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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (35)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
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Notable Wine List (18)
Romantic (18)
Worth the Drive (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Authentic (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Hot Spot (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
People Watching (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Cozy (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Fun (5)
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Casual (4)
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Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Dallas)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (Dallas)·Dined 4 days ago

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!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot
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 (Orlando)·Dined 5 days ago

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

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 15, 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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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 12, 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great Food had a great time with my son and his girlfriend.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 9, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Our waiter made some wonderful suggestions. What is not to love about a bacon sampler? The dry-aged bone in ribeye was fabulous and perfectly cooked. The truffle infused pasta was another hit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Excellent food and service. I wish the tables were a little farther apart.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, People Watching, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on January 7, 2018

After months of wanting to go to Knife for the 240 day aged ribeye, I finally had my chance. I cook a mean steak, so to taste a 240 day was going to be great. My wife and I got to the restaurant, and had great drinks at the bar. When we sat down, our waiter was very attentive and courteous. I asked how much the 240 day aged ribeye was, and he said "$210". While it may sound expensive to some, at 32 oz, I was ready to roll. He then informed me they were out. I said, "How about a 239 day ribeye?" Nope. "How about as close as you can get to 240 days?" He said the oldest they have is the 45 day aged ribeye (44 farms 107). I asked him if that means I have to wait 195 days before I can come back for a 240 day (I was very understanding and polite and so was he through all of this). He said he would go ask, and when he came back I was told that I could only get the 45 day aged ribeye. Feeling like Steve Martin in the movie LA Story where he is told that he can only have the duck, I agreed to have the 45 day steak. I asked the table next to us how their exact ribeye was cooked because it looked pretty rare, and they said they ordered it medium, which is how I love mine. On expensive steaks, rarely do you get a steak cooked to the temp that you actually want, because if the restaurant over does it, they have to toss it and start over. So they undercook them, and in this case they clearly did as it was rare. So, I ordered mine medium well. When I got the steak, it was medium well and the exterior was not seared, but actually burnt. I will say that the less blackened areas of the steak were quite good though, which is why it is not a total loss.

I get it. The website says limited supply, but come on. Saturday night at 8pm? And if someone really wants an exotic, you can't cut a ribeye that is 239 days, or 210 days? I can do it. So, yes, I am a little disappointed. The next night I stayed home and cooked one of the best filets my friends and family had ever had.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Very disappointing . The steak and mushrooms were average at best. I $125.00 steak should not be average. The service was excellent

Tags: Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was a great experience. Food was heavenly but it is not inexpensive.

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We had one of the best meals ever at Knife! Incredible service and food made for an incredible birthday dinner!

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

This restaurant is sorted on every level. The bar had offers a chilled environment and they know how to make a proper martini. The place is stunning, just the right size to be romantic, and still capture the buzz of a busy restaurant. I will be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Out of town guest

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I feel like I have had much better food for much cheaper price. Service was amazing.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food and service. Our new favorite steak place.

Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We spend $120 per steak and sides.... so total of $400 some dollars! The service was very bad compare to what we paid... Our waitress was super lost! I had to ask for bread twice and they forgot to bring it when the restaurant was more than half empty! They forgot to pack our left over sides to go! I’m Not happy!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

All very good — BUT there was some sort of fruit fly or drain fruit flies were such a distraction!
Bacon sampler was my favorite.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good spot for a nice dinner date

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Love this restaurant! The waiter was great and he offered my girls non-alcoholic beverages. They loved the attention! We shared 2 steaks among the 3 if us. We had the creamer spinach and the Mac and cheese for sides. The most excellent meal. This is my 5th trip to the Highland (maybe more?) - we stay there because of Knife.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The staff was very knowlagable. We had the prettiest dessert I've ever seen

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Maybe my expectations were too high. The steak and sides are basically burnt. Like if I cooked them at home and forgot about them. Definitely not worth the price. We had better steaks at Y.O.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Steaks are amazing, great dry aged prime beef. We got the Akaushi ribeye, aged 45 days. It was cooked to perfection, great sides and service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I was disappointed in the quality of the food for the price.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had a great time and the food was amazing. The service staff was very prompt and friendly. The entire meal presentation was perfect.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went to Knife for Christmas dinner. The space was upscale, but comfortable. Our friendly server helped us navigate the menu. He did not steer us wrong when he recommended the bacon sampler as an appetizer. Bacon jam. Just do it. Akaushi Ribeye for the entrée'. Perfect. Since it was Christmas, dessert was a must. Art on a plate. Delicious art. I was happy to see the menu is varied enough that I can return for a less special occasion... the bacon jam sloppy joe sliders are calling.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, People Watching
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Requested a table rather than booth both online and during phone confirmation. Tried to seat us in a booth. Table we had was for 10 people and there were 5 of us. Way too large and in need of repair. No special Christmas menu and selections were very limited. Sides were all cold. Service was lackluster. Took nearly 45 minutes to get our meal. After waiter took dessert order, he came back to say pastry chef left and we could not have dessert. Sought out manager who said that was not the case. Eventually got dessert. Had been here before and had a good experience.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 25, 2017

At this price point, I expected everything to be perfect and was sorely disappointed. Service was inattentive. Myhusband's steak was over cooked, and while it was replaced; not being able to eat together significantly detracted from the dining experience

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

While the setting was nice, the food left a lot to be desired. The Ruben sandwich had little meat and was served with small cut-up pieces of meat. The fries were inconsistent— some were soggy or seemed hollow in the middle. The pancakes were served burned and the bacon was not crispy, seemed undercooked. While the waiter acknowledged the problem and did not charge for the pancakes, no effort was made to replace it or make it right. The grilled cheese was prepared with an excessive amount of butter and the choice of cheeses gave an unusual taste and the bread was burned in places. The French toast was good. The restaurant had a aging room for steaks and I was sorry we had not ordered this instead. Perhaps it would have been better. But I will not go back to find out. Disappointing lunch experience.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Eve.

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 (Denver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

This was one of the best restaurants we have been to in dallas. Food was exceptional as was service. I highly recommend this restaurant and we will be going back to try one of the big steaks!!

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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on December 23, 2017

As diners of Top and Iron chefs (Moto, Simon, Flay) and top restaurants from NYC (the Modern) to Texas (Vox) to California we were underwhelmed. Our favorite course: cold relish tray.
The recommended steak wasn’t worth the price.
Hotel wasn’t worth it either.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The service was great and professionalism exhibited was exceptional

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Over-rated and average at best. SOOOOO many better places to spend your dining dollars.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Our steak were superb and the vegetables -- especially the squash baked with brown sugar was delicious -- the meal was enough to eat -- we didn't even need desert -- although they gave us a small serving of complimentary goodies. The wait staff was unobtrusive -- so that worked for a business meal --

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Pleasantly surprised by this little
Spot inside a hotel off Central Expressway. Food was great, well priced (didn’t get a steak) and their choices were extensive. Loved the complimentary take away desserts at the end.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent food with very exquisite choices. Unusual and interesting tasty dishes which were enjoyed by the whole family. The waitress was very knowledgeable about all the food we ordered.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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