Tonic Seafood and Steak

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Steakhouse
Ton-ic
/tänik/ Adjective 1. Providing a feeling of vigor or well-being; invigorating.

Tonic Seafood & Steak is downtown Wilmington's hottest destination for creative cuisine, including some of the best steaks in the area. Multiple private dining areas make it perfect for all entertaining needs. The bar encircled with flat screens is always happening. Whether you are joining us for the city’s most talked-about Happy Hour or your favorite sporting event, we want each guest to have a feeling of “Tonic”. We are building lasting relationships with our guests by serving excellence. We look forward to welcoming you into our restaurant and sharing our experience with you!
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NeeNee0322
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The renovation is lovely and service was great. Would definitely go back again.

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PamC
1 review
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and the choices unique. Very nicely redecorated.

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stephens
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Food was average. Got tacos for lunch. They were bland. Wanted to ask waiter to bring hot sauce but he didn’t return until end of meal. There were only 3 parties eating lunch that day.

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Greatplace
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Service

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vipJenT
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The only issue I had with the meal is that the two dishes did not come out a the same temperature. My dining partner had a nice hot meal, while mine was warm, but not nearly as hot. Makes it a little difficult when part of the meal was a baked potato - warm isn't as appealing. With the limited number of customers, you'd think they would focus more on ensuring proper temperature before sending to the table.

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EarsAreRinging
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonic has a great menu. It has many choices for vegetarians and vegans and actually anyone who would like to have a healthy and delicious dinner. The staff was very helpful in making sure that our party was able to practice social distancing at our outside table. The tables inside were well spaced and the restaurant windows opens up so there is lots of ventilation. I think Tonic is a great choice during these times.

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TashaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steak dinner and we loved the outdoor seating option. Great drink options too!! you won't be disappointed.

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TaraN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a variety of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Everything was delicious. From the time we arrived we received exceptional service including social distancing, masked hostess and waiter. Ambiance was wonderful. Love the new decor!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great night out with my bride food as always great ! Will eat here again

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DonnaS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I were so excited to get out of the house we wanted to try some place new. I originally looked for brandywine prime but they were booked so found this tonic bar and grille and it did not disappoint the grilled peaches were delicious and I had the seafood salad and my husband had the filet with herbed butter we both enjoyed our meals

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! My server, Theo was perfect. The food was fantastic! Every bite was absolutely delicious. I will be back.

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vipruss
Wilmington
83 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice restaurant offering wide selection of seating. Food was very good, and service good. Easy walk from area hotels.

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ElisabethW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Tonic. Always excellent service food atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing with our visit! The food was great and so were the drinks! The RAD drink was very good! Our server was awesome too! She was very friendly and had great customer service!! We’ll definitely be back!

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Lulu
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally renovated - cool vibe with plenty of outdoor seating too- the food is fantastic
Great appetizers too, but room for their incredible dessert!s

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Anonymous
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The steak was so good that I nearly forgot that the appetizer (grilled preaches) was mediocre. Best steak I've bad in a while. Plenty of fresh air inside. Friendly staff.

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GlennK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very good lunch spot. Casual or business.

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ChuckH
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonic is amazing now that the work is done. The open air style is fantatstic!! Great choice!

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vipJWes
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious dinner at the newly renovated Tonic. We ordered three different cuts of steak and we were wholly satisfied. Service was excellent as were our cocktails. Looking forward to returning for dinner & hopefully live music soon.

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RolandB
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was amazing. It was attentive without being intrusive. The courses came in a timely manor. This restaurant is very beautiful inside.

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Madeleine
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had such a great time! The food was amazing. Drinks were good. I’m so glad that Tonic is back open... and have you seen the renovations???? IT LOOKS AMAZING

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MarkY
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent

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KatrinaA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and the bartender/ server greeted us promptly. Service was phenomenal and the drinks and food were just beyond what I expected first day back into opening. Will definitely be back!

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MartinL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was terrific. Prices were a little high but we had a great time.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on 31 March 2020

MartinL, We are so happy to read that you enjoyed your experience & will pass along your kind compliments to the Chef! Hope to see you again soon. Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Direct Line: 302.510.8071

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vipDEdiner
Philadelphia
100 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service by Heli

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on 31 March 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience & I will be sure to pass along your kind compliments to Heli! Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Direct Line: 302.510.8071

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DeniseF
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was terrific and the food was very good.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on 31 March 2020

DeniseF, We are so happy our service exceeded your expectations & you enjoyed your meals! Thank you for the suggested categories as well. Hope to see you soon! Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Direct Line: 302.510.8071

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vipCarolina915
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything was as expected. Nothing was out of the ordinary. The table for two was small and tight, but serviceable. The service was fine, and the food was as expected. The tuna tartare appetizer was quite good. The filet was tasty and the bearnaise was spot on. I liked that it was at a discount for Saturday dining. The Manhattan cocktail was also quite good.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on 31 March 2020

Thanks for taking the time to write a review! We are so glad that you enjoyed everything from the service to the cocktails. If you enjoyed our Saturday Filet Night special, be sure to checkout our Friday's Surf & Turf special (details available on our website). Hope you join us again soon! Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Direct Line: 302.510.8071

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CrystalW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, I would definately go back!

