Knife

4.5
841 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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 6:30AM - 10:30AM (Monday-Sunday)
BRUNCH 11:15AM - 2:00PM (Sunday)
LUNCH 11:30AM - 2:30PM (Monday-Saturday)
DINNER 5:00PM - 11:00PM (Monday- Thursday)
DINNER 5:00PM - 12:00AM (Friday & Saturday)
DINNER 5:00PM-10:00PM (Sunday)

BAR AND LOUNGE:
11AM-11PM (Sunday)
11am - 12AM (Monday-Thursday)
12PM - 1AM (Friday & Saturday)
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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.
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Special events & promotions
Visit our website to see all upcoming events.
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 841 People Are Saying
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Palm Springs
43 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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OT
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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TA
Central Texas
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, unique food. Impeccable service. The charcuterie tray to start was fantastic, and the grilled spare rib was on point. They even had my favorite IPA - Yellow Rose. Great evening!

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BP
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cool place and great food. A little people watching on Saturday as some of the pretty people came out.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food & waiter, good wine

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SG
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food and service and the ability to enjoy a nice cigar after dinner on the patio by the fireplace. We always request Manny, he provides great service, recommendation and truly knows how to take care of a table!

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ME
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The steaks are pricey but part of the cost can be attributed to the size of the steaks. Most of them are 30+ ounces. My food was warm, not hot, and so was my wife’s. The 240 was not available which was probably a blessing since it too is 30 something ounces.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

There were people enjoying An extended Friday happy hour. In the restaurant itself was flat - not much hammering. The menu has interesting selections. However, most are not for a party of two. If you are looking for a cut of meat for just you, you better be in the mood for a filet.

Meat was cooked correctly. Just wasn’t very good.

The wine list had some great selections. They are ridiculously overpriced.

Won’t go again.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Smaller hotel restaurant, but if you are looking for an amazing steak this is the place. Great variety of cuts. The flavor of the dry aged Akaushi Ribeye can't be matched. Haven't gone anywhere else for steak since discovering this place last year.

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NP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The service and atmosphere were great, unfortunately, the steak was not. I took a friend there for her birthday, she ordered the steak medium-well, what she received was barely edible and looked like a lump of coal.

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

Smaller restaurant inside hotel. Reservation seating was at the (bar) , which is not really a bar but rather a sushi bar style seating that faces the cooks.
There are two distinct levels of meat and prices are according to aging time of the meat. The aged 60 day meat runs about 55-65.00 each. Sides are extra and about 10-15.00 ea. The aged 240 day meat ran 115.00-200.00 ea.
I brought my wife for our 33rd anniversary. After searching with the intention of finding the best steak in town, I gravitate to the knife.
In all fairness, she chose only the 250.00 meal instead of the 400.00 meal.
My opinion. Ehh. Was it good? Yeah, it was good. Was it exceptional? Was it the best meat & meal I ever tasted? I mean for this kind of money & the reputation & marks from previous patrons it should be, right. Well, no it wasnt. Sorry. I tried. I never saw what all the hoopla was about. Ambiance was plain. Server was ok. I have had a better steak at half the price.
If I am ever forced to go back, I would definitely get one of the aged 240 day steaks & half it. I regret not trying the high dollar meat but I feel that is no reason to short change us low life’s that only buy the 60.00 cut.

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

Best burger I’ve had in Texas. I wore shorts due to the fact I didn’t know I’d be going to Knife, I was definitely underdressed but the staff was welcoming.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The dry aged exotic steak was excellent and cooked to perfection and the banana dessert was delicious and fun and priced accurately. Liked the additions of the vegetables and dip at the beginning and small sweets at the end. Creamed spinach was more like sautéed spinach so would not order that again. Ambiance lacked with loud crowd from the hotel in the bar, poor ventilation, improved after restaurant settled down in volume, carpet needs to be replaced, were not greeted for over 10min when entering the restaurant, sommelier delayed in coming to table had already gone through 2 courses. Would need to work out some kinks before I go back

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GJ
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Awesome food. One downer—as I was sitting as a solo guest looking at the staff preparing I asked my server for one onion ring. I was rebuffed. As a business owner. I would have said yes. Instead of a perfect experience

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TF
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef John and his team really delivered a fantastic dinner for our anniversary. Our server Jeff so knowledgeable and attentive. And the food was absolutely phenomenal. We’ve been to a lot of steakhouses in Dallas, but this is our favorite!

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JN
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The monstrous 32oz dry aged Akaushi ribeye was cooked to perfection and poorly seasoned. The chimichurri also left much to be desired. Enough to feed two with a few sides.

