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Dakota's Steakhouse

2109 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Special Occasion (57)
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  • Romantic (51)
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11am - 2:30pm. Dinner: Monday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 10pm; Friday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 10:30pm.
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Phone number
(214) 740-4001
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Joseph Hoffmaster
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Dakota's accommodates small business lunches, patio cocktail parties, rehearsal dinners and receptions, large corporate functions and other private events.

For parties greater than 15, we suggest a set menu which will offer you and your guests the best selections from our full menu. Each guest will receive a custom menu with menu options and with your choice of greeting. Wine selections and additional bar options can be specially selected to complement your meal.
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Cross street
San Jacinto
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Parking details
Complimentary valet parking.
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Public transit
Close to Dart Rail and McKinney Trolley
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Don Reasons On Piano Every Friday and Saturday 6 PM to 10 PM
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Special events & promotions
Semi-Private Accommodations:
Dakota's can host up to 40 guests in the main dining room for a seated meal 75 guests for a cocktail reception.

VIP Room:
We have a private VIP chef’s table that accommodates up to 12 guests. This can be reserved for lunch or dinner.

Outdoor Patio:
Our renowned subterranean climate controlled patio complete with waterfall and private bar can accommodate 60 guests for a seated event or 120 for a cocktail reception.

Additional Information:
The entire restaurant is available exclusively and seats approximately 125 guests inside with additional seating on the patio for 60 guests. We can host a reception style event for 200 guests.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Whether you're having a cocktail reception, corporate lunch or a private dinner, Dakota’s can accommodate all of your event needs! We are available for full dining room rental, patio rental or just a large party. Don’t wait another minute to book your event at Dakota’s Steakhouse!

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What 2109 People Are Saying
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vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

We ordered many things for the table including calamari, crab cake and the Mac and cheese with fried onions. I also ordered the filet. Everything I had was phenomenal. I will definitely be back

4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was good, but my steak was cooked table side and the waitress who cooked it had no idea what she was doing. So my steak was basically raw...

StaceyB (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

The food and ambiance was awesome. Nick our waiter was amazing. Love going there.

5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food and perfect atmosphere for a romantic evening.

5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

This place is amazing, my girlfriend and i have been to Dakota's Steak house quite a few times and it has yet to let us down! We love the Steak, the calamari, the mash potatoes, the Brussels sprouts, and so much more! This is our number one steak house restaurant in all of Dallas!!

Joseph1 (Las Vegas)
1.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

When I first moved to Dallas, TX from Las Vegas, NV I heard about your resturarnt history and how it became about and what a story. I was thinking I have to dine at this location and be a part of this. So I did made reservations for tonights service. and unfortunately I have to say that service and management fell short. I can forgive the technical details that were over looked. From the runner not offering pepper for either the soup or salad, no having a fork on the table for the Ribeye, both of the steaks being overcook and my guest under cooked and giving the incorrect bill at the end of the services. My guest and I had choose to switch meal so we could attempt to enjoy the dinner. When it was time to clear the server knew we were disappointed because we did not eat are meal. The server said we will take care of the dessert and we both stated multiple times that we are fine and its not needed. He was so adamant we just aggrieved to take it to go so we could just leave. By then I am sure the manager was aware of the multiple challenges that we were receiving. What I find most inappropriate was when the manager Renee did approach the table and asked how was everything I simply stated "its ok" he offered to not even help the situation or apologize. What Renee did choose to do was have small talk about the weather and his sweating problem and why he did not wear his seatbelt correctly because it would show a sweat stain and got a ticket for it. When the correct check was dropped I was baffled that nothing was done or address. The GM did call me the next day which was nice however, still didn’t offer anything. Simply stated we been around for 30plus years and have the best review and give us a second chance. We said no thank you.

