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Tonic Seafood and Steak

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947 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Ton-ic
/tänik/ Adjective 1. Providing a feeling of vigor or well-being; invigorating.

Tonic Seafood & Steak is downtown Wilmington's hottest destination for creative cuisine, including some of the best steaks in the area. Multiple private dining areas make it perfect for all entertaining needs. The bar encircled with flat screens is always happening. Whether you are joining us for the city’s most talked-about Happy Hour or your favorite sporting event, we want each guest to have a feeling of “Tonic”. We are building lasting relationships with our guests by serving excellence. We look forward to welcoming you into our restaurant and sharing our experience with you!
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 947 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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GretchenS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always love Tonic on the weekends, live music is nice, love the new decor, highly recommend

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NeeNee0322
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Hit or miss ... my husband’s steak was not cooked as requested. We had been there previously, and he ordered the exact same meal and that meal was excellent. This time was disappointing.
Restaurant is very accommodating with special requests, and service is great. Whoever is in the kitchen isn’t as consistent as we had hoped. Probably will not be back.

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vipbarbarah
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We chose Tonic for the outdoor seating. The tables were spread amply apart. Our server was outstanding. We will return. One not, I think the music choice needs to be revisited. The 90’s pop rock is not creating a dining atmosphere befitting the prices of the food or the dinner atmosphere.

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vipBoShuff
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

If you want a patio with no view, slow service and mediocre food, well, this is your place!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant and loved the outside seating. Drinks were delicious. But the food, not so great. Not much flavor to anything. Brussel sprouts were my favorite dish of the night. Dry aged steak didn’t have much flavor, came out tough and over cooked. Raviolis extremely dry. Service was great though, just not the best place to eat.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you for your kinds words on service, decor and drinks! So sorry to hear about your experience with with the food. We do stride ourselves in buying the highest quality products, so we never like to hear that we've missed the mark. I hope you are willing to give us a second chance!

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Juwan
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Drinks / cocktail could’ve been better /bigger for 15 dollars.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on August 25, 2020

We are sorry you had an average experience with us! Hopefully you'll give us another chance to change it to 5!

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J567
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Delicious steak with great outdoor dining and attentive service.

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Awesome
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Tonic was very enjoyable. Great ambiance and food! The outdoor dining area under the lights was awesome.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for leaving us a 5 star review and leaving such a great compliment! We hope to have you in again soon!

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vipLarry
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. New look since we visited last. This is fast becoming our favorite restaurant in the area..

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for leaving us a 5 star review and the kind words! We hope to have you in again soon!

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JFCF
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. The short rib appetizer was tasty and the Halibut was excellent.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for leaving us a 5 star review and the short rib is a favorite! We hope to have you in again soon!

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vipFred
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Lively for COVID but pricey for mediocre food and disappointing drink menu. It has the persona of a high in bar but delivers like a college hangout.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on August 25, 2020

We're sorry that you had an average experience! We hope you'll give Tonic a second chance to give you a 5 star experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was great! Service was incredible & the food & drinks were delicious!!! Highly recommend the grilled peaches appetizer. Loved the outdoor seating & will 10000% be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Would go back

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Shauntyle
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience5

We ordered the Thai wings, chicken tacos, French onion soup, the short ribs mac and cheese and the beef sliders. All but the wings were BLAND. No flavor whatsoever. The chicken tasted as if it were boiled then put on the plate. The beef sliders, no flavor at all and had corners of American cheese ..... really poor idea of a slider. Now the short rib mac and cheese....... not one bit of seasoning. The cheese in the mac and cheese was definitely a pre-made cheese sauce, had to add generous amounts of salt and pepper to even attempt to eat it. ..... what I can say is that the fries were good and the pineapple tequila was pretty good. But if you are looking for a good meal ..... keep looking....

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MarkW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t have had a better experience. Great food, great ambiance, and great service from Amanda

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on August 25, 2020

Hey thank you so much for the 5 star review! We hope you come back again soon!

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BruceM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Its hard to give a review for our recent visit to Tonic due to the fact we're in the midst of the pandemic. We had a wonderful time and meal at Tonic this past week, but we were almost alone in the restaurant due to the shut down. Our server & the other workers were very attentive, even wished us a Happy Anniversary. I'd think the service and attention would be the same had there been a crowd, but since it was our first visit its a guess on our parts. Either way we fully expect to return to Tonic sometime soon, and might even welcome a wait or a bit more noise!!

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NeeNee0322
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The renovation is lovely and service was great. Would definitely go back again.

