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About Steel Restaurant & Lounge - Dallas

Steel’s interior design expresses a Zen theme. Steel serves authentic Japanese & Indo-chine (Vietnamese) cuisine, a sushi bar with fresh seafood flown in daily, and a walk-in wine cellar with wine collection of over 1000 boutique vineyards. Steel is located in the heart of Dallas, Oak Lawn / Turtle Creek, just a few minutes from downtown. Hold on to your chopsticks!!

3180 Welborn St.
Dallas, TX 75219
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, Vietnamese, Contemporary Korean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm;

Happy Hour: 5pm - 7pm

Dinner:
Monday-Thursday 5:30pm-10:00pm,
Friday-Saturday 5:30pm-11:00pm,
Sunday 5:30pm-9:00pm

Cross Street:
Hall Street (1 Block from Oak Lawn)

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(214) 219-9908

Website:
http://www.steelrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Available for all size events such as private office parties and home catering.

Parking Details:
Valet is complimentary. Public lot is also available.

Executive Chef:
Tysun Thomas

Private Party Facilities:
The dining room is available to book for private parties.

Contact us for special group prix-fixe menus.

Private Party Contact:
Cary Bass: (214) 219-9908

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
NEW WEEKDAY HAPPY HOUR

Join us in the lounge on every
Monday - Friday from 5:00-7:00pm
for $3 off cocktails, draft beers, glasses of wine & glasses of sake.

We have a changing menu of Asian share plates and select
sushi maki rolls at a special happy hour price of $4 each.

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Steel Restaurant & Lounge - Dallas Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

3.8

ambience

4.0

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

72% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Romantic (6)
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Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Cozy (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Business Meals (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Healthy (3)
Casual (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Spicy (2)
People Watching (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Fun (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined 6 days ago

Where do I start? The waiter was super nice, but possibly overwhelmed last night. First of all, we were brought to a partially set table with only 3 chairs and we were 4 people with a reservation. There were enough other tables with 4 chairs and set up properly. Not quite sure why the host felt the need to squeeze us in between other full tables, when there were sufficient tables elsewhere. They didn’t have the bottle of wine I ordered, so they offered us one that was similar....that can happen, I understand. Secondly, the appetizers never showed up.....it was only after 50 minutes of waiting and us asking, did something show up, the edamame. Four other tables around us, that filled in after we ordered, received their appetizers ahead of us. We pointed that out to our waiter as well. The wine was always poured by one of us at the table, never by the waiter. When the sushi appetizers arrived, we had noticed that the same plates had gone by our table in our waiter’s hands and back to the kitchen before finally landing at the correct table, ours. We don’t know if this was the kitchen’s fault or our waiter....regardless, very disappointing and frustrating. The mussels I ordered came cold to the table, so they were replaced, only to receive them again in the same condition. These were not consumed obviously. They promised to take them off of the bill, which they did. Despite multiple apologies from several of the staff at Steel, things never improved. The Hot Rock appetizer arrived after 70 minutes, and was way overpriced for what it is. The waiter then came to explain that the kitchen “can’t bring it together to get the Soft shell Crab done”. That was obviously also taken off the bill. The only items worth eating were the sushi appetizers and the salmon tower. We left hungry and extremely frustrated. It’s a shame actually, as I have never had the need to write such a review, but this experience left us speechless!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was very good!

For the appetizer, we had the Pot stickers, which were tasty. The main entree I had the Mt. Fuji roll and Crab & Mango egg roll, both of which complimented one another. My dining partner had the Chilean Sea Bass, which looked and smelled delicious. I was told it was really flavorful. The portion of fish was just right!

As for the decor and atmosphere, it was really cool. The only issue was that the music was a little too loud for my dining partner who wears a hearing aid. We had to lean in towards one another to hear each other.

Overall, Steel is a great neighborhood restaurant and look forward to exploring the menu!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Delivery of food was slow compared to past normal service at this restaurant.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Amazing place!!!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Staple menu items changed due to change in the kitchen. Definitely missed a few "go-to" options. Good overall, but did not meet the lofty expectations of prior visits.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We went for dinner on a Saturday night. The parking is the first turn off: there is none. Street parking is non-existant so you'll need to valet or park in the Centrum garage - which has no access to the restaurant other than walking up the ramp you drove down.

