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Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown Dallas, Dallas, TX

Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown Dallas

4.8
4.8
3146 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
When visiting the restaurant, patrons descend 18 feet underground in a canopied glass elevator, accessed from street level, for a culinary experience unlike any other. The American Steakhouse offers an expansive 1,800 square foot subterranean courtyard allowing patrons to dine al fresco and enjoy a New Orleans-inspired exterior space. This cool oasis is complete with a 20 foot, 5-tiered granite water wall, multi-tiered landscaping, lava rock fire pit, and black granite bar. Dakota's below-ground patio has long been considered one of the city's most romantic dining spots.

We believe the best steaks come from the best cut and quality. That’s why we get all of our beef fresh from renowned beef purveyors, Allen Brothers. Each cut is corn and grain fed USDA Prime steak that our chef handpicks. Each steak is aged for a minimum of 28 days for a perfectly tender, juicy bite every time.

It is our goal to give you a great meal every time you join us for lunch or dinner.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 93 times today
Experiences are available.
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (214) 740-4001

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Beto Gonzales

  • Catering

    Dakotas 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.

  • Private party facilities

    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!

  • Private party contact

    Angie Espinoza: (877) 563-1979

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    San Jacinto

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking.

  • Public transit

    Close to Dart Rail and McKinney Avenue Trolley

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Thanksgiving Brunch

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Nov 24, 2022 only
    Three course pre-fixe meal for $125 per person [all inclusive of tax + service fees. Does not include additional food or beverages]. Come join us for Thanksgiving Day Brunch with Dallas' Chef of the Year, Ji Kang's 3 course pre-fixe menu! Experience ingredients and flavors of the season in our unique, underground location in downtown Dallas.

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What 3,146 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dallas

    Steakhouse

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience and will definitely be back! Took the suggestions of the waiter for the steak toppings and sauce, tater tots, and creamed spinach, and everything was absolutely delicious!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yo-yo and Candy are outstanding, we sat down on a Booth with the curtains gave us an extra private dining, place has a beautiful environment, the piano gives an extra point on the experience!!
  3. MA

    MichaelAZ

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time and every aspect was fantastic!

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded 1 day agoThank you for the great review! Please come see us again soon. Dakotas Management.

  4. GL

    GordonL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience. Wonderful food and great service and terrific wine list

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded 1 day agoThank you for the great review! I will share your feedback with your server and sommelier. They will be very pleased. Have a great weekend. Dakota's Management.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely amazing! The service was superb! I was a little chilly because I had a dress with no sleeves and my waiter noticed and brought over a new unwrapped black shawl to cover up and stay warm! I thought that was so thoughtful and excellent customer service! His name was Gideon! Ask for him if you go! He was absolutely magnificent! As far as the food! Omg everything was delicious but my favorite bite was the crab cake lollipops and lobster Mac n cheese! I am already thinking about going back soon! The crab cake lollipops were the best I’ve ever had in my life!!!! Great experience, magnificent customer service and delicious food!!!!!

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded 1 day agoThank you for the great review. I am pleased that Gideon went above and beyond to see you were comfortable and taken care of during your dining experience. Please come back soon and ask for Gideon again! Dakota's Management.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Thank you for the great service!
  7. AR

    AngelaR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff and even better food! Very romantic for date night!

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded 1 day agoThank you for the great review! Please come see us again when the weather cools off and we have the fire pit going and the curtains raised on the patio. The romantic meter goes even higher! Dakota's Management.

  8. PP

    PerlaP

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Could not get enough of it.
  9. P

    Peabrainchemist

    Dallas

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my birthday so ordered the Beef Wellington and added the Wild Mushroom Risotto and Sautéed Spinach. Unbelievable! The sommelier Brandon Smoot was so informative and knowledgeable recommending wines that made the meal even better. Perfect service. Truly amazing evening. Cannot recommend enough.
  10. RA

    RichardA

    Tampa

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and the service is superb. Henry my server went out of his way to make sure everything exceeded my expectations. I had the beef Wellington and highly recommend it. When I get back to Dallas I will make sure to have another dinner at Dakota‘s.
  11. CM

