Great dinner experience!Absolutely wonderful dinner all around! Staff was fantastic and the food was delicious. The entry into the restaurant is notable- not everyday do you get to see the inner workings of a great kitchen.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWish the server had recommendedWish the server had recommended medium rare rather than medium for my filet. It was tasty but dry. Other five in our party enjoyed their meat selection.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food and service.Outstanding food and service. The history of Durants is evident throughout the fine dining establishment.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best In PhoenixWithout question, Durant's is the best in the Valley of the Sun. This is what a steak house models itself after. Ambience, service, drink and food are all the best.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFor dining at it's best.We had heard about Durant's for years, but some reason had not gone. Well, finally for a special occasion we made reservations and were we ever glad we did. From the shrimp cocktail, which was the largest I could remember and served chilled almost perfect with the best sauce; to the hot bread served with a very light sauce. The salad was cold and the dressing very tasty. The entre. The most prefect peice of meat I had ever seen. It was still hot and had the just the right char. The center just the right pink. This cut of meat was a picture of excellence such that I had never known. Will I be back, absolutely! Did my wife have the same experience, yes she did! We left walking on a cloud not even noticing we were leaving through the kitchen!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday CelebrationThis is where my man wanted to go for his birthday....he is a big meat lover and he is always happy here. This place reminds me of the old school steak houses in the midwest... nice relish tray when you sit down, fabulous bread and big meat!
Our waiter Robert is the best!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOld school steakhouse. Eat meat.This is the place that I take people when 1) I want to impress them, if they will appreciate old school, 2) I want a decent traditional cocktail, 3) I want a big steak, and 4) I want to feel transported back into another era. Service here is not fussy, but prompt and effective. Appetizers are traditional steakhouse fare, and well executed. I always get the chicken livers.
Steaks are fantastic, well prepared and generous. (Vegetarians, don't even bother coming here, it won't be pleasant.) Sides are okay, but that's not why you're here.
My 12-year old had not been here before and was duly impressed. I'm probably spoiling him, since I know he's going to want to go back!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA Valley ClassicDurant's is one of my favorite places to have dinner in the valley. My husband and I went for dinner on a Friday night. We made a reservation and were seated as soon as we arrived. We ordered the Calamari for an app which was great only wish was for a little more marinara on the side. I had the Prime Rib and My husband had the New York Strip both were cooked and seasoned to perfection. Although Durant's pricing is above average you do receive a dinner salad and a choice of different potatoes or rice pilaf. Compare to some other steak houses where everything is ala carte. The wine list is extensive and has a little something for everyone. The shining star to our meal was the plain cheesecake which was outstanding.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Steak, great spotHeard thus was a great spot. Upon arrival in parking lot wasn't so sure. Decor inside was a very nice surprise. Meal was exceptional as was service. The steak rocked! Tiramisu was available for dessert- absolutely the BEST we've ever had.
If we return to Phoenix, Durants will be on our list.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great time, food wasHad a great time, food was FANTASTIC! Be sure to leave room for desert, you won't be disappointed.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI usually order the salmonI usually order the salmon and the spinach salad, it is always perfectly cooked. This time I ordered the salmon with the miso glaze, a little too sweet for my taste and the sweet overwhelmed the spicy. Next time I will order without the glaze the salmon was perfectly cooked.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is the best restaurantThis is the best restaurant in Phoenix for meat and seafood. It has been the best for nearly 60 years. It is an institution and everyone needs to dine there at least once in their Arizona experience.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerWe enjoyed a lovely night out! The meal was tasty and the décor lent an air of nostalgia. Prices were quite high, but we expected this. The dessert was on the house, because of our special event. We will return again.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Steakhouse!This is one of the top steakhouses in the Phoenix area. The service is always excellent from the moment you walk in through the kitchen. The servers are very knowledgeable. It is a classy place.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMA classicDurant's met every expectation I had! Food and service were excellent, and the atmosphere...I thought a a young Frank Sinatra would walk in at any moment.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Night OutIf you're looking for a traditional steak house with a classic atmosphere look no further than Durant's! Portions are large and the meat is tender and always cooked correctly to order. The ambiance of the restaurant starts with entering through the kitchen like you're part of the family to then be greeted by a well dressed and high class staff. If you have a chance... go to Durant's!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMNostalgic Anniversary AmbienceWent to Durants for my four year anniversary and had a fabulous time. The kitchen entrance was novel, the service was impeccable, and the food was immaculate. Highly recommended for your next date night or special occasion.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMLobster Mac and CheeseLobster Mac and Cheese was THE best I've ever had!! Another in our group had plain mac and cheese and, sounds simple, but it was so awesome in the flavor, mouth-watering!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!!!This is our go to place for every special occasion. Durants never dissapoints! The food and service is amazing!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful diningGreat old steakhouse atmosphere. A step back in time but done beautifully. Wonderful service and food. Steaks were done perfectly. Our second visit and certainly won't be our last.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA Phoenix StapleAs usual, Durant's was great. We were seated immediately in the area requested. Wait staff was superb. We had a beef steak tomato salad that had tomatoes in it that actually tasted like tomatoes! Real ones. The blue point oysters were as fresh as the ocean and tasted twice as good. Apple cobbler for dessert was the perfect ending. And the martinis? The best in town, bar none.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!I have had evening meals at Durant's numerous times during the past 12 years, as I have been in and out of Phoenix. It has been consistently outstanding in every way. Every dining experience is made to feel like a special event. It is the best of anyplace I've eaten as I have moved and traveled about the past 40 years!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Old School SteakhouseDurant's has all the key ingredients for a good steakhouse, high quality meat, stiff drinks, and great wait staff...Durant's is an old school gem and definitely a must do if you are a fan of steakhouses…5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOld world feeling with redOld world feeling with red flocked wallpaper and dark wood. Red leahter booths are a nice touch.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA FAVORITEJANE AND I HAVE BEEN DINING AT DURANT'S FOR SEVENTEEN YEARS. IT IS ALWAYS ONE THE FINIST RESTAURANTS
IN THE VALLEY. THE FOOD IS FABULOUS; THE SERVICE IS ALWAYS GREAT. THE COMFORT IS JUST WHAT WE WANT
IN A FINE RESTAURANT. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. WE WILL ALWAYS RETURN.
PAT AND JANE5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMUnlikeRuths Chris of Flemmings trimmings are included in the menu price.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeExcellent food and ambience. Best steakhouse in town.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday DinnerWe went to Durant's for my husband's birthday. What a great dinner. The prime rib was to die for!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe host was quick to addressThe host was quick to address our concerns about our table location and without fuss moved our party of six away from the busy kitchen doors. The evening got better and better as the excellent food was served with attention to each person's particular requests. The Shrimp and Crab Louis Salad was as generous and delicious as ever, and the steaks were divine. Desserts exceeded expectations and the Strawberry Shortcake was especially notable. The whole evening was smoothly handled by our server Ron, who is our favorite! Durant's is at the top of our list for special dining and for impressing out-of-town guests with old Phoenix!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!It's always a pleasure to dine here!! The service is fantastic and the food outstanding!!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDurant's Still Great!We've been dining at Durant's since the early 1970's, and it's still just as good, if not better, than it was back then. The service was impeccable, and the food was outstanding. I had the calf's liver with onions and bacon (it's one of the specialities), and it was prepared perfectly. Our server was excellent, and when I ordered a wine by the glass, she asked if I had had the wine before. When I said "no," she gave me a taste of it to be sure it would be one I liked.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMtimeless classicDurrant's is the best steakhouse in Phoenix and a great place for any occasion.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMA very stable and consistentA very stable and consistent restaurant. It is like stepping back into the 50's and 60's. Walking in primarily thru the kitchen is always great with greeting from the kitchen staff. Nice also having park yourself or valet options. I will return soon to enjoy another fine meal.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMTraditional-Style, Meat-OrientedDurant's is conscious of its historical pedigree, in a town which mostly doesn't have much history. Red-flock wallpaper, semicircular booths, no windows, low ceiling, subdued lighting, busy at lunch time catering to local business people. Many varieties of hamburgers. A bit of sea food. Reminds me of similar-vintage restaurants in Hollywood. Friendly. Don't expect any nouvelle cuisine. In fact don't expect anything nouvelle here!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMIn a recent conversation withIn a recent conversation with my 93 year old step mother, who was born in AZ and has traveled the world, I learned had never experienced Durant's. My wife and I thought it was time. We entered, of course, through the kitchen and arrived for our 5:30 reservation. We were seated in Durant's leather tucked booth and a wonderful experience began....perfect cocktails prior to the most delicious bread served with a covering that made us ask for a second...I swear my step mom ate the entire 2nd order.....Terrific Caesar salads and an order of beef steak tomatoes, entrees of cat fish, linguine w/shell fish and a petite filet exceeded all expectations....5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMconsistantly greatI have been going here for 20 years and it is always a great experience.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA FavoriteDurants is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always delicious, no matter what we order. This time we had seafood . Even though it is a steak house, the fried shrimp were outstanding. The stone crabs were very good. They seem to be running a little small this year. Our friends had lamb chops. They said they were the best they have ever had!!! A salad or soup comes with your dinner. A side also comes with it. It's not cheap, but they don't mickle and dr you for everything. Delicious garlic loaf served and crudte. Can't wait to go back!!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat... as usual!Durant's is a Phoenix institution. It's a classic style restaurant where you know your going to get high quality food and service every time you dine there. The do it right. And remember, always enter thru the kitchen and say hello to the staff!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGolden GemMy wife found this while we were looking for a spot to celebrate a special occasion. This place would not be a place I would pick just on a drive-by survey. However, this was one of the best meals and celebrations I could have imagined. The ambience was astonishing, taking us back 50 years to experience the type of dining they must have experienced. I would highly recommend this spot to anyone. However, don't forget your checkbook, it is certainly worth the price!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMHad the special which wasHad the special which was a flat iron steak salad - delicious. Husband had a turkey sandwich which was good. Service was excellent.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ;anniversaryThey did everything beautifully, food was great and service wonderful. Just wish the prices weren't so high.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always Durant's does itAs always Durant's does it old school! Amazing food, service and ambiance.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLike a throwback in time onLike a throwback in time on the inside. Menu is fairly traditional, but very well done, and the staff is very professional.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMPhoenix landmark. ExceptionalPhoenix landmark. Exceptional food, service and quality - but ooooh, the prices have gone through the roof on steaks! I guess that's because of the rise in beef prices. Hopefully if and when those prices come down the restaurant will adjust their pricing for the customer.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDurants is ALWAYS very good.Durants is ALWAYS very good. Old steak house vibe, superb service.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis steakhouse is a gem!This was our first visit to Durant's and we were very pleased with the quality of the food and service! The menu provides adequate variety without being overwhelming, and all the food we ordered was prepared to perfection! It was refreshing to find a local steakhouse where our salad, vegetables and potatoes were included in the dinner pricing! We did not request a booth for our birthday group, so our initial seating was in the middle of the very busy dining room in very close proximity to other tables and the kitchen. Upon request, they graciously moved our group to a booth which was delightful! Apparently you need to request the booth seating!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMDurant's is a Phoenix classic.Durant's is a Phoenix classic. Very cool, old school kind of place. Had the prime rib, which was perfectly done and very tasty. As was the appetizer and soup. All great. We went at 6 PM on a Sunday and it was packed. And very noisy! The service was really slow due to the big crowd but the server was attentive and we generally enjoyed ourselves. It took us almost 2 hours to get through our meal. At least as the dinner crowd subsided it got much less noisy. I will go back, maybe at an off hour. Enjoy.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy our experienceWe always enjoy our experience at Durant's - one of our all-time Phoenix favorites. The food and drinks were exceptional. Service was timely and caring.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good but $$$$Very good old fashioned steak house but noisy and very expensive. ($40 for shrimp plate)4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointedBecky, as always, is a fabulous server. The food is plentiful, fresh and cooked to perfection. Always willing to work with customer who has a particular dietetic need (or craving). We love dining at Durant's. Never disappointed. Masterful martinis.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AM