Stephen's on State

4.2
1075 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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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
83 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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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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
3 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
55 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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vipDavidS
Philadelphia
7 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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vipCarolynL
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

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.

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vipcuffa
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ran out of special sea bass kinda disappointed but everything was delicious

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Trish
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were amazing! We will be back again. The sea bass special was incredible!

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RandyW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service at the end was very very poor. 10+ minutes waiting for dessert menu and 5 minutes for check.

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pianoplayr19
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was awesome, and the menu was great! I will definitely be returning. Try the baked clams!

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Gr8tgrub
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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LeoS
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Decent food. Below average service. Good spot on State Street.

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vipLovestoeat
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

If you use a Groupon they add 20% gratuity. Food was great but service was not worth 20%.

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MeghanK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipSherm
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was Amazing and the service was great as well

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vipErnest
Philadelphia
88 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, very accommodating to get us away from the door-the food was exceptional

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Emily
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

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.

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GailB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

great evening

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vipSherm
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

And another one!!!!

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JennM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good

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MichaelJ
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff is great. Love it there.

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violinadonna
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a reservation for 5:30 on a Sat. It was relatively quiet when we first sat down, but found that we were raising our voices towards the end of dinner to hear each other. (Around 7:00).
Tina, our waitress was exceptional!
The only problem was, i don't thin the table was cleaned well before set up. My chair had crumbs, which I just brushed off, but my husband had to ask for the table to be cleaned as it was very sticky.

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GOOD FOOD, GOOD PEOPLE. GREAT FOOD, NICE PLACE TO EAT.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our dinners.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious

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JuliaK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! We had a wonderful date night.

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 4.2 stars by 1075 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.