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on 31 March 2020

Hi CrysalW, Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! We appreciate the suggested categories & are very much looking forward to your return! Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Direct Line: 302.510.8071

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Tony
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My lady was totally impressed. For me, that's all that mattered. The food for both she and myself was delicious. I recommend that you at least check it out for yourself. Ask for a booth for the romance of the atmosphere despite the construction view outside of the window.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on 21 February 2020

Tony, Thank you for spending Valentine's Day with us! I am so happy we were able to assist in impressing your date & you both enjoyed your meals. The construction on our road seems to be an ongoing project, in which we apologize for! Hope to see you both again soon. Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Direct Line: 302.510.8071

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Slim
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Overpriced, average food. Chef was very friendly and service was good but just not worth the tab.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on 17 February 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, as it helps us improve in the future! We sincerely apologize that the menu did not meet your expectations, but do hope you give us another try soon. Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Direct Line: 302.510.8071

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Jruggy
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was very good. Wait Staff was very attentive. Food was very flavorful, but could have been a tad warmer, but not a complaint. My food may have just cooled off while waiting for my partners dish. Will definately go back again.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on 21 February 2020

Thank you so much for spending Valentine's Day with us! I am pleased to hear that our service & food was able to make your evening an enjoyable one. Looking forward to your return! Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Direct Line: 302.510.8071

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ILikeToEat
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really pleasant restaurant with a tasty menu. Had a great time! Highly recommend the short rib egg rolls for an appetizer.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on 17 February 2020

Thank you so much for spending Valentine's Day with us! The Short Rib Egg Roll Appetizer has been a guest favorite for quite some time- we are glad you got the opportunity to try them! Hope to see you again soon. Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Direct Line: 302.510.8071

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vipLarry
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My friend had salmon and enjoyed it. I had pork chop and it was awful. I did ask for it to be well done, since I always want pork well done, but I did not think it would be so well done as to have to struggle to cut it.Been there several times and this is the first time for this type of experience.

I will try again in the future.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on 12 February 2020

Larry, Thank you so much for your feedback! I will be sure to pass this along to our Chef, but want to sincerely apologize that you were unable to enjoy your meal. I encourage you to dine with us again & please ask for me, as I would love to formally introduce myself. Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Direct Line: 302.510.8071

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vipKatethegreat
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Filets were cooked perfectly medium. Very good cuts of meat. Roasted potatoes and asparagus also prepared well. Started with seafood chowder and shrimp cocktail. Fresh and tasty. Service by Teddy was excellent. Made my wife’s birthday a special occasion.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on 12 February 2020

Thank you so much for sharing your experience & celebrating with us! I am so happy to read that your meal was cooked to perfection & service was hospitable- I will be sure to pass along your kind compliments to our Chef & Teddy. Hope to see you both again soon! Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Direct Line: 302.510.8071

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SakeenaB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went here for dinner and made a reservation for 6:30 on a Sunday. On street parking or you can pay $5 for the garage. We had no issues finding a spot on the street. The dining room was empty besides one other party of about 6 people. So I didn't need a reservation at all. The bar had a few patrons. We got there 30 minutes earlier and I gave them my name. They sat us right away and it seemed as though she read my little note about wanting a booth that I wrote in on Open Table. Bonus points. The service was attentive and the bathrooms were exceptionally clean. More bonus points. My French onion soup wasn't the best. There wasn't enough broth. I ordered the 8oz filet with compound butter and mashed potatoes. Delicious. Their was no art to the playing of the food. It seemed to be missing a garnish to make it "prettier" but the filet was tender and had a nice flavor. The mashed potatoes were some of the best I had out. Very creamy with a nice flavor and texture. My date ordered buffalo wings as an appetizer and the blue cheese for dipping was delicious. I also enjoyed the type of music they were playing. I would defiantly go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice. Service was great. Food was good
As well

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on 3 January 2020

Thanks for joining us on New Year's Eve! We are so happy you enjoyed everything and hope to see you again soon. Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Office Line: 302.510.8071 Direct Line: 302.547.6896

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BobS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. Mixed drinks were below par. Atmosphere was nice, although a little too quiet for NYE; also I expected live music.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on 3 January 2020

Thanks for sharing your feedback, BobS! We apologize that there was no band for New Year's Eve, as we decided to focus on dinner service this year with many featured menu additions. We hope you join us again soon because we actually just released a NEW seasonal cocktail menu that seems to be getting great feedback! Again, thank you- reviews such as yours help us improve in the near future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Gluten free options were great but my husbands was served with Speatzle which is noodles. 😟the fixed it and concerned. Seemed like a bit of an off night. Restaurant was super cute and very friendly.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on 20 December 2019

Thank you so much for sharing your experience! I sincerely apologize for the confusion, but I am happy we were able to rectify the situation. Our goal is to build lasting relationships while serving nothing but excellence, so I hope you return again soon! Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Office Line: 302.510.8071 Direct Line: 302.547.6896

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MalloryR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance was perfect for my 7th year anniversary. The food well worth what I paid for it. Absolutely amazing filet and lamb. My server was on point and thoughtful for our special night with a delicious dessert on the house. I will be back

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on 27 November 2019

Thank you for celebrating your seven year anniversary with us! I am so happy to read that we contributed to making it a special one. Your kind words will certainly be passed along to the Chef and servers. We all hope to see you again very soon! Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Office Line: 302.510.8071 Direct Line: 302.547.6896

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early Birthday celebration.
Dinner was excellent and All of the staff were attentive, Friendly,and professional.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on 18 November 2019

Thanks so much! Yassmin Zahran Event Coordinator Jamestown Catering Co. Sales & Marketing Manager Tonic Bar & Grille Office Line: 302.510.8071 Direct Line: 302.547.6896

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Tonic Seafood and Steak does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Tonic Seafood and Steak also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 777-2040.

Tonic Seafood and Steak is rated 4.5 stars by 931 OpenTable diners.

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