Great scene underground!We loved being able to walk to the restaurant via the tunnels, yet still have an outdoor dining experience. Our waiter was great - food, wine, ambience made for a wonderful evening. Most if us had filets with lots of shared sides - particularly good were the green beans, Mac & cheese, mushrooms and wedge salads6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial OccasionGreat atmosphere. Service was excellent. Food awesome!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, great serviceI found Dakota on a list of recommended Dallas steakhouses, and the menu looked interesting. My waiter (Carlos) was great, full of good advice on the menu, prompt with everything and very attentive. Foie gras to start with, beautifully sautéed on grilled ciabatta with a really delicious black cherry sauce, went really well with the foie gras. The bone-in filet was cooked exactly to order, seared outside, hot pink centre, a generous size too. I had the cauliflower gratin which was very tasty, a little too al dente for my English sensibilities, still very good. The key lime pie for dessert was nice and tart, the crust a little thin but extremely good overall. Dakota's is a great place, friendly and buzzing, great food and excellent service.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentThe restaurant was a little noisey early on (arrived at 7:45) due to being busy. But quieted down by 8:30. The food is excellent - Steak Oscar and the Coconut Cream Pie!!!!! Highly recommended for a special occaision or romantic dinner. Want to impress on a first date - this is the place. Outside seating available - but on the evening we were there it was just a little too hot outside to be comfortable. Lovely waterfall.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentMy husband and I had a great time at Dakota's for our 10th Wedding Anniversary. I will definitely visit them again.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was 20 years ago we eatIt was 20 years ago we eat at Dakota's but it was a pleasure this time. Good food, good waiter who had good recommendations.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent FoodExcellent Food and Service. While not cheap the steak was one of the best I have had. The extra sides were great and the service was first rate.
An overall great experience in food and service. We will visit again.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticI reserved a table there online for my one year anniversary and left a note to be seated right next the waterfall, and they actually saved my table! Unlike other restaurants... the food and cocktails were delicious! The chef came by to ask us how the food was, the manager came by and gave us an anniversary card signed by the crew, AND gave us a complimentary desert! This was the nicest, most romantic restaurant we've ever been to. It was a little pricy, but I would definitely recommend this place for a special occasion!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb!!We went to Dakota's for the first time on a Saturday night. Our food was incredible. The Filet was almost fork tender and the NY strip was delicious.
I will not hesitate to return.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery bit as good as I rememberedMy parents took me to Dakota's for my 16th birthday and I never forgot the experience - delicious food, excellent service, charming atmosphere. Moving back to Dallas after 22 years, I finally got a chance to return for my 43rd birthday. I was delighted to find nothing had changed and the evening lived up to my memory in every aspect. Only negative was having the waiter call my husband "Señor", which we felt was not professional.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall great evening forOverall great evening for an early anniversary dinner. Randy, our waiter, was phenomenal!! We had a great time topped by an amazing slice of coconut cream pie!! Dakotas made it a memorable evening!!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA memorable BirthdayI took my boyfriend out to Dakota's for his 30th birthday! Everyone was telling me it was a nice place to have a romantic dinner, We had no problems finding the place as we read the reveiews and know to look for the elevator and the valet stand. There was not that many people there on a Friday night, so that worried me. But all in all we had great customer service with everyone we encountered. We had the fritto misto (you can pass) nothing was too special there.. but the main event was the filet mignon (bone in) and the soft shell crab special they had. They were absoultely amazing dishes! The side dishes we had was the maccoroni and cheese and corn and they were okay.. the whole restaurant made it a memorbale night, will be back again.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Service at a restaurant EVERWe recently went here for my fiance's birthday and they went above and beyond to make her night very special. The food was amazing and one of the best steaks I've ever tasted. Drinks on the patio near the fountain afterwards made for a very impressive night.
