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Tonic Seafood and Steak, Wilmington, DE

Tonic Seafood and Steak

4.6
4.6
1221 Reviews
$31 to $50
Unspecified
Located in the heart of downtown Wilmington, Delaware, Tonic Seafood & Steak offers four distinct dining areas, each with its unique ambiance and design. Upon entering the restaurant, guests are greeted by a vibrant atmosphere with stunning light fixtures, metallic gold accents, and a glass-enclosed room. The entrance area features the Bar and Lounge, where live music plays on Friday and Saturday nights.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today

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Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–1:00 am Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (302) 777-2040
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Pat Bradley
  • Catering
    Jamestown Catering Co. is a full-service caterer with an off-premise liquor license. We can customize menus for your event needs and budget. We also offer drop-off or pickup options.<br />
  • Private party facilities
    Juniper by Tonic is a newly renovated event venue that provides the perfect setting for weddings, showers, rehearsals and parties.
  • Private party contact
    Amanda Jones: (302) 777-2040
  • Neighbourhood
    Wilmington
  • Cross Street
    Between Orange &amp; Tatnall
  • Parking Details
    There is parking located at the Community Service Parking Garage but we do not currently validate.There is also street parking with meters, free metered parking after 6:00pm.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,221 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,221 Reviews
  1. NEW2

    Naples

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time to enjoy dinner at Tonic. Will certainly be back. All 4 of us commented how much we enjoyed our dinner, especially the beet salad. So glad we ordered it.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and our server, Alex, was very upbeat and attentive.

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  3. JoeS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jane was a fantastic server; the food was delicious, and the ambiance was pleasant. I've never dined in Wilmington before, but I will be back!

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  4. Paqi

    Philadelphia

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Both the burrata and beet salads were well-prepared and delicious. W both had the salmon entree. Loved the combination of artichokes, olives, and fingerlings, and the salmon was cooked perfectly. The bread pudding for dessert was a great finish to a really enjoyable dinner!

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  5. PoppaP

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Two retired couples for dinner on a Thursday evening. All enjoyed the tasty and nicely crafted cocktails, as we shared appetizers of short rib eggrolls and fried calamari. Disappointingly, the calamari were less than crisp, and the chili sauce accompanying it was bland. Entrees of braised bison short ribs, Parmesan crusted scallops, crab cakes, and salmon were all flavorful (modestly so re the short ribs), ample in amount, tasty, and visually impressive in presentation. Four desserts of flourless chocolate cake, cinnamon semifreddo, sticky toffee pudding, and bread pudding were, again, enjoyed by all. Server Angelica was helpful, patient, timely, friendly, and enormously accommodating. In view of overall quality of fare and service, value was quite good.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall, great experience. The beverages were really good. The prime rib steak rolls, salmon entree, and chicken entree were just average. The soups are delicious.

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  7. DarrenC

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great city location for parking garage, excellent waitstaff, no delays. They asked what brought us out on a rainy night, I told them we were seeing a show at the playhouse, as it was a birthday gift for my wife. When we ordered dessert, the waitress brought out a sparkler candle and told us the dessert was on the house! We will be back many times!

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  8. Cakewalk

    Washington DC

    149 reviews

    3.0

    149 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall just meh. Pros are short rib egg roll and chopped salad. Pacing was quick for food out of kitchen. Cons: manager was unfriendly, at this price range table clothes and a better atmosphere and ambiance are a given. Our server Erin was a joy!

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  9. DeniseR

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience was great. 10/10 Our waiter was fantastic. 10/10 The food was pretty good. 8/10 I had the Lobster with mashed potatoes, asparagus and garlic butter. However, I’m not sure if the prices match the food quality. A little over priced.

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  10. Lionel

    Philadelphia

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A solid option for steak and seafood in Wilmington.

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  11. HeatherC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent as well as the service. The spiced apple cheesecake was AMAZING!
    Tonic Seafood and SteakResponded on February 21, 2024
    Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review, Heather! We hope to see you again soon.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience at Tonic Seafood and Steak!!! The food was delicious and the drinks were on point! Get yourself a Rad or an Italian Cosmo! We will definitely be back!
    Tonic Seafood and SteakResponded on February 21, 2024
    Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! We look forward to seeing you again!

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  13. JohnR

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. Had oyster app. Wife had the bread/dipping cheese (forget the name). Both were good. Vodka Martini w/ Blue Cheese olives were very well made & olives were delicious. I had 45 day aged KC Steak & wife had Lobster tail. Both delicious. Goat cheese dessert also good. Very pleased with dinner.
    Tonic Seafood and SteakResponded on February 21, 2024
    Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review, John! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. We hope to see you again soon.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was ok at best. Server looked completely over it. Atmosphere cute and drinks were on point. 5/10 in my opinion

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  15. JazmenD

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Wasn’t very attended to by waiter and had to remind her of multiple times for ideas we needed such as refills and condiments.

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  16. DemetriusH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place especially for date night. Would come back again
    Tonic Seafood and SteakResponded on February 21, 2024
    Thank you for leaving us a 5-star review! We look forward to seeing you again!

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  17. WayneP

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for an awesome dining experience! We will be back shortly

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  18. Shonny

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Erin was a doll and food was superb! If the restaurant sees this, get that girl a raise!

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  19. MatthewT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I both enjoyed our meal. We had the Tuna Tartar to start, and it was very good, as were both our steaks! The service was excellent and our drinks were also awesome!

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  20. DerekM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything from our waitress, appetizers, food, dessert and drinks was excellent. Thank you and we will def be coming back.

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  21. Dawn

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fabulous meal from Tonic! The servers are a breath of fresh air and every morsal was delicious! Thank you for a great night and a great meal.

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  22. DoloresA

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice establishment! Great service. Food was delicious. Restaurant was decorated very nicely. Perfect place when seeing a show near by at the Playhouse on Rodney Square in the DuPont Hotel.

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  23. TomZ

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best place to dine before a show downtown. The best even if there is no show. Food is innovative and fabulous. Service is fantastic.

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  24. TomM

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambiance. Food good, tho one meal had to be re-heated. Delicious Buffalo Trace Old Fashioned! Server attentive.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall experience was great! Our waitress (Paige) was excellent! I loved the simple, warm and romantic atmosphere. The food was very good. We had the muscles ( which were the best we’ve had in a long time) the short rib eggrolls for appetizers then my husband had braised bison short ribs which were excellent! I had the half chicken which was good but slightly dry and I’m more a white meat chicken person so I’d have rather had only a breast. The asparagus and risotto were delicious

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food great service! Reliably a wonderful lunch spot in the city.

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  27. KhomeiniP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were absolutely excellent! Our server Alex was absolutely awesome and made the experience unforgettable!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and exceptional cocktails. Service was friendly and attentive. Really good value too.

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  29. GinaK

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and awesome service! Cocktails were perfect!

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  30. Chris

    Raleigh

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    On a work trip, went during happy hour and got the Short Rib Eggrolls and Crab Rangoon Deviled Eggs for apps, both were amazing. For entree got the Roasted Boneless Half Chicken w/ parmesan-rosemary risotto. A couple specialty cocktails which were strong and tasteful. Everything had excellent flavor. The ambience was nice and service was great.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very good. Service (Teddy) was excellent. We’ve already recommended Tonic to our friends and we will going back again soon…and of course requesting Teddy.

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  32. DanielleH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing, prices weren't bad. Staff was nice and the overall atmosphere was relaxing and romantic

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  33. ImaniM

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious and the servers were very attentive even though it was very busy.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband’s steak was good but my fish was overcooked

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  35. BruceT

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks. We had appetizers, which were fine. I will be back there again.

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  36. PatrickK

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as always! Great food and best drinks/menu!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice date night out. Had the mussels, NY Strip, scallops and bread pudding. All excellent. Service was very good and the music was nice.

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  38. NicoleD

    Jacksonville

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had dinner at Tonic last night-food was delicious (scallops and bison short ribs), and the staff were beyond kind to myself, my husband and child. Literally made our week! Couldn’t recommend Tonic enough! (And if she’s in, ask for Kelly - so sweet!). We will definitely be back!

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  39. PoppaP

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Spouse and I visited made our first visit on a Thursday evening five days before Christmas...fairly modest level of activity. Server Alexandra ("Alex") was friendly, engaging, and attentive. Following nicely crafted cocktails (including the particularly interesting Juniper), our selections were smaller plates,,,crab rangoon deviled eggs, short rib egg rolls, tuna tartare, crispy Brussel sprouts, crab salad, sticky toffee pudding with cinnamon semifreddo. We enjoyed all of the selections, which we found to be flavorful and nicely presented. Service was great, and the prices were not unreasonable, leading to a nice value.

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  40. AnnV

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food and Service were excellent (Bison Short Ribs and Salmon). Atmosphere was pretty plain and boring.

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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 takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 777-2040.

Tonic Seafood and Steak is rated 4.6 stars by 1221 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Tonic Seafood and Steak

111 W. 11th Street, Wilmington, DE 19801

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Between Orange &amp; Tatnall
  • Neighbourhood
    Wilmington
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–1:00 am Sat 4:00 pm–1:00 am Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    There is parking located at the Community Service Parking Garage but we do not currently validate.There is also street parking with meters, free metered parking after 6:00pm.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Pat Bradley
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (302) 777-2040
  • Catering
    Jamestown Catering Co. is a full-service caterer with an off-premise liquor license. We can customize menus for your event needs and budget. We also offer drop-off or pickup options.<br />
  • Private party facilities
    Juniper by Tonic is a newly renovated event venue that provides the perfect setting for weddings, showers, rehearsals and parties.
  • Private party contact
    Amanda Jones: (302) 777-2040
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