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About Stephen's on State

Stephen's on State originally opened their doors in June of 2003 under the name Stephen's Prime. Primarily a steak house, the restaurant operated for three years before the owners felt a change was necessary. They wanted to create a more casual setting and in August 2008 renovations began. The entire face of the restaurant was demolished and replaced with sliding french doors that open out to the street. Opening under the name Stephen's on State, the restaurant now offers outside cafe dining in addition to the ala carte lunch and dinner menu. Responding to the high volume of bar business, Stephen's once again renovated in August of 2008 and expanded into the adjacent building doubling the bar capacity and adding a new dance floor. With live entertainment Monday through Saturday, many people are coming to Stephen's to enjoy a full dining experience, dance, or maybe simply to enjoy an appetizer and cocktail from their extensive martini and wine list while listening to music.

105 W. State St.
Media, PA 19063
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday: 2:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday, Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(610) 891-8900

Website:
http://www.stephensonstate.com/

Stephen's on State Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasion (21)
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Good for Anniversaries (18)
Romantic (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Casual (15)
Business Meals (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Fun (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Hot Spot (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Cozy (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Great for Lunch (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Creative Cuisine (4)
People Watching (4)
Great Beer (3)
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Local Ingredients (3)
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Disabled Access (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

We’ve been there a few times and this was quickly becoming one of our favorite spots. Tonight, Valentine’s Day we went there and hit a few servicing problems. First, we weren’t told of any specials, then all the women customers were given a single rose except my wife, I had to request one, everyone around us received a basket of bread, we had to request 2x. It was very odd that the service to the other patrons was spot on, but we were ignored. The food was good, but service was very lacking.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic food and service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

This is my go to place for Filet Mignon! It's perfection! The restaurant is pricey but great quality. If you go on Sunday or Monday night it's BYOB.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined 5 days ago

We went to Stephan's on State to celebrate my daughters birthday. This happened to be Valentines week so we ordered off their special menu. the filet was perfect as was the mushrooms with lump crab meat risotto. Everyone was happy with their meals. Short ribs, scallops, chicken Stephan's all were great.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

It was so loud in the restaurant we couldn’t talk. Food was wrong and they just don’t do a great steak.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Server was amazing and highlighted great choices for us to try! Loved the shallot butter ontop my steak - life changing ;)

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great place one of my favorite places to dine. Haven't been in a long time , thinking about returning soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Even with having a reservation host was unwelcoming and abrupt. Once we got past him evening was great.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Spoke w. Hostess for reservation Saturday at 7PM. This is after happy hour and before night crowd on purpose! Told hostess of special occasion that we wanted to enjoy quiet meal prior to advertised DJ start at 830PM. Hostess failed to mention ENORMOUS party taking place in bar for Eagles celebration. When we arrived, the environment was already untenable. We literally could not hear each other speak. In hindsight, we should have vacated then. Waiter was friendly & apologized profusely for environment. Cheesesteak egg rolls delicious. Entrees (chk parm, seafood alfredo, tilapia) tasty but we ate only some of these expensive entrees before leaving! Given that the check was nearly 100$ but dining experience so unpleasant, I asked mgmt (kelly?) to reduce the cost of the meal. I explained that I had spoken earlier to a hostess who should have informed me of the looming celebration once I told her we were specifically arriving early to avoid noise. Sadly, Mgr refused to take any responsibility, instead blaming me for making a dinner reservation at 7 on a Saturday night. Disappointing. For the cost of responsibility, compassion and possibly an entree, she could have potentially had 4 repeat customers.

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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food was very good, glad they put us in the back, because we made most of the noise!

Tags: Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Food has gone downhill, used to enjoy it here....quite pricey for type of food and location

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Food and service were both excellent. Always a good atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Service was great. Prime rib, crab cakes & scallops were delicious and perfectly cooked. Mashed potatoes weren’t the best, baked potato would’ve been a great option but not offered. Live acoustic music was a pleasant surprise and very enjoyable. Will definitely go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2018

When we arrived on a Saturday night, the noise level was very high with what seemed like a local crowd, everyone at the bar seemed to know each other.

We were seated at the back of the restaurant at a 4 top which was great because I could sit closer to her. If I was seated across from my date, we would not have been able to hear each other.