    ChrisM

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Have eaten at Dakota's for years but not since it reopened. Was very happy to see it was as we remembered with some freshening. We had an 5:30 reservation on a Friday night as we had a symphony later. We were able to have a leisurely dinner and make it to the Meyerson on time. Valet parking was prompt and friendly. Atmosphere of restaurant was lovely. We were seated in a cozy private booth which helped with the noise from the nearby table. The ambiance was only marred by the loud group, not by anything the restaurant did. Once they left, the restaurant noise level dropped considerably. Drinks were well presented and enjoyable, martini fixed as requested. Steaks cooked perfectly, Dakota sauce was rich. Carrots were very nicely prepared, not too soft or sweet. We were looking for a lighter dessert--the creme brulee had a subtle lavender flavor that was enjoyable. The waitstaff was professional and attentive but not intrusive. Manager made the rounds to confirm all was well.

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded 1 day agoThank you for the great review and the feedback! Please come see us again soon. Have a great weekend! Dakota's Management.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our second time in a week. We requested Henry this time because we had him on Saturday. Excellent service, excellent food, excellent environment. Overall the best!
  13. AT

    AlejandroT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Good place, there are better in the zone for steak
  14. MM

    MagicMan022418

    Lake of the Ozarks

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome steak and dessert. One of the best places in town by far!
  15. AW

    AgnieszkaW

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible! Overall great location, ambiance, vibe and food.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was incredible from the building to the atmosphere and then of course the food, wine, and service. My friends and I will talk about this restaurant too everyone back home as it was one of our best dining experiences we have had. Thank you!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, lovely night out on a Saturday evening. Only thing I would say is they need to enforce a dress code. I was in a suit sitting next to a gentleman with a hat and cowboys jersey on. I think places like this need to enforce dress codes.
  18. B

    Brandonp

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food, the parmesan risotto is a must have!! So yum
  19. T

    Toothdoc

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dining experience. Cool experience that is an undergrad restaurant, only an elevator and valet visible to indicate there’s a restaurant. Sat by the bar at a high top table. Quick service by Katie and Pedro with recommendations from the menu. I was dining alone so started with some hor’dourves, the tater tot and deviled eggs are delicious—highly recommend, as was the Old Fashioned signature cocktail. I added an artisan salad that her perfectly cut/shaved veggies that were fresh and delicious. Then my cowboy ribeye arrived and the server asked me to cut into the middle to ensure it was cooked properly—it’s a dark restaurant, so he used a flashlight to confirm it was medium rare. I thought that was great service, in case I wasn’t satisfied to be able to quickly remedy the situation, rather than flag down my server later. Steak was delicious, as were the sides, Brussel sprouts and Mac n cheese. I ended up having food to take home and my mac n cheese was inadvertently discarded, Katie snd Pedro quickly let me know that they were making a lobster Mac to take home. Excellent customer service, I wish all restaurants operated at this level. I will definitely return the next time I’m in Dallas.

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded 1 day agoThank you for the great review! I will pass along you compliments to the bar staff that took care of you. They will be very happy to hear what a great time you had. Dakota's Management.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Staff was great. We will return.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food and ambiance was great, but very loud. So be mindful of that if you’re looking for a place somewhat quieter.

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on September 14, 2022Thank you for your feedback. We are currently waiting on our sound absorbing ceiling to arrive to remedy this issue. In the meantime, please ask to sit on our climate controlled patio for a quieter, more intimate experience. Thank you. Dakota's Management.

  23. ZF

    ZFam

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and prepared properly once we received it. It took longer than expected especially since they were not busy.
  24. MM

    MariaM

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The crispy calamari was not crispy at all. Everything else (sides, entrees) was excellent! Service felt a little rushed at times.

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on September 9, 2022Thank you the great review! I will share your feedback with the chef and he will make the necessary adjustments. Please come see us again soon. Dakota's Management.

  25. JW

    JasonW

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was impressively good! Food was somehow better than the service and the ambiance was classy, welcoming, unique and very aesthetically pleasing!

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on September 9, 2022Thank you for the great review! We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you soon. Dakota's Management.

  26. PV

    PaulV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Food, and the service was outstanding. I will highly recommend this place.

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on September 5, 2022Thank you for the great review! Looking forward to your next visit. See you soon. Dakota's Management.

