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2611 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1118 (Encanto)
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Ranked #38 of 2,604 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
Neighborhood: Encanto
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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
Cross street: Virginia
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Classic, authentic, back to the basics, plain great restaurant. Loved the atmosphere! No cell phones in the restaurant...they even have a rule in the menu. Classic wait staff. Food was better than expected. I only imagine this is what fine dining was like 40 years ago.

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Carmel, Indiana, USA
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173 reviews 173 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Durant's came highly recommended by an Arizona resident & friend so we felt confident that we were in for a delicious meal. She was not wrong. Private parking is behind the building. We arrived at 4 PM - the time they open for dinner & went through the kitchen door into the dining room. Without reservations, we were seated immediately... More 

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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187 reviews 187 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Haven't had a chance to get back to Durant's in a few years, but I just had a great dinner there again. I showed up alone on the spur of the moment after getting out of a late meeting, so I ate at the bar (where the full menu is still available). Started with a Booker's bourbon and a Caesar... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were from out of town visiting my daughter and her boyfriend. I made reservations through Open Table and requested a booth and mentioned that we were celebrating two birthdays. We were sat at a booth at our scheduled reservation and birthdays were acknowledged. Lonnie our server was prompt, knowledge, friendly and professional. Entrees at our table ranged from the... More 

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El Paso TX
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Tried Durant's because a local bartender highly recommended it. She wasn't lying about the great steaks. Although it was a little pricey the bone-in ribeye was one of the best I've had - and was cooked perfectly - medium rare. I went on a Friday during happy hour and the bar area was standing room only but there was plenty... More 

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Kingman, Arizona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Prices have risen since last visit making another visit questionable. Food was over top great and customer service is second to none. Melt in your mouth steaks still rule!

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We celebrated New Year's eve here with a couple of relatives from out of town to introduce them to this legendary place. Little has changed in the 50 yrs I have been coming here. Most of all, the food was delicious and perfectly presented and prepared. The main change has been how the guests are dressing casually today to go... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We visited Durant's for lunch. The food and service was excellent. The strawberry shortcake was exquisite.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

An elegant old fashioned steakhouse with a long history in Phoenix. Lot's of red velvet atmosphere and terrific Martini's. You are likely to run in to the political and business movers and shakers in Arizona at Durant's. The best steaks in Phoenix.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

While staying overnight in a nearby hotel, we stopped in without reservations. We were graciously seated even though it was a Friday evening. All aspects of our visit were first class and it will be revisited on our next trip.

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Additional Information about Durant's

Address: 2611 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1118
Phone Number: 602-264-5967
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Encanto
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

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