Devon Seafood Grill - Philadelphia
Ist timeDevon was recommended to me by a close friend. It was everything that we wanted. Our waiter was the best waiter I think I have had in over 40 years of fine dining. The guy was awesome.....and we commented how great it was to be served by someone that really knew his job, ie: the specials, wine list and different fish on the menu. He was awesome. Food came out timely, was fresh, and a great presentation.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly RecommendI took my Dad to Devon Seafood Grill as a departure from the restaurant chains and food that he's grown accustomed to. The service was great, I was really pleased with the atmosphere and the architecture of the restaurant. Each course was amazing and our waitress was attentive and polite throughout the evening despite it being a very busy evening.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect first time experience!First... By mistake and no glasses on I unscribed by mistake. I would like to be on this website. 2nd I picked this rest. For my husband's birthday & I am so happy I did. Everything was great... Loved our waiter, food great and our table in a perfect spot.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFor Tuna LoversGreat seared Tuna. I have it every time I go. A must try for Tuna Lovers.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat seafood restaurantFood and service were both excellent. Very vibrant place to eat.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMDevon is a gem!I am a foodie, and gave been dining at Devon for years. This past Sunday, when the weather was virtually perfect, I had an exquisite meal while overlooking a wonderful sculpture exhibit/sale on Rittenhouse Square. The Opah and lemon risotto could not have been better. It is often difficult to get Opah on Hawaii, but Devon had it in spades - and they really know how to prepare it perfectly. Can't wait to go back.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat birthday celabrationGood times, great service , the oysters, the cerviche and fish were excellent6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food - noisy!We've been to this restaurant several times because of the Char-Ahi Tuna and excellent Calimari. The noise level is borderline deafening. Can't hear the waiter and can barely hear conversation at the table. Other than that, its a great place.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat serviceWe went on a day with miserable weather, traffic delays split our arrival times, last person arrived 30 minutes late to our reservation. Service was great, very accomdating to our arrival. Food was very good, served hot, portions were very large. My only (minor) foodie critique is the draft beer list is short, had to muddle through with a black and tan...6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMBest seafood in PhiladelphiaVibrant spot with best seafood in Philadelphia and a wide variety of fresh choices. Great for larger sized groups and business dinners.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMdelicious, fresh, well prepareddelicious, fresh, well prepared sea food. service friendly and efficient.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExceeded My ExpectationsThe location is prime and loaded with restaurants . Having never been to Devon I didn't know what to expect and the choice was made by a local I was meeting for lunch. I arrived first and was given the choice of upstairs or downstairs. It made no differance to me , I thought, but was promptly shown to a prime table upstairs with a view of the park. What made it special was that it was al fresco dining without actually being outside, The windows/doors along the street completely open so that you can be inside with the airconditioning yet have the feeling of being outside.
The food was delicious- chowder soup nioce and hot.- pretzel crusted trout-tender and tasty- key lime pie- large portion and just the right amount of tang.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeDevon never disappoints dinner was wonderful. So glad I found Devon a few years ago. If you like fish Devon is the place quality can not be beat.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding WaitressOur waitress, Karima, was outstanding. She was very attentive and courteous. All of our requests were met. I will definitely come ack to Devon.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMCould be better...Halibut great..
Snapper, baramundi frozen and soft..
This restaurant should sell only WILD fish !!!!
Kumimoto oysters were the smallest i have ever seen..
If necessary charge more but buy larger ones...5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDevon - Rittenhouse standoutDevon Seafood Grill - bar, restaurant, outside seating - a special place on Rittenhouse Square. The service was impeccable, the fish outstanding. Whetehr in the bar, in the vaulted diningroom or outside, great venue. From the biscuits to the daily seafood specials, Devon takes great pride in their menu and deservedly so. We were seated immediately, per our reservation, even on a busy Friday night, and had no wait before being asked about water and drinks. After appetizers (roasted duck flatbread and tuna tartare), we enjoyed the sockeye salmon and opakapaka (pink snapper) with grilled artichokes and yukon gold potatoes. Every plate left the table clean. We'll be back on our next trip to Philadelphia.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat DateI finally found a girl that likes good/real seafood and she loved our date at Devon. We transitioned from the dining room to a sidewalk table for after dinner drinks watching passersby on the Square. An absolutely fantastic night out.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat SeafoodAnother visit to the city for some great seafood. We were celebrating my son's birthday. Meals were tasty and our waitress was excellent. We enjoyed the restaurant very much.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent server and food!Our waitress Katherine was so amazing! Nothing was a problem and she just couldn't have been more efficient and sweet and vivacious.
