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Join for local wines and craft beers. - The KnightLight Tavern, Jefferson, TX

The KnightLight Tavern

4.6
4.6
64 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Smoke free in an Olde World setting offering Steaks, Cheeseburgers, Stone Baked Pizzas, Seafood, Salads, Tapas, Wine and Craft Beer from around the World.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Wine Bar, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (903) 665-8546

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Jefferson

  • Cross street

    Lafayette

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

What 64 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again the staff and food was amazing. This is our third dining experience and each time the food has been excellent. The staff attentive but not intrusive!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Birthday weekend, Sierra was wonderful!
  3. G

    Genevieve

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing and the food was phenomenal!! It was the best filet I have had in a long time!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great night out for my husband and I. Sierra was a great server and everyone was welcoming. The Fish and Chips was wonderful. My husband had the chicken Alfredo. We would definitely get these again, but looking forward to going back to try other items as well. Definitely a place we will return to!
  5. CC

    CraigC

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful dining experience. The staff is wonderful, the food is great and the atmosphere is perfect. The waitresses always take care of the customers ( we have been served by all the waitresses and all are great). Overall a great restaurant.
  6. d

    denisem

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for the service, nice quiet relaxing meal. I'm sure to recommend to others.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    I asked for romantic seating. They seated us in front of the restroom door. It took an hour before our appetizer came. They brought me a glass of wine which I specifically said that I do not like dry wine. My other glass of wine had a gnat in it. Gnats were all over the table setting. Service was nearly nonexistent, yet they were not busy. We paid $33.95 for a poorly cooked, grisly ribeye. The potato was $5.95 extra. My filet was ordered medium. Arrived rare. Sent back and returned five minutes later over cooked. My husband’s rare ribeye was well done on the top half and pink on the other. My food was sent back so I did not eat. $88 bill.
  8. j

    jackers4

    San Antonio

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is very deceiving from the outside, WHAT A GEM!!!! When we opened the door it was like we stepped into a medieval castle! The catfish was great and plentiful with choice of different kinds of French fries and hush puppies. The waitress was awesome and very helpful. Will definitely come back when we return to Jefferson.
  9. EC

    EricC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Eating there was as good as any experience you can have in Dallas. The food is absolutely spectacular, well presented and elegant. My wife’s steak was tender enough to cut with a fork. I am a vegan and the vegan dishes were prepared in a spectacular manner. Actually in such a way that I was unsure it was actually vegan! One can also have a breakfast treat there even if you don’t stay in the bed and breakfast and the breakfast dishes are equally great. Do yourself a favor and book a date night out here. Considering that wine and drinks come with your dinner, the price is extremely good. The breakfast is also a great value because mimosas and bloody Mary’s are available at no extra charge.
  10. JH

    JamesH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were recommended by our bed-and-breakfast. The food was good, the staff was attentive and friendly, and the atmosphere unique and fun. Nothing going on onstage, so the two of us had a quiet anniversary dinner. Would recommend to others.
  11. SD

    SteveD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a nice place. It's not a fancy place. It has a medieval atmosphere (KNIGHTline). Food was good at a good price except for the vegetables that came with our dinners. Wife's dinner had four really thin pieces of asparagus and mine came with semi warm, al dente, bland broccoli. It's as if the vegetables were an afterthought.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was good as was service. They have a stage & advertise entertainment but had none when we were there.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all enjoyed our food here and the unique atmosphere. Our waitress was so sweet and very attentive. I wish I remembered her name. I have a gluten allergy and they were able to accommodate that too.
  14. R

    Rebey

    Dallas

    63 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I understand this is a small town and with COVID things happen. However, we made reservations (like other people apparently) and there were several empty tables but said reserved when we asked the hostess about it she couldn't give us an answer just said they were reserved. So apparently, some people rate higher than others and get the better table the rest of us get set by the door where the staff go in and out. The service was despicable. The waitress is new, understandable she was slow and learning, but nobody offered to help her and we sat ans waited, I didn't get my soup until after my food, we never got any water or offered any water. It was a real shame how poorly everything was executed.
  15. r

    rhays

    Shreveport

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Sara was outstanding server, very attentive and friendly! Food was good, warm atmosphere, great martini first night, not so the second.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. Loved the evening. Cannot wait to go back.
  17. DA

