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Knife

5300 E. Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX 75206
214-443-9339
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  • 6:30 a.m.-midnight daily
  • $$$
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch
  • Full bar
  • Valet Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Online Reservations Available
The best steakhouse in Dallas expanded to Plano last year; this author has yet to visit the Plano location. But the original, at the Highland Dallas 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 ribeye 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: The wine list, which prefers the old-school Napa standards, shows maybe a little less care than the extensive selection of cigars.

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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