The Knife Restaurant - Orlando

3.5
596 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...
What 596 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

It was good. But it was pricey the server was great she was always coming and checking on us. The meat was ok but not very flavorful. The stuffed chicken wrapped in bacon was great. One time deal for us

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

The waitress and cooks were very friendly and attentive. The food quality was poor. Meats were dry.

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Tahoe
9 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 3

Beef was tough the sausage is excellent, I probably would not visit again

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ED
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Daniel nos atendió muy bien! Fue muy atento, educado y buena gente!!

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JV
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food and place itself was good , clean and nice (saw like 2 flies tho, not a big deal) the service could use improvement, the staff seemed tired and not happy to work
There( except for the guys in the grill they made up for the waitress service) , they also got my drink wrong ... other than that it was a great place to eat !!!!

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YY
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing evening. The guys at the grill were very helpful and did a great job. I enjoyed speaking with them as well. Our server was excellent. She didn’t miss a beat! One suggestion.. put a food net over the meat and cheese tray.

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KS
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the service and the location. Would definitely recommend to friends and family

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IH
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food! Excellent service (only the grill guy was having a hard day I think) but everything was perfect. It was our second visit and we will be back anytime we are in Orlando. Recommended 100%

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EA
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Oscer the server was the life of the night.. But as I ask questions to other servers or ask how there were doing looks like thier deminer was awful.. They need a little class from Oscer... He should be a beacon for all your other people. Great personality..

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AH
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, food quality was excellent!, definitely will come again!

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EN
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Bad odor by the restrooms, slippery floor, low staff, nice food

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Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Not a horrible place to eat at. There were a TON of people celebrating birthday’s or some kind of celebrations so there were tons of screaming/children screaming so maybe just a fluke. Food wasn’t bad at all, chicken was a little dry but other meats were good overall. Server seemed bothered when she found out that the majority of the table hadn’t been before but not sure why. Guys serving the meats however seemed to be the biggest issue. I get it’s an Argentine restaurant, but having such a thick accent on top of speaking lower than ever just doesn’t help.

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j
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great guys o the grill part.. serves was good but the grilling guys outstanding

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Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was good and everything under on price was great. The service could have been better especially since they only have to refill drinks and remove plates. The staff could have been a little bit friendlier. Staff just seemed like they were over being there altogether.

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JJ
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Maybe if we date there earlier the food would have been better all tasted kind of old. Almost seemed like we got worst service when they knew we had a Groupon

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PM
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 3

long lines for food - overpriced ...go with coupon or groupon

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RB
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Wine and beer included with the meal.
Always a line for the meats.
Hot sides and bread slow to come from the waiter.
Spanish the preferred language at the meat chefs grill.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great price! They rock!

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AH
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my best friends bday and what better place for a steak lover .. customer service was great .. food was delicious.. would visit again when in Orlando

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Deprimente. Altas espectativas y mala realidad!

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J
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The service was extremely slow. It took far to long to receive drinks for the table even though we only ordered water. It took much longer to get the checks. Our server rarely checked in on the table and when he did, it was very brief to where we had to call him back while he was leaving.

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London
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

One of the worst meals we’ve ever had. Service was surly, food was awful. There were fruit flies all around the salad bar which was totally off putting. Nothing in the grill area to identify what meat was what and the server didn’t seem very keen to share the information either. Food was cold, tasteless and not good quality. Definitely a once in a life time experience. Hygiene was non existent and the atmosphere was completely lacking.

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k
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I have planned a trip to the knife for several months. This was our anniversary dinner of 20 years. I reached the restaurant in anticipation of an amazing dinner, I was soon sadly disappointed. The food was mediocre at best, the meat selections were few and cold when receive. The so-called Buffet cold bar had items that tasted as if they had been pre-made and refrigerated for a few days. The attitudes of the gentleman cutting and serving the meat from the grill was less than friendly. The way they came across was it would have seemed like they were irritated to even be at work very rude. But the crowning moment of our evening at the knife was when I went to the cold bar thinking to myself well no one can mess up a pineapple, that is an item they have available on their salad bar. When I went to the bar to get the pineapple I realized there were gnats swarming the entire bar. Needless to say at that point I decided it was time to leave and count my losses A horrible dinner on our 20th anniversary. Oh also don't mention to the gentleman that pays your ticket out that there's an issue about bugs on their bar, he Shrugged his shoulders and said well I'm sorry but still cost me $36 per person. This is not a place that I would waste another penny to visit again.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

This was not our first time dining at The Knife. It has been a while since our last visit and this time was not as good as the past. We were told that the salmon would be out in 25 minutes but it was never cooked. There were some other items missing as well such as corn.

