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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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4.6

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 (31)
Special Occasion (30)
Good for a Date (27)
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Business Meals (25)
Notable Wine List (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Romantic (14)
Worth the Drive (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Fun (10)
Authentic (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Great for Lunch (5)
Seasonal (5)
Casual (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
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Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 12, 2017

I went for my boyfriends birthday to surprise him with a nice dinner and a nights stay at The Highland. I believe the steak he ordered was under exotic it was $110 and we ordered mac and cheese for the side. When the food came out it wasn't hot and quickly got cold because the AC was blowing on it. I really hate to complain about food especially because it is no ones fault the food got cold so quickly. However, the steak came out looking a bit medium and not medium rare how we requested. I mentioned that to the server and she said she admitted it looked between MR and M. It took a while to receive the food so we just ate it as is. I felt bad that my boyfriend didn't quite enjoy the steak as much as I would have liked it wasn't not very juicy or tender. I thought we would have gotten more "bang for our buck."

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Picked this place for my Birthday because everything is perfect. You can view the aged steaks to the right as you walk in and every item on the menu was an adventure. They had an incredible Sinatra Style singer and pianist at the bar named Ricki Derek that has to be the best of his kind of entertainer. Cigar bar and creative cocktails make this place perfection. Came here for NYE as well and have to say this is one of the best Destinations in Dallas' own back yard.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Knife is a good steak concept in the hotel at I-75 and Mockingbird. We enjoyed the charcuterie and a perfect MedRare Flat Iron. Can't go wrong with the Avocado Fries (yes, fried avocado's with chipotle or jalapeno mayo) - hard to execute, they did it well.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Overall, great meal and service, with nice free vegetable crudités and small desserts for everyone. It can end up being pretty expensive, since it is a steakhouse ($45 steak + salad + side, etc.). However, it was a very good steak, and they also have several cheaper options on the menu ($16 burgers, $30 pastas), so you can easily go and have a great meal without having to spend more than you want.

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (México)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Muy buen lugar, no dejen de probar la deegustación de tocino

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 5, 2017

If you love the perfect steak, or an array of pork choices, this place is for you., although the oxtail ravioli is divine! The service is impeccable - each time I've dined here, the wait staff is extremely helpful and accommodating.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 4, 2017

A very good overall restaurant. Food was excellent and innovative. Service was average to ok.
Ambiance was average. Prices are very high, especially on the wine list......overpriced and not useful .

Tags: Casual
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 (Austin)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Food (dry age meat) & service were outstanding! The room was a little warm for wearing a suit.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The service was amazing, the setting is beautiful. We loved all of the sides (avocado fries are a must), the cheese plate, etc., but the main star – the meat — made me not fully love this hyped spot. The steaks are "charred" (burned) on the outside. I asked for medium inside and it was very much rare. If I go back, I opt for anther entree.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 2, 2017

The staff is so accommodating and the food is heavenly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 1, 2017

I love Knife. The 10 oz filet was absolutely amazing! Everything from the wine, sides and desserts were spectacular. John Tesar is one of my favorite chefs!!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great food, good service.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great place. Excellent steaks. Good champagne. I will return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Late-night Find, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (London)·Dined on June 30, 2017

The restaurant's air conditioning wasn't working which is a huge problem in the middle of the summer. For a restaurant catering to special occasions, they should let guests know in advance so they can make alternative plans rather than sweating through their meals. Seemed really inconsiderate of its customers.

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Food was top-notch. You get what you pay for. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Fantastic dining experience. Bacon tasting was awesome. 45 day aged sirloin was amazing. Service impeccable. The only downside was the lack of air conditioning throughout this side of the building. Guests and waitstaff were sweating throughout the evening. Fix the A/C and it was an overall five star experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Really enjoyed Knife. Waiter was very knowledgeable, great wine list and steaks were awesome (although they tended to be cooked less than ordered).

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Excellent food and service

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 26, 2017

I love KNIFE for the dinner menu. I took some clients for lunch and was very disappointed in the lunch menu. The presentation was poor the food average and very $$$$. Very different experience from the dinner menu . I will continue to go to KNIFE for dinner but never again for lunch.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Service excellent, 100.00 steak flavor 2 out of ten, tenderness - terribly tough, you would find that kind if meat at the golden corral.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 18, 2017

