The Knife Restaurant - Orlando
The Knife Restaurant - Orlando

The Knife Restaurant - Orlando

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thekniferestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3213954892x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm.
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Argentinean, Steakhouse, Barbecue
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We Catering
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends, or hosting a business gathering or Corporate Event, The Knife Restaurant - Orlando can accommodate all your private dining needs. Give your guests a lasting memory with a unique dining experience. All group sizes welcome from 10-270.
  • Private Party Contact: Private Event Coordinator 8669429423
  • Special Events: Please contact groupsales@thekniferestaurant.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 535 and I4
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Knife Restaurant - Orlando
Established in 2002

The Knife is an authentic Argentinean steakhouse experience, where you can enjoy over 15 different cuts of beef, chicken and pork, all grilled to perfection by our expert "Parrillero" (Grill Master). Our system allows you to try as many cuts as you want, as many times as you please. A dream-came-true for meat lovers!

To go along with our delicious meats, we offer a wide selection of appetizers, salads and sides, many of which are original Argentinean recipes. At The Knife you can eat at your own pace, as much as you wish, combining meats, salads and sides your own way, making every meal truly unique.

Our Argentinean steakhouse experience includes all meats, salads and sides under a fixed price, so that the only thing you need to think about is what to try next...
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The Knife Restaurant - Orlando reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since May 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (37)special occasion (33)kid-friendly (19)great for lunch (17)fit for foodies (17)romantic (14)great for brunch (13)late-night find (11)neighborhood gem (8)hot spot (7)notable wine list (6)great for outdoor dining (3)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Do not go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food was bland. ( later found out it's the way it's supposed to be) The server did not pay attention to us. We were not advised of sides. We saw the busser reset the table next to us by grabbing on the silver ends of the utensil with bare hands and then busser wiping hair and using dirty dish rag with the sane hand. The restaurant was dirty. Moldy ceiling cob webs dust dirt etc. The only thing keeping this restaurant open will be location and transient factor of guests. Locals avoid.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Knife Restaurant Viisit
    VSADine
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We were promptly seated when we arrived at the restaurant. The server explained how things worked. We started at the salad bar and it had a fair selection. Many of the vegetables were tasteless and the salad dressing need salt to give it some taste. You had to stand in line to order your meats. The vegetables are overcooked. The cooks do not know how to cut beef cutting a sirloin across instead of lengthwise. The meats were very tough and at times hard to chew. The meat was way under seasoned and improved with some salt. With some small changes the food here could be greatly improved.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Replace and Change
    JUNIOR
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    No comparison to Texas de Brazil! The front lady was a little rude on the phone and in person. The food organization did not match. For example you need to order the meat you want, and then wait for meat to be cook. The back and fourth discourage you front wanting to make the line again, and then wait for the meat to be cook.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not what I expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Not what I expected when paying 31.50 per person not a lot of food choices. When asking for well done meat I still received red meat. Very poor experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was AMAZING!!
    Cnpx3
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Soo good. The meats were great. Cooked to order. The salad bar had lots to choose from. Felt like I was eating home cooked meals. Didn't taste like I was eating restaurant food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointing!
    Shldknowsteak
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The waitress wasn't very friendly. The guy working the grill didn't understand what steak was. The salad bar was horrible.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Phenomenal Experience!
    algainey
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My wife and I had a great experience at this restaurant. Aside from delicious foods, the service was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Vicki
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Every piece of meat sampled was tender and very well seasoned. Wish there was one close to home.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food allergy friendly
    JustLee
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Having many food allergies makes dining out very difficult but the knife went out of their way to accommodate. The manager walked me through the salad bar to tell me the ingredients in every dish and to the grill to explain their cooking procedures. I was able to eat many things including most meats and lots of fresh vegetables. They even made me special mash potatoes with no added ingredients and French fries with clean oil. They were delicious. The only downfall of the night was a couple of very young, loud, uncontrolled children running constantly around table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Great value, amazing service (our server was amazing), and they give you a bottle of wine per person? Sign me up!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I don't recommend to eat dinner
    Gash
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The restaurant between 8:30 pm and 10:00 pm is collapse, at 9 pm they start to close part of the restaurant and only leave open a few tables. They guys in the barbecue are very nice and polite, but the waiters are not . The food it's better than the services.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • worth e try
    Perfect4Paleo
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Meat selection was good, salad bar could have had a few more selections, but we did go for lunch. At first I though the $28 per adult was pricy, but it includes meal, drink or bottle of wine per person and dessert. Our waiter was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Night Out
    NightOut02
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was my third time dinning at the Knife. This time it was very different. There was no lamb, meats were to dry. It wasn't juicy as the last two times. The salad bar was running out of items. It was hard to identify what was what. Only, one choice of soup. But, I will return to the Knife when the next time I'm in town.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I had high expectations for this restaurant, but choosing the meats was a challenge as you do not have a list of the types of meats available when you are in line choosing your meats. You have to ask the grillers what each item is, and everyone is waiting on you. It felt like a lot of pressure.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • it was a great place for food!
    DonJose
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Our service was exceptional, overall very pleased.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant
    alex
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great food and services!! Best argentine cusine in usa
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great server
    Graduation
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Jack was outstanding, very good on checking up on us and seeing if we need anything, Jack is a real gem
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time
    Saturdaynightouter
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The restaurant was very easy to locate and the staff were very friendly. The food was very good!! First time to that restaurant and it will not be the last. All the meat you can eat!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timers
    MBausman
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We found this via Groupon and were very pleased with the Food. The Salad Bar was great with lots of unique choices and for the most parts, the meat selections were very good. On a down note, we found they had a lot of cuts they advertised that were not avaiable and the only fish served, they did not even start until we were ready to leave so we missed out. One of group was looking forward to the Salmon the most and was very dissapointed. The service, left a lot to be desired. While they had electrnic service call stations at each table, it was the only way to get service. Our drinks took 20 minutes to get and the waitress actually brought our appetizers as we were finishing the meal. We would go again but, only for special occasions
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT FOOD & EXCELLENT SERVICE
    TIGGER
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    WE BOUGHT A GROUPON DEAL PRIOR TO OUR VACATION. WITH THE GROUPON DEAL, WE GOT 2 SANGRIA FREE PLUS A BOTTLE OF WINE PER-PERSON. THE MEAT SELECTIONS ARE GREAT, THE GRILL MASTERS WERE FRIENDLY. OUR SERVER MELANIE, WAS VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL. THE MANAGER (GM?) TIRSO WAS VERY ACCOMMODATING. HE WAS ON THE FLOOR CHECKING UP ON CUSTOMERS AND WHEN I TOLD HIM I LOVE THE CHEESES HE BROUGHT ME AN EXTRA PLATE FROM THE KITCHEN.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time
    johnf
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great place people are very friendly and is great and price good too
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food / Come Hungry
    BandK
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food was excellent, and the server was outstanding. Steak lovers should dine here at least once.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    Dedsy
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Our server was absolutely wonderful, the chefs explained the choices and the food was perfect.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Nothing else lacking
    BrGu
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Excellent food, a very fun experience. Waiter was overworked and the deserts were smaller than expected but other than that it was excellent. What mattered rocked and everything else was acceptable. A little rowdier than expected. Definitely a fun and repeatable experience however.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • exelent service
    rmora138
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The service was exelent the food super good the line for the steak little slow but good food. The server super nice
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the price
    HISS
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Wanted my steak rare and was told I was given the best they could which was medium. Salad bar portion and the sides were OK and the bottle of wine was OK as well. The grill portion was not what I expected much like Golden Coral at over twice the price.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • birthday celebration with family
    Pepo
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great service and ambiance with great food. No rush by servers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DISAPPOINTING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was mediocre at best. Its not a brazillian steakhouse, so that means they dont come around with the meat and serve you. Its all buffet style.
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  • Awesome place!!
    ShyGal86
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I usually never write reviews but this place DESERVES one! I took my boyfriend here as a surprise for his birthday. It was our first time there. Our waiter (whose name I can't recall) was a young man and he was great! Very attentive and polite and treated us great. The food is to die for with only a few complaints. The ribs were a tad bit too salty. But the steak is to DIE for! Also the sides were relish! I will definitely be returning to this place in the future.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs improvements
    pinkteka
