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

The KnightLight Tavern

4.6
4.6
71 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

10:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

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 71 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
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

71 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was wonderful as always. Very busy so water glasses weren’t always filled, but when we needed something it was immediately attended to.

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  2. AYokem

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been eating at the Knight Light for years and Richard and his staff, as well as the food, have never let us down. From the pizza to the steaks it’s always the best!

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  3. TexasT

    Houston

    132 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We've been here a couple times. We like the motif of Renaissance, Knights of the Round Table, Olde English charm. The food was good. The service was friendly but I think she forgot about us one time. No worries as no hurry. We would like to go back during live music or a performance. We also hope to sit outside on the patio next time when cooler.

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  4. Pam53

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had chicken Alfredo with a side salad that was very good. Nice inside. Then sat on patio till they closed drinking wine. Was a really pleasant surprise. I love sitting on patio. Service was exceptional. The only thing I missed was I was told there. Would be kareoke and they stopped doing it. Was in the mood for music.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite when we visit Jefferson, Texas!

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  6. Betty

    Dallas

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Service was great the food so so. Probably won’t return.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was absolutely wonderful

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful to the attentive (though not intrusive) service. Thanks Zoey! To the food and atmosphere. Shrimp fettuccine Devine! Fish and chips, superb. Jalapeño margarita, wonderful. Every time we are here we leave ready to return again. Definitely a must dine spot!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    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!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    East Texas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Birthday weekend, Sierra was wonderful!

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  11. Genevieve

    Dallas

    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!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 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!

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 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.

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  16. jackers4

    San Antonio

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 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.

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  17. 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.

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  18. 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.

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  19. 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.

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  20. 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.

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  21. 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.

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  22. Rebey

    Dallas

    69 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    69 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.

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  23. 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.

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  24. 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.

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  25. 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.

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  26. 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.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2020

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

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  28. 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!

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  29. Specialoccasion

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2020

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

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  30. LeslieF

    Dallas

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great experience in Jefferson

    1 person found this helpful

  31. 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.

    1 person found this helpful

  32. 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

    1 person found this helpful

  33. 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.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. 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.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. 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.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. 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.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. KariA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2018

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

    1 person found this helpful

  38. 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!

    1 person found this helpful

  39. 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.

    1 person found this helpful

  40. DayneH

    Shreveport

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 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.

    1 person found this helpful

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 71 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

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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