Donovan's - Phoenix

4.5
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2409 Reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse

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About

For information on Private Dining please visit: https://www.opentable.com/private-dining/restaurant/3532

Donovan's Phoenix 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.

Our executive chefs achieve Donovan’s high standards of excellence with every dish. Prime USDA, house-cut steaks, market fresh seafood flown in daily, and fresh seasonal vegetables are crafted into the delectable entrees, sides and appetizers you expect at a premier steakhouse.

Donovan’s Phoenix Steakhouse is located just six blocks east of Biltmore Fashion Park and Esplanade. The restaurant is convenient to fine hotels such as Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Ritz Carlton, Phoenician Resort and Royal Palms Resort & Spa. Donovan’s is about eight miles north of Phoenix International Sky Harbor Airport.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Prime Rib, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Cocktail lounge opens at 4 pm nightly. Happy Hour Monday - Friday 4pm-7pm Dinner Service begins at 5 pm. Monday-Saturday: 5pm - 10pm Closed Sunday and Major Holidays. Special Holiday Hours may apply.
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Phone number
(602) 955-3666
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Ryan Tichenor
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Private party facilities
Private business events, personal celebrations, holiday dining or a gathering of family and friends. We'll pamper your quests in a style they deserve. VIP special treatment begins at our front door with complimentary valet parking.
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Private party contact
Sarah Backer: (858) 539-6534
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
31st & Camelback
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Parking details
We offer complimentary valet parking upon arrival.
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Entertainment
Featuring classic American music, including Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald.
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Special events & promotions
Donovan's Martini Hour, Monday - Saturday from 4:00 - 7:00pm. We offer complimentary USDA Prime Filet sandwiches Monday - Friday from 4:00 - 6:00pm in the Bar only.
Donovan's also has 8 private dining rooms, for private dining or receptions that can accomodate 8 to 120 guests.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2409 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
4.5based on all time ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TI
Phoenix
2 reviews
Reviewed on November 17, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

I do love the ambient surroundings and the quieter setting. Of course the food was excellent as I usually get the fresh catch seafood specialty. Nice to meet with friends there and have a leisure dinner.

PP
Phoenix
28 reviews
Reviewed on October 6, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Sorry to report but Donovan's on CamelbackRoad has closed.

NA
Phoenix
1 review
Reviewed on October 1, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Excellent food (but now have crammed in extra tables?...so very crowded experience last few times there).

KK
Phoenix
1 review
Reviewed on September 30, 2019
Overall1foodserviceambience

Service was bad and food was average at best!

s
Phoenix
13 reviews
Reviewed on August 15, 2019
Overall5foodserviceambience

Service was great and food was good. Had gone during restaurant week, so good value.

SG
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restuarant closed and I did not get any kind of notice, so it ruined a surprise and i had to revamp my dinner plans.

W
Phoenix
56 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The Restaurant Closed middle of August. No Anniversaries there anymore

m
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Hello! They closed their doors a month ago. I notified open table and groupon before I was notified from either source (open table 4 days ago informed me my reservation was cancelled.) Really?

S
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

THEY ARE OUT OF BUSINESS! GET WITH THE PROGRAM!!!

WM
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

horrible!!! do not go to any thing associated with this establishment

B
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

is this a joke? i received an notification from open table about my reservation at 7.30. we got to the restaurant at 7.20. The restaurant was closed. I called the restaurant to see what is going on , the restaurant went out of business and closed for good. Now, I received this email to review the restaurant. Its totally fine but, open table is just great app. I have no idea how this happened

K
Phoenix
54 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Did not go. Received a call from Donovans that they were closing and would not be accepting anymore reservations.

KR
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Manager contacted me a few hours prior to my reservation to say the restaurant is now closed forever. RESTAURANT SHUTDOWN!

WL
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent! Kyle makes a great martini in the bar.

LF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You would be hard pressed to find better food or service. The crab cakes and cajun rib eye exceeded my expectations. The occasion a joint birthday dinner for my wife and I. A real treat.

G
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience1

This place looks like it's from 1982. Its dark and dingy with music for 70 year olds. I typically go to Steak 44 for fine dining steakhouse but tried this place for the Groupon. Donovans needs an overhaul. The food was as tired looking as the atmosphere. Bread loaf came out on a plane white round plate uncovered. Butter came on the same tired plate shown as 2 very thin rectangular bricks laying side by side. The ribeye was cooked correctly but was almost too lean and slightly chewy. The seasonal vegetables resembled the old Vegetable Medley right out of BirdsEye with 5 snap peas and 1 carrot. The poatatos au gratin tasted delicious but presented bad as it came out in a square block resembling Lasangna. I wouldnt have paid full price for the meal or experience to be honest. I dont know how they stay in business next to Steak 44 only 3 blocks away.

T
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the dining very much, service and food were outstanding and will be back

RE
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Donovan's this past Monday August 13. Everyone from the hostess to bartender to servers were outstanding. We felt very pampered. Our table was set up for our special occasion and we were given a delightful dessert as well. Food was perfectly cooked. We would highly recommend Donovan's for that special occasion destination!!

p
Phoenix
56 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love Donovan's because the service and food is consistent and never disappoints!

SS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent! Service Team acknowledged it was our anniversary. Nice touch.

WY
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, attentive service and wonderful ambience!

MN
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Quiet enough to have table conversation

GB
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was outstanding. What an awesome experience!

J
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I booked a table for 2 for my boyfriends birthday and everything went swell. Amazing food and attentive staff made the night a dream come true. They even wrote my boyfriends name on the plate of the delectable cream brûlée the comped from the bill. There was also a “Happy Birthday” card on the table upon arrival. Will definitely come here again

OT
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice steak place with a great waiter. Abit pricy. "Old school" vibe.

DC
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best "fine dining" steak & chop houses in Phoenix. Starting with the Valet service when driving into the lot, to the receptionist, wait staff, and all contribute to a grand evening. Besides the perfectly cooked meals, the noise level is non existent. A great place for a memorable evening.

TA
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent prime filet cooked to perfection. The meal came with choice of potato and a vegetable medley. Also ordered a beet and goat cheese salad that I wished I skipped. It left me too full and I had no room for dessert. Plus the dressing was just too tangy and overpowering. I would not order the salad again. I was disappointed but not enough to give my review less of a rating.

t
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and just a wonderful meal. Great menu selections

SA
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The $58 T-bone steak was tough and dry. I asked for it to be cooked medium (pink in the middle) and half of it was; the other half was over-cooked. I expected US Prime beef to be succulent and delicious. It was really disappointing. My husband had the same and the same experience, but he thought the steak had a strange, unpleasant flavor. Maybe their filet mignon is better. The smashed potatoes and vegetables were good. My husband thought the au gratin potatoes were not cheesy enough. We will not be returning to this restaurant even if we win the lottery.

LK
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

EVERYONE at Donovan's went over and above to make our special evening wonderful.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience! A very upscale restaurant and the service was outstanding! Loved the food! It was so good!

n
Phoenix
114 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

evrything from the beet salad to the awesome potatoes, filet was great, and the most oustanding cajun rib-eye ever.

P
Phoenix
69 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Donovan’s is a beautiful restaurant with very good food and service. My husband and I always split the Cajun lamb chops for an appetizer and they were delicious as always, though a bit under cooked for our requested medium. We also shared the wedge salad which is very good too. I ordered the crab legs which are my favorite and husband had the ribeye. Brett took great care of us and it was a very enjoyable evening.

M
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent quality and service, upscale and staff is aware of dining etiquette — which so many restaurants today lack. Congrats to this group for ensuring high standards continue to be met.

GN
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Donovan's in San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, and the Phoenix one did not disappoint. Food and service was top notch! If we are ever in Phoenix again, Donovan's will be a must for us. A shout out to Kyle the bartender.

JB
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and great food! What more can you ask for? Food was cooked to order. The AuGraten potatoes are very good. The cream brulee is the best I have ever had! Anyone that wants a nice quiet dinner with great ambience needs to try Donovan's.

S
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service along with delicious food. Best Filet mignon ever

MH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We arrived 30 minutes for our reservation and were led to the bar area to wait. Within a few minutes someone came over and said the had a table open!
Food was wonderful. Would not order the creamed spinach again, just ok.
Too much food, waiter was not explicit in describing what was included in entree, therefore ordered too many sides, but great the next day.
But quite expensive.

OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary - Great place to celebrate !

OT
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

Superb service, outstanding