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    The best way I can sum up my experience is by categories otherwise my review will be a short story. lol customer service I give 5 stars, atmosphere I give 2 stars especially with the screaming, wild kids and a few flys that wanted to enjoy my meal along with me. The meats I give a 1 1/2 for chicken that was overcooked and cut your lip dry, pork I give a 3 as the loin was ok, ribs were dry on the ends but had good flavor. Oh the sausage link I give a 1 as it was over salted and super greasy and fatty inside. Best meat by far was the beef ribs and the rump roast. Hot sides we tried were the rice I give a 2, sweet potato fries I give a 5 and the empanadas I give a 3. If they weren't soggy and greasy underneath. Only use a groupon here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    Keepingitreal
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This restaurant was great . The food was excellent real Argentinian taste from their empanadas , chimichurri , and meat . The customer service was outstanding . Everyone was on point . The money is well worth it . Giovanna was our server and she was fantastic she had a great customer service skills . The managers are all working and attentive . Mr Carlos Sosa was making sure the customers were not lacking anything . At one point I was by the grill getting something and one of the managers noticed the line getting just a little long and he put on some gloves and got behind that hot grill and made sure he moved that line . If you want to eat good and enjoy some cuts of meat I would recommend it to anyone .
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go someplace else!
    Foodie23
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The atmosphere was terrible - hot, blaring television, tables set too close together, and completely buffet style. Service was terribly slow. Would have walked out immediately if I hadn't bought the Groupon already. Food was only okay.
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  • Great Meats
    amateurfoodie
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    My wife and I went to the restaurant one night for dinner. The salad bad and cold sides were a little disappointing, but the meats more than made up for it. The meat was very good, had good variety, and the cooks cutting the meat for you were very nice. The main all-you-can-eat meal comes with a drink, beer, or bottle of wine each. Yes, an entire bottle. The downside is that if you don't finish the wine (or don't even open it) you can't cork it and take it with you. Good dinner for the price and I will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not what I expected!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    My husband had been wanting to try the Knife out for some time, I decided to take him for Father's Day this past weekend with our two girls. Upon check in we were blasted with the noise from the entire restaurant as the World Cup was on, the hostess couldn't even hear me and that make check in a bit abrasive to begin with. We were seated within a few minute right by the buffet, which had flys swirmming on it, gross! I'm already not happy, how did the flys get in here and then we notice it's actually pretty warm in the restaurant as well. It was very busy to say the least, hot and there were bugs on food. our waitress arrived shortly, we couldn't really hear her either. Buffet was meh, meats were decent. Don't think we are ever going back.
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  • Delicious!
    ray1986
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I had a good experience. My first time at the Knife.. will go again?.. yes... variety of salads and meats, good service , the waitress was very helpful. The only uncomfortable thing are the chairs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for special occasions
    Anita
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Great for all family members and any occasion. Delicious food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    The food was very good. The ambiance was a good 6 out of 10. Great value for the dollar but it could use a little more Argentinian feel to the restaurant. The staff and the owner were very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not that great...
    hreis
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I took my family for the first time to the restaurant to try it out. We made the reservation on open table, and as busy as they were, as soon as we got in they called us to the table. It took a while for the server to come, but when he came, he was very unprofessional. He didn't explain how the restaurant work well, and he seemed like he didn't care. The food was excellent, but the server also forgot our sides that we asked for. Also, when we went to get the meat, there was a person clearing our table like we had left. Took our food and utensils and he didn't even bring back us new ones. After that incident I just wanted to leave. We were celebrating my brothers birthday, and I didn't want it to be ruined.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a bit disappointing
    unccalum
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    We are in Orlando on vacation and decided to try something different. We arrived at the restaurant around 9:00pm...they close at 11:00pm. The salad bar was in need of being refreshed...looked as if it hadn't received any attention in a while. The meat selection was large, but much of it was very dry...as if it had been cooked a while and was just sitting on the hot grill to dry out. The grilled vegetables were OK, but potatoes were hard and undercooked. Not really worth $28 per person, in my opinion.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 29 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 57 reviews are from the The Knife Restaurant - Orlando reviews archive.
  • Amazing All You Can Eat Meat Feast
    JustDiningOut
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    More meat and grilled vegetable selections than you can imagine, fresh from the coals, all you can eat. Yummy hot and cold sides, lots of details like several house-made sauces like chimichurri and more. You also can enjoy a bottle of wine per person or unlimited tea/soda drinks and a single dessert selection (desserts are amazing). The night we went (weeknight) was just $28 a person. Amazing value and unbelievable food. I hope this relatively new company continues to add more locations (currently has one in Spain and several in Florida) Loved the food, concept, and experience. Great staff as well - loved dining here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.