Dakota's Steakhouse

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What's better than a fine, aged wine? How about a fine, aged steakhouse that serves prime aged steaks. Where would one find such a unique combination? Located below the sidewalks of downtown Dallas at the 30 year Dallas icon, Dakota's Steakhouse.

Sit back and take in the many decorative nuances that make Dakota's still one of the most romantic spots in Dallas. Outside the restaurant, the multi-level waterfall, draping foliage and black granite patio bar make dining outdoors a delight. Inside the restaurant, the New Orleans lamps and imported marble floors neatly package the classic theme.
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K
Dallas
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The atmosphere and our waiter was fantastic but the food was fair, at best.

F
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Special requests and comments made when booking on OpenTable completely overlooked.
The welcome warmth and quality of fresh clam chowder served in hot bowls was completely undone by a flat iron steak served on on a plate cold enough for a chilled salad

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Great atmosphere. High end steakhouse experience. Steak was very good. Service was excellent. The smoked martinez is the best drink I’ve ever had.

D
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We asked for a table by the waterfall which could not be satisfied due to a special event in that area of the restaurant. The reservationist called to let me know that my request could not be satisfied, but that if no one reserved the private chef's room, that she would seat our party there. True to her word, we were seated in that area for the evening and had spectacular service from Luca and his team. It was my grandson's birthday and having this quiet and private room made the evening so special for all of us. The food was amazing! Highly recommend the Tempura Shrimp appetizer! Most of us enjoyed the filet which was perfectly prepared to the individual temperature requested. The steak toppings superb! Nice wine list as well!! Could not have been a better experience! Thanks to the entire team at Dakotas!

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our server, Andrew “Snacks” to death! And the piano was creative & diverse ... shared the Tomahawk steak for 2, & super impressed... as NJ-erseyan’s from out of town

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is always great the only thing I miss was their Carrot cake.

Maybe better selection on deserts.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Two lamb chops for $40!? The food was good but the ambiance was a little old school for me. To be fair, I’m new to Texas. Old steakhouse style may be en Vogue here.

DP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for birthdays! Amazing staff, food, ambiance, dessert - could go on and on!

B
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

My Husband and I enjoy fine dining quite often and we like to try different restaurants. This was our first dining experience at Dakota’s. We were celebrating my 52th birthday with my two daughters and their husbands, so we were a party of 6.

We took the elevator ride down to the restaurant level and we were seated in the dining room with the waterfall view which was nice however it had an odd smell in that room. The evening started out well, our waitress was friendly and took our drink and appetizer orders. That was great and quick, however it did take a while for her to take our dinner order and then after that it seems to take a very long time for the food to come out. We couldn’t locate our waitress so we ended up asking for a manager not once but 2 times. When our food finally came out the steaks were cold.

Our dinner reservation was for 7:15pm and it was after 10pm when we finally left there.
They comped the appetizers and brought us a round of kamakazi shots, gave us a round of champagne and cheesecakes for dessert. That was very nice of them.

However, we did not go there to receive complimentary stuff, we went there for the experience and fine dining. The evening was pretty much ruined as everyone complained about how awful the evening was and their steaks being cold.

Thank you Dakota’s, I don’t think we’ll be going back and certainly won’t be recommending this restaurant.

MV
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress Ashley was amazing! Great experience!

TP
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, very fulfilling, luxurious, great service.

K
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I decided to try this restaurant for a lunch with my customers. Everyone loved it and wants to return. We had a variety of dishes and all were delicious. I would definitely recommend the filet, the sides of mashed potatoes, spinach and asparagus were all very good as well.

OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have found my new steakhouse in Dallas!! I have gone to Y.O. Steakhouse for many years when I am in town but I thought it was time to try something different. Dakota's has a wonderful environment with the right level of lighting and a person playing piano. The wagyu carpaccio was amazing. I had the 14oz strip and it was cooked with the respect it deserves. The temperature was what I requested (medium rare) and the flavor was lovely. We also had forest mushrooms and potato au gratin. The best ever! Ashley was our server this evening. She is knowledgeable, attentive, and fun. I love when a server can actually engage their guest in conversation and add that extra special touch to your evening. Her personality is wonderful and I recommend asking for her.

Great job. I will be back!

AL
Manitoba
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very nice, would have been nice to sit by the waterfall! But we could see it from our seat and the food was service was amazing!

CY
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service, but for us, it was loud and tables too close together.

SB
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The maître d’ was rude and abrupt. Our server was professional and made our dinning experience very pleasant. The food was delicious. I will not be dining in this establishment on my next visit to Dallas. Due to the treatment we received upon our arrival.

DV
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, we had a great time at Dakota's! This is, by far, the best steak house in Dallas. Never have we been disappointed when we went for a visit. And kudos to "Snacks", our waiter, for a job well done!!!! See you all soon!!!!

GR
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was outstanding but the service was just okay. We were there to celebrate my husband's birthday which was acknowledged at check-in, due to our OpenTable reservation, and by our server. After these acknowledgements, we expected a birthday dessert but none was offered. We had a great view of the waterfall and will definitely go again.

JE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Irony - went to the steakhouse and had fish :) Actually no one in at the table had steak, but all of us really enjoyed the food. the non steak plates were very satisfying and delicious. The drink I had was very tasty, it was a cocktail, and I usually get beer. Overall very cozy and a cool place to eat. We went a little early and by the time we left, on a weekend, the place was packed!

AF
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been to just about every steakhouse in DFW for special occasions. We typically go once, however Dakota's is one we wouldn't mind going back to anytime, it was that good.

JC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must for any trip to Dallas. Fantastic service interesting location

TJ
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wanted to create a unique dining experience for clients - Dakota's fit the bill! Great evening all around - from drinks in the bar to our prime table near the waterfall - memories were made! Thanks Jamie and team. tj

PB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We took our co-worker for lunch to celebrate her retirement. The service was excellent as well as the food. the portions were HUGE. You certainly got a bang for your buck? They even brought out a FREE piece of pie and it was excellent. I have been Dakota's many times and it never disappoints.

AG
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Highly recommend Dakota's.

MI
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I have been to some really great dry aged steak houses, I do not believe their dry age resembled any of my past, it lacked that melt in your mouth super beef flavor.
service was great, awesome location, and drinks were fine as well!

CW
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant in which to dine. Knowledgeable and helpful wait staff and fantastic cuisine.

JM
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant never misses, my go to place for lunch with client in downtown Dallas.

AK
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, Dakota's did not disappoint! I come here frequently with clients and every time they nail it. Service is always top notch and the food is amazing. Dakota's really sticks out from most of the other steakhouses and I always leave VERY pleased.

JS
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nick was our server. He was more than helpful since this was our first time there. Very friendly and very informative with regards to the menu and drink selections.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Pre Opera dinner. Enjoyable.

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AM
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurant. The Wedge salad was quite good, as was the steak. Service was also very good.

JK
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dining experience for our large group. We had to increase our number of dinners twice and the staff was wonderful and accommodating. We had a party of 12 and all were extremely happy with our food from appetizers to fabulous steaks and seafood. The waitstaff was always there to fill our glasses and very friendly. Highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Cassie (sorry if I misspelled your name....my bad) was awesome and I would highly recommend Dakota’s!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Kyle our server was amazing made the night even more special

KW
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Loved the restaurant and food. Ate outside and they needed one less table in the area. We were bumping chairs with the two tables near us. That was a little uncomfortable.

R
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exception service and food. Had a wonderful night with friends from Florida

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service!

SP
Amarillo
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The service was very slow. We almost walked out. It took 15 minutes to get a server. Medium steak was rare had to send it back

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unreal atmosphere, great service and great food!

T
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!! One of the best filets I have ever eaten.

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