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Dakota's Steakhouse

4.7
2158 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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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
Taylor Kearney
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Catering
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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Neighborhood
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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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Entertainment
Don Reasons On Piano Every Friday and Saturday 6 PM to 10 PM
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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/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, 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 2158 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.7
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The waiter that help me and my girlfriend was absolutely fantastic... asked for roses on the table seeing as it was an anniversary and he brought rose petals and a glass of champagne. fantastic food and amazing atmosphere. will be back very soon!!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food was beautifully presented, well prepared and graciously served. The patio, with view of the fountain wall is very nice (although it would be prettier without the plastic weather protector). The piano music accompanying our dinner for two was a calming, lovely touch in the midst of an otherwise bustling downtown location.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Took mother in law out in dallas for the first time since marriage and she absolutely loved it. Couldn’t have been happier with the food, service or the piano player in the corner.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Something different in downtown, and it's underground! Valet parking is great, considering the parking choices in the area. Excellent for business dinners, dates, special occasions or just meeting at bar for a drink. The food is delicious! For birthdays and anniversaries, they give a free dessert choice and a special card signed by everyone in staff that evening. We love these special touches.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Excellent steaks and large family style sides.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great service. Ask for Juan. Hands down best service I have ever received. Food was amazing will be returning.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

It was exactly what I wanted for my birthday dinner with my family. I would absolutely go back with no hesitation.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Selected location for monthly dinner group. Wait service explanation for underground location was priceless!! Service not up to par for price paid albeit an unexpected group of 20 or so had an impact, not horrible service just not what my group is accustomed to receive during gatherings. Otherwise, food was spot on, creative at times, and delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a wonderful anniversary and birthday celebration at Dakota's. The cocktails were absolutely delicious. The steaks were perfectly cooked, sides were delicious, and coconut cream pie was AMAZING. The piano player added a nice romantic feel, and he played our favorite song for us! The service was spectacular! Thank you for a wonderful experience!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food portions, great service, great drinks!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The service is above and beyond. Everytime we have been the service is first class and all of the staff are great.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Piano was super loud. Maybe it was because we were sat right next to it.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Such a wonderful experience and great service! I wouldn’t waste my time on a review if it wasn’t hahaha!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We had a wonderful Easter Brunch! My entire family of 6 were very satisfied with the great service, quality of our meals and the classy ambiance. I've been to the Dakota's Steakhouse many times and have always been very happy with the experience.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The service was outstanding, but the food was not worth it. For half the price you can go to saltgrass steak house and get a better steak without the nonexistent parking too

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

First time here. Very nice ambiance. Cool how we took elevator below ground to restaurant in the middle of downtown.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

We had a late business dinner at Dakota's and though it was a little loud, we managed well enough. The service and food were excellent but rather expensive for my tastes. The location was convenient since we were staying in a hotel barely a block away. We went again for lunch the following day and it was much quieter, the food was just as excellent and they had well-priced lunch specials.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Daughters 21 birthday.... food was fantastic.... can’t believe it’s been that long...

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was well prepared. The service was outstanding. I will definitely be coming back.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We went to Dakotas 32 years ago for the first time on a special occasion and returned for the same. Dakotas has made some updates and the food was good. The lobster was moist and delicious! The steaks were cooked to perfection. Not an extensive wine list but well priced and suitable. The Sevice was excellent!!! The sides were good, some quite good. I’ve had better potatoes and better mushrooms but the spinach and the Brussels sprouts were great! Our meal for 4 with cocktails, a bottle of wine, appetizer and a lobster with deserts and port after was $600. Not cheap! Manger on duty working hard to ensure a good experience!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We had just experienced Riverdance, and needed to eat. Dakotas is one of our favorite restaurants, and it is close to the Winspear, so we made quick reservations, and had a wonderful time.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great ambience, attentive staff, and the filet was wonderful. Though the food was delicious, I think what we loved most was how the manager came by our table after we received our appetizers to make sure we were happy, and personally told my boyfriend happy birthday. They then surprised us even more when they brought out a hand written card with all the staff’s signatures along with our complimentary birthday dessert. Such an unexpected and thoughtful gesture. We were extremely impressed and happy that we chose Dakota’s to celebrate.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My husband and I went to Dakota's for our wedding anniversary. We expected the experience to be good, however, it far exceeded our expectations. It was amazing. The food was probably the best I've ever eaten. Ever. We received free dessert and the staff even gave us an anniversary card. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Very good food, service and atmosphere. Will recommend and return to dine another night.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Just like the last time.....excellent!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

