Knight’s Steakhouse has a new location downtown, located on the corner of E. Liberty Street and Maynard, in the former Borders space. Fun!
I visited opening week for Friday night dinner. The was packed!
It looks really nice inside – more contemporary than their Dexter Avenue location in Ann Arbor, naturally. I appreciated that the décor was updated but didn’t feel like it was trying to hard to be the cool kid in school. Rather, I would describe the décor as stately, dignified, and elegant. Lots of clean white walls, handsome dark wood tables, and plush studded leather seats. There is a striking bar with a lot of seating located in the middle of the restaurant as well.
Many will be happy to know that the downtown location offers the same stiff drinks. I ordered my signature drink, a Bulleit Rye Manhattan. This is a strong drink, kids.
Familiar accompaniments offered as well, including a complimentary basket of warm, addicting poppy seed rolls.
In honor of the occasion, we both ordered a steak. It only seemed right.
I ordered the Sirloin with fries and a seasonal veggie. Loved the steak, can’t go wrong with fries. The veggies left a bit to be desired, but not many veggies are in season in April, so I’ll cut ‘em some slack.
For the huz, Knight’s “signature cut,” the Cowboy Steak, a 20-22 oz bone-in Ribeye. Fantastic, of course.
Our server was pleasant enough, and seemed to be trying hard, but seemed a little rusty in the world of wait staff. I’m sure with more practice, he’ll shine.
Knight’s offers a great new addition to the downtown area.