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This was an amazing dining experience and one that should mirrored by other restaurants. They food was delicious, but the service and overall treatment by the staff was what really made it wonderful.
First time going, what a wonderful and amazing experience. We are greeted with smiles and feeling very special. Our table had rose petals and card wising us a happy anniversary. Such a wonderful touch to a amazing night. I highly recommend for a special dinner. The whole staff is wonderful and amazing. The food was delicious cooked to perfection. For sure will make this a must go to place.
The service and ambiance are on point. Everything from the bathroom to the menu's are a great experience. However the food is no where near worth it. My steak was mostly fat and gristle I chewed on my first bite for a few minutes before disposing of it into a napkin. I can cut around and search for a few choice morsels if I'm spending $20 on a cheap outback steak...but for $68 I expect...demand better. My other table mates felt it was ok at best and not worth the $$ we spent.
We've been to Donovans twice and both visits were amazing. It's too high end to call it kid friendly, although my preteen grandsons loved the whole experience. Food is perfect. Great wines. And very pampering, attentive service in a classic but comfortable atmospheric.
We were celebrating a special occasion, and the evening was perfect. The table was set with balloons, a personalized menu and note for our daughter, who had just received her RN certification. The food was wonderful, as always and the ambiance was perfect. Sarah made sure our evening was perfect. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it.
Everything was wonderful
The service and the food is extremely good, always enjoy the experience.
This was a business dinner with a client, 6 of us total. Staff was very friendly and professional. They interrupted a few times to tell us specials but no big deal. There were a couple moments when everyone's glass was empty (at one point we grabbed our open bottle of wine sitting behind us on the rail and filled our own glasses). The setting was very quiet with a limited number of guests dining on a Wednesday night so it was easy to hear each other. Unfortunately two of the six steaks were significantly overcooked, one of which was mine. Luckily our clients' steaks were cooked properly and they liked them. The first couple bites of my steak were delicious, albeit overcooked, but I was told it would only be 5 minutes to cook another and my plate and sides were taken. We had to watch everyone eat while waiting 15+ minutes for our steaks. By the time they were back with my steak, I decided to skip it and have it boxed after eating my wife's leftovers. The manager comped us a bottle of wine which was nice. But @ $1,300 not including the bottle of comped wine, it's doubtful I will be back anytime soon with so many other choices. I've never had a bad experience at Mastros. Everyone has bad days but you really do expect the best from a steakhouse like this. I am sorry I did not get to enjoy a warm steak properly cooked from this restaurant with my guests. I am sure it would have been great. I am only rating this resturant on my one experience here, but unfortunately for me it was not a good first impression.
The steak was the best I've had but side dishes were disappointing. They served warm water which is strange. Great service and ambiance. Good cheesecake too.
Donovans was excellent all around. We went there for good steaks and were not disappointed.
The service was great, selection was just right and the prices were reasonable.
Exquisite, as always. Like fine wine, I think Donovan's is getting better with age. It says something when your most recent meal exceeds the memories of the first one years ago. Food carefully crafted, seasoned and cooked-- au gratin potatoes still outstanding, as was the filet, scampi and halibut. Service was superb and very attentive to drink refills and cleanup. Love the backlit menus too! Only minor complaint-- too much time between order and food, and between courses (20+ minutes per).
Destroyed a really good cut of meat by adding way to much salt! I don’t know if someone spilled salt on me and my wife’s food or if they made the food almost unbearable to eat on purpose.
Never disappoints! Food and service is great. We started with a cocktail at the bar which is warm and inviting. Dinner was great, I had the Shrimp Scampi and my date had a Filet and grilled shrimp. Outstanding!
Food and service were excellent
Very nice evening and experience as always...
Service was extra-good this trip.
The servers are very professional. The ambience is very nice. The dinners were presented well. Only complaint is the steaks had too much salt. The Hostess at the front desk was very helpful when we had a problem with transportation.
Service was impeccable, including some juggling on the arrival time. Waiter and waitstaff was excellent and well timed throughout. The disappointment was the food. Not the quality, but the preparation. Steaks and salmon were uniformly overlooked. My steak, ordered rare, was medium, as were others that were ordered medium rare. Two of are party ordered salmon and it was overlooked to the point of dryness. That's just so disappointing for a prime steak house. I'm sure they'd have replaced entrees, but that's not any fun either. At their price point they should be getting it right the first time.
Super expensive but food is good. It was not the BEST steak I’ve ever had, but it was definitely good. The ambience was spectacular and our waiter was VERY attentive. It’s a great place for a special occasion.
Service was beyond excellent, making our evening truly magnificent. Augustine and Jose treated us like gold, and we enjoyed meeting them and other staff.
Food was great and cannot recommend it enough.
In my opinion, this is the premier steakhouse in Phoenix area
As always, the service was amazing and very attentive and the food was beyond delicious.
Great service, food. Had one in our party about an hour late, waiter helped us stretch drinks/apps until he got there. Very accommodating.
The restaurant was not busy at all upon arrival and we were seated at a table for four when we requested a booth. The hostess seated us at an open booth next to the table when we asked if we could sit at the booth. My 12 ounce NY strip was cooked perfectly however my wife’s halibut was severely over cooked. The chef brought a replacement halibut personally and told us to save room for desert. The new halibut was inconsistently cooked with some areas of the piece under cooked. My wife did not finish the dish. We received a complimentary creme brûlée as an apology from Joeb. Overall for $160 with Only ice water for our beverages the visit was disappointing and we are highly unlikely to revisit
We've been multiple times. Every time it's perfect! The staff is incredible as is the food. Donovan's is the whole package for sure!!
Great food and service like always.
Great place for a romantic dinner
Great and was awesome steak!
As usual the service was impeccable as were the steaks. It's the go to place for a nice dinner.
Wonderful food and service ! Robbie, Thomas(?), and Junior were a great team!!! Made my husband’s birthday celebration perfect!!!
The steak absolutely melted in my mouth.
Donovan's did not disappoint. The staff was friendly and efficient and the food was excellent with our steaks cooked absolutely perfect. It was both my birthday and my wife's and they presented us with a very nice desert compliments of the house. The only downside, and it's probably me because I'm "old and grouchy", I was surprised at all the patron's wearing jeans, t-shirts, and the guy next to use wore a hat the entire evening. This is a classy place frequented by people who don't have a clue in how to dress properly. I think Donovan's should enforce their dress code.
The service was excellent, requested that the rack of lamb be cooked medium it was brought to the table medium rare. Did not want to spend the time to return it so it was eaten as served. The menu is a bit pricey. Overall we will probably not return.
*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 $200 meal between 2 people, I would normally most definitely be bringing something home. Not from this place. Wish we had gone to Dominick's like we'd originally planned, but now I don't have to question whether this place can compete. Just, no. Oh, and I guess our waiter had decided his other tables were more important as someone else dropped off our check. No goodnight or anything. We won't be back.
Food was delicious and service was great.
Our Donavan’s experience did not live up to the hype we had been given by business colleges and friends. Initially we had great intro/service, by the time we ordered our drinks and entrees it started to slide down hill. Food took more than 30 mins to be delivered & 2 of our steaks where mis-plated. We came with the intention of celebration, we left disappointed with the service and food. Thankfully our celebration conversation carried the evening. My take is if you are going to charge the Do$ova$n$ prices, you need to step up all aspects of the experience.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
The quality of the rib-eye was horrible!