Thanks!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFull experienceDakota's is a great place to find unique quality in every facet of the dining experience from appearance of restaurant to dessert.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Better Service!!!We went for a romantic night out, and couldn't have chosen a better spot. The ambience was lovely. I especially enjoyed the piano player. Our watier, Khalil, was fantastic. Not only was he knowledgable, but he was very pleasant, made great suggestions and gave us time to enjoy our meal. We'll definitely be back!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect business lunchGreat service and the Price Fix Lunch special is perfect. Salad was very good, the flat iron steak slightly overcooked but flavorful, if dessert is a rare treat then have it here as all are made in this kitchen- I'm glad the waiter told us or we wouldn't not have ordered the fantastic brownie sundae with toasted marshmallow cream on top. Its been a Dallas institution for dinner for years but try the lunch.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMService was greatOur service and food was delightful. I visited with a large group and the table was ready when we arrived. Our Server Antwoine was great. We will be back.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and service.Excellent food and service. Enjoyed the ambiance and piano music. Would have liked to sit outside, but they had a wedding party there.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM16th bdaySon thought he was a real big shot on his birthday, sitting in the wine room eating rock lobster, instagramming the whole experience (whatever that means???)5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMPatio LunchingHad a large group in from out-of-town for lunch. Enjoyed the patio. Lunch entrees were great as usual. Thanks for showing my guests Texas' hospitality.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA great overall experienceFrom the prompt valet service to the great customer service in all aspects of dining this was great. I would recommend Dakotas Steakhouse to anyone!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner at Dakota'sWe had my brother & his wife in from out of town and took them to Dakota's. All 4 of us really enjoyed it. The steaks were cooked to perfection. I'm not a big steak person but really liked mine a lot. My brother had salmon and said he liked it a lot. The outdoor patio is so unusual and inviting that we lingered over our drinks just because we were enjoying it so much. There service was impeccable and very knowledgeable about the menu & wine. We have been to Dakota's many times and always have a wonderful time.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurantAmazing food and great service. We went for a special occasion and had a great dinner!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful First ExperienceDelicious food, great service and a wonderful ambiance! Need I say more. Will not be our last visit to this establishment. Costs are well worth the experience!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a special occasionThe location is hidden which I like. As soon as you arrive, they will valet your car for free and hand you a remote controller to push the button when you are ready to leave..how cool is that?? You take the elevator down and can see the patio area with the waterfall. We had a 8:30 dinner and it was perfect outside so we chose to eat outside. I scored big points there with the romatic setting; low dim lighting over the waterfall and piano background from inside. The steaks were cooked perfect. The sides are extremely large and I suggest sharing a side order. The service was great however our waitress kept checking on us, bad when its a first date. We felt a bit rushed but that could have been us. Overall, great food and service! A must try!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter than expectedWe were looking for a dinner location to invite our colleagues from all over the world and decided to come to this place near the downtoen of Dallas. We were very pleased by the food and service. A recommendable location to have a business dinner.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Dakota's to celebrateWe went to Dakota's to celebrate our anniversary. Our waiter, Ant, was fun and energetic. The food was good but nothing special. The staff made us feel welcome and they were all very nice and helpful. The manager brought us a card from the staff and we received free dessert. This is the place to go to celebrate a special occasion. Eat outside next to the waterfall and fire pit. We will go back again.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSlow on the billIt took too long for the waiter to bring us our bill. We all declined coffee and/or desert but he again came back wanting to know if we would like some. Then we waited for at least 10-15 minutes before he reappeared with the bill. Too long. Probably backed up at the register.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst Visit...will be back!Was amazed to learn it is in the middle of a street, underground! It was awesome! Love the outdoor patio with the waterfall and could see the amazing buildings downtown has but without having to see the traffic. We loved it.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience here. WentGreat experience here. Went for a romantic dinner and Dakota's helped me to make a wonderful night even more better.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic service. BeautifulFantastic service. Beautiful atmosphere. Good food.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first visit toThis was our first visit to Dakota's. We went around 7pm on a Saturday and it wasn't too crowded at first. Our waiter was on top of it until it got too crowded. He was a little pushy about us ordering wine and a second side item. Other than that the food was good and the ambiance was nice.