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About Donovan's - Phoenix

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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.

3101 E Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Prime Rib, Seafood

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.

Cross Street:
31st & Camelback

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(602) 955-3666

Website:
http://www.donovanssteakhouse.com/

Entertainment:
Featuring classic American music, including Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald.

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary valet parking upon arrival.

Executive Chef:
Chef Fernando and Dana Dominguez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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Details
Daily 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 11:30PM

Private Dining

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.

Donovan's - Phoenix Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

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Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (39)
Special Occasion (37)
Good for a Date (31)
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Good for Anniversaries (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Worth the Drive (19)
Notable Wine List (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Business Meals (16)
Cozy (15)
Happy Hour (13)
Authentic (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

*sigh* I really tried to give this place the benefit of the doubt. It's been there a while, so it must be doing something right, right? So wrong. I find myself hard pressed to understand why anyone comes here when there's so many great steakhouses in Phoenix that know how to do it right. While the only thing they actually did do well was give us a nice table as requested, the waiter was not attentive in the least. Somehow this ended up being a 2 hour dining experience when the place wasn't busy and it was just my husband and I. Drink was okay, but martinis should be COLD. I was reluctant but tried the bacon mac and cheese as an appetizer upon recommendation. So disappointing. WHERE IS THE FLAVOR? Absolutely tasteless. I swear it left me begging for cheese, something mac and CHEESE should never do. They brought me the seafood bisque instead. Tiny little cup for $12. It had more flavor, but the seafood was indistinguishable. It should have had clams and shrimp. No clams. There was some kind of fish I couldn't identify, and something cut into squares with a seafood texture. I couldn't figure it out, and I wondered if it was imitation crab? Our meals came, and I couldn't believe we were paying $52 for what should have been 6 ounces (definitely more like 4) of filet and 2 small-ish bacon wrapped scallops. 86'd au gratin potatoes (maybe they were out of cheese entirely that night?) so I had to settle for boring smashed garlic potatoes. Everything needed salt and I am really not a put-salt-on-everything person. I didn't leave hungry, but everything was just ehhhhhh. For a $200 meal between 2 people, I would normally most definitely be bringing something home. Not from this place. Wish we had gone to Dominick's like we'd originally planned, but now I don't have to question whether this place can compete. Just, no. Oh, and I guess our waiter had decided his other tables were more important as someone else dropped off our check. No goodnight or anything. We won't be back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was delicious and service was great.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

Our Donavan’s experience did not live up to the hype we had been given by business colleges and friends. Initially we had great intro/service, by the time we ordered our drinks and entrees it started to slide down hill. Food took more than 30 mins to be delivered & 2 of our steaks where mis-plated. We came with the intention of celebration, we left disappointed with the service and food. Thankfully our celebration conversation carried the evening. My take is if you are going to charge the Do$ova$n$$ prices, you need to step up all aspects of the experience.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Donovan's did not disappoint! Our evening was wonderful, the staff and food was great, as it has been each time we have dined at here. We always recommend to others for a perfect evening of being spoiled.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Donovan's is the quintessential fine dining restaurant in Phoenix. Anytime there is a special occasion or a memory to be made, Donovan's doesn't disappoint. For us, it was a special date night when pampering and top service were key. Merlin and the team waitstaff did all that and more. We'll be back!

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined 4 days ago

Dinner was fantastic. Service was excellent. My girlsfriends steak was overdone and the management apologized and expedited a perfectly cooked steak. Overall, a fantastic experience. We will be back

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Romantic, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

steaks were tough and chewy. no dress code, people in T shirts and baseball caps sitting next to us. no longer a top place.too many excellent places in the area to return to Donovans,
great disappointment for $180.00.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

This was my second time at Donovan's and I won't be back. The first time my steak was extremely over salted, everyone else's was fine but we all agreed mine had at least double if not triple the proper amount. This time it came out blue rare(asked for med rare) they then took it back and it came out medium well. Flavor was good just slightly frustrating for a higher prices steak house. The appetizer weren't good at all. I will say, we both enjoyed our salad, and the creamed spinach was great. Very good service as well. The food was a let down.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

The quality of the rib-eye was horrible!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

Too much service, a tad bit over the top.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

The service and the food are outstanding.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

