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
180 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (129)romantic (107)great for outdoor dining (48)notable wine list (44)fit for foodies (44)good for groups (36)great for lunch (34)neighborhood gem (33)scenic view (25)late-night find (16)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • 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!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
  • 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.
  • Anniversary dinner for two!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food is ridiculously great! Beautiful candlelit seating, a little noisy, but not obnoxious. The only bad thing overall was the prices. It was worth it for the occasion, but be prepared for a check of $200 or more!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underground!!
    Awesome
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Place was awesome! Underground! Great back story. Great service! Gave us a free yummy anniversary cake!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our waiter Alan was so accomendating and attentive.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • KK
    Luv2eatout
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Had a wonderful evening! The food was great and the service was excellent. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place, food and Ambiance
    guitfiddle
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very nice. Our waiter Renee' was very attentive and quick to fulfill any requests. The atmosphere was elegant and with a piano player in the background. Very clean. Food is top. Had the Calamari appetizer, then wife and I split 14oz Rib-eye, side of the wild mushrooms, and ordered the sea scallops for our son. Plenty. Nothing to complain about. Stayed at the Fairmont 100 yrds away. Yes took our nine year old son with us. Waiter was very attentive to him too. Not too expensive in my opinion. Other reviews complain about the price, or the food. Unfounded. Eat at a café if you want cheap food. Our tab was $190. Have dined at the best, Dakotas ranks in the top. Going back soon for a romantic evening, no kids. Great place for a dress-up nite.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TCKC
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife and I came to Dakota's for our pre-wedding party more than 12 years ago. We were impressed then, and it seems Dakota's is just getting better. Thank you. Troy Coleman
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great celebration dinner
    Lablover
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I brought my team to Dakota's to celebrate meeting a business goal. The service was great, food was excellent (mac n cheese is to die for) and the waiters paced the evening very well from drink orders through the end of the meal. And they were very gracious when we showed up with 10 people instead of 9, as our reservation said. Would definitely recommend it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JoBabyCakes
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Although the waitress was very friendly and talkative, she did not come back to check on us. We had to wait over 5 minutes to get pepper for the salad, had to ask one of the guys to refill our water glasses. The food was ok however, medium well should have a slight pink center not tough and dry. Music was great and the scenery itself wonderful.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food & Service
    golfgeek69
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Dakota's and it was fabulous. The scallops were the biggest and best I have ever had. They also presented us with a congratulations card with everyone's signature. Nice touch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    SamuraiGuy
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Dakota's is one of my favorite restaurants when I visit downtown Dallas. The steak is dry aged and tastes incredible. The sides are fabulous. The appetizers are good and they have a good wine list. The waiters are friendly and attentive. I have dined alone and taken various sizes of groups there. Dakota's has an interesting history - they are below ground and you take an elevator to get there. Ask about the history. A definite "must dine here".
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Excellent food and service. A bit difficult to get to during rush hour traffic but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Rest Week!
    TastyCakez
    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
    YumYum
    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