Aside from that, our server was great and the food was excellent. We would definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food is great! However, the live music is a little loud for the dining experience, but the band was good. Would still go again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great food..great experience!! Quiet, excellent service.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Everything was great! Food was awesome and our waiter Dan K was THE BEST!!!
Definitely will be back!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent service. Our waitress was very friendly and great with our son. Everyone liked their dinner too. It was a little on the noisy side but that is expected on a Saturday night. Overall a very nice experience!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

This was our first visit to Stephen's on State; we were there to hear a friend's band and decided to come early to have dinner. The menu looked great; however the food fell short of the descriptions. The flatbread was crunchy to the point of almost being burnt and while the toppings were tasty and flavors were good, but overall it was too greasy with oil was dripping off the top.. The bread was delicious as was the dipping oil. Unfortunately the oil was in a container that did not fit the bread board so oil dripped onto the table. The servers were nice about cleaning it up when asked.
My husband enjoyed the Veal Saltimbocca and said it was good but not great. I was disappointed in my salmon. It was slightly overcooked and the risotto was definitely overcooked and flavorless. The sauce and the accompanying shrimp were tasty, however with the tails on dripping with oil and sauce, it was challenging to eat without getting sauce or oil all over.
We tried the chocolate lava cake; this too was overcooked with the cake part clearly overdone.
Overall decent, but not great food. For the price, I expected a better meal

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Every course was absolutely amazing. The service was on point with clearing the table and there was not a long wait for our food at all. Well worth it! I will come here again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Sisters lunch. Excellent service and food. Best soup and Spinach Salad on State Street.
Will go again soon!

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Service and food were great. The chicken stephen is fantastic. It is our favorite restaurant in Media.

Tags: Business Meals, Happy Hour, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Amazing food, great service, and wonderful atmosphere

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Our first time here~ Aside from the rude, grey haired man who walked up to the hostess stand looking annoyed, no greeting, holding his phone up to his face, barely mumbled a hello and dropped menus at a table and walked away.... it got better. Our waiter Ron was nice, not very attentive but we didn’t need anything after meal was served. Food was good. Fellini’s directly across the street would be my choice next time solely based on the cold welcome of our first impression in the door.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The server was not in tune without table at all. We had to ask for bread, the check, then find him to pay the check.
Food was ok. It was very noisy from the bar area. Good deal with a Groupon, would be disappointed if I spent $150 totally our of pocket.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

First time here... delicious food was nice and hot, although a tad pricey. Had a couple of rib eyes which were tender and flavorful and a veal dish and a chicken dish which were both very good as well. Service was prompt, attentive, and friendly (happily surprised us based on previous reviews we've read). A little noisy, but considering the Eagles were playing the divisional playoff, it was understandable and acceptable. A short walk to The Media Theatre after was convenient. Def would return.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I just love this place. The staff is always so pleasant. The food is awesome. I tell all my friends to check them out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We recently went to Stephens for my birthday dinner. It started as a reservation for 2 and 30 mins before the rest of the family wanted to go. Made a call and they were happy to accommodate us for 6 people. Have been there multiple times and the food is always excellent. A great place for us!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Really good steaks, but meal was spoiled a little by poor potatoes and vegetables. We weren't on the best table, but it was a quiet night due to severe weather. Service was OK, meal was not quite justifying the cost overall to warrant 5 stars.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

When I walked in the door I thought I was in a sports bar. The left of the restaurant is a bar with TV and patrons were hooting and hollering over a sports game. I requested to be seated as far away as possible but it wasn't far enough. Crazy for a relatively expensive dinner menu.
The food and service however were very good. Just can't imagine returning due to the incongruent atmosphere. Not sure what the management can be thinking to mix those two venues.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Ordered their rubbed steak medium rare. It was delicious. Problem was, it was lukewarm. I do not send food back to the kitchen as it leaves my dining partner in a quandary. Does he/she continue eating, or wait for my platter to return and meanwhile their food gets cold. I know the problem was in the kitchen as the steak potatoes were so hot, they burned my mouth. They cooked the steak and then had to wait for the potatoes. What a shame. My rating would have been much different without this screw up.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was good. Great service. Kinda loud. Overall the wife and I both had a great meal and it was a nice night out.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This was our first visit, and we loved it! There are so many good appetizers, we ended up just getting bunch of them to share. The pierogies were disappointing, but everything else was awesome!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Had a Groupon for Stephen's on State. Went there before and it was good. Tried it again and not sure I will ever be back. Steak was burnt on the outside and medium in the middle. Medium is good, but I hate a burnt steak. They said that is how they do it. Terrible. I ordered steak fries and they gave me potatoe wedges. I complained about that and they said that is their steak fries.Again, just terrible. No compensation at all on a $100 bill. Be careful what you order there.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Wonderful and professional service. Great food. Including a bottle of wine and 20% tip, the cost was just over $200 for 4 of us. I thought it was a fair price for the service and the food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Live music was good although too loud.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Went there for our anniversary prior to seeing a play. No complaints at all. Food and service was great. If we are back in the area we will stop in again.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Five of us had a great time. Really great ribeye steak! Everything was very good, Including Dan our waiter.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Waiter was great, food was quick and delish!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2017

From the service to the food, everything about the dining experience was perfect.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Live Music
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