Knife

4.5
873 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak

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About

With Knife restaurant, 3 time James Beard-nominated and “Top Chef” contestant John Tesar brings a fresh, new steakhouse dining experience to The Highland Dallas. The menu features all-natural born and raised Texas meats, complementing “old school” classics like 45-day dry-aged sirloin and bone-in rib eye with “new school” evolutions that include culotte and flat iron. In addition to larger “slabs” of meat for group dining — including an 18-hour braised crispy pig’s head — the menu is rounded out by an extensive charcuterie program, bacon and ham tastings, sausages, sandwiches, salads and pasta dishes.

In addition to a sophisticated dining room, Knife offers a flagstone garden patio with a fireplace. A private dining room with its own lounge and fireplace is available for special events.

Knife was recently named “Best Steakhouse” by D Magazine and named "Best New Restaurant 2014" by Esquire Magazine,
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steak, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 6:30 am–10:30 am
Bar
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am
Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Brunch
Sun 11:15 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(214) 443-9339
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
John Tesar
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Catering
Select from Knife's seasonal menus or from a variety of private dining menu options for most any occasion, whether a special dinner gathering, bridal shower brunch, cocktail party or corporate event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mockingbird
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking available
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Public transit
Across the street from DART's Mockingbird station.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 873 People Are Saying
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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The service was really poor! The waiter was super-busy and couldn't really pay much attention. He forgot to order our appetizers and we waited for a while and had to remind him. He waived the price for the appetizers. He also never came and checked with us during dinner. The food, however, was very good. The ambiance was ok; it felt cramped and was quite noisy. Overall, the value was not good for the money we spent!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, we had the bacon tasting with bacon jam...delicious!
The brioche French toast was the vest French toast I’ve ever had. The salsa verde fries were crisp and perfect...the magic burger was...magic! Yum!

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DT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Meh. The food was good, the ambiance was nothing exciting, the service was not memorable. It wasn't an experience. It was just eating food at a restaurant.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

This is our favorite place. We were sadly un impressed with the waiter . We waited long times before he showed up and we assumed he was in the weeds. We had to sit and wait for 15 mins before the waiter came back after the appetizer was served to ask for extra add ons like crackers and horseradish with our oysters.. when we mentioned it initially when ordering. Forgot to put in our last beer so it came after we were already done with desserts. We loved the view of the food being cooked and wanted to personally thank the chefs when we left for how amazing it was. Hoping our next visit will be as great as the previous times!

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is based on our dinner reservation there. The food and service were great at dinner. We also ate breakfast and lunch there and they need to work on it. Understaffed and only one cook who didn’t care much about the quality of food he was putting out.

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Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The steaks are amazing and have a knowledgeable Sommolier. High quality restaurant with decent service....

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a
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

I had the Filet and it had no taste. I was bummed because it is my favorite steak. I went there with my dad and Fiancee'. We enjoyed the atmosphere, but not the food.

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EL
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent aged steaks, excellent attentive service.
Only low spot was one of the side dishes (roasted okra, tomato & bacon) was unappeasably ‘mixed’ up, perhaps it was stirred too much. Consistency was uninspiring , where from the south we are used to okra being somewhat easy to over-work and keeping formed and appealing takes attention.
Ben’s attention on the floor was most reassuring and expected in a high end establishment.
Overall an excellent experience.

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s
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yes. Great food, service and ambiance. Its loud, but we don't have a problem with that.

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AM
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Knife is an absolutely amazing place... made my birthday very special!

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M
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

I would not recommend Knife for lunch on a Saturday... There were only 4 other people in the dining room we felt kind of lonely. Even though there were hardly any patrons, it took a very long time for the food to come out.... We all had burgers / sandwiches and I think 20 minutes from ordering is a long time. Also, I went to taste the "Best Burger in Texas".... the meat was good, but I have had definitely better tasting burgers.

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SH
London
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall excellent meal. Server was great. Every aspect of the food was great. Menu has a good price range of items.

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PM
Omaha
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the third or fourth time I have dined at Knife with the same customers. Those customers were delighted we were once again dining at Knife.

Service is outstanding, from the host/hostess to everyone serving the table as well as management. The food is creative and delicious.

I personally don't care for the electronic beverage ( wine, cocktails ) list, but it is relatively easy to use and selections are outstanding.

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AA
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Everything was great except they forgot to bring us our appetizers. This was my second time to Knife and my second time to have the 240 day aged steak and it did not disappoint.

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JD
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I had googled best steak in Dallas. My hopes were high but I was left wanting. The 38oz 45 dry aged was ordered med rare but appeared very rare and had to go back. For USD135 I expect no returns. The wine list is expansive and expensive and no order was taken until the food was on the table. For a premium restaurant I had a less than premium experience

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LA
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had the Bacon tasting appetizer which was good. Both our steaks were delicious. The sides were good and unique. The dessert was very non-traditional and interesting. It was very good. This is a great spot to impress a date.

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AC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Greta environment great food and nice place . Dry stakes were great

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BS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Too noisy, poor service, expensive wine—need a better selection in the $50-100 range.
Food was really just ok compared to your competition steak houses.

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MH
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My only complaint was how loud it got in the restaurant. If you are hard of hearing or trying to have a business converstaion, it will be a challenge once the entire restaurant is full.

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RD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We like Knife because it’s not too dressy and not too casual with great steaks. Desserts are unique and excellent as well.

