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Durant's

#27 of 2,613 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
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Encanto
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2611 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1118 (Virginia)
602-264-5967
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 218
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
For Steaks they are the Best in the City

Be sure to get a reservation prior to going as they rarely (yuck yuck) have space for Walk in's. There service is excellent

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Yrneh1
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Phoenix, Arizona
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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352 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Be sure to get a reservation prior to going as they rarely (yuck yuck) have space for Walk in's. There service is excellent

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scottsdale, az
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a classic steakhouse with great food, a varied menu and lots of history. Come in the back way and walk through the kitchen where you are greeted by the chefs! It is great, but pricey. They still offer salad, bread and choice of sides that are included in the meal; almost unheard of today. The warm, crusty bread... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

A step back in time, old school atmosphere, very good food and service. They do pack the people in and it is close to being considered overpriced but worth it for the experience. Of particular note was the superlative twice baked potato and an excellent and giant strawberry shortcake

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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256 reviews 256 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Durant's is an old school steakhouse that has been around for decades. We entered from the back which was weird because you walk straight through the kitchen. The place i snot too large and they have table packed in tightly. It's a pricey place, so expect to pay upper $30's and beyond. I had the 18 oz ribeye which was... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

We took 15 customers to Durant's...very good old time place. Our grandfather use to come here in the 50's. Lamb chops & filets were fabulous. Loved walking through the kitchen.

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Oro Valley, AZ
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Durant's is the perfect example of an "old school" elegant steakhouse with leather booths, fresh flowers, wood paneling and spiffy waiters. On Sunday night they had a fantastic shrimp bisque which was as good as any I've ever had and I love shrimp or lobster bisque. This is a high-end streakhouse with prices to match - I had the 16... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I've been passing by Durant's for 33 years. I was intimidated by the clientele I'd see heading in there for lunch. I was certain it was coats and ties and other stuffy nonsense. Now we live but a 10 minute walk from there and received a $100 gift certificate from friends so we gave it a try. As I have... More 

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Zephyr Cove, NV
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Enjoyed a high quality meal while on a business trip. The flocked red wallpaper and paneling transports you back a few decades. Cozy booths and tables. Since it's a relatively small place and there are quite a number of seats, it starts getting loud at full-capacity. But it's not a raucous, bar-type level ... we found it enjoyable, because it... More 

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Aliso Viejo, California
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great restaurant, odd setup to come in from parking lot through kitchen but that's fine. Overall nice ambience but with bar in middle this evening being superbowl Saturday there were quite a lot of loud annoying seahawks fans getting drunk that kind of spoiled things. Nice menu for food and wine although not much international wine but many of our... More 

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glendale, az
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Durants has been in the valley for a very long time. I had my first martini there a couple of decades ago. And since I am a liver-and-onions-kind-of-girl, it is my go-to place for my birthday! A little pricey but so worth it for the atmosphere and service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2611 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1118
    (Virginia)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Encanto
  • Neighborhood: Encanto
  • Phone Number: 602-264-5967

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?