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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Durant's reviews from OpenTable diners
215 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (160)romantic (92)notable wine list (88)neighborhood gem (77)fit for foodies (66)good for groups (40)great for lunch (34)vibrant bar scene (27)late-night find (19)hot spot (17)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Old School
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Wood panel walls, red velvet wall paper. I almost waited for Tony Soprano to walk in the door. The service was some of the best, and the food was great. The martini was perfect as well. Walking in through the kitchen was odd for me, but it was a great experience. I like the dark old school atmosphere. Took me back to the 60s. Had a great time.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st time to Durants
    Cme4buxVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Steak had a very good flavor, but 3 out 4 were slightly overcooked. Great old steakhouse atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVED LOVED IT!!!!
    phil
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The steaks were delicious and the prime rib melt in your mouth. service was well trained and gracious. The tough, yellow asparagus ends brought the food score down. The stacked strawberry shortcake for the anniversary couple was creative and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    Puna
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The best prime rib in town, excellent service, Durant's has endured because they continue to deliver a great dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Atmosphere, Average Food
    Sarah
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I have lived in Phoenix many years but never visited Durants. My husband and I went there for our anniversary. The atmosphere was as promised but the food and service were nothing special given the extraordinary prices.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I am a Phoenix native, born in 1956; this was my first visit. The steak and the ambiance were superb. The service was slightly less than one might expect from a restaurant of this caliber, though not a show-stopper.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Durants on Central
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My wife and I have always enjoyed the great service and food at Durants. From the moment you enter you are immediately greeted by friendly faces. The food was excellent and we spent only $130 including tip.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Durants Tradition Continues
    Mickey
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This place knocks the socks off people every time you go. The food is sensational and the ambiance cannot be beaten! I have been going there since 1975 and LOVE IT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You just get better!!!
    halpadt
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My wife and I have been dining at Durants for over 30 years - and have never been disappointed. My had tthe chicken livers, which she often does and they have never been done better than this time. I had the rib eye (my birthday) and though I sometimes have a steak this one was done perfectly It was THE BEST rib eye I have ever had - anywhere. I often have your calves liv, which I love, ararity in the valley of the Sun. Thank you all.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Original, Never Surpassed.
    Native61
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Old-school in the best sense of the word with no apologies, Durant's stands head and shoulders above any steakhouse in Phoenix. Jack's place certainly holds its own among top-notch steak palaces across the country, whether modern or retro. It's all authentic here, from gleaming dark wood, lush filigree wallpaper and comfortable red leather booths to soothing mood lighting, spectacular fresh floral arrangements and the best pours ever from favorite bartender Gail. Her Manhattans define the perfect cocktail! An iced relish tray is a tip-off that the expected menu standards will not falter: shrimp cocktail that's a meal unto itself, thick spears of tender asparagus, and of course juicy steaks grilled to perfection by Ernie Canez for 50+ years.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite date night spot!
    Ilikeitraw
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    My boyfriend and I have officially dubbed Durant's our favorite restaurant in Phoenix. From the consistency of their perfect steaks to the welcoming staff we always have a great time here. We have strayed before but never again because you can't get a better steak in town. If you're questioning the validity of this review, I have worked in the Food and Beverage industry for twenty years and my boyfriend is a butcher!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service and Food
    Justin
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    From the moment I arrived I felt like a VIP. The staff is very professional making sure that your every need is met. They make sure your glass is never empty regardless if you are drinking a soft drink, cocktail or one their delicious wines from the extensive list they have. The food, like always is outstanding. The humble t-bone is without a doubt one of the best in Phoenix. Durant's is a great place to go for a special occasion or to take business colleagues.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening!
    cclarkjr1
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Had a great anniversary experience at Durant's. The food taste really good and the atmosphere was perfect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    Sylvia61
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We always love going to Durant's. They treat every patron special. The food and service are outstanding. Chris, our server, knew his job. He had a wonderful tableside manner. He answered all our questions. A memorable night out. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old-old-old school
    Joe3
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Steakhouse from the 1960's. Cool interior (red leather everywhere), no windows, old fashioned outstanding service, good wine list with lots of affordable options, but as to the food: times have moved on and what was great in Phoenix in the 1960s, is just ok now to the jaded globetrotter. Oysters are good, but not great, and not flown-in-the-same-morning-tasty. Shrimp cocktail (you knew that was coming) made with shrimp that tastes like the shrimp has been frozen. Steaks are good, and well cooked, but not dry-aged or hormone free or Japanese or other fancy stuff. So it's a steak, and it's good, but not comparable to steaks in LA or NYC.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Steaks with history
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Years of experience with great steaks. Try the filet steak sandwich for value. Outstanding service. However, salad really disappointing for a steakhouse. (Do the soup.) Two visits with way over baked potatoes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Arizona Treasure!
    DCdiner21
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    An outstanding restaurant that epitomizes the history of Phoenix, great food and service. A must do when in Phoenix. No steakhouse chain can touch this Phoenix institution!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    disappointed
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Three of us ordered t-bones and they were not good. They were thin and overcooked. I ordered rare and got medium and my steak was tough. The caesar salads were limp and tasted as if they had been dressed hours before. It was a disappointment as we had read good reviews of this restaurant and were looking forward to a good meal. The desserts were excellent but we will not be returning to this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best in the world
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Everything was great...as always! Loraine was our server, great reccomendations.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Good!
    gator
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Durant's has always been an excellent restaurant. It has not cchanged.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Madeline
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Having heard so much about Durant's, I wanted to experience the restaurant for myself so I asked for a birthday gift to Durant's. What a wonderful experience it was! Our waiter was most attentive and exhibited excellent timing. The dinner was outstanding and the dinner bread was unique. I'm already hoping for another gift...maybe Christmas?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Classic 1950s Old School Steakhouse
    Sperb
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    This place is an experience that baby boomers will consider a treat. It is a true classic old school steakhouse complete with red leather banquet, red flocked walls, a huge bar with an amazing selection of libations to choose from and the ambiance that makes you feel at home instantly. The service was excellent and attentive. The piece of meat I had, Top Sirloin, was marvelous. Glad we experienced this piece of Phoenix history. Only consideration is that it is rather pricey. However, when you consider the environment you are enjoying your meal in, the price is in line with all that you receive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Rare Gem
    DonCoyote
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    There are not many restaurants around anymore that provide a combination of outstanding food and excellent service like Durant's. It has an old school, no nonsense menu of steak, chops and seafood with an extensive wine list that would satisfy even the most discriminating wine connoisseur. The décor is also totally old school with red velvet wall paper and red leather seating. But you don't go here for the décor. We tried their Oysters Rockefeller as an appetizer and they were scrumptious. For main course we both chose the prime rib and it was perfectly slow-cooked and tender medium rare. The only warning I would pass along is that Durant's is not inexpensive but you get what you pay for! You won't leave Durant's disappointed.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a Classic
    twilliam
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Early dinner at 6 pm on a Tuesday was surprisingly busy. Summertime, early part of the week and yet quite active. That is a good sing to me. The food is always good, not that I go that often. It is just that when I go I know what to expect and never am disappointed. Our server, Dave was very accommodating, not "in your face" but available when you needed him. He recommended the Strawberry shortcake and it was the perfect finish to another great evening at Durant's
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    anc2202
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Can nevervgo wrong at Durants. A little pricey depending on what you order but food is fantastic and so is the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A timeless Classic
    loverestVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Have heard about Durant's for years but finally had dinner there this past weekend. The entrance to the restaurant is through the back door which leads through the kitchen. You are then greeted and shown to your table. Durant's has been in business since 1950. The booths, tables and decor are very comfortable. Our waiter provided a brief history of the restaurant. The food was excellent, service was attentive and our party really enjoyed our experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Enjoyed the Experience
    tgrissom3
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Had a really nice time, the service was amazing. The food was really good too, make sure you get the crab mac and cheese!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lovetodine
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Very classey and romantic. Food and service was wonderful. I loved the ambience. Wine list was great.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lrob
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Nostalgic in nature setting and the best Filet Mignon I've had in decades!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • old world classy place.
    mackbolan357
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Food was ok very pricey. App never arrived waiter apologized gave us free dessert to makeup for mistake. Service was fast. Overall restaurant was OK.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Baron
    Baron
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Our monthly dinner was great, as always. Michelle and Chris were awesome! Can't wait till August :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BBBBVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    I eat hear often as I love this place but this was the worse service I have ever had.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • July 12
    JoeT
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The flavor and accuracy of our food was excellent. We were not rushed and the waiter was very attentive.
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    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Predictably Fabulous
    Kaye
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Our favorite spot in Phoenix - we always know we're going to have a wonderful table, fabulous service, the best martini in town and the FOOD! This is one place you'll never say "guess I won't order that again". The prime rib is the best anywhere and fried shrimp will feed you for two days - strawberry short cake is indescribable. Mostly we love seeing the same servers over the years. Happy and friendly and welcoming - can't do enough to please.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic completion!
    NYE2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Durant's is the "Old Stand By!" Classic and elegant with a hint of eclectic. The food is dominating and the wine is fine! Streaks are the par but have some seafood if you wish! You can't miss! Pick and choose freely! You will leave with built up stories to tell! Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jody
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I have been going to Durant's for 58 years. I have never had a bad meal or service. I think they are terrific.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A classic!
    PHXNative
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Durant's provides consistently excellent food and stellar service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Nice Experience
    ChicagolandVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    We love Durants for the vintage atmosphere. It really is like stepping into a time machine and being transported back to the 60s, in a good way. They really decorate beautifully for the Christmas season as well. Very cozy. Great food and martinis. Love how you walk in through the kitchen which is very clean and the staff always greet you as you do.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Our favorite restaurant to entertain out of town guests...
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    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • One of the Best in the Valley
    TadErickVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I am very fortunate to be able to dine at Durant's frequently. It is one of those rare restaurants where they know how to take care of their customers from the moment they arrive until the moment they leave. The outstanding service and always exceptional food are consistent with each visit. I highly recommend Durant's to anyone who enjoys an evening of fine dining in a beautifully preserved American classic restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate