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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SV
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

very romantic ambiance and delicious food with great service.
perfect for celebrating any occasion.

JL
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Great environment. Good service! Will definitely be back

JS
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything about Dakota’s Steakhouse was excellent! I left an Ambiance at very good only because I’d have preferred it to be slightly brighter. I took my wife here for our anniversary; the atmosphere was quiet and they offered us a secluded table. The service was efficient and professional. The food was proficiently cooked and blended the seasonings without taking away from the natural deliciousness of the steaks.

Excellent, excellent establishment!

DH
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What is there not to like about a swanky, underground steakhouse? The atmosphere is speak-easy like but the service and food are fine dining at it's best. I took the entire family of 9 here last night for a celebration and the experience was top notch. James and Matt took excellent care of us from the moment they walked us to our private dining room. We ordered multiple appetizers, salad varieties, and main course options. All were prepared impeccably with the temperature, presentation, and flavor we expected. If there was one negative to the night it would have to be the signature cocktail selection. I tried 3 of them and 2 of them just didn't work for me.

GL
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. The setting was excellent. Friendly staff.

KH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best steaks in Dallas!

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BM
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

My wife’s 50th birthday

OT
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visitors, we were a few minutes late, our driver couldn't find the restaurant. The staff was understanding and accommodating. I had the cowboy cut she had the salmon. Both were excellent.

We will return!

SC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just very pricy ...but food and service were impeccable.

SO
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The management and staff are great! Really neat and unique place to visit

OT
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was amazing. Explained all the cuts of the meat and made sure that everyone was content with their order. Will definitely be back again.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had my boyfriends surprise birthday dinner and it was definitely something to remember.

OT
Shreveport
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I stumbled upon Dakota’s online while looking for a special restaurant to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. After reading a bit of history on why this restaurant was built underground, I knew this was the place...and hey, the pictures of the inside and view of the waterfall didn’t hurt either! In my reservation request, I asked to be seated by the waterfall to celebrate our anniversary and they happily did so. They also brought out complimentary champagne with our dessert! Beautiful, live piano music was playing the entire time. Absolutely wonderful place!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST SERVICE AROUND!!
The manager is everything!! He was a GREAT guy!!

And steak was AMAZING

DS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I'm sorry to say that my lobster was mushy. I was so looking forward to a great dinner, I was disappointed in that. The steak, on the other hand, was spectacular!

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dakota's was amazing. Sat in the bar area. Fantastic wine selection, meal was outstanding, and after dinner coffee was the perfect ending. The server was very friendly and very accommodating. I will be back.

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Hair was found in the food

OT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. The octopus appetizer was delicious- very tender and flavorful. My only complaint is they seated us along the wall in a long booth. The table was centered where 2 cushions meet and very uncomfortable. For the price of the food, you’d think they could line up the cushions and lune of tables better.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening out with friends. Good & service were excellent. Will be back again!

OT
Nashville
10 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love it’s so close to First Baptist

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was wonderful, the food was delicious, and the wine was perfectly paired and not overpriced.

KV
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

VERY expensive for small portions but excellent taste.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing service and beautiful pianist!

AH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there on a date and it was amazing. The food was great, ambiance was just what I was looking for. The waiter has an amazing personality which made us both laugh and enjoy dinner that much more. Absolutely will be going back when we can!

r
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This place is very cool. Steak and sides were amazing. Scallops were slightly overcooked but otherwise a great meal.

WD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

SS
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Five star service and a great steak

R
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere. The dry aged ribeye was delicious. A unique dining experience.

NB
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good, but not outstanding. The service was very good! The seating was quite cramped and uncomfortable. We were seated in a cramped corner against a pillar. It seems that they were trying to stuff too may seats into a small space.

NR
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great ambiance, amazing food and service!! Enjoyed the atmosphere

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was great. The environment was upscale and the service was spectacular. The food was well prepared and the menu has a wide variety of foods. I enjoyed my experience and plan on going back.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great expierence

RE
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was great for the most part. Steak was overly salted but cooked properly medium as requested. Valentines night was packed. I feel our server must have been a bit green as she relieved the table of food without asking and brought the incorrect wine to the table. I will be the first to admit I hate dining out on Valentines day so my opinion may be a bit biased. But the service was clearly subpar when spending this kind of money for a meal. If I try again it will not be on a special occasion.

K
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good date night spot. Been going for 11 years and the prices have gone up but the service is top notch.

DW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Valentine’s Day

FG
Dallas
62 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak and service were excellent. The steak is one of the better steaks I have had in the greater Dallas area, and I highly recommend it. We have eaten in many of the better steak houses in the Dallas area, and this restaurant is in the top three, which is saying something given the number of vaunted steak houses.

The lobster was a little underdone, and when they cooked it more it was overdone, so I cannot recommend getting the lobster, but given all the menu choices there are plenty of other options.

I will definitely eat at this restaurant again.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and ambiance!!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went on Valentine's day so it was a bit more crowded than usual. Service was excellent and our steaks were cooked perfectly! Will definitely be back here again next time we visit Dallas!

AM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The filet mignon was not cooked as requested. The salmon was also undercooked.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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