Durant's

Durant's

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.durantsaz.com/
  • Phone: 6022645967
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Smoking Area (bar only), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Virginia
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet service located behind the restaurant, allowing entry to our famous back door entrance.
A word from Durant's
Durant's is a legendary 58 year-old tradition of great steaks, fine wines, and heavenly desserts. Enter through the famous back kitchen door for classic steakhouse dining.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Durant's reviews from OpenTable diners
210 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (159)romantic (95)notable wine list (83)neighborhood gem (82)fit for foodies (69)good for groups (39)vibrant bar scene (28)great for lunch (26)hot spot (24)late-night find (19)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (3)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • price of a night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Had not been to Durant's in almost [2] years. The service was fine. The menu was interesting. The prices were out of sight. I can not see taking my family back for that one reason.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Contistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Never had a bad meal here. Steaks are cooked perfectly. Better than Donovans, Flemings, and Capital Grille. Need to go back to Mastro's City Hall in the near future to compare the steaks. Those are my top 2 places.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    A total classic gem. Thank you for a perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Friday night dinner in the bar area. Great! Very attentive service by everyone. Our waiter Robert was delightful. The food was delicious. I had the lamb chops which were superb, as usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Aleays a very good experience. I am never disappointed
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The busboy deserves a raise
    Bhurgh
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The atmosphere was comfortable and had an old-school speakeasy feel to it. The food was well prepared (steak was cooked exactly as ordered) and each course was delivered in a timely fashion without feeling rushed. One of the best experiences was actually delivered by the 'busboy'. This guy was always busy, but never interruptive, diligently clearing dinnerware and refilling water glasses as needed - he appeared to be the hardest working employee in the establishment. Overall service was decent and kitchen staff greeted us on entry and thanked us on exit. A little bit pricey, but it will not stop me from returning. Would be 5 stars but our waiter seemed distracted and not as attentive as you would expect in a restaurant of this type.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    JudgeVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    OUR TIME AT TABLE 6 IS ALWAYS GREAT. FOOD CONVERSATION AND joy IS ALL PART OF DURANTS
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best steakhouses in the valley.
    Angelvishn
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    My husband and I enjoy trying new places in search of a good filet. But for special occasions, we will resort to going to Durants. That is because we know they never let us down with their filet. It's on the top of my list as the best steak restaurant in the valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I had never heard of your WONDERFUL restaurant until recently -- LOVED IT LOVED IT LOVED IT!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food & service
    BobFromOhioVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Durant's is very old-school in decor (wood, red velvet, and leather), but with the amusing touch that diners enter through the kitchen (yes, you read that right)! On the Saturday night we visited, the clientele was mixed, mostly couples and small groups of friends. Our server Chris was quite professional, helpful, and attentive without being intrusive. My wife and I started our meal with the calamari, then small house salads However, the stars of the evening were the excellent end-cut prime ribs. Without a doubt these were among the BEST prime ribs we have ever had -- dense, well-trimmed, juicy, and flavorful -- served with baked potatoes and both plain and creamy horseradish. Durant's also has an excellent wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Ruby near the city.
    AuBuRnDiNeR
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This is an absolutely magnificent resturaunt. The ambiance is impeccable. The food is the best I've ever had in Phoenix. Everything from the appitizers to dessert was a new and wonderful experience to the pallet. I will be taking my wife here for every anniversary!!!! If you've never been here it's an absolute ruby that you must try on.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Standard...Bit Pricey
    Dawnb
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    It was a long time since my current visit to Durant's. I was glad that the ambiance was exactly as I remembered it (red velvet wallpaper). The food was excellent, wonderful flavor and made to order. Service was attentive with a sense of humor. Every bite was enjoyable. If you are looking for a quite romantic spot...I would not recommend "It was very loud and vibrant, tables were very close. With all that said...I met two nice couples celebrate their anniversary, I enjoyed every bite, every sip of my wine and it was worth every dollar spent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    yumyum
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I had the bone-in rib eye steak and it was cooked to perfection!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food, Good Drink, Great Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The best liver and onions I have ever had. The service was excellent, the food was great and the drinks kept flowing. We all have a great time.....just remember you get what you pay for.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great old phoenix ambiance!