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TC
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took my girlfriend here for her birthday. I had to make reservations 3 months in advance. It was all worth it though. As soon as we sat down they already knew it was her birthday and even the manager came by to wish her a happy birthday and check on us. Everything we got including the bread was amazing. She got the filet and I got the 24 oz new school ribeye with a side of pasta and salsa verde fries. It was all amazing food. Steak was cooked perfectly and wasn’t under seasoned. (I always hate when a chef only uses salt on a steak.) We got two steak sauces, both tasted great as well. I will say it more food than one person can eat but we had no problem taking it home. We were also brought her birthday cake which was very nice but she still wanted another desert so we got a desert with blood orange sorbet. Which we cleaned off the plate. We even got to meet the pastry chef which my girlfriend knew from a cooking show as well which excited her. Over all great experience for people who don’t eat out at fancy places often. It definitely cost us but I feel it was worth it.

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H
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was excellent he knew the wine and the menu. The dteaj, a 10 is filet was superb, nice crust of seasoning. The spinach was insane.

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BE
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak in DFW! The pork belly and tuna tartare appetizers or excellent but the Akaushi filet was amazing! We’ve had all of the great steak houses in Dallas and Fort Worth and the most unique, great tasting steak, is at Knife. Period.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Paid $115 for steak special. It wasn’t very special. Should have gone with multiple filet mignons.

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

New Years eve

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San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our only regret is not visiting Knife earlier. This is my new favorite restaurant! I can’t decide if the food was better, or the service. Perfect steaks, oysters, amazing sides and expansive wine/cocktail selection. Our server, Jeff, made us feel like VIPs and the entire staff was in point the whole evening. Comfortable seating, low lighting, and an all-around fabulous dining experience.

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PT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional

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LG
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were great, I had accidentally picked the wrong day for my reservation, but they were able to seat me and my wife. Food and service was excellent.

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F
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Went to celebrate a birthday and everything from start to finish was a disappointment. We know a good steak and enjoyed a great evening at Pappas a day earlier. Everything Pappas was, Knife was not. The tables were too close together and the waiters kept hitting into our chairs. The steaks were not good and in no way as juicy and flavorful as Pappa’s. We were greeted at door with “so we are celebrating someone’s birthday and we will have cake”....at the end of the meal no cake was served. We will never go back there and highly recommend Pappa’s or the Town Hearth where food, service and ambience is the best in Dallas. Perhaps the silver envelope with black letters spelling out “The Damage” says it all and of very little humor to the four guests and their $550 bill!!!!

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SS
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 1

Well, first of all, I reserved a table for two about a week in advance and let them know in the notes that it was supposed to be a romantic date night with my wife for Christmas. When we arrived about 15 minutes early for our reservation they said they could go ahead and seat us so we followed the hostess through an empty restaurant to a bar that had a glass panel for you to look at the cooks and wait staff (not romantic). My wife said, “It feels like we are in a fancy Waffle House.” So we both ordered 45 day dry aged bone in ribeyes ($115 each). I have had dry aged beef before and this tasted to me like a 28 day wet aged steak. Not even close to a 45 day dry aged steak. That’s strike 2. Strike 3 was seeing the cheeseburgers and fries that other patrons had ordered and they literally looked less appetizing than a burger from Chili’s. I’m not exaggerating, these burgers and fries could have been purchased at a concession stand at a Mavericks game.

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b
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great experience sitting at the counter and seeing how they prep/cook the big steaks

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PT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is outstanding. Food is beyond superior. I love Knife so much, I think I'll marry it!

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L
Palm Springs
45 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequent Knife a few times of year visiting our SMU daughters and this trip was for the youngest’s graduation! The is the second time we have asked Master Pastry Chef Eric Cobb to make a cake for our celebration and it was fantastic! Our communication with Eric was easy and he gave us several options and made us this wonderful mousse cake with chocolate, caramel and toffee flavors!!! Our server Jeff was terrific! Thanks to all!!

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K
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Touted as some of the best steak in the country, I just had to disagree. That however is personal taste and not what accounts for the rating.

The front of house waitstaff was distracting in that they all appeared as they had just rolled out of bed, and a little absent minded. Fingers on plates, forgotten drinks. The manager I assume ran most of our food but never introduced himself. The host, while dressed fashionably, had a dangerously short skirt on with her over the knee tights. The kitchen staff looked very professional and on their game.

The “wedge” salad was nothing more than iceberg with approximately 4-6pz of blue cheese dressing smothering it. No other topping than a few tomatoes on the side which had been treated in a balsamic. Again, maybe not for me, but arguably not a salad expected from a top steak house.

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MB
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fabulous experience. Top 10 restaurant, dining experiences in my life. Service was outstanding, Jeff our server did everything he could to make this a great experience. The sommelier was also very attentive and a wealth of knowledge. Will be back the next time I’m in Dallas. Can’t wait to try some of their less expensive options.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in all regards.

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GL
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. The steak was incredible, shared a 38 ounce, 45 day aged Ribeye, each bite simply melted in your mouth. Expensive, but well worth every penny.

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Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Birthday dinner with friends

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good but menu was very specific.Didnt have normal food..I wasn’t really impressed by the food but the service and ambiance was nice. Would take something very special to make me return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was our 2nd Anniversary so we made reservations at Knife for 2 reasons. First cause we like to try new and different steakhouses which we found Knife has great reviews and Second reason is that we are familiar with 44 Farms beef. Our server was great!

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