Compass Arizona Grill - Hyatt Regency Phoenix
Compass Arizona Grill - Hyatt Regency Phoenix

Compass Arizona Grill - Hyatt Regency Phoenix

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.compassarizona.com/
  • Phone: 6024403166
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm;

    Lounge: Sunday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Dominic Vaccaro
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Compass Arizona Grill has a lounge area with the same fabulous views that can accommodate up to 100 guests for a private reception-style function. The area can also be used for a sit-down dinner for 50 - 60 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Marcie Snook-Cook 6024403166x
  • Special Events: Reverse Happy Hour- 9 pm to 11 pm - Sun-Thu

    $5 House Wine

    $5 Well Drinks

    $5 Desserts

    $7 Signature Cocktail of the Day

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd & Adams
  • Public Transit: Light rail stop at 3rd ST & Washington when heading Westbound or Central & Adams when heading Eastbound
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: 2 hours complimentary parking in Regency Parking Garage, located on west side of 2nd Street between Washington and Adams - Be sure to bring your parking ticket to the Compass for validation.
A word from Compass Arizona Grill - Hyatt Regency Phoenix
The Compass Restaurant is the only rooftop-revolving restaurant in all of Arizona. They offer breathtaking views, mouthwatering food and impeccable service. Celebrate each and every holiday with the Compass Restaurant.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Compass Arizona Grill - Hyatt Regency Phoenix reviews from OpenTable diners
165 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (147)special occasion (131)romantic (119)notable wine list (43)neighborhood gem (26)fit for foodies (23)good for groups (23)late-night find (19)hot spot (15)kid-friendly (9)great for lunch (8)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (5)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • EXCELLENT!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Was the perfect place for my special occasion. Very romantic and the food was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delighteful Experience, but chilly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    The food was very good (eggplant in goat cheese, as good as it could possibly be), service was friendly and fast, scenery was amazing (best view in the entire city by 1000%), air temp was too cool... hostess explained it was tough to get it right... not a good excuse... wear a sweater or jacket... I had 2 layers on and was literally shivering
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice view but snobby hostess +$$$$
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I made a reservation and called ahead when we were going to be late; due to street blocks from a sports game downtown. The hostess stated it was not a problem. Upon arrival, our table was given away and they placed us on the bottom of the waiting list as if we were walk-ins. It was my boyfriend's 30th birthday and going to Compass was my surprise gift to him. Since it was his night I kept silent knowing he was happy. After 30mins we get our table and are not greeted by our server for nearly 10mins.Food took FOREVER to come out and each of our steaks were still mooing. (me- top sirloin, boyfriend- filet mignon. Both ordered at medium rare.) Overall, had a good time cause we love each other but the hostess a snob, food- not worth the price.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very dissapionted!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Wait time was ridicolous, service slow and food was golden corral level.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    Owsleys
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The compass is our new favorite restaurant. The view is breathtaking as you eat your dinner. The food and drinks were the definition of divinity. My cocktail was perfectly mixed, not over powering with sweet and disguised the taste of the alcohol. I can't remember the name. Something with a sunset in the title. The sea bass melted in my mouth. The best I have ever had it made. Everything from even the green chili corn bread, to our roasted beet salad, the filet, and the sea bass. My mouth is watering thinking of going back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diappointed this time around.
    Lizz00
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I have been here a few times. We take family and friends for special occasions. The quality of the food has always been Great and the service impeccable. This last time on September 13th I took family there. The food was slightly lacking this time around. The service was prompt and okay but not great. We are well aware it's an expensive place to eat but that being said... the expectations for a place like this and what you pay should be awesome. After our meal we gave the server our card to pay. The server took it upon himself to charge our card $217 and he took the cash in the bill fold. Which in the end turned out to be a 33% tip! We were appalled when we found out from our bank the following day. This is theft.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth every penny
    FoodisFun
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Even if you can only afford it only once a year save up to experience this restaurant. Make it your reward restaurant. The Filet Mignon was a "melt in your mouth" experience. Each plate was a work of art. Our banana split was a deconstructed banana split and the chef remembered our anniversary by writing "Happy Anniversary" in chocolate around the perimeter of the plate.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RDB
    Greatdiningexperience
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Great service, Awesome food, Incredible views, we always enjoy our experience there
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dessert at the Compass Room
    SeaglassMom
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We went down to the Compass Room to celebrate a birthday. We had made reservations for 5 but were told that for just dessert we didn't need them and we would be seated in the lounge/bar area. Would have preferred more comfortable table in the dining area but were told no. Our lounge table was right by the window and we did, indeed, have a beautiful view. Our server was super nice and brought everything out in a timely fashion. She even put a candle in our birthday person's dessert! We had a lovely evening and the desserts were very good. The creme brulee trio was one of the best! We also tried out the flourless chocolate cake and the cheesecake, both of which were delicious.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful service!
