Knife
Knife

Knife

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.knifedallas.com/
  • Phone: (214) 443-9339
  • 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 WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Knife reviews from OpenTable diners
141 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (92)special occasion (75)hot spot (52)romantic (37)notable wine list (34)vibrant bar scene (34)good for groups (31)neighborhood gem (18)late-night find (13)great for lunch (6)great for brunch (6)great for outdoor dining (6)scenic view (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Amazing food, not an intimate atmosphere
    CJFD
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    meal was outstanding, but you're going to hear every word of everyone else's conversations around you, no intimacy but the food was well worth it
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not a knockout
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Ham plate was great, quite salty but very tasty. Tuna tartare was excellent. Cocktails tasty but small and mild for $12. Steaks were sufficiently tasty but nothing special considering their price. Probably a bit healthier than Bob's but not as good. Desserts were very good. Servers were excellent. Not letting 3 of us be seated and order drinks and appetizers while 4th was caught in traffic was very annoying.
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    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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  • Once again Fantantastic
    LizzyVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Even though the restaurant was extremely busy, we received excellenet service from Ben and the food was cooked perfectly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We don't generally frequent steakhouses but we really enjoyed our dinner. The steaks were tender and full of flavor and the side dishes were delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was good but not outstanding. My filet was slightly more rare than the medium-rare i requested, though it was not so out of line that I sent it back. I also ordered the "Rib" burger - I enjoyed it more than the steak, though it is hard to call it a burger. The mac and cheese was good but not great. Overall, I am unlikely to return to Knife bc there are restaurants with better steak (Pappas' Bros), plus i like lobster bisque, which Knife does not offer.
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    fit for foodies
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Mortadella sandwich was great, but that was highlight. Several dishes brought to the table were lukewarm. The sloppy joe sliders did not have enough filling and were on dry buns (and were one of the lukewarm dishes). Brussel sprouts were over salted. Overall, not nearly what we expected from some reviews and of a John Tesar restaurant, particularly at the price point. While we weren't in the mood for some of the more expensive steaks, everything on the menu can and should be well executed...and was not.
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  • didn't care for it
    tonisVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The bison was tough. The cocktails were small. The creme caramel too salty. And everything too pricey.
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  • Best in dallas for dry age steaks
    Juan
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The best dry age steaks in dallas. Please include more choices of 30-45 day dry age. New York strip and porterhouse.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner Experience
    Dinner
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I took my husband to Knife for his birthday, and we were really looking forward to it based on the and recent reviews and Esquire nomination. Unfortunately we were disappointed. The food was okay, not our favorite. The worst part of our experience, however, was the service. When you are spending $200 on a meal, you expect the service to be pretty good. I have nothing good to say about our service. It took him forever to take our drinks orders. Once he did, he forgot our orders and then took forever getting us our drinks. He was very short and uninterested in us and often came across rude. We basically had to ask him to take our appetizer and meal orders because he rarely came around to our table. We debated ordering dessert, but ultimately decided not to because we didn't want to wait any longer. Unfortunately, I do not think we will be trying the restaurant again in the near future.
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  • great service..too much food
    DenvergirlinDallasVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    This is a beautiful restaurant with awesome staff but the food is just average for the price and there is no customizing of portions for very expensive cuts of meat.One choice for filet, 10 oz, way too much and dry. They bring comp crudites and bread but charge for sparkling water?? Avocado fries are bland. French onion soup more like a custard..too much bread and onion, hardly any broth. Ordered desserts which were good but also brought comp mini desserts after we ate our purchased dessert. $290.00 for 2 cocktails, 2 wines, an app, half wedge, fr onion soup, filet, sirloin, 2 desserts and most of it pretty good but not great.Would return for drinks in lounge and dessert. The highlight was our waiter who took great care of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Fries!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I was here before when it was Central 124 or something like that. I think the place is OK but maybe a bit over priced. However two things were outstanding. The service from every crew member was outstanding, so just for that reason it was a great experience. Besides that the fries were the best I have had in the US. I may go back when going to the Angelika. Good job guys!
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  • Knife
    Boetker1965VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    It was delicious. We had reservations at 8:45 and showed up at 8:05. We were directed to the bar. At 8:40, we went back to the hostess and she said "ok, do you have a reservation?" Not good. Outside of that - food and service were amazing. Tongue was perfect, never had before. Filet, sides and wine were amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Menu
    HemiLaine
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We ordered a dry-aged ribeye for two ($90). It was definitely delicious. We also tried the carrots, macaroni and cheese and avocado fries. The macaroni and fries were awesome. I am a little disturbed by the portion size of the carrots ($8). It was not a sharable plate, and the carrots were miniature. I wouldn't order those again. All the extras (crudites, bread and small dessert plate) were an added bonus. The restaurant is very nicely decorated but also quite loud. I could not hear our friends on the other side of the table. Service was excellent. We had to rush our server because we had somewhere to be, and she was very professional. We would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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!
    Special Features:
    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.
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    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.
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    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!
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    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food took Noisey
    Luv2EatVIP
    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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  • 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!
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    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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    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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  • A contender for Nick and Sams
    PennyVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    More modern and closely rivals the level of service. Bacon tasting is fun and cocktails and creative. Steaks... well, they are awesome. A great place if you are looking for a less stuffy steak house and John is amazing, as we all know from Spoon.
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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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  • 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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