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
93 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
65% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (48)special occasion (38)fit for foodies (28)kid-friendly (23)romantic (19)great for lunch (17)hot spot (16)late-night find (14)neighborhood gem (12)great for brunch (11)notable wine list (8)great for outdoor dining (5)vibrant bar scene (3)Show More
  • Not good
    TKorlando
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    We had a very bad experience! The salad bar was mostly empty bowls but what was there was cheap packaged salads. The soup pot was empty but was refilled after about 20 min. The experience is nothing like the more upscale Brazilian steakhouses. walking up to the meat bar was a very rushed experience and we were presented with a grill full of uninteresting meat. The lamb carcass looked like it had been there for days and was only bones. I would not recommend this establishment. Service was the best part of the night, waitress was nice.
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  • Waitress had to many tables
    yummy
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Waitress had to many tables for one table. Waited for a while for side items. Didn't explain everything even though she asked us if we had ever been there. And we replied no
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A+++
    Richard
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    The knife restaurant is excellent spot to have a extraordinary lunch. The meats, the salad bar, the service, the manager was very polite going through every table asking for feedback about the experience. Great!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best Kept Secret
    NateHall
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    My friend Reynaldo introduced this restaurant to my wife and I about three months ago and we fell in love with it. We drive all the way from Daytona Beach to the Orlando location just because the food, the people, the ambiance is absolutely amazing. Just two night s ago we had our business associates come in town from Virginia and we had to take them to The Knife and they loved it also. Its perfectly prices with meal, bottle of wine and desert as an all inclusive. We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone whether its the family or the president of a country, its a great place for all. The food choices are bountiful, delicious and fit for a king! Thank you, JR Hall
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant for Lunch time
    Gitigiugiu
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    It was an excellent lunch experience for Christmas Day. We liked everything: food and service. Kindly people at the "Bar BQ" area. We feel like in home.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not All That
    KG13
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    We went to The Knife for our Christmas Dinner, as it was advertised as an Argentinian Steak House, and we had high expectations. We were seated right away. The salad bar was small, and was almost out of salad (lettuce) when we went through. The choice of meats were basic to fair cuts of meat at best. You have to go up (self-serve) to obtain your meat selection(s). We waited almost 20 minutes for drink re-fills mid-meal, waited another 15-20 minutes for dessert (scooped Gelato and pre-made cheesecake), and then waited another 15 minutes after we asked for our check - so that we could pay and leave. I would compare this to a Golden Corral experience, and will not be returning.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went to celebrate our X-mas
    nana
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Went to celebrate our X-mas work party, food and service was excellent! as always We Love the place! Wish they would have it decorated for the x-mas holiday season.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best place to celebrate
    surprise
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    my husband surprise me for our anniversary it was awesome
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nevercomingback
    Linvilleplumbing
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    We would have enjoyed the dinner if. The waiter had known anything about the food, salad bar was picked over and had not been looked after, the meat was old and dry, like it was cooked earlier that day. My wife is from Argentina and she was looking forward to this experience. Big disappointment. I guest they figure that being so close to Disney, you will always have someone people who do not know any better
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  • HAD MUCH BETTER FOR LESS
    eagleflex
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    ALL THE MEAT WAS DRY AND TASTELESS! I was there at 6pm and there was no lamb the chef told us it will not be ready till 8pm! Probably would have been dry too that includes pork and chicken
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  • Great Service!
    Samantha
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    It has great service because you have 3 or 4 waitresses waiting on you and explaining things. They have a basic salad bar and then a grill station. There they have 15 different meats that they will cut to your temperature preference. It includes salmon and sirloin.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Knife
    HarmonyJim
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    A must do for anyone local who loves meat!. Great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time, won't be the last.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    My girlfriend and I tried this place the other day. It was pretty good. The price was really good for the selection. They gave each person their own bottle of wine(house wine) .For what it was it's well worth the price. You can go to other places like Texas Da Brazil of Fogo De Chao and spend way more,but if you're not trying to spend in the 100s for two people.This is the perfect place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Hidden Gem
    brindlewood
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    We found The Knife in Kissimmee to be a most wonderful place to dine with the exception of a couple of drawbacks. It seems hidden behind other buildings and tucked in the back. If you are a tourist it can be hard to find. The other problem was the noise level. There were two continually screaming kids there while we were dining, the sound reverberated throughout the whole restaurant and was very distracting to the ambiance. The service was top notch and the food very delectable. The selection of salads and meat from the open grill along with the best sweet potatoe fries we've ever had made this meal really good. To top things off the Dulce de Leche Crepe's were truly to die for, A fine ending to a lovely dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Although it was not 100% authentic
    luv2trynew
    Dined on 11/13/2013
    Although it was not 100% authentic Argentinian food, it came very close. Food, service and the whole experience was great.i don't live in Orlando but will make it a point to stop here when in town.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not good
    Macylane4
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    This restaurant is very pricey for what you get. I wanted to order something ala carte. I couldn't so I ordered the all you can eat. Only smoked meats of very poor quality. Over cooked and cheap meat. The server said it came with a side. I had mashed potatoes that took 15 minutes to get there and were cold and clumpy. A meal for that price and not even comparable to Golden Corral. Golden Corral we would have saved a ton of money and had a better meal. Recommend you go somewhere else.