This restaurant surpassed all expectations from the moment we walked in, to receiving excellent service from Nick. We will definelty be back, and won’t wait for a special occasion! The filet was prepared to perfection and everything was delicious!!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Everything was absolutely incredible! The valet attendant was very generous, the host was welcoming, our server was helpful and humorous... every employee that approached us was very respectful and delighted to see us. The food was incredibly good and the desert... that is the best Key Lime Pie I’ve had!! Dakota’s easily earns all 5 stars. It’s perfect for date night or any other social dining visit. This was my second visit and i have been recommending Dakota’s since my first visit. I’ll definitely return and schedule reservations through OpenTable, because everything went smoothly, I love it!!!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Our reservation was for 8 p.m. and we were seated immediately. Our waiter was cordial, welcoming, helpful and efficient. Our fillets were excellent and cooked perfectly. Our side dishes we're delicious and hot. Our table was quite private in an alcove which made for a very special evening with my husband. Thank you, Dakota's!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We started by taking the elevator from street down to the restaurant...and the adventure continued from there. Underground Dallas is world of unknown gems and this is one of it's brightest. The ambience is fabulous from the moment you walk in the door. Unfortunately the weather closed the outdoor dining section, but our table was perfect for quiet conversation and people-watching. Our pre-dinner drinks and appetizers were delivered to our table in a timely and professional manner expected of a high-end restaurant. Our waiter was exceptional and attended to our every need, always being available for ordering of our next course.

I will say that my filet, while very good, was not as tender as others I've had recently. I love the 'melts in your mouth' texture which this one failed to deliver. Again, it was very good, and seasoned to my taste. The difference was not worth the trouble of sending it back.

All said, I will visit Dakota's again as the overall experience was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This was a 3oth anniversary meal for my wife and I and our extended family. We had a great relaxed meal and the staff went out of there way to make it a memorable evening. When we got there they remembered the occasion, we had a great table, great table, complementary dessert on a decorated plate to memorialize the evening and a card signed by the entire staff.

The food was great from the appetizers, to steak and seafood, great wedge salads, wonderful side dishes then finished it off with desserts. All in all the food was nice in both presentation and taste.

We had a very special meal to celebrate and they made it a night to remember.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We surprised our mother for her 60th birthday, and sat in the small party room in the back. Our waiter was Oscar, and I would personally request him again. Hands down the BEST waiter we've ever had. The night was truly special, largely because of Oscar. The food is fantastic with an exceptional drink list to go with it. I will recommend this restaurant to everyone I know living or visiting Dallas!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Oscar was amazing, not stuffy but knew his stuff.
Food really good as well

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Took a group of 8, everyone enjoyed their meals. Two with food allergies were easily accommodated. Would definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

It was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Go here often for lunch. It’s a great place to eat. Great service and great food. Will keep going back!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

My Husband and I dined here for our wedding anniversary. It was lovely. The service was stellar and so was the food. Would defiantly recommend Dakotas to a friend or family member!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The steaks are amazing! I would also highly recommend the mozzarella salad. We had dinner at Dakota’s to celebrate a special occasion. The server recognized the special occasion and brought out a beautifully plated dessert in recognition of my daughter. Other than slightly slower than expected service, the experience was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

First time to Dakota's and impressed with the food and the service. Delicious appetizer, main and dessert. Definitely will go back.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Overall a great place ... becareful the servers tend to oversell and lie about certain prices on drinks ordered a martini with "well vodka" cost more than one with titos didn't make sense..

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

My steak was succulent and the accompanyments were delicious.

Service was gracious and efficient.

Ambience was lovely and the girls were pretty.

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