I came to Donovan's expecting top-notch food and service, since it came highly recommended and is voted as one of America's top steakhouses. But after dining here, I think that this place is highly overrated because I was very disappointed in the quality of their food.
I ordered a filet mignon (medium well), but it came out burnt and dry. The side dishes were great and they offered large portions, but I'd rather go to Outback Steakhouse. I heard that the New York steak is pretty good, but my friend had put A1 sauce on it. . . good steaks shouldn't need A1, which overpowers the flavor of the steak anyway. To be fair, I did think that the calamari and the creme brulee were good.
Although the steaks weren't very good, the service was outstanding. They were polite - always refilling our water and always cleaning away any bread crumbs. They offer free valet parking (but you have to tip, of course). Donovan's also offers a large wine selection.
Overall, the atmosphere and service were great, but the quality of food is poor.