Is this your restaurant?Claim this listing.
Get Notified
We'll send you an email if this restaurant joins OpenTable.
Notify Me

Restaurants you may also like

Not Your Average Joe's WoodbridgeNot Your Average Joe's Woodbridge
(745)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Woodbridge, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 9 times today
Bahama Breeze - Woodbridge - Potomac MillsBahama Breeze - Woodbridge - Potomac Mills
(172)
$$$$
Caribbean | Woodbridge, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 2 times today
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill - WoodbridgeFirebirds Wood Fired Grill - Woodbridge
(76)
$$$$
American | Woodbridge, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 12 times today
Matchbox - Potomac MillsMatchbox - Potomac Mills
(17)
$$$$
American | Woodbridge, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 10 times today
Uncle Julio's - WoodbridgeUncle Julio's - Woodbridge
(137)
$$$$
Mexican | Woodbridge, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 4 times today
TGI FRIDAYS - Potomac MillsTGI FRIDAYS - Potomac Mills
(9)
$$$$
American | Woodbridge, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Bistro L'HermitageBistro L'Hermitage
(3112)
$$$$
French | Woodbridge, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 17 times today
Madigan's WaterfrontMadigan's Waterfront
(53)
$$$$
American | Woodbridge, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Sushi BaeSushi Bae
(3)
$$$$
Sushi | Woodbridge, Virginia - DC Suburbs
The Taft Room at Montclair Country ClubThe Taft Room at Montclair Country Club
(9)
$$$$
American | Woodbridge, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Le DiplomateLe Diplomate
(5681)
$$$$
French | Logan Circle, District of Columbia
Booked 264 times today
Founding Farmers - DCFounding Farmers - DC
(21746)
$$$$
American | Foggy Bottom, District of Columbia
Booked 517 times today
Old Ebbitt GrillOld Ebbitt Grill
(17766)
$$$$
American | Downtown, District of Columbia
Booked 336 times today
Farmers Fishers BakersFarmers Fishers Bakers
(5718)
$$$$
American | Georgetown, District of Columbia
Booked 260 times today
Founding Farmers - TysonsFounding Farmers - Tysons
(4875)
$$$$
American | Tysons Corner / McLean, Virginia - DC Suburbs
Booked 248 times today

About The Knife - Virginia

The Knife in Virginia uses an innovative all-inclusive pricing system that allows diners to enjoy classic Argentinean cuisine at a single lunch or dinner rate. Guests can enjoy a bottle of wine or two draft beers with a meal.

Emphasizing the best ingredients and a diversity of choices, the menu at The Knife in Virginia features appetizers that include a salad bar as well as a cold appetizer array that includes Argentinean empanadas, ceviche and more. There is also the grill that features amazing hot appetizers along with self-service choices of grilled meats and seafood. All meals are finished off with the dessert selection from The Knife in Virginia, along with coffee or tea.

14425 New Bedford Way
Woodbridge, VA 22192
View Larger Map

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Argentinean

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00am, Sunday: 11:30am - 11:00pm

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(703) 390-1495

Website:
http://thekniferestaurant.com/

The Knife - Virginia Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

3.8

Overall Rating

based on all time ratingsThis restaurant has not received enough recent ratings to display a current ratings snapshot
food

3.8

service

4.0

ambience

3.8

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

78% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (117)
Special Occasion (78)
Fit for Foodies (54)
See All
Great for Lunch (46)
Kid-friendly (40)
Neighborhood Gem (28)
Great for Brunch (26)
Hot Spot (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Romantic (15)
Late-night Find (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sort by
S
88 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 12, 2016

You have to go to really embrace the culture and the people.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Had a reservation for Mother's day and was seated outside of the restaurant in a holding area near the bar. Had to walk in the doors to the main restaurant through the crowd to get my food and then come back through the crowd of people to our seats. Spoke with the management and nothing was done. We left and went down the street to Smokey Bones and enjoyed my day.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1
value1

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 8, 2016

I really like coming here the only problem I have is the line for the meat. They have to do something to make it move faster, overall everything else is amazing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on May 8, 2016

This is my favorite restaurant when I’m shopping around at the Potomac.
Everything about this place is phenomenal! I love this restaurant. The environment was nice and quaint. If you're looking for a delicious and filling meal and the whole experience of eating a combination of Argentinian steaks, charcoal grilled appetizers and meats, salads and sides, Ceviche, Antipasto, empanadas, etc. check out The Knife.
The service was good. The servers preparing the grill looked happy even with all the heat of the grill. The servers were attentive and always kept a watchful eye and never once hesitated to clear an empty plate. Gracias!
Overall, we had a fantastic meal. It’s a little pricey for our budget, to be our new most-frequented restaurant, but we are definitely coming back!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 8, 2016

Great location with Awesome food, service, and hospitality.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Richmond)·Dined on May 7, 2016

Food was good but the restaurant was very noisy. We had a large round table for 8 and I could not converse with the people opposite from me.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience2
service4
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 22, 2016

We had great food with family!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 9, 2016

Good food good atmosphere maybe a little more attention from the staff would be good but we did arrive at 10pm, def not bad service at all, I am sure the waiter had to get his side work done

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 3, 2016

Place was okay and sangria was good but the meats were a bit dry.

