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About Durant's

Durant's is a legendary 58 year-old tradition of great steaks, fine wines, and heavenly desserts. Enter through the famous back kitchen door for classic steakhouse dining.

2611 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Virginia

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(602) 264-5967

Website:
http://www.durantsaz.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet service located behind the restaurant, allowing entry to our famous back door entrance.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Wine

Durant's Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (122)
Good for Anniversaries (101)
Good for a Date (98)
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Good for Birthdays (83)
Romantic (80)
Business Meals (76)
Worth the Drive (62)
Authentic (61)
Neighborhood Gem (57)
Notable Wine List (57)
Handcrafted Cocktails (41)
Cozy (41)
Bar Seating (38)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Great for Lunch (33)
Pre/post Theatre (31)
Fun (28)
Good for Groups (28)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (21)
People Watching (20)
Comfort Food (19)
Hot Spot (19)
Seasonal (19)
Happy Hour (17)
Casual (12)
Late-night Find (11)
Paleo Friendly (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Tasting Menu (6)
Great for Brunch (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Healthy (4)
Great Beer (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Music (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined a day ago

The food was excellent! The dated exterior and interior did not ruin the experience. Walking through the kitchen felt inappropriate. It was a very welcoming group of employees. That made the dinner special.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Best steakhouse in AZ hands down! The environment, food, and service is second to none.

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·Dined 2 days ago

Fish was overdone and dry. Service was hit and miss.

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 (Nashville)·Dined 3 days ago

Never disappointed at Durant’s!!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 3 days ago

Best ribeye ever! Cooked to perfection and lots left for leftovers.
Tito’s martini was made just right.
Sautéed spinach excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined 3 days ago

This was our second visit, my wife and I first dined at Durant’s 4 years ago and we decided to re visit with friends while in the Phoenix area. Fun place, good food.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined 4 days ago

Durant's provided exactly what they are known for. My girlfriend and I were there for Valentine's day. It was very busy but expected. We arrived early and grabbed a couple bar stools when they opened up, had a great straight up dirty martini and she had a glass of Cab. They poured her a couple tasters until she found the right Cab for her taste. Res was for 845, we were sat by 9 but it was very evident that the staff was working hard to get people seated asap so we were not phased. Dinner started with a great bottle of wine our server recommended, the crab cakes, soup and salad, then my prime rib cooked to a perfect med rare, and her grilled scallops in herb cream sauce (to die for!). Yes, place was crowded and busy but in our giant booth for two, we were just fine and unaffected by any excess noise. All in all great experience, and yes, bring your wallet. If you are looking for a quick cheap steak, I think there is an Applebees nearby

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·Dined 4 days ago

Love love this place... when ever we want a great steak drinks , and amazing service.. we come here.. our romantic little getaway dates ...we recommend and make sure you make reservations.. on holidays or special occasions

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing atmosphere, food, and drinks! First time here, but definitely not the last. Already planning the next date.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, People Watching, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Durant’s is our annual Valentines/Anniversary dinner date and is superb in every respect. The ambiance is old style CLASSY in every way.
The food is wonderful with a great selection. The service is classy, friendly, and efficient. Our server this time, David, was friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. Not being newcomers we are no longer surprised by entering through the kitchen...greeted by the cooking staff. I would rate the noise level between moderate and high. My only caution to readers is Durant’s popularity...if you want a table on a day like Valentines you have to reserve early. Like 3-4 weeks ahead. A great dinner and we will be back next year.

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·Dined 4 days ago

I was hoping for an incredible experience from everything I had heard. The wait was expected. We got to the table and the waiter explained everything. The food came put at a reasonable time. The staff came out and checked on us which was appreciated. My wife had the top sirloin , the marinade flavor was pretty much on the surface. The other thing was it took about 20 minutes to get a refill on a soft drink. They were busy being Valentine's night, but that to,me was a bit long.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great ambiance; lighting, attentive wait staff, wonderful food and old fashion service across the board.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 5 days ago

Durant's is always amazing. And Kevin is our favorite server. He's one of the main reasons we go to Durant's!

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

We highly recommend Durant’s for its excellence; a magnificent dining experience!

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on February 12, 2018

Our waiter , Jeff was great. Meal was excellent. Bar staff friendly. One of the best steak restraunts I've had the pleasure to dine at.

Thanks
GMB

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

Durant's is one of the best steak houses I've ever been in. My husband, who is a great cook, also loves it and so does my son, who is a real foodie. The waiters are great, especially Lonnie and Kevin. The seafood is also terrific if you're not in the mood for a steak. The crabcakes and pasta with clam sauce are to die for and so are the desserts. You'll love this place.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Late-night Find, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Had out of town guests. The neighbor was loud and obnoxious. The server quickly addressed the situation. Dinner was as always delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Fun, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was good but not excellent. Very over priced when compared to other fine dining steakhouses such as Morton’s, etc.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

We come here a few times a year for date night. Definitely a romantic feel to the place but also good for birthdays and business gatherings. The place can get a little loud, more so near the bar area. We've always only ordered the steaks and they are always cooked perfectly. Service also has been outstanding every time we've gone, waiters definitely pay attention and your beverage never goes empty.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 11, 2018

As always everything exceeded our expectations. The food is one of a kind and the staff are the best of the best. Can’t wait to return!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Entered through the kitchen which fun. The staff was extremely attentive and friendly. Everything from the bread (wow!) to the Main Course was delicious. 5 star steak, garlic mash creamy and flavorful.