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PamC
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the choices unique. Very nicely redecorated.

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stephens
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was average. Got tacos for lunch. They were bland. Wanted to ask waiter to bring hot sauce but he didn’t return until end of meal. There were only 3 parties eating lunch that day.

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Greatplace
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Service

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review! We hope to see you in again soon!

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vipJenT
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The only issue I had with the meal is that the two dishes did not come out a the same temperature. My dining partner had a nice hot meal, while mine was warm, but not nearly as hot. Makes it a little difficult when part of the meal was a baked potato - warm isn't as appealing. With the limited number of customers, you'd think they would focus more on ensuring proper temperature before sending to the table.

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EarsAreRinging
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonic has a great menu. It has many choices for vegetarians and vegans and actually anyone who would like to have a healthy and delicious dinner. The staff was very helpful in making sure that our party was able to practice social distancing at our outside table. The tables inside were well spaced and the restaurant windows opens up so there is lots of ventilation. I think Tonic is a great choice during these times.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for the stellar 5 star review! We hope to see you in again soon!

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TashaB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak dinner and we loved the outdoor seating option. Great drink options too!! you won't be disappointed.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review! We hope to see you in again soon!

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TaraN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Everything was delicious. From the time we arrived we received exceptional service including social distancing, masked hostess and waiter. Ambiance was wonderful. Love the new decor!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great night out with my bride food as always great ! Will eat here again

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review! We hope to see you in again soon!

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DonnaS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I were so excited to get out of the house we wanted to try some place new. I originally looked for brandywine prime but they were booked so found this tonic bar and grille and it did not disappoint the grilled peaches were delicious and I had the seafood salad and my husband had the filet with herbed butter we both enjoyed our meals

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for the kind review! We hope to see you in again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! My server, Theo was perfect. The food was fantastic! Every bite was absolutely delicious. I will be back.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for the awesome 5 star review! We hope to see you in again soon!

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vipruss
Wilmington
87 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice restaurant offering wide selection of seating. Food was very good, and service good. Easy walk from area hotels.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for the kind review! We hope to see you in again soon!

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ElisabethW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Tonic. Always excellent service food atmosphere.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on August 25, 2020

Elisabeth, Tonic loves you too! Thank you for the 5 star review! We hope to see you in again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing with our visit! The food was great and so were the drinks! The RAD drink was very good! Our server was awesome too! She was very friendly and had great customer service!! We’ll definitely be back!

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Lulu
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally renovated - cool vibe with plenty of outdoor seating too- the food is fantastic
Great appetizers too, but room for their incredible dessert!s

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Anonymous
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The steak was so good that I nearly forgot that the appetizer (grilled preaches) was mediocre. Best steak I've bad in a while. Plenty of fresh air inside. Friendly staff.

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GlennK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good lunch spot. Casual or business.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review! We hope to see you in again soon!

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ChuckH
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonic is amazing now that the work is done. The open air style is fantatstic!! Great choice!

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review and glad you enjoyed the renovations! We hope to see you in again soon!

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vipJWes
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner at the newly renovated Tonic. We ordered three different cuts of steak and we were wholly satisfied. Service was excellent as were our cocktails. Looking forward to returning for dinner & hopefully live music soon.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review! We hope to see you in again soon! We love to hear that our staff is doing an amazing job.

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RolandB
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was amazing. It was attentive without being intrusive. The courses came in a timely manor. This restaurant is very beautiful inside.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review and kind words! We hope to see you in again soon!

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Madeleine
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great time! The food was amazing. Drinks were good. I’m so glad that Tonic is back open... and have you seen the renovations???? IT LOOKS AMAZING

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review and glad you LOVED our renovations! We hope to see you in again soon!

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MarkY
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review! We hope to see you in again soon!

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KatrinaA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and the bartender/ server greeted us promptly. Service was phenomenal and the drinks and food were just beyond what I expected first day back into opening. Will definitely be back!

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on August 25, 2020

Thank you for the 5 star review glad you enjoyed our outdoor seating! We hope to see you in again soon!

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MartinL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was terrific. Prices were a little high but we had a great time.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on March 31, 2020

MartinL, We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your experience & will pass along your kind compliments to the Chef! Hope to see you again soon. Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Direct Line: 302.510.8071

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Tonic Seafood and Steak does offer delivery in partnership with Toast and Uber Eats. Tonic Seafood and Steak also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 777-2040.

Tonic Seafood and Steak is rated 4.5 stars by 947 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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