Among all the hot, new Lincoln Square restaurants that opened in 2016 is Knife, a steak and seafood spot that serves locally sourced dry-aged beef, fresh fish, and delicious sides. The much anticipated restaurant from chef Timothy Cottini and owner David Byers (Fork) offers a cool, contemporary take on the classic steakhouse with food so good you’ll be running to tell all your friends.
If we were you, here’s some dishes that’d be on our hit list:
The salad selection on the protein-focused menu exceeds all steakhouse expectations. The fresh heirloom tomato and burrata salad with basil pesto, marinated red onions, and basil shouldn’t be missed.
An indulgent appetizer, the rich taste of the foie gras terrine (duck or goose liver made in a mold and steam cooked) pairs impeccably with the sweet seasonal jam and crispy brioche.
A popular english dish, beef wellington consists of a steak filet coated with pâté (a spreadable paste of cooked ground meat and fat) and duxelles (finely chopped mushrooms, onions, shallots, and herbs sautéed and reduced), which is then wrapped in puff pastry and baked. Knife adds a bed of creamed kale and drizzled barolo sauce to make the classic entree its own.
Knife’s signature dish, the 28-ounce dry-aged ribeye is carved table-side and served with the perfect complements: twice baked potatoes and green beans.
Everyone knows one of the greatest things about steakhouses are the sides, and Knife upholds that reputation. Don’t miss the stuffed zucchini with basil, roasted peppers, and parmesan.