Knife Steakhouse - Plano

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Steakhouse
With Knife restaurant, 4 time James Beard-nominated and two time “Top Chef” contestant John Tesar brings a fresh, new steakhouse dining experience to Plano. The menu features all-natural born and raised Texas meats, complementing “old school” classics like 45-day dry-aged sirloin and bone-in rib eye with “new school” evolutions that include culotte and flat iron. All of our steaks are dry aged in house. All rib eyes are dry aged a minimum of 45 days and up to 240 days. In addition to larger “slabs” of meat for group dining, the menu is rounded out by an extensive charcuterie program, bacon and ham tastings, sandwiches, seafood, salads and pasta dishes.
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T
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this restaurant- it’s pricey when grown children order multiple sides and cocktails, but they do throw in some extra goodies. I hope this restaurant and many others can weather the storm of this strange (virus) time

PB
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5-star experience - amazing food, 1st class chef & serving team, and an intimate, comfortable atmosphere. A stellar dining experience with excellent service. Thank you for your attention to every detail!

M
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was wonderful! Would have preferred warm bread but overall, it was great. Waiter seemed to have an attitude but what’s new. Love the meat choices!

RA
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall1food2service5ambience2

The most over priced restaurant I’ve been to. The ribeye could have been cooked better on a Weber grill and the portions of the meal were very mediocre for the price. The flash and treats and tricks did not equate the ridiculous prices we paid. $120 for a chain restaurant steak and the rest of the meal wasn’t far behind. Will not recommend to anyone

TT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Highly recommend! They were very accommodating.

AP
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Lunch was not great.

M
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Supreme service and dining experience. Exemplary! Will definitely return. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

AN
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem. First time we dined there. Food was amazing, service extraordinary. It is pricey, but the steak was so good as well as the sides.

LO
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and enjoyed the unique take on appetizers and dishes. Service was great!l and we will definitely be back!

MA
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was quiet for lunch on a Saturday. The cocktails were different and fun. The filet was so tender you didn't need a knife, but still full of flavor. Bacon tasting was tasty but the avocado fries were even better. We will be back!

E
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Both our meal and service were fantastic

e
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Maybe the finest service we have ever gotten. The food was superb. The entire staff was excellent.

u
Dallas
50 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter Jason was very knowledgeable and attentive, as were others on the team for table service. Food was pro-early prepared and presentation was excellent.

j
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Bread was a big disappointment for the expense of the meal. Dessert choice not good, too exotic.

AP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

For the right occasion, Knife would be fine. However, particularly for the price point involved, I think that there are better values not too far away.

s
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

Service/Employees were Great...didn't too much enjoy our steaks that we were recommended. They both did not have any flavor...however the sides were good.

WA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Love the Knife in the Highland. This one is overpriced compared to the atmosphere and quality of food. Steak was overcooked. Definitely not a high end steakhouse. Should not charge the prices like one.

JR
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, fantastic management, outstanding food.

j
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Steak was tasty but should have been for the price. Sides were average at best. Dessert was ok presentation was not impressive at all. More to come on that. Atmosphere was ok. Nothing great. Service was weak. Wait person did not seem to be having a great day. Did not give a good explanation at all. We ordered an aged steak for 2. I expected a decent presentation, instead it came out sliced up in a pile with red juice all over a large plate. My wife doesn’t like it near that rare but we started eating because the person didn’t return. Finally she did and took hers back to finish. By the time it came back I was about done. Drinks were hit and miss. Bread came out after flagging the guy down. We ordered a dessert that probably would have looked good until she dropped it on the table and things went scattering on the plate. With an oops she left dropped off a couple spoons and left. All in all, not impressed. Back to Nick and Sams or Pappas.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

GE
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I had a much better experience at lunch than at dinner. I liked everything I’ve tried there EXCEPT the steak. It was unevenly cooked, chewy, and under seasoned.

u
Dallas
51 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as usual as was the service.

DK
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Phenomenal steak. This is where you start when you are at a steak place, and it was done extremely well. In fact, everything was done extremely well - salad, bacon, steak, and creamed spinach were all top notch. The only thing off was our second side and it was removed from the ticket, so we are all good. The service was attentive and very thorough is helping and assisting us with our order, but the service was just slightly off. The main course was brought out with all sides and neither my wife nor I had been give replacement forks or our steak knives. There were a couple hic-ups like this. Nothing that would keep me from coming back, based on the food, but just not what you would expect at the price point.

w
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food was good and service was fine. They are slow. As empty as they are surprised at how slow they were.
Limited menu at brunch but we figured it out. $125 tab and no drinks or dessert as we walked out....very pricey. It’s not THAT good.
They didn’t even acknowledge that it was my birthday. Meh.

d
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great experience and “good” food. However, the great experience and tastiness of the food did not justify the expense.

