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“Great place--Top Tier” 5 of 5 stars
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Durant's
2611 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1118 (Encanto)
602-264-5967
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Ranked #41 of 2,584 Restaurants in Phoenix
Price range: $31 - $40
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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Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Great place--Top Tier”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

Excellent food and service. Interesting retro setting. Easy valet parking.

Unique feature...enter through kitchen.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Old School, Hip to Be Square Steakhouse”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We love to get to Durant's restaurant. It feels inside like you've stepped into the Rat Pack era of old L.A. and Vegas. The food is very good. The service is fine. It's a great place to go for a business dinner if you want to impress -- and give your guests a taste of old school Phoenix and L.A. in a surprising manner.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
“"It'sa wonnerful joint"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Red leather booths, soft jazz, heavy handed drinks, staff with experience and taste. This is Rat Pack Phoenix. You enter thru the spotless kitchen. If you can force yourself by the wonderful smells, you'll enter the dining area - but you won't stop there - it's full. You'll have to suffer in the bar for a fabulous drink or two and mingle with some of Phoenix's Phinest. At last you'll be seated to enjoy the best Beef and Seafood that an inland desert setting can fly in. Durant's is a Phoenix classic - been around for more than 60 years. It's still "a gas"!

Visited April 2012
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New Lenox, Illinois
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Steak and nice atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

The food is wonderful and it has that old time upscale dinner club feel. Nice for a romantic dinner yet you can dress somewhat casual. No suit coats required yet it wouldn't be out of place to see one.

Visited September 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“A great trip back in time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This is one of the finest places to dine in central Phoenix. This is in a class by itself-it's like being transported to a fine restaurant in Las Vergas in the 1970s. Red Leather Banquettes, perfectly prepared cocktails, a fabulous, classic menu and impecable service. A tad pricey, but worth every cent and you enter in the back, through the kitchen.

Visited December 2011
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