Our waitress was great, very friendly and polite.

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MM
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steak was remarkable and cooked just to how I wanted it. Great service overall and a wide variety of meats to choose from. 5 Stars all around!!

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KM
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful if you leave there hungry it’s your own fault.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Meat chef was rude and what you want is not available my waiter had to make a special request Just to get some steak, filet and additional sausage

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DA
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food. Very friendly staff. We had an awesome dinner. We will be going back

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere, kids enjoyed the food and dessert and meat selection was perfect for the price.

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i
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

The service was slow and the restaurant need more clean.

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K
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I wish I could have given it NEGATIVE stars. Horrible food and terrible value. Shame on you Groupon...you can do better than this!

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UC
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

First and last time. Not impressed at all. Our server asks if this is our first time. We say yes. She points somewhere towards the front of the restaurant and says "There's the grill. There's the salad bar. Soups today are pumpkin and broccoli. Kids pay full price". Whoa lady!! Wait a minute... why??? it is clearly stated that kids pay half price. So before we can start eating I had to argue the fact that my 8 year old daughter wasn't going to pay full price. Our server proceeds to tell us that kids prices are "for kids up to about this height" as she's gesturing with her hand how high a child needs to be. Her hand was at her shoulder. My daughter is nowhere near that tall. She proceeds to say that my 11 year old son will pay full price but my daughter will pay kid price.

Whatever... we are hungry. Let's eat... well not so fast... there's a long line at the grill for meat. So we wait. And wait some more.... Finally... at the grill! Excited! Well it lasted a second! Super unfriendly people behind the grill. They don't even tell you what cuts of meat you are looking at. I start asking questions. I'm getting the cold stare. Whatever. Give me a piece of medium rare steak. Get to my table. Meat was beyond over cooked. Come back to the grill repeatedly and asked for medium rare steak... got super well done steak each time. Salmon was way over cooked. Vegetables and sausages from the grill were mushy and ice cold. Salad bar was subpar and empty. Service was subpar. The only thing we enjoyed was dessert and even that wasn't great.

My 11 year old son says to me "remember that one time grandma took us to the Golden Corral? This place is a step up from that place" then proceeds with "at least the Golden Corral gives you steak that is cooked to the temperature you request". ‍

Needless to say we won't be returning and it's unfortunate because we had high hopes. Maybe I should've read the reviews!

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CD
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We went there for lunch and it was just okay. The meat wasn't consistant while mine was fine the other dinners getting the same cut had dry, tough steak. The salad bar was good and appealing. We had to wait for corn at the grill and some grilled veggies. I do not drink so the beer, wine and also the soda was a waste for me. I didn't feel it was good value,

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CW
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. Meat was freshly carved to order at the grill with a wide selection to choose from. Kids prices are a little high for as little as most younger children eat. And they charge extra for juices per glass. Service was great.

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AP
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! This is our second visit & we are definitely coming back soon!

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BH
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

We went to the Knife thinking it was worth the splurge for an ALL YOU CAN EAT steak house..boy were we wrong! It was worse than a buffet! There was a waiter--I believe 1 for the whole restaurant. Each time you wanted a slice of meat, you had to stand in a long line, and if it wasn't ready, you had to make the line again. I hated it! The salads were gross and pre-made, almost all with a mayonnaise base. The dessert menu was a joke, since they literally had only 3 of the desserts listed.
Dont be fooled by the photos or advertisements...it was NOT good and NOT worth the price...I wish I could get my money back!

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Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Mediocre meats- either over cooked or undercooked and cool. Table server was very nice and helpful but service in general was very slow and the grill chefs were not as helpful or friendly. Good value if you like wine bc wine is included. Good desserts and nice selection.

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1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

It was a impromptu date night. Was looking to try something new. The staff was great, service was on point. Wide selection of food,but wasn’t really fresh. I would return, because the price was really decent for to people to eat out at a buffet. But probably not a place we would do very often.

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TD
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The Food was horrible. Lots of cross contamination. Grill person was using purple gloves handling raw meat and walked over to the cooked food And served it to customers. Food was barely warm and dried out. Vegetables were also dried out. Salad bar was boring. I would never take my family back or recommend this restaurant

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AC
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice food nice salads nice people good ambiance. I like the steaks

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