Tonic Seafood and Steak

4.3
1035 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
What 1035 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.7
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
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BobH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
57 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
46 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
37 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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

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vipJohn
Philadelphia
10 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
19 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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

This was our first time here. Overall a very good experience. The drinks were the least of our favorites but the appetizers and dinners were really delicious. Highly recommend the egg rolls and the filet. It was good to switch up to a new place. Service was great and the atmosphere was fun!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinner at Tonic. Had an outside table with an excellent waiter, service was great and food was stellar. A real asset to Wilmington.

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Anna
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great service, good food, and a nice time. Definitely recommend!

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LouK
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The outdoor tables are generally very good and they are under a roof. But rain can get to you particularly when there is wind and there is some road noise. But still outdoor is very good.

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vipHerm
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Dinner at seven last night, pretty quiet night restaurant was almost empty. Hundred degree Tuesday night not really a surprise. Service was very good appetizer and salad we’re also good.12 ounce New York sirloin strip was just OK. The other person had a Bone in ribeye which they seem to enjoy. For the price I said it was OK but nothing spectacular. I personally enjoy New York strip that’s a thicker cut and they serve

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vipBillS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

I would have rated five stars but I was marked as a no show.

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GWB20
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Food was good.Service was excellent. Ambience was so-so. It's a bar.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was amazing, never had to wait longer then expected to be serviced. The food was cooked perfectly and the flavors where all on point. Don’t miss this experience!!! If I’m ever in Wilmington again I’ll be there.

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ZacharyP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Brought family in from out of town. Service was professional and courteous, all members of our party ordered meat cooked to temp and it was all spot on. Will definitely be back the next time family visits.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Overall the food was good, a couple of dishes were under-seasoned but the service was great and the cocktails were fantastic! Relatively quiet vibe, but this was on a Monday night. Would definitely go back for the drinks.

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ColemanB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

My wife and I both had the trout and it was thoroughly overcooked and only warm when it was served. Definitely not one of the better meals we have experienced at Tonic.

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KristinL
1 review
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server Teddy was top notch and food was delicious. We will be back!

FAQs

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 1035 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 reservations at the moment.

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