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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

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
Casual (7)
Special Occasion (7)
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Romantic (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Business Meals (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Authentic (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 10 hours ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Great valentines day menu. Quick service.

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·Dined 3 days ago

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!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Cozy, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·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.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (Washington DC)·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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Casual, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·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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 (Philadelphia)·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!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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

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 (Philadelphia)·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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Baltimore)·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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Fun, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·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.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

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

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 (Indiana)·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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·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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 (Philadelphia)·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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 (Philadelphia)·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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 (Philadelphia)·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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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 (Philadelphia)·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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vip
 (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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