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Knife & Spoon, Orlando, FL

Knife & Spoon

4.5
4.5
691 Reviews
$50 and over
Steak
Knife & Spoon, a signature steak and seafood restaurant conceived and led by award-winning Chef John Tesar was awarded a coveted MICHELIN Star in the 2022 edition of the MICHELIN Guide Florida.

Dress code: The dining room is an elevated environment, our dress code is strictly enforced. Business attire is recommended, athletic wear, shorts, T-Shirts and flip flops are not permitted.

John Tesar was called "the single most talented cook I ever worked with" by Anthony Bourdain. Tesar also enjoys the pseudonym Jimmy Sears in Bourdain's bestselling memoir KITCHEN CONFIDENTIAL. Tesar came up as a chef in New York City at 13 Barrow St, 44 & Hell's Kitchen, Vine, and the Supper Club. He then went on to open two acclaimed restaurants in Dallas that have been named among the best in the country by Bon Appetit, Eater and Esquire. He has garnered praise from Food and Wine, and The New York Times and is a two-time contestant on Bravo's "Top Chef." For more information, please visit www.JohnT

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Bar Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (407) 393-4333

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    John Tesar

  • Neighborhood

    I Drive / Sand Lake

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 691 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. N

    Naah

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The place is beautiful. I was sure food would be great. Service was amazing. It was our anniversary and they were very kind to us.
  2. t

    theresap

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service
  3. j

    janelled

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    For me the noise level really overshadowed the experience. Lovely restaurant and attentive service, just impossible to enjoy a conversation. Likely would not visit again.
  4. SB

    StuartB

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food5service1ambience3
    VERY disappointed!! Been there multiple times before. Always great service. Not this time! Had to ask to have the table cleared between courses. Had to ask for new silverware. Poured our own Champagne. Never asked if we wanted another bottle or wine. Had to ask for bread service. The manager only made it worse by implying that the service isn’t the same in the lounge area as the main dining room (which is where we asked to be seated). Unfortunately the prices and the menu are the same. Shouldn’t service be as well? Didn’t get the extra little courses like amuse bouche, intermezzo and chocolates.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Steaks weee over cooked
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best restaurant in Orlando. Just love it. Can’t wait to eat there again. It deserves another star.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    We have really enjoyed our time at this restaurant. The food was good, especially the desserts, the servers were very nice and professional. However, we were disappointed as we were expecting the Michelin Star food experience. We have dined in other great restaurants awarded by Michelin, and have always been impressed by the food. Not this time. Knife & Spoon serves good food but not Michelin-level. Also, this is a personal preference, but we enjoy dining in a cosy quiet atmosphere. The noise level is quite high (the four of us mentioned it during dinner, but all still agreed that it was “ok”) but I don’t believe they can do anything to it as the ceilings are high and the space is pretty big (nice decor though). So, overall a good experience but don’t go if you are looking at experiencing the Michelin-level food.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had dined here for our babymoon. Everything was perfect from the food to the experience. Christian is a newer server and by far our favorite. Super professional, down to earth and made it very special. We will definitely be back and asking for him!
  9. SC

    SebastianC

    Columbus

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Julian and Christian were excellent! Very knowledgeable and professional staff. I have worked in the fine dining restaurant industry for over 10 years and have not had this level of professionalism in a very long time. The food, drinks, environment and the service was amazing! The side of mushrooms were hands down the BEST mushrooms I have ever had in my life. Thank you Knife and Spoon team for making my dining experience excellent! I will definitely be coming back next time i come to Orlando.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  11. MB

    MelissaB

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    It was ok. I expected more for a Michelin Star restaurant to have a higher level of food, dishes and service.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    Poor quality, bone in ribeye, essentially no grain to it at all personally discussed with the chef who disagreed with us
  13. MR

    MatthewR

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Is was our 5th time and things felt off on the food. Same items but different in its presentation and taste. Ordered the caviar and it was just boring. Asked about prior caviar with skin the sturgeon as the crack it told not sustainable. Asked why no reason given. I guess the wow factor is gone. Side items were bland. Service still top notch. Will try again down the road.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    Food was ok for the price. Salad unimpressive and not tasty. Steak was ok. Sides ok. Service was great. But $500 meal just ok.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unparalleled service to the level of the best west coast beach front restaurants!
  16. HA

    HeatherA

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Phenomenal from beginning to end!
  17. DS

    DiningStorey

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and good
  18. MM

    MorganM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best meal and service I have had to date. I absolutely plan on coming back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here to surprise our mom for her retirement celebration and the staff were incredible. They made her feel extra special and it made her celebration dinner such a memorable night. And of course the food was in a different class. Was drawn in by the 45 day dry aged steak but damn - best lamb Ive ever had. Moms favorite of course was all the bread they gave her and surprisingly the gifted tomato salad. Overall she is still raving about the unforgettable service from this amazing team.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we walked in, we felt welcomed. Beginning with the two lovely hostesses, they call you by your names and casually strike up a conversation with you as they walk you to your table. Maintaining engagement and enthusiasm, this is not your typical “here’s your table” kind of service. We had multiple servers, runners and waiters tending to our every need. Luke, who was our main server was nothing short of phenomenal! He made our visit so enjoyable and pleasant. From the food recommendations to the lovely conversation and story telling. The food was also spectacular, makes me wish I would’ve had the pleasure to meet the master minds behind all that amazing cuisine. My friend and I have made Knife & Spoon our new tradition for every Orlando visit. Thank you everyone for the most enjoyable experience.
  21. c

    cookingconnie

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Very expensive and décor unattractive. Pretentious..
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    Food and service was amazing. Lighting was extremely bright for dinner and felt like we were eating in a dining hall. Noise was so loud I was hoarse at end of evening just talking with my husband at dinner .
  23. BA

    BrandonA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We ate at Knife and Spoon Jan 14th, my first experience eating at a michelin started restaurant and one of many that my girlfriend has dinned at. The atmosphere was good, the restaurant is beautiful. The wait staff was impeccable. Some of the food was top tier, but to our disappointment the $190 steak we ordered was not. I ordered the 32oz bone in ribeye 60 day aged at medium rare, but when it arrived it was charred on the bottom and the center was cooked to medium well. The outside edges were well and the steak itself lacked salt, tasted bitter from the char on the bottom, and was surprisingly chewy. It was truly a disappointment! We had these reservations for weeks and that was what I was looking forward to the most. Now, beyond the steak... The Hamachi was excellent, the breads were amazing, the lobster was very good yet on edge of being chewy. The Mac and cheese was delicious, the pureed potatoes were the best I've ever had, and the mushrooms were stiff and undercooked, but the flavor was good. We had 4 different mixed cocktails between us and every one was spectacular. When I showed the maitre d the center of the steak and the char at the bottom, she immediately apologized and offered for the kitchen to cook me a fresh one. I declined because it takes 45 mins to cook and at that point we were there for almost an hour and a half. She did remove the steak from the bill and then apologized, inviting me back for the opportunity of redemption which I do appreciate. All in all, the experience was a let down but there were glimmers of their true potential. I'm not sure if I'll ever come back, but it's a possibility. The wait staff was exceptional and we tipped 25% including the price of the steak that was removed because of the exceptional hospitality. I spent 8 years in the restaurant industry when I was younger, everything from James beard award winning Norman Van Akens 1921 to small upscale French and Italian restaurants... Steak should have never been sent.
  24. CC

    CoreyC

    Las Vegas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect experience from the bar while waiting on our table to the time we left. Service was impeccable as was the food!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Unbelievable service, The fillet melt it in my mouth
  26. L

    Lynnn

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very lovely offering, service, environment Would definitely dine here again Very special
  27. BH

    BrianH

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Ambiance is extraordinary— although be prepared that as the room fills it does get quite lively / energetic / loud. Avoid the kimchi creamed spinach unless you enjoy fermented kimchi cabbage / Korean being mixed into your creamed spinach. It tastes nothing like steakhouse creamed spinach. Be forewarned. Portion sizes are quite small yet are presented well. Service is over-the-top helpful … almost interruptive. Expect 25 or more interactions with various service staff during your meal. I was there on my own; but if I had I been there for a date night, I would have asked for more privacy.
  28. AA

    AmyA

    Houston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable! Two years in a row we have celebrated our anniversary at Knife and Spoon and it is flawless. Worth every penny. The food is exquisite, service is impeccable and every details is sheer perfection! Go experience this jewel!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and drink. You won’t be disappointed.
  30. F

    Frenchman

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty, delicious steaks. Wine list could use a few more choices (Pinot Noir ?)
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    We were seated at a high top table directly in front of the open kitchen. This made the noise level very high. My daughter ordered the chicken which came out less than done. First we were told that it was fine. I then called them back and said it was not fine and needed to be taken back. They took it back except one leg that they left on the table. When they brought it back it had been cooked more. It was not a new properly cooked chicken. It was still raw as the pictures show. My steak, a 30 day dry age strip steak, was cooked properly but was fatty. Not marbled. It was fatty and had a lot of gristle. The sides were excellent. We had Mac and cheese, mushrooms and potatoes. My son had fish and it was also excellent. My wife had the Gnocchi. It was excellent. My daughter (2nd daughter) had pasta dish and it was excellent We also had 4 oz of A5 Wagyu and it was the highlight of the meal. Excellent All in all it was not what I expected from a 1 star Michelin restaurant. The chicken was most disappointing. The steak was average at best.
  32. DD

    DanD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was not only the best meal I've ever had but also one of the best overall experiences in my life. The entire staff was so incredibly welcoming and nice. The food was perfect. I wouldn't have changed a thing about that night. If you're anywhere near the area of this restaurant you MUST get there for dinner.
  33. CF

    ChrisF

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Drove from Boca Raton for dinner.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent! The only draw back was the cocktails for the pairing menu. One was so strong I couldn’t drink it without getting sick, one was not a good combination of flavors and the last was so bitter it ruined the last entree entirely. All other aspects, presentation, tidiness, helpfulness we’re all outstanding! Will definitely return, but will not order from the bar.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The service was absolutely spectacular! Our M’D. was exceptional in every aspect of service along with his team, and he knew every element of every dish and was able to discuss how they interact with each other and your palette. He surprised me with a great death of knowledge of specific regions when I inquired. I would note that the vintage we selected was not what was brought, but fortunately the vintage offered was a superior year. We were surprised by a complementary amuse bush and later by a grapefruit intermezzo. We designed a 4 course meal (now a 6 course compliments of the chef) which in most part was executed to perfection. Unfortunately, our entree (a bone in aged ribeye that we chose to share) though cooked to our requested temperature, was just disappointing. It simply had no flavor. Perhaps blame the cow, as the chef deserves high praises. There simply wasn’t much marble, and even at medium rare, it was tough. As to every other course, they were absolute perfection! I would suggest that the room layout is odd, but that is a personal thing. I was seated along a glass wall, where the outdoor lighting on the path way was neglectfully off at night, which allowed the parking lot in all its glory to shine in the background of my beautiful spouse. If you are in need of a sharp steak knife, this isn’t the place for you.
  36. JR

    JensR

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Food really good. Servers very kind, but not too knowledgeable. A bit of talk about wine or cheese and they turned it into general comments leaving a clear indication that they know nothing more. Basically a spot with high ambition, a high price level, and unable to deliver at that level. Never ever worthy of a Michelin Star. That must simply have been given by mistake.
  37. EM

    EdgarM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food was great, but the pasta was exceptionally good!
  38. BB

    BigBoyDiningOut

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5
    Either the cooks are resting on their laurels or it was a horribly off night. They must have had a heads up when Michelin was coming. I can assure you Michelin were not served the low quality food I received. The pic I am attaching is my $36.00 king crab app. It’s on a plate at my house. Full review coming
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good service and environment
  40. EL

    ELee

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated for our daughter’s anniversary and we were all satisfied with all the foods and service. Thank you for making our event memorable.

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Knife & Spoon is rated 4.5 stars by 691 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 times today
Google Map for Knife & Spoon

4012 Central Florida Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32837

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    I Drive / Sand Lake

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Bar Daily 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steak, Seafood, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Tesar

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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