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Knife & Spoon, Orlando, FL

Knife & Spoon

4.5
4.5
556 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
Knife & Spoon, a signature steak & 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.

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 and in MEDIUM RAW. An iconoclastic celebrity of the food world, 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, Gayot and Esquire. He has garnered praise from Food & Wine and The New York Times, has appeared on The Today Show and The Early Show, 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

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (407) 393-4333

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • 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 556 people are saying

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Weekend getaway highlight! Absolutely amazing experience. Wait staff are amazing knowledgeable and so incredible. Food is a exceptional.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to spend the first night of our honeymoon here and it could not have been more perfect. From the food to the service it was amazing. This place really knows how to make you feel welcome. We will definitely be dining here again if we are ever back in the area.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pedro and team were amazing. Oysters, king crab, rack of lamb, and fish was all delicious.
  4. SL

    StephenL

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Very nice staff and cool place. For Michelin star, I’d expect better service. We were asked if we’d like more bread and said yes. Then asked another waiter. Neither waiter remembered. There were a few instances where we sat with our drink glasses empty for 5-10 minutes prior to anyone checking in. We arrived 15 minutes early and were told “our table was ready - do you want to be seated or would you like to wait” which felt very odd… there were also a few times where waiters gave us conflicting information (i.e. where oysters were sourced) Just some obvious misses I would not have expected for a place with such a distinction. It did not feel polished.
  5. DG

    DavidG

    Aberdeen

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food was nice but extremely overpriced. In comparison to other Michelin Star restaurants I’ve eaten in the menu was uninteresting and in my opinion the quality of food is not worthy of a star. I would not recommend to others.
  6. W

    Willyroble

    Miami

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    The place is nice. The attention in the service is excellent, however, the waiting time between each dish is very long. The food is generally good but not extraordinary for a place that has just won Michellin. The wedge salad is very good, the papardelle bolognese is good. The 44 farm bone in rib-eye is good but not the best, much less what I expected. The desserts are very good
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Very good customer service. ambiance was decent, although there was one super bright decorative light mounted on the wall that didn’t seem to fit with the rest of the lighting. My wife ordered a filet ($75) and it was literally cold. Almost felt precooked and then warmed up via microwave. We were very disappointed in the food considering this was a Michelin star restaurant. Dress code is business casual which we were told was strict. We did not bring the right clothes so we went out and bought dress clothes only to find out that there were people with shorts, t-shirts, untucked shirts, jeans and tennis shoes. I don’t have a problem with this but wouldn’t have spent the money on the clothes if I had known they aren’t truly business casual. Overall pretty disappointing but the customer service saved me from rating a 1 or 2
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting and service. Food was french and too rich for our tastes
  9. JS

    JScott

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Overall our experience was pretty good. We showed up on time for a 6:45 reservation but had to wait 15-minutes to be seated. Typically not a big deal, but at Mich 1-star establishment this was somewhat frustrating. The wait staff was friendly and attentive. Most of the apps were delicious. We got the 30-day dry aged rib eye and it was okay but didn't live up to the hype or the price; some bites were fantastic while others were just too fatty to eat. From an value proposition we felt like it was overpriced. We've had better experiences at other high end steakhouses for around half the price.
  10. CF

    ChelseaF

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot whether you’re local or not. Decor is beautiful and food was amazing. The wagyu was our favorite paired with their version of an espresso martini. Highly recommend!
  11. SJ

    StevenJ

    Key West

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Key Largo Lobster was simply Outstanding. We sat at the bar by choice and the bartenders were awesome.
  12. KS

    KateS

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service, I would definitely go back. The service was warm and friendly and the only reason I rated the food 4 stars was because the pasta was a bit lack luster.
  13. D

    Debbie

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary at Knife and Spoon and and had an amazing experience.! The service was impeccable. All of the wait staff were knowledgeable about the menu and gave a nice explanation of the food as well as making recommendations. We ordered the Burratta salad with heirloom tomatoes, the 32oz aged New York strip steak( which we split) the potato purée, mushrooms and this amazing caramel dessert. One of the servers also brought out 2 dessert wines to pair with our dessert-absolutely delicious. All of food was outstanding and the service was just beyond compare- elevated to a new level. The only suggestion I would have is for the host/hostess stand. They were not very friendly or welcoming and said our table was not ready - so we had to wait about 10 minutes or so- would not have been annoying if they had been pleasant from the start and had even acknowledged our anniversary. Otherwise just outstanding and we highly recommend- I can see why they earned their Michelin star!
  14. CF