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  • Great... even though it's a chain
    ConciergeGuyVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Great food, service, and atmosphere. While the food was a bit salty, it's supposed to be that way. The salad bar was continually kept up with. It was stocked with great fresh salad/toppings. They had a really nice cheese selection as well (The white/goat cheese was super delicious). The meats and vegetables from the grill were expertly cooked and seasoned. The only thing that I would recommend not getting are the ribs; they were a bit tough/dry. Over all experience was great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Dinner
    jeffh
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    Food was very good. Service was okay but expected being in the tourist part of Orlando where all service isn't top notch. Needed more to drink but never saw our server after we ordered but then I was at the grill line waiting. Grill was good, would be helpful if they had the meats listed by the grill so you knew what you were asking for, instead of relying on the menu you are giving when you arrive and then is collected once you order. Standing in line to get the meat from the grill was really slow and time consume spent most of the time doing this. Cold bar wasn't something I was thrilled with, the other diners with me liked it but wasn't overly impressed. A better system to get the meat items from the grill would help.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expected better
    shishkabob
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    We recently tried The Knife restaurant in Orlando for the first time. My wife and I were antisappating a great meal, but were disappointed in the food. The pork ribs were dry, the sausage very salty, and the flank steak was average. I love charcoaled meats but was not thrilled with this meal. We could barely understand the Spanish cook as he explained what meat was what. Our server was good, but the sides that came from the kitchen ( fries w/skins & sweet pot. fries ) were nothing special. The salad bar was pretty good as was the included dessert ( i had choc. mousse ) but for $28 per person and after reading about this restaurant online we had EXPECTED BETTER TASTING FOOD.
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  • Good Food at A Reasonable Price
    Robert
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Reservations were easy to get and we were seated immediately upon arrival. The ambience was very nice and our waiter was very attentive. The salad bar was excellent with a lot of variety and fresh items. The beef and pork was very tasty when we went through the line the first time; however, the veal was very fat and lacked flavor. When we went back for a second helping of meat, the beef that we were served was the fatty left overs even though there was plenty of uncut beef available to be served. Overall a good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • will never return.
    Ally
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    I took my husband for his birthday, the service was horribble and the bill was completely off and when we told the waiter he argued with us and said that if we had a problem to talk to the manager who never came. It was way to expensove bad service and horrible time over all I will never return there again.
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  • Not what I expected
    matt
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    I was disappointed to say the least. I've been to Texas de Brazil, and this is nothing like it. Was most disappointed that it was self-service. Brought my fiance there for our engagement dinner and realized it was very casual. We won't be back. I can enjoy better food at a local restaurant and know my food quality will be better.
