Durant's is an old-school, ultra-luxe chophouse that has been a Phoenix staple for more than 65 years. Although it's mostly applauded for filets, porterhouses, and T-bones, the family-owned restaurant is also known for its rich history and tradition. The servers still wear the same style of red tuxedo vests as they did when the doors first opened in the 1950s, and the walls are still plastered with crushed red velvet wallpaper.
Time machines don’t exist, yet. But if you daydream about traveling back in time, simply make a reservation at Durant’s. Not much has changed since Durant’s first swung open its doors in 1950, actually. The iconic, time-tested ritzy steakhouse along Central is outfitted with plush red tufted booths, dimmed lighting sets the mood, black and white photos hang on the wall, and large decorative floral arrangements pepper the dining room. To say that Durant’s is an experience is an understatement. And, make sure to enter via the famous back kitchen door to impress your date.