Stephen's on State

4.3
1051 reviews
$30 and under
American
Restaurant and bar open 7 days a week serving lunch and dinner offering a full dining experience. Our menu offers a variety of dishes that includes chicken, seafood, veal, pasta and the freshest cuts of USDA Prime Beef. Private room available for family and corporate events.
What 1051 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCarolynL
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

We went on a Monday night for my son’s birthday. We’ve been to Stephens multiple times and had a fairly good experience, so this night must have just been an “off” night. We all got steak. The sirloin steaks were borderline inedible as they were so tough! My kids could not chew through them. My husband cut into his bacon wrapped filet and upon seeing it, the waiter immediately took it as it was obviously rare. Again, have been here before and it was not this bad, but I think we will not be rushing to get back to eat here.

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vipcuffa
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ran out of special sea bass kinda disappointed but everything was delicious

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Trish
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were amazing! We will be back again. The sea bass special was incredible!

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RandyW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

Service at the end was very very poor. 10+ minutes waiting for dessert menu and 5 minutes for check.

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Gr8tgrub
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful!

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LeoS
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

Decent food. Below average service. Good spot on State Street.

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vipLovestoeat
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience4

If you use a Groupon they add 20% gratuity. Food was great but service was not worth 20%.

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MeghanK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Media was hopping when I dined at Stephen’s the other night, due to some early spring weather. Still wanting to eat outdoors, my friend and I were seated at a table on the sidewalk and got to people-watch and take in the sights. It was the closest thing to normal I’ve felt since before 2020. The service was the best I’ve ever received at Stephen’s and the food was just as perfect as I remembered it to be. Chicken Stephen always deserves a chef’s kiss, as well as the prime rib eggrolls. My friend got the steak special and loved it. Can’t wait to get back!

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vipErnest
Philadelphia
86 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great, very accommodating to get us away from the door-the food was exceptional

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Emily
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Service was somewhat slow, took about 45 mins before getting drinks and apps. Noise level was pretty high and people were crowded around the bar area. Restaurant was clean and tables well spaced out. Food was pretty good but nothing crazy.

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GailB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We met 11 years ago at Steven’s on a blind date and often celebrate there when able. This year did not disappoint! The food and service are always good! Missed the live music, but hope that situation will be able to change as Covid restrictions lighten up.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

great evening

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vipSherm
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

And another one!!!!

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JennM
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Bummed they didn’t start their specials until 4 and it was a little after 3. Waitress helped suggest a good margarita and my dinner was good my mom had the steak she said for the price there wasn’t much flavor. Creme Brûlée was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was good

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MichaelJ
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing and the staff is great. Love it there.

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violinadonna
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a reservation for 5:30 on a Sat. It was relatively quiet when we first sat down, but found that we were raising our voices towards the end of dinner to hear each other. (Around 7:00).
Tina, our waitress was exceptional!
The only problem was, i don't thin the table was cleaned well before set up. My chair had crumbs, which I just brushed off, but my husband had to ask for the table to be cleaned as it was very sticky.

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MichaelR
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

GOOD FOOD, GOOD PEOPLE. GREAT FOOD, NICE PLACE TO EAT.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 25 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed our dinners.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious

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JuliaK
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service were great! We had a wonderful date night.

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cHefLuK
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Went for a pre valentines dinner on Saturday night. COVID protocols appeared to be followed, though there seemed to be a bit of a drinking crowd at the bar. Service was friendly and prompt. The mule my wife ordered tasted a bit off, not very tasty. Food came out in good timing and was pretty good. Lobster bisque was different, less creamy and more tomato tasting, but still quite good. Cesar salad was just ok. My wife’s pasta was good, just a bit under seasoned. My steak was great, as were the sauce and the accompaniments. Check was dropped and closed in timely manner. Overall happy with the experience

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food.
Good service.
Loved everything I had. Will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall2Food5Service1Ambience5

Server never checked on us to ask if we wanted another round of drinks or if our food was ok. He just brought the check over after our first round of drinks. Also the steak fries are $7 and there are only 3-4 of them

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vipCarolD
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious hot and very tasty. steaks were cooked to perfection. It is a little pricey but was worth it it was a special occasion . The waiter was fabulous without being overbearing.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had cute table in the window. Our server, Ashley, was great. The food was delish.

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PurdueDad1
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal great service

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AnisiaV
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect for a date night. Food was very delicious.

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1111
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

we have eaten at stephens many times and enjoyed our meal- this past time the food was just ok- waitress was great but a little disappointed with the baked clams and salmon entree

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vipJohnR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience4

no ice tea
no shrimp Lejohn
no strip steak
crab cakes were over done and tough
thank god the waitress took them off the bill.

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vipTedV
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent food and excellent service. We frequent Stephen's regularly and always enjoy the nice welcoming atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Birthday Dinner for my mom. Host was not pleasant or friendly! Food was awesome and waitress and bus boy were great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had my birthday dinner here in December and it was the best meal I’ve had the entire year. The food is astounding and the drinks are the best I’ve ever had. Everything about it was absolutely amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The food took about 30min+ to come out. We sat and watched tables around us get seated after and served their food before us.
Restaurant was kind enough to comp some of our drinks but it’s wild how long the food took.
Food was good though.

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Umpirejh
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food and great ambiance for that special date.

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MichaelJ
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pat Muldoon and the staff are the best!

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AnnaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our anniversary and the food and people and restaurant was just so amazing. My steak was like a 10 it was so good. Our waitress was so nice and check on us often which rarely happens. Overall we can't wait to go back. Thank you to Stephens on State!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Went with my Mom and we had a great time here. The cocktails are interesting. I got a bourbon cocktail that was smoked and delicious. My Mom had a burger and I had mahi mahi tacos and we had some shrimp and prime rib appetizers which were great. The waitress was nice and the ambiance and food were great. Thank you

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kellie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had lunch with my daughter for her birthday. Our waiter Tom was very attentive, and made my daughter happy. The food was wonderful as usual, my filet cooked perfectly. Will definitely come back again.

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MichelleG
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience1

Food was not presented well. Also made me sick. I wouldn’t go back. Nothing special about this place

FAQs

Stephen's on State does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Stephen's on State also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 891-8900.

Stephen's on State is rated 4.3 stars by 1051 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.