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfection!!!I absolutely enjoyed celebrating my birthday at Dakota's! The scenery was amazing, our server ANT was fantastic, and the workers at Dakota's all came together and signed a card for me. Truly a unique experience that I would recommend to any an everyone! And the food?!! That steak was perfect with those mashed potatoes. And the creme brûlée was phenomenal!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMA great place to have dinnerA great place to have dinner in Downtown, I toke my friends from Canada to give them the Dallas downtown dinner experience and they love it, great food, amazing deserts, and awesome patio.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waitor greeted us andOur waitor greeted us and shook our hands. He made us feel very welcome.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAdmin Appreciation DayThe atmosphere was great for a lunch for a special person. The special of the day - porkchop was excellant! The other two dishes were prepared well and had a great presentation. Service was just right! Smiles, fun conversation and responsive servers.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe chose this venue for aWe chose this venue for a birthday celebration for one of our office colleagues. She enjoyed it immensely as did the other three of us. The waiter even noted her birthday with a special treat. Very kind and thoughtful! We will come again - personally and for other celebratory occasions.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my first time diningThis was my first time dining here and I was truly impressed. This is a very elegant place.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis restaurant is a gem!This is one of our favorite restaurants. We went to Dakota's last for our anniversary, and we weren't disappointed. We sat outside on their beautiful patio with a waterfall. We had the raw oyster appetizer which is served with 3 different sauces. My husband had a ribeye and I had lamb. Both were done to perfection. We had cauliflower mashers and broccoli for our sides which were excellent. They treated us to banana creme brûlée. I highly recommend his restaurant.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur meal was wonderful. TheOur meal was wonderful. The presentation, flavor and quality of the food were above average. And our service was fabulous!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a birthday celebrationHad a birthday celebration for a co-worker. Had a great experience. The Mahi-Mahi on the lunch menu is fabulous.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dinnerGave us a round table as requested in a private room. Superb food and service. Will go again and recommend4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMYou're in for a treat!First time to Dakota's and mainly went there because of already great reviews. They deserve all of them. The staff could not have been more accommodating and polite, very clearly service oriented. The outside patio is great - very nice water feature - but we had a table indoors and it was super too. Live pianist adds to ambiance. Food quality and preparation absolutely top notch. We had a party of 5, everyone enjoyed immensely. This will be a regular stop on my trips to Dallas from here on out. I don't hand out 5 stars very often, but this was a great place. Highly recommended!!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI arrived there at noon andI arrived there at noon and there was a line at the door. I had a reservation of course and didn't have to wait more than 5 minutes. The food was delicious. Our server TJ was wonderful. I was very pleased.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I celebrated ourMy wife and I celebrated our 15th anniversary here. The staff was absolutely AWESOME!! Just about everyone on staff at some point during dinner wished us a Happy Anniversary. They were never intrusive but did it in the normal service that wait staff would provide. The manager came over and gave us a card that the whole staff had signed. The food was spectacular. We've been dining at Dakota's since before we were married and it will continue to be one of our favorite places to go. They've been doing it for 29 years and they do it well!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSmall, upscale, but cozy.Small, upscale, but cozy. Small cozy bar area just off main dining area. Below street location, but glass patio doors look out onto small open below street courtyard dining area. OK wine list, several by glass, some half-bottles. Outstanding welcoming service, professional but not stuffy. Primarily a steak house, but other interesting items. Surprisingly, one of the best crab cakes I have had. I would go back.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for Easter Brunch. OrderWent for Easter Brunch. Order off the menu as opposed to buffet. Very nice set-up. Piano player. Our waiter, Oscar, was fantastic3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDakota's is not usually openDakota's is not usually open on Sundays but they were on Easter. We went to the 9:15 AM Easter Service at First Baptist Dallas and then walked underground to Dakotas. The food was wonderful and the service even better. Best trained servers I have ever seen. Don't at the table for two behind the post. It was quiet, but very crowded for even two. We wished we had asked to be moved to a four top table. I am sure they would have moved us but our reservation was for two, so we did not ask.
The food was delicious and arranged beautifully on the plate. The amount was perfect, not too big and not too small. It was my wife's first time to eat there. We want to go back for a steak sometime. This was a special Easter Brunch, but served at the tabl3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulousFantastic experience all the way around!!! The staff went the extra mile to ensure we would have a memorable experience3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service.Great food and service. Staff made us feel like we were celebrating a special occasion even though we stopped by for dinner before the symphony. Piano player was awesome as well as valet system.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AM