Durant's

bar

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Positive 11

  • long bar, great plush, vintage decor, wonderful service. - Lauren
  • Old school steak house in every way... amazing food, great bar. - Jason
  • I love the bar. - Anita
  • Still, I adore a classy, old school banquette in the bar with red wallpaper. - Catherine
  • The bar was filled with downtown Phoenix professionals enjoying cocktails after work. - Hilary
  • martinis and bar staff are professional and knowledgeable! - allan
  • The best steak in Phoenix, bar none. - Adam
  • We ate in the dining room in front of the bar, which afforded us a delightful view of the incredibly diverse crowd that came in that night. - Stephanie
  • Last night we sat at the bar and the service was amazing! - Wendy
  • Growing up in AZ every great story involving local politics seemingly involved the bar here. - Ethan

Negative 8

  • The ...lady (resisting saying old bat, or worse) tending bar was quite unpleasant. - bob
  • So, I wandered off and thought about the bar as I was alone, however the further thought of looking at her while dining was not very attractive. - bob
  • * A bar tender should know the wine list, or at least be able to muddle through a question about a bottle of wine. - Big
  • When we got there, the host looks up my reservation and then asks us if we want to sit at the bar?! - Shreya
  • I walked in through the kitchen, rather than walk to the front door and found my way to the bar. - bob
  • Eat at the bar....WHY?! - Shreya
  • Mid-point into the dinner we got tired of waiting for the servers so we just went to the bar to get our drinks. - Allison
  • The reviews made me a Tad nervous but the girl I brought was already buzzing from the pool bar and I was tired so we went anyways. - Ken

service

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Positive 48

  • Great Service, Great Wine, Great Food, Great Ambiance. - Wendy
  • Awesome service. - Derek
  • Great steaks, great service! - Robert
  • Excellent service and amazing food. - Kevin
  • Delicious food, excellent service, strong cocktails, and appropriate wine choices. - Lucky
  • Amazing food, great service. - Lori
  • Just really excellent service, cocktails and amazingly good food! - Wendy
  • It is great, the food is delicious, the service is old school class with modern charm. - Anthony
  • Great service. - Melissa
  • long bar, great plush, vintage decor, wonderful service. - Lauren

Negative 16

  • Lets review: expensive mediocre food, horrible service, loud chaotic atmosphere... really? - sarah
  • The service wasn't bad, it was offensive. - sarah
  • We recommended it to relatives and they said the service was so bad that it spoiled their night. - Carrie
  • I guess others found out about the lousy service before me. - Carrie
  • This is NOT a place for people who expect and enjoy a very high standard of food quality, service and ambience. - Debbie
  • Our waitress was not engaged for most of the dinner, and was extremely busy for service...way too busy to attend to her diners. - Debbie
  • The female bartender who is always there has no personality and is about as customer service oriented as an old shoe. - Craig
  • It became a running joke with my friends how bad the service was. - Allison
  • I hate to have to give Durant's such a low score but this is the SECOND time that I have experienced crappy service and mediocre food. - Fanny
  • The three separate times I've been were riddled with lackluster service, improperly prepared seafood, and meat with the wrong temperature (medium means medium, right? - Norma

restaurant

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Positive 17

  • Great restaurant. - David
  • Overall worth the effort and price, wonderful restaurant. - Scott
  • With it being a nice restaurant, they welcome children as well. - Suzanne
  • My favorite restaurant in Phoenix. - Brad
  • My all time favorite Phoenix restaurant. - Nate
  • It really is a wonderful restaurant. - Chris
  • Durant's is again our favorite special-occasion restaurant! - Wendy
  • Two words, Classic Elegance It is so nice to sit in a restaurant and have a fully trained staff wait on you. - Anthony
  • I love this aspect of the restaurant; it feels really good to me. - Shannan
  • It was refreshing to see such openness in a restaurant; I wish more places pulled this tactic as it certainly set the mood. - Kurt

