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

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food

3.7

service

3.9

ambience

3.8

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

70% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Anniversaries (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Fun (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Authentic (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Business Meals (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Seasonal (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Cozy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

I read several reviews for this restaurant and the positives were very good and the negatives were very bad so i figured the truth was somewhere in between and decided to take a shot. I dont know what the people's expectations were who wrote positive reviews but they must not have been very high. From the moment we were seated things started to go wrong. Our waitress was not attentive at all and took forever to bring us items that we requested such as water. I proceeded to the grill for food and there was no one in line and yet i still had to wait until someone noticed i was standing there. In fact i had to ask one of the cooks to get his attention. they were not friendly at all. Seemed like i was bothering them. When i asked for the corn that was on the grill it was placed on my plate and i noticed it was cold. I asked for another piece but instead he took it and put it back on the grill. I then went to get my meat and as i waited and waited, i had to once again ask for the corn that had now been on the grill several minutes. The meat was ok, but not what i expected. In fact it was somewhat dry and overcooked. Other meats were undercooked to the point whee it was raw inside. The manager did come by and asked if everything was good and when i said no not really, he said good, good, and kept walking. When i asked for the check, it never came and i had to go retrieve it myself. I had asked to speak with the manager again, and after he never showed up, we decided to just leave. We will not visit the knife again, and will not recommend to anyone.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 6 days ago

Arrived early and it wasn't a problem. The server was warm and friendly and provided us with excellent service. The team at the meat bar were very friendly and willing to cook any item to your specifications, they were great at making suggestions as well. The salad bars were well stocked and clean. I've been there before but this was my wife's first time and she loved it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Very disappointed, meats were poor quality and service was not good at all.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food was okay, but not what would be expected for the price.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

As usual no disappointment. Delicious food, great ambiance and wonderful service. Hope it never changes!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excelente la comida y el servicio lo he visitado mas de 10 veces sin duda mi lugar preferido

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 (Chile)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Muy buena comida, mucha variedad de platos fríos y ensaladas. La atención de Carlos nuestro mozo fue excelente!!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 31, 2017

At first the girl at the desk didn’t check me in, I had to go to back and check in with a different person, and the rest of my party didn’t get to check in either. Our server was really great and she made sure we had a good time.. the experience was really great, the food was excellent.. will do it again.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Terrible service. Waitress doen’t desire to work. I do not recommend.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I’ve been before and food was not as good this visit. Some was over cooked and other (ribs) too tough to chew.

It is not really worth more than the Groupon price to be honest.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Went in expecting much more.... the sides and salad bar had minimal options and the options that were there were not good. You have to wait in line for your meat....it would be better for servers to come around to the tables with the meat options instead to provide better service. The “complimentary” bottles of wine are appreciated.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our experience was very bad. After traveling for two hours to celebrate a special occasion the food was of poor quality. Very expensive for the quality of the food and the attention of the person who cooked the meat.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Our 15th anniversary and first time visit absolutely loved it was not sure what to expect but will definitely come back will definitely be our. New celebration place for everything it one suggestion more hot vegetables.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Fantastic time and the staff was great!, especially our waitress Sylvia. We had a large party of 17 and truly enjoyed our visit! Highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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 on December 16, 2017

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 on December 13, 2017

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 on December 12, 2017

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 !!!!

Tags: Casual
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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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