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About Tonic Bar and Grille

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.

111 West 11th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Burgers, American

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

Cross Street:
Between Orange & Tatnall

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(302) 777-2040

Website:
http://www.tonicbargrille.com/

Catering:
Tonic Bar and Grille offers catering!
We will cater any size event. For more information call (302) 777-2040

Parking Details:
There is parking located at the Community Service Parking Garage but we do not currently validate.

Executive Chef:
Patrick Bradley

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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.

Tonic Bar and Grille Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (8)
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Creative Cuisine (6)
Business Meals (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Great for Lunch (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
People Watching (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Live Music (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Cozy (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Indiana)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined 7 days ago

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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·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

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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

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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food took a long time to be served. I had a ceaser salad with shrimp. Shrimp was ice cold

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Bar menu has a nice selection. Our burger and chicken sandwich came quickly & were very good. The music was great but not too loud that you couldn’t have a conversation. Our waitress, Rachel was very attentive and friendly. She made our experience even more enjoyable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Casual, Live Music, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 17, 2017

On short notice I was able to set up a candle light dinner with a special dessert 3 hrs before securing a table. The host and several waiters made sure it was a special night and anniversary for my wife and I. Well done.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, People Watching, Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Disappointing dining experience. We believe they mixed up our steak done-ness order and we decided to just let it go since we had a time issue. The steak salad I ordered was mostly lettuce, although they did include a generous portion of flank steak. The menu said "with avocado" and my salad had just one small, thin slice.
The ambiance was more sports bar than fine dining and the prices should reflect that. I do not believe we will return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2017

My food was delicious but the service was not good, and I was rather embarassed. I scheduled a lunch at Tonic for a business meeting. My colleague and I were talking and needed some extra time to look at the menu. Our server told us that "it was about to get very busy so he needed to keep on schedule." It was incredibly rude, but we were there for business so we ignored the comment and picked our entrees. I ordered the vegetable soup and the tuna tartare. It was phenomenal and I have nothing but good things to say about it.

My colleague ordered the steak sandwich without onions and told the server she was allergic. After eating about a quarter of it, she realized there were onions in it and told the server who said "there probably weren't more." This put my colleague in a very awkward situation: don't eat, or feel lile she's making a scene. The server should have apologized and immediately gotten her a new meal. We had to show the hostess after he left (who was kind and immediately apologized and got my colleague a new meal). Our server was grouchy, inattentive, and de-railed our otherwise productive lunch meeting. With other wonderful restaurants like La Fia, Domaine Hudson, and Chelsea Tavern nearby, Tonic cannot afford service this poor. I will never scheduke an important meal here again: take out only!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great filet. Everyone of our group really enjoyed their meal.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Three of us for an early dinner. The service was great and two of us had the rib-eye medium rare which was wonderful. Drinks were good.

The one who got the hanger steak on salad was disappointed in the tough steak. The wedge salad had a good flavor but the lettuce was shredded which made for difficult eating. The creamed spinach was marginal and the asparagus was grilled and tough.

We had a booth at the window and the view was guests and staff ducking outside on the sidewalk for a smoke. I guess if you are going to pay these kind of prices I expect more. There are many better places to get a good steak dinner.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Best I have had there in years! Great service and food outstanding! Put mushroom Spanish salad on menu all the time, outstanding!

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Restaurant Week makes this place a steal. Always consistent! Always great!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We sat outside, so I'm not sure my comments about noise level really apply -- ditto for ambience. The food and the service were outstanding, however; it is certainly a bargain during Restaurant Week!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Excellent!...from the greeting upon walking into the restauran; to Gabriella, our wonderful and friendly waitress who was highly knowledgeable of entire menu; to the HIGH QUALITY of fresh food, prepared to perfection; to the ambiance with live music. Superb in every way, a MUST in Wilmington!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Healthy, Vegan, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 29, 2017

The food is overpriced for the portion size and quality that you receive. If offering six wings as an app for 10.00, then ensure they are jumbo wings and not quail wings. The short rib eggroll was not appetizing. The steak salad is overpriced and the ingredients don't make sense. Why are there unseasoned fingerling potatoes in a salad? I probably would just save your money and go to a real steakhouse like Capital Grill, Sullivan's, or even Ruth Chris.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

This casual but tasteful restaurant with good food is a great place to meet up with friends. We took advantage of the Saturday Lobster Boil which was packed with 1.25 lb. lobster, clams, and sides but hey kitchen, "How about slitting the tail and cracking the claws right after steaming because a dinner knife just won't cut it?"

