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Donovan's - Phoenix

4.5
2255 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
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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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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

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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 2255 People Are Saying
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4.6
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vipKelly (Phoenix)
2.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was delicious and service was great.

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Go4IT (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined 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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JackiH 
5.0  Dined 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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MikeL 
5.0  Dined 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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Cameron 
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
3.0  Dined 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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AndrewW (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined 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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Steaklover (Phoenix)
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

The quality of the rib-eye was horrible!

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Iandtk (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Too much service, a tad bit over the top.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

The service and the food are outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent service and staff was very attentive and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Amazing food and service!

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
2.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  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!

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vipBistroJ (Calgary)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

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

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JohnH (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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viptdmedallion (Phoenix)
5.0  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.

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Ithaka7 (Phoenix)
5.0  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.

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