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  • loved it
    jonsteed
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    The food as well as the service were spot on. The all you can eat buffet was worth it! We will be seeing you again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's No Texas de Brazil
    Priceless1
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    The food at this restaurant is served like a cattle call. You're supposed to walk up to the pit and request meat but there's no clear idea as to what meat they serve. Unfortunately the meat was extremely bland and I was very disappointed. I spoke with a lady that is a manager there and she brought me meat with much better flavor but great lengths of speaking to the manager shouldn't result in better tasting food, the quality should always be there. I would go back to visit the manager but doubt I'll spend my hard earned money eating at this restaurant again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Truly enjoyed my first visit here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    The food was very god for an all you can eat, buffet style Argentinian grille. A wide selection of meats and poultry, en extensive salad bar, and plenty of additional food items. The price is right and for a few bucks more, you get your choice of beverage (including beer and wine) and dessert. Definitely not a quiet romantic place, but rather vibrant, energetic, and a truly fun atmosphere. The wait staff was incredibly friendly, knowledgeable and very helpful. I would definitely recommend it to others and will be returning in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, late-night find, hot spot, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SaladBar and noise level
    Dawn
    Dined on 8/1/2013
    We found, not enough items on the salad bar and was hard to choose the correct type of items due to items being mislabeled.When brought the mislabeling to their attention, the staff did not put the correct labeling on the food. As for the noise level, the table we had was very noisy. while we were talking to each other, the adjoining tables were very loud, seemed like people were yelling at each other and kids running loose.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it was ok
    mojojobeefy
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    Wasn't what I thought. 24 dollars should be worth. Maybe if it was 15 id go back. I'll. Stick with paying a lil extra and go to Texas Dr Brazil from now on.
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  • Great night
    Zahymar
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    I visited the restaurant for the first time for our anniversary. The food was very good and it offers a lot of options. I choose the price that includes dessert and drinks and I think it was great. The waiter was very friendly and his service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • language barrier
    Victordm
    Dined on 7/11/2013
    I do not want to say all of the food was dry and inedible but the chicken and Argentinian fries were particulary unpleasant. The beef was very good but service at the meat bar was a very unpleasant experience for an Enlgish speaking patron. I would not recommend it to travelers unless you are bi-lingual (spanish being second language)
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  • not what we expected
    openminded
    Dined on 7/3/2013
    Although the service waitress and hostess were wonderful the food was awful. Salad bar was mediocre, no cold cuts or cheese selections just mostly selections of pickled veggies, potato salads and awful seafood medley mix. Noone in my family of 6 enjoyed dinner and we are pretty adventurous eaters. Grilled veggies were very dry and so was the meat. Thought we could save a few bucks by coming to what we thought was just a scaled back version of texas de brazil or fogo de chao but it wasn't even close.
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  • Not my cut of meat
    TorontonianTravellerVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2013
    So --- we checked out the Knife in Orlando. Just a note -- it is in a section of Orlando with a lot of other chain restaurants. I would say that it is great for families as it is pretty kid friendly. The price per diner is fairly reasonable and the staff is friendly. However, I have been to so many more Argentinian and Brazilian restaurants that do this so much better. Price includes sides and salad bar. It was ok -- but I won't be running back there. I don't require 5 star dining every time -- but the meat should be flavorful -- it and sides seemed rather blah to me. So if you don't like your meat heavily spiced -- it might work for you.
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    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food and the waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    The food and the waitress were great, but the older gentleman in the grill/ meat area was very rude and disrespectful to my daughter and son and then when I questioned him about his attitude he gave me an attitude back. If it wasn't because the food was actually good and my waitress was nice I would have just picked up and leaved. The food is great! Watch out for the older Argentinian gentleman in the grill/ meat area he is not pleasant to kids or adults with kids!!! Will not ask him to help me at all!
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    good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Does not honor open tareservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Booked on Open Table. However when we got there we had to wait for 45 minutes before we were seated. The manager just said he had overbooked and offered no apology. My kids fell a sleep and they would not even let them eat for free even though they only had a drink and no food. Waiter was very friendly and serviceable. He made a difference since we already had a bad experience. Food is mediocre. I have been to the one in miami and can tell the difference.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service! While it certainly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Service! While it certainly a different way to dine, the service was lousy. Our waiter had 6-8 tables, some large parties. Always had to ask for drink refills. Desert was an extra long ordeal waiting to give order then waiting to get desert. The place could be a hit, if the service was better. The food was OK, just need to watch the meats and get them how you like. The fries were great.
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  • We liked it. I have no complains
    Marcelitten
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    We liked it. I have no complains like others. I recommend it. For the price you get more than what you pay for.
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  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    Food was lousy. Meat was like jerky. Must have been on the grill all day. Very loud. You could barely hear your own table. Only bright spot was the server was nice. Expensive for what you get. Disappointed.
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  • Review's from Canadian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    I have nothing but excellent comments for the overall services, food, ambiance, maitre, music, very friendly environment. We met people for many other countries, Portugal, Germany, Holland, and of course Argentina, the exquisiteness of the BBQ Argentina Style is definitely a big catch for all of us. I most definitely would recommend to anybody that like to enjoy a special occasion or just a friendly drop in.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet