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Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
9:30 PM
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Tonic Bar and Grille

4.3
782 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Pre/post Theatre
Offering lunch, dinner, and cocktails, Tonic Bar and Grille, located in downtown Wilmington Delaware, infuses urban sensibility with the classic American steakhouse to create a warm and inviting dining atmosphere. We also provide group parties, catering, corporate delivery and takeout to the Wilmington area. Contemporary decor, hospitable service, delicious craft beers, plenty of big wines, and the finest steaks make us a premier choice for guests who expect the best.
We deliver an experience that leaves lasting impressions. We look forward to seeing you.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Burgers, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday-Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 10pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10pm
Sunday: 4pm-9pm
Bar: Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 1:00am, Sunday: 11:30am-11pm
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Phone number
(302) 777-2040
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Patrick Bradley
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Catering
Tonic Bar and Grille offers catering!
We will cater any size event. For more information call (302) 777-2040
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Orange & Tatnall
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Parking details
There is parking located at the Community Service Parking Garage but we do not currently validate.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our private room can hold up to 60 guests for a seated dinner. With partitions the space can be made larger to accommodate up to 100 guests.

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What 782 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DeaZ (Charleston)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Stopped in for a quick bite before a show at the Playhouse on Rodney Square. Convenient. We had several appetizers and all were great. Bar can be noisy, but the dining area was quieter. We will be back.

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bovindagita 
2.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Service was terrible. Although the waitress (Michelle) was nice and friendly. The food took WAY TOO LONG to arrive, and only after we inquired about it twice. Once it arrived one of our four orders was incorrect. It was also quite difficult to just get our water glasses re-filled.
The food was also very disappointing. To their credit, once we voiced our concern to the manager, she did remove one of the four dinners from our final bill, and did offer complimentary desserts.

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WillM 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great place for any occasion. On this night there was live music by the Light Up the Queen musicians. Great community involvement.

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Vinnie (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Food and service was very good! Place was very clean and had a nice open feeling in the restaurant. The only down side was the weather was cold and both the restaurant and the bar area were very drafty from the door being open and closed.

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Emily (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

This is definitely not the same restraunt that blue fish once was. While the food is good I can’t help but think back to how good it used to be. Sure the new variety is great but I feel like the dishes may be hit or miss. The filet was great according to my fellow diner but my pecan crusted chicken sandwich the bread was over toasted and the Brie often over powered the dish. For a neighborhood bar and grill downtown it’s a good place but it’s far from the perfect date night it used to be.

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902couple (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

A perfect place for dinner with friends. It is also our date night spot. Happy to be able to walk there, too. Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Excellent choice, food well prepared and delicious. Customer friendly.

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vipDelishANDdivine (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We came for a Valentine’s Day dinner Res and ended up sitting at the bar watching the Olympics, enjoying drinks and eating apps instead. The best dirty martini I’ve enjoyed in awhile and delish fresh mozz! Will return with friends!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great valentines day menu. Quick service.

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BoydS (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was the absolute best in every area...service food ambience etc.
I've been a chef for well over 20 years and I'm very hard to please!!

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TyJP (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My boyfriend & I went here for Valentine’s Day last year and ADORED it so much that we went back this year! The second experience wasn’t as delicious. Our drinks were pretty terrible. Mine tasted like straight cough syrup (I ordered some pear drink). We barely drank half before ordering something simple that we knew we would like. The waitress didn’t even ask what we thought of them. I must have ordered from the specials menu last year, because the entrees were not as appealing this year. I got the crab cakes. They were good enough. Just like any basic crab cake. I will say though, my boyfriends filet was cooked beautifully! Overall an okay experience food and drink wise. We are going to try it again when it is nicer out and decide if we will keep the Valentine’s Day tradition going then.

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SherrieH (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

My husband & I went for early Valentine's dinner on Saturday evening. The service was very good, friendly staff. The steak special was pleasing. I ordered the filet, mashed potatoes & asparagus and was very pleased. My husband ordered a rib eye steak it was very good, except for his side dishes, the green beans tasted like plastic/wax and the potato cakes that it came with tasted terrible. He was able to eat some of my mashed potatoes to help with both of our sides. The house chardonnay is ok, not that great for 8.50 a glass. Overall we would probably not go back for dinner maybe for happy hour, it was not worth 100.00 between the 2 of us.

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Lindalovesfood (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Chose this spot for a pre theater dinner at the Playhouse and worked out great, parking next door and theater down the street. Prices were moderate with drinks being a little high priced. We ordered salad, soup and several small plates. Plus prosecco and beer. Mushroom soup was very good as was the fennel-arugala salad. Jamacain samosas were tasty but a bit dry and the coconut dip provided was bland. The brussel sprouts were great and beautifully cooked and carmelized. The beet napoleon was not really like a napoleon but rather thinly sliced beets and portabellos with a small mushroom and arugal salad. It was delicious but the portabellos got lost in the beet juice.

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WilmingtonGirl (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

You have to get the half chicken. It was the best and the skin was so crispy and excellently seasoned. Our waitress and bartender were great would go back just for them too. Always a great spot to catch up with friends over food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

They no longer participate in open table. Please take not as reservations made on this app aren’t on record at Tonic anymore.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The menu offered in the restaurant did not match the one available online, which was a but disappointing guven that we came specifically for their exquisite ‘mustard seed encrusted salmon with curry cauliflower puree’, which was no longer offered. On a happy note, our server Valerie was AMAZING!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Business Lunch - My clients both commented on the great service and food!

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

We enjoyed dining at Tonic for New Year’s Eve. Our server was friendly and accommodating. The food and drinks were awesome. We had an awesome time there. I wish we had stayed for the DJ dance party!

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vipLionel (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Portion sizes have shrunk, but not prices. Good service and ambiance, nice wine selection

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BowunterDave (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Our server Yasmine gets 11 stars on a 10 scale!! Good is top notch. Aged steak to die for! Our new favorite dining experience place!

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CJfromPA (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Great service. Steak was ok. Have had better at Texas Road House.

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Goodfood (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Overall OK. The price was high for the quality of food served. Sticker shock upon getting the bill.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

As always, the food was quite good and the service was attentive but not intrusive. A very good and convenient venue for business lunches in Wilmington.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

Mushroom soup was delicious! Wait staff was very attentive and accommodating

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Karney (Indiana)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Food always good, lunch service always fast. The mushroom soup I had this time was homemade, creamy and delicious! A bit loud when they get crowded.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Our reservation was not honored and we had to eat at their noisy sports bar. Food was great, but I'm not going back if there is a show at the Playhouse.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

I fell in love with this place after the first visit, I love the brunch the most because it's closer than going to Philadelphia and the food is excellent, I love the brunch menu. It's my new spot and I tell everyone about it

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OpenTable Diner (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

Steak was fabulous. Cauliflower appetizer was interesting and tasty. Service was fantastic.

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suefair17 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

We went to Tonic before the theatre. It's conveniently located and one of us hadn't been there before. I was able to get a seat at the bar while I waited for my husband, which was a nice surprise, even though it was crowded and loud in the bar area. They sat us at our table and it seemed as if all servers walked past us as if we were invisible. It took ~10 minutes for anyone to say anything to us. The food did come out pretty quickly but the crab cakes that were expensive! were VERY small for a main course. They were good but way to small a serving for the price. The filet mignon was excellent. I would go back but not on a regular occasion.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on October 23, 2017

We had the crab cake sandwich. And the wedge with salmon. All was very good.

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