The Knife Restaurant - Orlando
The Knife Restaurant - Orlando

The Knife Restaurant - Orlando

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thekniferestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (321) 395-4892
  • 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
92 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
67% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (55)special occasion (33)fit for foodies (30)kid-friendly (23)romantic (16)great for lunch (14)great for brunch (13)late-night find (12)hot spot (12)neighborhood gem (11)great for outdoor dining (9)notable wine list (7)vibrant bar scene (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Great food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    First time there. Meat is very good not a large variety though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    warmsnotontoast
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Upon arriving with a reservation, our table had been assigned but we didn't have to wait long to get a tiny table tucked in a corner. The waitor in our section begged off citing he was "too busy" and gave the table to another waitor. Our assigned waitor turned out to be kind and patient. The food was mediocre, The chicken had sit too long on the grill and was dry. The steak was ok as I asked for medium rare. All this was buffet style. You get up to go get all your food and the meat section will cut you what you ask for. Not a place that I would choose to return but I am a fat, lazy American who likes my food brought to me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's worth it!
    jdestra
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed dinner at The Knife. The food was amazing and so was the service. This was definitely worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2look2eat
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Salad bar was well stock, meats were cut to thick, noise was ok, plenty of meat choices, dessert was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sireatallot
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    it was good. great selection at the salad bar. good desserts. Our waitress Maria at orlando was very good . Friendly guys at the grills.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AWR2Fl
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We had a very good experience at The Knife! Food and drinks were great our waiter and manger was wonderful! Would go back for sure!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service, delicious food
    anag
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I loved the restaurant, great service. Nice place to share with friends
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food was tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Not worth the visit for the prices charged........food was tasty
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I really enjoyed this restaurant.
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    There was a wonderful salad bar and the meats were very tender and tasty.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time having Argentine Grill
    tastetester
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The salad bar had a few interesting finds. The Ceviche was disappointing, but I understand that at a salad bar if it was really good people would gorge themselves on it. Everything was satisfying: I was full after my first platter of beef. I enjoyed the savory sweep potato fries. Dessert was great, one item chosen was included. Though my companion and I wanted a small taste of all the desserts. We suggested that for an extra charge they could offer this...shared fun. All in all, nothing was outstandingly great, but I would say it was a moderately good dining experience overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food Great Price
    Sharb1017
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The Knife is a Wonderful Argentine Steak House. Moderately Priced and a Family Friendly atmosphere. We recommend it highly. We had dinner there for my son's 15th birthday, he thouroughly enjoyed it and was able to eat his fill! We will definately be going again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent!!!!
    meat2love
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Excellent foog, great services, nice price, i will recomend this restaurant to all my friends and family
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Won't go away hungry.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Enjoyed our dinner. It was a complete meal with drinks and desert included.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • my experience was superb.