4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

I took my wife to Dakota's for a 6 PM Valentine's Day dinner. We've been there several times before, and everything has always been great. This visit met our expectations food-wise, and our waitress was cordial and attentive. The only negative was the gentlemen that initially seated us. He took us to a table in the most-trafficked area of the restaurant near the center of the main room. When we remarked about how busy that spot was, he dismissed us by responding "Well, it's a busy night" (or something to that effect). There were several better tables not too far away. Soon after he rushed off, a waiter greeted us. We asked to be moved to a different table out of the primary flow of foot traffic. The waiter informed a lady working the front desk, and she reseated us at a less hectic table. From that point on we had a great time. My wife had the king crab legs, and I chose the chilean sea bass. Both, along with the mac-n-cheese and asparagus sides were wonderful. The house chardonnay and white chocolate cheesecake were also quite good. All-in-all, it was an excellent finish after the rocky start.

BillK (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Wanted to make Valentine's Day with my wife special. This was the place. Quiet & romantic, with service that was over the top. Definitely a great place for special occasions.

OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

evertrying is horrible
Oyster are spoiled. Taste sour
Rare fillet is raw
Lamb is over seasoned. Over over seasonal
I like salty food but still can’t stand it
Wal-Mart even has better shrimp than here

OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was great but service lacked a bit!

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Usually the food is awesome here but this time a couple things were off. I ordered the NY strip medium and unfortunately the outside was a little charred and the cream spinach was awful, we actually sent it back. My wife’s steak was spot on though.

The wait staff was excellent.

JSN2018 (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I was looking for a new and different kind of steakhouse for valentines and my wife loved it. Will come back when the patio is open to the water fall.😎❤

OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines date.

OpenTable Diner 
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Everything was as expected with 2 exceptions. The older gentleman who was “hosting” and running the reservations and seating was a bit arrogant and must have forgotten he was working in the service industry. Secondarily, we ordered the “catch of the day” at 12:25 and it was sold out?! Terrible planning on behalf of the management staff and they offered a type of fish we had never heard of for the same price...

AndrewA (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

One of the best dining experiences I have had. They bent over backwards to make our visit as nice as possible.

vipOpenTable Diner (Dallas)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I write this with some ambivalence, but this visit was disappointing. Perhaps my standards are too high or I am too sensitive to nuance. I just expected better for dinners out where you are spending in the $250-$300 range. I was taken back to see a restaurant of this caliber using serving trays like an outback or steak & ale. Perhaps they are understaffed ? The meal was just underwhelming all around, steaks are not well seasoned and the sauces that are priced like they are something truly special are not.
Desert choices were also thin as the selection seemed straight out of cheese cake factory. No pastry chef working there it seems.

We don’t make it to downtown too often but wanted out of Plano for an early Valentine’s Day dinner and were left wanting more.

MelissaA (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Celebrated my Birthday at Dakotas and I was very impressed with the Service and food. I had a great time and absolutely enjoyed the atmosphere. Our waiter was on top of his game and really made sure the night was special and meaningful. I can't wait for another special occasion cause I'm looking for an excuse to return. This place is AMAZING!!! Worth every Dollar.....

vipparttimegent (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

My last visit to Dakota's was 30 years ago. I was a 16 year old junior in high school. I remembered Dakota's being very nice and very expensive, but having wonderful food. Fast-forward 30 years and the restaurant is as nice, and the food is as good, as I remembered it. I had the 22 oz bone-in ribeye, baked potato and macaroni and cheese. The steak was seared and perfectly cooked, the loaded baked potato had large bacon chunks which added flavor, and the macaroni and cheese was made with smoked Gouda, which was fantastic. My fiance had the catch of the day that was served with steam vegetables. She does not eat red meat and eats fish almost everywhere we go. She loved her meal and said it was one of the best she had eaten. Whatever you do, DO NOT order the cheesecake! If you do, you will want to order a second piece to go. The white chocolate cheesecake is by far one of the best pieces of cheesecake I have ever eaten, and I make a good cheesecake.

luv2eat (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Dakota's steakhouse is always a superior dining experience. The steaks are exceptional. I usually order the filet and my husband orders the porterhouse, always cooked to perfection.

The service is excellent and the ambience is second to none.

GinoR (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Our waiter Efrin was excellent, courteous and knowledgeable and so was the rest of the staff. My wife and I were celebrating an early Valentine's Day dinner and glad we decided on this restaurant. I recommend Dakota's to anyone that would like to spend quality time with a loved one and enjoy an exquisite meal.