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About Dakota's Steakhouse

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.

600 N. Akard St
Dallas, TX 75201
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday, 11am - 2:30pm. Dinner: Monday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 10pm; Friday - Saturday, 5:00pm - 10:30pm.

Cross Street:
San Jacinto

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(214) 740-4001

Website:
http://dakotasrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Don Reasons On Piano Every Friday and Saturday 6 PM to 10 PM

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.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking.

Public Transit:
Close to Dart Rail and McKinney Trolley

Executive Chef:
Joseph Hoffmaster

Additional:
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

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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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!

Dakota's Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (60)
Romantic (45)
Good for a Date (42)
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Good for Anniversaries (42)
Business Meals (38)
Good for Birthdays (26)
Notable Wine List (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Cozy (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Live Music (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Scenic View (14)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Authentic (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Bar Seating (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Healthy (5)
Casual (4)
Fun (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Waterfront (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

Visiting Dallas for the game!!

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

Ambiance on the patio by the waterfall was amazing! I started off with the bone marrow appetizer, I had never had it before, amazing, I'd suggest it to anyone! I ordered the bone in filet mignon which was cooked perfectly and tasted amazing.. My friend had the scallops and enjoyed them, I don't eat seafood but I know a scallop can be overcooked easily, hers were perfect.. Our server was very attentive and prompt.. Overall experience was great and would highly recommend having dinner here!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Food was good but the whole service feels like Denny’s. We had 6 of us and after we finished appetizers, the dirty dishes stayed here for 30 minuets till I asked them to take it away. The whole places is packed with tables and you can’t walk about at all. No menus were given to us for 20 minuets till we asked.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Loud environment, difficult to have a conversation across 6 of us. Service was fine.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had an excellent dinner. The service, meal, and ambiance were perfect. My date was very impressed. I also put in a special request for a message on our dessert plate and they obliged while keeping it a secret from my date.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My brother in law ask my wife and I to join him here for dinner it was very close to where he was staying.
Im going to cut to the chase here everyone loved their chicken tortilla soup I had the capresse salad all very good.
The star here is the steaks I had the New York the other two men had the ribeyes. My wife had the mahi all raved.
All agreed the steaks were the best anyone had had in a very long time truly exceptional.
Tinder flavorful perfect crust and temperature.
The scallop potatoes were outstanding as well.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Attentive and responsive staff. Well-timed meals with superb taste and quality.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This restaurant is a hidden gem. I’ve been 4 times now although I live out of town. It is my new favorite restaurant!

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Scenic View, Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The food was good, but not very creative with the veggies. No vegan entrees, which surprised me. Not likely to return.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Beautiful atmosphere conducive to family and friends special occasion dining. Too noisy for dates. Waiter was fabulous —- could not ask for more and good sense of humor. Of course the food was great.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Had dinner here for our first anniversary - absolutely wonderful experience! Classic steakhouse experience with live jazz piano, delicious steaks, tasty appetizers, amazing accompaniments (I highly recommend the brussel sprouts), and heavenly dessert - and I didn't feel like I would burst afterwards, either! We will be back for sure!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food was phenomenal! Ambiance was wonderful for a quiet business meal. Highly recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 2, 2017

What a unique dining pleasure! We were on a friends/business dinner and what a delicious meal it was! I had the surf and turf with 1lb of crab legs and my oh my so yummy!!

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

I celebrated my 40th birthday here and they really made me feel special.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My only complain is that they do not give you all of your leftovers. The waitress only put in our leftover box the steak and we had about 1/3 of our side dish left over as well.
Consistently great steaks!

