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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,
Dallas, TX 75206
Steak, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
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 - 12AM (Monday-Thursday)
12PM - 1AM (Friday & Saturday)
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Complimentary valet parking available
Across the street from DART's Mockingbird station.
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
Special Events & Promotions:
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Knife Ratings and Reviews
We were really looking forward to eating at Knife and brought good friends who would also appreciate the experience. It was good. It wasn't exceptional or amazing and I'm speaking about the food and the service. For the "Best Steakhouse in Dallas" rating - of course our expectations were high going into the restaurant. We ordered the bacon tasting along with the charcuterie selections to begin and then the two guys had steak while my girlfriend had a burger and I had the bolognese. We included some sides with our meal: roasted okra, mac & cheese, creamed spinach and we all tried an avocado fry as well. We all enjoyed some wine.
Regarding the food: the bacon tasting is interesting and in the end - you're not overeating on the fattiest food ever. It's like five small bites of bacon (once they cut it for your table) and it IS kinda fun to try to taste the difference. We could've skipped the charcuterie if we had known how much of it was pâté-ish. Made us wish we had gone with the lamb meatballs instead.
The guys liked their steaks, but their comment was that it's hard to mess up a dry aged cut. The burger was completely gone and I took 1/2 of my bolognese home because it was Just That Good. Worth those calories!! The avocado fry was delicious. Only need one, though. The spinach is not creamed (so that word should really not be in the title). It's surprisingly much healthier than expected - more like "steamed" spinach. The mac & cheese was barely touched - so not as yummy (or we were full). Only those who like okra will like the okra. Sadly, it will not convert those who don't. We left zero room for dessert, but enjoyed the nice touch of sweet little treats served at the end.
Regarding service, our main server didn't give a good vibe impression. We felt like she was "putting up" with us and we're not rowdy, just talkative. The guy with the bread was WAY friendlier with a better sense of the menu. We wanted to LOVE Knife, but we only liked it.
Tro my mind, this is by far the best steakhouse in Dallas. The aged beef is exquisitely seasoned, and not overly salted or buttered like the chains. Although pricey, it's worth every cent. The béarnaise sauce (which remained perfectly stabilized over the course of the meal and didn't separate like less-expert preparations) perfectly complemented the Ribeye, which you should allow the kitchen to slice. The creamed spinach with shallots is delicate, not gloppy or casserole-y like some restaurant offerings. And save room for the unique desserts (enjoyed with french press coffee). They aren't too big to cap off a big steak dinner, and leave just the right sweetness to conclude a meal. The noise level varies greatly depending on what day and time you go. Earlier is quieter. If the bar is full, it's boisterous!
Tried the bacon tasting appetizer per other recommendations...I think others hyped it up too much. For me, at the end of the day bacon is just bacon. It all tasted good, but it all tasted the same. The real star of the show for our meal was the Big Eye Tuna Tar Tar. Very clean tasting and super fresh! We shared a dried aged ribeye and thought it was very good. The only disappointing part was it was already sliced when it arrived at our table. I feel like it cooled faster than it should have, but that did not stop us from finishing it all. Overall, it was a very good experience with exceptional service.
We went to Knife to celebrate my son's birthday last night. Jasmine, our waitress, was very sweet and did a wonderful job and the food was very good. However, our experience with the sommelier was not so pleasant. My daughters (ages 24 and 27) ordered a half bottle of Chardonnay and the sommelier who delivered it had a very condescending attitude. He never introduced himself .He carded them after bringing the wine, which is fine, but the manner in which he did it left them both feeling slightly embarrassed and unwelcome. In my experience the sommelier is usually informative, helpful, and passionate about wines. This one was not. Aside from him, we enjoyed our experience.
Great meal! Started with the bacon tasting and fried avocados and dined on a 120 day dry aged bone-in steak which was cooked beautifully and was absolutely worth the premium we paid for it! String bean and mushroom sides with a rich Cabernet to compliment the meal. Modern atmosphere, not the coziness you get at some other venues, but you can't beat the food. Great bar (anybody that can make a Black Manhattan without asking what it is get top marks from me).
We tried to go to knife a couple of months ago and as soon as we pulled into the parking lot we got a call saying they would not be serving dinner that night. There was a fire in the kitchen or something and because of the water they were having to close for the night. We finally rescheduled and went. I was a little disappointed they were not participating in restaurant week and I almost canceled to go to a restaurant that was, but had been looking for forward to trying out knife. I had put in the notes on OpenTable that we were supposed to be there the night of the fire and they did give us the bacon tasting appetizer and lamb meatballs. No one in our party liked lamb so I guess that wasn't much of a bonus. It was a very nice gesture however. Food for the most part was very good. We had the fillet, skirt steak, and the 32 ounce shareable ribeye maybe? The filet was by far the best meat. The skirt steak, while it wasn't tough, had a chewy texture. Almost felt like it wasn't cooked long enough, but When we cut into the center, it seemed to be the correct temperature. The macaroni and cheese was delicious and so was the truffle pasta. The salsa Verti french fries were good to begin with but begin to taste little weird as they cooled off. Overall it was a good experience and as a top chef junkie, was happy to visit a John Tesar restaurant .
If you love beef, you will LOVE this place! Pasta with black truffles - amazing, and the sides were all fantastic. Our server, Ryan, did a great job of guiding us through the amazing menu. Definitely a special place for my son's birthday - we will definitely be back!
The steaks were worth every penny and then some. Large selection of wine choices. The sides were tasty and large, more than enough for two. The pre-meal bread selection was a pleasant surprise. The desserts were not up to par with the other menu selections, a little too unique for our taste.
Service and steak were fantastic. Menu offering local cuts of meat and vegetables is refreshing. Heirloom tomatoes were disappointingly flavorless and sliders were just okay. Overall prices are a little high BUT the quality of ribeye I received, price was inline. And griiled medium rare to perfection. They were very attentive to our drinks and bread. Breads were also extremely good.
The atmosphere is cool but it is loud near the entrance and open kitchen. I will go back at some point due to the steak.
Just wanted to get out of a rut and try something different, but this was not a restaurant I would return to. However, If you like RED MEAT, then it's probably worth a try, especially if you have no problem spending $125 on a steak. I chose a burger and it was fine, but at the end of the evening, I could have easily gone to Liberty Burger and gotten something just as good for a third of the price. The meal ended up costing $100/per person (the cheapest bottle of red wine was $100). I had also dined once at Spoon, the chef's previous restaurant and had found it pretentious and over the top in so many ways. Both restaurants just try too hard to impress; so if you prefer simple and understated, then dine elsewhere. I should say that I did enjoy the lamb meatballs (appetizer) and watercress salad, but I should have called it a day at that point!
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