Nearby points of interest
Nearby points of interest
About Donovan's - Phoenix
For information on Private Dining please visit: https://www.opentable.com/private-dining/restaurant/3532
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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!
Please sign in to record your input. Thanks!
Report this review as inappropriate?
If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.