Knight's Steakhouse - Downtown Ann Arbor

4.6
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Knight’s Downtown is the newest addition to the Knight family restaurants.

Located at the corner of Liberty and Maynard streets, Knight's is the perfect place to grab a delicious meal and a strong drink!

Our philosophy is to provide our customers with unbelievable food, exceptional service and great drinks all at a great value. We only use the highest quality products available and our steaks and other offerings are cut fresh everyday by our butchers at Knight’s Market. As a traditional steakhouse, our steaks, prime rib, chicken, burgers and seafood are a main focus of our menu. However, we are equally proud of our other menu choices, including an assortment of salads, sandwiches, and pastas. We famously pour the strongest drink in town! We also offer a wide selection of draft and bottled beers, and an extensive wine list.

Each day we strive to improve our customers’ experience by providing quality food, drinks and service at an affordable price!
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Detroit
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have never been disappointed when dining at Knight's. The server was attentive and she had us on our way in plenty of time to catch the sing along at the Michigan Theater.

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HP
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food. Service not what it should have been; I believe based on the fact I was not having alcohol although my husband was. The servers attitude completely changed when I ordered a non alcoholic beverage.

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TU
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The steak was delicious! We were seated by the window with a wonderful view of downtown Ann Arbor and the Michigan Theater. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful choosing our wine selection, and even custom made our dessert for us to share. Could not have been more pleased with my experience, it was well worth the price of dinner!

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SD
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We come two Knights a couple times a year to celebrate and we love it! Always get the same thing. Just a bit disappointed that we requested a booth and our favorite server and didn't have either, although the restaurant was super busy, even for a Saturday night.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday Na

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s
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Knight's downtown before an event and I let our server, Alexandria know that we had to be finished by a certain time. She was excellent and had everything we ordered out in good time so we could enjoy it. She even reminded us 10 minutes before we had to leave! The food was very good and we will definitely go to Knight's before we go to shows in future.

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LD
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, very friendly staff, extremely reasonably priced, and great food!

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D
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the service and food we're wonderful!

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W
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service! Complimentary dessert. Great cocktails!

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MG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I love Knight’s Strakhouse .It is our favorite Ann Arbor restaurant. The atmosphere is lively and energizing, which is a perfect catalyst to stimulating conversation. Whenever we are in downtown Ann Arbor, it is always our #1 choice.

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AW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

It makes no sense to make a reservation then have to wait for 30 minutes.

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JM
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very busy on Valentine's Day dinner rush. Wait staff worked very hard to keep up. Friendly, townie-ish atmosphere. We ordered salads: one with steak, another with 4oz piece of salmon. Steak was perfect, salmon was very slightly overcooked. Scallop appetizer (nutty scallops) was perfect, although the accompanying nutty butter sauce was unexpectedly sweet--I should read the menu more closely. Staff were attentive but maybe a little overloaded.

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v
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a wonderful experience. It was my son’s birthday, we enjoyed the food and our waiter was fantastic.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Knights for our anniversary dinner. As a couple that is a little short on cash, it was admittedly a little expensive, which most people know before sitting down. The server was great, she wished us happy anniversary as we sat down. All our food came relatively quick, and the server was very attentive. We never were sitting there hungry, (she brought us bread and our salads before too long of a wait.) The food itself was fantastic, I had the Hunter Steak while she had the Shrimp Scampi (a special for the night.) The management gave us a free dessert which was an exciting bonus! The basketball game came on as we were leaving and it started to get louder, so for those looking for a quieter time, avoid Michigan basketball games. We were seated at the window, and getting to look outside at the Michigan Theater was a great view. Overall, a fantastic dinner. Would do it again.

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M
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our reservation/table was given to someone else who said they were us. No one knew were we dining there that evening so the hostess must have asked the other party if they were “my name”. Had to wait about ten minutes for a table. NBD. Both the calamari and the Chicken scallopini had an Asian flavor which is not my favorite. I should have stuck with a steak or a burger as this is a steakhouse and my family really enjoyed what they ordered.

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SS
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Pros- fun ambiance with central bar and bar seating, plenty of flat screen TVs , and a post-grad crowd late 20s-50s, restrooms on 1st floor and basement, dark wood decor, seating is booths and tables, fun drink selection and beers on tap, plenty of hooks to hang jackets

Cons- drinks and food are on the pricey side by a few dollars, even with reservations our party waited an additional 30 min for a table on a Saturday night, the hostesses need to work on their coordination of tables, waitress wasn’t the friendliest, maybe she was just tired, she forgot our extra crackers and didn’t know the types of meat and cheeses in the charcuterie board.

