The Knife Restaurant - Orlando

3.8
524 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-came-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, Barbecue, Argentinean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am.
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Phone number
(321) 395-4892
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends, or hosting a business gathering or Corporate Event, The Knife Restaurant - Orlando can accommodate all your private dining needs. Give your guests a lasting memory with a unique dining experience. All group sizes welcome from 10-270.
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Private party contact
Private Event Coordinator: (866) 942-9423
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Catering
We Catering
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
535 and I4
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Special events & promotions
Please contact groupsales@thekniferestaurant.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 524 People Are Saying
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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

Our first time at any Brazilian Steakhouse. Unlike some of the bigger chains who have servers carving the meat at your table, you had to go up to a hot, smokey counter to get your protein and grilled veggies. Although the process was interesting, it was more frustrating. Aside from the obvious chicken and piles of precooked beef, it was often difficult to tell what meat was what. And to make it more frustrating, nothing was labeled and the chefs/carvers spoke little of no English. It took four attempts and literally pointing to an ear of corn to get someone to understand. This also slowed down the serving process to a stand still while the customer was trying to decide what to order and the server having no clue what they wanted. The majority of the protein that should be offered medium rare to rare was over cooked, and the poultry that should be well done, bloody a turn off. The ribs were so tough and leathery that they were literally unedible. The so called tenderloin of beef was tough and fatty. And by the time you got through the line and back to your table, rather cold. Also a potential health concern was observed as the carvers were handling raw meat and chicken as they unwrapped and placed it on the grill, then turning around and continuing to grab and hand carve the meats that were cooked and ready to be served. The salad bar portion was big and plentiful. Dinner included a bottle of wine or two beers each and dessert. Total cost for four was over $200 including tip. Next time we'll go to a regular restaurant for a juicy, tender steak without the hassle of buffet serving and average or below fare.

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KH
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place to eat. More then enough food choices. Was a great find!

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FC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Thank you again for another great experience. Food was on point along with the staff.

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OT
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I Was Very Disappointed, My First Issue Was That U Had To Stand In A Line To Get Your Meats & The Cooks Gave Very Small Pieces Of Meat. The Meats Where Either Overly Bloody Or Overly Cooked & Dry. The Flow Doesn't Work Well For The Amount Of Money That's Expected. The Waitress Placed Our Sides & Drinks On The Table Unattended As We Stood In A Line To Get Our Meats Therefore Our Sides Were Really Cold When We Finally Got Back To The Table & We Don't Know What Could've Been Done To The Drinks On The Table. I Will NEVER Eat Here Again. I'll Continue To Eat At Texas De Brazil . Better, Service, Quality & Food!.. And The Bathrooms Are Way Cleaner! 😁

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and great food every time. Thank you!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was for my birthday and they make it very special.thank you!!

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T
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The Online description really didn't match the restaurant. The price on the actual night did not match what I was offered / charged. The lines were long, the food was poorly cooked / dry / flavorless. I would not visit this place again as it was the only low point to my trip to Florida.

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PH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

There was a large selection of meats, but I was disappointed that they did not have turkey.

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B
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

This is the Argentinian version of Brazilian Churrascaria. Excellent selection of salads and meats. We had gone there during the week and found meat and grill master to be more open to suggestions for better cuts of meat - versus our second visit on a busy Saturday. Still a good choice and excellent value.

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OT
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, waiter, manager, and host.

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MA
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service!! The food was awesome. The salad bar is small but have everything we need plus you can order hot sides to the server.

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LJ
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

No better than a Golden Corral. It was loud, dirty, and smokey. Wait staff was not patient.

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MS
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was amazing, the guys on the grill very good as well, the waitress, well she didn’t even smile once...

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AL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose the Knife Restaurant mainly since we had family that came into town and their hotel was within 3 miles and it was a Friday night. We went mainly for the meat. However, we all put together a salad from the salad bar and were pleased. They had cheese pizza for our daughter (4 yrs old) and she was satisfied along with her french fries. Our waitress was named Elaine and she did a wonderful job. Everybody seemed very pleasant and we also used a Groupon - the everyday one. Nobody wanted the alcohol - and they substituted with soda and tea. Everyone had a different dessert and there were no complaints.
I was concerned initially because I read some of the negative reviews however, we were pleased. We tried the mouse, cheesecake, and sponge cake and would definitely try again!
Just as an FYI... ask the meat guys what kind of meat is on the grill. I asked if all the steak was the same since it looked like it and there were different choices and the flank was awesome! They will give you as much as you want so do not be afraid to ask. ENJOY!

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SF
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

There are better all you can eat steak options in Orlando that a worth the marginal price difference.

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HC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Got a Groupon for the The Knife so it was a great value. Good variety of meats and decent salad bar. Overall we had a nic etime and ate well. My only critique would be the quality of the meats. Some were overcooked and not as tender as I would have liked. But again, for the price, it was Ok and a good deal!

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J
London
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

We were told that we would receive a bottle of wine per person or 2 beers. We had one person that wanted a glass of white, one wanted a glass of red and another wanted a glass of rose. They told us we could only have two bottles so one of group had to drink something they did not want to.

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GI
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Everything was good and at a good value for the dollar; however, if the meal includes a bottle of wine, per person, you should be able to leave with an unopened bottle or a partially consumed bottle. Another couple we were with forfeiting an included bottle of wine because they could not consume two bottles. Either allow the customer to depart with an onopened bottle - refund the cost of the bottle against the full meal per person price.

We were really unhappy about this.

Greg Inguagiato (dined Sat. Sept. 29 @6:45 p.m.) party of 4

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 1

The service was awesome but there was too much smoke from the grill. They should have more tractors or clean them more often. The windows were very dirty and the chairs were full of women hair. We were very disappointed.

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DM
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

The best thing about this place is the salad bar, and it was small is appears they’re trying to be like the Texas de Brazil but fail miserably . The meat that was served seem to be the poor quality of beef and whatever type of rib they were serving was atrocious .

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N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service was superb. Felt as though we were at someone’s home. THANK YOU

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S
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Large selection of salads, meat was dry, sides were not buffet style but 1 small portion of 1 choice side. Server was attentive but not personable. Host was friendly. First and only visit

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OT
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

It started off good but there was a party that ended up ruining the atmosphere. It became really loud and we couldn’t hear each other talk. It took forever to get our check. Manager was nice and restaurant employees were good also.

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ME
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service with friendly staff,the food was amazing !!!

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F
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice restaurant, selection of meats was good. It was a bit different in that you actually went and got your meats from the grill as opposed to it being sliced at your table, but no problem there.
My disappointment was with the meats, mine were very tough, good flavor but tough. the rest of the group seemed fine so I am going with the flow and going 3 of 5

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

La comida no es buena solo la barra de ensaladas vale la pena

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Denver
52 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my husband here for his first time (had been here before with my son) and a friend. The 3 of us had a wonderful time!! The food was so tasty! Loved the bacon wrapped meat. And the little pan of melted cheese! The meat cutters were very cheerful and gladly cut just little tiny slices of each item so I could sample everything! The salad bar was nice. The GM came around and checked on us. Our server was attentive and we had a great time. No complaints. Enjoyed our meal and we will be back! Thanks!

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FP
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

While staying in a Disney world resort, We decided to adventure and try this place on a holiday. There weren't many people ,but we had made reservations. The restaurant is nice and clean, its salad bar its good, not outstanding but good, and their grill section its really good. I liked the fact of being able to pick your own meat,even if this requires me to go and get it from the grill but the cuts were excellent and its cooks
very friendly. So basically we had a all you can eat ,salad and meats, dessert included (to chose from) and a bottle of some cheap but good red wine for 31 dlls a person(2 p) .. this is one of the cheapest churrasquerias we ever had, considering all included plus wine! Will definitely recommend to give it a try and don`t get discouraged by some bad reviews this place has, after all, dinning its an adventure ,and most times ,very good ones!

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KL
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I visited this restaurant because a freind had previously been and what can I say....wow!!! We’re from the UK and the party of 9 we’re all amazed at the price, service, hospitality and the quality of food that was on display.

This chain would do amazingly well in the UK but I’m going to have to wait until I return to Florida in two years time and I will 100% be visiting again.

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BS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and fun. I stuck with the soup and salad bar (which was wonderful) but my 4 friends enjoyed all the delicious meats. So many choices and all were amazing.

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SC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I think everything from the grill is great. Why I gave it 4 stars is the salad buffet was seriously underwhelming. Service was very good.

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SP
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The service and the food was terrible! Don’t waste your money going there!

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HB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for any occasion from Aniversaries to just a place to eat! Excellent service always working with a big smile!!! The food is priceless !!!!! The drinks and wines, even the water is delicious!!!! A lot of fun delicious deserts and just an excellent option!!!!!! Thanks for the services and the great experience!!!!!!!!!

We love it!!!!!

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F
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent price, remarkable service, splendid taste in food. Amazed by the variety!

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente todo la comida y el servicio

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CL
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All was ok. We love “vacío” and “picanha”. We hope to come back soon!

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Resturant! The steak was beyond the best steak we have had in a while. So much food I’m still stuffed and we left a few hours ago!!

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JM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Good food, good atmosphere, good price. More side selections would be nice, but overall pretty good. Husband loved all the meat choices.

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HW
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great and the atmosphere was nice. My only complaint was the dulche de leche was more American style caramel spread than real dulche de leche.

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