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Tonic knows food! Its always fresh, perfectly prepared and tastes outstanding. Service was great as usual.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Great steaks (rib eye and filet). A little pricey. Rest of menu seemed more reasonably priced. Attentive service.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on July 24, 2017

Helen does a great job in the bar -- she (and Brandy) are stalwarts, and are one of the reasons I include Tonic at the top of the list for business meals

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Execution from host, wait and kitchen teams sparkles at every turn. Tonic is a great place for a business meal and a business cocktail too! The salad options with protein choices are an overly generous portion of fresh greens and expertly prepared seafood. Don't miss your chance to explore the rest of the menu.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Paleo Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 9, 2017

This is a nice place to go, pretty quiet and the food is good. The only issue I have is the limited menu. Entrees were limited - only one chicken dish, salmon - two ways, and steak, various ways. I think they're trying to focus on steak, but when it was Deep Blue they had many more seafood options, it would be nice if they brought some of those back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 23, 2017

There for business dinner. Out of the white and red wine we selected. Some food was OK, some was not. Way too much time between appetizers and dinner and the restaurant was mostly empty. Won't be back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 21, 2017

We were there for Sunday Brunch and it was if the restaurant was not really ready for business. The food (Eggs Florentine) was barely warm as though they had been sitting and the fruit was small diced. The service was intermittent and there was no one to greet. Our reservation wasn't found although had been made on here. All in all, disappointing day.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mothers Day for the wife. Food was fantastic, service was good (not great), but the table next to us seemed to have a grip on the place.

Tags: Great Beer, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

What a great place! The place is very nice with a great bar. The service is excellent. The ambiance is comfortable, upscale but casual. If they changed the chef it would be a great spot as the food was barely OK. The waitress was very nice and friendly. The wine list is great. Awesome spot to get together with friends at the bar.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Dinner and service were good. The lemon tart was not good - crust so hard that it shattered when cut.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

It was my first time eating there though I had had drinks there before. The food lived up to every recommendation I had gotten about Tonic. Thanks!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Been multiple times, food is always good.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Overall Tonic was OK. The oysters for a starter were very good but the lobster tail with the surf and turf tasted of almost nothing. Also, as this came with mashed potato (which I like), it was very difficult to extract the lobster tail from the shell without spreading potato everywhere - I think it should have been done for me! My colleague's main (Short Rib Egg Rolls) looked pretty terrible and apparently tasted of nothing. We both wanted gelato for dessert but they only had 2 flavours after initially being offered 4!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We were there for Restaurant Week and the menu was great and the food was excellent.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 6, 2017

The entrée offerings were respectable and food good. For a downtown " Bar and Grill" the prices were over the top.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Went to Tonic for the first time during restaurant week. We were impressed. Food was good. Service was great. We will go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 2, 2017

The food was great, though a little pricey. The service was slower than I would have liked. We had tickets to a play at the Playhouse, and had to kind of flag down the waitress and wait around for our coats. We missed a bit of the "pre show", so that was disappointing.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Excellent food and service. Pat Bradley is a great chef and Amanda the hostess/server is friendly and warm.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Food was very good, our waitress Paige was wonderful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Terrible service! Rarely saw our waitress.

First time ever that I was told "no bread."

Mediocre food for the price - my medium rare steak came out well done

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Really enjoyed the food there. Delightful filet mignon. Nice ambiance. A great, convenient place before or after shows at the Grand or the Playhouse

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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