I had a happy hour martini with gin and cucumber that was delicious. The salmon flatbread and mussels were both outstanding, and at $6 each, they were an unbeatable value. We shared a nice piece of halibut that was served grilled, with grilled asparagus and yummy apple slaw that was ideal for my diet. And they split the dish for both of us.
And those rolls.......had to go off my diet for them!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was my third time visitingThis was my third time visiting your establishment. I enjoyed the meal. Your crabcakes are delicious. The only issues I has were slow service and atmosphere. My date and I were seated next to a large party. There were three tables put together and it appeared that the tables were squeezed into the aisle. This caused a problem with walking space and the servers were continually squeezing between our table and the party. Additionally, it caused a high volume of traffic at my table so there was NO privacy. This was an important night to my date and me and this issue of privacy was important to me.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThoroughly enjoyable mealGreat place to celebrate a special occasion. The restaurant has that center city feel while still being family friendly. The mahi mahi was delicious both blackened and grilled. The lobster mac and cheese is a must-try dish.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent stuff!Great service/food/atmosphere. Priced somewhat high but worth every penny!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWent with friends who hadWent with friends who had never been and we all really enjoyed our meals!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMtoo noisynoise level needs to be addressed...detracts from the dining experience.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat as usualI have been to Devon a few times and have always had a great experience. The fresh seafood choices are fabulous, as are the fun-to-share appetizers. Love this restaurant.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDevon dining outside normal hoursHad a lovely meal, sharing side dishes, an appetizer, and some soup with a friend. All was very well prepared -- the mussels in particular were tender and free of grit-- lovely! Service seemed a little slow at first -- maybe because they were changing shifts. Best of all, we had to meet at 4 pm and Devon was already serving dinner -- which was great. I will be back. My ambience rating is there because it was required. We were eating so early that there was hardly anyone else there, so both ambience and noise level were difficult to judge.5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMmaximai had such a great experience at devon's for mothers day.my server and the whole experience was just great.i would come back to devon's again and dine5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Good!Went for Mother's Day Brunch, reservation was for 11:15 and we were seated right away.
Had a delicious bloody Mary and Eggs Benedict with smoked Salmon, portion was perfect and everyone else enjoyed their food too.
Andre our waiter was on point, friendly and knowledgeable!
