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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

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (18)
Special Occasion (18)
Good for Birthdays (13)
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Live Music (13)
Romantic (13)
Good for Anniversaries (13)
Casual (13)
Business Meals (11)
Happy Hour (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Fun (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Cozy (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
People Watching (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Great Beer (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

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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·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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·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 6, 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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·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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·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 28, 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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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 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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·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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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Excellent food and atmosphere. My husband and I go here at least twice a month, the servers are great and always pleasant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Good for Groups, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Live Music
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The beef and scallop entree we had was cooked perfectly. The beef was tender yet tasty. The servers were very attentive and friendly.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Love this place! Wife and I make it a staple floor anniversary, birthdays, and just about any other excuse to eat here! I always get the ribeye, never had a bad steak, always cooked as ordered. I highly recommend this place.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The menu is nicely varied but highlights their Steaks rightfully so. Everything we had was prepared very well and very good. Nice date night for us.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

First time there will go back, everything was great. Had an exceptional waiter.

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Live Music, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I really wanted to love this place. The service was great, loved the atmosphere but the food was just ok. The calamari was soggy, not crispy. The wedge salad had very little bacon and tomato and was just thrown together. The special that I received was drowning in sauce. The chicken Parm that my husband ate was just ok. The banana dessert however was outstanding!!!!

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

My new go to place. Good food.Good music.Good service.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Healthy, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Sports, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The food was great. The look inside was quaint. But the music was far too loud, and no one could talk.
Are you a bar or a restaurant?
Figure it out!

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Birthday dinner..everything was great!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

I was very pleased with the service and the food, however, I asked for a dessert with a candle when I booked the reservation under “Special Instructions” and my son did not receive it. I didn’t mention it because I wanted it to be a surprised. Also, the host was annoyed when I asked to have a different table since he sat us right near the kitchen.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food was delicious and well prepared. The live music, however, was too loud for the size of the restaurant, making it hard to converse. Service was also top notch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was great, Debbie, our waitress was very attentive and personable but the NOISE was intrusive to conversation. The band was SO LOUD! It was unnecessary to blast the music as they did. Stephen's is not a large facility so turning the volume way down would still allow people to hear them without having to shout or repeat themselves in conversation.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Service was outstanding! Food was delicious and well prepared!! Will definitely return!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food and great atmosphere.
Our server was excellent very friendly. Will definite go back !!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This was our first visit to this restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed the food. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. A little disappointed in our service. The young man was knowledgeable of the specials and explained them from memory. As the evening went on he was less attentive and out of sight. The venue is certainly on the noisy side. We were not in the main bar area but in the dining room. I would not recommend this venue if you are looking for a quiet dinner. Overall we did enjoy it and would likely return in the future.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Very surprised at how nice the place was as well as the meal selections. Food was very good.

A nice find; we definitely go there again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Waitress never said prices for specials. We didn't ask BUT a rib eye for $49 is expensive & the quality was so so.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Several reasons to not recommend:
1. No bread offered (all other tables had bread)
2. My wife didn't like her cosmo
3. Asked for asparagus as substitute on my steak order, which was accepted; still received green beans
4. Bus staff didn't clear appetizer plates until after main course
5. Wife's short ribs were fatty

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The food was very good. The specials were too costly. The band was too loud.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Food was very good. Servers were very professional and friendly. Enjoyed the evening.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I had heard great things, so was excited to have anniversary dinner here but was VERY disappointed. I would not recommend this to friends.

FOOD: The food all sounded good, but nothing came out correctly (except my Caesar salad). The salmon was overcooked and the waiter even admitted he thought it looked that way when it came out! My "medium rare" steak was medium in 1 small section but black/well everywhere else. It is a shame, because the spice/flavor was good. I would have re-ordered, but it took 30-40 minutes to get them in the first place, so wasn't going to wait longer . The pierogies appetizer was really oily. We were given dessert on the house because of the overcooked entrees... neither dessert came out hot. If you were wondering, lukewarm lava cake is not good.

SERVICE: Our server was very nice, but extremely slow. He had only 1 other table, and they were not understaffed, so this surprised me. It took 20 minutes before we ordered appetizers, and it took nearly 40 after we ordered entrees to get them. He didn't come by our table again for nearly 15 minutes to check how the food was... obviously I couldn't send it back and wait another 30 minutes. He also admitted things did not come out correctly, but didn't offer to bring them back or make a new prep. He also didn't seemed surprised that we were not happy (2 other tables had to send food back too while we were there).

AMBIANCE: I don't care much about decor - but we walked in and it reminded me of McKenzie's (West Chester area), not a steakhouse. It was not noisy or anything, but just not what I expected from a highly recommended restaurant.

OVERALL: I don't know if it was the sunday night kitchen crew, or the server, or what... but I won't be coming back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Have eaten here a number of times. The dressing in the ice berg wedge was not good. Watery with no flavor. Crumpled blue cheese...nope. Perogie appetizer also lacked flavor. Not good at all.
Rib Eye steak was excellent. Had the special that evening with garlic butter on top. Very good!
But one star off for the poor beginnings.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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