Steakhouse and American Restaurant
2611 N Central Ave (at Virginia Ave), Phoenix, AZ 85004, United States
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Thu
    • 11:00 AM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 11:00 AM–11:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 5:00 PM–11:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 4:30 PM–10:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
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  • steak
  • martinis
  • debris
  • good for dates
  • seafood
  • oysters
  • fancy
  • romantic
  • cozy
  • chicken livers
  • dimly-lit
  • prime rib
  • filet mignon
  • great value
  • scallops
  • lively
  • brownies
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  • scenic views
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  • Phoenix New Times

    2010 Best of Phoenix Winner: Best Old-School Steak House! For a vintage vibe, cozy up in the lounge or hang out in one of the booths, surrounded by red velvet wallpaper and lavish flower arrangements. Read more

    Phoenix New Times · November 12, 2010
  • Phoenix New Times

    2010 Best of Phoenix Winner: Best Competitive Eating Splurge! The restaurant began offering the 48-ounce Porterhouse Challenge in 1996 & has since racked up a pantheon of more than 1,200 eaters. Read more

    Phoenix New Times · November 4, 2010
  • Kathleen F.

    Go to Durant's and enter through the kitchen. Order anything on the menu and you will feel bliss. It's a time warp event back to the 50s and Dean Martin's martini hour.

    Kathleen Forden · August 2, 2009
  • Phoenix New Times

    Best of Phoenix 2011: Best Old School Steak House! Servin' up slabs of perfectly prepared New York strip steaks and a hell of a good martini or two! Read more

    Phoenix New Times · January 27, 2012
  • Amanda V.

    Get a yummy steak. Ask them if it's corn or grain fed.

    Amanda Vega · May 19, 2010
  • Lance H.

    The best restaurant in Phoenix, bar none. End of conversation. Try the mushrooms as a side item, place it on the steak of your choice and begin to go to heaven. And I don't like mushrooms.

    Lance Hanish · March 20, 2012
  • Phoenix New Times

    Best of Phoenix 2011 Winner: Best Martini! At Durant's, you should be sipping a cocktail that will put a fire in your belly and/or hair on your chest. Read more

    Phoenix New Times · January 27, 2012
  • Justin Eats

    Stiff spirits, red meat worth a detour. Old, classic Phoenix done well.

    Justin Eats · January 16, 2011
  • Phoenix New Times

    Phx's movers & shakers know where to find the bar as well as the martinis for which Durant's is famous & when it feels impossible to get a table in the restaurant, they grab a seat there for dinner. Read more

    Phoenix New Times · May 20, 2013
  • John S.

    A Phoenix Original! From the coctails to the food, I have never been disappointed!

    John Spannagel · October 29, 2011
  • Nick M.

    Durant’s is a classic spot where the state’s power brokers often go. Experience it on the cheap by grabbing a burger for lunch or a glass of beer at the bar. Maybe you’ll see the governor. Read more

    Nick Martin · September 26, 2010
  • Stacy V.

    Everything is good. Get everything.

    Stacy Volhein · March 11, 2014
  • Mike O.

    Try the Oysters - the horseradish will blow the back of your head off.

    Mike O · December 11, 2011
  • Voice Places

    Our members agree Durant's is an oldie-but-goodie, saying, "Best steak in town. I have dined at this restaurant for more than 40 years," and "All cuisine is five star, and always has been." Read more

    Voice Places · February 4, 2013
  • Jim A.

    Try the porterhouse steak - 48 oz bone in Porterhoue

    Jim Anderson · April 5, 2012
  • 100.7 KSLX

    Stiffest drinks downtown

    100.7 KSLX · September 21, 2011
  • Brad P.

    Dirty Martini, Blue point oysters, debris, delmonico steak...Durant's is the best in the business..

    Brad P · October 29, 2010
  • Lenard R.

    Went there for my birthday last December. Some of the worst food and service that I have ever experienced. It was also some of the most expensive bad food that I have had.

    Lenard Rubin · July 28, 2010
  • Chris S.

    Best steak in town

    Chris Schaaff · December 1, 2014
  • Easy E.

    Really good steaks and creme brulee. Service is amazing. Great old school atmosphere - red wall paper, red wrap around booths, wait staff in vests and ties.

    Easy E · November 8, 2014
  • Clara B.

    Great steakhouse. The rib eye with garlic mash was incredible

    Clara Bayarri · October 6, 2014
  • Will H.

