been to Dakota's you need to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Visited during restaurant week, enjoyed everything about Dakota's!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice place for dinner/lunch
    kenny
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Hadn't been to dinner here in years, and probably wouldn't have without Restaurant Week. Food was great, service good. Only negative was the noise level, and am sure that was because of the packed house due to Restaurant Week. But, this restaurant is convenient to our home, and we'll be back to see if we can find a good resuaurant with a quiet bar.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waitress was Dishonest
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Honestly, I would have enjoyed the evening more if the service was better. The waitress went on and on about the truffle mac and cheese and talked us into adding it to the evening. She said it would take 15 minutes and to add it to the entree portion of the evening, and that it was baked with a crust on top. As the waitress brought the entrees the mac and cheese was not delivered. It was obvious it she forgot to include the mac and cheese and she stated we would have it in 2-3 minutes. What was brought to the table was an insult. It was obvious she brought the uncooked mac and cheese, with the noodle not properly cooked and no crust on top. She passed off unfinished food to cover her mistake. That is what sticks out in my mind.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Down under...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Dakota's was very good - always a cool concept riding a street elevator down to the basement for a very nice meal. We went for lunch and there was a good crowd. The food was excellent. I highly recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The food was excellent, the service was excellent as well. The prices for food were a little high, but was expected. The only complaint I had was paying $12 for a highball drink. That's way to high for the amount and quality of the drink. Other than that, it was a good experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely
    Reservationqueen
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was good. The environment was great. The server was nice. I did not like carrots tho.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • charabim620
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food and service. I would go again for sure. We went right before seeing the Phantom of the Opera.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Dakota's Steakhouse was an outstanding experience once again! Took some friends to dine before theater and consistent to other visits the food, waitstaff and ambiance was spectacular. Would recommend to anyone looking for a special dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We love Dakota's Steakhouse. We enjoy coming here often for our family dinner and my husband also enjoys his business lunches with colleagues. Great menu and wine list. It's always a fine dining experience with a great waiter like Oscar, knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list!!! This makes the dining experience even more enjoyable!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    Carnivore
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Our meal was just good, but the price point and reviews led us to believe it would be great. My husband had the aged ribeye, and it was so chewy and full of tendons that it was difficult tone eat. It also was not cooked to the requested temperature. The manager apologized and sent is dessert for free, but that was little consolation after paying $59 for a hardly edible piece of meat.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Mother-Daughter Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Special occasion, the server was incredible and treated my 12 year old so sweet and with such respect. The food was perfect and we did not have to wait long at all.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not sure what I bought
    dallastxdiner
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Went to Dakota's based on a recommendation for our first year anniversary from a close family member. We knew the prices going into the restaurant so we figured we would be getting amazing food, service and experience, with the latter being all we got. The food was mediocre at best, maybe it was because we were there when they opened, and were the first ones served out of the kitchen, or maybe it could be from being raised in West Texas where beef and steaks are of the highest quality. I've had 9 dollar steaks that would put the 40 strip to shame. I loved the service thought, our waitress was awesome, and so was the management staff. Maybe we were buying the service and atmosphere and the food came free?
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very impressed
    csmosx
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Brought my wife here for her birthday. Fantastic service all around! Very personable yet professional. We sat on the patio by the waterfall on a unseasonably cool summer's day, which was perfect. We split a giant 22oz dry-aged steak, delicious. Scalloped potatoes and corn, awesome. The sides are massive by the way. They had a pianist performing that night, very nice. Not too loud which is good, but better than a too quiet restaurant. Overall what I expect but hardly ever find from a high-dollar restaurant. Worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service
    Badservice
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Went to Dakotas for our 5 year wedding anniv, started out great but went downhill when our food arrived. Wife & I both ordered med rare filet mignon, food came fast & when I cut into my steak it was purple & very rare. My wife's steak was perfect, pink on the inside and done on the outside. What annoyed us was our waiter never asked me to cut into my steak & didn't check on us for 10 min, when he did I asked to get my steak cooked more & he argued with me politely that it was how a med rare steak looks, when I showed him my wife's he then grabbed my plate & said he would cook it more, never once saying sorry, manager came & also didn't apologize. Spent $200 on one salad, 3 drinks, two steaks, not one I'm Sorry!! DO NOT RECOMMEND DAKOTAS.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really enjoyed our night out
    adamj1605
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Place
    SensorySearcher
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grreat Place!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Dakota's the wait staff were exceptional....food delicious and great presentation. Perfect all the way around!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great trip below the street
    BruceTexasVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This was our first visit to Dakota's in many years. We enjoyed all that there was to offer. Great day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waiter a Bit Overbearing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner for two
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect 15th Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    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'.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME
    JcArl
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Nice underground setting. Great Steaks and the coconut cream pie is to die for, and the staff was amazing.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice evenng
    3rdFamilyEaster
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Lunch Spot
    Rich
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DebbieLu
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underground Eating - Awesome!
    RecruitingDallasVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steaks I have ever had.
    SDG777
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Best steaks I have ever had, along with the service...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Drinks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • special lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening
    Kropster
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had a great meal entertaining a client. Our waiter, Nick, was very attentive, but not obtrusive. Food was good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The best
    Oklahomans
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic