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The Steak Knife

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888 Harrison Ave., New Orleans, LA
17:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Ive been here several times. Great typical New Orleans neighborhood restaurant. Parking is always a problem but just need to be a little patient. Its a good steak. To me, very similar to most steak houses, steaks served in butter, sides that are good for two people (mostly).I had the 9 oz filet, ordered medium rare. Came out a little... More 

Thank Ironman468
New Orleans, Louisiana
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109 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

For a restaurant that has been around since 1971, I had never been to this long time establishment in the Lakeview area. I ended up being pleasantly surprised and thought to myself, I could come here again. The restaurant and bar area are spacious, with just the right amount of subdued lighting I like in a restaurant. We went in... More 

Thank Parker W
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Rib-eye was excellent, sides where outstanding, service was on point and the drinks were refreshing.

Thank Michael H
New Orleans, Louisiana
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Best aged beef steak in town. Nice accompaniments, a la carte. Expensive. No parking except what you find on street.

Thank Cyn S
New Orleans, Louisiana
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Fifth or 6th time here. Bring graduates of my supervision. Steaks are alway consistently good . Order the porterhouse and have left overs for 2 more meals. Sides are classically done. Pricey but worth it (business expense).

Thank William K
On my computer
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

First I have to suggest you taxi, uber or choose valet parking because the parking is a mess. It's right across the street from another popular restaurant and add in the other little stores/shops/restaurants/coffee places and parking on Harrison is a nightmare. We've been here several times and have never been disappointed. The back room is the best place to... More 

Thank Dragonfly8
New Orleans, Louisiana
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

If your looking for the big chain steak house this is not it. The atoms sphere here is tasteful and very well appointed without being overly manly and dark. The bar is always packed with locals and the bar tenders very knowledgeable . While the steaks are very good, I highly recommend the Fish Robert (sauce on the side) and... More 

Thank Noni-and-Pops
New Orleans, Louisiana
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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

We booked a reservation for 4 on a weekend night. Parking is a bit tricky as this neighborhood is very busy. We didn't know valet parking is available. We know this now. We were seated promptly. The dining are is large and was full, but not so noisy that we couldn't hear each other. Our waiter appeared promptly , took... More 

Thank bigzanc
New Orleans, Louisiana
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Steak Knife is a great neighborhood restaurant with a nice atmosphere. It is consistently good. the steaks are delicious and come sizzling to the table. The fried shrimp are large and very good. Gulf Fish Robert always a good choice.

2 Thank Karen P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2013

Went on Tuesday night. Only 2 couples and my husband and I. Didn't have vegetable medley so asked for sautéed spinach. Couldn't do. Could only do green beans and potatoes. Asked for mgr. was too busy to come out. Asked again for substitution or we would leave. The waiter came out with the bill. How horrible that the manager was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 888 Harrison Ave., New Orleans, LA
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > Lakeview
  • Neighbourhood: Lakeview

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Lakeview

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Lakeview extends inland from the shores of Lake Pontchartrain with much of the area reserved for family-friendly City Park. Home to the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Besthoff Sculpture Garden, Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, and the city’s own lush Botanical Gardens, City Park is a New Orleans gem and the perfect spot for outdoor fun with as much of a mix of culture and/or amusement as you would like. Beyond City Park more great excuses to stay outside beckon, whether on land or by boat. Developed a good deal later than most other New Orleans neighborhoods, Lakeview has a distinctively different look and feel compared to other parts of the city. Fans of mid century modern design and contemporary architecture particularly enjoy leisurely drives around the residential streets of Lake Vista, Park Island and along Lakeshore Drive.
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