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
77 reviews since May 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
74% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (41)special occasion (37)kid-friendly (22)fit for foodies (21)great for lunch (18)romantic (15)great for brunch (13)late-night find (12)hot spot (10)neighborhood gem (9)notable wine list (7)great for outdoor dining (3)vibrant bar scene (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Sservice is not great (guys of the barbecue are sort of grumpy; they talk and look to you like "anything yo say is going to be wrong) but the steaks quality, preparation, and cuts, and the salads, are excelent. The wine (included in the price) is enough for a very good steak & wine meal. Not all of the steaks are available when you go to the barbecue place. That is not big problem, but it would be better if you return to your table with all you want to eat. Instead, you have to go back later, to see if what you want is available. At the end, when I could finally got a bife de chorizo, it was totally well done (I like medium). Of course I didn't eat it. But, the picaña and the vacio and the morcillas and the chorizos, were really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food
    Joakim
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Ended up going twice during our week in Orlando. Meat was great both time, but service was much better first time. The buffet is not as good as Texas de Brazil but the food is as good or better. The value is outstanding
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just OK
    Alwaysfun
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Staff very friendly, Service was great! Food was mediocre.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excelente Comida
    Daniel
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    La comida estuvo excelente, toda la carne estaba suave y exquisita, muy buena la atención. Lo Recomiendo
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not one to impress
    Outonthetown
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The Knife was not one to impress. The noise level and ambiance were loud and informal. The price was high for the quality of food offered. My date referred to our experience as, "Well this was an expensive golden corral." Neither of us would return to the restaurant as the service was slow and we often had to search and ask other servers for help in obtaining: water, bread, and new plates. There was a hair in the cheese on the buffet and a napkin propped the table from tilting... it still wobbled. The only memorable moments we had with this night were jokes that came from the bad services and shattered expectations.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GREAT FOOD AND GREAT SERVICE
    ETP007
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    GREAT FOOD AND GREAT SERVICE, THE BESTGRILL TEAM, AND THE BEST CHEFS MAKING THE BEST COLD BAR, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Very good food and super friendly waiter attention and friendly, really make you feel at home .thanks
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do not go
    OrlandoLocal
    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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.