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Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown Dallas, Dallas, TX

Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown Dallas

4.7
4.7
3046 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 57 times today
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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

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What 3,046 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Dallas

    Steakhouse

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The decor and ambience was great. Ordered prime Ribeye steak. The steak was not juicy enough and was over seared. I believe there are other Steak houses that cook their steak perfectly. Otherwise service was great
  2. KS

    KellynS

    Amarillo

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for a date night with two other couples and everything was so enjoyable. There was a live piano player which made the environment a little noisy with everyone talking over it, but other than that I would 100% recommend to anyone. We had deviled eggs, pimento cheese croquettes, and oysters Rockefeller to start and they were all SO GOOD (croquettes were my favorite). Then we split a beef Wellington with cauliflower and Brussels sprouts, once again all were SO GOOD. Finished off with a lemon tart and yet again, SO GOOD. I was just so pleased with every dish and everyone else at dinner was too. 10/10 would recommend!
  3. T

    Thegoodlife

    San Antonio

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    I was pretty disappointed based on Dakota's reputation. We went for our anniversary and at least my wife enjoyed her meal. The cocktails were very good, as was the crab cake lollipops app, but it ended there for me. The green salad was a shade of brown and overdressed. My "jumbo" scallops were anything but. I was shocked at how small they were and they had an aftertaste. And yes, I know I was at a steakhouse, but we were both in the mood for seafood. My wife loved her salmon.
  4. LH

    LeahH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    Had our first date here, got engaged here and went back for our 10 year anniversary. Was VERY disappointed that they didn't acknowledge our anniversary - it was mentioned in advance and on the night. Not only that but our service wasn't great. We were talking and having a good time but we definitely had some empty glasses. I was pretty disappointed since I was the one to push to go there.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolute dining perfection!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded 5 days agoThank you for the 5 star review! Please come visit us again soon. Dakota's Management.

  7. GG

    GregoryG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Elegant evening anniversary dinner experience. Unforgettable, commendable attention from all staff and hosts is the Dakota trademark that makes this establishment superior!
  8. SW

    SteveW

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best cut of meat I’ve ever had. I was able to cut my New York strip with my fork. The flavor was outstanding.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic Dining experience live piano music food was perfect waitress was perfect everything fantastic
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    The food was blah… my fish was dry and flavorless. The waiter was kind but overbearing. We couldn’t get 5 min into a conversation without him interrupting us. I felt like we were being rushed at first and then once he was finally defeated and saw we weren’t going to hurt up, he disappeared and took forever to finalize our meal
  11. B

    Brittaney

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was amazing the food was unbelievable delicious I can’t wait to go back

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded 5 days agoThank you for the great review! Looking forward to your next visit. Dakota's Management.

  12. JM

    JamesM

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really enjoyed the food the steak was awesome it was cooked perfect the service was outstanding this restaurant deserves five star
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience1
    Don’t allow a “bar” seating option. Very nice restaurant with great food, but their idea of a “bar seating” was a high top slightly larger than a cocktail table and bar stools. Even better was that there was so little room anyone waiting in the bar was practically having dinner with you. They did have two tables in the bar which was something I was expecting VS what we received. Manager avoided us so I assume this may not be what they were supposed to do. Anyway the food and service was great just don’t accept “bar seating”.
  14. JJ

    JessicaJ

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food1service2ambience1
    Let me start by saying we will never return. The steakhouse looks better in pictures and so does the food. We were sat in a outside/indoor area. It appeared as though they sat all the PEOPLE OF COLOR out there. The food is over priced and lacked flavor. I would say this is definitely a after prom spot. I’ll stick to Perry’s and The Monarch…This is not worth the money we spent

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded 7 days agoI'm sorry you did not enjoy your dining experience with us, but to imply we place POC on the patio for whatever reason is not accurate. Our climate controlled/enclosed patio is the most requested seating in the restaurant due to it's proximity to the waterfall. If you did not want to sit there, we would have been more than happy to meet your request. Dakota's Management.

  15. j

    jkal

    Dallas

    58 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    A couple things to the chef… crab cakes is a misnomer! It’s crab claws with nasty filler and fried. Presentation was nice, but quality not, at it’s not a cake! Special 8oz bone in rib-eye was so salty it was inedible. 8oz lobster tail was old and runny and may have been 3 ounces of protein. Caesar salad was wilted! Service , it was impeccable! When reserving folks it’s patio not bar. I thought their patio was the “bar” . Place is packed and a great place. Get food right , because dakotas is still a gem

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded 7 days agoThank you for the review. I will share your feedback with the chef and we will make adjustments where necessary. We can only get better with constructive feedback from our loyal guests. Dakota's Management.

  16. BS

    BennyS

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great see you, ambiance & food. Enjoyed my time there & will definitely visit again once back in Dallas.
  17. TZ

    TaraZ

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service & food were outstanding! The steak melted in your mouth
  18. M

    Mayia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a date night!! The service is awesome
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was lovely

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on June 17, 2022Thank you for the great review! Please come join us again soon. Dakota's Restaurant.

