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For 2
Date
Wed, 2/21
Time
9:30 PM
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Knife

4.4
636 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steak
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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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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 636 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.3
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3.9
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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kyleD 
5.0  Dined 3 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.

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vipFoodee (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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!

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DavidF 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

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John (Dallas)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

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vipmclonghorn (Dallas)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

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

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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!

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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.

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

Outstanding!!!

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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.

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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!!!!

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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

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OpenTable Diner (Shreveport)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Service was impeccable (Roberto) as it has been every time we have visited. Food is delicious and all the little extras make it a great experience.

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RobinT (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Steak house? No it’s more it’s a temple to the art of meat. Bacon plate, YES. DIE for bacon jam. Steaks from old and new school you can’t get it wrong.. wow a friend, loved one or business associates. You need meat like this, you need it!

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
1.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Service was slow and food was greasy

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SarahK (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Food was great and service was wonderful! We had these extraordinary oysters that were from 3 difference parts of the U.S.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

This restaurant was excellent from top to bottom. Chef Tesar is a pro, and it shows in both the front and the back of house. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys good food; period.

We had the 45 day dry aged ribeye and the "BIG" short rib along with some sides. Apps and dessert were stellar as well. We were celebrating my dad's 53rd b-day and he couldn't of been happier.

Cheers to everyone involved in this establishment. I'll be back.

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vipCheeto (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Super different from normal Dallas. Fun to take people visiting from other places. The truffle pasta was WOW! I’m going to eat left over for breakfast!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Antonio)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Ben Reynolds is fantastic! Pointed us in the perfect direction for a wonderful bottle of wine. All of the staff were spot on and the food was delicious. We look forward to coming back soon.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

The server was terrific. The kitchen had trouble getting out the tuna sashimi main dish at the same time as the steak.

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Wonderful staff!! Great food!!

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Outstanding lunch!

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ThinSlicer (Dallas)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Was looking forward to eating at this popular and well-reviewed Tesar restaurant. Hours later, I left frustrated, tired and disappointed. I'll be brief regarding our issues; readers of this review should know that I am very familiar with many of the high-end steak houses in Dallas, and my expectations reflect both this experience and the high aspirations of this restaurant.

On to my complaints. First, the food service was very slow. Second, 3 of our 4 main dishes were served either cold (pasta and tuna) or lukewarm(my filet). In fact, the filet (ordered medium), was the driest steak that I have seen in a while; when I cut into it, zero moisture/juice could be seen in the meat, on my utensils, nor appreciated once in my mouth. The waiter offered to make a new one for me. It came out very rare and literally cold (as in refrigerator cold) at the center. They took it back and I, loosing my energy, conceded and had a few bites of my now suitably hot but rare filet.

They did comp me the filet, but probably should have comped the entire meal given the other dishes and the service.

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vipLulu (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

As Texans who love a good steak and have had many of them, we were so looking forward to eating at this touted steak restaurant.
Boy were we disappointed!!!
My VERY expensive steak came out raw and cold in the middle and tough and burned on the outside, with absolutely no juiciness anywhere; so it got sent back.
The sides were okay-I ate a lot of them while waiting for my replacement steak to arrive. Meanwhile my dining companion finished his meal ( a filet cooked as ordered but very dry also-not a drop of juice)as we waited for my replacement steak to arrive. (30 min)
When my second steak was as dry raw and burned as the first one I gave up!
The GM Joe was very nice , service oriented , tried to be helpful . He did comp my steak.
Service was good but irregular-had to ask for more water, a fork to eat with, the bread got taken away -we weren’t done-but left the bread plates (?), etc . Also my French Malbec tasted exactly like my companion’s Spanish Tempranillo -never got that figured out.
So in conclusion-there are a lot of places to get great steak but this isn’t one of them. Won’t be recommending this restaurant to anyone unfortunately.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
1.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Alberto was our waiter and he was FABULOUS! He obviously knows the menu very well and provided great service, but more than that, he was super friendly and attentive. He also made my husband feel very special on his birthday and he did it based off of a small little comment I made on OpenTable when I scheduled our reservation. (The hostess did a great job of acknowledging his birthday, too). It was our first time dining at Knife, and we will definitely be back. When we come back, we will request Alberto. He deserves special recognition and a high five from his boss, or something because he did a SUPER job! Thanks so much, Alberto!

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vipSuzyLovesEating (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

The evening didn't start out great, with us having to wait 30 minutes past our reservation time. Wasn't really handled that well by the hostess. However, once we were seated, the night was a joy. Service was prompt and on point and each course was delicious and did not disappoint. Because of the lateness of our seating, we did not end up ordering steak, but we each had a different entree that we really enjoyed. Would highly recommend starting with the bacon sampler!

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

It was amazing! Highly recommended. Everything was delicious and the service was perfect

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Knife had exceptional service with average food. Given the hype of this restaurant, we added it to the list of the restaurants to visit. We were surprised at the average food. The service is fantastic but unfortunately you go for the food and it left something to be desired.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Service was slow due to understaffed kitchen and large private group breakfast.

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ALee (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

We went to Knife to explore their steak menu and some of their appetizers. While the service was impeccable, the food itself was only good, not great as expected of the price point of some of their menu items. For example, the bread that came with the appetizers was rather cold when a warm piece of bread to warm your hands and belly after coming in from the cold would have been much appreciated. The 45 day dry aged steak was good and interesting; however, it was not significantly better than some of the regular, non-aged steaks I've had elsewhere.

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