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For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 23 times today


638 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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,
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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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)

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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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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Cross street
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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.
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What 638 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Abeltron (Dallas)
4.0  Dined 14 hours ago

We arrived about 20 minutes early for our reservation, but the hostess was able to seat us within just a few minutes anyway. Our server was friendly, but did not offer to explain. The menu. The iPad based wine list was a nice gimmick, but poorly executed in that the descriptions given for the wines did not describe the wine itself, but were stories by or about the winemakers - not particularly helpful in choosing a wine. We wound up selecting the cheapest Pinot noir, which was a fine-tasting wine, but still pricey at $48 a bottle.

We stuck to entrees, one side, and dessert. I had a 24-oz bone-in ribeye, which was well-seasoned and nicely prepared, and my wife had the oxtail ravioli, which she was warned contained chicken livers - apparently some diners were sending it back when they figured this out after tasting. We both enjoyed our entrees very much, though I personally am confused by the need to sell such huge steaks. Maybe they’re meant to share?

Our side, the roasted bussels sprouts and cauliflower (more cauliflower than sprouts by far, though the sprouts got top billing) were okay, though more salty than they should have been. The dessert we chose, passion fruit sorbet and chocolate-macadamia panda cotta with crumbs and dollops, was very good.

vipRSGTX (Houston)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Great in every way
One of the best

5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We came up for a date night one Sunday. It was absolutely fantastic. As a chef myself I could tell the care and quality of the service and food. We seriously appreciate a restaurant like yours.

vipFoodee (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We had a great overall experience at Knife with both phenomenal service and food. From the cocktails at the bar prior to dinner to the bottles of wine recommended from the som to the after dinner drinks and dessert it was all worth it. The steak and sides are mouth watering and cooked to perfection. Try the filet & or Smokey skirt steak with the okra and mushrooms. Yum!

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Best restaurant experience we’ve had in Dallas. The food was incredible and actually a great value for what we paid. Service was amazing too. This is now our go-to date spot!

Foodie2400 (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We were there for a Saturday lunch. Food was good, but the kitchen was having a bit of a problem that spilled onto the diners. I never thought that service interferred with food; however, in this case, it did. Food was good, but service and the kitchen staff made the experience miserable. The manager was magnificent; however, he could never overcome the childish behavior of the kitchen staff and the lack of service of the server. Too bad, we wanted to love this restaurant.

5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

A great place for celebrating my son's 18th birthday. The food, atmosphere and service was wonderful!

John (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Food and service were great but the ventilation system in this place needs an overhaul. We came home smelling like bacon and grill smoke.

vipmclonghorn (Dallas)
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Very disappointed - burgers were way over done and it took forever. Service was so-so and the place was practically empty. Ate dinner here about a year or so ago and it was very good - lunch was terrible

OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Our server, Alberto, was so professional yet still friendly. They took very good care of us!

vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The experience was mostly inconsistent.

We plan to return to check out the rest of the menu and give things another try.

OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018


vipRichard (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I made my reservation 2 weeks in advance. Was told only times were 5:30 or 11. I chose 5:30 but called each day to see if something opened at a more reasonable time. Even had American Express Platinum concierge service call, but to no avail. Showed up at 5:30 and THE PLACE WAS EMPTY!!!
I told the “greeter” that I had tried for 2 weeks to change the time but was consistently told nothing was available. He said the tables were all spoken for and they would be filling up soon.
I watched. It did not fill up. By the time we left at 7:15, there will still four or five tables empty that could have accommodated our party.
Service was fair. Food was good, but other steak places as good and far more accommodating.

OpenTable Diner (Memphis)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

In town visiting both my boys who attend SMU and also celebrating my Dads 80th birthday, who was in town from Atlanta with my mother and friends.
Knife was delicious convenient, as staying at The Highland , flexible with accommodating delayed flights etc . A wonderful dinner, Jeff was a fantastic, engaging, informative waiter, and the evening was perfect.
Knife never disappoints! Tip top all around. 5 Stars!!!!

JessicaS (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We made reservations before we came into town from Kansas. My SO was very excited to try a dry aged steak. I got the roasted chicken. My chicken was NOT worth the 60 minute wait, and his steak was absolutely not worth the anticipation or price. We loved the bacon sampler we got as an appetizer. It wasn’t worth our $213 ticket at all. Very disappointed, and wish we would’ve left it at the Dallas steak we had Friday evening. But, my SO had anticipated having “the best steak of his life”. We both agreed we should’ve went to Joes Crabshack like I wanted to. Our waitress was amazing though! We visited 2/3/18 around 6pm