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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 - 6:00PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

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Quiet

88% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (53)
Good for Anniversaries (51)
Good for a Date (44)
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Romantic (37)
Quiet Conversation (33)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Business Meals (28)
Worth the Drive (17)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Cozy (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Good for Groups (16)
Happy Hour (14)
Bar Seating (11)
Authentic (9)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Comfort Food (4)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Casual (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Fun (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

What a great experience! From being created by the valet to the bill everyone here was wonderful . I would highly recommend Donovan’s for any occasion

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·Dined 4 days ago

This place has been talked up by a co-worker for about 10 years. I finally made the plunge and decided to try it. We ordered 3 filets 2 medium and 1 medium rare. 2 of the steaks had to be sent back more on the Rare + side. This is the 2nd time in my life I have ever sent a steak back. Maybe it was on off night, maybe, but for the price I won't risk going back to maybe get a steak cooked correctly. Unfortunate I really WANTED to like this place.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Ordered a filet medium well. Came not even medium. Sent back. Came out over cooked. Terrible. Told person who came to ask me how it was. Nothing was done about it. Could have compensated us in some way. Bad customer service!!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

Great way to enjoy your experience is to enjoy a cocktail at the bar prior to making your way to the dining room! Food and service is great! I really enjoyed the Rack of Lamb!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Nice place, the dim lighting and candles were nice. Great for birthdays and special occasions!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

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!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food, superb service and luxurious atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The atmosphere is very cozy with a lot of high end dark wood walls and flooring. The service was outstanding and attentive. Peppercorn filet and lobster was delicious. They also offer free valet parking.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Best sword fish I've had. Hot and tasty. Perfect for our anniversary

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Donovan’s never fails us, the food is over the top and the staff knows their job and makes the eating experience a real joy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Love the steak. Service was wonderful

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 12, 2017

I have a food allergy and it was attended to with the best service & concern by the chef and manager. Food was fabulous as was service. Excellent in all respects - thank you.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 5, 2017

The most amazing filet! You always know they will take care of you at Donovan's.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent food and the service was outstanding! The restaurant was quiet so it was easy to visit during our meal.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 4, 2017

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!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great place. The service was attentive and non-obtrusive. The food was cooked to perfection.
Great location for a business meeting. Great bar and bartender.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Good for Groups, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent restaurant! Highly recommend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Absolutely fantastic.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

This is my number one favorite restaurant and first time my friends were there and they absolutely loved it . Fabulous as always!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Took over an hour to get the food, we got plenty of apologies but no offers to take anything off our bill or anything of substance. Waiter left us on our own for a very long time while we had no food on the table.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

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.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

An enchanting evening with A-1 service would return again!!! ✨👌🏾

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Authentic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Had a Great dinner! The service was very good. Food was good. Had a nice booth and not noisy at all in the main dining area. The Cream Brulee is very good! Great for a very nice date night!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

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.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Amazing service and food was excellent

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Extremely over priced for what was provided. It would not be my 1st or 2nd pick when deciding on where to dine. The main server was meh at best! I was disappointed in my experience and I had been looking forward to a pleasant experience and a great meal.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

The food as usual was delicious. The service was very professional.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food was great. Relax and enjoy. They don't rush to get you out.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Donovan's has the best steaks in town. The service is outstanding. It's a bit pricy, but worth every penny! Our server, Sara, was excellent. We love it!&

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had a delightful time at Donovan's. The service from all personnel was outstanding and the food was perfectly prepared and presented.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

First time eating at Donovan's and it won't be the last! Magnificent meal and outstanding service!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Great upscale ambiance for a special occasion or to impress a business associate. Steaks and fish were excellent and the service was impeccable.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Upscale - overall good, a little overpriced but upfront so no big deal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 10, 2017

This place NEVER disappoints!! The food was absolutely phenomenal this time!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Terrific experience once again! Always a treat!!!

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