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Stephen's on State

4.0
4
1259 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Restaurant and bar open 7 days a week serving lunch and dinner offering a full dining experience. Our menu offers a variety of dishes that includes chicken, seafood, veal, pasta and the freshest cuts of USDA Prime Beef. Private room available for family and corporate events.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 14 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 891-8900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (855) 668-8009

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What 1,259 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.0
4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 3.9Ambience
  • 3.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Western Suburbs

    Romantic

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  1. T

    Thomas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice atmosphere, the horseradish sauce with the egg rolls was great, highly recommend the short rib bolognese.
  2. J

    James

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stephen's is always phenomenal while they were busier than normal that was expected though our server who was already doing an amazing job of keeping up with us went above and beyond and even paid for a round of drinks for us due to our food taking longer than expected I'd give her 10 stars if I could!
  3. B

    Barb

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  4. ES

    ErinS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent, appetizers came out immediately, and steaks were cooked to perfection.
  5. DM

    DianneM

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    This is our first time in a long time having dinner at Stephen's. And to be honest, it will be a long time before we go back for dinner. That's a shame since it was once one of the more up-scale restaurants in Media. My father's salmon portion was extremely small for the price. My mother said her chicken parmesan had more cheese than any chicken parm she's ever had. I got the tuna and scallop special. I only ate one scallop because I felt they weren't cooked enough. My husband got the 18 oz rib-eye special. His was the worse entree of all. We questioned whether it was actually a rib-eye and it certainly didn't appear to be 18 oz. It was smothered in cheese and caramelized onions, but had no fat and no flavor. We're not sure what's happening or happened at Stephen's, but for now, we're crossing this Media staple off our list of favorite Media restaurants.
  6. BU

    BUDDYGUY

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Before COVID-19 hit the U.S., Stephen's on State was one of our go-to restaurants weekend restaurants. On our first post-COVID-19 visit we chose Chicken Stephen as our entree. Sadly, I must report that the chicken was listless and the shrimp seemed undercooked. Also, the weekend crowd we were used to pre-COVID-19 was missing-in-action. Let's just say, it was not what we were expecting.
  7. BB

    BriannaB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience2
    Had a party of 6 for 6:45 on a Friday. They put us in a small separate room which I originally thought was great. But the table was covered in dust, they brought chairs into the room to store while we were eating, it was so hot we we’re all covered in sweat. There was gnats flying around, we finally found a fan to plug in and it smelled like burning plastic. The food was fantastic but I’d recommend not using the private room if you can avoid it.
  8. CM

    CarolM

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The location is great. Food was delicious. Service was excellent. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
  9. S

    Sherm

    Philadelphia

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food as normal
  10. k

    kathwilley

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good time, great food, great service, great entertainment!
  11. B

    Brooks

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food in Media every time.
  12. MP

    MoonPieMeACB

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our Server, Crystal, was great!
  13. P

    Paul

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Will not go back. We took advantage of a gift certificate we were given, but we were disappointed. The service was very good and helpful, but the food and ambiance left much to be desired. Dark and dingy; tables were sticky. There are many better choices, especially in Media.
  14. MG

    MeaganG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience4
    The service was excellent. The food was terrible :(
  15. C

    Charles

    Key West

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    Waiter was very good but busy. Food was very good but took a long time between courses. Restaurant needs a good cleaning and possibly updating
  16. DK

    DanielleK

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was very nice. The food was good and the service was good too!
  17. S

    Spencer

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Great filet
  18. KT

    KevinT

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was great! The staff was super friendly and accommodating. The waitress was welcoming and informative and provided great recommendations. The food was good, the drinks could have been a little stronger for the price but otherwise pretty solid place, I would definitely go again.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Service was TERRIBLE. Never going back. Second time it was bad
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinning under the stars was fantastic and our server Noah was incredible and very nice there for us and loved to joke with us
  21. J

    Juls

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience3
    Food was mediocre, service was very good, drinks way to expensive!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience1
    Anniversary
  23. FW

    FrancisW

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Sat at bar at first. Bartender made excellent drinks. Sat at table. Service was excellent. Food good but pricey
  24. JM

    JanM

    Naples

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We brought my mom back to Stephens for a quiet dinner in the back. The restaurant gave us the back room all to ourselves for the 1st hour, understanding that my mom is in her 90’s. The Stephen’s salad is delicious and was split for us in the kitchen. The filet was cooked perfectly for Mom and we shared the Scottish salmon with risotto and 2 large shrimp, also split in the back for us. The cocktails were perfect too. Love this place. Crystal couldn’t have been nicer or more accomodating. Thank you.
  25. D