    Cdrgolf
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great food and impeccable service. A wonderful lunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversary dinner
    giraffelover
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We made a reservation, but because of traffic we were going to be late. I did call to let them know and they said no problem. We went ahead and had drinks at the bar with our favorite bartenders, John and Gail. They are the most perfect drinkmasters. Our service was wonderful and I'm sorry I don't remember his name, we sat in the bar area, may have been Andrew or Andy
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great date night
    twood
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We've been before and always enjoy it! Food is great, drinks are great! We always end up having a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter does not show respect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The waiter did not acknowledge me at all until the end. I brought my dad here for his birthday. He is naturally older than myself so the waiter spoke directly to him and addressed him with respect. He called my dad “sir” and complimented him on all of his dinner choices. I didn’t get any respect until he saw I was the one paying the bill. Then the server spoke to me for the first time that night. Even my father noticed how rude he was. I gave Durants more stars because the food was very good and cooked well. While expensive, my father appreciated the time out. I would not go there again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wRXCherry
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The bar is a fantastic neighborhood joint that makes an exceptional hand made drink before dinner or just to hang out with friends. We got out table quickly. Fantastic service. Our server was genuine, personable, and always there when needed, but not a pest. The ambiance is like taking a step back in time at an East coast joint. The menu is small but everything is perfectly prepared. Everything on the menu is worth trying at least once.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We went here for dinner mostly because the place is a landmark and my friend hadn't ever eaten there. Everything was good, and I would have rated it higher if it hadn't been so expensive. The best menu was the wine list -- great choices at surprisingly reasonable prices. Quirky entrance from the valet parking stand -- you walk through the kitchen. Nice that the workers there nodded and smiled, and thanked us for coming in when we left.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Food
    DodgeballMama
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It was an all round amazing dining experience. We went for our Anniversary and it was also Restaurant Week. The potato bacon soup was great - loved the steak. I live the relish tray they give you in the beginning too..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Legendary steak house who's bark is louder than its bite! I had always wanted to visit Durants and did so this Friday evening. A split of Taitinger and oysters got us at started. Then I had a filet and my date had the scallops. The food was very good. Service for a place like this left something to be desired. $200 dollar dinner does not go down well when accompanied by less than stellar wait staff. Not sure if I would return. There are too many other options for this calibre of resto .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Binbiker
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Everything was great from the food to the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing steak
    tinkerbell
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    So tasty and perfect, the steaks here are the BEST! and that bread with artichokes is addictive!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RW99
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    T-bone was 1/2 thick tasty but not impressed for the price of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Night Out!
    bdaycelebration
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My boyfriend and I went to dinner to celebrate his 30th birthday. Our server's name was Cory. We were surprised at how delicious and perfect the food was. The service was outstanding - the courses were served at the perfect time, our wine glasses were never empty (same for water), and our steaks were cooked to perfection. The ambiance was perfect for a romantic celebration. My only complaint is that it was cold where we were sitting and the table was a little difficult to get situated under, meaning the base of the table took up all of the foot room!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The old stand by
    Duckmen
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Always delivers, great food great service great restaurant! When in Phoenix the number 1 gotta go place.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great service and great food
    RonaE
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I came here for restaurant week. Our waitress, Natalie, was great, even though she was kept busy taking care of other tables. She made sure to check back with us every so often. Food was spectacular! My only issue was that we were seated in a corner by two big groups so it wasn't as quiet and romantic as I hoped for.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    SrCitizen
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was absolutely prepared to perfection. The service was warm, friendly, personal, even though it was restaurant week. It took a little too long to get our check, but that was very understandable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great special events
    Tommy
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Had special family in from out of town. We wanted to show a taste of old ambiance of Phoenix with great food. No one was disappointed. All had steaks and one of those was the restaurant week special. I can't really say anything other than we sought excellence we received excellence and we had a memorable evening. It was well worth the price. Expect it when you want to splurge. Durants is an excellent dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a little sub par on all fronts
    boobah
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    have been to Durant's on numerous occasions and always superb on all fronts. not sure if because of restaurant week or what but got squeezed into little tiny corner between a party of six who got all the attention from our server and another table where we had about 6 inches to squeeze through. I noticed everyone coming or going complaining about the same thing. The t-bone was tough and overcooked but the dessert was great. will always return to Durant's but this visit was stressful and underwhelming.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Steak
    JDFoodlover
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was an excellent restaurant and I was very happy with the food and service. I can honestly say this was the best steak I've ever had and the meal overall was excellent. I will definitely be returning in the near future. One piece of advice, the noise level seems to vary considerably throughout the restaurant. We were seated next to a large group so it was likely louder than most the restaurant but not in an off-putting manner. Still, this something to keep in mind when planning a dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    MsDi
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Another outstanding dining experience. I love this restaurant for special occasions. The food is always perfect and the service great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    A Phoenix treasure. Food is outstanding! If you like "old school" dining, this is the place to go. You enter through the working kitchen and immediately know this is something special. It can be a bit loud, but never overbearing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Resting on laurels.
    Snuzzie
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My steak was perfect. Side dishes left room for improvement. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Landmark
    savadog
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I love this resturant that has been here for so many years. When I was younger and could only afford it for special occasions with a group of friends I used to love to come for lunch and observe all the "movers and shakers" in the business community do their two martini lunches. to be back so many years later having lived in Napa where the culinary cuisine is outstanding on all levels, I so enjoy coming back to Durant's and finding the same level of ambience and service I experinced in my 20's and now in my 60's, that meets and or beats Napa on many levels.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Almost cut with a fork
    primetimediner
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The Durant's Debris appetizer and the prime rib were so tender they could be cut with a fork. Beware of the horseradish, it's some of the most potent I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Durant's Never Disappoints!
    JennPhoenx14
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We celebrated my Father's 87th birthday at Durant's and, as usual, the food and service were fantastic! The portions are large and the server timed our meal perfectly. Durant's is one of our favorites in our family and it is my Father's favorite restaurant!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another Great Experience!
    trowlan
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Love the atmosphere, staff, and most importantly the food!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Durant's still delivers...
    Smsdad
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Same great food, excellent service, great drinks. Durant's stays with what they do best and they continue to do it incredibly well... A limited menu of meat and some seafood. Steaks are excellent and cooked perfectly, the prime rib is as you order it, the pork chops are excellent and the seafood is incredibly fresh. Our table enjoyed sweet well cleaned oysters and gigantic shrimp cocktail. The waitress was right on top of things, new the menu inside and out and never let a drink go dry. Made all the right recommendations. This is not an inexpensive proposition but worth it and no rushing to show you the door. By the way, try anything with the house made cocktail sauce and special horseradish. An experience....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate