About The Knife Restaurant - Orlando

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...

12501 State Road 535
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32836
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinean

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am.

Cross Street:
535 and I4

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(321) 395-4892

Website:
http://www.thekniferestaurant.com/

Catering:
We Catering

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.

Private Party Contact:
Private Event Coordinator: (866) 942-9423

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact groupsales@thekniferestaurant.com

The Knife Restaurant - Orlando Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.6

service

4.0

ambience

3.7

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

66% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Fun (7)
Authentic (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Romantic (3)
Seasonal (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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 (Tampa)·Dined 6 hours ago

The salad bar was decent. The meats/selection & appearance was very disappointing. Desserts were very plain and unappetizing. Very over priced restaurant....not worth it at all.

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·Dined 2 days ago

The food was fantastic. cooked perfectly. The price for all you can eat buffet was incredibly good. Complimentary bottle of wine and desert included. What more can i say!! Do not miss out on this restaurant!
The service was first class. Our waiter never missed a beat. Perfect

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

The salad and veggie bar was fresh with a large selection. They had various meat selections however the steak was the best. We felt the chicken and salmon was dry or a little over cooked. The sausage was also good. Great value for what you get. Also they offer various drink specials.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined 6 days ago

I was looking forward to dinner at the knife, but to my dismay it was a horrible choice for our group. The food was disgusting to say the least. The meat was tough and not at all edible. The salad bar was chock full of flavorless sides. I tried the quinoa and it was terrible. And even the dessert was bad! The cheese cake was dry like it was left out uncovered in the refrigerator and had a weird taste. The amount of money I spent I could have gone to a much better restaurant. The manager didn't even seem to care about our concerns. A complete waste of money.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Wow! Didn't know what to expect when I tried this restaurant out. Needless to say, I was very impress with the meat choices and overall ambience of the place.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Organic, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Seasonal, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food great staff, awesome all together. No other words needed.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Estuvimos en dos ocasiones esta misma semana con mi hijo en oportunidad de nuestros cumpleaños que fueron el 16 y 18 de noviembre. Excelente la atención, la variedad de ensaladas, entradas ,cortes de carne, buen vino, al mejor estilo de una parrilla argentina pero en Orlando, realmente nos sentimos "como en casa". Sigan así. Ah me olvidaba, el precio muy accesible ya que se trata de un "tenedor libre" como solemos decir. Exitos.!!!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Food quality was terrible. Not comparable to a Texas de Brazil or Fogo de Chao. The cost of this place was $30 a person, not worth it. This was like a Golden Corral.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This Orlando restaurant is very bad. I've eaten many times at a their Miami location, which is excellent. Their Orlando restaurant can be described in one word "awful". An awful selection of poor quality meat, that was too tough to chew. Perhaps they use this tourist area restaurant to sell off meat they wouldn't dare serve in Miami.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We went to the Knife on a group on as a group of business ladies that wanted a "nice" dinner out. We were expecting a Brazilian restaurant atmosphere but received much less. The selection of meats was very limited only 2 types of steak, 2 types of chicken, 2 types of fish, etc...The salmon the best thing on the menu ran our extremely fast and we got there early. Instead of the traditional hot bar you have a choice of mash potatoes, fries, sweet potato fries which the server brings to the table cold.

The atmosphere is not what you expect for $35+ a person. I am a parent so I understand kids will be kids but there is a time and place for all types of behavior. We had kids from 2 tables away running up and down between the tables and the meat counter unsupervised, kids with balloon animals swinging in the air to the point one of our group was hit in the head several times, and then an older child who was purposefully knocking her chair over into our table every time she stood up: one time hitting a lady in our group, the other time knocking a glass of sangria over, a final time hitting the chair of another lady in our group. We politely said excuse the last time someone was physically touched to only have the mom respond threatening us verbally and physically. This wasn't the worst part....

The worst was the reverse racism. If we had been "latino" looking or Spanish speaking our service would have been much better, like all the other tables around us. However, being 3 white women we never saw our server after the drinks were first delivered....not even to bring us a bill that we had to ask the manager for

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food was ok. Server was very attentive though. The cook at the grill serving the meats was not very customer service oriented. Didn't feel I was in an authentic argentinian steakhouse.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

super friendly staff, deliciously unique buffet, great value. I will be back for sure. We went in the late afternoon so there was no crowds, I can't understand why the rating I saw on line was only 3.5. I'm glad I ignored it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

It's always been a go-to place for a date night. Will continue the tradition as long as its doors are still open.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Salad bar was mediocre. Meats were good. Long spurts of time went between visits to the table by waitstaff.

Side dishes and vegetables were only so-so.

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Food was great and service was awesome. Thank you

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Food was not very good! Nothing on the salad bar was labeled. Our waiter was nice but the staff manning the food was very unfriendly. I would not go back after that exsperience.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We had a wonderful time at the Knife. As a first time visitor, we didn't know exactly the procedure. We had to find someone to explain it to us and how and when to pay, etc. Once that was done, we got to enjoy their amazing food. The chicken was a little dry, but all of the steak options were amazing. Had plenty of flavor and was filling. The meat servers were a little rude, but that probably comes from everyone asking "What's that?" - as there are not signs on the meats to let people know.

All in all, probably one of the best meals I had in Orlando during my visit.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Casual, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Really gone down hill. Was nothing special in first place, but now seems like a tourist trap serving dry meats!

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Terrible would never go again in my life. Waitresa was horrible and meet was not fully cooked terrible !!!!

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Vegetables cooked on the grill...great idea....but they weren't cooked enough also they would give you chunks of vegetable. The meat portion of service was great. Chicken had a wonderful flavor. The salmon could have used more seasoned.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Staff was very welcoming and nice.

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

They have too much salad and very little variety of meats. The people who have it on the grill, choose for customers what they want and not the piece that one wants. Really the price is very high for the quality of food

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

It was filthy
I went to the the one in Miami and I thought it was going to be the same way but what a disappointment,filthy place with flies and smells old cooking oil,the meat people didn't look like they know what they were doing.only the wine was good and the waitress also was good but I don't think I will be visiting that place again

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 14, 2017

The overall experience was good.
Our server was great, we were just disappointed in the food.
The filet was perfectly cooked, but it was so bland! No butter, salt, nothing.
The chicken and pork were seasoned nicely, but they were incredibly dry. (Go figure).
We had gotten a Groupon for this restaurant to try it out and I'm glad we didn't spend anymore then we had. It was a good first time but we won't be returning.

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·Dined on August 10, 2017

person who attended the table was very rude and unrescpefull.
It was very hot in the place

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·Dined on August 8, 2017

Always tasty fresh offerings and excellent service

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Have been there about 10 times. Each time got worse as far as waiting time for food as well as portions that they serve. They always say that the more popular cuts of meat are not "ready" and to come back in a few minutes which guess what? Puts you back in line for another 10 minutes. Arhgggggggg.. no más for me. Gracias.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great place, we invited my brother and his wife and this was their first time being there, and they absolutely loved it!!! The service was outstanding, and we were very pleased!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Very disappointed. MY expectations were high because I have eaten at Argentinian steakhouses and really enjoyed it. However, as soon as I walked in and got a glimpse of the atmosphere and salad bar, I knew that this was a lower end steakhouse. The salad bar was not much better than any mid grade restaurant. I do not believe that they use the highest quality meat available. The filet was an acceptable but lower quality than what I'm accustomed to. Just felt the groupon did not make the restaurant worthwhile at all.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

The restaurant was dirty with moldy lemons on salad bar. Our table area smelled like the drain in the back trash area of any food place. The meat was cold, way out of USDA range for safe food. The person who served meat dropped steak on the floor- he used the tongs to pick it up and throw the steak away, then served our steak with those same tongs. We left and requested a refund from Groupon, after notifying their manager. The sides came cold and the ketsup tasted very vinigary. I would not recommend ever going here for any occasion. We ended up at TGI Friday's who totally made up for this awful experience.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

The place is overpriced. We went there with four adults 3 children all three of our children were full price because of their height although they don't really eat that much we still had to pay full price. As my sister and I were up at the grill area one of the workers took the tip jar and put it between us which was very rude. All the cooks behind the grill we're back there speaking Spanish the whole time we were up there. All of the meat and stuff on the grill was cold because they cook it on the back real and move it to the front grill where you walk by but if you get steak and you want it cooked a certain way it's cold and you they don't warm it up anymore. For example I like my steak medium rare, and all of it was already cooked and cold when they gave it to me. If you like it cooked more than that then they put it back on the grill to cook it, although I did overhear one of the cooks say to someone that one of the pieces of meat was well done so I guess that would have been cold too. One good thing I would say about this place is the service we had from our waitress was good.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Excelentes cortes de carne! Muy sabrosas y los acompañantes muy variados y sabrosos !!

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Food was amazing. Meat was cooked to preference. Clean and friendly environment

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

I would be willing to give The Knife - Orlando another try since we were there on an off time but my initial experience wasn't stellar. The steak was cool and the chicken dry and both were a little tough. I would be interested to see if the experience would be the same during a peak time when all the grill items were fresh.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Atrocious..in a word. Are there negative stars? Do not waster your time unless you are only having the salad bar.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Amazing is the word on this place. This food is delicious and this is my second visit. I like it better than Gilson's and it is unlimited unlike Gilson's

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

They had a great assortment of meat, but limited selection of sides.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Areas for improvement is customer service and the meat station. More customer service training: for example there was no greeting from the hostess as they were on the phone and the bartender had to acknowledge them to attend us the patrons. All they had to do is to address the caller by stating "My I place you on a brief hold while I assist my guests" and we would have been seated in a timely manner. Most of the staff seemed anoid just being there. Also, have a fly issue near the meat station. The way it's designed has the back door exiting towards the trash area causing these flies to enter where all the consumables are, it is a health concern and must be addressed. Overall, it is centrally located near the attractions, hotels, but will not be dining there anytime soon.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Decent Argentinian azado restaurant. Service is good. Compared to other locations in South Florida...the Orlando one doesn't give you as much value. Seem to be too much a la carte and nicks and diming on sodas, empanadas, deserts etc. Overall ok but not a place I will frequent. Many more choices providing higher quality meals, better atmosphere and overall better value. A solid 3 star experience where a strong 4 is so achievable.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 3, 2017

I read the reviews and checked out the website. When you go there, a sign let's you know they reserve the right to change the menu. The food was the cheapest of quality. I was so disappointed I wasted good money for this. At least the staff was friendly.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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