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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.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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.
31st & Camelback
$50 and over
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Featuring classic American music, including Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, and Ella Fitzgerald.
We offer complimentary valet parking upon arrival.
Chef Fernando and Dana Dominguez
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.
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
We went to Donovan's looking for a fine dining experience and that is exactly what we got. The food was amazing and well portioned, the service impeccable. We had 3 different people taking care of us, and we're checked on by management. Jose our server had great suggestions, Brett was very helpful, and the manager John was very kind. We will definitely be returning!
Some of the best food we've had in the Phoenix area, especially the steaks. All are USDA Prime and well marbleized (easily cut with a fork). The staff was very attentive and offered to accommodate custom changes to many dishes. I expected the "Chef's Cut" on the 3-course "Chef's Prix Fixe" to be a cheaper cut of beef, but it was a filet mignon and well worth the $52. I chose the seafood chowder for the 1st course and it was awesome. The New York cheesecake dessert (my choice for the 3rd course) was to die for. I was also impressed that all their entrees come with vegetables and a potato side, so there are no surprise "extras" to have to buy. The option to upgrade any steak to an "Oscar" is also a nice touch. Donovan's is a bit pricey, but we've paid more and gotten less not that far away. We'll definitely go back.
We loved the quiet, classy atmosphere of an old time steakhouse. Service was excellent, not intrusive in any way as reported by several other patrons. I ordered the rib eye rare but then asked for it to be cooked medium rare since rare seemed very raw and cold. Flavor of my steak couldn't have been more succulent. Baked potato and cooked fresh vegetables were included. Snap peas were especially tasty. My dinner partner ordered the halibut which he thoroughly enjoyed. We were celebrating my birthday so we were given a large creme brulee garnished with a fresh strawberry and a sprig of mint. Dinner was very expensive but OK for a special occasion or for someone on a business expense account.
Donovan's never lets you down. We've been dining there for around 20 years. We always have a drink in the bar before dinner. I was a little shocked when I saw the bill for two drinks, $25.00. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Donovan's to friends or co-workers. Very nice place!
Sadly, it was overrated. The ambiance was great! The wait staff overly solicitous and intrusive. The salads were OK. I had baked salmon. What a shame when they could have grilled or broiled it and it would have tasted so much better. The accompanying vegetables were delicious! My husband ordered the ribeye and it was stringy and tough. Surprising for a restaurant that brags about having such delicious beef. The bread was not even tempting. We used up a gift card but probably if I received another one I would not bother to return. Overall we were disappointed.
The food was spectacular as always and the service was superb. From the moment we walked in and were greeted and seated by Cheyenne we were treated royally. Our service team of Nick, Joby, Jose and Raul Sr. were attentive, but not overly so as to intrude on our Anniversary celebration. The table was strewn with live rose petals as I had mentioned that it would be our anniversary when I made the reservation. We were visited by manager, John, who checked in to see that everything was going well and we were treated to Crème Brulee for dessert by the restaurant in honor of the occasion. If it wasn't a 40 minute ride from our home, we would certainly eat here more often!!
I have been going to and sending my guests to Donovan's for many, many years. The service they provide is unparalleled to any other steakhouse I've been to. Katy, Sarah, and their whole staff are amazing. I recently took a nearly 1 year sabbatical from the Concierge world, and when I decided to take a group to dinner for my (and my other guest's) birthday, the staff treated me no different than before. They all remembered me, and took amazing care of me and my guests. Everyone had a beautiful time, Merlin, our server, was knowledgeable, patient, and kind - I wouldn't have expected anything less from the Donovan's staff. Would rate more than 5 stars if I could.
Four of us went for Restaurant week and all of us ordered off that menu. Two had the 6 oz. filet and 2 had the salmon. We each chose the Caesar salad and it was fresh with bite size croutons and not overly dressed. It was very good. We all enjoyed our entrees which were served with garlic mashed potatoes and snap peas. Everything was cooked perfectly. Two had tiramisu and two had crème brulee for dessert. Again, they were both delicious. The portions were good and the service excellent. The ambience here is just what a steak house should be.
Fine dining experience! Food, service and ambiance were exceptional. The waiter didn't look too happy when we ordered off the restaurant week menu, however. Restaurant week is still a time to shine! There is still lots of competition out there for a nice steak! I have been to Donovan's besides restaurant week and would still go back.
Very good food and an enjoyable atmosphere but plan on the food taking some time. I've not waited so long for a medium rare steak ever. The appetizers came out quickly but the main course took about 45 minutes. The servers were very polite but didn't seem to notice that the entrees were taking forever. It was a business dinner and the wait time became a distraction from our conversation. All that said, I really enjoyed the food and would come back when I had the time to wait and linger for a while.
I enjoyed my steak a lot but for the price and quality of the rest of the food it wasn't worth it. The potatoes were horrible I got the au gratin and my husband the skillet let's just say we took one bite and left the rest. The calamari needed a bit more crunch to it. The food was just lacking in flavor overall. Wait staff was amazing they were all super nice and your drink was never empty. The ambiance was nice but maybe just a little bit more light would have been great.
This is the second time my husband and I dined and we have absolutely loved everything about our experience both times! This most recent visit was to celebrate my husband's birthday and we were especially surprised that the chef presented us with the most delicious desert ever (and we are really desert people!) The only suggestion I would make, is to change the jazz type background music to some classical occasionally. Thank you for the wonderful dining experience, we will be back!
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