It was a little pricey so I can't stop in every week but I will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

After over 25 years of Durant'
s it still is the Vey BEST.
Always reminds us why we love it here.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Everything was great!! Greg was our host and he was very knowledgeable concerning the wines. My birthday lunch was quite a memorable. I will definitely be returning soon!!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Authentic, Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (México)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great place, food is superb, get dessert

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Our business party of four came to this place because of its excellent reviews. Our group frequently dines at excellent restaurants around the country. Durant's is a classic 1950s-style upscale restaurant with great food, but several problems.

1. Building. You actually enter this small unimpressive building through the back door, walking through the cramped kitchen. This point would not be that important, but this was a harbinger of things to come.

2. Noise. Low ceilings, tight quarters, and a packed house all created a very noisy place. Even though we had only four at our table, it was hard to hear each other talk and very hard to hear the tired soft-spoken waiter.

3. Cramped. The tables are packed together tightly with very little elbow room. The owners clearly want to maximize dollars/sq-ft.

4. Prices. If you go to their website to review the menu, you'll notice that the prices have been DELETED from the online menu. When you get to the restaurant and see the menu in person, you then realize why. The prices are extravagant. Our group is accustomed to seeing $50 steaks, but Durant's prices can be much more ... $60 and up. (One novelty item is the 48-oz Porterhouse + 2 lobsters; price = $254. Yes, $254.)

5. Slow service. We arrived at 6:15 on a Wednesday night. Our simple entrees took at least an hour to prepare. We didn't linger after dinner, but we didn't get out of there until 8:45 p.m. (2-1/2 hours).

Yes, the food was very good. But we all concluded, "We won't be back." There are too many other good restaurants that offer a much more pleasant experience.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Durant’s is a classic “old school” steakhouse with red leather booths and red wallpaper. We went on a Wednesday night at 6pm and it was really busy. We enjoyed the classic vibe and the steaks were delicious but pricy.

Our service was really slow. We were trying to make an 8:30 basketball game and ended up needing to flag down our server (no easy task because he was so busy) to get our check and rush out the door. We were celebrating a birthday, but didn’t get to have dessert because we ran out of time.

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Very crowded and loud. Most of food was good. Drinks almost too strong.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Durant’s combines the older dining experiences with the new. Excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 6, 2018

We each had one of the burgers. All three were cooked to perfection. Our server was the best. everyone was very friendly. The side spinach salad was excellent. We never felt rushed. It was a wonderful birthday celebration for my friend!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

The service & food were tremendous! But I was expecting something “special” since I clearly stated that we were celebrating 2 Birthdays that night. It wasn’t even addressed or acknowledged.

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Terrific as always

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed my dining experience at Durant's. Ron was our host for the evening and he provided excellent service. His recommendations were perfect, and he was quite knowledgeable regarding their steaks. We sampled both the raw oysters as well as the Oysters Rockefeller, and both were out of this world. I had a bone-in ribeye steak that was grilled exactly as ordered. The flavor was spot on without showing signs of heavy handedness during preparation. The wine list was extensive, but we opted for hand crafted drinks instead. A fantastic dining experience all the way around.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 4, 2018

If you want an excellent steak this is it. Yes, the prices are not conducive to everyday dining but they are worth it. The entry walk through the kitchen, the staff greetings, friendliness and knowledgeability are first class, making you feel welcome and at home. And they know how to do a steak! That and a nice bottle of wine! Awesome!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always a great experience. Fun to visit with the other diners. The oyster rockefeller are the best anywhere. Martinis done right. Chicken livers off the chart.

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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Reservation was for 8:45 but seated for dinner after 10 PM. Steak was good but not exceptional and definitely not worth the price tag. Overall a disappointment and did not live up to its reputation.

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·Dined on February 1, 2018

It was very crowded the night we went but we were able to get a drink at the bar while we waited for our table. Somehow they were able to locate us in the crowd when our table was ready. The food was amazing! It was so good, we are going back again Monday!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We Love Druant's and have been coming here for years. It was our 10th Anniversary and we had a great time!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fun, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

It was delightful. Took my staff there during a convention and it could not have been more special. Since I was going there I bought the book about Jack and that was fun too. Will be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great experience will be back!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 29, 2018

This is my NOT TO MISS FIVE STAR LEGENDARY CLASSIC PHOENIX GO TO MUST SEE SPOT

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Authentic, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, People Watching, Bar Seating, Cozy
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