    ChrisF

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, delicious food and wonderful atmosphere. Drive from Boca Raton twice a year on our birthdays just to dine at Knife & Spoon.
  15. A

    Andrew

    New York Area

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Justin, Tracy and team took great care of us. they were engaging and fun to be with. dinner was really good. the ceviche and burrata/heirloom salad are new to the menu and amazing. there was a last-minute fish entree substitution that seemed to confuse everyone, but still a wonderful evening and experience.
  16. l

    loueater

    Louisville

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food at Knife and Spoon was excellent. I have a Snapper entree in a lovely broth. Best Snapper that I have eaten in my many long years. The Ceviche starter was well endowed with bay scallops and flavorful herbs. The wine list is decent, but for a restaurant that aspires to Chicago, NYC, Miami, Las Angeles, etc. vibes, more upscale Cabernet Sauvignons and French Bordeaux wines need to be added.
  17. EE

    ErickE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We started with huge shrimp cocktail that were so delicious. We had expertly crafted cocktails. Main course was the Wagyu filet and regular filet cooked to a delicious medium. The regular filet was excellent but the Wagyu one melted in your mouth. It’s all ala carte but the sides are shareable size and we had the Mac and cheese made from scratch. It was expensive but it’s expected from a restaurant with such high quality food. By far, the best filet I’ve ever had.
  18. B

    Brenna62

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2
    Having been to numerous Michelin starred restaurants around the world, we were very excited to try the new starred restaurant Knife & Spoon. Upon entering the very odd, eclectic décor, we were assaulted with higher than normal fine dining restaurant noise. The hostess way polite, said our table wasn't quite ready and seated us in the bar/lounge area. All good, had a glass of wine and waited 20 minutes for our 8 pm reservation. We were sat by the window at a nice two man table and were promptly waited on. The noise level was extremely high, the room being all one large room with odd ceiling heights and design, we weren't a fan. It felt like a cross between the Bath (England) Pump Room mixed with the Rain Forest at Disney's Animal Kingdom with Morocco thrown in where nothing else fit, ending with 1950's pictures of bathing beauties and cars??? The music mix was just as bizarre. The waiter recommended appetizers, we ordered one, two arrived. Neither were impressive, if anything, not very good. We were charged for the one we didn't order. We ordered the lamb chops and Reel Fish - Snapper. Lamb was delicious, snapper was extremely bland and rubbery, we only ate about 2 ounces. The Pinot Noir from Oregon was perfect. We did not order dessert or after dinner drinks, our bill including tip was $500. We were hugely disappointed and will never eat here again nor give a favorable recommendation. How this restaurant got a Michelin Star we will never know.
  19. MW

    MichaelW

    Atlanta

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderfull Experience!! The dinner was excellent!! Special thank you to the pastry Chief Joanna Kasklw for making the birthday girl in our party feel so much love with the delicious birthday cake and wonderful deserts!!
  20. e

    eveningwisteria

    Denver

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pinnacle of dining out there. Swanky and pristine. The service was incredible. I've had better steak but the seafood is next level. Will make a dent in your wallet but it's worth it.
  21. 0

    090696

    Orlando

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  22. L

    Love2eat

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    The servers were very attentive. However, the majority of the dishes were brought out cold or like warm to the table. For the price, I would expect better. Will not be dining here again and cannot recommend this as a fine dining option.
  23. R

    Robin725

    Tampa

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything! Steaks are perfection! Spiny lobster great addition to the menu! Service is so good.
  24. D

    Deputy3204

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was amazing
  25. JT

    JoshuaT

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific experience, both with the food and the service.
  26. C

    Chris

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service were unparalleled. Brady our server was the best!
  27. M

    Michael

    London

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and epicurean experience. Worthy of a Michelin star.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience from the moment we entered
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely elegant! The service was impeccable & the atmosphere was inviting. It did not disappoint!!!
  30. GC