Negative 8

  • Now, this will be a restaurant I definitely think twice about going back to and frankly I may never go back:( - Fanny
  • The restaurant and the food both need one badly. - Chris
  • Durant's was my favorite restaurant because of the food and the service. - Carrie
  • This is one of the biggest marketing scams that I have ever seen in a restaurant. - Mathew
  • I like Durant's out of principle, but this is by no means a great restaurant by my estimation. - Norma
  • This used to be my favorite restaurant when I moved here 6 years ago. - Fanny
  • Your menu is impressive...if you really don't want to participate in Restaurant week, then don't. - Lonni
  • I decided that I knew better of this restaurant and that i wanted to finish off dinner on a positive note. - Julie

food

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Positive 61

  • Great Service, Great Wine, Great Food, Great Ambiance. - Wendy
  • Fun, great food, classic old-school feel. - Jeff
  • Excellent service and amazing food. - Kevin
  • Delicious food, excellent service, strong cocktails, and appropriate wine choices. - Lucky
  • Amazing food, great service. - Lori
  • Just really excellent service, cocktails and amazingly good food! - Wendy
  • It is great, the food is delicious, the service is old school class with modern charm. - Anthony
  • Truly great food served by Outstanding Wait-staff. - John
  • Great food, great service, grand entrance through the kitchen. - Charles
  • Classic steak house...up scale, great service, amazing food. - Grant

Negative 16

  • Lets review: expensive mediocre food, horrible service, loud chaotic atmosphere... really? - sarah
  • Unfriendly bartenderS, two of them, food is ok, but let's not go crazy here, it's not great. - Joseph
  • Do not know if the food is good or not, and do not care. - bob
  • This is NOT a place for people who expect and enjoy a very high standard of food quality, service and ambience. - Debbie
  • It's hard not to like the nostalgia of this place but the hostess is rude, the bartenders surely and the food mediocre. - James
  • The entrance through the kitchen in the back is odd, especially when the smell of freshly-cooked food mixes with the unpleasant odor of dishes being washed. - Patrick
  • And at $30 an entree I expect my food to be served without a side of attitude. - sarah
  • I hate to have to give Durant's such a low score but this is the SECOND time that I have experienced crappy service and mediocre food. - Fanny
  • The restaurant and the food both need one badly. - Chris
  • The place was packed and crowded which is nice to see but the food was average at best. - Stephanie

kitchen

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Positive 13

  • Great food, great service, grand entrance through the kitchen. - Charles
  • You'll see that the kitchen is spotless and most of the cooks turn around and give you a warm smile and a happy hello. - Alexander
  • Kitchen is very clean. - Wendy
  • From walking through the kitchen, to being seated promptly in a booth, this is quintessential gastronomic delight. - John
  • I love the big booths and the entrance is kinda cool(you walk through the kitchen). - Tina
  • I especially love the entrance through the kitchen. - Fred
  • Enter & exit through the kitchen back door to see the busy, well-managed & friendly kitchen. - Charles
  • I love entering from the kitchen, it is nice to see where your food is coming from. - Stephanie
  • I felt like Frank Sinatra when I walked through their kitchen - it was certainly a flashback to a better, earlier day. - Bill
  • The kitchen staff happily greeted us and the wait staff was also very friendly. - Laura

Negative 7

  • The entrance through the kitchen in the back is odd, especially when the smell of freshly-cooked food mixes with the unpleasant odor of dishes being washed. - Patrick
  • The brie in puff pastry was really very undercooked, and appeared the kitchen was rushed just to get it out, a revelation of what was to come. - Debbie
  • I walked in through the kitchen, rather than walk to the front door and found my way to the bar. - bob
  • Cutting to the chase.... Cons: * Entering through the kitchen isn't the best marketing strategy when your kitchen really needs a remodel. - Big
  • Perhaps they just had a poor quality slab to cut the steaks from, but at $50 a steak, someone in the kitchen should gave caught it. - Keith
  • The ONLY thing I like about this dinasour is entering through the kitchen. - Joseph
  • Not that impressed with steaks here....cool walking throught the kitchen but cold plate and dry steak is not what I call great stake house - Kristina

steaks

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Positive 17

  • Great steaks, great service! - Robert
  • Great wine selection, steaks were excellent. - Jacob
  • Good Friends, Great Steaks ,& the Best Booze, are the necessities of life. - Mark
  • This is an American classic w/ quality table service, excellent seafood and steaks....Pull in back, valet and have a wonderful meal. - Grant
  • Excellent steaks and nice service. - Dennis
  • I love the steaks. - Anita
  • Service was good to excellent, nice wine selection, steaks were also good to excellent. - Damon
  • It's a point of pride for locals, serving outstanding steaks, chops, etc. - Charles
  • The steaks are great and the garlic mashed potato's are my favorite side. - Amy
  • The steaks looked good as well but I only had eyes for fish on this visit. - hilary

Negative 6

  • We never saw the steaks because the waiter still ignored us. - Carrie
  • Perhaps they just had a poor quality slab to cut the steaks from, but at $50 a steak, someone in the kitchen should gave caught it. - Keith
  • Steaks were over priced and just not worth it. - Jonas
  • They also have quite excellent steaks, I have taken folks from Europe and Asia there several times and have always had excellent service and impressed my guests. - bob
  • Not that impressed with steaks here....cool walking throught the kitchen but cold plate and dry steak is not what I call great stake house - Kristina
  • The steaks look fatty, the salads wilted, and flavor pretty bland. - Nicole

dinner

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Positive 8

  • Great dinner. - Ian
  • I came for a work dinner and was pleased to have had a great first experience. - Tracy
  • Dinner starts with a proper relish tray with the thickest blue cheese dressing on the planet and fresh bread bathed in oil and herbs. - Dave
  • Lunch or dinner it is all good! - Charles
  • We're having a spontaneous dinner, I don't think spontaneity and a full service-dining-room-table-type-of-meal-at-Durant's goes hand in hand. - Shannan
  • I had a terrific late night dinner last night at Durants after the Greg Stanton Mayor event. - Debbie
  • The bar is actually where I prefer to eat dinner. - Tim
  • For me this was the classic Chicago-Gibson's-style steak dinner event that we were hoping to find. - Shannan

Negative 7

  • Went for a dinner for four on a Saturday night, and... - Craig
  • Our waitress was not engaged for most of the dinner, and was extremely busy for service...way too busy to attend to her diners. - Debbie
  • Our waiter: took the males dinner order before the females, served salad and had to be asked what happened to our appetizer, and he clearly forgot. - Craig
  • All we wanted was to enjoy our dinner. - sarah
  • Mid-point into the dinner we got tired of waiting for the servers so we just went to the bar to get our drinks. - Allison
  • Limited beer selection and the waiter seemed impatient with the somewhat limited dinner tab we rang up. - Casey
  • I decided that I knew better of this restaurant and that i wanted to finish off dinner on a positive note. - Julie

old school

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Positive 10

  • It is great, the food is delicious, the service is old school class with modern charm. - Anthony
  • They've got these great leather booths, cool old school portraits, and waiters in little tuxedos. - Rima
  • Famed for old school red leather and Mafioso charm. - Meghan
  • Old school steak house in every way... amazing food, great bar. - Jason
  • The "old school charm" in a world of who can build it bigger & better was such a nice change of pace! - Carol
  • Old school wait staff is great too! - Katie
  • Still, I adore a classy, old school banquette in the bar with red wallpaper. - Catherine
  • The decor is old school which I love. - Beth
  • This is a steakhouse that's pure old school. - Fred
  • So old school and its just fine with me. - Shannan

Negative 1

  • Durants seems to be one of those old school restaurants that is skating by on its history and once-deserved reputation. - sarah

place

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Positive 34

  • This place is legendary and outstanding. - Chris
  • Very classy place. - Katie
  • What a gem, this place was great! - Dan
  • This is a great place to go for a special occasion, an intimate evening or celebration. - Tim
  • Also thank goodness the meal was in the contract, because the place aint cheap. - Nathan
  • What a great place. - Stuart
  • I love this place! - Regina
  • I love this place. - Ian
  • Honestly, I can't say enough good things about this place. - Dan
  • This place is about great detail and experience finished off with some great food. - Ruben

Negative 10

  • This place is very drab, dark and absolutely stuck in the era in which it was opened. - Debbie
  • Once these patrons are dead this place will be too. - Debbie
  • This is NOT a place for people who expect and enjoy a very high standard of food quality, service and ambience. - Debbie
  • It's hard not to like the nostalgia of this place but the hostess is rude, the bartenders surely and the food mediocre. - James
  • If you're visiting Phoenix, skip this place because it's definitely not worth it. - Stephanie
  • * The entire place needs one of those remodeling shows to do a surprise make over. - Big
  • It was bad enough I brought my parents to this place. - sarah
  • Again, it was the value that annoyed me about this place. - Mathew
  • The place was packed and crowded which is nice to see but the food was average at best. - Stephanie
  • Durant's was the place I had to behave like I never behaved before to deserve. - Mike

prime rib

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Positive 9

  • The prime rib is delicious and the filet is perfect. - Hal
  • Prime Rib was awesome! - Tony
  • We had the prime Rib which was expertly prepared with the perfect side. - Neil
  • Their prime rib is probably top 2. - Dave
  • The dry aged prime rib is like butter. - Katie
  • Beautiful atmosphere, prime rib was fantastic! - Curtis
  • Back again for a special occasion......incredible prime rib, the best wait staff in Phoenix.....hands down, the number one steakhouse. - O.R.
  • For the main course, I went with prime rib, which is always perfect. - Kalen
  • I ordered the prime rib and it was pleasing. - Gabe