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Top notch place the only negitive if at all was that of the four steaks we ordered one was under cooked but the fault was ours for not sending it back for a little more heat.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Well, I reviewed this already on Google but it was so good I don't mind another time. Just overall one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. Food, drinks, service, atmosphere were all above and beyond expectations. Simply fantastic!!! Thanks again Dakota's for helping to make our 20th Anniversary a night we will always remember.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Great Beer, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Happy Hour, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Dakota's is our go to place for celebrations and Saturday night was perfect for our grandson's birthday. Many thanks. Nick always takes good care of us - he makes the whole evening a very special occasion.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Live Music, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Big portion sizes. Highly recommend the pork belly appetizer.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Used to go fairly regularly 20 yrs ago but then changed jobs and travelling interfered. Went back for a birthday and still the same great place, good food, friendly waiters. Few restaurants qualify for repeat business. this one does.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

They’re amazing!!!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Love love LOVE this place!!! Will definitely be coming back!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The service started off very lousy. I asked to have a table in the patio area but the request was denied because my table for 5 was already set up. Not a good reason since there were plenty of empty tables in the patio area that remained empty the entire time we were dining. My guest and I ordered steak cooked medium, however it was overcooked to well done. The steak was so tough we could not chew it. We sent the steaks back but it took extremely long time so we got the meals to go. Even more insulting, the tea and soft drink is included in the Business Lunch price; however, if we ordered Mango tea and was charged the full price for the drink. The waiter informed us during the checkout process that although the Mango tea is only about 30 more than regular tea or soft drinks, it is not included in the business lunch price -- a fact he failed to share when he offered it during the ordering process. The service was terrible and extremely slow! I do not recommend this restaurant!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Brandon was our waiter and he was exceptional. It was a wonderful 1st anniversary!!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Bar area was quite noisy with People in town for a conference. However the food and service were outstanding! Highly recommend.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Myself and my husband was celebrating our 10 year anniversary and we read some reviews on dakotas and decided to try them out for our special occasion and the food was very good and well seasoned....will come back again to try something else on their menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I had a blast with family and friends!! The food and service were great!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Fantastic meal, great menu selection, professional wait staff, nice ambiance. Highly recommend. Wee Erik definitely bee back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Normally, I've enjoyed every meal. But today the lunch special fish of the day was flavorless and a bit overcooked. I did make mention of it and the chef sent his apologies.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Houston)·Dined on September 27, 2017

NO OPEN TOE SHOES ALLOWED FOR MEN. I made this reservation to entertain clients and because one of them wore sandals, we were not permitted to eat in the main dining room and relegated to the bar area. This was rather embarrassing for my client as he was otherwise dressed nicely. This policy is not stated on the website or on Open Table.

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

First class steakhouse. Every aspect was great.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Dakota's is always a favorite for me and my fiance and quite the romantic and special place! Food and ambiance is awesome!

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

2nd time going, steaks were AMAZING again, mashed potatoes & macaroni and cheese were delicious. Definitely will see us again!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Cozy, Romantic, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious! Atmosphere was perfect for business or date night. I highly recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

They made our first anniversary one to remember! From start to finish, it was fabulous!

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Live Music, Worth the Drive
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 17, 2017

My husband and I went to Dakotas for his birthday. He has never been there before, but I have. My first experience was amazing so I thought he would love it. We got there, the valet service was a nice feature but the men did not greet us they just handed us a ticket and jumped in our car. We headed down into the restaurant where we told the hostess that we had a reservation for Brandie and he kind of just looked at me like he wasn't sure, then acted as if he couldn't find it. We were seated shortly after the awkward exchange and waited a while for our server to come around. While waiting we noticed we couldn't hear each other very well. The patrons were loud and the music was loud. It was quite difficult to speak during dinner. We waited quite some time for our appetizer, as well as our entrees. Kevin ordered scallops, which he felt could've been cooked longer. I ordered the duck which the presentation was amazing and theatric, it was missing the asparagus that the menu says it comes with. We enjoyed our meals otherwise. We also really enjoyed dessert. Not sure if we'll go back, considering it was quite expensive for just an okay experience.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

It was great!!!! Nice staff , the will play the birthday song on the piano for you!!!!

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

It was pretty good but expensive. It was for me and my wife 1st anniversary

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our nine year old grandson picked Dakotas for his birthday dinner because he had such a good time last year. Nick was our waiter and did a terrific job. He is knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list and is good company. He made our experience most enjoyable. we will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays
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