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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.

Specials

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

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

4.2

Noise

Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Romantic (35)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
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Good for a Date (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Notable Wine List (17)
Business Meals (16)
Worth the Drive (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Cozy (13)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Authentic (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
People Watching (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Casual (2)
Fun (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined 5 days ago

Me and my boyfriend went to Donovan's for our date night we had an amazing time the food was top-notch the service was top-notch we are really impressed by the LED lights on the menus we would definitely come back

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Savannah)·Dined 5 days ago

All Very good.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Outstanding service by Sarah! Will be back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2018

One of my favorite old world quaint and quiet with the perfect amount of service always there when you want and not there too much. Seafood tower appetizer worth the time all on its own.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

For the pass 12 years we've been going to Donovan's to celebrate our anniversary and they have exceeded our expectations every year. Thank You

Tags: Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

If I could give them more stars I would. We enjoyed a delicious bottle of Bordeaux and melt in your mouth filet mignon. We finished our meal with tiramisu that was light and full of flavor. As perfect as the meal was, the service was even better. Highly recommend and will definitely be back.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

It was beautiful

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Great ambiance and decor. The greeters and wait staff were friendly and very professional. Food was good but 6 people ordered steaks medium rare and all were over cooked. While still good not what I’m used to at Donovan’s.

Tags: Happy Hour, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 10, 2018

by far our favorite restaurant . Every time we go they know how to treat us and take care of any special requests. The staff is always attentive and the food always amazing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great cocktail bar- fresh salads- great rib in NY strip

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food and service! Make sure to check out the great happy hour! Never disappoints!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The service was excellent as was the food. Love the dark wood interior.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 4, 2018

I ate at the bar and ordered the lobster and it came out fast but smelled and tasted like ammonia. I sent it back and staff was all over themselves to make it right. I ordered another lobster- they sent out the biggest tail I've ever seen (well eaten). It was perfect. The bar staff was awesome. The only real complaint I have is that I am an open table member and had gone there for the bonus points. I ended up going alone but asked the hostesses if I could still be checked in as a party of two (and get the bonus points) they said yes but when I checked the next morning, they had changed it anyway- was a little disappointed.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food and service! It was New Years Eve and a large group of us...would return next NYE for sure!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New years eve dinner...obviously busy but seemed understaffed for a night tthat would obviously require all hands on deck

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great Phoenix steak house. Arrived early. Hit the bar first, nothing like a good martini. Hard to find a more efficient, talented bar tender than Kyle. New Year's eve so quite busy. Seated on time, service was excellent. Did the ribeye bone in. What a great cut ! Cooked to perfection. Food delivery was well paced, about 2 hours, which was perfect. Brett was our head waiter and we were never lacking for service. Have been here before and look forward to coming back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My wife and I chose this restaurant for NYE. Our plans changed early in the day, but they were very accommodating. The service was very good. We really enjoyed the team waitstaff effort and the manager stopping by our table to chat. The steak was as good or better than I had at any fancy steakhouse. I love the sides came included as well.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We have been going to Donavan's for years. It is always a consistently good product.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner and the server and manager came by to check on us and make sure we knew what our options were and listen to our special requests. It was a great evening and the staff took great care of us.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

You will never go wrong when you choose Donovan’s for an every day dinner or a special occasion. I have been going there for at least 10 years and It is worth every penny!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Had the ribeye steak which was a little below average compared to other high end steakhouses.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

As a first time diner at Donovan's, we were immediately impressed by the beautiful interior of the restaurant. The dark wood was impressive and luxurious. We were shown to a very comfortable booth in the main dining area which had a name plate assigned. We asked the waitress, Sara, for an explanation and through that we gained an understanding of the tradition that restaurant provides to various families. Sara did an outstanding job of reviewing the wine list and menu choices and served us perfectly, along with members of her team. We had a perfect evening and delicious dinner that we will remember.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Always a great spot for any occasion.
Was our anniversary and service was great.
The table was nicely set for the occasion.
Sara did a great job for us.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Dinner and the service was exceptional! We both had the "chef's special." The steaks are always wonderful. Such a lovely place to dine.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

The staff was amazing and very helpful. The best part of our evening was the wonderful quiet atmosphere. Food was excellent and well worth the long drive for us from the far west valley.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Food was good. Cost was higher than most steakhouses. However the meal does include vegetable and potato.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a delightful evening celebrating our anniversaries with another couple. The steaks are large enough to share, and the meat was very tasty & tender. We ordered sides of mac 'n cheese, brussel sprouts, green beans, and mashed potatoes - all very tasty with generous portions. Great place for a special occasion!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We’ve been to Donovan’s previously and found it to be one of the best steak houses in the Valley but on this occasion it simply wasn’t up to par. The salads were average and overdressed. My steak was perfect but others at the table got a surf and turf combo and on those plates the steaks were just OK and overcooked. At $100 a plate this was really disappointing. The service pleasant but not a lot of smiles and we didn’t feel really attended to. Overall I have to say our experience was only average.

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

Horrible experience. Salmon that was not cooked, steak too rare, baked potato that was supposed to be salt encrusted and was not. I asked for NO pepper on steak and full of pepper. They comped the meal but the night ruined. Talked to other locals and they said they could not figure out how their ratings were so high. I guarantee Mastro's City Hall and Steak 44 are excellent. We are from Vegas & eat out every night...not good.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We had our annual dinner get together with friends. We always go to Donavan's and it lived up to our expectations. Could find NOTHING to complain about - Great food, Great service, wonderful atmosphere. We will continue our annual tradition.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The prices are high but I knew this. Wanted to thank my brother for his help.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 5, 2017

The scalloped potatoes were the best I’ve had at any restaurant in Phoenix.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 3, 2017

As years past our experience was very enjoyable. The steak as always was fantastic and you could almost cut it with a butter knife and cooked to perfection. The staff treats you extremely well. It is very pricey, so we could only afford once or twice a year but it is DEFINITELY worth it. Thanks again for making our night very special.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

This was a very special birthday celebration for my husband. I wanted to find a very nice restaurant, with good steaks and sea food, romantic ambiance, and very good service. I found it here at Donovan's. Everything was perfect.
A small world phenomenon: our wait staff are friends of friends, and they are our friends from Mexico! With all of the restaurants in Phoenix, all of the tables in that one restaurant on that one evening, we meet friends of friends, who hopefully now will become OUR friends!!
Perfect!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Manitoba)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Restaurant was excellent in all aspects: food and service are just superb! We celebrated our birthdays which made the experience even more memorable!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Fantastic top end restaurant, service is outstanding, food was amazing

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We both got Sick the night we ate there...I was looking for a great lobster dinner, the picture shown on open table was NOT the lobster I received... pic had paprika & it was broiled perfectly.. WHAT I received was just a steamed lobster tail with no seasoning on it. They also forgot our Brussels sprouts? Plus side note they don’t just bring bread they make u tell them u want it?! $250 dinner without gratuity for 2 people def NOT WORTH IT!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

I would give them a 10 if it were an option. Donovan's is superlative from the moment you walk in the door until you leave. The service is very detail oriented and the food is out of this world.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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