Knife
Knife

Knife

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.knifedallas.com/
  • Phone: 2144439339x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast daily 6:30 am - 11 am
    Lunch daily 11 am - 2:30 pm
    Dinner daily 5 pm-11 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: John Tesar
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Select from Knife's seasonal menus or from a variety of private dining menu options for most any occasion, whether a special dinner gathering, bridal shower brunch, cocktail party or corporate event.
  • Private Party Facilities: Knife's south wing offers semi-private dining for up to 45 seated guests.
    The terrace with flagstone paving, contemporary style and garden views set the stage for up to 60 guests.
    Knife's sleek main dining room is ideal for larger parties of 85 seated guests up to 150 for a reception.
  • Private Party Contact: Kelly Krause 2145602865x
  • Special Events: Visit our website to see all upcoming events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mockingbird
  • Public Transit: Across the street from DART's Mockingbird station.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet parking available
A word from Knife
Knife's extensive menu celebrates the diverse flavors and substantial tradition of American regional cuisine. The menu evolves with the seasons to feature the freshest seafood, poultry and local produce. Knife sources its ingredients from regional purveyors across the country to heighten the authenticity of the menu. Diners experience the soul of American cooking with rustic flavors, approachable dishes and the intimacy of sharing familiar American food together with family and friends.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Knife reviews from OpenTable diners
141 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
79% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (89)special occasion (74)hot spot (52)vibrant bar scene (44)romantic (41)notable wine list (38)good for groups (29)neighborhood gem (19)late-night find (13)great for outdoor dining (5)great for brunch (5)great for lunch (5)scenic view (4)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Yummy!
    LovedHurleysVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The bacon slab was very tasty, the 60 day dry aged Niman ranch bone-in ribeye was fantastic (much better then the 10oz filet), mac-n-cheese was excellent and service was wonderful. Sommelier's help with the wine list was wonderful - she suggested 2 wines that we loved and didn't come close to costing a fortune. Look forward to a return date to try more of the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Great Food and Service
    taftie10
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I went to Knife with a few friends and I was very happy with the food and service. You could still tell the staff was new, but overall they were very good. My only complaint is that it was somewhat expensive compared to the quality of the meal. For example, one of my friends ordered her steak medium rare and her steak came out medium. My other friend ordered her steak medium and it came out rare. This shouldn't happen at a restaurant of this quality. On a side note, the Bacon tasting plate is awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • 5 star food ... 1 star service
    AldenTheDallasFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The siracha pork belly was perfect, the bacon tasting was great. The oxtail ravioli is an absolute must, from the first bite it exploded into my top 10 dishes in Dallas! Unfortuantely as great as the food was my evening was hampered by the poor quality of service, if you want to make excuses about it you can attribute it to the fact we ate outside on the patio, and our waitress had only been employed for less than a week, and she admittedly was rushed through the hiring process without proper training. That being said I can understand her lack of menu knowledge, but 30min before my first cocktail hits the table, 2nd course of food on the table and I have to physically get up to go find her to get a glass of wine.. NO excuse for that.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • KNIFE Cuts Like A ... SWAG
    CharliesAngels
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This place is so vibrant, so very cool. We cannot remember when a server was so adroit at walking us through a menu. The detail, care and concern was refreshing! The steaks were like buttah! The bacon sampler we could eat as an entree, if we ordered several ... Fun to taste the distinctiveness of each bacon and savory, indeed. Our server (name is Andreas, I think) was probably the best waiter we've had in a decade. He was so thoughtful, present when needed absent when not needed and we could tell he loves what he is doing. Go to KNIFE and you will feel how SHARP this restaurant is and enjoy a fantastic dining experience!
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome staff
    allenlovesfood
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Staff was impeccable, perfect night my date felt like we were the only table in the restaurant. The dry aged beef had a unique flabor profile
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new restaurant close to home
    MaryAnneW
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    We went here for dinner on a Tuesday night and loved it! I was surprised that the only option for reservations for two were 6:45 and 8pm on the day of. We chose 6:45. Most tables were full with business people, groups of friends, or couples. We had the tuna tartare for an appetizer. They accidentally brought the beef tartare but we hadn't even stuck a fork in (or noticed) when they apologized profusely add brought is the tuna tartare. Both were great! I had the French onion soup for my entree--very cheesy! My husband got the pimento cheese burger and loved it. Overall it was a great experience. The food as great and the service awesome. Oh also, they brought a few little delicious treats from the chef before the appetizer and after dinner.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good & would dine again at Knife
    davbarneVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    My wife and I had our anniversary dinner at Knife after eating at Spoon a few months back. Our service was fantastic and the food overall was a treat. We will go back.
