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WITS Steakhouse, Dallas, TX

WITS Steakhouse

4.0
4
126 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
WITS is a modern steakhouse incorporating inspirations from South Africa. Fresh ingredients, classic favorites, and creative interpretations define a dynamic dining experience.

Anchored in the heart of the Dallas Design District, WITS offers an elevated dining experience in a modern, yet warm setting for the perfect date night, event or just a night out! In addition to regular dining, we also offer a semi-private dining table and a private dining room as well as outdoor seating with a firepit.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (214) 712-9700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Lewis

  • Catering

    Contact wits@argconcepts.com for catering inquiries.

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-Private Chefs' table that will accommodate 10-12 and a private dining room that accommodates seated dinner for 40 or cocktail hour for 60. Please email wits@argconcepts.com for private dining inquiries.

  • Neighborhood

    Design District

  • Cross street

    Oak Lawn Avenue & I-35N (Stemmons Fwy)

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Oak Lawn Avenue & I-35N (Stemmons Fwy)

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can’t wait to go back
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was good. Service was excellent. Pricy.
  3. BB

    BrittanyB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Great customer service , definitely will be back to visit again
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Experience, by far the best steak house my wife and I have ever been to. Food, drinks, and staff were amazing.
  5. DA

    DASHUNH

    Dallas

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Food was not worth the price they charged
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was soooo good and the ambience was even better!!
  8. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great steak and great bar! Would be fun outside when it is cooler
  9. AK

    AKYRAC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Food truck was delayed so we had limited options Reservation was a party of 6 at 8 PM on a Wednesday and it took a 1 hr and 40mins before our Main course was served. About 30-40 min wait on appetizers After waiting for out food for over an hr the waitress comes back and tells us that there's been concussion between her and the kitchen staff and 2 of the items that was order was not available as the waited is explaining this to our table the sweaty manager comes over talking the waiter as if the waiter was incapable of taking care of her customers. His explanation was not needed as he had nothing to offer Vegetables we're overcooked and charcoaled Mashed potatoes and fries were supposed to be truffled and they weren't The kitchens head chest was terribly burned earlier in the day and the bust boy said that why the food was taking so long They only thing good was the sushi and steak. Disappointing experience for my husband’s birthday
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time there for my birthday and it was great. The service was wonderful and the food was really good
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the best time at Wits Steakhouse. The service was impeccable and the food was amazing. I will definitely be coming back.
  12. A

    Amaze

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Terrible and awful! Wish I had better things to say because the front of house staff was great. Greeted nicely, sat at a nice booth. Had congratulatory champagne due to the fact that it was our anniversary. But things went downhill after that. Our sushi tasted like it was bought at a grocery store and served to us with zero taste. I’m talking not even any salt or rice vinegar in the sushi rice. Then ordered the delmonico, truffle mushroom ravioli and truffle mashed potatoes. The steak came out cold. When we told the manager he said he could cook it more… but we had asked for a medium steak that was ordered sliced. Let’s be real if it was put back on the stove, it would have come back out like rubber on a tire. So that solution was not a solution at all and we politely declined. The mashed potatoes we ordered, were Mac n cheese instead, so had to wait on them to correct that. My husbands drink had to be made 3 times. I never got my ginger ale until I asked the bartender to get it for me. The whole experience ruined our anniversary. Our first wedding anniversary. Save your money, go to literally anywhere else to eat.

    WITS SteakhouseResponded on May 17, 2022It is with my sincerest apologies that we let you down on this most important night. We will address these issues with our team immediately. We strive to provide an exceptional dining experience for all of our guests. Once again, my sincerest apologies that your expectations for your anniversary dinner were not met.

  13. RH

    RyanH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Went for our sons 16th birthday. Hostess didn’t smile, hardly greeted us. Sat down and we’re politely greeted by our server. Then that was it…food came out at different times, never got our family style mashed potatoes, drinks stayed empty, table was never bussed, and no dessert offered. All for $400, laughable. Manager never came by and even looked at the table full of empty dishes on his way by and did nothing. There was NOTHING good about this place. Never ever go here

    WITS SteakhouseResponded on May 17, 2022Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this feedback. We will address these issues with our team immediately. It is with my sincerest apologies that your dining expectations for your son's 16th birthday dinner were not met. We strive to provide all of our guest with an exceptional dining experience. I am sorry that we missed the mark on many levels with regards to your experience with us.

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    I was hesitant to book our dinner based on the reviews I had read, but went ahead because of the South African connection. The Waygu meatballs were amazing so I was excited for the rest of our meal. I got the halibut and my husband got the rack of lamb. My halibut was warm but had no flavor. The vegetables were on the cold side. The lamb was cooked nicely but the vegetables were cold. When my husband mentioned this to our waiter he said Oh and walked away. No apology or offer to correct. The hottest dish we got was a side of cream spinach. It had obviously just come right out of the oven. We decided to skip dessert and go elsewhere.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    just nowNEW I was really looking forward to this dinner. Unfortunately, it missed the mark on several levels. Firstly there was confusion on who was serving us which was uncomfortable. Service was slow. My drink eventually arrived with one small cube of ice in it and I had to ask for more. Everything seemed rushed. When our starters arrived, our calamari was over fried to a dark brown, and the lobster bisque was luke warm. We were still eating our starters and the waiter was rushing us to order our mains. We wanted to order lamb kebabs and were told its no longer a menu item, even thought its still printed on the menu. My friend ordered spaghetti bologneise which looked like cheese sauce mixed with a few pieces of meat and cold. My husband's cod was served on dry vegetables with a piece of lettuce stuck to the bottom on the fish. The meal was very disappointing to say the least, especially for the price they charge. Our waiter did try make up for the slow service and offered us complementary cheese cake which was probably the best tasting part of the meal. Save your money and go somewhere else. 

    WITS SteakhouseResponded on May 15, 2022Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this feedback. I apologize that your dining experience, food quality, and service failed to meet your expectations. We never want to have our guest feel rushed with their dining experience. We will address these issues with our team immediately. We strive to provide all of our guests with a memorable dining experience. I am sorry that we missed the mark last night for you and your guests.

  16. JS

    JackS

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent. A little loud. Food portions perfect. +++

    WITS SteakhouseResponded on May 17, 2022Thanks Jack! We look forward to seeing you back soon.

  17. YF

    YoshakaF

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    My family and I were only able to order from the Mother's Day pre-selected menu. At the end of the day the last two family members were only able to order the only meal items that were left from the pre-selected menu: 1st crab cakes, 2nd wedge salad, 3rd salmon, and 4th cake. They were basically forced to pay for a meal that was not of their selection. The portion sizes were a bit smaller than expected.
  18. K

    Katelyn

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Sides were cold & not thoroughly cooked. We also ordered a strip steak & that is definitely not what we were given. After bringing this issue to management’s attention, we were told “I’m pretty sure it was a strip” & were charged for something we did not order. Would not recommend going
  19. a

    abnrgrfoodie

    Dallas

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    The reason for the evaluation is the place was literally dead considering the decor & service by the bartender Angel. I would have rated the food higher however, the salad portion was minuscule vs. the entree of prime strip and sides being quite delicious. With some investigation I noted they opened to Valentines weekend not prepared and received some terrible reviews/press. I would recommend some PR/Marketing, upgrade some hires and make the ambiance more lively to attract not just a larger crowd but a crowd deserving of what has been started.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We didn’t stay or even place a food order. Wanted to love it but left after 1 drink, service wasn’t what you’d expect from steakhouse house dallas. There was maybe 5 other tables at 7:30 and just not a good vibe for a nice date out.
  21. TD

    TobyD

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my parents for their anniversary. Started with the colossal shrimp cocktail - literally like small lobsters - no idea where they can source them that big - and they tasted awesome. Sashimi was all super fresh and melt in your mouth. South African wines I had never heard of (except maybe Ernie Els) were both solid and both bottles were under $100. The mains we had were the halibut - awesome, and the bone in tomahawk - both shared. This prehistoric steak was massive enough to feed all 4 of us without the fish and the flavor was amazing, and cooked medium rare to perfection. Loved how it came pre sliced on a big chopping board. Overall, a fantastic experience.
  22. JP

    JasminP

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitress was great. The food was delicious just like I remembered from the time I experienced in Miami. The atmosphere is much bigger and elegant. I would definitely go back again for brunch.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    The host wasn’t hospitable. The food was good nothings special. For a Saturday night it was not busy at all. When you go somewhere nice you expect a level of service and this place lacks that level of service.
  24. CS

    CaitlinS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for a nice dinner before law prom and they brought out the best service to make us feel special. Fantastic service, the steak was phenomenal, portions were a good size, and the drinks were strong.
  25. B

    Blondie20

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for my birthday and it was amazing! The staff was wonderful and helpful. The food was delicious and it's in a great location for a Friday night in the Design District. I strong recommend giving them a try, you will not be disappointed!
  26. JC

    JesseC

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    Restaurant was empty on a Friday night at 8:30pm. Even though there was no one else in the restaurant the service was much too formal and awkward given the circumstances. While the staff didn’t do anything “wrong” they missed an opportunity to turn a negative (empty restaurant) into a positive by making it a more intimate or interactive experience for us. For a $$$$ restaurant, the experience was ok at best and uncomfortable at worst. Additionally, the food was ok, but certainly not worth the premium they charged. The decor was the highlight of Wits and it’s clear that they had a theme and vision for their interior decor, unfortunately, the same can not be said for the rest of the experience.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience1
    Food and service were very good. Unfortunately the restaurant was very cold. We asked several times to make it warmer without result,
  28. S

    Salted

    Dallas

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Overall a very great ambiance and nice experience. My biggest issue is that they used salt on everything ... salad, garnish tomatoes, starters, entree's etc. I had asked for no salt on my food and it still came too salted for my liking. Crab cakes were amazing and the chocolate pot dessert was excellent! It's a great place to try if you looking for some South African based menu items
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I Enjoyed the food and the service the restaurant is beautiful!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    Food was really good! And I was very surprised about the quality of the seafood! I would not say that the cuisine was bringing anything unique or special The hard part was the vibe and the atmosphere. The music was so low that you could hear other tables. There was no life in the room. Service was good but not stellar which is surprising considering we spent on average $200 per person. They’ve got a lot of work to do on this place to make me wanna come back….
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Terrible service and food
  32. K

    K819

    Dallas

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Food was great and place was spacious at 6:00. Service was lacking but they are all new and I will give a pass. They tried very hard to be accommodating and worked very hard. Everyone abs Everything is new. So you can tell it will get better. We got a ribeye that was very good. Sushi and cocktail seemed over priced
  33. A

    Antonio

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an outstanding meal highlighted by great service. My favorites were the truffle mashed potatoes, the biltong, and the halibut. The steaks are also fantastic, especially the tomahawk. On the drinks, we enjoyed the Lolita and the margarita. I was with friends and found it to be high energy and at the same time spread out and spacious. Overall, a superb evening.
  34. A

    Alishap86

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Entering the restaurant feels very awkward as there is a table right at the door where guests are dining. There was no hostess there initially so we were uncomfortably close to diners. The hostess returns and tells us there are multiple items on the menu that ran out including steaks (at a steakhouse….). Then she asks us if we want her to find out all the items in particular that are out.. to which we reply uhh ya. Then five minutes later she comes back to tell us most of the steaks are out which was frustrating, one because she didn’t even seem apologetic about it and two, they should have informed us before we even came to the restaurant. Since we were there we ultimately decided to stay. When we were seated, we all received different menus. As in, there were different items on each of the menus we received. So again we were wondering what is really available and what is not. When our server told the hostess she laughed and said “oops”. Although the food was good enough, I will Not be returning to this establishment purely due to the extremely uncomfortable encounters we had with this hostess.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible left didn’t even get a chance to order! Nobody knew what they were doing waitress couldn’t even tell me drinks on the menu!!! Horrible experience!!
  36. C

    alexC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The Wits was okay at best. The waiter was very tentative, but the food was definitely a bit disappointing, our sushi roll was not very tasty, the we ordered a Cesar salad that I swear it looked like they just opened a bag of lettuce from the store and bathed it on Cesar dressing the anchovies flavor from the dressing was overwhelming. Then when it came to time to order our main course they didn't have 1/3 of the Steaks on the menu, this was a 6:45pm dinner not like they had ran out of products. One of our drinks the glass had a weird sewer smell,seriously. It definitely looked like they were still doing trial & error things... they definitely didn't have their act together yet. The place is very nice but besides our waiter the over all experience was Meh!!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great for group and celebrations.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Poor service as it was apparently two weeks since opening. Food was very good but pricey. Wait staff unable to answer simple food questions-no recommendations.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very cool spot with lots of potential to be a great restaurant! Our server was excellent- very attentive! Lots of great options on the menu. The chefs sushi roll was very tasty! My only knock - I ordered a dirty martini which took forever to get and the bartender didn’t make it correctly. The server and bartender were nice and made a new one. And lastly, my steak was barely luke warm. Still tasty though. Overall, I think they are still working out some kinks of being a new restaurant, but I would god back at some point.
  40. MZ

    MonteZ

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Apparently all the staff was temp, and I don’t blame them specifically but you cannot run a steakhouse which hills itself as fine dining with temp staff that have no clue what’s going on. Our food came out look warm, the waiter never checked on us once, and it took over twenty minutes to get our check. This is all extremely poor management.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

WITS Steakhouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (214) 712-9700.

WITS Steakhouse is rated 4 stars by 126 OpenTable diners.

WITS Steakhouse does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 4 times today
Google Map for WITS Steakhouse

1628 Oak Lawn Ave 110 Dallas, TX 75207

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Oak Lawn Avenue & I-35N (Stemmons Fwy)

  • Neighborhood

    Design District

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, American

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Oak Lawn Avenue & I-35N (Stemmons Fwy)

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    LGBTQ+

  • Executive chef

    Jeremy Lewis

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Kosher, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (214) 712-9700

  • Catering

    Contact wits@argconcepts.com for catering inquiries.

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-Private Chefs' table that will accommodate 10-12 and a private dining room that accommodates seated dinner for 40 or cocktail hour for 60. Please email wits@argconcepts.com for private dining inquiries.

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