When we arrived, the restaurant had a nice vibe to it and the right amount of dim lighting. I could see but it was a nice dimness. The hostess seated us right away (we had a reservation) and told us our server's name and said she would be right over. The restaurant had people in it but wasn't all that busy. Maybe a bit more than half full? The waitress never showed up, and the hostess had a good eye at me getting perturbed that we hadn't been waited on, so she went in the back to get someone else. Kudos to her because I said nothing and she fixed it. Our new server was very nice and pleasant. He took our order and everything was good.

We had the ahi tower plus 3 additional rolls. Everything was good! The tower was really good! The prices, however, were inflated. I wouldn't label it a ripoff, but it's definitely more than other places of equal caliber. I would say I would come back, however it wouldn't be my first choice for sushi because of the pricing and parking. It was good though, and a great place for a date from a lighting and vibe perspective.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 17, 2017

There to celebrate our friends anniversary. It was very quaint and quiet. Very special evening.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I came with my boyfriend to celebrate my birthday. He would have rated this experience much lower. The main problem was service. I ordered the high roller ($25) but received a cherry blossom roll ($20). This was "on the house". However, I ate the first roll that was delivered to me because I was hungry, but I still had to pay for the more expensive roll that I did not eat... because I was full from the roll that I didn't order. The host told me they were going to bring me a birthday cake, but I had to remind my server of this after we had paid for the meal. There were only 2 servers in the entire restaurant on a busy Saturday night. I don't think this was a problem with my server as much as a problem with management.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Service was incredibly slow even though there were only two other tables, two people each, in the dining room. Food will bring us back.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

rude miserable waiter
slow inconsistent service
Crispy beef still good, but sushi is just average.
Sake menu is incomplete. No Black and Gold for e.g..

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 (Houston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

the service was very slow and inattentive. the food was bland an way overpriced. I've had far superior shrimp fried rice at fast food take-out than was my $30 order at Steel. Even the valet was inattentive. My date had to open her own door. Won't be going back

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Wonderful gathering with friends.. Laura, waitstaff person, was outstanding..great service..recommendations..great personality..Beautiful presentations..tastee courses..ambience gorgeous. Could actually converse at the table..validated parking by rest. when using garage. Real treat and would highly recommend.

Tags: Tapas, Handcrafted Cocktails, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Healthy, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

Service was great and we were greeted and taken care of from entrance to exit. Food was served nice and hot and our drinks were replenished frequently without asking. Overall good experience for my 1st visit

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great place! Our server Laura was awesome!!’

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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Great food and service
Wonderful value

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Dinner was enjoyable. Waitress was very nice. Sushi was tasty for the most part although the one roll that was topped with steak was not as good as I had hoped. But that is part of the adventure of trying a new restaurant. Sometimes things are great, some not so much. This was worth another visit just to try some more of the menu later.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Food was great
Service was great
People with the screaming baby needed to go but this isn’t their fault !!
Steel is wonderful

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Spicy
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

It was the worst service ever. Food ok at best. Server kept forgetting to bring us our order and then disappeared entirely over and over again.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We loved our dinner, the friendliness of the wait staff, host and a visit from the head chef. The food was incredible and best Ahi tuna tower we have ever eaten. Sake sampler was fun, some of the best drinks we've had and Chilean Sea Bass was flavorful, tender and enjoyable. Everything about this experience was fabulous!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Not as good as it used to be but totally worth it if you have the Groupon. Fantastic service!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Steel has long been our go to restaurant in the neighborhood. I've enjoyed the food, the ambiance, and the staff. I can no longer say that the experience meets the standards that I had grown to expect and enjoy. We ate their on Monday evening with two other couples, all of whom had been to Steel with us before. Our crowd eats early so our 6:30 reservation was normal. The place was pretty much empty except for a gauge of staff in the corner who pretty much ignored us. My wife and I were early, so we had our usual at the bar. The bar manager and his service was the high point of the evening. It was all down hill from there. We joined our guests at a table and then waited and waited for someone to take their drink order. I finally had to flag someone down. Then we waited and waited for our appetizer, then waited and waited for the menus, then waited more for someone to take our order. All of this in a restaurant completely unfettered by any other guests. Maybe another table or two. We finally got our food, which everyone thought was very good…as usual. Two couples had asked to split entrees and were graciously accommodated.

