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 WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails reviews from OpenTable diners
77 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (44)vibrant bar scene (32)hot spot (26)special occasion (25)good for groups (24)neighborhood gem (19)late-night find (18)romantic (17)great for outdoor dining (14)great for lunch (13)great for brunch (11)scenic view (10)notable wine list (6)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
  • Jojo
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but TOO loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great server and excellent food, but not a place for a quiet conversation.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Excellent Service, very good food and a fun place. Great spot down town near D Backs and Suns.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointig brunch
    expctmor
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This past Sunday was our 2nd visit to the restaurant and we'd enjoyed the pork sliders earlier. The website indicated a special Father's Day menu, as well. Imagine our disappointment to be told that on Sundays the only available items were brunch offerings. Although our food was tasty, it arrived only slightly warm. In addition, the server seemed less than enthusiastic about serving us. Can't recommend the place for brunch.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would not return
    anc2202
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The restaurant is beautiful but it really stops there. Day 1- item ordered was not as it was described on the menu. Day 2-Our server Daniel did not seem to care if we were there or not. Long wait time to have our drink order taken. Descriptions of the items on the menu are not what you receive (for a 2nd time). When asked to split the check in a certain way it came back wrong told Daniel & he rolled his eyes and walked away. Day 3- Dad was staying at the hotel went there the next night for dinner and ordered chicken and when he cut into it blood ran out.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Not ready for prime time
    EatNowEatGood
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    While we were pretty much seated on time, there was lots of talk from the staff about how over-booked the restaurant was and what a challenge it would be to get everyone served close to their reservation times. It was the night of a concert--which meant lots of extra traffic--but it wasn't the first concert in downtown Phoenix so why didn't they know how to prepare for the crowd? The restaurant has a small dining area and unfortunately windy weather prevented use of the patio tables. Food was good--tasted saltier than it was--but the kitchen seemed slow and we were glad we left ample time for dining before the start of the concert. Not sure I'd chance it again.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    DLnGL
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    If u like a lot of seafood, then u might like this place more than I did. The menu had at least a dozen seafood entrees and only 4 beef or chicken entrees. We ordered the cheese plate and had plenty of great cheese but only 3 prices of their "crackers". We asked for plenty more but were given 3 each time and had to wait forever to even ask for more and then eventually receive it. The food was ok but I would not go back
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Downtown Dazzler
    battieone
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Hubby had the soft shell crabs. I had the Ahi over eggplant and spinach. The presentation was magnificent. The quality and flavor was excellent. Our waiter spent the right amount of time checking on our needs. It was an overall excellent dinner. Our only regret was we didn't have room for the delicious sounding desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hipster-trendy
    Sara
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Unusual, interesting menu. Has a good feeling - trendy downtown place, but the service was not so great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • tasting adventure
    irenel
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Tried a little of everything and every bit of it was delicious. Pork belly sliders were the table favorite. I am a sangria snob and though it wasn't on the menu they whipped one up and it was fantastic...secret ingredient...frangelico
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Woof! Woof!
    ATXhotelguyVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The blue hound delviers. Great ambiance, decor, limited but well performed execution on food. Service was top notch. When in downtown Phoenix, this is a must dine venue!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Been here several times
    rhurley999
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The appetizers never disappoint but the entrees were a bit lackluster. The short rib which is normally perfection was a bit tough and the soft shell crab dish while good seemed like it was missing something. Overall we were happy and will return again but it wasn't the amazing experience we had a few months ago.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Everything
    Gemini
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The tater tots are the best ever. Food came out fast had great service. The entire restaurant was beautiful. Would drive out of my way to go there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 42 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 365 reviews are from the Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails reviews archive.
  • this is a hidden gem
    gridrVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Great restaurant nestled in the middle the city. Great ambience in the core excellent food very trendy
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre food in great space
    OutofTowner
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Party of 6. The fried chicken sandwich was awful -- dark color of outside was off putting and looked burnt. Other dishes like lemon ricotta pancakes and chicken and waffles all looked overlooked and dry. Space is hip and seems better place for drinks then a culinary experience despite all efforts on quality ingredients etc.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Sunday Brunch spot
    DaniAZ518
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Loved this place!! Enjoyed the live music for brunch. Food is all fresh with no preservatives. The atmosphere was so relaxing!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience - Great! Food - Fair
    Foodteacher
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I'm told this restaurant has terrific drinks and it seemed to have a very nice crowd in the bar area. The ambiance and views were pretty cool. However, we’re not drinkers and were both very underwhelmed with the food. The deviled eggs were topped with too much filling and mustard flavor (and I love deviled eggs). The short ribs had an impressive presentation, were cooked nicely but were too sweet and lacked in flavor. The grits underneath were bland but the "hint" of blue cheese created a very odd flavor combination with the pineapple. The seafood flat bread was also boring with red sauce which tasted like it was from a can. The small bits of seafood on top had no flavor expect for the smoked swordfish, another odd flavor of the evening.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good not great
    Nate
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    I've been here before and the first time was excellent. This time it was just ok, but I'm pretty sure it's because I had the tuna. Everything else about it was very good and I would highly recommend it, just don't get the tuna.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate