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Tonic Seafood and Steak
/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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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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.
Great food and service. Would go back
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....
Couldn’t have had a better experience. Great food, great ambiance, and great service from Amanda
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!!
The renovation is lovely and service was great. Would definitely go back again.
The food was excellent and the choices unique. Very nicely redecorated.
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.
Great food and Service
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.
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.
Great steak dinner and we loved the outdoor seating option. Great drink options too!! you won't be disappointed.
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!
It was a great night out with my bride food as always great ! Will eat here again
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
Everything was amazing! My server, Theo was perfect. The food was fantastic! Every bite was absolutely delicious. I will be back.
Nice restaurant offering wide selection of seating. Food was very good, and service good. Easy walk from area hotels.
I love Tonic. Always excellent service food atmosphere.
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!
Totally renovated - cool vibe with plenty of outdoor seating too- the food is fantastic
Great appetizers too, but room for their incredible dessert!s
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.
Very good lunch spot. Casual or business.
Tonic is amazing now that the work is done. The open air style is fantatstic!! Great choice!
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.
Service was amazing. It was attentive without being intrusive. The courses came in a timely manor. This restaurant is very beautiful inside.
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
Food and service were excellent
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!
Food was terrific. Prices were a little high but we had a great time.
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
Excellent service by Heli
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience & I will be sure to pass along your kind compliments to Heli! Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Direct Line: 302.510.8071
Our server was terrific and the food was very good.
DeniseF, We are so happy our service exceeded your expectations & you enjoyed your meals! Thank you for the suggested categories as well. Hope to see you soon! Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Direct Line: 302.510.8071
Everything was as expected. Nothing was out of the ordinary. The table for two was small and tight, but serviceable. The service was fine, and the food was as expected. The tuna tartare appetizer was quite good. The filet was tasty and the bearnaise was spot on. I liked that it was at a discount for Saturday dining. The Manhattan cocktail was also quite good.
Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad that you enjoyed everything from the service to the cocktails. If you enjoyed our Saturday Filet Night special, be sure to checkout our Friday's Surf & Turf special (details available on our website). Hope you join us again soon! Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Direct Line: 302.510.8071
Everything was delicious, I would definately go back!
Hi CrysalW, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! We appreciate the suggested categories & are very much looking forward to your return! Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Direct Line: 302.510.8071
My lady was totally impressed. For me, that's all that mattered. The food for both she and myself was delicious. I recommend that you at least check it out for yourself. Ask for a booth for the romance of the atmosphere despite the construction view outside of the window.
Tony, Thank you for spending Valentine's Day with us! I am so happy we were able to assist in impressing your date & you both enjoyed your meals. The construction on our road seems to be an ongoing project, in which we apologize for! Hope to see you both again soon. Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Direct Line: 302.510.8071
Overpriced, average food. Chef was very friendly and service was good but just not worth the tab.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, as it helps us improve in the future! We sincerely apologize that the menu did not meet your expectations, but do hope you give us another try soon. Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Direct Line: 302.510.8071
Service was very good. Wait Staff was very attentive. Food was very flavorful, but could have been a tad warmer, but not a complaint. My food may have just cooled off while waiting for my partners dish. Will definately go back again.
Thank you so much for spending Valentine's Day with us! I am pleased to hear that our service & food was able to make your evening an enjoyable one. Looking forward to your return! Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Direct Line: 302.510.8071
Really pleasant restaurant with a tasty menu. Had a great time! Highly recommend the short rib egg rolls for an appetizer.
Thank you so much for spending Valentine's Day with us! The Short Rib Egg Roll Appetizer has been a guest favorite for quite some time- we are glad you got the opportunity to try them! Hope to see you again soon. Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Direct Line: 302.510.8071
My friend had salmon and enjoyed it. I had pork chop and it was awful. I did ask for it to be well done, since I always want pork well done, but I did not think it would be so well done as to have to struggle to cut it.Been there several times and this is the first time for this type of experience.
I will try again in the future.
Larry, Thank you so much for your feedback! I will be sure to pass this along to our Chef, but want to sincerely apologize that you were unable to enjoy your meal. I encourage you to dine with us again & please ask for me, as I would love to formally introduce myself. Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Direct Line: 302.510.8071
Filets were cooked perfectly medium. Very good cuts of meat. Roasted potatoes and asparagus also prepared well. Started with seafood chowder and shrimp cocktail. Fresh and tasty. Service by Teddy was excellent. Made my wife’s birthday a special occasion.
Thank you so much for sharing your experience & celebrating with us! I am so happy to read that your meal was cooked to perfection & service was hospitable- I will be sure to pass along your kind compliments to our Chef & Teddy. Hope to see you both again soon! Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Direct Line: 302.510.8071
Went here for dinner and made a reservation for 6:30 on a Sunday. On street parking or you can pay $5 for the garage. We had no issues finding a spot on the street. The dining room was empty besides one other party of about 6 people. So I didn't need a reservation at all. The bar had a few patrons. We got there 30 minutes earlier and I gave them my name. They sat us right away and it seemed as though she read my little note about wanting a booth that I wrote in on Open Table. Bonus points. The service was attentive and the bathrooms were exceptionally clean. More bonus points. My French onion soup wasn't the best. There wasn't enough broth. I ordered the 8oz filet with compound butter and mashed potatoes. Delicious. Their was no art to the playing of the food. It seemed to be missing a garnish to make it "prettier" but the filet was tender and had a nice flavor. The mashed potatoes were some of the best I had out. Very creamy with a nice flavor and texture. My date ordered buffalo wings as an appetizer and the blue cheese for dipping was delicious. I also enjoyed the type of music they were playing. I would defiantly go back again.
Tonic Seafood and Steak does offer 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 4.5 stars by 936 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.