WA
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I have been here they standout above the expectation.
Big short rib melts in your mouth it was so tender I never had such a short rib in my life. Fillet was outstanding.
And the Creekstone aged Sirloin is my all time favorite.
Service of this restaurant is what makes you feel special.
Over all we had a good experience and yes I am coming back again.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

OT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was exceptional. Asked for a larger table. Hostess said they were all booked with reservations but we were there for 2 hours and no one ever sat at them. At least 6-8 visibly open. Server was awesome. Support staff not so much. Never got offered bread by person walking around. Maybe because we were in the corner which was one reason we wanted to move to another table but the answer was no.

LW
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly super steaks with their aging process making them very tender and tasty. The surprise for us was the Caesar salad which one can order with "slabs of different bacon" that then is cut so everyone can take some of each. Excellent service and nice environment. For the what one gets and that it can feed 2-3 people, their prices are in line.

CP
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small crowd on Thursday evening. Friendly knowledgeable wait staff. Food was very good. I got petite filet and the creamed spinach. Husband got pork chop. I also tried the 5 variety bacon which was so good. Husband enjoyed his oysters. Only complaint would be that it took a while to get main course after appetizer...but food was so good it made up for the wait. Will definitely return.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

David, our waiter, and Te, the bartender, were awesome! They were both super knowledgeable about their menus. We started off at the bar and had a few rounds of drinks - Te offered us a special cocktail that he made himself, and everyone loved it. David is a gem - not being much of a red meat eater (the only one in the group) he provided alternatives for me that were both thoughtful and delicious. From the cocktails to the bacon flight to the entrees and dessert, we loved it all and will definitely be back!

JS
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants - just 1 concern - I wanted to order the roasted chicken but it is an hour & a half wait! Please let me know the best solution if I want to order my next visit.

TG
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service was nice. Sound level was very high. Great service.

s
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always love this place. Food is "great... not just good..." small touches likesmall dessert with bill; take home muffins for next morning; relish tray and choice of bread adds a lot. My steak ($25 flat iron) was a tad salty this time but I think it was the au jus. The sides are amazing... I don't want to know the calories. Husband's tuna steak great as well! Sitting at the counter is a treat getting to watch the chefs at work.

W
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous time. We were celebrating my husband's birthday. Jordan made it extra special. Was very attentive and the co owner even stopped by twice. Clean, spacious, low noise level and the food was superb!!!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and food

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit, but definitely not my last. The interior of this place is beautiful. The artwork was amazing, the table setting was perfect, and the service was impressive. There was a slight mix up with the reservation, but it was a non-issue thanks to the hostess and wait staff. I ordered the King Crab and a side salad, which I ate all of because, yum! I LOVED the mint for dessert. Be careful of the edible ink, you'll look like you chewed a pen.

KN
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is incredible! My daughter is in pastry school, so I searched far and wide for a restaurant with an impressive dessert menu (not to mention, a superb main course menu) and Knife was top of the list.
The atmosphere was modern, yet cozy, and the food was absolutely perfectly cooked and DELICIOUS. I also went to cooking school, so usually I am disappointed when going out to eat, but Knife did NOT leave me feeling that way whatsoever.
I also have to give a shout out to managers Trey and George who made my daughter’s birthday an exceptional one.
We will definitely be back!

LL
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a typical fabulous experience and we remain big fans. Thanks John - your team is great!

D
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Tried Knife out...first clue should’ve been that we were able to get right in, no wait at 7pm on a Saturday night.

We sat at the bar and our service was less than average. One Bartender was overworked and the second guy there seemed to forget orders and neither of them had much of a personality.

We ordered a sirloin for two....and it was completely bland and void of any taste. Temperature was also less than medium rare that we ordered...it was a large steak, but if you offer it, you should know how to cook it.

We ordered the roasted Brussels and they were also bland and boring.

The Mac and cheese was good.

We were never offered desert so who knows?

Overall, this was a unfortunate meal and I wouldn’t recommend it.

AD
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

This was our third visit to Knife. Our first two visits we thought the food and service were exceptional. So we chose Knife to celebrate my husband's birthday thinking the food and service would again be exceptional. It was not. The service was poor and the food was mediocre at best The steak was good but not outstanding which is what would be expected of a $90 steak. We ordered butternut squash and brussel sprouts as sides. The butternut squash was presented simply sliced in half and waiter did not offer to serve either side for us. The brussel sprouts were so overly salted and burned that we could barely eat them. And even though we indicated that it was my husbands birthday on the reservation and they mentioned it at the hostess stand, the waiter made no acknowledgement or recognition of it. Sadly, we will not be returning to Knife anytime soon.