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R
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy eating here. This was for our 37th wedding anniversary so we really enjoyed the excellent food (seabass and filet) and the great job by Brian taking care of us.

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R
Detroit
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We have eaten here in many occasions. This particular night was just off with food and service.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Nice atmosphere and friendly attentive service

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CF
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When you think of a "Classic" dinner spot, you are on point at Knight's Steakhouse. We enjoyed everything about our experience and plan to return.

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JK
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yum! Calamari, burger, Moscow mule. Great bday din with friends!

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j
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

just had appetizers Blackened halibut tacos were awesome sliders also very good

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EE
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great

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b
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent. Service very good. Asked for a quiet table; as restaurants in Ann Arbor go there are no quiet restaurants. However, the table provided was relatively quiet- wife and I could hold a conversation without shouting.
Compared to Ruth Chris the steak was just as good. Prime rib was very good as well. Onion soup very good.
Will definitely return.

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JT
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We haven’t been to Knights , on Liberty, in downtown AnnArbor in a quite sometime. Pleasantly surprised how well the open table app worked for our reservation. It’s a must use for a weekend night or you’ll experience a long wait to get a table. We love sitting at their bar sometimes. However, tonight we dined with friends at a table for four . In general the wait staff was good but I got the impression our waiter had quite a few tables to man.
The food was excellent tasting next time I’ll request less salt on it.
If you’re looking for beautiful cuts of beef It’s Knights specialty.
The wine and beer menu has several choices to select and pair with the appetizers and entrees. They do have an unusual craft cocktail and liquor list.
Overall, two thumbs up we’ll repeat this soon. JTRC

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CW
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Knights is always great! Everyone is professional, efficient and cheerful. Food was great too!

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LK
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The hospitality, service and food were outstanding.

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k
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent!!!

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C
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great burgers and service. Love their chili as well

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JS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Knight's Steakhouse (Downtown) is only a 10-minute walk from my office. I don't come here often enough. Visiting recently for lunch (only my 3rd visit to this location and 4th to any Knight's), everything about the experience was outstanding. Very few meals are truly memorable anymore, but this one was. Many speak highly of the "original" location on the west side of Ann Arbor--the downtown location takes all of the excellence found there and makes it easily accessible to the downtown and campus area of town as well. Lunch for 3 (no alcohol but soft drinks, soups, upgraded sides, and desserts for 2 of the 3 of us): $100 (including tip). Well worth it and very highly recommended.

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FK
Detroit
14 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food an atmosphere in which to celebrate our son’s 36th birthday.

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S
Chicago
134 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was in Ann Arbor visiting my son who I hadn’t seen in a while. Very pleased we dined at Knight’s. Our server, Frankie, was amazing. She made thoughtful suggestions for our order and allowed my son and I the specs and time to talk. Great selection of libations and very generous pours. My son had a steak and I enjoyed the pork chops. I guarantee you will not go hungry at Knight’s Steakhouse.
Planning another visit next month with my wife. I know it’s to see our son, but I know I’m already looking forward to dining at Knight’s. It’s that good in every way.

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PS
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Crowded night and the noise level was high. Wait staff was working very hard to keep up with demands.
You definitely get the downtown vibe eating here. Corner location lets you people watch people headed to Michigan Theater, shopping and just meeting up with friends.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

No one acknowledged that this was a birthday dinner. I felt we were in the way the entire time because of where the table was located.

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CC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Trout Almondine had a nice sauce but the fish tasted old and it was mushy. Bread was stale and hard, had to ask for bread. Very LOUD cannot have a conversation with those at your table due to the noise level.

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KM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was outstanding. Our booth was along a wall that was covered in portraits of people. Cool idea, but it felt like they were watching me the whole time. Service was great. We got in early and beat the lunch rush, so it was almost like we had the place to ourselves. Will definitely be back. (Today, actually. I'm going back only two days after visiting because I liked it so much.)

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E
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a veryimportant Birthday, but no one seemed to care.

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m
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted something to eat before a MBB game. Wanted a nice meal but, didn’t want a big dinner. Also wanted to eat without rushing but, not spending too much time either. Having been to Knight’s downtown location before, Made a reservation thru Open Table. Seated promptly and had a great meal. Wide variety of choices. Good cocktail and attentive, friendly service. Will definitely eat here again.

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RS
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service and excellent atmoshere.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, drinks and service.

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