    Everything is wonderful.

    Will Hawking · September 13, 2014
  • Dave F.

    Great food n drinks

    Dave Fassler · August 8, 2014
  • Sarah F.

    Great steak, fish and cocktails. Nice cozy environment. Very classy, great place for date night.

    Sarah Ford · August 7, 2014
  • Food Network

    Not to be missed: the signature bread, which arrives bathed in a sinfully good garlic and leek butter sauce. Read more

    Food Network · August 4, 2014
  • Mary B.

    Best filet mignon in AZ

    Mary Beall · June 20, 2014
  • Dion F.

    Debris and a martini at the bar. Bar doesn't require reservations, but they are highly recommended for a table. otherwise, you'll have an hour or more wait

    Dion Foreman · March 26, 2014
  • Steven

    Order a steak!

    Steven · March 12, 2014
  • Dana T.

    Not worth the money. Everything was mediocre and the waitress made several comments that made our anniversary celebration anything but memorable.

    Dana Thurber · March 3, 2014
  • Neely C.

    Great steaks and seafood! I had the filet and scallops - both were delicious. The decor reminded me of a scene from a 50s movie - red leather booths, dim lighting.

    Neely Coble · February 7, 2014
  • Michael B.

    By far, my favorite place in Phoenix... and it took me to move out of state to write a review! lol..... Service is unparalleled, food is incredible, the lunch specials are AMAZING (Fat Mans Special #2

    Michael Bargerhuff · January 30, 2014
  • Kevin B.

    A Phoenix tradition. They don't make places like this anymore--get a banquette and pretend you're a mobster. Dimly lit and simply retro-fabulous. Just go!

    Kevin Borchers · November 18, 2013
  • Earle L.

    Always enter through the back door. Get a view of the kitchen and all the great servers.

    Earle Lloyd · October 6, 2013
  • Jim O.

    I think I saw Elvis talking to Dean and Frank.

    Jim Ogden 🎷 · July 29, 2013
  • Michael H.

    Go in thru the Kitchen,great forlunch or dinner

    Michael Harrelson · July 21, 2013
  • Steve V.

    Best prime rib in town! The bar has not changed in over 20 years!

    Steve Vanskike · July 3, 2013
  • ✌Dedi B.

    Ask for Jeff, very friendly and made our experience here wonderful. The food was great and the cosmos were to die for!!!

    ✌Dedi Ball💋 · May 6, 2013
  • FrecklesUSA

    Two LONG term bartender(esses): Gayle and John will REMEMBER you. The place is a standard as is the food. Management culture is steady and consistent. I love the chicken livers.

    FrecklesUSA · March 30, 2013
  • Charles J.

    Announce that it's your first time and you get any dessert for free :)

    Charles Jones · February 15, 2013
  • Irish eyes

    Favorite restaurant!!!!! Best portobello and chicken ever! The food is great and so is the service. Price are good.

    Irish eyes · October 5, 2012
  • Sue H.

    Best Cosmo I've ever inhaled!

    Sue Hamric · July 28, 2012
  • John

    Don't bother leaving room for dessert but plan on eating it all anyways. Food and service is excellent.

    John · July 15, 2012
  • Stephanie M.

    Food is really good! Caught me off guard with the walk through the kitchen and the lack of windows but the food was good! Save room for the homemade brownie with ice cream!

    Stephanie Mickens · June 15, 2012
  • Chip T.

    Meal was terrible sent my wife's steak back 3 times soup was cold spent $225 for a family of 4 never going back.

    Chip Tolleson · May 13, 2012
  • ʎpuɐs H.

    Everything is Excellent! Loved this place. How romantic!

    ʎpuɐs Hathaway · February 18, 2012
  • El C.

    Hottest horseradish on the planet. Get the Fatman Special Number 1

    El Campeador · September 8, 2011
  • DDMcsnatch

    Amazing steak!

    DDMcsnatch · August 18, 2011
  • Chandraisgreat

    Free dessert for life tokens are a sham.

    Chandraisgreat · May 13, 2011
  • Wendy H.

    Wow! Amazing hors doubles and cocktails. Durants is the best!!

    Wendy Huber · May 8, 2011
  • Brad P.

    Dirty Martini, Debris, Blue Point Oysters, Delmonico Steak..Durant's is the best in the business...

    Brad P · October 29, 2010