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2611 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Lauren Cusimano


  • Sun., 4 p.m.-10 p.m.; Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Sat., 5 p.m.-11 p.m.
  • $$$; $$$$
  • Wheelchair accessible, Business Dining, Kid Friendly, Smoking
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available, Valet Parking
  • Reservations Recommended, Reservations Accepted
Since 1950, Durant's has sat proudly on Central Avenue, its iconic midcentury sign lit up for decades as the city has slowly grown around it. This vibe here is old-school, vaguely Rat Pack-ish: red-leather banquettes, scarlet wallpaper, dim lighting, a back entrance that takes you through the kitchen. (Gangster tales and Hollywood lore abound regarding original owner Jack Durant.) You'll still find Phoenix power players gathering at this chophouse today; Durant's continues to cook a mean 48-ounce porterhouse steak, in addition to slow-roasted prime rib, liver specials, lamb chops, and a sizable selection of seafood. (Another time-warp trademark at Durant's is the gratis relish tray: carrots, celery, green onions, and black olives served over ice.) The wine list is long, but for when-in-Rome reasons, go with a martini or an old fashioned. They pour 'em strong here. New Normal: No takeout or delivery, and guests are asked to call the restaurant directly to make reservations.

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