The Knife Restaurant - Orlando

3.4
726 Reviews
$30 and under
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...
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SilviaI
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Very old place, do not updated, dirty walls, flies around, no too much variety, just few. I went Friday lunch, just one table busy. Service and all waiters wonderful.

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vipthesecretchef
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I used to come for lunch regularly before COVID.

The plague forced many changes.

The quality of what is served is still outstanding, but the variety and cost have changed for obvious reasons.

I completely understand, and I am glad that the place is still open and i enjoyed my food immensely.

I hope that with the situation improving, they will resume the old formula and variety at the more affordable cost.

Kudos for the cleanliness and service.

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IrisM
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience2

The food was amazing but the place not very clean. There were fruit flies all over the restaurant including the bathroom. I am talking about ALOT of them - you couldn’t eat in peace. Staff is courteous but the service not too good. We had to ask for water four times.
The food however, delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Overpriced

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KMcNutt
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very great experience with a wonderful staff. The food was absolutely delicious. Would highly recommend.

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RickB
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place for carnivores!!! The ribs are a can't miss. Tender and juicy. Best thing I had there.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was very good at a reasonable price. Went there during a weekday menu was a little limited but would definitely go back to try full menu

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DFP25
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

The server asked if it was our first visit, which it was. She did not do the best job of explaining the concept. We were not offered any of the hot sides that were supposed to come with the dinner but saw other tables receive them. The menu also listed a soup of the day that also was not seen. The salad bar was limited obviously due to Covid but most of the items were not labeled so we weren’t sure what most of them even were. We were looking forward to dinner here all day, but sadly left disappointed.

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TaraG
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was the worst food for the most outrageous price I’ve ever encountered. You couldn’t eat the steak due to the fact that it was mostly gristle. Taste was terrible, cold bar items were very picked over and not replenished - besides being weird accompaniments for steak... wouldn’t feed this $100 meal to my dog.

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Luis
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

I am a big fan of brazilian restaurants, and have been to several like Fogo De Chao and Texas De Brazil, but save your money on the Knife and go somewhere else. The menu is a joke! The salad bar has limited items. There was no soup of the day. Out of 6 side dishes, the only ones available were french fries. From the 6 hot appetizers only chorizo and grilled provolone were available. The grilled meat section advertizes 16 choices, but again only 3 choices were being offered, pork ribs, picanha and NY strip steak. The reason one goes to a brazilian restaurant is to experience the limitless grilled meats that get brought to your table and get carved. Due to covid they were only taking orders and bringing a plate of your choices directly to you on a plate. Well on top of the fact that the choices were extremely limited the portions were small. We were a party of 4 and ordered the only 2 choices of steak available. A small plate was brought to the table with 2 steaks for the 4 of us to share. Yes its supposed to be all you can eat and we could have ordered more but the waiter was extremely slow, the only side that we had was fries which got cold by the time they brought the steak. The waiter spoke in a very rapid spanish and when I asked him to repeat what was available he sighed and spoke even faster. I do not recommend the knife and will never visit them again.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This is a rip off !! Do not go there . The meat is very low quality , mostly fat , and is not Argentinian meat . There are no grilled vegetables as in the pics unless is the weekend . This is the worst meat ever tasted . I complained to the manger and he did not even offer a discount . We barely ate anything in the two hours we were there because the service was so poor !!

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WilliamRamz
Mexico City
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Desde que llegamos el trato del Hostess Érica fue deplorable a pesar de tener mesas disponibles su actitud fue “deben esperar 10 minutos de su reservación” la distribución de las mesas terrible todos juntos en COVID... nunca más.

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RobertW
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

There is no Covid safety being practiced here. Guests were walking around with no masks on. We saw 3 different parties go to the salad bar with no masks on and eating at the salad bar. When I brought it to the managers attention he did nothing about it. Staff members were also not wearing masks. Our server was nice but overwhelmed. They only had 2 servers on and the place was busy. The food was sub par at best. It lacked flavor. The restaurant is run down and dirty. The men’s restroom was horrible. Toilet seats broken off and laying in the floor. I was embarrassed for the restaurant. And the manager didn’t seem to care. They need to close.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was attentive, food was great! Flan was delicious 😋

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DebbieS
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience1

There were black fruit flies everywhere. They were landing on food in the salad bar. They were on my wine glass and one landed on my plate. The waitress laughed when I complained about the bugs. Food was fair. Meat was very fatty. We had to ask to talk to a manager and after showing him the video I took of the bugs he took 50% off our bill. I didn’t eat anything so it was still fair,

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The waiter was very dry and unmotivated! There were two kids running and a screaming all over the restaurant for more than an hour kicking the salad bar, tripping people trying to get food and screaming all over the place! I asked 2 workers for a manager and the manager never came! We were not the only family complaining about that! The meat was all fat and the line was out of this world, by the time we got everything we waited for and made it to our table, our meat was cold! So we never got to eat but bits here and there! It’s was an awful experience and we will never go back! Everyone’s Birthday celebration had a whole group singing, since ours was at the end of the night and they wanted us to leave only 3 people came to sing to my son! We never got up to get more meat, it just was not worth the wait in line! We have always wanted to visit the knife restaurant but we will never go back! Terrible experience! I had a headache by the time I left, with all the screaming from the kids running around our table and area! My son wasn’t able to eat his food either, he had two small pieces of meat that we asked the waiter if he can take home and he said no, I couldn’t believe that! They would rather throw it away then let you take 2 small pieces of meat home! Never again will we go there! We had to order room service to eat a full meal when we got to the hotel and paid less than our bill there with tip and all! Maybe we went on the wrong night, but our experience and my sons birthday were awful. We celebrated it the next day at another restaurant that was quiet, no kids running around and they gave us the service we actually deserved and they celebrated my son the way he deserved to be celebrated!