  20. FG

    FoodGourmet

    Dallas

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yoyo was our server and he did an excellent job. The steaks were cooked to perfection. The lemon tart for dessert was superb. Excellent restaurant, highly recommended!

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on June 16, 2022Thank you for the great review! I will make sure Yoyo gets the acknowledgement for taking great care of you and your guests. Looking forward to your next visit. Dakota's Management.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely loved everything about this restaurant. The food was incredible. The service was some of the best I’ve ever had. This is hands down the best steakhouse I’ve been to in Dallas. Loved it.

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on June 16, 2022Thank you for the great review! please come dine with us again soon! Dakota's Management.

  22. WM

    WilliamM

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. They accommodated our party for a 100th birthday celebration. Everyone was very nice and attentive.

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on June 16, 2022Thank you for the great review! We appreciate you choosing us for celebrating such a milestone birthday! Dakota's Management.

  23. GC

    GenesisC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This steakhouse was THE best restaurant I have ever been to. We were visiting from NY and wished there was one there. All the food was super flavorful, every single dish was amazing. The service was outstanding. Great place for a special celebration or date night. 1000% recommend!

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on June 14, 2022Thank you for the great review! W look forward to your next visit. Dakota's Management.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time coming here and we absolutely love this place! The food is phenomenal and service is outstanding. Our server was Brandon and he did such a great job attending to us and making the overall experience enjoyable. We definitely will come back and will request Brandon on every visit! The cocktails are delicious and you can tell there is intent behind them. The ambiance of this restaurant is perfect for any occasion.

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on June 14, 2022Thank you for the great review! I will make sure Brandon gets acknowledged for taking great care of you and your guests. Please ask for Brandon the next time you visit us. Dakota's Management.

  25. CW

    CariW

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiterNick, was very friendly, attentive and about the menu. He made special notes regarding my shrimp allergy. Our Somalia assisted us to have the perfect pairing for our dinners. It was my birthday dinner and pianist took special requests to play my favorite songs. Finally they ended our meal with a cute sparkler topped complimentary dessert. Thank you!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday celebration! It was beyond amazing, both in service and good! Will definitely return.

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on June 16, 2022Thank you for the great review! please come see us again soon. Dakota's Management.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Things have changed since the restaurant closed and reopened. It was full when we dined, but service was not great. Multiple items we ordered never made it to the table.
  28. BM

    BrianM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Lewis (sp) was great and the food was exceptional! Patio was a bit warm, tables were very close, and there was no music other than the faint piano coming through the doors from the lounge.

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on June 14, 2022Thank you for the great review! Thank you for the feedback on the music and temperature of the patio. We will make the necessary adjustments. Looking forward to your next visit. Dakota's Management.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sever was great I believe his name was Brandon and everybody else that pitched in at the table was very attentive all the way down to valet.

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on June 14, 2022Thank you for the great review! I will pass along your review to Brandon and make sure he gets acknowledged for his great service. Dakota's Management.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An absolute amazing experience…
  31. SB

    SabrinaB

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience at Dakota’s was wonderful! The dinner was great and our server, Louis was even better.
  32. V

    Vaughn

    Dallas

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food was delicious but was disappointed in the steak tartare. They changed how it is made. We were looking forward to it how it used to be prepared (wagyu, quail egg, capers). New version has no egg and something like a crème fraiche with a dried onion. It was good but the other was so much better. Scallops were excellent.
  33. KS

    KathyS

    New Orleans

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice meal. Food and service were excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  34. GR

    GailR

    Chicago

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on June 10, 2022Thank you for the great review! Please visit us again soon. Dakota's Management

  35. GR

    GailR

    Chicago

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Food outstanding. Great ambiance

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on June 9, 2022Thank you for the great review! Please visit us again soon. Dakota's Management

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and dining experience all around! We also had fantastic service.

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on June 9, 2022Thank you for the great review! looking forward to your next visit. Dakota's Management.

  37. KF

    KenF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambience for lunch. Brandon and his team are a pleasure! Thank you!

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on June 10, 2022Thank you for the great review! I will pass along you review to Brandon and Justin who waited on you and your guest. They will be very pleased with your review. Please join us again soon. Dakota's Management.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dakotas have always been one of my favorite steak houses. Food is great. A bit pricey but worth it. Great tasting food and 5 star service. Not wild and crazy like other steak houses. Very chill. Love that the place is not loud. Great place for special occasions or business dinner.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect for our anniversary. Calamari, tater tot, risotto, Brussels, scallops, and the strip all cooked to perfection. Drinks were delicious, ambiance was beautiful. It wasn’t too loud and the piano player was awesome! Couldn’t recommend enough!!!

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on June 6, 2022Thank you for your great review! We are very happy you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We are looking forward to your next visit. Dakota's Management.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary dinner and Kayla was fabulous server!

    Dakota’s Steakhouse- Downtown DallasResponded on June 9, 2022Thank you for the great review! I will make sure that Kayla gets recognized for her great service. Please visit Kayla again soon! Dakota's Management.

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 4.7 stars by 3046 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 57 times today
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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