Stephen's on State

4.3
1099 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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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.3
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4.2
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had reservations for 7 pm, we’re seated upon arrival. The service and food were good, as always.

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OctaviaD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was super fast experience i originally booked for outside and the accommodated me so fast

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vipAliciaK
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good. Service was very good (hostess was especially welcoming and nice). Place is small and, even though we had a reservation, our party of 5 was shoved in a table for 4 with an extra chair. So I spent the whole night getting bumped into as people squeezed by.

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KarenC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time at Stephens. I rated the noise level as quiet because we went early afternoon before the crowd. The food was very good! The service was good. Everyone was friendly and polite. I would definitely go back again!

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TinaandTom
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time at this restaurant. Very impressed with the food. Will definitely go again. The cocktails had a delay - we had a 7pm reservation so the restaurant wasn’t at its prime time. Friendly service.

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Dee13
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything would’ve been a five stars except I I order ered the ribeye special and was shocked when I saw it was $69! Waitress should tell you the prices of the specials!

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Josie
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my hubby for a pre-father’s day dinner. The hostess was wonderful, our waiter was knowledgeable. Food was brought out on time and was delicious. Will go back anytime. Money well spent. 🙌🏾🙌🏾

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IronHillafterLinvilla
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are moving to NYC and went to dinner with some friends before the move. Food was great, service was great..a little pricey, but the food was great so it was worth it.

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MaureenK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We celebrated my daughter's high school graduation at Stephen's on State. The food was delicious. Everyone in our party was impressed by their meal. Our favorites were the filet mignon and the crab cakes. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion, and we are looking forward to returning soon.

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SweeTy77
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice and Patient Waitress
Pleasant Experience
Offered Special for the Evening

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AMG623
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you as usual! Our waiter Tom was awesome!

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SaraW
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was great! Food was delicious. Staff was attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Experience was good. Food could have been better. It was good but cold. Had to ask the waitress to redo.

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BillT
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I heard great things about Stephen’s and went there Saturday night and was not disappointed. Sat at the bar before dinner excellent cocktails served by Jimmy. Sat down in the restaurant Courtenay was our waitress and the service was outstanding. I would recommend the steaks.
I’ll definitely come back.
Bill

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MReggie
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

All in all, a good place to eat. A bit dark in the dining room.

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LaurieJ
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready when we got there and our waitress Ashley was awesome! Food was delicious - even though it was during there lunch menu time we were able to order from the dinner menu ...Ashley even made suggestions for my 4 year old niece. Will definitions back and recommend to my family and friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was great

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StevenC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again the experience was outstanding. All the food was cooked to perfection and the service was excellent. We will absolutely be back.

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Gman
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

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.

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MaureenC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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:)

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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Joshp
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time, our waiter Tom was very attentive and the food was excellent.
We'll be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

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 .

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vipinounvme
Philadelphia
85 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

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.

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MadMike
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I visited Stephen's because they were on the Restaurant Week list. When I got there, I learned that they weren't participating that day (a Wednesday), and instead were doing something called "Dining Under the Stars." There was no mention of this on their website or on their entry for the Restaurant Week page (seems like they pulled a "bait and switch"). I stayed anyway, because the menu items still looked like they would be great. I was not impressed. First, there was the frustratingly long wait between the time I ordered anything, even a drink, and when it actually showed up. The food itself was light on flavor and quality for the price. Both I and my friend had to add seasoning to our meals when we went home. When the bill arrived, I regretted not leaving when the server told that Stephen's wasn't doing the Restaurant Week menu that day.

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AlbertC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was fantadtic. We had seafood dishes and loved every bit it .

We will visit again.

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vipRobertH
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner, attentive service. My steak was great!

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NinaW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food & great service made for an exceptional dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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vipJohn
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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!!

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DAM7
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

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vipRonK
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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215BigBean
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

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...

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KarenI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipDonB
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Poor service. Food is ok not fantastic.

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vipROJB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

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.

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vipErnest
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fantastic meal- Ashley a great server- took care to insure that meal was cooked to taste

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LeroyAmbrose
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was outstanding. I enjoyed the experiment.

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DavidS
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

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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 1099 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.