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  • Great Experience
    FreshfoodloverVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Fantastic take on the traditional steakhouse! We enjoyed the bacon tasting as an appetizer along with the heirloom tomato salad. Both were great followed by our steaks which were melt in your mouth delicious! I requested a half order of the penne pasta served as my side and the fresh grated truffle was just amazing. Desserts were the chocolate and banana - both emphasizing varied flavors and textures. The emphasis for the entire evening was on great food rather than great quantities so don't expect the tired old concept of mammoth portions signifying a quality meal. We were still stuffed at the end but it wasn't obscene. If the weather is nice go for the outdoor cabana seating. It was intimate with a great view of the roaring fireplace!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Impressed
    dallasbirthdaydinner
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We went to Knife Friday night for my birthday and were very disappointed. The hostesses were unfriendly, the waitress didn't know the menu, the bacon sampler was unremarkable, the bread on the bacon sloppy joes was stale, the avocado fries are very unappealing and the dessert was tiny and bizarre.
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  • Great!
    BigDfoodie
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our experience! The food and service were top notch. Definitely a place to add to your list of places to visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RWBGVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We thought it was a good dining experience, not great though. Wobbly tables need to be fixed.
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  • Excellent dining-
    MMJTM
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Creative, delicious foods. Very enjoyable in ever aspect
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Steak!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The steak I ordered was absolutely amazing ... one of the best I've ever had. I also recommend the avocado fries. A delicious and surprising dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 5 stars isn't enough!
    Arkansastraveler124
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Absolutely loved this place from the moment I walked in. Have recommended this to several friends already, and will continue ad well! Great staff, service, and hands down great experience! I will definitely go back again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration
    BHiggs
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Celebrated my birthday here with my girlfriends when we stayed in the adjoining hotel. Great food and kind, attentive and knowledgeable wait staff. Lovely experience, would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food took Noisey
    Luv2Eat
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Very good food, with confusing menu categories, too much noise for the price point. Over a very nice overpriced dinner with wine. Enjoyed but probably won't go back.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice dinner
    Table4two
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We enjoyed a nice dinner with an outstanding steak for 2. If we lived closer, we would frequent Knife on a regular basis. Wish it was on a high floor with an outdoor view of Dallas.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for birthday dinner
    Kathleen
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Brought my guy here for his birthday dinner. Staff was awesome. Wished him happy birthday multiple times and educated him on the menu/making recommendations. He liked it a lot. Thanks again Knife!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Special Night
    lovemygarden
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    The steak was fabulous, I had ordered a sauce to go with it, but the steak was so good, I didn't end up using the sauce, I didn't want to cover up the delicious taste of the steak. The waitstaff was terrific, very attentive and friendly. Loved the roasted veggies and mac and cheese. It was a special night with my girlfriends and couldn't have been better.
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We loved the food only problem is they don't have champagne glasses and did not leave the bottle with a ice bucket on the table so was unable to see if we had the whole bottle.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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  • Knife is very well executed
    globaleater
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Chef Tesar is one of Dallas' gems and full of talent and courage. He has put together a wonderful menu with terrific selection and totally delicious steaks. But there is much more than steak here and totally professional service.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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  • Came for apps, stayed for beef
    NeilAdamMcGinnisVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Bacon, Uni, Bone marrow- 1/5 (only 1 bone, bone marrow rendered so it's just grease mixed w/ bacon bits with hot, fishy uni on top) Open-face beef cheek sandwich- 5/5 (incredible meat but sauce was a bit too heavy) Avocado Fries- 4/5 (avocado seems to be unseasoned which baffles me) Tuna Tartar- 5/5 (very good seasoning, oddly served with a big piece of bread that tasted like naan but thinner) Cocktails- 3/5 (uninspired) The appetizers appear to be grossly overpriced for the quantity/quality. The bone marrow dish was the most expensive one i have ever bought and the worst one i have ever had, and i honestly had extremely high hopes. It didn't even come with a piece of bread, i guess you eat the greasy bacon directly with a spoon...??
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • Perfect for our anniversary
    SethH
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The steaks are delicious. The pork belly and oysters we amazing. Delightful experience that everyone should try.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food
    LAinDallas
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Incredible food, diverse meatcentric menu with perhaps the best filet and ribeye we have had in Dallas. The service is overly intrusive at times but professional. I never want nor need 3 separate waitstaff to ask me about my food at each course. I spent more time assuring them than I did chewing. With that said, what I was consuming was nothing short of superlative.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good meeting place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Always a great place for quiet business meetings. Great staff who are attentive, but not intrusive. Reasonably priced and excellent menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • awful service
    JML12345123451234512345
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Good food awful service. We were there for a birthday. We got the very early and were the first ones in the restaurant. The service was slow, and unprofessional. We were never told the specials, nor about the menu. We had to flag the waiter down every time we needed something. The dishes were slow to be cleared all night, and some never left the table. Glasses from our pre-dinner cocktails were still sitting empty on the table when we paid the check. We had to flag down the manager to clear the table long after we had finished dinner. For the money that they charge, better service should be a given. No excuse.