    Kittenwoman
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Everyone was very accommodating and lovely. Highly recommended this restraunt!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing.
    TheDurans
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I absolutely loved this restaurant. The view, of course, was great, overlooking the city. The service was outstanding, our waitress was very kind, sweet and outgoing. Her name was Jerry, not sure how she spells it but it sounded like that. The food was phenomenal and exceeded all expectations. Although it is a bit on the expensive side, it's reasonable because of the great food & service. I enjoyed my dinner date there. It has quite the romantic kind of feel to it, and that's why I chose it to propose to my girlfriend! All of the staff there were congratulating us and being very kind. We both loved it all around. I would (and have already) recommended it to other people.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Went to compass room for anniversary and my girlfriend (wifey) and myself loved it. I surprised her by taking her there and she immediately thanked me. The view was amazing as the sun set and the food and drinks were amazing too. Would definitely recommend it to my other friends and couples.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service and night
    buffalolover
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We were celebrating our 1 year anniversary and were recommended by friends to go here. We were not disappointed, our server was great, the food was incredible and they even spelled out "Happy Anniversary" in chocolate for our dessert. We will definitely be coming here again for future special occasions! Thank you for making our night a memorable one!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our appetizer was really salty. The worste part was the main course I ask for a steak mediam rare it came out completely raw. I ate 1/4 and asked for a box so I could grill it at home.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • View awesome. Food not
    Rajah
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Got served an under cooked steak but the service was great there and so was the view
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rotating Restaurant
    aps123VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our kids love to come here for the view from the top of the building. They love rotating around looking at the city. Food is fine. Service was a little slow. Not good for kids unless they have good manners.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The compass AZ grill
    Bobbaganoosh81
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Amazing food. Fantastic service. Priced for the masses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic and enjoyable
    Ambi730
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food was fantastic and the view was gorgeous. We were able to see downtown Phoenix at night. I would like to go again at sunset to catch a different view
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something Different
    nomnotes
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went here to celebrate my 19 year old's birthday! He loves the urban lifestyle. He was in awe. It brought out conversation from him like I've never heard before. He loved the view, the food, the fanciness......he's a waiter at a small Mexican restaurant and really was asking the waitress lots of questions......she was so genuine and nice! We got an awesome table by the window as requested thru Open Table. Everything was perfect! Definitely a great spot for special occasion dining!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time
    bigdad
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Good food, good atmoshpere, very unique, great service. It must be roundtables system but I clicked on 8-23 at 8pm and I get an email stating I made reservations not for next weekk like I had clicked on but that night. So I received an email asking me why I had missed the reservation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's only worth the view
    SMO4985
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    It's great for the view and that's about it. The dining room is dated and the lobby area looks cheap. Our server was very nice and pleasant though we waited over 5 minutes for water. I ordered two glasses of rose and they came out in very small, short flutes. Not terribly elegant. The food is mediocre at best. We were each served only one small piece of corn bread (not very generous) with butter and a side of course salt. The salt was peculiar. We both had the filet, it was fine. For dessert we had the creme brûlée trio, classic, chocolate, and orange. It was served in a dated, divided S curve vessel (about 10 years out of fashion). The orange tasted artificial, like a creamsicle. Skip dinner here- go for a drink and enjoy the view!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not what I was expecting at all.
    MetalSamamon
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    I'm not one to usually go to fancy restaurants, but for my birthday I wanted to try something different. I've stayed at the Hyatt hotel in downtown Phoenix a few times before, but this was my first time going to the Compass Grill; at the top of the hotel. It was my birthday & I informed them of this when I made my reservation. The seating was nice and the view was amazing, but the restaurant turns incredibly slowly; maybe a full revolution once an hour. There was two people in our party and we ordered our food; two steaks (one well done with no pink). It came out 'medium' at best. Also there was no side option other than asparagus. Staff came around seldomly. Bacon on lettuce wedge salad was old and full of grease. Wouldn't go there again.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • alucas0889
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Jerry made our experience so amazing. She was attentive and funny. She made our anniversary the best evening ever! The food and drinks were amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experience
    chancecindy
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Best spot for a special romantic dinner. Everyone was pleasant and the food was excellent. And the view was spectacular!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service is 5 Star Worthy!
    Guest