    Dissapointed

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    So granted me and my daughter went at a very busy time which was dinner under the stars so that is the reason for the noise level. As for the food I ordered the French onion soup. Which was very bland and greasy . For the entree I had a 48.00 dollar NY strip steak that was very hard to chew it was possibly the toughest piece of meat I've ever had needless to say I sent it back. And did not want another. The Mach potatoes that came with the dish were so stiff you could slice the mound with a knife . Sent those back and brought out new ones that were so gritty, bland and runny that I swear they where out of a box. For desert I had the creme Brule flavor wasn't terrible but it was again very runny and firm like it should be. In all would nvr go back for the prices you could easy eat at a way better resteraunt and have a much better experience
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    My reservation was for 6:45pm. My food did not come out 8:15 pm. We waited long and waitress explained the kitchen was backed up. No manager came out to address issue. I was excited to try the restaurant. However, truly dissatisfied and disappointed of the lack of service.
  27. D

    Delcogirl

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner and friendly staff! We'll definitely be back!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great
  29. DH

    DonaldH

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great service. Accommodated a special request for a quiet table and had a great evening!
  30. JL

    JessicaL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Our appetizers were tasty! My chicken parm was not seasoned and my husband's NY strip was not medium well done as request but okay in taste. The overall ambience was extremely dated and had an old smell that was strong. I will more than likely will not be back.
  31. ME

    MegahanE

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Steaks were very good and short rib macaroni to die for. A little noisy as we were sat in bar area but nice night with front of restaurant open.
  32. MH

    MargaretH

    Naples

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a birthday and it was outstanding! We started with calamari, oysters and eggs rolls, everything was delicious! Entrees were lobster ravioli, salmon, scallops, crab cakes and veal marsala, all were exceptional. Our server was attentive and friendly. Perfect place to enjoy an evening out with great food and drinks.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Yesterday was a beautiful day. I was excited about having a meal at Stephens. The waitress took exceptionally long to come to us to take our order. A table that seated after us had bread twice and we didn’t receive no orders of bread. Once we mentioned this to the waitress she brought our bread out to us. Our food followed directly after receiving the bread. The food which is normally delicious was pretty bad yesterday. The lobster was over cooked. I order lamb and got steak, I still kept the steak, but it was extremely tough. After that negative experience I still will give it another try, because my previous experience was great.
  34. MN

    MichaelN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5
    Food was served room temperature. Drinks were not property mixed. Outdoor seating was within 15 ft of a very loud musician. Long delays in surface.
  35. I

    Indulgence

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the atmosphere, the food and the service. Wonderful!!
  36. MG

    MegG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Monday nights are quiet around dinner, but Quizzo starts at 8pm. We made sure to finish our meals before that started.
  37. S

    Stephanie

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First our server Jen was amazing, felt like family. Food was terrific. So glad this spot has reopened and that's folks were out on Main Street. Will be back in large part because of Jen.
  38. GJ

    GJ2324

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stephens is always great! Manager Tom is the best and waitstaff is always on point! Joe is great, we love him!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was our second visit to Stephen’s on State for our anniversary. Our first visit last year exceeded our expectations so we decided to try them again. I had the special: grilled ribeye (medium rare) with scallops wrapped in bacon and my wife had the Scottish salmon. Both entrees were excellent. I also had the French onion soup and she had the State salad. For dessert, I had the warm apple tart and she had the chocolate lava cake. It was all excellent and the server was very upbeat which made for a fun environment for dinner. We had a six o’clock reservation and were promptly seated and greeted by the server. The noise level was low to moderate during our dinner, but the level did start to get uncomfortable near the end of our meal. It didn’t help that a guest at the table next to us was trying to communicate with their friend that was at the far end of the room. At least we were at the end of our visit so we didn’t have to endure the loud talking for very long. All in all, the experience was excellent.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great food. Maybe the best and biggest variety in media. Too noisy for friends catching up

FAQs

Stephen's on State does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Stephen's on State also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 891-8900.

Stephen's on State is rated 4 stars by 1259 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Stephen's on State

105 W. State St., Media, PA 19063

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Media

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–12:00 am Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–1:30 am Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 2:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (610) 891-8900

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (855) 668-8009

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