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  • Great concept, fair execution
    hypemndVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    They definitely have a lot of interesting cuts on the menu, which is refreshing to see. The only thing I would add is some additional side items. Nearly everyone at our table was disappointed that the only potato item was french fries. The service needs a bit of work. Coordination in the kitchen was off--we saw cold items sit in the window for 15+ minutes while hot items were being prepared. It took an hour between appetizers and entrees, wine and cocktail delivery was slow and the servers lacked polish overall. The kitchen was also out of several items on the menu.
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  • Meat is the star!
    Spritpea
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    If you love meat, this is the place to eat! Perfectly seasoned well cooked steaks and side dishes. This restaurant does not disappoint. The bacon sampler is awesome!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Should be named "Meat"
    Goodtogo
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Knife in the old Palomar Hotel, is all about the meat. Lots of exotic and rethought meat choices . Aged beef is their thing and they do it well. The Crispy Pork head is excellent (but a lot of food- share with the table). We were stuffed after the pork but had to trudge on !The steaks ( Tri Tip and Flatiron ) were prepared well and the salads ( choose the peas shoot salad with pea sorbet - my favorite). I think this place will make it because Dallas is a town that loves its steaks. The booths are very nice , but a little warm the night we were there. Great "Show Kitchen" atmosphere Next time, I'm doing the Bison aged bone in Rib eye !
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Foodies
    Satisf
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Food was sumptuous! Would highly recommend...waitstaff need to learn to be engaging!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Turning Tables
    CeciVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We are John Tesar fans & anxiously awaited the opening of Knife. We decided it would be perfect to celebrate our son's 30th bday. All was going great up until the very end--we had paid our bill & were finishing our drinks. The server offered us some champagne. We thought it was a nice gesture in celebration of our son's bday or a thank you for a nearly $500 bill. Nope, it was all a ploy & we were told our table was needed to merge with another due to additional attendance of diners on that reservation. Champagne at the bar. Really? Just rude. It ruined what should have been a special & memorable occasion. We love JT--we wore out our welcome when he was at Spoon. But, this displayed such a disregard of customer service we won't be back.
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  • Knife is Sharp
    TonyG
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I was skeptical about going to Knife but we were celebrating a friend's birthday and that is where she wanted to go. Generally, I don't like”fancy” food – tongue, spicy blood sausage, etc. are not my foods. Give me a prime steak, a baked potato and a glass of red wine and I am happy. We all opted to choose from the New School selection of meats. Each of us chose a different cut – coulotte, tri tip and flat iron – all of which are known as chewy, difficult to cook. They all were very tender and flavorful. The sides – mac & cheese, onions rings and creamed spinach – were all very good. Our waitperson was friendly and helpful. My final thought was if these lesser cuts are so good and tasty, I can't wait to taste the main cuts.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Outstanding
    G8viewVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This restaurant is outstanding - and the food was simply amazing - artistic, delicious and simply fabulous - our server made our experience superb - we were taking our daughter back to school (SMU) and will be eating here every time we visit Dallas.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Good Steak!
    BLTgirl
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Damn good steak! Not much else. Very loud. Service just ok.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of a Kind
    foodie4life
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This restaurant is one of a kind. They have some unique offerings. The bacon tasting is a must try. The service was very personal and I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HBrooksVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Service was lacking. Brought wrong food. Very nice but not as good as he should have been for the price of our dinner. Very expensive!
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    sprchas
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I saw a review of the Ozersky burger in the observer and needed a restaurant for my wife and I to celebrate our 18th anniversary. Knife was the right call. From the moment of being greeted, the staff was very attentive. The food was great, service was great, and they gave us a great desert as a gift to us for our anniversary. I want to thank the staff for a great evening. I look forward to returning to try more of the menu.
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  • Good, but room for improvement
    Dallas345545VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Very nice, upscale looking place. They advertise the lamb as a serving "for two"; I'll tell you right now, it is most definitely for one. Only 4 chops. I ordered my steak medium, and got well done, I'm talking zero red whatsoever. Being a steakhouse, I was surprised that the waiter did not ask me to cut into the steak before he left to make sure it was cooked properly. I didn't say anything, still tasted good. I will definitely return. They did comp the dessert for their mistakes. You have to give them a break, being they are sort of new.
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  • Outstanding
    ChefTVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    First time dining at Knife and it was delicious! The service is top notch and the food is delicious, steaks are such great quality. I can't wait to come back and dine here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Chef Tesar has created an incredible modern twist on the steakhouse. With everything old school dry aged cuts to new school value cuts, the menu has something for everyone. There is such diversity and creativity on the menu, every foodie should be in heaven.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.