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Knife

5300 E. Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75206
214-443-9339
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  • Mon-Thur 6:30 am-10:30 am, 11:30 am-2 pm, 5 pm-11 pm, Fri-Sat 6:30 am-10:30 am, 11:30 am-2 pm, 5 pm-midnight, Sun 6:30 am-10:30 am, 11:15 am-2 pm, 5 pm-10 pm
  • $$$
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch
  • Full bar
  • Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Online Reservations Available
The Top 100 Dallas Restaurants, No. 10: The best steakhouse in Dallas has expanded with a Plano location. Meanwhile, the original, at the Highland hotel near Mockingbird Station, continues to successfully bridge the gap between casual-dining excellence and a posh steakhouse experience. You can get out of Knife for under $20 if you just want one of the city’s best burgers. Actually, all of Knife’s burgers are among Dallas’ best, from the legendary Ozersky, its thick patty adorned simply with American cheese and red onion with pickle on the side, to the Tail End with pork belly and collard greens. Or you can live it up with excellent seafood crudos, oxtail ravioli, an old-school aged rib-eye from a Texas ranch and perfect creamed spinach on the side. The choice is yours, but whatever experience you choose, Knife does it right.

Top pick: If you haven’t tried dry-aged steak before, look out for a cut of beef that’s been aged around 90 days — just enough to really deepen and enrich the flavors without getting too funky. The impossibly soft ribbons of steak taste as if they contain a thread of mild blue cheese.

The downside: A bacon-flavored old-fashioned helps to atone for a wine list, presented on iPad, that lags behind the local competition.

Fun fact: Don’t leave without peeking into the dry-aging room to ogle the cuts of meat stowed away for future diners.

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