The place was pretty much empty when we left as well. I'm afraid they are not going to make it. It's a shame. They should be, and were at one time, the best Asian Fusion place in town and had top rate staff. No longer.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Our server, Denita, was delightful. Everything was lovely. We hope to 'STEEL AWAY' another time in the not too distant future. Thank you.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Great food & great atmosphere. Awesome ladies night specials.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Anniversary, Saturday night. Has always been a favorite. When for the signature dish, whole crisply fried Red Snapper. Saturday night, early reservation, told they were out, had sold three the night before and were out. Bummer. We were dressed up as we remembered it being a classy spot. Seated by a guy in flip flops, Jean cut offs and a tank top wearing a ball cap. Obviously the format here has changed. No longer a classy spot. Never will go back

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The service here is absolutely top-notch. Some of the best service I've ever had in Dallas. The food was quite good as well, but it didn't quite match up to my expectations based on the price. The Crab & Mango Spring Rolls were some of the best spring rolls I've ever eaten in my life. Absolutely amazing job on those. I would also highly recommend the Mt Fuji roll, as it was excellent. The Firecracker roll was about average, but seemed to be missing something -- some kind of sauce other than the drop of sriracha perhaps. The Cajun roll was an absolute disaster. The fried crawfish was way overcooked and tough, and it seemed to be the only thing in the roll. Most of the crawfish roll fell apart after being picked up because it had nothing to hold it together. I would recommend that the restaurant add cream cheese to this roll to improve its flavor, consistency, and integrity.

The atmosphere was very nice. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a date night, as the low light and energetic music made for a fun evening out.

Apart from that, the prices were a bit high for what you receive -- while it is among the best sushi I've had in Dallas, there are other places that are significantly better for half the price. Sure, the service was excellent, but ultimately when I go out to eat, my purpose is to enjoy good food. I can forgive mediocre service if the food is excellent, but that relationship is not reversible.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Healthy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Sloooow. Service

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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Wasn't very crowded yet service was extremely slow, waters were not kept fresh, and they didn't bring out what we ordered. Had not been here in a couple of years but not close to the experience I remembered. Likely will be another long while until I return.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 5, 2017

It was wonderful!! Thank you so much!! I love the food and the staff!! Keep you the amazing work!!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 28, 2017

We were so well taken care of throughout our entire visit. It was quiet enough to have good conversation. The food was outstanding! I would definitely visit again.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Great experience. The staff did an excellent job in every respect, parking was simple and the food was excellent and presented beautifully

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Used to love this place. Had a buzz. This time the place was desolate and service poor. Had to keep asking for stuff

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 30, 2017

I went with friends and we shared a bunch of different items. My favorite is the tataki (yellowtail and beef). Everything was delicious!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Steel was slightly off their game. We have been there many times. This time was lacking. They were out of the wine we ordered with no alternative. We ordered martinis with stuffed olives, they were out of those. When mentioned they made some and brought them out. The entree was 25 minutes after the appetizers. Good food, just a bit off their usual excellence.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 28, 2017

we enjoyed Steel just as we have been for many years! food was well-prepared, flavorful and the service was excellent! only problem we had was they were out of the green tea ice cream, but we can live with that

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 24, 2017

This was a go to place a number of years ago but unfortunately the restaurant was not able to accommodate a gluten free experience for my wife so we left. The Exec Chef was very nice about it but the wait staff was clearly uneducated regarding food allergies & sensitivities. We will reassess in the future.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Great place and very friendly and helpful staff.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 15, 2017

I came here with a friend for the happy hour. On Thursdays women get select sushi and appetizers free with the purchase of a drink. Our waitress, Daveda, was amazing. She explained the happy hour special to us and checked on us frequently. Our food and drinks were delicious. Altogether I spend $16 + tip for a quality drink and filling appetizers. I highly recommend this place, and I'll be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 15, 2017

I would definitely go back.
The food was fresh and very good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Casual
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on June 14, 2017

It was our anniversary, 31 years. It was perfect the service was outstanding but let me tell you the FOOD! I have never tasted such perfectly cook dishes , I had the shaken beef and my husband had the sea bass, wow I am glad we shared cause both were perfect!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 1, 2017

I went for the ladies night where they do 2 free rolls with a drink on Thursdays.. Really great deal. Service was super slow but I think it is a new restaurant so they are still learning. I would go again, and would recommend. It is kind of hidden, so you have to know it is there.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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