Tonic Seafood and Steak

4.3
1038 reviews
$31 to $50
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff is vaccinated
What 1038 People Are Saying
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vipElizabethB
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great cocktails and loved the tuna tartare appetizer, fair prices

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing! She made me my sangria when there wasn’t any and it was phenomenal. The food was so tasty. Will 100% go back

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Bigfoodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waiter was great! We had reservations the following day as well and requested him but unfortunately he was off. The experience the following day just as pleasant

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vipRichard
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner...great sea bass. Service was attentive and meal was paced perfectly. Definitely going back!

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the 5-Star review, Richard. We look forward to you visiting us again soon!

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JJack
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Nice enough place
Not busy
We both had fillet: it was grass fed beef which doesn’t have the flavor or tenderness of grain fed.
It was just meat and since the flavor was not there we each didn’t eat it all
Service was good
Drinks were good

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great gluten free menu. Calamari to the steak and chicken to dessert the meal was awesome. Staff was friendly and attentive.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the 5-Star review! We're so glad you were able to find gluten-free options on the menu. We hope to have you back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paige,our server, was so helpful and knowledgeable. This was our first time here and ot was great. The food was outstanding.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for supporting our restaurant with a 5-Star review. So glad you enjoyed your visit with us and that Paige was an asset to your first experience with us at Tonic. We hope you visit us again soon!

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vipLauC
Columbus
23 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We sat at the bar as we usually do. The bartender was helpful but service was a little slower than usual. This is a great place for casual drinks to a great dinner!

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PopPop
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The decor is refreshing, and only eclipsed by the food. I had the mustard glazed salmon, with lentils, which was a perfect and healthy entree for a fall afternoon. The wait staff has always been excellent at Tonic, but during my last visit, our waiter was appropriately attentive, which made for an ideal meal. I will return to Tonic and will certainly recommend this restaurant to my friends and business acquaintances.

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KathleenB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Awesome service and fantastic gluten free menu items.

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bradk
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was excellent. Bread over salted, entrees under seasoned. Took salt from bread and put on food. They didnt prep lobster tail for easy removal.
Overall dissapointing

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

Terrible ambiance

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BobH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was very quick - food arrived hot and fast. Plus our server was extremely attentive.

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GerardK
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

comfortably casual atmosphere , live music which was nice, original recipes that relish the simple good taste of good quality produce and not over spiced or too many sauces

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vipAveryhappydiner
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server, Paige, was excellent. She knew the met, had good recommendations, was there when we needed her, but didn’t hover. Most notably, she knew the little things that most servers don’t, like waiting until everyone is finished before removing plates. The food was good, as describe and beautifully plated.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Nice staff. Nice atmosphere.

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CharminS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Jade was Phenomal!!

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DawnT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

service was good- food wasn't so good. It looked good, just didn't have much flavor.

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Resident
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We made reservations at the restaurant to dine outside meeting family who we had not seen in years and who happened to be visiting the area. We were there for approximately three hours. The server checked on us a number of times and was pleasant but anxious for us to order. As time went on we noticed a particular iron gate in a different serving area was being used to walk through by an employee who kept slamming it to create noise. As the evening went the number of times the gate was being slammed increased and intensified. The restaurant hardly had any outside diners, we only noticed one table was being occupied in the area of the iron gate being slammed. It became obvious that the noise was being done purposely in order to annoy us so we would wrap up our dinner. Also since the outdoor seating did not have any buffer between the table and the sidewalk we had a number of homeless people walk by soliciting, which caught us off guard. We found the food was at best average. We would have very little interest in returning to the restaurant.

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vipersheido
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and service and sitting outside was nice during good weather. They need to fix their espresso machine

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demomof3
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. The waitstaff was attentive and friendly. The food was creative, beautifully presented, plentiful and delicious! We had varying dietary needs and there was something for everyone to enjoy. The drinks were great. We come here often and are never disappointed.

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Jeffrey
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent, but it was so noisy, I could not have a conversation with my dining companions.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious and the service was incredible!!!

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vipJosephW
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

I ordered the ribeye steak and asked for medium rare. The steak arrived medium well and was surprisingly thin for a high end steakhouse. Not much flavor for a $42 entree that only includes mashed potatoes with the steak. There are better steaks elsewhere for a better price.

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vipFrankB
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and excellent service! Trevor are waiter was great!

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vipJohn
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was, as always, excellent. Parking was convenient and free.

Tonic Seafood and Steak
Responded on 2 September 2021

Thank you for your kind review John! We're glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us, and hope to see you back at Tonic again soon!

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OpenTableDiner
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish, a great meal and a great experience. Our server was fantastic. He was attentive, but not overly so. The Manhattan was excellent, and the cheeseboard had an excellent triple cream blue cheese on it. Finally, the crab cakes were outstanding.

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vipEdward
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was very good, but the martinis were too small and served in the wrong glass

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JoeA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere was very nice. Will continue to be one of my top places to eat

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vipBassbug18
Richmond
13 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Unimaginative menu with the offerings we chose (duck, steak, chicken) prepared average at best. The beet appetizer was nice, the calamari like something from a supermarket frozen food aisle. The only thing worth savoring werethe drinks with the martini and old-fashioned excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Ordered a filet medium. They cooked it medium rare. Waited 10 min for the same steak to be returned to me. Had no seasoning on it at all. Bernaise was cold. Risotto was bland and mushy. Would not return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprised my fiancé with a little date night . Tonic was a great place to have had that date at. Very satisfied no complaints. First time there but won’t be the last time. Great great place. Food was great. The Brussels sprouts were delicious. The rack of lamb was even better. I’ll be back in a few weeks for sure with many guests.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Would have ranked “OK” if not for crab cakes. Grilled octopus was disappointing enough that I sent it back, which I never do. Appeared to be just calamari (not octopus) and definitely not what I consider grilled. Looked more like over-marinated and sautéed. Roasted beets were also disappointing (warm pickled beets with yogurt and nuts).

Crab cakes were on point! Good sized (4” or so), very little filler, and good flavor. Seared tuna sandwich was also a pleasant surprise. Well seasoned and cooked to a proper med rare.

Service was prompt and attentive. I do appreciate our waiter removing the octopus from the bill without me having to ask.

Nice ambience although the almost-loud country music was a bit odd for the vibe of the restaurant.

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ChandraK
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I will go back. Sat outside and the sirens were no fun but will eat inside next time.

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SydneyS
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food does not even begin to describe this place. We went knowing it would be great but it was AMAZING. Sat outside, gorgeous and quiet even with traffic, our waiter was so knowledgeable and helpful with the decision making process for our meal. Our waiter was on top of it all night, drinks, food, dessert, we had it all! Thank you to this restaurant for making this birthday dinner so perfect. 10/10 would come back in a heartbeat. Also we sat by the private dining entrance and it looked incredible for anyone thinking of doing a private event here. If you’re questioning coming here DO IT.

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Gina
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere and food was awesome. Also please request Hilly as your waitress.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Salad wasn’t fresh

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HutchW
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and pleasant and efficient service. Austere decor.

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MichelleM
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed it! Tasty food and good service. Loved having the windows open to the outside.

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vipJeremy
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gr8 place! Steaks are very good, appz were gr8 & drinks were on point!

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You can order delivery directly from Tonic Seafood and Steak using the Order Online button. Tonic Seafood and Steak also offers 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 4.3 stars by 1038 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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