Donovan's - Phoenix
Donovan's - Phoenix

Donovan's - Phoenix

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.donovanssteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: 6029553666
  • Hours of Operation:
    Cocktail lounge opens at 4 pm nightly. Dinner Service begins at 5 pm. Monday-Thursday: 5pm - 10pm Friday-Saturday: 5pm - 10pm Closed Sunday and Major Holidays. Special Holiday Hours may apply.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Thomas Hunyady
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Featuring classic American music, including Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald.
  • Special Events: Donovan's Martini Hour, Monday - Saturday from 4:00 - 8:00pm. We offer complimentary USDA Prime Filet sandwiches from 4:00 - 6:00pm.
    Donovan's also has 8 private dining rooms, for private dining or receptions that can accomodate 8 to 120 guests.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Camelback & 31st
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary valet parking upon arrival.
A word from Donovan's - Phoenix
Donovan's rich and intimate ambience is enhanced by world-class unobtrusive service. The Chef serves 100% USDA Prime beef 100% of the time. Donovan's wine list of over 700 wines features the best the world has to offer.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Donovan's - Phoenix reviews from OpenTable diners
206 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (171)romantic (129)notable wine list (91)fit for foodies (69)neighborhood gem (44)good for groups (37)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (7)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (3)great for lunch (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Steak was great cooked perfectly. Fish was bland and over cooked
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  • Amazing
    DirtyMartini
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Dinner at Donovan's is an incredible experience. I love the 20s ambience and style. Service was exceptional. Steak was cooked a perfect medium, the seafood tower was fresh and the raw oysters were the best I've had in ages. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Great, Service w/ Sarah Rules
    BigKahuna
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food at Donovan's is never in doubt. The corn fed beef and the seared steak delivered to your table is a given. It will be perfect. What made the night was Sarah. She is the lead server and is a rock star. She made every guest feel like you are her only table. It is a team effort but Sarah makes the team. I had the cajun ribeye, and it was the tastiest one ever. The searing of the steak made the exterior cripsy and kept the spices on the steak. The interior was moist and retained the ribeye flavor. Add to it the pan fried potatoes, and you have a memorable dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • So so
    underwhelmedVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We were a party of four. Service was attentive and knowledgeable. Beet salad was fair with 5 small sections of beet and some shredded. Chop salad was the best ordered. Steaks were very good. Two pork chops were tough and overcooked. Prices ridiculous.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My only critique is that we waited longer than usual after we were finished to receive our check. Otherwise it was fantastic as always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spectacular!
    HappyAnniversary
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    First time visitor to Donavan's and now they have a new customer for life. Planned our 20th anniversary there and no regrets whatsoever. Staff was incredible, food equally incredible, experience was unforgettable!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is the best steakhouse that I've had in Phoenix. My wife and I go here when we get the LIVINGSOCIAL deal (2x). We've had the filet both times and were impressed. I've heard the Seafood Tower is a must to order and would like to try next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience
    izbcnusoon
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I took my girlfriend there and she and I were so impressed from the valet who parked our car, too the hostess who walked us to out table, too the excellent professional wait staff. The steak was over the top best cut of meat I've ever had! Compliments to the shelf. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellant Dining Experience
    Revo
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    First time going to Donovan's....It was our anniversary so we wanted to try something new ..that had good food...good wine list and good service..we were very happy with the entire experience..from making reservations online...excellant bartender...the service was excellent...the food was EXCELLANT...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING!
    Doobster
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Every time we go to Donovan's, we are blown away. The service is top notch (thank-you Sarah and crew!), the food is impeccable, the atmosphere is perfect for a quiet dinner for 2, and the cocktails are delicious. This is the way a good restaurant should be. HIGHLY recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Donovan's
    steaksrus
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Classic steakhouse décor and ambiance reminiscent of the old "Cattleman" restaurant in 1960s New York City. The steaks were cooked perfectly and the side dishes were delicious. Donovan's has a friendly, inviting atmosphere, easy access from the street, convenient valet service, and competitive pricing. I would recommend Donovan's to my friends and family.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • LarrySue
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Delicious steaks, great service. Salad was delicious - bread served warm and steaks cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awful service
    angela
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    do not go here if you actually want service to match the price
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  • GREAT DINNING
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    MY DINNER WAS PERFECT I HAD STEAK AND TURF. ALSO I FELT MY SALAD WAS A LITTLE TOO LARGE. MY HUSBAND 'S VEAL CHOP RARE WHICH WAS COOKED PERFECT. I ALWAYS ENJOY MY TIME AT DONOVANS THE STAFF IS GREAT AND FRIENDLY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wedding Anniversary
    kennVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Donovan's is our first choice for those special occasions. This was our 3rd wedding anniversary in a row we dined there. Food and service are always top shelf. We dine 6 plus times a year at this restaurant, and have never been disappointed. We went for the steaks, but once we tasted the lobster tails, WOW, best we have ever had (I am from Boston). Our#1 spot to dine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • kk1102
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Always a great meal at Donovans. Our wait staff was great and gave us plenty of time to chat and look over the menu. Had a great time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OMG Awesome
    Chicago2AZ
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Love going here!! Wishni could eat here ever week!! Start with the seafood tower!! Worth the price!! Had a 16oz ribye and I was honestly the best steak I ever had at a restaurant!! The staff is super friendly and poised to serve!! Will be coming back again and again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Note to chef:
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Steaks were ordered medium, but came raw first time and rare second time. Friends had the opposite happen. Wonderful ambience and quality, but chef needs to get it right the first time!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • To expensive
    DateNight
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The atmosphere was awesome, very quiet, clean and fantastic staff!! The food was good but not amazing for what you pay for it! You are definitely paying for the service!! Steak bland, calamari served with what tasted like tarter sauce, scallops over cooked. Disappointed!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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  • Special night out with daughter
    Carman754
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We had a great experience and our head waiter Jay did an outstanding job, made great wine recommendations and made sure we were taken well care of but not intrusive. We both had the Kansas City Strip special and they were done perfectly and there was just enough time between appetizer and main course delivery. Not very busy for a Friday night which surprised me with the great food and service but it is in the middle of a hot summer so understandable, If you like fine dining and a great wine selection I would give it a 4 1/2
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service & delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Donovan's exceeded expectations! They not only delivered exceptionally prepared food they did it with excellent service and friendliness.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    One of the most delightful, memorable and fantastic dining experiences I've had
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • Disappointed
    megster
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Was REALLY wanting to treat my son to a great night out for his 19th Birthday. The only people I saw hustling were the bus boy and valet. The ambiance was okay, although at the next table were a couple with their 1 year old, moving around the already crowded tables chasing their child. It took our waitress "Sarah" 20 mins. to take our order; 25 mins. to receive our plates, and 15 mins. back to the Chef because each of our $50.00 plus Filet Mignons was undercooked (steak eaters of 3 at $50.00 each)! back. Total fail.
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  • Best Steak in Town
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Cooked to perfection and good portions make this a favorite of mine. Superb for entertaining clients.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Donovan's Review
    Lynn
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We love Donovan's. We took our two best friends to celebrate their birthdays. The food and service were excellent as usual. They even brought us two deserts on the house to help celebrate our friends' birthdays and a piece of cheesecake that they wanted us to sample. It was a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paying for the experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was great, but over priced. You can get the same quality of at other restaurants for around half the price. You pay for the atmosphere and status quo. My wife and I had a wonderful evening and the staff was awesome I would recommend Donovan's.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I have been to many of the fine dining restaurants her in Phoenix since I move here in 2008 and Donavan's is one of my top 3.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great service
    Medic
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My wife and I were visiting Phoenix and found this on a reference page from the Marriott hotel down the street. What wonderful service and fantastic food. I cannot think of a better place for steak or seafood.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food was amazing and it was great service. We had gone before for our anniversary, this time my nephew paid for dinner. The Australian Rock Lobster was the best I have every had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • 5 stars!!
    CaptHammer
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Would definately recommend to anyone looking for a fine-dining restaurant, between the atmosphere, food quality, and outstanding service, this is the best restaurant between Los Angeles and Houston!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • drunknlove
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We walked in and the ambiance was awesome. Dark wood walls, white linen table clothes and soft candle light at the table equals perfect. Our serving team was very help and very enthusiastic about our dinning experience. The entree was good but we have it lacked that over the top taste that one would expect from a higher end restaurant. The dessert however was very good and enough for two to share romantically. Overall it was good meal but a bit price for a good meal. I would recommend this to a friend if they are looking for a pricey meal with great ambiance and very good service.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TJPSurprise
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We celebrated my mother's 89th birthday with family and dinner at Donovan's. Wow, what an awesome meal once again! The service is impeccable and the food simply follows suite. We look forward to the next chance we have to dine at Donavan's where the food and atmosphere is memorable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summer pre fix dinner
    NdngolferVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The filet and blue cheese medallions were very good, and the value was great. Came with a salad, or soup, potato, and cheesecake. So much I had to take the desert home
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Night out
    Foodontarget123
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Always top of the list for wonderful dinning. Quality food and very, very knowledgeable servers.Makes everyone feel at home.
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • kk1102
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We always enjoy our meals at Donovans. Wait staff is very attentive and super nice. Food is always exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • retuning customers
    grayfoxx
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I would eat here a lot more often if it wasn't so expensive. I had a Living Social Coupon so we went there for dinner. The food is excellent; so is the service. But way over priced. Eddie V's in Scottsdale is a good alternative.
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  • Not worth the price
    tnlaw
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Donovan's attempts to be an upscale fine-dining restaurant, but surely misses its mark with the food. The prices are not reflective of the food quality. The Caesar salad was drenched in dressing and the ribeye was smothered in demi glace. Overall the food was bland with little flavor. The crab legs were full of water and tasted as though they had been frozen. The potatoes au gratin were limp and ineffective. Spent $140.00 on dinner for 2 without alcohol. Very disappointed and will not be going back. On the positive side, the wait staff was extremely attentive.
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  • Lovetodine
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    We always have a great experience at Donovan's! Best steak in the state!
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Parents Idea of Fine Dinning
    Richie
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The good and bad is that nothing changes here. It's a very traditional menu that might have been developed 30 years ago. Great steaks. The desserts were uninspired. Boring.
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  • azcowboy
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Don't like places that only have Valet Parking. All items were way overpriced. Was hoping to get Prime Rib. Not on the menue. Went there to impress and i had a Groupon Coupon. My guest was impressed but I wasn't as I I was picking up the tab. Even with a Groupon that gave me a $40.00 discount it was too expensive
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