    Awesome
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    It was a great experience. Everthing was awesome. As soon as you walk in the restaurant, until you leave; service very attentive. I took my sister & my son, they both loved it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Grilled Meats
    RoadTripper
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Extensive salad bar and great variety of tender grilled meats and vegetables. Good value, especially if you have a deal coupon. Went on a Monday and didn't have to wait in any line for the grill. Service was fast and very friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too crowded with minimum service
    Dene
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    It was our first time visiting. We got a table fast, but the service for been our first time wasn't as good, what I mean with this is that If is your first time, server should take her time to explain how everything works, and be more attentive to the table offering things that you may not know. For me I didn't enjoy paying as much as I pay since I was lost and didn't got to really understand until the very end... just wasn't what I expected, not for the value. ...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Unorganized
    AbbySalsa
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The restaurant had all food described on website but dishes were empty not refreshed at salad / tapas bar. The hot sides like rice, mashed potatoes French Fries had to be ordered from your waitress. The steaks were taste but pork, chicken were dry and it was unclear which meats were being servered. If you looking for an Agrentine style chop go with Texas De Brazil!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mediocre Food
    Peggy
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The salad bar is great! The meat and vegetables on the grill are not so great. The meat was all dried out and overcooked with the exception of the beef cuts. The vegetables were all dried out too. They did have an impressive dessert menu. Dessert was the best part.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall Good but could Improve
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Nowhere on the website did it mention that you must get your own food. Other steakhouse restaurants with a similar concept have people walking around with the meat on skewers. The appetizer portion at the salad bar was vast and plentiful. However at the grill the portions of meat/steak given to you on your plate was pretty skimpy. Each of us in our party also felt very rushed while at the grill area. We had questions as to what each type of meat was and didn't feel that any of the guys behind the grill were really able to communicate with us (language) or had any interest in anything other than slicing the steak and getting us on our way. Our server was from Russia and was often visible, however she forgot items on more than one occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pass
    Nmcfsu
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food is bland, meats are overcooked and served lukewarm. The salad buffet is limited; they do serve canned carrots with peas. Was very disappointed with food and service. Our waiter quoted us one thing and then when the bill came charged us diffently. They overcharged us $18! Plus the gelato is not really gelato but ice cream! Save your money & time and go elsewhere! Worst 2.5 hrs spent dining!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not what I expected
    matt
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    My wife and I dined here on our anniversary weekend in Orlando. Our waiter tried to explain how the service worked. You get the salad bar and the grill and two drinks and a bottle of wine to share all included with the meal. The waiters thick accent made it hard to understand but we figured it out. The grill had quite the selection but you had to force the staff to explain what everything was. Some of the selection they had on the menu was not on the grill and needed to be special ordered which could take 25 - 30 minutes. Overall I would not dine here again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service should be improved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I came into the restaurant having a reservation. There is no sign to indicate who a customer should talk to in order to check in. The front desk area was very disorganized. I was told 3 times that a table was being cleared for our group and finally we had to speak to what we think was a manager to get our table. I had been recommended to the restaurant for their excellent food, however I found that the meats were over done and had no flavor. I will say that if the food was good, it would have been a good value for the money. (wine, beer, salad bar and dessert all inclusive).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food. Bad service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was delicious. Many cuts of meat and a delicious side bar. The bad part is that they were very short staffed and while the waiter and hostess seemed friendly, they appeared overwhelmed. This detracted significantly from the experience. I noticed that several parties with reservations waited up to a half hour before being seated. This type of restaurant is generally known for it's good service and careful attention in addition to the food quality, but unfortunately The Knife only has good food, and lacking service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FOOD GREAT SERVICE
    ETP007
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is the second time my wife and I have been to this restaurant, the food was great and our service was good too. My family will go again and again. I like the fact that everything is included.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Evening of Dining
    Sharb1017
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The Knife Resturant is Argentianian food at its Best. The menu offers Sirloin, Ribs, pork, chicken and a few others staples. The salad bar is not too bad, which is good because you don't want to fill up too much on salad with the roasted meats available. the dessert menu has aeveral choice from Flan to Mousse. The location at The Crossroads at Lake Buena Vist does has some traffice problems, but worth it. Overall, a good evening of dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Dining Extravaganza
    casinoVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Amazing selection of food, even for the pickiest eaters. Friendly and attentive service and a staff that really cares. Extensive desert menu. Delicious food and drink. A definite dining experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Eating at The Knife is a good dining experience. I'm still very disappointed that Open Table did not give me credit for dining at Hexagone in San Diego on 9/4/2014. I did directly reach out to the restaurant and the manager told me he would correct this mistake, Since I haven't received the points for this reservation, he either wasn't honest with me or his request has not been processed yet. In the future, I will always retain my receipts so there is no question about making the reservation. In hindsight, it would be helpful for Open Table to clearly communicate to the participating restaurants to always check their reservations even when they only have a few diners.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chuchobel
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
    • 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
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    • 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