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Donovan's - Phoenix

2246 reviews
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$50 and over
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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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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Cross street
31st & Camelback
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Parking details
We offer complimentary valet parking upon arrival.
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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.
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 2246 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Iandtk (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Too much service, a tad bit over the top.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

The service and the food are outstanding.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Excellent service and staff was very attentive and friendly.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Amazing food and service!

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
2.0  Dined on February 9, 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!

vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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

vipBistroJ (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

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

JohnH (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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

viptdmedallion (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 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.

Ithaka7 (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 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.

3.0  Dined on January 31, 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.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
3.0  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.

azlivin (Phoenix)
5.0  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

Porcha (Phoenix)
5.0  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

Suzette (Phoenix)
3.0  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.

Mistymorning (Phoenix)
5.0  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.

Foodie53202 (Denver)
4.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  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.

MatthewW (Phoenix)
2.0  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.