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vipwebbbrad
Fayetteville
17 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Great value for the price paid! Will definitely return!

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GenesisO
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Cuando me llego la cuenta me cobraron un niño de 2 años. El cual no sabia q lo iban a cobrar y de paso no me tomaron nunca la orden de el, ni le ofecieron nada.

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Cintia
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Todo malo, la comida parecía sobras, recalentada, escasa. No tienen anchuras, las guarnición súper escasa. El vino del menú feo. No volvería nunca ni lo recomendaría. Por ese dinero comen de diez en otros lugares. Lo único que rescato es el panqueque con dulce de leche del postre.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Visited to use a voucher before it expired. They have had to modify the way they serve food due to the pandemic and for the most part everything was very good. Service was slow and the atmosphere feels more cafeteria like.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy buena nos atendió una mesera sumamente amable y el manager nos atendió con mucha educación y tratando de que nuestra experiencia fuera mejor cada momento, La comida exquisita en su totalidad excelente en todos los aspectos Felicidades!!!!

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WendyE
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service! Love the roasted veggies!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

When we got there and he had to wait a bit to be seated, then to have our waitress take our order but overall is wasn’t too bad

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SnappySpice
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We used a Groupon coupon and was completely satisfied with both the service and the meal! Oscar took great care of us and let us set the pace for the meal instead of feeling rushed. The salad was tasty, the steaks were tender & juicy and the mashed potatoes were delicious!

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AriaG
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Miserable experience! I don't know how the Orlando authorities keep a place like this opened? It's not true that you can eat all that you can. Food was scarcity and undercooked. This place was unclean, without proper manteniment, bathrooms the same problem. I don't recommend this restaurant for you. Do your research before go there and you will see that I'm not the only one said the same.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was friendly and meats were great!! Can’t beat for the price

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Our server was wonderful! The selections were very limited. There were guests walking past our table and around the restaurant with no masks on. They even waited in line for their steaks with no mask on. I was very disappointed by this and did not feel safe.

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WendyV
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious. Great experience. Steak cooked to perfection. Will be going back soon.

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SabrinaG
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We loved the experience! The price is okay. We expected a little more from the quality of the food. The fries/ some meats were alittle coldish. You $35 per person on the weekend, and get u limited food, one bottle of wine (cheap wine) and dessert.
Desserts delicious
Expected alittle more on the quality
overall good experience

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RoHo
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice experience. They have adapted very nicely to the current regulations. An overall very pleasant dining visit.

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ConnieM
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The food was overcooked and blahhh. The server didn't speak English so communication was bad.

We paid our $70, tipped him still and left. Went somewhere else and ate.

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SabrinaC
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Really great place. I am just sorry I got there during covid and I was not really able to experience the buffet experience, but it was still really good.

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jorgeG
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food it’s great I really recommended Also this’s not my first time it’s great.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Muy bueno el trato muy bueno el ambiente

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vipStephenT
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Salad bar was a bit more limited due to COVID, however we did enjoy the server bringing us meat from the grill That is a great improvement over the normal line for these items.

Very good food. We like this place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Too expensive to eat cold meat and really poor salad at bar and appetizers really bad food it used to be good before but no more

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GabrielaC
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No me dieron el vino que me cobran por persona deberían de explicar antes de servir

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

This place used to be good. I don't understand their concept of having one waiter bring out the meats. Oh and only give the crap cut options of meats. They should allow us to go up to the grill with a mask and pick our own cuts of meats. I felt bad for the one waiter that was taking care of 5 tables by himself. The food was cold because of it or over cooked. Needs a new system quickly before they loose more customers.

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ChristianL
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good. the food was extremely good, the price was very good.
very quiet...Very good value overall.
The only thing that i would wish for is that i could repeat dessert (you can only have one), just because is "all care to eat" restaurant ( and because the desserts are really really good!!), but on the other side, having the choice of a bottle of wine among the beverages is unbeatable.
I recomend it...thumbs up

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AntonellaD
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Siempre fuimos clientes de The Knife pero esta vez no nos gustó el servicio que se nos ofreció. Al principio nadie nos dijo que nos servían en las mesas entonces nosotros los levantamos, después nos dijeron que llevemos los platos y la chica nos dice que no necesitábamos los platos y esa chica que estaba sirviendo las ensaladas ese día no fue para nada simpática o amable y creo que uno está pagando no solo por el plato de comida sino para que lo atiendan bien y alegre. Se tardaron en hacernos el pedido de la carne, traían porciones muy pequeñas como por ej del puré que era una cucharada grande nomas, los refresco no se nos servia constante como muchos lugares que observan y traen refill sin preguntar. Siempre recomendé The Knife pero en la última visita no nos gustó mucho.

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