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our service was impeccable. From what I observed, the staff was very attentive to our table and all others! Incredibly on point, throughout the evening. If we return, it would be for the scenic view and the wonderful staff. From the start, even the hostess was very friendly and kind. Note to kitchen: the GF chicken is too small for the price of the plate! Also, the mustard sauce in the potato salad needs to be scaled back! It was too tart; and hard to eat the potatoes and green beans, with all that mustardy sauce all over the plate. I scraped the sauce off, just to eat the veggies. A small House salad should be offered with dinner! My guest's Filet was undercooked, even for Filet Mignon; needed a few more minutes under the broiler!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went to take my special lady for our anniversary and when we ordered our desert, it was brought out to us and we were congratulated on our milestone and it was written in the desert. A nice touch to a special evening.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1st year married anniversary
    Marphanie
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I came here to dine for our anniversary for a romantic and quiet setting but did not turn up being the case. There was a big group of people facing us as we were on the edge table and were very talkative. I had to asked to be moved especially since another group right next to them were handing awards, clapping, so obviously being very loud. I was not a big fan of the layout with having people face you with their seating arrangement, but the move was certainly an improvement. My other complaint was how under-cooked the filet mignon was for my wife, though my new new york strip was done right. We both asked for it to be done medium-rare plus which is closer to medium than rare. I think the issue was with her cut being a lot thicker though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best View in the Valley
    Babalou64
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    It is always such a relaxing dinner experience. I always start with a glass of wine and take in the beauty of the Phoenix skyline and beyond.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Many Years changes
    specialonly
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Too Bad so many high buildings ruined the original views came here in the 70's "perfect"!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A night to remember
    Nostalgia
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had dinner with close friends who would be leaving the US for about 5 weeks; a chance to celebrate together. The bar selections satisfied all at the table, and the menu items plentiful to make the fussiest among us happy. Our server was superb, and we left the restaurant feeling well taken care of. This restaurant has been in our "favorite" portfolio for more than 30 years. We wish the Sunday brunch would return, but understand the challenges. Thank you Compass Room!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Experience
    algea
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Friendly service, great food and an amazing view. A place I plan to visit for my next special occasion.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Waitress
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I really wish I could remember her name, see was an amazing waitress and great at reccomendations.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic date night
    FoodDivasLittleSister
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    With views of the city that are surpassed only by their food, the Compass is the perfect fit when you have something special to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We had a lovely time at the Compass Arizona Grill. The view is the big draw for this restaurant, although the food is good and the menu is varied. It is an excellent special occasion place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary spot
    GreatDining
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    My wife and I have celebrated 2 anniversaries at the compass so far, and will definitely be back. Romantic, quiet atmosphere; friendly, professional service; excellent food and great views make for a good time! Keep it up Compass Grill!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We had filet mignon and asparagus which were excellent. However we were shocked at my $8.00 salad, which consisted of a cut wedge of iceberg lettuce, 3 grape tomatoes cut in half and 2 cold strips of bacon on the side. My 12 year old makes better salads
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great views&service-not great food
    AZ322
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We first entered and immediately loved the views, we arrived just at sunset BEAUTIFUL! The hostess and wait staff were very attentive and friendly, the atmosphere and ambiance was quiet with just the perfect low lighting- It sets a wonderful mood for any occasion. We were impressed with the menu choices and then the food was served...Not so good the Sea Bass was not cooked well and the flavor was nonexistent. The New York Steak left so much to be desired, lacking in texture and flavor...It had to be drench it in sauce to eat. We wanted to love this place it fits everything we were looking for with views and atmosphere...It's quite unfortunate that the food was so poor.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfect Evening Starting Place
    Scottsdalediner
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This restaurant is a perfect way to begin an evening in down town Phoenix. We had a lovely dinner, with exceptional service and a gorgeous view. After dinner we had a short walk to our venue. We enjoyed our show, walked back to the Hyatt and our car was waiting for us at Valet Parking. We avoided the large crowds and enjoyed the evening walk. This is our favorite routine for seeing shows in Phoenix.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It's A Grill - Get The Steak!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The view at sunset was lovely - So interesting to watch the landscape change as the sun goes down (remember your sunglasses)! Small plaques on the wall describing the view as we rotated were a wonderful touch. The flat bread and duck tostada appetizers were WONDERFUL. Those in our party who ordered steak or salmon REALLY enjoyed their meals. My daughter had Beef Bolognese - nothing special. I had the cheese-stuffed eggplant: Disappointing - the eggplant was fibrous and hard to cut or chew. The dish was mostly cheese with just a thin eggplant covering, and not much taste. I was also disappointed they did not have the wine I wanted. My $40 birthday cake was okay, but our server's birthday serenade was the highlight - great service overall.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chachi
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great place to get a great 360 view of Phoenix. The staff is friendly from the hostess to the wait staff. Our waiter even gave us a complimentary desert to take home since we were too full to have one at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.