Dakota's Steakhouse
Dakota's Steakhouse

Dakota's Steakhouse

  • 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: 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
179 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (130)romantic (112)fit for foodies (52)notable wine list (50)great for outdoor dining (44)good for groups (41)great for lunch (34)neighborhood gem (30)scenic view (25)late-night find (17)hot spot (14)great for brunch (7)vibrant bar scene (5)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Much less than expected.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    My husband and I were looking forward to a nice dinner with friends. We suggested Dakota's based on the 4 stars and other reviews. Unfortunately, our experience did not meet the expectation. Our reservation was for 7:30 pm. The appetizers came to the table cold. Calamari was greasy. After we had placed our order the waiter returned to the table to inform us that they were out of lobster. Out of lobster at 7:30 pm on a Saturday night. I replaced the lobster with the heirloom tomato and mozzarella salad as my entree. The salad came out with four tomato wedges that were absolutely not yellow or red heirloom tomato's. I basically had four round pieces of cheese for dinner. Our friends ordered a very expensive bone in filet, it was extremely dry. My husbands fish was cold and chewy. Thank goodness the bottle of wine we ordered was very good. We felt bad for our friends as we suggested trying Dakota's. We made the best of the evening but would never go back to Dakota's. There are just to many restaurant's in Dallas to settle at those prices. We could have enjoyed steak and lobster at a number of wonderful places and had a much better experience. We eat out three to four times a week. Very disappointing.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We entertained clients here for dinner and it was a perfect choice. Great food selection, complimented by wonderful service. I highly recommend Dakota's!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely lunch dinning experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We were quickly seated, the room was comfortable. The lunch menu had a nice variety of both fish, chicken and beef. I had the 5 pepper Chicken over pasta and it was light, fresh and delicious. We had excellent, prompt service from the wait staff with attention to every detail. Great place for business lunch. Also a place to see and be seen.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, great outdoor space
    DCvisitorVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I ordered the 12 oz. filet and a side of mushrooms. The service was attentive without being oppressive, the steak was cooked to perfection, and the wine list was good. Only two (minor) criticisms: if you're seated near the piano as I was, it will be loud, and; if you're on the patio, lovely and heated though it is, it will be difficult to see at night. The good food and service more than make up for this, though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Personal Touch
    MothersDay
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I took my family there for our anniversary, and post C.S Lewis play at the Majestic. The food and staff were excellent. Very personable with excellent service and attention to detail. Everyone's dish was cooked to perfection. Quite frankly, we were very touch by the signed card from the staff working that night. So if you have a special occasion, want great food, a personal touch and a card signed by those helping to make your evening special, I could recommend no place better. thank you Dakota's!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner prior to the Symphony
    firefly
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My date had heard of it and knew where it was so we ventured into the night to explore Dakota's. Elegant in its simplicity, with a wonderful assortment of choices for dinner and both indoor and patio seating below ground level (waterfall a feature on the patio), We ordered steaks that arrived with a beautiful presentation, perfectly cooked with the thinnest, crisp crust you will find anywhere that protects the moist, hot pink center of this masterpiece. Accompanied by a smoothly blended drink for me and well chosen wine for my accomplice, The Filet Oscar was exactly what the doctor ordered. For dessert, a piece of key lime pie called my, no , our names and we each delighted in the balance between the citrus of the lime and the crisp crust and the smooth chill on our tongues. I finished my piece with an Irish coffee that felt like a perfect complement to the dessert. This was an exceptional meal that required taking up my pen to shine a light on this establishment. Their service was equal to the quality of their offerings, making us very happy to have chosen this restaurant. I shall be returning there as often as time and downtown travels permits. Bon Apetite my friends
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dakota- a find in Dallas
    Vibe
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We only had one night in Dallas and wanted somewhere special. Dakotas did not disappoint. The service was attentive but not obtrusive and the steaks were perfect. Try the coconut cake for dessert - if you save some room!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Birthday
    BradleyVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    From the time we arrived until the time we left everything was AMAZING! We had a great server by the name of Albert who's kindness and smile made the night so much more enjoyable... The food was prepared perfectly! Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • absolutely delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    can't wait to come back, excellent steak, excellent wine, just excellent
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fantastic steak!!
    MarleneVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    My husband said he'd never had such a great rib-eye--and he's had a lot of steaks at many steakhouses and is very fussy. We were v ery pleased with our dinner overall.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • murphy02
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food was great, especially enjoyed the Skate, something I do not find on the menus of very many restaurants locally. I like the indoor/outdoor space but also appreciate the ambiance of the interior dining and bar area. Excellent before symphony choice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!!!
    Rusty
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    This restaurant is amazing on all levels! Outstanding service, Incredible food, all in a beautiful setting. You must go to this restaurant. We can't wait to go back very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    Marni
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Food was very good and the service provided by Oscar and others in attendance was superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Lunch Spot
    thinkerdogVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Dakota's is a great business lunch spot - especially if the weather's terrific. Sit outdoors on the patio, enjoy the waterfall, and a breath of fresh air outside your office. The food is well prepared, though the menu is a little "traditional". We had a nice meal, and both decided probably not for dinner - Dallas has far too many evening options with more adventuresome menu choices.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Time
    Carter
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Truffle Mac and Cheese!!!!!!! Loved the private feel of it. Our server was not very friendly. Didn't check on us a lot, and didn't really listen to what we were asking. However, we were celebrating a birthday. The entire staff signed a birthday card and the guy playing the piano played happy birthday. Manager came to deliver it and was very nice and attentive. Made up for Oscar's lack of attention. I had NY Strip and she had Scallop. Both were very good. At $50/person, before drinks and side items, I was VERY disappointed to see a guy with cut up jeans and a Batman t-shirt, a guy wearing a plain white t, and a guy with khaki shorts and a polo. I can see that same outfits at Saltgrass and spend a lot less. Wasn't my idea of fine dining.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing, Over-Priced, Noisy
    sleenerVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was our 3rd visit, and probably our last. Warm Broccolini Salad had 2 tiny limp broccolini spears sadly overcooked, and a mountain of icky sweet cooked onions. Halibut under-seasoned, potato hash limp and not hot. Piano music is super loud and rowdy, very hard to have a conversation. Servers all have heavy accents and are hard to understand, especially over the roar of the waterfall, the horrible scraping of metal chairs, the loud piano music, and even louder HVAC system on the patio inside the plastic (ugh) tent. Ladies, wear a winter coat, because the temperature inside (& in the plastic tent on the patio) is FREEZING. Creme Brulee was very good. We spent a fortune and came away irritated with the experience entirely.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Steak
    HRWeidners
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We were so impressed by this restaurant! The steak was amazing...and most importantly, tender and delicious. They offer a bone-in filet, that was melt in your mouth. Expect to spend...it's pricey. But for a once in a while treat, I highly recommend! The piano player was nothing short of amazing. Excellent ambiance and food. The servers all worked together to make a nice experience, and I love to see that at a restaurant. Alan was our server and took great care of us! Pssst....get the mac and cheese!! It was the best I'd ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food great, service could be better
    Toliy99
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I don't know if we went during a busy time (lunch) but from the moment we sat down till we were given the check was two hours. Considering we were in a time crunch and let the waiter know that it was very frustrating. However, the food was largely delicious. The salmon was cooked to perfection and the appetizers were excellent as well. The caesar salad tasted like anything you could get at a fast food restaurant (greasy dressing, croutons that were not seasoned well, etc.). All in all, a good spot to hit up for lunch if you have the time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was okay
    Eyernmn
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Got the 5 pepper chicken and the chicken was over cooked and dry. Very loud and couldn't hear eachother at the table. Took 20 mins to get a refill and then it was the wrong drink which took at her 20 mins. Expected better service.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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