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Durant's

2611 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1118 (Encanto)
602-264-5967
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Ranked #35 of 2,569 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $40
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Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Encanto
Cross street: Virginia
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English first
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

The decor says it all - red leather, plaques for unexplained clubs, etc. This is a steakhouse out of the 1950s. That said, the food couldn't have been better. I had a shrimp cocktail, and the shrimp were meaty and fresh. The filet was cooked perfectly with just enough salt to let the flavor shine through. But the real winner... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This is still a special place to eat, one of the oldest places in Phoenix to eat, the atmosphere is the best. The walls are covered with pictures of big time movie and TV stars who eat here and love it. The servers do their best to make you feel like your in old Italy

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Phoenix, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was once a premire steakhouse in Phoenix. Although it has a lot of character (I felt like we were waiting for the mob to show up!) the interior is severely dated and showing wear. We had the great mis fortune of being seated within a few tables of a very, very loud group of men. So loud that a... More

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Scottsdale
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was truly an evening out for me. The restaurant is 58 years old and a staple for the business people of Phoenix. The food is a little expensive but it is delicious which makes up for the price. The servers were great. My water glass was never empty. The entrance is through the kitchen which adds a bit of... More

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Glendale, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Just had lunch at Durants and came away disappointed and a little depressed. Decades long customer. Had what I've had for special lunches there for years, shrimp cocktail, ceasar salad, the french dip sandwich. Still good quality beef but much smaller and the roll was horrible, subway has better bread. What appeared to be frozen fries and skimpy au jus.... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

First let me say their prices are through the roof. Every time we go in the prices have gone up. Such a bad value for what is served. I've been going to Durant's for a long time and I am officially done. The servers just aren't very polite, are not any good, and they act like you are bothering them.... More

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Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This restaurant is a top place to visit in 'The Valley of the Sun' if you want a classic steak house experience with stiff drinks, classic appetizers, huge cuts of beef and horseradish that will raise the roof. I 'strongly' recommend reservations, yet arriving early can prove for a fun bar experience. The shrimp cocktail and prime rib should not... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I took my wife here side she has never been. The service was great the food was awesome. It was a very nice change of pace to go out for a nice romantic dinner. I would highly recommend Durant's to anyone that wants an upscale restaurant.

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Wool
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93 reviews 93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We wanted something a little different, and so this was our choice, we were not disappointed, great food, very expensive, but it was a great night.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Went here with friends for my birthday and was very disappointed in the quality of the food for the price. The food was good, however, the value was on the low side. Ordered the prime rib medium rare and it was delivered as requested, but was not anywhere near prime. I have had better cuts of meat from the local... More

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