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About Knife

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,

5300 E. Mockingbird Ln.
Dallas, TX 75206
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
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-11PM (Sunday)
11am - 12AM (Monday-Thursday)
12PM - 1AM (Friday & Saturday)

Cross Street:
Mockingbird

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(214) 443-9339

Website:
http://www.knifedallas.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking available

Public Transit:
Across the street from DART's Mockingbird station.

Executive Chef:
John Tesar

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Visit our website to see all upcoming events.

Knife Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (32)
Special Occasion (29)
Good for a Date (26)
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Hot Spot (12)
Fun (10)
Authentic (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Seasonal (5)
Casual (4)
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Great for Brunch (3)
Happy Hour (3)
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Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Everything was so great! We went for a birthday celebration and I appreciated the attentiveness of the server but at the same time she let us enjoy a leisurely meal.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 7, 2017

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!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 7, 2017

The most amazing steak we have ever eaten. Yes a bit pricey but worth it and the staff make it worthwhile too. Would go back and thoroughly recommend

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Very good food with exceptional service. I highly recommend giving Knife a try. If you go there you must try the Mac N Cheese it is some of the best I have ever had.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Overall a pretty good experience. 240 day, dry aged ribeye was awesome. Wine pairings were perfect. Would go back again for sure!

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

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.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 27, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Dallas, and that's saying a lot. No better selection of premium steaks anywhere. Very creative side dishes. Great service. Excellent wine and spirits list.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fun
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The food was good! The service was good! It is pretty expensive!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 27, 2017

knife never disappoints. The food and service are always amazing. Desserts were a little artsy would like something more substantial but you go there for beef and it's amazing

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The steak was not a good as the last visit. Ordered steak medium rare and it was still cold in the middle.

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·Dined on August 26, 2017

I had been wanting to taste John Tesar's food for a long time after watching him on Top Chef. It was better than I imagined. Also the service was outstanding. Can't wait to go back and hopefully meet John

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food & service was excellent as usual - it's nice when the staff remembers you.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Authentic, Romantic, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 24, 2017

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.

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·Dined on August 24, 2017

The knife is hands-down one of the best restaurants I've been to and I will absolutely return. The service was excellent and the shafts are very Down to earth and happy to meet and chat with customers. Just a really great experience

Tags: Comfort Food, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

The food was terrific. Best Seared Tuna I have ever had.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The burger did not disappoint, def worth the praise. Also had the bacon board and the bacon jam might of been the best thing I ate over the weekend. Great service, prices very reasonable for a steak house.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Temporary air system blows directly on tables. Makes food and you cold quickly.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 14, 2017

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).

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

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 .

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The service was wonderful. The complimentary desserts were also a nice treat! The bacon tasting is a must get. Will definitely come back!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 11, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on August 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Everything we had was wonderful! You should definitely try it!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 5, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on August 5, 2017

One of the best steaks I have ever had. Service was also excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Top notch in every way, can't wait to go back for a 5th time!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Went for 18 year old's birthday celebration. Exceeded expectations. Will not hesitate to return!

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·Dined on July 31, 2017

I'm a 51 year old businessman that travels worldwide. This was the best steak I have EVER eaten anywhere. Be sure to get the Bacon Tasting. It's also amazing.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on July 28, 2017

I've been to many places around the world. And this is by far one of the top places to eat. From a tentative staff, to outstanding food. I will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 27, 2017

It's good for a special occasion, date, quite spot to grab a bite great ambience and staff loved my first experience at the knife

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 23, 2017

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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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We had our first visit and we will definitely be back.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Everything was fantastic as it always is. Top level service, apps, steaks, drinks, and dessert. I've never had a bad meal at Knife !!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 22, 2017

service was great. food on the other hand was very much over priced and not very tasty.

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·Dined on July 19, 2017

100 day bone in rib eye was the best steak I've ever had in my life. Peter Lugers doesn't even come close !

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Third visit to this gen. Masterful steaks and wonderful wines.
Service is first rate.. when you dine ask for Ben.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Pricey but worth every penny. Service was outstanding and the ambience is great. We are not from Texas but would definitely return to Knife on our next visit.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Bartenders were great. Overall ambience was great. Best filet I've ever eaten. Waitress was extremely unpleasant. Would have given the restaurant 5 stars if she wasn't our server.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Food was delicious, but service was sub par. When I am going to a high end steakhouse, my expectations are high....just too many other options who can deliver both good food and impeccable service.

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