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Knife & Spoon, Orlando, FL

Knife & Spoon

4.5
4.5
625 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
Knife & Spoon, a signature steak and seafood restaurant conceived and led by award-winning Chef John Tesar was awarded a coveted MICHELIN Star in the 2022 edition of the MICHELIN Guide Florida. The dining room is an elevated environment, a smart casual dress code is strictly enforced. Swim wear and gym wear are not permitted; pants and collared shirts are required for gentlemen.

John Tesar was called "the single most talented cook I ever worked with" by Anthony Bourdain. Tesar also enjoys the pseudonym Jimmy Sears in Bourdain's bestselling memoir KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL. Tesar came up as a chef in New York City at 13 Barrow St, 44 & Hell's Kitchen, Vine, and the Supper Club. He then went on to open two acclaimed restaurants in Dallas that have been named among the best in the country by Bon Appetit, Eater and Esquire. He has garnered praise from Food and Wine, and The New York Times and is a two-time contestant on Bravo's "Top Chef." For more information, please visit www.JohnTesar.com.

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2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 42 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Bar Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (407) 393-4333

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    John Tesar

  • Neighborhood

    I Drive / Sand Lake

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 625 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. W

    Wksd

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience! The staff is extremely nice and professional!
  2. DB

    DonnaB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sara made our experience phenomenal!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and presentation. Service is superb. It is pricey, but it is an experience worth having.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    The chicken was cold, and the catch of the day was tasteless. My Wife has celiac, we made the restaurant aware of the gluten free needs multiple times. We were the first ones to arrive… we did that, so there was less chance of gluten cross-contamination. She was cross contaminated anyways!! And was sick all night. This was her birthday dinner!! I feel terrible I booked this Michelin star restaurant!
  5. p

    pinkbike

    Toronto

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was worried about the dress code and the fact I had flip flops on (my other choice was running shoes). However I was welcomed without a second thought. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Very generous servings! I enjoyed the tuna & foie followed by the Pappardelle Bolognese. Both were delicious! I even ate an oyster served as a gift, the first oyster in my life- so glad I’ve learned. Very rare to have food and service so well delivered. Thank you.
  6. JW

    JerryW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best rack of lamb that I have ever had. Fantastic service also. Can not make enough complimentary comments
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about the experience. Service was top tier.
  8. BD

    BernardD

    West Palm Beach

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Our service was no good. Servers were inattentive when the food finally arrived my dish was loaded with salt. Like the top fell off whe N try were cooking and my wife’s fish was cold and rubbery needless to say we took the bill and left. They claim they are a Michelin star Resturant. I guess Michelin star no longer means high quality
  9. SE

    SheliaE

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice modern atmosphere. The service was very attentive. The food was delicious and presentation was beautiful.
  10. FD

    FineDiner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service! Truly memorable experience. Restaurant is beautifully designed.
  11. MD

    MikeD

    Des Moines

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful location, beautiful hotel, service was impeccable, we had three people waiting on our needs and all three were wonderful
  12. K

    Kenneth

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around outstanding dining experience. Food and service were excellent. Waiter was extremely attentive and every dish from start to finish was delicious and beautifully presented.
  13. G

    Geri

    Naples

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Pleasant, prompt service ; excellent food well described and presented by staff; enjoyable special anniversary treats.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall1food2service4ambience1
    Luke was amazing. Manager was great. Our reservation was for a regular table but was given a high top because I was wearing a collared quarter zip. Was told I didn’t meet the dress code standard yet watched someone with a t shirt and sweats get let in.
  15. r

    rubeng

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    Was talked into the N.Y.Strip, stating it's actually juicier than the Riley, this was a lye, I ordered our steaks Med/Rare, got it Med+, " service is pretty close to Michelin level,but NOT THE FOOD. that's about it!!! SAD VISIT! & Experience food wise.
  16. CH

    ChromaHappy

    Orlando

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant. Only complaint: I order rack of lamb or lamb chops whenever I can at upscale spots. For $85, I had 10-12 bites of lamb. They were pitifully skimpy.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was absolutely amazing!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food and not unreasonable prices if you chose carefully.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food and service are both absolutely wonderful. The restaurant, however, is extremely noisy.
  20. AS