Negative 3

  • Both the pork chop and prime rib had to be taken off the bill. - Debbie
  • Prime rib was very thick and exceptionally dry. - Debbie
  • Prime rib was good, but nothing exceptional. - Pamela

durant's

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Positive 41

  • Durant's is celebrating 60 years of being fabulous which is such an amazing accomplishment! - Lindsey
  • Durant's is top. - Chris
  • Durant's is absolutely perfect. - Todd
  • So it looks like I've been targeted as Durant's future regular guest and I'm happy to take on the task! - Lindsey
  • I really like Durant's. - Katie
  • While the trend of new steakhouses in the Valley has finally started to taper off, Durant's classic approach is commendable and endearing. - Alexander
  • Durant's is a classic steakhouse that maintains its 1950's charm and atmosphere while server wonderful food. - Kevin
  • Durant's is classic Phoenix and I am a fan of classic Phoenix. - Mindy
  • Durant's makes me feel cool, maybe even like a celebrity. - Morgan
  • It's my favorite cut of Beef and Durant's does a great job with their Filet. - J

Negative 15

  • Sorry Durant's. - Kirstin
  • Funny thing about her statement is Durant's was not very busy. - Carrie
  • Sorry, Durant's. - Mike
  • After 18 years in the valley, we finally made the trek down to Durant's. - Big
  • I had one the top 5 WORST dining experiences of my life eating at Durant's. - sarah
  • I hate to have to give Durant's such a low score but this is the SECOND time that I have experienced crappy service and mediocre food. - Fanny
  • Durant's is a difficult experience to quantify. - Patrick
  • Durant's was my favorite restaurant because of the food and the service. - Carrie
  • Durant's has a very, very strange pricing scheme. - Mathew
  • With a few small fixes Durant's is 4 stars...unfortunately I suspect those are fixes lost on the masses. - Nathan

steak

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Positive 40

  • Best steak, great atmosphere. - Nate
  • Great steak. - Derek
  • I'm talking about fantastically tender steak, understandable sides and professional service. - Alexander
  • Classic steak house...up scale, great service, amazing food. - Grant
  • Best steak house in Phoenix - Joshua
  • My fav had to be the amazing steak and bean chili/soup.... fantastic. - Criss
  • I ordered the Top Sirloin steak and it was delicious. - Marlon
  • Old school steak house in every way... amazing food, great bar. - Jason
  • Great old fashioned steak house! - Robert
  • My steak was perfect and all the fixings were just as wonderful. - Amber

Negative 20

  • Crappy steak. - Tom
  • My husband ordered the Cajun steak, which was their special for the night but it was extremely salty. - Stephanie
  • The fried steak too, so not good. - Lonni
  • One person in my party complained about the lack of steak quality and had a plateful of gristle and fat on his plate. - Keith
  • Perhaps they just had a poor quality slab to cut the steaks from, but at $50 a steak, someone in the kitchen should gave caught it. - Keith
  • That is OUTRAGEOUS for a poor quality steak. - Kirstin
  • My mother could have finished that steak and ordered desert. - Mathew
  • Stewed steak, grilled steak or fried steak. - Lonni
  • Not worth the +$40 steak that I got. - Tom
  • My steak was over cooked (ordered Medium) and the bartender/server was far too busy to check on us...not even once. - Natalie

wait staff

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Positive 12

  • Old school wait staff is great too! - Katie
  • Yeah, you're gonna pay high dollar, but the ambiance, the attentive wait staff, the food is worth it. - Obese
  • A throwback steakhouse with classy wait staff, perfect cuts of meat, all the trimmings done to perfection, and utterly romantic. - Todd
  • Two words, Classic Elegance It is so nice to sit in a restaurant and have a fully trained staff wait on you. - Anthony
  • And the wait staff were fabulous, a waiter who majes all your meal decisions seem like the greatest decision since the soviets took down the wall. - Kayt
  • The wait staff gave us a complimentary dessert to celebrate our anniversary and we went with the Strawberry Shortcake. - Laura
  • The wait staff was fantastic - guys in white jackets moved aside for my wife as she walked in, making her feel like a special lady. - Bill
  • Food, wait staff and overall experience were excellent. - Ken
  • And the wait staff is pretty damn attentive. - Jennifer
  • Back again for a special occasion......incredible prime rib, the best wait staff in Phoenix.....hands down, the number one steakhouse. - O.R.

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