Knife Steakhouse - Dallas

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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.
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Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 5

Everything was ok. I found a huge hair in my salad and told them about it. They brought a new one but did not offer to take it off the bill. The manager didn’t seem to care. Weird. Just didn’t seem like anyone cared. There are so many choices and we will choose not to go back. Mainly bc of the manager not caring and didn’t even off to take it off the bill.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The service was way too slow! The food was good though.

H
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Did not have a good experience the first time we went to Knife but we decided to give it another chance.
Disappointed again. The beef was sub-par to the other fine steak houses in Dallas that charge high end prices. The Onion Rings were too bready and the Lamb meatballs were unmemorable.
Sorry, but will not be back.

CC
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. Only minor compliant is the desserts didn’t live up to the rest of the meal.

C
Chicago
55 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alex, our server and rest of the Knife team were excellent. Between the 6 of us we had a bottle of wine, several app, steaks for all and dessert. Everything was delicious. Now that I’ve tried several steakhouses in Dallas, I’d vote for Knife to be the top.

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great meal! Excellent burger, salad, appetizers

T
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best steak -- 45 days aged -- I have ever eaten. The pasta with truffles was an excellent complement, and the gazpacho as the point of departure very good as well. No room for dessert

TF
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Knife is fabulous. One of the best steaks I have had. All of our side dishes were delicious. I highly recommend sitting at the counter because you get to watch the chefs cook.

LO
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing meal! We were at SMU for Family Weekend. The meal was yummy....thank you for all of the extras!! From the vegetable crudités, the sweets to the muffin we got to-go. It was a pleasant surprise and amazing treat! Every bite of our meal was perfect...we had fun with the bacon tasting! We will absolutely be back. Thank you!

L
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superior experience! I had the 10 oz. Culotte and it was exceptional. The desserts were out of this world. I'm definitely going back, if for nothing else but the culotte ❤

EH
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal as always!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and knowledgeable and friendly service

CV
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

SW
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place to eat and have cocktails

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Try the 240 day dry aged ribeye, it’s outstanding!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very nice service and food a little hot In the restaurant

OT
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! The food came out very late but they comped is a free dish.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We went for brunch, there were just few people there, so it wasn’t busy at all. The food took forever to get to the table and when it arrived the meat was over cooked. I was super mad about it, it is a steak house they should know how to cook a piece of meat, right? I told the server that I didn’t want the steak, but they were very kind to bring another steak to take home. When I got home I check the term of the meat, and still wasn’t medium rare as I order... it was medium 😔 I was very disappointed. I don’t think we are going back.

D
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Our brunch was definitely not the Knife quality that we experience in the evenings. Some of the food was cold. Some was dry. Some of the toast was buttered and some was not. Our booth was not clean when we arrived though we got there when the restaurant opened. Probably won’t return for brunch.

SH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to knife for my husband birthday dinner. Perfect choice. Service was perfect, and the food was great!

D
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Knife for dinner. Jeff, our server, is outstanding and we always request to be at one of his tables.

B
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great burgers. Also, you HAVE to try the bacon tasting. It was amazing. I kept some of the bacon jam and put it on my burger and it was even better!! Will go back for sure.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was exceptional! Best ribeye I've ever had in my life! Perfect place for birthdays and special occasions!

M
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were early for our reservation by about 15 minutes, but were seated right away. The wait-staff were attentive and quick with service. The sommelier recommended a splendid half-bottle of pinot noir which absolutely did not disappoint. The food was all cooked to the proper temperatures. I am always excited to try the new dishes that they add seasonally. But the staples on the menu keep me coming back.

R
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The Akaushi steak was exceptional! And I recommend saving room for the peach creme brulee.

JA
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fabulous. The service was impeccable. The wait staff was experienced and our course food delivery was seamless and well thought out. The noise level in the restaurant was perfect for conversation.

GC
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Knife is one of the places we always think of when guests come to town. Great food. Great service. Great environment. The staff is extremely helpful and worked with us when our friends were delayed while traveling to Dallas from out of state. Can't thank them enough for the flexibility and then delivering a great meal with great service. We'll definitely return.

d
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service, great ambiance, well located...a bit loud for conversation, but still a great place and a great value!

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

Good hotel restaurant

ML
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was more than willing to go through the menu and help explain anything and everything. The onion rings and avocado fries were standouts from the meal. The Venezuelan cocktail was spectacular. The desserts stole the show.

PP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

I read all of the reviews and was expecting a great experience. Food was adequate at best...steaks were tough and over cooked. Our reservation was at 6:30 we were seated quickly. But food took a long time to arrive even the salads and appetizers. We knew it was pricey but assumed it would be worth it. Really disappointed.

JN
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeff was our waiter
Very friendly and knowledgeable
Excellent food and waiter

MB
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent. Attentive but not intrusive. Food is top notch. We always enjoy Knife

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Wonderful experience!

D
Dallas
34 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeff served us and was extremely attentive. This is the first time we have gotten the steak. At Jeff's suggestion we split the 32 oz. steak and it was more than enough for 4 people.

W
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The dessert alone is worth the trip.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 1

The hotel common areas need updating and the ventilation in the restaurant is poor as you end up smelling like the kitchen

KF
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very special 60th dinner. Service was excellent!! Private dining area. Thank you, KNIFE!

K
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food. Slow service though. The burger, beef cheek and steaks are phenomenal. Not good though at making dietary accommodations

OT
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Without question, one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had. Our server, Alex, exemplifies the standard all servers should strive for. From presentation to taste, this dining experience was second to none.

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