Would go again, love the ala carte brunch for mother's day...I never do a buffet.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day DinnerOur mom had a wonderful time. We have yet to be disappointed with a dinner at Devon's. The food was delicious - especially the grilled Atlantic salmon and the crab cakes. My mom was torn between getting the steak or the salmon; I recommend a steak and salmon combination be added to the menu. The vanilla creme brûlée was a delicious ending to the meal. Thank you for a wonderful Mother's Day experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent brunch-spot for Moms Day!My family and I took my mom here for Mother's Day brunch after we participated in the Komen Mother's Day Race for the Cure at the Art Museum. The service was quick and very friendly, the food was absolutely delicious, and it was comfortable yet still gave the feel to my mom that we were spoiling her a bit. This is my second time here, first time for brunch, and I would definitely make a return trip! We may be making Devon a Mother's Day tradition in my family :)5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGood not great on Mother's DayWe went for Mother's Day brunch. Had a sampling of oysters which were delicious. Had the salad with fresh grilled salmon. Asked for it med-rare, it arrived well done. It had already taken long enough, so I didn't send it back. Daughter got tuna tartare and loved it and my wife got and enjoyed the swordfish - which was important! We then ordered one slice of carrot cake to split. After a long wait, our waiter came back to tell us they were out of carrot cake and it would be ten minutes before they would have any more. So we decided to pass and asked for our bill - which took more than 10 minutes to get, ironically enough. Been here before and will go back, but was disappointed with this visit.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Meal, Nice SettingMy wife and daughter had dinner overlooking Rittenhouse Square. It was a beautiful evening and the meal was outstanding. My daughter and I got the tuna (Medium Rare), and my wife got the mixed seafood grill. All were amazing. The tuna may have been the best I have ever had, and I eat it often! I would highly recommend the Devon Seafood Grill.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMRepeat BusinessThis is the second time I have opted for this restaurant when visiting Philadelphia. The food is reliably good and the service is great. There is something for everyone on the menu whether seafood or steaks. Good business dinner restaurant.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service are alwaysFood and service are always exceptional at the Devon! Always a welcoming environment.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways dependable for goodAlways dependable for good fish and good service. Very noisy when crowded but that's not unusual for popular restaurants. Looking forward to going back.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMPhilly Must-HaveDevon is like an upscale Steak House, but with fresh daily seafood instead. The sides are steak-house quality...the appetizers are tantalizing & intriguing. The warm biscuits are a melt-in-your-mouth welcome to dinner, but I wanted them offered more than once.
The Wine List/Cocktail selections were extensive and innovative. Reservations are a must...and we went twice in 5 days!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMDeanna was the best server!Very professional and knowledgable, while accommodating my time constraints vs the rest of my group. Food-wise- you can't go wrong with the crab cakes!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome.So delicious. Way too expensive for anything besides a really special occasion.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistent as always.We've had lunch & dinner here a few times; one of the few we like to visit; the food is always well prepared, flavors are complementary and well thought of for choices; service is courteous & friendly; a repeat customer.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I came to theMy wife and I came to the Devon Seafood Grill for our anniversary. We had a fantastic time, the food was outstanding. For our appetizer we had the shrimp cocktail and the Pemaquid muscles, both were excellent. For the main course my wife had the seafood mixed grill and I had the NY Strip and lobster mac and cheese, she said the crab cakes were the best she has ever had and my strip was cooked perfectly rare and was incredible. Our server Carol could not have been better, attentive, engaging and who we will be asking for again on our next visit.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect place to meet friendsPerfect place to meet friends and have a leisurely lunch or dinner. Food is fabulous (lobster rolls, lobster cobb salad to die for!)Servers don't rush you and they have great wines.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA 5 star experienceNever have we had better service and food. We took family there for the first time, all are from New York and are used to New York restaurants, and all were delighted with Devon Sea Food Grill. The one drawback is the noise level, which is due to the architecture, but the high arched ceilings and brickwork are so interesting that we didn't mind the noise.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything associated withEverything associated with the food and drinks and that service was wonderfulThe hostesses definitely need more training.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMTara is a wonderful waitressTara is a wonderful waitress ! Appreciated her do much!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMlove you DevonLove this restaurant. Puts on no pretenses just good fresh food and great staff.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMComfortable Atmospher, friendlyComfortable Atmospher, friendly service and delicious food equals a great restaurant for lunch.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe salmon was very good butThe salmon was very good but undercooked.
The asparagus was thin and stringy
The room was pleasant and not noisy
The under crust on the key-lime pie was doughy. A crushed pecan crust would have been much better. The rest of the pie was quite good.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been to Devon for lunchI've been to Devon for lunch and dinner. There are lots of great choices for the meals, and everything has been delicious. I am definitely going back again.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMA great server=great eveningOur server Deanna was the best! We were celebrating a birthday and she was so attentive, interested and genuinely cared about our evening- just the BEST- and the food was outstanding as we'll...can't go wrong with any seafood choice...4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAvoid the high traffic areaFood was excellent. Service was good, although we would have preferred a little more time between courses. The only negative was the location of our table. My husbands back was in a high traffic area and he was bumped into by other guests going back and forth. The the staff seemed to be able to avoid bumping into him.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM