Stephen's on State

4.3
1039 reviews
$30 and under
American
Stephen's on State originally opened their doors in June of 2003 under the name Stephen's Prime. Primarily a steak house, the restaurant operated for three years before the owners felt a change was necessary. They wanted to create a more casual setting and in August 2008 renovations began. The entire face of the restaurant was demolished and replaced with sliding french doors that open out to the street. Opening under the name Stephen's on State, the restaurant now offers outside cafe dining in addition to the ala carte lunch and dinner menu. Responding to the high volume of bar business, Stephen's once again renovated in August of 2008 and expanded into the adjacent building doubling the bar capacity and adding a new dance floor. With live entertainment Monday through Saturday, many people are coming to Stephen's to enjoy a full dining experience, dance, or maybe simply to enjoy an appetizer and cocktail from their extensive martini and wine list while listening to music.
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JennM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was good

MJ
MichaelJ
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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violinadonna
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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

Enjoyed our dinners.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely delicious

JK
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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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

JR
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
1 review
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
4 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.

MJ
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
New York Area
23 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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diningdiva1
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The only place in DELCO to get a first rate pub burger...made with ground brisket perfectly grilled.. It is a cut above all other burgers. I eat little red meat but when I do it is a great burger and Stephens is my stop when I get the call. Due to covid I have not been here since Feb...they haven't missed a beat.

My only issue is that they did not address my Open Table reservation and I was not given a point credit. I will addressthis directly with Open Table.

GC
vipGeorgeC
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere is cozy. The food is outstanding. Service was pretty good. The dividers for COVID are very fashionable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The worst. There was an obnoxiously loud group of grown adults who were so drunk they could barely stand up ruining dinner for everyone within earshot of them. Food was terrible and WILDLY overpriced. Not to mention there were absolutely no Covid precautions - the bartender wasn’t wearing a mask at all, staff and waiters had them hanging off while walking inside. And when we mentioned all of this to the owner he made no effort to apologize or even pretend he was going to speak to his employees - he was too busy smoking a cigarette outside with the bartender.
Don’t come here.

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CathyM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious! The service was terrific! My reason for four stars rather than five was the condition of our booth. The seat had holes and tears; needed to be replaced.

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PatD
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Anniversary

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SuzanneH
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Our meal was delicious! Enjoyed our server Dan who was very helpful with his suggestions.

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AndrewS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Good service, very good food, nice atmosphere. We've been here 3-4 times in the last few years and will continue to go back.

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divinediner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat outside for an early dinner. Weather was perfect and we enjoyed an excellent meal served by a very pleasant waitress.

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shellye
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. The service was great. We really enjoyed eatting outside.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent and safe indoor dining experience.

MW
vipMattW
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

This was my first time in downtown Media wasn’t sure where to eat and this restaurant came up as highly rated. We had a drink at the bar and probably should’ve just stayed there bc the bar food seemed to look decent and they had a menu which varied from the dinner menu. The other menu did not match the online version and the prices were WAY higher than advertised. The only decent thing we had was the French onion soup and the side of fries. My husband got the surf and turf special and I got a stuffed lobster tail special. Both entrees were SO RIDICULOUSLY overpriced ($63 and $48). The food was NOT EDIBLE, the lobster was over cooked, the steak was sub par quality not that of a filet. We also ordered baked clams which were so gross I spit it out after chewing on broken shells. We left after paying about $230 fir food we didn’t even eat! We wrapped it to go then threw it out after leaving. Words can’t even explain how much I WOULD NOT recommend eating here. I don’t mind paying high prices for dinner when it is Capital Grille type quality. This is among one of the worst meals I ever had!!

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Decided to take my family of 6 here l am I'm glad we did. The entire family enjoyed themselves.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was awesome. So was the service!!! Can’t wait to go back

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vipChrisM
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

Very crowded for Covid times, we would have left but we had a gift card about to expire and they did find us a table back in unused area away from everyone. Just surprised with social distancing every table was full. Not everyone wearing masks while walking around including bartender. Food for price is just okay.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

They had the wrong number for the reservation although the number I had entered was correct on my end of Open Table. The service was very bad and inattentive for a pricier restaurant.

FAQs

Stephen's on State does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Stephen's on State is rated 4.3 stars by 1039 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.