  27. SC

    StevenC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went celebrating my wife’s birthday. Our waitress was amazing and thoughtful! We will definitely be back!

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on September 5, 2022Thank you for the great review! Please come see us again soon! Dakota's Management.

  28. D

    Dining

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food, the ambiance was really nice and low key. We sat outside of the dining room which was more intimate. Service was good. It was our wedding anniversary, after specifically listing the occasion through the booking, it was not acknowledgement by our server. Other than that, food was amazing!
  29. AM

    AmyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a treat!!! We were treated so well by everyone, but especially our server, Justin. The food was fabulous. Such a neat experience, and we highly recommend!

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on September 5, 2022Thank you for the great review! I will pass along your kind words to Justin. Looking forward to your next visit! Dakota's Management.

  30. SM

    ShannonM

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner - service & food was impeccable.

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on September 5, 2022Thank you for the great review! Please come visit us again soon! Dakota's Management.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my fiancee enjoyed our first time and we loved it all

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on September 5, 2022Thank you for the great review! Come see us again soon. Dakota's Management.

  32. RN

    ReynoNMary1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife to Dakota's for our anniversary, and it was perfect. The ambience was just right, and the attentiveness of the staff was amazing. The attention provided was extremely appropriate to make our anniversary dinner memorable.

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on September 5, 2022Thank you for the great review. Please do not wait until your next anniversary to visit us again :) Dakota's Management.

  33. KB

    KellyB

    Houston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time to ever find at Dakota’s, and it was amazing!! Everything we ordered was phenomenal. Highly recommend the bone-in filet and the tater tot appetizer!!

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on September 5, 2022Thank you for the great review! Dakota's Management.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is by far the best steak house I’ve been to in Dallas. Steak was great, drinks were delicious, the sides were beyond amazing and the service was just the cherry on top. You must try the lobster Mac and cheese
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The porterhouse for two was worth every dollar. Definitely coming back again and again!!

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on September 5, 2022Thank you for the great review! Looking forward to your next visit. Dakota's Management.

  36. E

    Eatwell

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Quality has gone up but so have the prices. Place was packed and with wood floors inside, very loud. Everything including sauces and or toppings for steak is a la carte ($7-23). Bottled wines very expensive as well. Unique venue if you haven’t been but expect better value elsewhere.
  37. TT

    TiffanyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Magdy was the most wonderful host we have experienced in quite a while. He ensure we had the most fabulous experience.

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on September 5, 2022Thank you for the great review! We 100% agree with you about Magdy, he is truly a gracious host. Please come see us again soon. Dakota's Management.

  38. D

    Devin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Everything was crazy!! Highly recommend for more of an intimate time with your partner
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I heard from a friend how delectable the food and experience was for him when he proposed to his now fiancé so we decided to give it a go. Upon our arrival the valet was fast and kind, a hostess opened the restaurant’s door and the following staff was incredibly helpful if we had any needs or questions. Our waiter seemed a bit down so hopefully things turned up for him later, but he treated us a very well and was top tier professional. The food was absolutely delicious and lived up to everything our friend had relayed. My steak was cooked beautifully, but unfortunately we had to send my husbands steak back twice due to the lack not being cooked to his request. In the end he enjoyed his main course and luckily our waiter suggested dessert. My husband loved his chocolate mouse cake and I had the coffee ice cream and the tiramisu cheesecake. It was the best dessert either of us have ever had and because of it alone we’ll be going back for more in the near future. No place is perfect, but this was nearly close and we enjoyed our experience in every way we could and will recommend our friends to go.
  40. p

    pawpaw

    Memphis/West TN

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meals were very good. The wife even tried the bone marrow several times. The lemon sole was excellent along with the creamed spinach. We enjoyed it all

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown Dallas offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 740-4001.

Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown Dallas is rated 4.8 stars by 3146 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 93 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown Dallas

600 N. Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    San Jacinto

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 2:30 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Complimentary valet parking.

  • Public transit

    Close to Dart Rail and McKinney Avenue Trolley

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Beto Gonzales

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (214) 740-4001

  • Catering

    Dakotas 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.

  • Private party facilities

    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!

  • Private party contact

    Angie Espinoza: (877) 563-1979

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