Tonic Seafood and Steak
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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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Spring mix, roasted red peppers, crispy onions, jumbo lump crab meat, steamed shrimp. Fried calamari, saffron vinaigrette
We sat outside and it was quite a bit noisier inside. Waitstaff was great. Food was okay for what we paid, not exceptional.
Casual Friday evening dinner. Table was ready upon arrival at 6:45. Our server “Page” was quite chatty and personable. We ate lightly, seafood salad, that was tasty and my guest had a salad with salmon added.
Overall service, food and price will have me returning whem I’m ready to attack a steak.
Dinner was good and service was excellent. Teddy was the best waiter we have had in a long time. Expertly explained the menu, wines and made suggestions for each guest. A very enjoyable evening.
Had a great post-graduation lunch with family at Tonic. Great atmosphere, great food, great service. Don’t get out of North Wilmington so much so it was nice to go downtown for a change. Will definitely go back.
We stumbled into Tonic, expecting not much and were completely blown away. The food is excellent - creative with great veg complements - and the service is outstanding. We have to manage celiac/gluten free so were really pleased they have a GF calamari (very unusual). We also had scallops. Our waiter recommended chick pea cakes which were really super! We had a flourless cake dessert. And…tasty cocktails and wine. A truly unexpectedly great evening out in Wilmington.
Noisy, especially from the back room. Otherwise the food was hot and tasty.
Always first class here!
My husband enjoyed his entre, duck, more than I enjoyed the crab cakes. Liked the crab cakes but found the side greasy (potatoes & spinach).
The restaurant is pleasant and because it was Saturday night in Wilmington , not to crowded. Service is good
The Scallops were very tasty and my fiance love the New York Strip
Great service. Relaxed environment. Great food. Great location and hours.
Rachel our server must’ve been tired. She was very impatient. This is my first experience in tonic. I asked her can I change tables because I didn’t want to sit by the bathroom she said every table was reserved but the greeter found me a table. The greeter was very pleasant. Then Rachel was quick to say we close at 7pm when our reservation was for 6pm. My apple tart was old and was not fresh. The shrimp were inedible.
Went with steak and seafood tower. Octopus for starters and apple pie for desert. Everything was great.
Great food, location, and service... Will be back soon!
The atmosphere in Tonic is nice. The little wooden table where we were seated was near the door, so the constant traffic past the table was distracting, however, both entrees ordered were good. The food temperature was good; the portions were small on the crab cakes, but they did not have filler, which made them very tasty. The filet mignon was also delicious. Tonic is a nice spot for a special occasion dinner, but would be pricey for a regular weekend dinner, however, we do plan to return.
This was my first time here. I visited based on the reviews; however I won't be returning. I ordered a medium well steak, it was EXTRA well done. The lobster tail was dry and the asparagus was blan. The crab cake was initially mistaken as a scallops because it was so small, but it was tasty. The waitress took the steak and lobster back. My husband opted not to take another lobster but requested a replacement steak. The replacement steak was rare, but rather than send it back again, we opted to take it home and cook it properly. The waitress was attentive and polite. If you're looking for a quality steak house this isn't it.
The food and service were great
Service and food was amazing.
One of the best meals I've had in years. Awesome service, too.
Nothing too special. Food was good but the reviews made me expect more.
Probably not returning.
Chicken tacos - chicken was very dry and lacked flavor
Short rib egg rolls - very good
Brussel sprouts - mediocre
Overall, menu was overpriced.
Waiter brought out birthday cake with sparkling candle - GREAT
Everything and everyone was so nice! We are definitely going back!
Food was good but way over priced. You can food just as good for lower prices elsewhere. I may return but only for the fries cooked in duck fat which were superb. The steak was average and not worth the price at all.
Very chill atmosphere. We loved the place!!!!
Amazing experience! Great drinks, great food, and great service.
Always top notch food and service.
Everything was wonderful!
Always a great meal, combined with great service at Tonic. It never disappoints!
Kim was great!
Happy that I was able to make reservations for an outside table. Many places don’t. Food was delicious & service was great.
I meant to give five stars for everything and hope I did. Great food, helpful and pleasant staff, and a wistful view of the sidewalk setup when the weather and seasonal temperatures allow. My wife loved the seafood salad and I was in the mood for a rare steak, which was perfectly prepared. And we both loved the unusual homemade bread appetizer. Check out Tonic's online menu!
Food was outstanding service was great a little pricey but not for the food you got. Overall it’s a definite do again!
Our waitress Amanda was the best part of the experience. She was very friendly and helpful throughout the night. Upon arrival, the hostess failed to greet us as she was on the telephone and did not take the time to acknowledge us. Amanda stepped right in, greeted us and took us to our table. She was very kind and attentive throughout our experience. The food was okay; we had the short rib egg rolls for our appetizer. They were very greasy and did not have much flavor. We then ordered the 8 oz. filet mignon and 12 oz. T-bone steak. Both were prepared well and enjoyable. The overall experience was average, nothing to note other than the service provided by our server, Amanda.
Very good food and service. Drinks were very tasty and plenty of options.
The outdoor seating was comfortable and safe. The food was delicious and came out in a timely manner. Our server was attentive to our needs. I look forward to going back.
We enjoy the food, service and our waitress. Even small chat with the manager. The diner party gave rave reviews about the steak
we loved it! the food and the service was good. the live band was amazing!! I would definitely come back here and next time i would make reservations closer to the live band!
We went there for our anniversary dinner. It was awesome!! Food was outstanding!! Service was great. Everything was so awesome!!
Electrical issue caused lights to go up and down every few minutes. 2 parties that night were very loud and distracting but otherwise the food was amazing.
Amazing food, setting and definitely would recommend others to go! I will be going back for sure!
You can order delivery directly from Tonic Seafood and Steak using the Order Online button. Tonic Seafood and Steak also offers delivery in partnership with 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 4.6 stars by 1029 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.