Steel
Steel

Steel

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.steelrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2142199908x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm;

    Happy Hour: 5pm - 7pm

    Dinner:
    Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-10:00pm,
    Friday-Saturday 5:30pm-11:00pm,
    Sunday 5:30pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese
  • Executive Chef: Jason West
  • 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 Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Available for all size events such as private office parties and home catering.
  • Private Party Facilities: The dining room is available to book for private parties.

    Contact us for special group prix-fixe menus.
  • Private Party Contact: Cary Bass 2142199908x
  • Special Events: NEW WEEKDAY HAPPY HOUR

    Join us in the lounge on every
    Monday - Friday from 5:00-7:00pm
    for $3 off cocktails, draft beers, glasses of wine & glasses of sake.

    We have a changing menu of Asian share plates and select
    sushi maki rolls at a special happy hour price of $4 each.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hall Street (1 Block from Oak Lawn)
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is complimentary. Public lot is also available.
A word from Steel
Steel’s interior design expresses a Zen theme. Steel serves authentic Japanese & Indo-chine (Vietnamese) cuisine, a sushi bar with fresh seafood flown in daily, and a walk-in wine cellar with wine collection of over 1000 boutique vineyards. Steel is located in the heart of Dallas, Oak Lawn / Turtle Creek, just a few minutes from downtown. Hold on to your chopsticks!!
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Steel reviews from OpenTable diners
89 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (44)romantic (39)fit for foodies (37)good for groups (24)notable wine list (23)neighborhood gem (21)hot spot (19)great for lunch (19)vibrant bar scene (12)late-night find (11)great for brunch (5)great for outdoor dining (3)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Great service
    Yesitwasgood
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Sometimes you get good food but the service is lousy. Not at Steel. We were welcomed warmly and felt like guests all evening in this lovely dining room. Ask for David. He is a wonderful waiter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    A friend and I visited here for Restaurant Week and had very slow service. After asking for the restaurant week menu our waiter made a disapproving face. He took our order after what seemed like forever and throughout the meal he only came to our table to drop off new plates, never once asking how our experience or food was. Such a shame because I would have gone back it's so close to my work but after that experience I'll be taking my sushi needs elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Over books their tables
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I made a reservation and I got there 6 minutes early I told them I had a reservation and they told me they had no open tables and it would take another 20-30 minutes to be seated. Reservations here for tables don't work because they make you wait anyways. What's the point of making a reservation if you still have to wait when you arrive. Couple came in after me with no reservation and they were told 20-30 minutes too so I guess it's useless to make a reservation you will have to wait regardless.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Crowded
    foodievirgo
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This places is marvelous, however, being cramped into small spaces was not appealing. Will have to try for lunch. Possibly less table on top of table and people vying for pass through in the narrow walk ways. Everywhere you walk had to be in a side step. It would be ideal if they removed some tables. Or utilized the small space better. Now i'm curious by chance to see or know how many entrees die on the floor from the tight space, or lack thereof, setup. Or maybe i was drunk. TIP sit in a booth. or at the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    FoodandFun
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Dinner was excellent. Excited to return! Sushi was amazing! Fast service and friendly staff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Parts of it were great
    friscogirl
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Went for restaurant week since I hadn't been there in years and realized after booking the reservation that it wasn't at the same location I had been to years ago? I liked the old location and atmosphere better. The food was still good. For my entre l I ordered the Garlic Chili Prawns with Sesame Noodles. It had great taste except for the fact that my 4 large prawns were VERY overcooked and rubbery. I could not eat them. The seasoning and the noodles were amazing though. I also got the Volcano cake for dessert and that was DELICIOUS! My friend with me ordered the same dessert and hers had no "volcano" in hers. Hers was more like dry chocolate cake. I would say that if the food was more consistent it would be great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    First time diners due to Restaurant Week. Cocktail was delicious but martini glass was chipped. Appetizer ok, entree fish was very good, but it was 20-30 minutes between courses. By the time the manager served dessert it was 7:45 when reservation was for 6:30. Don't know if kitchen the issue or server. Won't be returning.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Girls night
    natemelcoop
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We came as girls night out for restaurant week and had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good, but a bit "glitz"
    DRinDallasVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We enjoyed the food quality, variety, service, ambiance and drinks. We just thought the restaurant was trying too hard. $2400 bottles of Chateatu Latour in an Asian fusion restaurant, really? The wine/sake/cocktail menu was a novel. The server said a number of times "we have the best sushi in Dallas". And the bling of the decor was just too much. I wish they would tone it down a bit, and let the quality of the food do the talking. We'll likely go back, for the beef tataki, the sea bass and the maguro...not the Latour!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nicest staff w/great food
    DallasHealthyGirl
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Bento box and miso outstanding. Music a little loud but the outstanding service more than made up for it! A little hard to find in high rise so go to valet instead of parking underground. too confusing
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    YummyBuddha
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Food tastes fresh and menu is inspired. Surprisingly not very busy during a weekday lunch. Valet service available.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Realy good food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I really enjoyed the experience and the food. The service was excellent. I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asian Cusine that's Awesome
    DFWDiningDiva
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We went to Steel for restaurant week lunch and it was our 1st visit. The parking is easy, restaurant is a visual experience and the dining is 5*. We had Misty for our wait person who was most personable and professional. Excellent ambiance and the taste and presentation of each dish was a work of art. Flavors were amazing and portions easily split. I highly recommend Steel for anytime and enjoyed the lunch restaurant week choices. Definitely return
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food & Service Amazing
    Kimg
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Amazing food and service to match. Enjoyed a leisurely lunch on a Monday when it wasn't too crowded so conversation flowed. Dinner dining can be loud but that is just part of the atmosphere. Bento box lunch is a steal here for lunch and my companion enjoyed the KRLD Restaurant week menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor late night.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Some items were great. Some items were a little cold. We were last table sat so a little rushed/forgotten
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    Jenboyd72
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Steel obviously has a few problems. We were seated right away because we did have a reservation which was at 830 pm on a Saturday night. Drinks were served pretty quickly. When we ordered our food, it took an hour to receive it. I ordered their special which came out over cooked and burnt. One of the sushi roll platters came out wrong so after waiting an hour that was even more disappointing. Overall nice place but terrible service. Not worth the money that night. We have come here before with a better experience which was in 2007. Better places to go in Frisco.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steel is still good
    amr612
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I first found Steel over a decade ago and have often visited on special occasions. I do not think it is quite as good as it used to be, but it is still quite nice. Unfortunately, we recently returned for our anniversary and found that they had removed both of our favorite dishes. We both found something new, but neither of us liked it quite as much as our old stand-by dishes. I am not saying we won't return as it is still a very good restaurant, but we may find a different place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Restaurant
    esdine
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We took a couple of friends that were visiting from out of town to this restaurant. Everybody loved their food and enjoyed the evening. The ambiance is just right for a fun night out.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy lunch
    jewelryVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I met a friend here for lunch and got the bento box with cod. It was delicious! Steel has been around a long time and it had been years since I had been here. I will be back soon!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, but service too relaxed
    Fresco3VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    My tuna tower was excellent, although I would have enjoyed it served with wonton crisps to use as dippers. I asked for some and received little wonton strips. The sea bass in the Bento Box was tough and stringy, so it was hard to eat with chopsticks - it really did need a knife and fork. The service was too relaxed and a little too inattentive for a business lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Super Service, Cool Atmosphere
    CindyVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Our first time at Steel and we loved it. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. Many food choices, we skipped entrees and ordered starters to share along with some sushi. Favorites were the squid salad and the sea bass. Sunday is a great night to go, not crowded and wines are half price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • TexasbelleVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Fun place. Main dish a little too spicy. Fantastic fried rice. Great for diners under 50!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best
    joeB
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food and service were excellent. We will be back often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best
    LaurieYVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Fantastic food and service. New favorite. Very attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Sushi, interesting wines
    billpVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The good - solidly tasty sushi - and the price is reflective of the quality - for example, during our visit, no farm raised, frozen cheap salmon here - real, freshly flown in wild Alaskan Salmon. Wine list was eclectic and had some notable gems. Beer on tap including a local micro brew. Served well presented. Service was attentive efficient and my water glass was never empty. Our waiter, however, needs some work and judging by other comments this appears to be an ongoing issue for them. (1) he was doused in cologne.(2) had no idea what the specials were. (3)represented a dish as being one thing, it was entirely something different and instead of apologizing and asking if we still wanted it-he served it and said, "they changed it"...
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great romantic dinner
    dpsgmail
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Booked a table based on reviews, running late but were very accommodating of the reschedule. Showed up and had the table all prepared. Server helped with saki selection and we poured through the menu. Was surprised at the range of Asian cuisine; will definitely have to come back and try the others! Picked some sashimi and rolls, and ordered the baked oysters for a starter. Oysters were fantastic! Think it's only a special, but recommend. Sushi came out after and it was wonderful! The tower of tuna was really excellent. Throughout, the service was great, the ambience was so cool with the sharp, industrial look. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All Smiles
    LoveToEat
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The restaurant has great customer service. And we love the food. Everything is fresh and hot ready to eat.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Steel
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Great sushi and sashimi. Loved the soft shell crab. Service very good. Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Steel
    FishBears
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Was surprised and happy to see the beef, chicken and sushi combination regarding Steel. I was in Dallas on business but had a date with a ladyfriend and she found Steel - she's from Dallas. I'm a small rancher in the Hill Country and always think of Richard Bradford's book "So Far From Heaven" about cowboys thinking, "fish is food for bears" but I still like sushi and y'alls' menu was elegant and everything we had was great! Good service and the Apple Galette was the best dessert I've had, lately. Keep it up and hope to visit y'all again! Only had dinner so couldn't "specifically recommend" for anything else, reliably but would do so gladly for what I experienced personally.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lmavVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My new favorite restaurant! Loved this restaurant! Food was delicious and great service! This was our first time there and already told many friends to try it. Will definitely be a frequent diner at Steel!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • elegant and delicious
    dylaneats
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Excellent service from the moment you walk in. Wine list was extensive & cocktails were delicious- try the Spanish Martini for a little variation on the classic drink. Dinner was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved it!
    XavierVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Went here two nights ago as per concierge recommendation and it rocked. Was no Nobu but certainly held its own- food was outstanding (a bit spicy at times), drinks very creative and the service was super friendly and easy going. Will go back anytime. Not sure what people were complaining about prices- maybe because I used to live in NYC I don't notice it but take my word for it: well worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Had some great seafood - salmon and sea bass. Both were great - good veggie sides. Service was very good, too. Wines were good but not great - odd that a cabernet was suggested as a wine to go with our fish. But we had an Eroica which was recommended; a bit sweet but good with the fish. Check out the bar for a drink before dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • keithVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    The hostesses were rude and disrespectful. If we had not been here on another visit to Dallas , I would have walked out. The waiter was excellent as was the food.
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  • waited 15 years...
    DrEP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    To dine here, and definitely won't wait that long again I can't wait to return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    Laurend33
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We were seated at table in wine room which was perfect setting for a date. The food was superb and the service was great! Highly recommend to all
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 642 reviews are from the Steel reviews archive.
  • Service Disappoints
    Ibelin
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    The food at Steel is always good - but it seems one runs the risk of hitting or missing on the service.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Phenom & Fab!
    Italynette
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    My closest girl friend and I are always looking for great sushi. We've come across some pretty nice restaurants but we both fell in love with Steel after our first visit a couple of month ago. The service was exceptional and then the sushi, omg! Perfection! The SeaBass appetizer was to die for and the unagi melts in your mouth. Of course, we could not stop there, the Chocolate Bento Box topped it off and we left two very happy girls. This is definitely our new spot. :)
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good
    Love2eatVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Food was good as usual...really liked the Mango spring roll.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as it used to be
    olympicVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Had dinner at Steel, the crispy beef which I have had many times was more crispy than beef. The seafood noodle dish was horrible. The prices are so high I felt I had thrown away my money. Probably will not be back
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