Perfect steak! Perfect pork chop! Wait staff...exceptional.
We will dine there again!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent service and staff was very attentive and friendly.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Amazing food and service!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Not great experience. Food came out and most of it was cold. They took it back and brought so better food out. We went to get our check and they decided to charge us for a $15 glass of wine when we ordered the nine dollar glass of wine. I said we ordered the nine dollar glass of wine and the waiter said oh no you didn’t and said you ordered this other glass wine anyways they ended up changing the check to the nine dollar glass wine. There’s no way I would ever order of $15 glass of wine when there is a nine dollar glass of wine option that is not me. Not sure why he had to challenge us that knowing they would do the right thing eventually. The correct food was average at best. Bacon wrapped scallops were just OK and my small fillet was just OK with a big piece a gristle down the middle... but I did not complain because of the cold food situation and did not want to seem like complainer!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Brent was attentive to my food allergies and remembered us from prior dinners. Our steaks were prepared exactly right and served super hot!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Great dining experience loved this old school steak house so classy.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent dinner and service! The meal was pricy, but was worth it!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Honestly, went there when it first opened as was mildly underwhelmed. Recent visit was entirely different....for the better. Excellent service, outstanding cuisine, appropriately priced and--pleasantly--a back-lit menu that I could actually read with the aid of a searchlight. I will be back and you would be well served to try Donovan's if you haven't already.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great waiter and we love this restaurant, Best food quality in AZ and we will make Donovan's our main restaurant for great Food and people.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The restaurant was somewhat noisy. Wait staff was loud when explaining things to newly seated customers. All four us ordered an 8 oz. fillet at varying temperatures. When the meal arrived, two of the fillets did not look like center cut fillets. Only one of the fillets was cook to the temperature requested. On returning the fillets, the medium rare steak came back as well done, the other ordered originally medium, but came out rare, was return medium rare. We were told that we would receive a complimentary desert for the trouble with our meal. At the end, we were presented with desert menus, with no mention of the promise complimentary desert, and then presented with the check. Not at all a pleasant experience. Will not be returning.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My wife and I have been going to Donovan's on Phoenix since they opened in 2005. It is one of our favorite restaurants. We began our Donovan's love affair at their La Jolla restaurant in the early 2000's. Typically, our visits are exceptional. But this visit missed the mark.

Beginning with a lobster tail as an appetizer was a great choice, although it took a while to arrive after ordering. At Donovan's, the steaks are supposed to be the highlight of the evening, but this time, they were not good. A disappointing $500 meal. Maybe there were kitchen issues or some other problem that we were not aware of, but this visit was not up to Donovan's standards.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 26, 2018

You can't ask for a better meal. Excellant filet and scallops. The wine list is real good and the creme brulie unbelievable. Kudos to all

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Surprised my Fiancé with something new a different and they did not disappoint! He loved everything about it!!!! 2 thumbs up

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We were using our "Fine Dining Card" and had not been advised of any exclusions from the menu until we began ordering. Our waiter then had to leave our table to check with the manager what items they were going to exclude. We didn't complain about this but, we weren't happy. We had taken time to carefully decide what we wanted to eat and now, had to relook the menu. That said, I move to the meal itself. Although everything was satisfactory; for the prices, it was not extraordinary! Donovan's prices are just slightly lower than Maestro's and we find that the food at Maestro's is much superior -- and only a few bucks more.

Donovan's has an quiet atmosphere (it was Tuesday and it wasn't crowded) and it felt like an old "gentlemen's club". In fact, to be honest in comparing the two steak houses, we prefer Donovan's atmosphere to Maestro's fast and louder atmosphere.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

It was our first time there and we were celebrating my husband's birthday. We enjoyed our food, my filet was amazing. The staff was excellent. We'd definitely go back for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

All fantastic...just wish the wine list was current. We got our hopes up for the once in a lifetime bottle not in stock. Happy with another great value found though!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Very nice with special efforts made for our anniversary. Staff very professional after initial slow attention when we were seated. Food was excellent. Very traditional ambiance and feels a bit dated, but overall extremely nice evening. Would go here again.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Under cooked ribeye, sent back. Flavor less and tough. Offered a replacement, but my wife already had her food and I did not want to wait. Didn’t eat it and it was removed from the bill. Service was friendly, but very sporadic. Fried potatoes and onions with some sort of glaze were disgusting. Coffee refill wasn’t offered for over 15 minuets. Not a pleasant experience, especially for a 26th wedding anniversary. You would be well served to dine someplace else.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food, great service. Going back again next week before I head home to Chicago.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Me and my boyfriend went to Donovan's for our date night we had an amazing time the food was top-notch the service was top-notch we are really impressed by the LED lights on the menus we would definitely come back

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vip
 (Savannah)·Dined on January 16, 2018

All Very good.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Outstanding service by Sarah! Will be back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

One of my favorite old world quaint and quiet with the perfect amount of service always there when you want and not there too much. Seafood tower appetizer worth the time all on its own.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

For the pass 12 years we've been going to Donovan's to celebrate our anniversary and they have exceeded our expectations every year. Thank You

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

If I could give them more stars I would. We enjoyed a delicious bottle of Bordeaux and melt in your mouth filet mignon. We finished our meal with tiramisu that was light and full of flavor. As perfect as the meal was, the service was even better. Highly recommend and will definitely be back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 12, 2018

It was beautiful

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great ambiance and decor. The greeters and wait staff were friendly and very professional. Food was good but 6 people ordered steaks medium rare and all were over cooked. While still good not what I’m used to at Donovan’s.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 9, 2018

by far our favorite restaurant . Every time we go they know how to treat us and take care of any special requests. The staff is always attentive and the food always amazing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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