The Knife Restaurant - Bayside

3.7
82 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
Established in 2002, The Knife is an authentic Argentinean steakhouse experience, where you can enjoy over 15 different cuts of beef, chicken and pork, all grilled to perfection by our expert "Parrillero" (Grill Master). Our system allows you to try as many cuts as you want, as many times as you please. A dream-come-true for meat lovers! To go along with our delicious meats, we offer a wide selection of appetizers, salads and sides, many of which are original Argentinean recipes. At The Knife you can eat at your own pace, as much as you wish, combining meats, salads and sides your own way, making every meal truly unique. Our Argentinean steakhouse experience includes all meats, salads and sides under a fixed price, so that the only thing you need to think about is what to try next...
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Argentinean, Barbecue
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Thursday 11:30am -6:00pm, Friday - Saturday 11:30am - 4:00pm, Sunday 11:30am - 6:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 6:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday 4:00pm - 12:00am, Sunday 6:00pm - 11:00pm.
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Phone number
(786) 866-3242
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 82 People Are Saying
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CM
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Admittedly, I should have done more research on this restaurant. If I had, I would not have gone there. All of the food is buffet style. The cold food was acceptable. After a salad, you go stand in line for your meat. If you don't speak Spanish, you will have difficulty communicating your selection. I did not find the meat particularly tasty. In fact, it was bland. Not at all what I was expecting.

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LW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

I'm not that fond of buffets, and did not realize this was a buffet when I made the reservation. Although most of the food choices wee labeled, the meats at the grill were not and it was confusing. The best thing I can say is the desserts were amazing.

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RC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

it wasn’t bad the waitress just sucked and they completely dismissed our reservation.

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BV
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me encanto el lugar. Buen ambiente. Buena atención. Variados platos y la parrilla me encanto La carne fresca y muy variada. Lo recomiendo

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HM
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Food was terrible. Almost inedible. Waste of money.

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TN
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good place and good food, the salad bar was empty some bows but I like the place

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VC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The salad bar and meat selection was very good. Our waitress was very nice and attentive.

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MC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

It reminds me of a cafeteria style food. For being from Argentina, I was very, very disappointed. The only good thing was your water and coffee. I will never return!

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TR
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE!!!! IN TOWN TO CELEBRATE A FRIENDS BDAY AND RAN ACROSS THIS PLACE ON GOOGLE AND DECIDED TO GIVE IT A TRY. WORSE DECISION EVER!!! GUYS IN THE BACK PUTTING "STEAKS" ON THE GRILL BARE HANDED! JUST DISGUSTING!! WILL NEVER GO BACK OR REC COMMEND OTHERS TO GO EITHER.

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J
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

eramos 13 personas y la zona donde nos ubicaron hacia mucho calor daba mucho sol nos pusieron un pequeño aire el cual no refrescó la habitación a la par había un cumpleaños y mucho ruido la comida no fue como otras veces ,en general al grupo no le gusto y por lo que se pago esperábamos algo mejor

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Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Good for value food however the service was shocking, luckily we had Katty who seemed to be the only waitress in the place who knew how to smile. All the rest of the waitresses seemed to have an attitude problem from the moment we walked in.
All in all a good value for food restaurant.

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HM
Louisville
43 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Our second time at the Knife. The food quality for the grill, in both meat and vegetables, has gone down. The only seasoning you can taste on the vegetables is cheese, which isn't really a seasoning. As for the meat, the cuts and selection are not premium other than the chicken breast. For the salad and appetizer bar -- delicious. Maybe I'll go back for a third time because of the cold dishes, but it's up in the air. If you are in the mood for what is essentially a meat buffet, there are better options like a Brazilian steakhouse.

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SR
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A Nice dinner at the knife... Great variety of food . For meat lovers of course!
Négative points: too much noisy and air conditionning very high so it's a bit cold inside.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Family gathering. Good food and service

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Wanted to try this place because my friends recommended it. I love meat and when you add "all you can eat" to the offer, it's a no-brainer. I don't eat a lot, but I like to have options.
If you are not familiar with the place you have no idea there's an elevator on the back, so we climbed the stairs with our huge and heavy stroller. Nobody will open the door or greet you and there was plenty of "bored" waitresses at the very entrance. After reaching our reserved table we waited for about 10 minutes before someone approached us... and again, there was plenty of available and happily chatting service people that barely spoke any English. I know we are in Miami, but as far as I remember this city is still part of the USA.
Most of the salads were withered and the meat was just OK. Nothing to brag about. The place was not that crowded, but it sounded like a sports bar during the Super Bowl.
My wife loved it better than me. Maybe because she just needed to get out the house. Anyway, those 3 stars are just to be fair.
Would I recommend it to another person? Well there's plenty of similar "all you can eat" steak houses within the same price range. I would probably recommend going to those I've given at least 4 stars.