    AshleeS

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    We were refused entry to the main dining room because my husband had on nice front pleaded khaki shorts. It was 75 degrees in Orlando all week and he didn’t pack pants. We did check the dress code before hand and you’ll notice it doesn’t mention pants. We were looking forward to dining with the full experience, and we are not new to fine dining in Florida, so this was our first red flag. Definitely left a bad taste in our mouth, but since they “allowed” us to eat at the bar, we decided to still give it a try. That was our mistake. The service was not welcoming or helpful. We made a reservation for 9:30 and the restaurant closed at 11:00. We were told we had to have our ENTIRE order in within 20 minutes or we wouldn’t be able to eat. What? This reservation was double confirmed. Why would you allow a 9:30 reservation when the restaurant is closing? Second red flag. The rushing crushed our entire experience. They loudly cleaned up around us the entire time. The “maitre d” half heartedly asked us “is there anything else?” a half dozen times, but what else would we have been able to order? We couldn’t even get chimichurri when our $200 steak came out because the kitchen was closed. She was obviously just trying to get off work. We were never asked if we wanted another drink after we finished our first cocktails. She told us she couldn’t remember what plates went where on the table because she was tired. As we were walking in, a guy told us while he was walking out “Y’all would be better off eating at Burger King” and he was 100% right. At least we wouldn’t felt the extreme judgement and rushing we felt at Knife and Spoon. Never again.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best food we have ever eaten. What an experience.
  22. B

    Bigcitybrightlights

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dinner and service. Staff went above and beyond for our special occasion. Would highly recommend.
  23. S

    Scanafran

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My wife and I were celebrating our 40th anniversary so were hoping for a great dining experience. We weren’t disappointed! Food was great and the service exceptional. The service team- Shay, Nathean, et al- were very cordial and professional. We made a great choice celebrating at Knife and Spoon.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my fiancé loved it! So speechless of the place and service given! 10/10 recommend!!!!
  25. AV

    AndreV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The food is great, good choices of wine and the service is excellent.
  26. d

    dfauerbach

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was ok, they didn't have the wine I ordered and didn't offer something else. Service seemed stressed, they never went over the menu nor mention what MK was for any of the MK selections. Caviar and oysters were amazing the rest was decent, poor cheese selection.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, amazing service! Will definitely be back.
  28. CM

    CharlesM

    Atlanta

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. I’m not a big meat eater, but still enjoyed. Appetizers were especially great. The room was a little noisy, however.
  29. VH

    VictoriaH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Food was delicious though the creamed spinach was way too spicy (though our captain had warned us). I think because the focus is meat - more vegetables sides and traditional creamed spinach would have been great. Ambiance was meh. It reminded me of a brightly lit cafeteria or a breakfast place in a hotel.
  30. O

    Oscar

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    In few words, tasteless, expensive food with great service from Miguel and a great location.
  31. GS

    GloriaS

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    We frequented this place when it was Norman's. It was our go-to place to celebrate our special occasions, so we decided to try it. What a disappointment! Not even remotely close. $513.00 for a bottle of decent med-range wine, a shared rib-eye w/side of mushrooms, a hamachi tuna appetizer with no favor, and a somewhat okay dessert. You can get a better value vs. price at Capital Grill! The service was mediocre; in the end, the server was a charming human, but we didn't have small plates when the appetizer arrived, and the wine glasses were overfilled. We were wrong to think Knife & Spoon was fine dining - a noticeable downgrade from its predecessor. We were seated by the bar, with the drunks screaming, cursing, and FaceTiming their buddies. Not the curated elegant experience we were expecting at a Ritz Carlton restaurant.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Costa Rica

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    El lugar es muy bonito. Mucho ruido que impide escuchar a los meseros. Buen servicio. Los platos que pedimos estaban muy bien preparados pero no hubo sorpresas.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service and food.
  34. E

    Emily

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and fantastic service. Would definitely recommend!
  35. DM

    DanielM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent Experience - food and service were both amazing!
  36. AZ

    AtherZRS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was very friendly, helpful and server was very attentive all night. She also made excellent recommendations for main course, sides and desserts. We really enjoyed our evening.
  37. J

    John

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely worth a try. Everything from the amuse-bouche to the dessert was amazing.
  38. JG

    JillG

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful date night! Food and service were above anything we’ve experienced in this area. We did laugh at the $15 coffee since the other menu items were all reasonable for the presentation and flavor. Overall, we will be back for special occasions and when family is in town. Thanks for the great night!
  39. r

    rtcl

    Memphis/West TN

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelente food and servies. Recommended for spaciañ ocasions!
  40. CL

    ChristieL

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    This dining experience was disappointing. The food was terrible. The fish of the day was bland & flavorless. The lamb chops were too salty & chewy. The seasonal vegetables were recommended to accompany our dishes and they consisted of hard, undercooked, colorless green beans. The potato purée tasted like globs of paste. What should have been a celebration turned out to be aggravating.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Knife & Spoon is rated 4.5 stars by 625 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 42 times today
Google Map for Knife & Spoon

4012 Central Florida Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32837

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    I Drive / Sand Lake

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Bar Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Tesar

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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