Tags: Great for Lunch
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service3
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 27, 2016

We found the food was very good with a real variety of options. The kids happily found plenty they liked and the adults found way too much to eat. Service was polite and drinks were refilled in a timely fashion. I found the TV stuck on infomercials annoying but other than that had a really pleasant experience

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 27, 2016

Didn't have enough vegetables

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 20, 2016

My 2nd visit and I will not be back. There were multiple issues (and the Health Department needs to be contacted).

1 person found this review helpful.
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience2
service1

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 15, 2016

Enjoyed the restaurant atmosphere. Service was very good. However, meat tasted dried out. The restaurant was not that busy- had it been busier, the food could have had a quicker turn-over and probably wouldn't have been dried out from sitting on the grill. Would probably give it a second try!

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service5
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 5, 2016

I'm a strong supporter and frequent diner at The Knife. This time, though, I was disappointed in the service. Our server was slow to refill drinks and clear plates, but more importantly, the management crew in pink shirts walked around with scowls on their faces--not friendly. Come back, Kathy!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service3
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 4, 2016

Definitely not a Brazilian Restaurant.... Thought the server would come by with meat but instead you walk to the buffet and ask a guy to cut you a piece of meat. Glorified buffet and expensive..... But the server wants that 20% even though all they do is bring drinks and clear plates.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 28, 2016

An outing with friends and family!!! Lots of food. No rush!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 27, 2016

I've been to The Knife before and left happy, but this last weekend the food was not as good. The meat was pre-cooked and reheated on the grill before serving which made it very dry. The empanadas were good. Dessert was not great either.

I really like the restaurant, so I hope the go back to the quality of meat they used to serve when they first started.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Typical "just meats" restaurant with a mediocre extras bar at a high price! About the only thing tasty was the grilled pineapple (that which had the sauce on it) and the bacon wrapped chicken. All the meat is just charbroiled on a barbecue grill and even the vegetables are just cleaned and grilled. If that's your fare, great, but not ours. Also, the interior is all what I call hard walled - thus very noisy when big parties are there - almost every weekend we were told. Ceilings are hard drywall thus adding to the noise level. They never got our online reservation (Glad I had the reservation on my phone!), so we had to wait for a table to be prepared and it was basically put in the passageway between two rooms. Otherwise, our waitress was very nice and accommodating. We choose to sit side by side where we wouldn't be interrupted by traffic and had an entertaining evening watching folks run into the chairs opposite of us.
Deserts were OK, but the Volcano is a ripoff if you have to pay extra for it. We make this at home all the time and is simpler to make vs the tiramisu they have. Like their high price, they're gambling on the ignorance of the customer.
Personally, I'd only recommend this to someone wanting a group to get together for an evening where everyone should be prepared to talk loudly to be heard over the din of other customers. I actually brought this place up with my carpool and of the four of us, we all have been there and don't plan on going back just because you can get a better tasting steak elsewhere!
Otherwise, if you want a good seasoned steak in a quieter surrounding, stick with Outback up the street from this place!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience1
service4
value2

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 21, 2016

Had brunch with 3 others on Sunday. It was our first time and we were not sure to expect. we made reservations on Open Table for 11:30 and we were seated immediately. Hostess was courteous and our waiter was excellent. He showed us to the grill and food area telling us where everything was located. Omelette's are made to your liking and there are waffles, pancakes, delicious French Toast and Fried eggs cooked while you wait. On the gill there was sirloin steak, wrapped chicken breast, spareribs, and pork loin and a variety of sausages. Also salad bar, danish bar, scrambled eggs, salads, hash browns and assorted breads and fruit.. There was probably other things that I missed. Drinks included with brunch special price of $19.99 were sodas and coffee. Extra cost for Mimosas or orange juice. Read other reviews that said meat was overcooked but we were all able to get ours the way we liked from med rare to well done. There acre not a lot of brunch options in this part of Prince William County so we were happy and will be going back again and also plan to check out their dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 19, 2016

Everything was undercooked, and over salted. Even the fries were undercooked. The cooks didn't speak English, so I had no clue what I was getting on my plate at lot of times. I just pointed. My husband asked for sausage and ended up getting small intestines. No matter how you asked for the meat cooked you got medium rare, which was great for me, but not my husband. Also everything was over salted. In the three years I've been with my husband, I've never heard him complain about food, that night he did. The one positive he got two beers with his meal and I got a sangria.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience5
service3
value1