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A
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for meat lovers. Being from Argentina, i am a beef fanatic. They have a huge grill with as many meat cuts as you can imagine and their salad bar is outstanding. Fast all day before going for dinner...you will EAT..!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy buen servicio, la comida excelente, el lugar es acogedor

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

Mala comida

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Estaba celebrando mi aniversario de bodas y la atención fue fenomenal gracias

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HM
Louisville
43 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Argentinian buffet at Bayside on the water. Great value (bottle of wine comped with the meal - a Beringer, but drinkable) and if your expectations aren't too high, great food as well. The apps and salad bar were the stars. The grill, where you go and select what you want, was hit and miss, but the steak and blue cheese sausage were stand outs.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Très bon rapport qualité prix. Très grand choix de viandes et autres. Un grand et bon Buffet bien achalandé

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was very friendly. Food was great and our server was super. I can't wait to go back

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Miami
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant provides excellent fresh food & choices; all Argentinian as it says! The only thing was that I was expecting also the waitress to be Argentinian but they weren't & I struggled understanding their Spanish. It can get a little loud which I didn't mind but it may be due to the groups. The service was excellent anyway & located my family & I as preferred by the bayside view. Unfornutately this was an option only available by the phone & not by Opentable.

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AP
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The experience was ok - Good really not worth the price

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent customer service and of course, excellent food!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place to celebrate my birthday with friends and family.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Muy bueno, la comida, la atención y la ubicación, todos muy amables y no escatiman en servirte lo que pides

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Miami
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The waiter was awesome ... The food was great , I will return 👍🏾

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good Good attention and good food. attention and good food.

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SG
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food, a lot of guests, but not too crowded

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 5

To expensive and food wasint all that good and no menus inly buffet i honestly did not like the food they have

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

No me agrado me enganaron en el precio el servicio pésimo poco personal detrás de la parrilla no había carne suficiente una cola impresionante no se lo recomiendo a nadie

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XH
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food is Amazing as always. Service is OK. The waitress was not bad but she didn't bring all that we asked for and charged us for things we didn't (the light up kids glasses and strawberry lemonade that is to be included). I didn't complain as it was my birthday and the price of this items she charged without us even asking for came out to be the same amount as my meal which was comped as it was my birthday. So I took it as an even trade. Overall its good.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pasamos una noche muy especial el servicio y la comida excelentes

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

The meat from the grill was cold and dired up. We were there on a Thrusday evening. I guess you need to go when it is really busy. Also, compared to previous times it appears that the salad bar is much smaller. I liked to go there but I guess I'll wait for good reviews to come back before returning to the Knife

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Miami
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding customer service and great food. This was my first time eating here and I loved it. The price is reasonable as well.

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P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Had a great time as usualFood was good but service somewhat slow.A little noisy.Parking garage too expensive($25.00) and is a long distance from the Rest.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I read the bad reviews online but I didn't listen since sometimes not all reviews are accurate.
I was willing to give them a chance. My family and I were going to a concert nearby and I decided to make reservations to have a nice meal before.
I'm really not a picky eater. I'm usually happy with an average meal.
Please don't waste your time and money going to this place. The meat is just terrible, terrible, terrible. Smells bad, tastes bad....just a horrible and disappointing experience.

The only thing edible were the French fries. Thats basically the only thing we ended up eating.

Horrible restaurant, not sure how its still in business....

The only reason I'm writing this review is so that this doesn't happen to anyone else.
I did not complain to them, we just quietly paid and left but I felt like a fool having to pay for that meal. Totally unacceptable.

Hope this doesn't happen to you.

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D
Washington DC
66 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

A slightly different twist to argentine/Brazilian charcuteries! Instead of servers coming around with skewers of meat, you walk to the grill and select your choice and cuts of meat. The seasoning of what I had chicken and fish were spot on. The salad bar was creative, full of variety and extremely tasty! I would visit again!

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 2

If you don't like meat don't come. The weak salad bar and lack of sides left a little to be desired. But all the meat was amazing. The charcoal grill is the absolute star and it makes everything they put on it have an incredible wood smoke flavor. The chorizo, ribs, short ribs, pork loin, skirt steak, peppers and onions with cheese, bacon wrapped chicken breast, 1/4 chickens. All fantastic. Went back for seconds and thirds.

Our waitress was pretty un attentive and she didn't speak English very well so it was kind of hard to understand her for drinks and desserts. Don't go unless you have 1.5 - 2 hours for dinner. We were there as a party of 4 for 3 full hours.

Overall a pretty good dinner that I would absolutely go for again. I have already recommended it to 3 or 4 friends that are visiting the Miami area soon.

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