This place never misses. Went for Father's Day brunch and had the short rib benedict and is was absolutely perfect. Service is always top notch.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Jasmine, was our waitress and she was good. But, everyone assisted even if it was not there table. A little pricy on the steaks, but my hubby is a steak lover and he said it was good and cooked to perfection. I had the burger and it was delish. Our mean was tasty and with we only go out to eat once a month. We won't complain about the dollar amount. We just thank God that we are able to treat ourselves and eat well doing it.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We had a wonderful experience at Knife. My dining companion stated that his steak was seasoned and cooked perfectly. I thoroughly enjoyed my pimento cheese burger. Great ambience, great little service touches, they staff is attentive, accommodating, and helpful. We would definitely eat there again.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The whole experience was amazing. One of the best steaks I have ever had.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 17, 2017

If you love beef, you'll love Knife. Food is served lovingly by knowledgeable staff. Unfortunately, air conditioning was not functioning properly during our visit which detracted somewhat from enjoyment.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Good pieces of meat, but a bit overcooked. Service was friendly but not as crisp as I like to see in an expensive restaurant like Knife.

Overall, for hotel food, not bad.

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 (Austin)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Hype blown. We went for Sunday Brunch first of all, service was poor. Our server seemed so busy but we were 1 of 3 tables. We ordered the Salmon Eggs Benedict, Short Rib Eggs Benedict, Avocado Fries, a bottle of Prosseco, and a side of OJ. The bottle with OJ took 10-15 mins to hit the table, the fries never made it, and the entrees were cold. Specifically, the short rib was ice cold in the center. We didn't cause a stir but we are certain we won't return and we're thankful it was just brunch and not a $200 dinner. I believe the menu is great and the chef is awesome BUT your line must be able to duplicate the product the award winning chef produces. Our experience indicates the product and service has fallen short, we are incredibly disappointed.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 8, 2017

An incredibly creative steakhouse and the best flavors in Dallas, a city which can often be a palate-bore. A top shelf bar with plenty of bar seating and cigars for purchase, with an open kitchen and a terrific dining setup. From a service standpoint, one of the smartest concepts in Dallas, from crudites to the dinner mint. Shout-out to Ryan for finding an extra doggie bag bone for our "multiple dog situation." Chef Tesar suggested we return for our anniversary--we'll be back we'll before then. 6 stars or of 5.

Tags: Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 7, 2017

The Bacon sampler is a MUST try! Manny provided great service and the food / wine was wonderful! Can't wait to dine there again!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Host staff was friendly and helpful. They shared their hospitality. The server was solid, informative and attentive. The food was wonderful with the exception of the Beef tartare. It was pedestrian at best. The beverage list is solid. We sat with a view of the kitchen and it was not good. There was food left on the floor for our entire meal. The kitchen staff all had different uniforms some with hats, some with a bandana, some with caps on backwards. the uniforms were not well kept; not a good look. A cook came out to visit friends with a dirty apron. The back walls behind the hood was not cleaned and the sauté pans had carbon buildup. I only share this for the food was amazing the service was amazing and the desserts were the best I have had in 15 years. overall I would revisit this restaurant and recommend it to friends.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 6, 2017

This is an excellent place for all sorts of occasions. Knife has an excellent wine selection and their menu is fit for any type of eater, but especially those who love an excellent steak. Hands down the best Rib Eye I've ever had.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Fantastic Food and service. Truly amazing. Location is ok.

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 (El Paso)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Nice ambiance but tables arr a bit close making it difficult to hold a conversation. Overall Great food and great drinks!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Great food, service and environment. I'll definitely be back to try out this menu.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Food was perfect. Waitress knew all five of our names after introduction/welcome. Totally top-knot he ecpetience.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Met friends for brunch

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We shared a dry aged ribeye with mushrooms and seasonal greens which were pea leaves. Steak was perfectly cooked and had great flavor. Had a 2009 saint emellion Boudreaux that was a great value half bottle.
Service was good. The waiter didn't bug us and took good care of us. My only nick was the bartender made me a vesper and it had a ton of ice in it. You got to strain that so the drink does get watered down too much.

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 (Portland)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Fantastic burgers- I was blown away by the pure simplicity of the food and the lack of gimmicks. The best burger in Dallas is a well earned title. Also at $12-15 what an amazing price point!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Not as quaint as it appears on the pics. Part of a hotel. Still classy and the food was good.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Fantastic food with perfectly prepared steaks and an excellent ambience. Service very disappointing and way out of synch with food quality. With an early Sunday reservation (5:30 since we had a 3 year old with a 7PM bedtime) and a half-empty restaurant, our steaks weren't served for 90 minutes. Agonizingly long intervals between courses. Totally inexcusable was the failure to clear dirty crudité plates for the entire course of the meal.

Poor rhythm of course timing and no effort to straighten up the table at a pricey high-end restaurant left a negative impression on what should have been a home run experience. Too bad, because the meat quality was outstanding, in a town with lots of excellent steak restaurants choices.

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