    GradyC

    Orlando

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    If you want a romantic dinner this is not the restaurant for you. It is touristy, loud and not a place for quite conversation. You can wear flip flops, shorts and a t-shirt and fit right in. The food is very good and the service is excellent but this is not a fine dining experience.
  31. S

    Sandi

    Charlotte

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dining experience. Everything was absolute perfection. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Overall disappointed with the experience… was expecting a Norman’s level experience (the restaurant this replaced),,, I will start with the negatives and then the positives: Negatives: - Sat 20-25 minutes late for our reservation - The $21 old fashioned is pre-prepared, not made fresh - Dessert should not be required to be ordered with main order, especially if not requiring pre-prep like a soufflé - Complimentary drink for making us wait to be seated was cheap Prosecco - Market price crab leg appetizer (one leg!!!) was $58 - one leg! - Shrimp cocktail was not fresh, was clearly defrosted - Wedge salad was mediocre at best, really small - Dinner plates for the $130 strip steak were side plates - Didn’t ask if we wanted coffee with the dessert serving The good: - Wine was correct vintage - Servers are trying - Main course was excellent quality Sorry,,, just not great… should be so much better… not sure who was paid off for the Michelin star
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we go to this restaurant we have excellent food and excellent service. It is not inexpensive, but in this in this case, you definitely get what you pay for.
  34. SS

    SaeSaeK

    Tampa

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Service was great at first then not attentive towards the end, took a while to get our checks. Drinks were okay. Filet was super salty, whole fish somewhat tasty but extremely overpriced, sides (fries and mushrooms) were small portions and did not have much flavor, and desserts were most disappointing (very bland and underwhelming but were pretty I guess). Did not like how we had to order everything at once. Staff was friendly and the restaurant itself had nice ambiance and decor but would not come again due to the mediocre food. After reading all the stellar reviews, I guess our expectations were far too high.
  35. EM

    EventMagicMaven

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed martinis (thrilled to learn that they serve Stoli Elit!) and handcrafted original cocktails, and then a beautiful array of appetizers. The lobster salad was beautifully presented and a generous portion. Others enjoyed the shrimp cocktail and raw oysters. The four of us split a dry-aged ribeye and several sides. Things went a bit awry when a few side dishes weren't warm, which, unfortunately, didn't sit well with my husband. The servers handled the situation with extraordinary generosity and grace. The food was wonderful, the service was outstanding. I would highly recommend Knife and Spoon.
  36. KT

    KenT

    Houston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Great for special occasions. Highly recommend the aged steak.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience5
    Overall, it was not the worse restaurant I’ve been to. However, the expectation and bar was set high. I arrived as requested 15 mins early. There was a wait I was told. We sat in the lounge, to order a drink. 30 mins later we were seated without receiving the drinks. 20 mins later we were poured water and asked if we wanted a drink. We informed them that we had placed an order. They tracked down the missing drinks. 25 mins after that. We were able to order our appetizers and additional drinks. We kept getting checked on but no food and no drinks. At some point they did bring the order. We did place our dinner orders. Not sure how long. But once the food arrived, It was cold and clear it had been waiting. For what not sure. I did really enjoy the decor.. After eating, it seemed like every staff member came by to see if we wanted anything else. I understand it was closing time. Overall time from reservation to walking out took 2 1/2 hours. So I’ll wrap it up with this. Eating here was like going out with the guys. Yes, I had a great time. But don’t remember anyone I met. Compared, to other steak houses I’ve eaten at. I won’t remember this one.
  38. DL

    DanL

    Tampa

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new steak-forward menu is fabulous. The filet was perfect in every way: crust, temperature, evenly cooked and delicious. We also had the Mezzaluna which was incredible. Desserts great as well; very cool presentation. But what set Knife and Spoon apart was the attentative and intuitive service. We will be back, often.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Special night - would love a great server and table Best, Jonathab
  40. O

    Orlando

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great ambience and delicious food. However, the servers mixed up my wife and my orders and placed the dishes in front of the wrong person the entire meal.

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 556 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 31 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 Wed–Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Jacket Preferred

  • 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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