On a higher note, the ozersky cheeseburger is absolute perfection.

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AP
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Steak and tuna were amazing. Had a side of fries and asparagus which were ok. Wish our server would have told us more about the selections. All-around good but I'm not super eager to go back. Next time will do one of their burgers and sit on the dog-friendly patio.

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RM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was great. Very friendly and professional. We tried the Bacon Sampler and drinks. A good place for a quiet conversation with friends and fine dining experience.

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j
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

waitress katie joe was sensational serving our guests

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EH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and impeccable service! This was the best steak have ever eaten and the onion rings were to die for!

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LS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down the best Mac and cheese I’ve ever had in my life. The bacon tasting is a definite must!! Our steaks(filet & skirt steak) were cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. Loved the bread basket options. Service was amazing. Great atmosphere

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Y
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I were visiting Dallas and I spent a TON of time finding the right steakhouse. We ended up going to Knife and it was AMAZING. It was a quick Uber drive from downtown and in a cute shopping area. My husband ordered a fun whisky drink, the 44 Farms Filet Mignon 10 oz, and asparagus. I ordered a vodka diet coke, 1/2 “Garden Salad,” 8 Minute Egg, and the Fettuccine Bolognese. Before we received our order, we were brought yummy Crudités with goddess dressing and freshly baked bread options and butter. My husband's steak was cooked perfectly and my bolognese was to die for. They gave us complimentary mac & cheese also which who doesn't love that! We knew dinner was going to cost more than we typically spend so chose to skip dessert. We were brought out after dinner treats anyways and they were also delicious. They have so many staff members that you don't go left alone ever and it was the most attentive staff in the world, which we loved. We WILL be back!

ps - we sat at the counter looking into the kitchen which was super fun - highly recommend. Thank you!

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JQ
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food, service, dessert, and overall experience. Highly recommend.

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C
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Definitely a hot spot if you like steak. I'd go straight for the aged steaks. They do a great job with the sauce pairings (try the avocado fries for example). Not so much a fan of the wagyu skirt steak.

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SO
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

I was expecting a lot more. The filet steak was average at best. This restaurant was touted as one of the best in Dallas. My wife and I have eaten at most all of the nice steak houses in Dallas and this one did not even come close to the same quality. The truffles pasta dish was the bright spot in the dinner though.

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D
Dallas
41 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is outstanding beef - but the table setup as blended with the hotel lobby is lacking.

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M
Memphis
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent meal as always. Service was attentive despite being an extremely busy night with extra customers in the bar area. We sat at the food counter which equaled an enjoyable show of food prep. Steak was excellent, well cooked, tuna tartare and truffle pasta were divine and keep us coming back time and again. Have eaten here for many of our special occasions & will certainly be back!

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j
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Lackluster and underwhelming. We chose this restaurant after reading about it in a magazine and thought it would be a fun evening for a birthday celebration as we were coming in from out of town. When the wedge salad (which has two main ingredients) is the best part of the meal, there’s a problem. Service started out well and slowly tanked. There was a 30 minute gap from the time the salads were removed from the table until the steaks were delivered. Would have been nice to maybe have some bread or something during the wait however the bread service must have a one and done policy as they would not even make eye contact once they served us our “slice” of bread..

We ordered the 32oz 60 day aged sirloin and it was over cooked and lacked flavor. The wagyu skirt steak was also over cooked and tasted like a burnt shoe.

Per our 10 year old- the Mac and cheese was a “disgrace” as well.

It’s sad when an Outback Steakhouse can deliver a better quality steak than this place.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had an Angus and an Akaushi Bone in Rib eye, both 45 days dry age. The Angus tasted much more musky than the Akaushi, in our opinion it was too strong of a taste, we could not understand why such a difference if both where 45 days. Two days later we had a Rib eye again from the same Akaushi ranch at a different place it was a much better experience!
In short when we want Akaushi (Wagyu) we will go somewhere different.

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SC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 3

Food. Came out raw three times took 45 min to get final meal and then it was comped

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m
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was extremely good. The steaks were the best. Our server was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. Will eat here again the next time we are in Dallas.

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HA
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food, and wonderful service. I really enjoyed our experience. Too full to enjoy dessert!

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S
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, great food and great Service. Can’t wait to come back.

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TJ
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We ordered the crazy expensive dry-aged steaks (filet and rib eye).
The rib eye was good, but I've had much better cuts of meat for nearly a third of the price. So - not a good value respective to the $. Having said that, overall the food was very good - appetizers, salads, sides....
Wait staff very good.
I would recommend to a friend / associate.

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