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 15, 2016

Was OK, but in this price range and style of food, it doesn't particularly stand out compared to other options with better ambiance and menu selection. Would still recommend it to friends given location if you don;t feel like driving all the way into DC.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service3
value2

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2016

First of all I reserved for a dinner for 2. When we arrived i told them and they looked confused at first. Then told us to follow them to our table (which was horrible) they had 3 tables next to each other for what looked like a table for 1 at each. The spacing was tight and uncomfortable with zero room on the table for our plates and drinks. I think if i reserved a table i shouldnt have to sit at a table that looks like its for a walkin. I asked to move to a booth when available which took about 15 to 20 minutes to happen. The food was amazing service could have been better. The servers looked like they were running around in every direction with random tables everywhere. I may not ever go back due to the experience especially due to how much i paid to have a enjoyable evening with my fiance.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service2
value3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Keep in mind we went on Valentines Day and it was packed. Luckily we had reservations. We felt fortunate that we only had to wait 10 minutes after our reservation time. The staff was a bit frazzled. We didn't get the full explanation of meal; that it included a bottle of wine and dessert until after we ordered drinks from a different server. The meat was OK, nothing to write home about. The salad bar was interesting and tasty. Everything was serve yourself. It was hard to hear your date and the staff behind the meat counter. It wasn't comfortable. Overall it was OK. We have eaten at better, similar South American type restaurants where they carve the meet at your table and it doesn't feel like an expensive golden coral.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service3
value2

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We went for Valentines Day dinner. The line for the meat took about 30 minutes, and it was average to say the least. The "rib" I got was entirely fat. Really the only thing that was good was the chicken. The salad bar was great and the desserts were also great. For the same price, go to a place that brings the meat around to your table. Our server did a pretty good job refilling our drinks, but we won't be returning.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience3
service3
value2

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 13, 2016

Loud. Didnt expect to see projection TV in one of the rooms. A lot more informal than I had expected, not sure I agree with the atmosphere at this price point. Definitely kid friendly. Food was good but a bit salty. Service was good.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2016

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The value was great as was the food. Definitely will return again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 6, 2016

Didnt expect the food and service to be that great. Totally enjoyed ourselves will go back in a heartbeat!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 4, 2016

I loved our experience of The Knife. Food was good too! Definitely would visit again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2016

Different than your traditional Brazilian steakhouse where they bring you different meats table side, this Argentinian restaurant has a salad buffet and you have to get up and go to the meat station yourself.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 30, 2016

I went for my mom's birthday and we did have a great time overall. Service was attentive, if not a little slow, but understandable based on the crowds. The only small complaint I have is that the line where the meats are being grilled, should move a lot faster. Too much dead time waiting, but other than that great food and wonderful environment!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 16, 2016

The Knife is a place to go when you have time for a leisurely dinner - besides the extensive salad bar, all-you-can-eat meats and some vegetables (and fresh pineapple) are on the grill. I've eaten at The Knife twice and both times found the food to be great and cooked to desired doneness, and salads and desserts to be great. The sangria is good, too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 10, 2016

As usual, the Knife had a great selection of delicious meats. One trick- ask for a filet- they are not sitting on the grill and will be cooked to your preference. The salmon is sometimes dry, so pay attention to it. The flank steak, top sirloin, ribs, and pork are all delicious! Make sure to get a couple of the "side dish" empanadas- they are really good!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 9, 2016

First time at the Knife. We will definitely go back. The food and service were very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2015

Great for the money..food was gud..each adult received a free bottle of wine...each adult received a glass of sangria...sodas were unlimited n u get a choice of dessert great for the buck!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2015

Presentation was good but the main entries were not as flavorful as I would expect for the price paid for the dinner. I would rather go to a Brazilian restaurant then here.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service3

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 26, 2015

We informed our waiter that this was our 1st visit he was very patient and attentive. took the time to walk us to the salad bar and meat serving area along with providing an overview. Since then we have recommended this dining establishment to our family and friends and we're looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2015

Love to meet and the gentleman behind the counter was very very kind. Would happily go back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service3

 
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 11, 2015

I don't like that you have to get up and get your food. The meat was unseasoned and dry in 5 minutes, and the vegetables in the grill were barely diced. Salad Bar was minimal. Uncomfortable seating, lighting was poor. I just wouldn't go back, it didn't feel invitational to stay and dine it was like Golden Corral. We left before we finished our drinks and didnt order desert.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience1
service3

 
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2015

The food a good but unless you can eat a lot of meat it's very expensive. Very noisy

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience1
service2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2015

We have been here for large parties as well as smaller groups. It is always fun and the wine keeps flowing. Everyone loves it.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.