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Dakota's Steakhouse - 22 Reviews - 600 N Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201, Dallas, TX - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (214) 740-4001

Dakota's Steakhouse

600 N Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201 (at San Jacinto Street)
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 740-4001
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Dakota's Steakhouse - Dallas, TX


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The host and manager helped me set up my proposal to my girlfriend. I was so nervous and they took care of everything for me so I could relax and enjoy the evening. The food and...


My husband and I went to Dakota for a romantic dinner for our first wedding anniversary and were incredibly disappointed. We arrived a few minutes before our reservation and were ...

Best Dinner and Proposal 2/17/2010

The host and manager helped me set up my proposal to my girlfriend. I was so nervous and they took care of everything for me so I could relax and enjoy the evening. The food and service was flawless and I've eaten at some of the most renowned steakhouses in the world, and this was, hands down, the best steak I've ever had. Pros: Steaks were the best I've ever had. Cons: Too cold to sit on the patio more

dont bother 7/24/2009

The food was cold over cooked and over thought. The servers had attitude as if they were the best restaurant in Dallas and they are not in the top 100 Pros: Atmosphere Cons: everything else more

Awesome 4/14/2009

Wonderful service, outstanding food! A must try if you're in the Dallas area. more

I've had better steaks at cracker barrel 1/11/2009

We were looking forward to our night out. Dakotas Steakhouse Steaks ruined that. The service and atmosphere were excellent but that was it. The steaks were terrble. My wife and I had the filet and new york strip medium well. They came out ""well done"" aka charred on outside and still mooing on inside. Do not recommend this restaurant.\r Pros: service and atmosphere Cons: highly overpriced steaks!!!!! more

Terrible service 10/10/2008

My husband and I went to Dakota for a romantic dinner for our first wedding anniversary and were incredibly disappointed. We arrived a few minutes before our reservation and were seated right away. We then sat for 20 minutes before we were waited on, and that was only after we had requested a server TWICE. When we were assigned a server he didn't tell us the specials, did mention that he knew nothing about wine, and sweated profusely through the service. At no point did anyone come over and apologize for the fact that we waited to order drinks while other tables seated after us received their first course. The beef was excellent however; our side order of asparagus was inedible. The stalks were almost 3/4"" thick which is too old to be served at any restaurant, let alone a high end steakhouse. \r I cannot explain how disappointed we were after looking forward to a great anniversary dinner. Despite the ambience of the outdoor dining area we wouldn't consider visiting Dakota again. \r Pros: Excellent beef Cons: Terrible service, terrible sides more

Restaurant week's hidden jewel. 11/1/2007

A brief review of the food offerings at Dakota?s Steakhouse?\r After handing over the keys for the complimentary valet parking, my friends and I took the elevator down to Dakota?s Steakhouse for our Restaurant Week Dining Experience in August. We entered the restaurant and were shown to a very nice table near the back. Our waiter was very attentive and seemed to be glad we were there. We ordered our drinks and some appetizers, veal meatballs and grilled shrimp cocktail with a jalapeno cream cheese garnish. Both were quite tasty, but we were all anticipating the next course, the much acclaimed crab fennel bisque. Unbelievable! Huge chunks of sweet Dungeness crab swam in the creamy soup with micro greens on top and a swirl of lobster oil. For our entrees, one of my friends ordered the airline chicken while my other friend and I both ordered the 40 day dry-aged rib eye. All were quite tender and flavorful, needing no accompaniment. the chicken came with a shitake mushroom omlet and carmelized onions and the steaks were served with mashed potatoes and two grilled asparagus spears wrapped in Prosciutto. The waiter returned to remove the plates and as we groaned in contentment while waiting for dessert, I found my mind wandering again to the soup and thought to myself, how much would I have to pay the chef to part with the recipe? If he did, could I do it justice? Would I be willing to share?ever? Somehow, I don?t think I have quite enough funds for that. Dessert arrived, two chocolate cupcakes and a tres leche banana bread pudding. My friend was not overly thrilled with her bread pudding?s texture ? probably due to the tres leche part. But overall, a most delicious evening. \r \r Again, the service was impeccable and I continue to be amused with the constant bringing of the silverware ? what can I say, country came to town.\r \r I must discover how to make that soup?I am sure it was completely healthy *wink* *wink*. more

Excellent steakhouse with excellent service located in do... 8/10/2007

sushigirl505 Provided by Partner
Excellent steakhouse with excellent service located in downtown Dallas, below street level (an elevator takes you down to the restaurant, with a pr... more

Great all the way around! 7/15/2007

Got a table at the last minute but received top most service. Our hostess and waiter were great and the steaks were cooked to perfection. Lovely evening all the way around! more

Great for dates and parties! 12/8/2006

My husband and I and two of our friends dined at Dakotas to celebrate my husbands birthday. The hostess was sincerely friendly and gave us what she called ""the best seat in the house."" it was a quiet semi-private area where we could view the entire dining room. Our server was helpful in selecting a fantastic wine and appetizer to begin our evening with. After talking to the server and his knowledge, we each chose a different item on the menu. The steaks were cooked to perfection and were the best in town. Our friends each had one of the fish seletions and all of the flavors complemented each other. The server brought over la arge slice of chocolate cake with a candle, compliments of Dakota's, to celebrate my husband's birthday, and we didn't even tell our server it was his birthday. The management was very attentive to us and to all of the guests. All of the servers worked together as they were busy with large groups. I highly recommend Dakota's for any special occasion or just a night out. more

worst experience ever 11/20/2006

I have been to Dakota's a few years ago, and rembered having a good experience, so I decided to go with a friend for her birthday. That was a mistake. The food was horrible (I ordered the lamb shank medium rare and it was as tough as leather) when I told them that I wanted to send it back, the waitress seemed annoyed and was very rude. The manager kept walking in and out (as we were seated outside) but never even came to our table to see what was wrong. The restaurant wasn't even busy, so he didn't really have an excuse. We didn't eat any of our food, payed the bill and left. I will never go back nor would I recommend this place to anyone! Pros: nice outdoor dining Cons: service, food more

I think I've fallen for this place 5/28/2006

I wanted to surprise my b/f for his birthday and after reading some really good reviews, I decided to choose Dakota's and I'm so glad we went there. At night, the view of the curtain waterfall and the candlelite on the tables set a romantic mood instantly. Soft music played in the background. Our waiter Joe, was very helpful in helping us choose what to eat. We started off with a Ceasar salad. It was light and refreshing with fresh croutons and a drizzle of light caesar. I had a fish item with mango a little bit of lemon butter sauce while my boyfriend tried the aged dried Steak. Their tropical martinis are excellent. The evening came out well. I will definitely be back at Dakota's as long as the food and service is the same. Pros: Atmosphere, Romantic, Food Cons: Pricy more

Great View, not much more 4/30/2006

My wife and I went here for our 25th, While I would reccomend the view from the paito as above average we did have a couple of issues. The first was the salad, you can only get what dressing they offer, which is almost nothing, my wife ordered hers dry and they still managed to get oil and vinegar on it. She didnt eat any of it. I ordered my steak ($50) medium and hers well done ($50) and they got that backwards....The steak was tender but only average in taste. For my money ""Outback"" does it better. We wont go back. Pros: View, Romantic, Quiet Cons: Average Food, Overpriced more

GREAT STEAK 8/26/2005

The restaurant was outstanding, and the waiter was very helpful in guidning me to an excellent steak for my taste. I thought everything was excellent about the place except for the small bar, and the dessert (key lime pie -was awful). Pros: GREAT STEAKS, GREAT AMBIENCE, GREAT STAFF Cons: DESSERTS, PRICE more

Dakotas is a Great Place for Food and Friends 5/18/2005

Dakotas restaurant has some of the best food in Dallas. My group had about 16 people and we were very impressed with the service of the waitstaff. Our order was served in just the right amount of time and not a single item was forgotten. The entire staff is courteous and very helpful with menu selections. The food was delicious. The restaurant is beautiful from the valet parking to the elevator ride down to the lit waterfall at night. Dakotas is a restaurant I will continue to eat at for a long time. Pros: Waitstaff, Food, Chefs Cons: Nada more

Steak and Lobster rock!! 5/15/2005

I've heard the phrase ""food that melts in your mouth"". The steak and lobster at Dakota's definitely fit that bill. Incredible food, great service and nice ambience ensures that I will return again and will try to bring a friend, so they might enjoy this delightful experience. more

great atmosphere - terrible food! 5/15/2005

when you drop $200 on a meal you expect to be able to eat it. we ordered the steak medium rare and it and the asparagus came out burned; the mashed potatoes and wine were good though. we asked if the steak was cooked correctly and they said no. so, we wated for the next round and it came out raw. i mean i will eat a rare steak with the best of them but this one was seared on the ouside and cold in the middle. i gave up and said just put it ina box and i will cook it for lunch the next day. overall the feel of the place and the waitstaff are great but what a waist of money on the food! Pros: atmosphere, wine, waterfall Cons: food, food, food more

Best Beef in Texas! 5/12/2005

I have eaten in many Texas steakhouses & Dakota's is THE BEST! Melt in your mouth steaks and Oh, those delicious sauces! Love the lobster. This diamond of a restaurant deserves the prize. Impeccable service, attention to detail with ambience beyond compare. Pros: Innovative menu, Romantic, Outdoor dining more

User review by sherylsfowler 5/11/2005

The food was very good...just exactly what I ordered. The menu offered an plethora of food for any palate. I enjoyed my time spent at this restaurant. Pros: Taste, Food availability, Service more

Best Steak in Texas! 5/10/2005

The best steaks in Texas, bar none! A beautiful atmosphere, terrific service, reasonable prices and of course, fantastic food prepared by the best chefs in the city! I recommend Dakota's to anyone seeking the the 'best of all worlds' for lunch or dinner! Pros: Tender steaks, Unique atmosphere, Chef Ted Grieb Cons: Let me think... more

Incredible steaks, impressive wine list... 5/10/2005

My most recent visit to Dakota's was fabulous as usual. I opted for an impeccably fresh fish entree instead of my usual Cowboy Ribeye. The appetizers, wine, and entrees were excellent right down to the smallest detail. All of this in the most amazing sunken courtyard below a waterfall. From the candelight and greenery to the leather banquettes, its a sexy tribute to the power-dinner crowd. Pros: Impeccable Service, Excellent Steaks, Great Ambience more
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Subterranean dining and prime steaks lure downtown visitors to this elegant escape from the Texas heat.

Owner Message

  • Dakota's Steakhouse proudly serves Midwestern corn-fed USDA prime steaks, hand-picked and dry aged for four weeks to ensure tenderness. We cook them at 1800 degrees to sear in the natural flavors.

    Impeccable meals set in a beautiful atmosphere, Dakota's is perfect for both a romantic summer night and a power lunch. A 4 1/2-star restaurant, Dakota's offers one of Dallas's most distinguished menus and a fantastic downtown happy hour.


  • The Scene
    Passersby hear this venerable steakhouse before they see it--a rushing waterfall cascading over terraced granite is the focal point of the sunken courtyard and underground...

  • 3/14/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 11am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10pm Fri 11am-2:30pm, 5:30pm-10:30pm Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm
  • Payments:

    Diner's Club, Discover, American Express, Master Card, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Historic District