Seafood >Devon Seafood Grill
225 18th St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1910339.949219 -75.170770
Wed, Thu 11am-11pm;
Fri, Sat 11am-12am
Neighborhoods: Center City, Rittenhouse Square
We Shall Return!!!! – First off, we were seated very promptly. By "We", I mean there was a group of 5 of us that was celebrating my girlfriend's birthday. The atmosphere was considerably spirited and buzzing on a Saturday night, as expected, and it was welcoming to both groups and romantic parties. The cocktail and wine menus were robust and very tantilizing. I do not have enough room to elaborate on each entree dish that was ordered, so I shall talk about the two that my girlfriend and I ordered. But, rest assured that each dish was exquisitely prepared and scrumptious all the same. To start, we ordered the JUMBO LUMP CRAB CAKES appetizer and it was definitely a melt in your mouth experience. The crab meat was fresh and melted-butter soft & tender. The sauces that came with it were very complementary and gave the dish a swicy (i.e. sweet and spicy) richer flavor. My lady ordered the chilean seabass with mashed potatoes, which she cannot stop talking about. I ordered one of the seasonal preparations of mahi mahi and yes, it was AMAZING!!! from the elegant presentation and fresh preparation to the sophisticated flavors that test each of your taste bud zones.
Although the food was unforgettable I shall not forget about how FABULOUS the SERVICE was. Our waitress was extremely polite, accommodating, level-headed, and down to earth. She was such a great server that we thanked her by giving here a piece of the coldstone creamery cake we brought to the restaurant with us. Need I say that she also got a very generous tip. So, GO FORTH NOW and DINE AT DEVON'S!!!!
One of the best seafood places in Center City Philadelphia – I went to this restaurant with a group of people from work. The service was great and so was the food. The crab cakes are not made with imitation crab meat. You can actually taste the freshness of real crab meat as it hits your tongue. I tried lobster bisque for the first time and it was delicious. It has a very smooth taste to it, with a touch of spice, but not too much to the point where you'll experience heart burn.
If you are looking for a seafood restaurant in Philly (and trust me, there are quite a few) Devon's Seafood Grill should definitely be on your list. Great place for groups for lunch, and can also be a good place to take a date or dine with the significant other.
Great Seafood/Service – I've been to this establishment several times and each time the food and the service have been great. I especially recommend the Seafood Medley for those seafood lovers out there. The Center City location and the relatively reasonable prices make this a great place. The bar scene can be a little loud.
KFR LIMO OWNER Eatiing at Devons how good of place to eat and drink and be wined and dined – I at cevons and service and food was outstanding and well worth the few minutes of waiting food the mouth watering well prepared food. thank you for an night to remmeber be back soon. KFR LIMO SERVICE Owner. Soon to open in the city of Philadelphia, Pa
Great Seafood, Great Service – My family and I had dinner here last week, and it was absolutely great. The food (I had Grouper, wife had Chilean Sea Bass) was fresh, and prepared so that you actually tasted the fish, as it was not smothered in some type of sauce etc. - awesome. The menu also had many choices of fresh fish, but also had items for the land lover too. The service was great too, we had Emily- she was great on answering our questions and very friendly-great service. Also when you order wine by the glass, they bring the bottle that you picked out to your table and pour it directly from the bottle---I thought that was a great touch!! We eat out alot, and I cant tell you how many times a restaurant will just bring you the glass already poured--and your trying to figure out if it was the right wine etc... We will be back everytime we're in the philly area. Highly recommended.
Great Service, Nice Atmosphere – Although it was VERY loud I thought the atmosphere was nice. The food was excellent. (I recommend the lobster bisque) Service was fast. I went there with one other person and we were in and out in a little over an hour. For 2 drinks, a filet dinner, the seafood medley and two soups it ran just under $100. I will definitely be returning! (My boyfriend found the chairs to be pretty uncomfortable b/c he has bad knees and the chairs sat kind of low. I thought the booth seat was comfortable though)
Isn't it romantic... – My boyfriend and I were visiting Philly for the first time, wandering around aimlessly looking for someplace nice and romantic to eat, and this place was literally recommended to us by a stranger on the street! We went in with no reservations around 6pm and were seated right away, right in front of the open French doors overlooking a beautiful park. The food was great--I especially recommend the proscutto crusted scallops for an appetizer. Oh! And the garlic mashed potatoes were awesome as well. The service was lovely. She was attentive but not overbearing (a huge pet peeve of mine). The place looked beautiful, and the portions were perfect. We left full and happy. :)
Crabcakes – I went for lunch with a group of my co-workers. It was a very loud restaurant, and we could hardly hear our waitress. For apps - tuna tartare and calimari. Both were good and were good portions for four of us to share amongst ourselves. The crabcake meal comes with two medium-sized crabcakes that are all crab and almost no cake. We did make reservations for lunch.
Great experience!! – I had lunch at Devon with some of my coworkers and I was very impressed! I had a pasta dish that was very tasty. Great biscuits, desert was fantastic and our waiter was very nice. My husband and I decided to try dinner there on New Year's Eve. We were very impressed. We both ordered filets and we both couldn't believe how delicious it was. I would HIGHLY recommend trying it. It was very tender and very flavorful. Although a little pricey, it is definitely worth trying. Our waitress did have an attitude and was pretty unpleasent though- which was a disappointment. She gave us about 1 minute to review the menu and then brought our entree out to us immediately after she cleared our salad plates, so we felt rushed and ignored. For $250.00, I expect great service. She made it seem like we were bothering her. Additionally, seating had a strange setup- we were literally sitting right next to the table next to us so we could hear one another having conversation. Despite the disappointment with our waitress, overall this is a really great place to dine.
Best biscuits! – I would go just for the biscuits - they are excellent as is the location. The service was attentive though maybe not what you'd expect for the prices. Let's just leave it at "room for improvement". I had the crab cakes which were good (I think Bobby Chez's are better); server was great with wine suggestions. My husband didn't like the Mako Shark but since he doesn't normally eat shark it was probably not due to preparation; just his preferences?
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