    DanA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I went to see Dan Garner, he's a great performer. The food was good but a bit overpriced. Excellent service. I plan to return.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Go here!!! We arrived at our reservation time of 8:30. They had changed their hours from the online posted time from 10:00 pm to 9:00. They never made us feel rushed. Our waitress kept saying stay as long as you like! Food was great. Drinks were really good too! It was so good we returned the next night! My entree didn’t come out the same but they took it back and fixed it no problem! Highly recommend.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food wasn’t very good and service was slow.
  20. JS

    JuanitaS

    East Texas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good drinks, great service and nice place for dinner. We had the Royal Charcuterie Tray and the Chicken special. Very good!
  21. S

    Specialoccasion

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great service!! Yummy bread pudding!! Neat place.
  22. LF

    LeslieF

    Dallas

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great experience in Jefferson
  23. BE

    BrianE

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Pretty dead in the place. The food was pretty good but over priced for what you received. The wait staff was exceptional.
  24. SG

    SavannahG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best pasta I've ever had!! and the waitress was so nice and friendly already planning to go back
  25. r

    rickc

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife has the salmon and it was amazing. Son had the chicken fried steak and it was way big. I had the chicken topped with cheese and bacon with a siracha bbq sauce. It was ok. Could have had more sauce.
  26. KR

    KayR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was awesome. Recommended nice bottle of wine based on our preference. Food was very good with large portions.
  27. SH

    SHIRLEYO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had 7 people in our group and made a reservation and were seated immediately and served rather quickly. The food was wonderful.
  28. MV

    MikeV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This was Valentine's Day Dinner. The meal was delicious. The dessert advertised Sir Lancelot Mousse was fair. We were thinking the music would be soft and romantic. Absolutely not! The singer performed tear jerkers that we anything but romantic. The music was extremely loud and became louder every song. We asked our waitress to hurry with our ticket so we could leave. We are locals and frequently eat at this restaurant and was totally disappointed.
  29. KA

    KariA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorites! A must if u r viditing Jefferson
  30. L

    Latigo

    East Texas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, as usual. I guess we’re considered regulars by now. Whenever we go, it’s like going home. We have our favorite waitress (Holly) and Chef Mike and the owner, Richard always come out to speak to us. Yes, The Knightlight Tavern is the best!
  31. RL

    RobinL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2018

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed the atmosphere and the service was outstanding. The only setback was I found my ribeye to be a bit tough. Would go again though.
  32. DH

    DayneH

    Shreveport

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    A surprise find in charming historic Jefferson, Texas. One would never suspect from the outside what a dining and entertainment treat awaits on the inside. This is a find we will return to.
  33. L

    Latigo

    East Texas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always have and always will love the Knightlight Tavern. The best place to eat in Jefferson! It’s very hard to eat anywhere else when we’re in Jefferson, knowing The Knightlight is open.
  34. DP

    DennisP

    Houston

    38 reviews

    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great food and service. Would definitely recommend if visiting from out of town as we were.
  35. RB

    RichardB

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a recommendation of our Bed and Breakfast hosts. Service was awesome, staff was friendly. Ribeye was perfect but the Shrimp and Grits was even better. Went on a night with some live music, it wasn't too loud which was just right.
  36. CN

    CrazyNana

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a wonderful dinner celebrating our 45th anniversary and the live music made it extra special.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    East Texas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We came for a birthday dinner and had a really nice experience. The waitress was very good and the owners even came by the table to check on us!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The whole experience was great and the bartender, Misty, was awesome!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We had a wonderful time! Shinar and the band were great! My only complaint is that my white russians did not have enough vodka in them. I should have mentioned it to the waitress. Otherwise, it was a fantastic time!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2017

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    We were disappointed in the quality of the food. My wifes steak which was ordered medium well was delivered rare. My stake was ordered rare was delivered medium. The service was just okay.

FAQs

The KnightLight Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (903) 665-8546.

The KnightLight Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Google Map for The KnightLight Tavern

202 North Walnut Street, Jefferson, TX 75657

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Lafayette

  • Neighborhood

    Jefferson

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Wine Bar, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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