Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bluehoundkitchen.com/
  • Phone: 6022580231x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch
    Mon-Fri 11am-3pm

    Brunch
    Sat - Sun 9:30am-3pm

    Dinner
    Sun-Thu 5pm-10pm
    Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm

    Bar
    Sun -Thu 11am-12am
    Fri - Sat 11am-1am

    Happy Hour
    Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Indoor, Outdoor and Always Impressive. Hotel Palomar Phoenix features over 10,000 square feet of meeting space spread across boardrooms, ballrooms, suites and a magnificent outdoor pool deck/party area.

    We can easily accommodate all types of meetings, business functions, social events and wedding celebrations.
  • Private Party Facilities: Centrally located in downtown Phoenix, in CityScape near Chase Field and US Airways Center, the award-winning Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails provides an exceptional dining venue, making an ideal setting for your next event, be it for business or pleasure.

    Our beautifully designed dining room can host up to 100 people seated or 250 for private reception reception.

    Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails also has a great patio overlooking CityScape Park with capacity to seat 40 people in a private setting.
  • Private Party Contact: Cheyenne Palm 6022580231x
  • Special Events: It's not just the space... all touch points of the experience are special. Whatever the request, we're quick, nimble, and attentive so each custom event is worth repeating. Your guests will enjoy a true culinary experience every time.

    From unexpected, locally inspired cocktails to thoughtfully presented food, and green-friendly standards, we're happy to perk up your event as usual.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st and Jefferson
  • Public Transit: Conveniently located on the light rail path.

    Washington and Central when traveling west bound and Jefferson and First Avenue when traveling east bound
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer self parking and valet complimentary for 2 hour while dining in Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails.
A word from Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
A Contemporary American Gastro-lounge located in the heart of the Phoenix"s vibrant Cityscape development downtown.

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails draws inspiration from local Arizona purveyors and farmers for an ingredient-driven New American social plates menu meant to be enjoyed with artisanal wines, craft cocktails and great beers.

Nationally recognized Master Mixologist Jacques Bezuidenhout teams-up with a handful of the best known bar chefs in the valley to present Phoenix's most forward-thinking cocktail program alongside a carefully tailored wine list hand-selected by Master Sommelier Emily Wines.

The mode is neighborhood friendly but casually polished, from the cozy lobby lounge up front to the convivial dining room and patio in back. The colors, furnishings and light convey an at home vibe. Three distinct atmospheres provide a theatrical backdrop for any occasion and seating for 140 guests.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails reviews from OpenTable diners
82 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (51)vibrant bar scene (41)hot spot (34)good for groups (30)special occasion (27)neighborhood gem (25)romantic (21)late-night find (20)great for outdoor dining (16)great for lunch (13)notable wine list (11)great for brunch (11)scenic view (8)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Blue Hound is outstanding!!
    JaneAir
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Beautiful interior, fantastic drinks offerings, our server was very attentive and made suggestions off the menu for us vegetarians. The food, oh the food!! It was divine, my husband and I shared three dishes off the menu, and each and every one was incredible. To top off all of that, the pineapple upside down cake is not what you remember your mother/grandmother's was, it is better!! Wow, it is a must order when you are at the Blue Hound!! We will absolutely return to this gem in Phoenix! : )
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Been here a few times
    lilacnpoundyVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is my first experience eating a non-breakfast item, but then again, my friend and I went for lunch. Unfortunately, on Saturdays, they do not offer a lunch menu; only the brunch menu, which is quite limited. The quality of the food is good and the venue is upscale and chic.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great fresh menu, and atmosphere
    WoodhavenDuo
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Menu is exciting and decor is eclectic- location cannot be any more convenient within the hotel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • eatoutdaily
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food at the Blue Hound is amazing. Each dish was elegantly displayed and brilliantly flavored,from the perfectly prepared and unusual deviled egg appetizer to the intricate and unique DIVER SCALLOPS served with cooked figs, grilled Japanese eggplant, barbequed vidalia onions and pork, and corn emulsion. My husband's ribeye steak was perfectly prepared and delicious. But the piece de resistance was the hot upside-down cake with ice cream. It truly is a one-of-a-kind dessert you must try, even if you don't like that kind of cake. It was win you over! Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blue Hound
    Newfind
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great food, a new find that will be included on our go to list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed the Blue Hound, Phoenix
    LoveRestaurantDining
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The restaurant was quite nice, as we expected. Our server was helpful, professional, and definitely knew the menu. However, the man at the front desk couldn't find our reservation (I had the email confirmation with me), and didn't make us feel particularly welcome - very unexpected reaction. The restaurant wasn't full, and even if we didn't have a reservation there were enough empty tables to accommodate our party of 3.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Baseballfan
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Found this restaurant on Tripadvisor and decide to try before a Diamondbacks game. The food and service was excellent. We will return to the restaurant soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My friend chose this place for her birthday dinner. We were underwhelmed. The food was just OK. The most annoying thing was the bar service. First course arrived before the cocktails. I received a POOR pour on my glass of wine. When I asked for a proper pour, the server offered what-he-thought-to-be-a-discreet middle finger pick-up of the stem of the glass. The rest of the pours that evening were sufficient. Would not recommend. Just another hotel restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second time just as good
    bethatthehound
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Went there for restaurant week for a second time and food was excellent. The hostess, server and manager were very attentive. The atmosphere was pleasant and modern. Sitting by the window was very picturesque with lovely view of the city at night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Susie
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We went there during Restaurant Week since we had never even heard of it before. The menu and food were delicious. Had one of the best salads ever. The desserts were huge and delicious. Service excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Very energetic place, food was good, great place in CityScape!
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seriously understaffed
    Spartyon1997VIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Came in to enjoy dinner prior to a concert, and while we admittedly did not have reservations, the host did nothing to get creative to assist. I took advantage of Open Table and booked a table for 6:30 (the host said nothing was available until 7:30) and then decided to wait at the bar and grab a drink. The bartender was overwhelmed and didn't greet us at all. In addition to serving the full bar of patrons he was also managing the service bar. The barback, although trying to be helpful, was of no use in getting anything other than beer or wine. Once we were seated (and observing at least 5 vacant tables in the dining room) it took us 10 minutes for a server to come by. The meal was forgettable as is this restaurant. Skip it.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food for downtown dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Not too much open on a Sunday night downtown so this was a good find. Wanted a nice dinner before concert. Good food and nice atmosphere. I will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love the farm to table approach
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great food, fabulous cocktails and service was very good. The restaurant and bar are very open and noisy. Not a good place for a romantic dinner, but a very nice place to go for a good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pre-Symphony Dinner
    BigMykCP71
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Blue Hound was close to the Phoenix Symphony; vibrant, clean atmosphere and the food, wine and service was terrific. Definitely will go again when we're downtown.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • night at the hound
    bethatthehound
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The bar was busy and service was excellent. The food was excellent and wide variety of dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and cocktails!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    First time at Blue Hound and was very impressed with the atmosphere, food, and cocktails!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood and Whisky
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The title sums it up fairly well. If you like seafood, get the Lowland Stew. If you like whisky and smoke, get the Lawless. With the excellent views of Downtown Phoenix and the on the spot service, it's hard to beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All hype and nothing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    While the hotel was great, something has to be said about the Bluehound. While the food did taste ok I would not recommend this restaurant as a regular place to go. Everyone is different and has different tastes. I would recommend that the wait staff take the time to try the menu items so they can better recommend food and drinks. I would venture to another restaurant.
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  • Busy Night
    SusieMac
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    It was the first time I have eaten dinner here and found it very busy and noisy. However, it was the night of the Paul McCartney concert across the street at the US Airways Center so I don't know if it could be a little quieter and calmer there on another night, an average night. I was staying at the Hotel Palomar so it was a convenient location being right in the hotel. The dinner I had was not notable but good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice
    DudeOfGilbert
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The menu is a little different but don't be afraid. The food is terrific!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    gr8ctzVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary at Blue Hound and were absolutely thrilled with the food and service! Such a pleasure to see unique and tasty items on a menu and to have them served quickly and professionally - Zack was a rock star! We don't get to downtown Phoenix very often, but this will be a must-stop every time in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great food, excellent service! Would definitely make this a "go to" when attending an event downtown.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    stoo
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We shared 3 appetizers and had 2 different entrees. All were delicious, especially enjoyed the Elote, unexpected, wonderful. The Service was okay, but our server didn't go that extra mile for anything. Was a little noisy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great surprise
    Bert
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    often hotel dining is a disappointment...but this was not! in fact, everything about this hotel was well above expectations. we were quite pleased with the selection of food and the prices were certainly reasonable, esp at happy hour. the only item we got that can use improvement was the pork belly sliders: very very fatty. they were also very tasty, but it would have been better if the chef had cut thinner slices and thrown away the ones that were pure fat. our waiter replaced our order immediately when we complained. our deviled egg appetizer was yummy. and the shrimp entrée was fabulous! crispy, tasty, big whole fresh shrimp~~a big treat!!!! we actually were full before we finished it. the homemade ice cream divine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, view, attentive service
    Carrie
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Since moving to the Phoenix area, we've been missing eating out at decent restaurants so we were happy when a friend recommended the Blue Hound. It was excellent compared to other restaurants we've tried here. I liked the fact that they use fresh ingredients. My husband absolutely loved his swordfish. I was glad that they had some vegetarian options. The risotto croquettes were pretty good - could taste a few different flavors and they had some texture. The people who waited on us were so friendly - liked them all - but they stopped to check on us way too many times (10+), interrupting our conversation and trains of thought. We were there to talk to each other so attentive and unobtrusive would have been better. Overall very nice though.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Brunch!
    doug
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Thanks blue hound for another lovely dining experience!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very accomodating
    estaire
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We were concerned that we couldn't have best of both worlds- a fantastic dining experience with a toddler. However we had excellent food & service and our 2 year old niece was welcomed & comfortable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Atmosphere with Good Food
    JedkydhoVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We arrived in Phoenix and found this place close to the hotel within walking distance. We started off with some half orders of the Hickman's Farm Deviled Eggs and Charred Pork Belly Sliders which were very good and tasty. I ordered the Pork Butt Burnt End Flatbread which had a lot of flavor but, not enough pork butt as I tasted the vegetables more than anything. My wife had the Seafood Stew which was loaded with crab, mussels, crawfish and some vegetables that reminded her very much of her roots in Louisiana. The service started off great but, then slowed down. The server was friendly and knowledgeable which was very helpful in making out decisions. The menu is somewhat overpriced for certain items but, we enjoyed ourselves none the less.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Cityscape Restaurant
    ParentWhoLikesFineDining
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Went for Sunday Brunch. The menu and atmosphere were kid friendly. I really enjoyed the Shrimp and Grits. Bar scene was active but not too loud despite World Cup final. We plan to put this restaurant on our Sunday Brunch rotation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful variety!
    Bill11021
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The deviled eggs and pork butt sliders are addictive!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food.
    Leeveise
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    My friend and I had to wait a few minutes to be noticed by the staff. Over all a great night the food is good and service fair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Dining Spot
    PhxWhit
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I have heard so many great things about Blue Hound and couldn't wait to try it. I finally had the oppurtunity to try it last night and it was even better than I expected. Chris was our server and he was very attentive and had extensive menu knowledge. Since it was our first time we had many questions regarding the menu and he was very patient with us and also gave us some excellent recommendations. Everything we ordered was amazing but the Pork Belly Sliders are a must try. They were the perfect combination of spice and savor and they come in half orders so you can try them in additon to sampling other menu items. Overall, our experience was outstanding and I would highly recommend to anyone who has not been.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome anywhere
    Vanny16
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I've gone into Blue Hound a couple times. It gets busy but I am usually seated pretty quickly... whether it is at the bar, at a table or in the lounge area and the service is always amazing. Good people, great food and awesome service. It's fun any day of the week. It is definitely my favorite place to dine before hitting the clubs/concerts.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Boiler13VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We were staying at the hotel and this place was so hip! The blue dog has a delicious menu. Our teenagers loved it and we even got them to try cauliflower, an appetizer on the menu. It was heaven! We ordered both nights we ate there. Super delicious. Service was great and atmosphere was lively but you could talk. The Swordfish was delicious and the fries were crisp and tender. Delicious food , great presentation and sleek and chic atmosphere! Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JojoVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great service!! I love the food. This is my favorite downtown restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very disappointing
    FoodieinPHX
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Ordered the short ribs and seafood stew. Hands down, this was the worst version of short ribs that I have ever eaten. The quality of the meat was poor and was basically inedible. Surprisingly, the waiter tried to defend the meal saying that's the way it was intended. The manager removed the entree from our bill. This restaurant became the joke for the remainder of my trip to Phoenix.
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  • Hot spot!
    Boiler13VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We visited this establishment twice in four days. That says a lot for us with two teenagers. Food and local brews were great. Service was friendly and very helpful. Food presentation is stylish. Outstanding place to dine within a gorgeous hotel. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 44 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 380 reviews are from the Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails reviews archive.
  • Amazing!!!
    Vanny16
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Every recommendation was exactly what I had in mind. The was delicious and not too heavy, it's just right. Excellent service!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat, I love the Elote
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I love coming to Blue Hound, we are always greeted with a smile. We came in on a weekday and there dining room was busy, however I we chose to sit in the bar which I prefer. We were greeted by the bartender Juan, who is very accommodating when making blue hounds specialty cocktails and personable. He took amazing care of us, regardless if how busy he may be have been making drinking for the entire resturant. Now let's talk food!!! We ordered the starwberry flatbread which was good yet fries, the fries come with aioli dipping sauce it is so good. In addition to the elote.The elote was incredible!! I seriously will come back just to eat the elote! It's basically corn on the cob deliciously seasoned, with cream and cojita cheese.Auh-mazing!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.