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Knife is the highly anticipated restaurant created by nationally acclaimed, James Beard-nominated and Bravo’s “Top Chef ” contestant Chef John Tesar for The Highland Dallas. It was recently named “Best Steakhouse” in Dallas, Texas, by D Magazine.

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Private Dining

Acclaimed Chef John Tesar and the Knife Dallas team will make your next event truly special with a variety of menus and spaces that can be customized to suit your needs. Our range of private dining areas provide comfortable space for any party from a dozen guests up to 600.

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The Bar

Knife’s full bar offers Knife’s full menu, specialty cocktails, our modern take on classic cocktails, local, craft and import beers. We also have a 300+ label wine list with a Sommelier on staff nightly to assist guests to find the exact wine to compliment their meal.

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The Mastermind

Chef John Tesar

Tesar opened the original Knife, located at the Highland Dallas hotel, to critical acclaim in May 2014. Since then, Knife has carved its way through the restaurant scene and now calls Plano its second home in North Texas since October 2018. A reinvention of the steakhouse experience, the chef-driven restaurant features all-natural born and raised Texas beef, pork and lamb in dry-aged prime cuts and specialty cuts such as chuck flap, beef tongue and Akaushi beef.

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Chef John Tesar



5300 East Mockingbird Lane
Dallas, TX


Monday - Friday 6:30 am - 10:15 am

Monday - Friday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Saturday - Sunday 6:30 am - 1:30 pm

Dining Room
Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm-9:30pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:30pm

Sunday - Thursday 2:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday 2:00pm - 12:00am