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Donovan's - Phoenix

4.5
2285 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic
  • Good for Anniversaries
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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.
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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 Fernando and Dana Dominguez
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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

What 2285 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 21 hours ago

This was an amazing dining experience and one that should mirrored by other restaurants. They food was delicious, but the service and overall treatment by the staff was what really made it wonderful.

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5.0Dined 21 hours ago

First time going, what a wonderful and amazing experience. We are greeted with smiles and feeling very special. Our table had rose petals and card wising us a happy anniversary. Such a wonderful touch to a amazing night. I highly recommend for a special dinner. The whole staff is wonderful and amazing. The food was delicious cooked to perfection. For sure will make this a must go to place.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

We've been to Donovans twice and both visits were amazing. It's too high end to call it kid friendly, although my preteen grandsons loved the whole experience. Food is perfect. Great wines. And very pampering, attentive service in a classic but comfortable atmospheric.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We were celebrating a special occasion, and the evening was perfect. The table was set with balloons, a personalized menu and note for our daughter, who had just received her RN certification. The food was wonderful, as always and the ambiance was perfect. Sarah made sure our evening was perfect. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Everything was wonderful

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The service and the food is extremely good, always enjoy the experience.

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

This was a business dinner with a client, 6 of us total. Staff was very friendly and professional. They interrupted a few times to tell us specials but no big deal. There were a couple moments when everyone's glass was empty (at one point we grabbed our open bottle of wine sitting behind us on the rail and filled our own glasses). The setting was very quiet with a limited number of guests dining on a Wednesday night so it was easy to hear each other. Unfortunately two of the six steaks were significantly overcooked, one of which was mine. Luckily our clients' steaks were cooked properly and they liked them. The first couple bites of my steak were delicious, albeit overcooked, but I was told it would only be 5 minutes to cook another and my plate and sides were taken. We had to watch everyone eat while waiting 15+ minutes for our steaks. By the time they were back with my steak, I decided to skip it and have it boxed after eating my wife's leftovers. The manager comped us a bottle of wine which was nice. But @ $1,300 not including the bottle of comped wine, it's doubtful I will be back anytime soon with so many other choices. I've never had a bad experience at Mastros. Everyone has bad days but you really do expect the best from a steakhouse like this. I am sorry I did not get to enjoy a warm steak properly cooked from this restaurant with my guests. I am sure it would have been great. I am only rating this resturant on my one experience here, but unfortunately for me it was not a good first impression.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The steak was the best I've had but side dishes were disappointing. They served warm water which is strange. Great service and ambiance. Good cheesecake too.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Donovans was excellent all around. We went there for good steaks and were not disappointed.
The service was great, selection was just right and the prices were reasonable.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Exquisite, as always. Like fine wine, I think Donovan's is getting better with age. It says something when your most recent meal exceeds the memories of the first one years ago. Food carefully crafted, seasoned and cooked-- au gratin potatoes still outstanding, as was the filet, scampi and halibut. Service was superb and very attentive to drink refills and cleanup. Love the backlit menus too! Only minor complaint-- too much time between order and food, and between courses (20+ minutes per).

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Destroyed a really good cut of meat by adding way to much salt! I don’t know if someone spilled salt on me and my wife’s food or if they made the food almost unbearable to eat on purpose.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Never disappoints! Food and service is great. We started with a cocktail at the bar which is warm and inviting. Dinner was great, I had the Shrimp Scampi and my date had a Filet and grilled shrimp. Outstanding!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food and service were excellent

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very nice evening and experience as always...
Service was extra-good this trip.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The servers are very professional. The ambience is very nice. The dinners were presented well. Only complaint is the steaks had too much salt. The Hostess at the front desk was very helpful when we had a problem with transportation.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Service was impeccable, including some juggling on the arrival time. Waiter and waitstaff was excellent and well timed throughout. The disappointment was the food. Not the quality, but the preparation. Steaks and salmon were uniformly overlooked. My steak, ordered rare, was medium, as were others that were ordered medium rare. Two of are party ordered salmon and it was overlooked to the point of dryness. That's just so disappointing for a prime steak house. I'm sure they'd have replaced entrees, but that's not any fun either. At their price point they should be getting it right the first time.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Super expensive but food is good. It was not the BEST steak I’ve ever had, but it was definitely good. The ambience was spectacular and our waiter was VERY attentive. It’s a great place for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Service was beyond excellent, making our evening truly magnificent. Augustine and Jose treated us like gold, and we enjoyed meeting them and other staff.

Food was great and cannot recommend it enough.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

In my opinion, this is the premier steakhouse in Phoenix area

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

As always, the service was amazing and very attentive and the food was beyond delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great service, food. Had one in our party about an hour late, waiter helped us stretch drinks/apps until he got there. Very accommodating.

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2.0Dined on March 8, 2018

The restaurant was not busy at all upon arrival and we were seated at a table for four when we requested a booth. The hostess seated us at an open booth next to the table when we asked if we could sit at the booth. My 12 ounce NY strip was cooked perfectly however my wife’s halibut was severely over cooked. The chef brought a replacement halibut personally and told us to save room for desert. The new halibut was inconsistently cooked with some areas of the piece under cooked. My wife did not finish the dish. We received a complimentary creme brûlée as an apology from Joeb. Overall for $160 with Only ice water for our beverages the visit was disappointing and we are highly unlikely to revisit

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We've been multiple times. Every time it's perfect! The staff is incredible as is the food. Donovan's is the whole package for sure!!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Great food and service like always.
Great place for a romantic dinner

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great and was awesome steak!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

As usual the service was impeccable as were the steaks. It's the go to place for a nice dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Wonderful food and service ! Robbie, Thomas(?), and Junior were a great team!!! Made my husband’s birthday celebration perfect!!!

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The steak absolutely melted in my mouth.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Donovan's did not disappoint. The staff was friendly and efficient and the food was excellent with our steaks cooked absolutely perfect. It was both my birthday and my wife's and they presented us with a very nice desert compliments of the house. The only downside, and it's probably me because I'm "old and grouchy", I was surprised at all the patron's wearing jeans, t-shirts, and the guy next to use wore a hat the entire evening. This is a classy place frequented by people who don't have a clue in how to dress properly. I think Donovan's should enforce their dress code.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The service was excellent, requested that the rack of lamb be cooked medium it was brought to the table medium rare. Did not want to spend the time to return it so it was eaten as served. The menu is a bit pricey. Overall we will probably not return.

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

*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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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was delicious and service was great.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

The quality of the rib-eye was horrible!

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Too much service, a tad bit over the top.

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