Stephen's on State
Once again the experience was outstanding. All the food was cooked to perfection and the service was excellent. We will absolutely be back.
The food was excellent but it took over an hour to get our food and this was on a Monday afternoon. If you plan on dinner being less than 2 hours, consider some other place.
Mothers Day dinner was excellent. The only issue was that my husband asked for his steak to be cooked median well and it was really well done. All in all we had a great time and we will be back:)
Mother’s Day. Had Shrimp Lejon. Great! Chicken Stephen. Also very good. Ashley was awesome as well as the rest of the wait staff! Wife had Filet Mignon. Done nicely! She didn’t even finish it.
We had a great time, our waiter Tom was very attentive and the food was excellent.
We'll be back.
Listed a 10oz filet and crab special on board at entrance and server told us about it . Never mentioned the price or was it posted on board . Way , Way Overpriced ! I have had better filets at other steak places for much less and better value .
The steak was cooked as requested without any imperfections, good job! I enjoyed the accompanying mashed potatoes and string beans, the crab cake was satisfactory it could have been more flavorful. My server did not give her name but she moved quick, professional and pleasant. I can also say the same for The young man who served the water, bread and got boxes. The overall experience was good but overpriced for the old dark decor that could have been cleaner.
The service and food was fantadtic. We had seafood dishes and loved every bit it .
We will visit again.
Wonderful dinner, attentive service. My steak was great!
Wonderful food & great service made for an exceptional dining experience
This was my first time here but will definitely be back. Ashley was our server and she made sure our food came out quick and hot. The food was great. I ordered from their Restaurant Week menu: ahi tuna, ceasar salad, chicken Stephen. He ordered the fried calamari, ceasar salad, Scottish salmon, and we both had a slice of NY Cheesecake to go. The food was awesome. The portions were filling. We had to take the Cheesecake to go. Ashley kept us moving. I will say it was a little crowded in there for me during these Covid times....so I appreciated being able to get in and out of there. But it was was great experience overall.
Are there still covid restrictions?? You wouldn’t know it if you visited Stephen’s. The bar was very crowded, every seat taken with people standing 2 deep along...and no one had on masks! Tables were not spaced any different than they used to be. Service was poor, had to wait at least 20 minutes before even being greeted by a server. Food was good but appetizer and dinner came at about the same time. In addition, we went because of restaurant week, and even though they were listed on the media website and had their menu posted, they said they decided to stop it. Very disappointing on many levels and won’t be back!!
The main entree was not as flavorful as I expected for the prices and menu. Our waitress did not even offer us the restaurant week menu. We had to ask. She also did not seem happy in general.
Our rib eye was almost inedible. The filet and crab cakes were both average. It's noisy and the curved booth is tight for 4 people.
Creme brulee was excellent.
This is our second time. Average both times. Probably won't go back. Maybe we'll sit at bar and get apps. Looks like a nice bar.
We were absolutely stunned at the experience we had. We arrived about 5-10 minutes before our reservations; there was no one at the host booth. The hostess was servicing other guests and said she'd be right with us when she was done. She came and asked for our reservation time and name, never greeted us or "welcomed" us to Stephen's On State, as is customary in almost any dine-in restaurant.
We were seated and given menus by our server; she too, failed to "welcome" us and didn't even give us her name! We were given ice water by our server and she walked away...about three minutes later, a gentleman brought us room temperature bread, not sure if it's usually served warm as this was our first time dining here.
Our server returned a couple of minutes after to take our order. She didn't "sell" the products: didn't tell us the best or most popular dishes, didn't try to upsell off the regular menu.
Throughout the evening our server never came to check on us. At our third lemonade, she informed they weren't refillable because it was Trader Joe's Lemonade!!! Are you kidding me?! We always had to get her attention to get her over to us. The appetizers (Prime Rib Egg Rolls and Shrimp Lejon) were the best part of the experience.
The menu listed the New York Cheese Cake with whipped cream and fresh berries; we were served cheese cake with caramel. The ambiance of the restaurant was warm, but the vibe was cold. We felt like we were in a diner with the lights dimmed.
Our server brought us the check and only then did we learn her name: Mary. We paid our bill and left an 18% tip and left...nobody thanked us for dining, no mints or toothpicks or wet wipes for our hands. Just nothing. So much for first impressions...
Every one in our party raved about the food. We have been there a number of times and always have enjoyed our food and the excellent service.
We had a lovely dinner and our server, Tom, was nothing short of the best. He knew the menu, how to time our courses, and he was very personable. We went all out and enjoyed soup, salad, appetizers, full entrees and dessert. Keep up the great work Stephen’s on State. Oh, and the reason I picked this restaurant was the fact that my husband shares the same name, Stephen lol. We will be back from Jersey.
Poor service. Food is ok not fantastic.
Very loud, service was awful. All of our food came out at different times and was a hit or miss. Drinks both fountain & mixed were not good.
fantastic meal- Ashley a great server- took care to insure that meal was cooked to taste
Service was outstanding. I enjoyed the experiment.
The veal dishes had meat that was fine, but they were served with fake mash potatoes that didn't taste great. Given the price point of the restaurant, $100+ for a party of three, we think there are many better options in Media for your dining pleasure.
We went on a Monday night for my son’s birthday. We’ve been to Stephens multiple times and had a fairly good experience, so this night must have just been an “off” night. We all got steak. The sirloin steaks were borderline inedible as they were so tough! My kids could not chew through them. My husband cut into his bacon wrapped filet and upon seeing it, the waiter immediately took it as it was obviously rare. Again, have been here before and it was not this bad, but I think we will not be rushing to get back to eat here.
Ran out of special sea bass kinda disappointed but everything was delicious
The food and service were amazing! We will be back again. The sea bass special was incredible!
Service at the end was very very poor. 10+ minutes waiting for dessert menu and 5 minutes for check.
The staff was awesome, and the menu was great! I will definitely be returning. Try the baked clams!
Decent food. Below average service. Good spot on State Street.
If you use a Groupon they add 20% gratuity. Food was great but service was not worth 20%.
Media was hopping when I dined at Stephen’s the other night, due to some early spring weather. Still wanting to eat outdoors, my friend and I were seated at a table on the sidewalk and got to people-watch and take in the sights. It was the closest thing to normal I’ve felt since before 2020. The service was the best I’ve ever received at Stephen’s and the food was just as perfect as I remembered it to be. Chicken Stephen always deserves a chef’s kiss, as well as the prime rib eggrolls. My friend got the steak special and loved it. Can’t wait to get back!
Food was Amazing and the service was great as well
Service was great, very accommodating to get us away from the door-the food was exceptional
Service was somewhat slow, took about 45 mins before getting drinks and apps. Noise level was pretty high and people were crowded around the bar area. Restaurant was clean and tables well spaced out. Food was pretty good but nothing crazy.
We met 11 years ago at Steven’s on a blind date and often celebrate there when able. This year did not disappoint! The food and service are always good! Missed the live music, but hope that situation will be able to change as Covid restrictions lighten up.
And another one!!!!
Bummed they didn’t start their specials until 4 and it was a little after 3. Waitress helped suggest a good margarita and my dinner was good my mom had the steak she said for the price there wasn’t much flavor. Creme Brûlée was delicious.
The food was amazing and the staff is great. Love it there.
Food was good
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 4.3 stars by 1080 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.