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 a variety of aged, exotic steaks — 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 “40 Most Important Restaurants of the Decade" by Esquire Magazine. Additionally, Knife was recently named "10 Best Restaurant Meals of 2019" by Forbes Magazine.
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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience for our anniversary!

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vipKMTexas
Dallas
54 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific service and great food as always. Kudos to the new sommelier!

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ClintT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only comment. Is there a better place in Dallas to eat? I think not. Unbelievably excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible and our server Chris couldn’t have more pleasant!

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vipJerryH4Trump2020
San Antonio
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Surly service and for the most part, terrible food. Steaks looked and tasted like they were in the sale bin at HEB.

We ate ate Al Bernaits, Capital Grill, Del Frisco's and Knife this week. Knife stood alone as being terrible.

Knife is the 2020 Longhorns of steakhouses.

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ryanm
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Drinks, and great Steaks!

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DorinP
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks served for my party were phenomenal. Highly recommend!

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vipNadineR
Austin
52 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks and sides. Have the most flavorful filet mignon. Enjoyed a wonderful dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Meat
And the pasta was great

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ScottH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Anniversary dinner. Food and service were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely amazing experience dinning at Knife last night! We are both in the industry and were left on Cloud 9 leaving dinner last.

We started with the Crispy Pork Belly Slab which melted in your mouth and had building layers of great Asian flavors.

We then split the 45 Day Dry Aged Heartbrand Ranch Akaushi Ribeye 32OZ and I honestly can tell you my praise for this steak does not give the flavor true justice. It was unbelievably delicious. Literally melted in my mouth in every bite. The Creamed Spinach was the best of our two sides but only because we didn’t care for the breading topping.

Dessert was just as spectacular and beautifully presented. We ordered the Peach Creme Brûlée and the Chocolate and Coffee.

It’s also important to mention that through out the entire service we never wanted for anything. It was paced beautifully. Service was only there when you needed and blended into the evening very well. Spectacular!

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RichO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good but the portions were a bit small. They didn’t have 1st or 2nd drink choice available.

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vipBeckyF
Tallahassee
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh my goodness! The steaks are the most unbelievable experience.
You can’t go wrong with the aged ribeye. Amazing! The truffle Mac n Cheese is so rich and creamy. You’ll crave it long after
you left. Service is some of the best in town.
Lots of extra touches you do t find in other places like the gift orange cranberry muffins and pallet cleaners.

Great ambience and people are super friendly.

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vipVg70
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We stayed at the hotel and decided to have dinner at Knife. We had heard great reviews.
The ambiance is elegant and cozy. The wine list was excellent. We had champagne and cocktails first then a beautiful Rhône Syrah. Great value and delicious

The oysters and tuna tartare were delicious.
We had four in our party and shared a 10 oz skirt waygu and a 32oz 44 day aged ribeye. The steaks were excellent and perfectly cooked

Dessert was ingenious and tasty. Great value, awesome service and experience

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating my boyfriends 26th birthday and had a wonderful experience. We had the bacon tasting as an appetizer, which was my favorite just because it’s so unique. We both had steaks, both amazing, and a side of Mac and cheese. I loved the wine choice I made, Four Bears Pinot Nior. My boyfriend had a rare whiskey that he was very excited about! The service was perfect. Over all, it was a perfect night. Absolutely zero complaints. We will be back 😊

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Jasone
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The 90 day dry aged ribeye was unbelievable. Expensive but you only live once

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SidneyL
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Knife Dallas was a marvelous experience and the servers very friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife’s Birthday and i booked the reservation through open table i thought they would have done something nice generally speaking like most restaurants do when its a birthday givin that i was asked the reason for booking or if I was celebrating anything special. Other than really nothing special being done the overall experience was def a 10. My wife and i both enjoyed the food as well as the service. We will def be going back again. My only suggestion is that if you dont plan to acknowledge the special occasion you ask about dont ask what someone is celebrating.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience2

Don’t waste your money. I’ve had better steaks and chain restaurants. Bar was very loud, even in the dining room. We ordered two Fillets, both were VERY undercooked and over seared (burnt on outside). No linen On the tables. Not worth the money.

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MichaelK
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I decided to try Knife after viewing a Food Network program showcasing the restaurant. The show focused on Knife's dry aging process. We like beef and Knife did not disappoint. The minute you enter, you are overwhelmed with the smell of searing beef (in a good way). We had the 45 day aged ribeye and loved it. We have been to several restaurants that feature quality beef and Knife may be our new favorite. And, to top it off, our service was impeccable!

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LucieM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday there with a big group and we were in our ok room , the food was delicious . My favorite were the deserts even though everything was great

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vipMark
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Laura
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always. Wine, salad, filet, risotto, potatoes.

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KittenMittons
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Overall a decent place, but by no means did it live up to the hype.
Several flaws with some of the items.
The au poivre was a demi-glace at best. Lacking any depth and void of flavor.
The Mac and cheese was sadly overdone and broken, and the steak was good but cold as it was over rested.

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vipGlennw
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!

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Beth
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delightful food experience!!! Stayed at the hotel and heard the restaurant was amazing and had to check it out... Food of course was wonderful and the service was really top notch! A gentleman brought us bread over the course of the evening which was delicious - they started us off with crudités and ended the evening with some exquisite chocolates which just made it all the more fabulous! Would highly recommend!!

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JustinB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Bacon sampler was great. Perks was better than expected. The filet turned out great. Service on the other hand was not great. At that price range you should not have to look for your waiter.

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OrionR
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everything we had was amazing. The steak was overcooked, so we didn’t get their best, but I would go back.

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FaithM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Service was excellent, place was very loud, hardly able to have a conversation at the table. Food was pretty good, nothing outstanding. Would definitely recommend trying it out but not somewhere I will probably go back to.

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WinstonG
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience4

Took one hour and 30 minutes before we had food in front of us. No alcohol bill was $80. That $80 does not translate into speedy superior service. I recommended this restaurant to my friends and I was so embarrassed. I’ll never suggest we go back.
If you charge these prices; you should be prepared on a Friday night to deliver.

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vipdpsj
New York Area
102 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not a ribeye fan, but the dry aged bone in ribeye was to die for
The best steakhouse ever

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TonyC
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Service and overall experience. Recommended for sure!

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AmandaF
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great date night or special occasion dinner spot. We will definitely be coming back.

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HugoR
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I asked my waiter for his recommendations because I’m a steak novice. He proceeded to give me a detailed description of everything with the menu and even the restaurant’s history. I felt so happy that he took the time to make sure we understood the importance of each selection. Great guy.

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JohnP
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good ambiance and menu selection was abundant. Extremely slow service and not the best steak in Dallas. Over hyped and over priced.

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dennisf
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great dining experience

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BrookeS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The yellowtail and bacon tasting were exceptional! I really loved the bone in Riley as well but how can u ever go wrong with that. The creamed spinach and the mac n cheese I wasn't crazy about though. Maybe it was some kind of cheese I wasn't a fan of. Overall, I love the place n will be going back just to try the burger. My friend got one n the fries were amazing!!!

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NicoleE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The corn risotto was fantastic. The wagyu steak had great flavor, the bacon flight was unique, but possibly a little under delivered. The staff was phenomenal. I would definitely go back again

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marktdines
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious steaks. I enjoyed the vegetable tray brought out before dinner. The bread was delicious too. Friendly and proficient service. Would return for another dining experience.

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vipChrisX5150
St. Louis
83 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

OUTSTANDING Overall! We had great service and great food at this steakhouse inside The Highland Dallas. Clearly they benefit by being her SMU, The Park Cities, and Downtown. While not as upscale or warm (traditional) as some other spots in town (like Nick & Sams, Bob's, Pappas Bros.), the chef here is innovative and has top-quality steaks. We also liked the starters, sides, sauces and wine list. Being in a hotel, the vibe is somewhat more casual and (in normal times) the bar dining area is likely lively and a cool spot. Their specialty dry-aged steaks are what they are known for, we had a great filet without needing our Platinum credit card. But if you are looking to splurge, the $150 dry-aged ribeye looked amazing. Only comment--the wine list leaned very heavily (too far) into French wines. Could not find a New Zealand Sav. Blanc for our appetizers, but that is a VERY minor issue overall. Highly recommended spot.

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Knife Steakhouse - Dallas offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 443-9339.

Knife Steakhouse - Dallas is rated 4.6 stars by 1210 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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