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Kitchen 56
Kitchen 56

Kitchen 56 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://kitchen56.com/
  • Email: info@kitchen56.com
  • Phone: (480) 994-5656
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

    ** Sunday February 3rd- Open 10-6pm**
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Lorenzo Lopez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We cater food for lunches, dinner, and parties. We would be happy to talk over special menus and simply off menu selections. Call Ted Kundtz at the restaurant.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate private parties on our patio or even the whole inside of the restaurant. We have the ability to cordon off part of the restaurant visually for private parties also.
  • Private Party Contact: Ted Kundtz (480) 994-5656
  • Entertainment: We have excellent LIVE MUSIC every
    Wednesday 5-7pm with Natalie Merrill
    Thursday 5-8pm with James Cowden
    Saturday 6-8pm with Teneia Sanders

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Indian School Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have our own lot and also the lot across the street on the SW corner of 56th Street and Indian School.
A word from Kitchen 56
Kitchen 56 is a friendly retro yet modern neighborhood restaurant set in a quirky and sleekly remodeled 1960’s Garage. With a spectacular panoramic view of Camelback Mountain the 360 degree full bar is open to the large comfortable patio with sparkling fountains.

Try the succulent house smoked pulled pork sandwich, a light salad of mixed greens with cranberries, candied pecans, bleu cheese and citrus vinaigrette. Happy Hours are everyday from 3-6pm with food and drink specials. This is an original restaurant owned by locals. Get the flavor of the neighborhood, it's casual but cool. Serving lunch and dinner daily starting at 11am.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "This visit was actually my second trip to Kitchen 56, and it was just as good the second time around. We started with a few drinks at the bar which was busy but not overcrowded. The drinks were different and tasty - one friend's long island was a bit strong. We then had an appetizer and a couple of entrees - everything was fresh and tasted great! The wait staff was attentive, answered questions about the menu but didn't interrupt conversation. Water glasses were regularly filled. We had a great time - and will be back."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "It was our third time at Kitchen 56 and we were not disappointed again. Food good, atmosphere great, live music on Saturday night. Try the pulled pork corn cakes. Yumm!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great turkey burger and wonderful fries! Veggie plate sparse - really could be more creative. Service a bit sluggish. Noise level moderately high."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I happen to dine and entertain in this area 5 times a week and know all the places between 24th Street/64th Street and Lincoln/Indian School. On a Friday night during prime season, I had family in town and had not made reservations, so took a chance with Kitchen 56 because I could confirm a reservation through Open Table. My guests and I had a wonderful time, the food was great as was the service. Thank you to Kitchen 56 and Open Table for making me look like a hero to my guests. This secret will probably not last, and then next time I neglect to plan ahead I will need to wait an hour."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Glad we found K56 after a stressful day. Relaxed, great food, full bar. One wierd touch: blue cheese stuffed olives in a Martini. Sent it back!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I enjoyed it just as much today, as when I went four days ago.....LOL. Tried a new item this time. The "Happy Hour" Garlic Cilantro Wings, were the best. Great flavor, and a nice spicy kick!"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We were very happily surprised by this place (since it was an auto repair shop in its former life, we weren't expecting it to be so nice). Read the reviews on here and took a chance for Valentines dinner. Got there early and was seated right away. We ate on the patio which has some water fountains but they weren't noisy or distracting to our conversation. Had a choice of the full menu or special V Day menu. We chose the latter. Delicious!! Patio also had a guitarist who sang the usual pleasant middle of the road songs. Overall a very nice experience. We will go back. I am happy to support another indie restaurant."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I dined at this establishment for the first time on a Sunday afternoon. The food was very good, as well as the service. I really enjoyed the Arcadia Salad. The "Happy Hour Menu" Fish and Chips, was very tasty, and not greasy like at some other restaurant establishments. I will be back to try other menu items. Portions are a bit small, but that is my only complaint."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Never think that because you are a "regular" that it's important to this restaurant. They will still treat as expendable. Well, this will be the last time we go here - and we will share the info with all our Arcadia neighbors and friends."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Kitchen 56 is located in a cool, renovated gas station. The ambience is nice, with a choice of inside or outside seating. Our party of 4 went on a Thursday around 6:30. The restaurant wasn't crowded, (which I liked), but seemed to have a steady stream of customers. We started with drinks - the Apple Spice Margarita being the standout. Also good was the garlic bread appetizer with San Marzano dipping sauce. The Giant Baked Potato and the Mac 'n Cheese with Bacon also got rave reviews. The "petite salad", was very good, but not so "petite". In fact, all of the portions were generous and reasonably priced. However, it was the service that really stood out. Our server was charming, funny, cheerful, and responsive. We'll be back."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "You know those charming places you see on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives? The ones where a building has been re-purposed into a restaurant. This is one. You can imagine the former garage bays where tables now sit with the concrete floors polished to a high sheen and a grand photo, wall-sized of how-it-used-to-be, on one wall. The service is fine and there are several really interesting items on the menu. Green chili-mac-and-cheese is good. The calimari appetizer is served with an Asian-peanut slaw. Unusual but very good. At our table this time, we had the pulled pork baked potato and the asian salad with grilled chicken. The potato was rated excellent. The salad and pizza were fine -- just what was wanted at the time. Try it!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "we had a party of 6 people who came in for a late happy hour which transitioned into dinner because we were having such a good time. the patio was wonderful, music was pleasant but not too loud, and we could easily hear each other from across the couches on the patio. the service was excellent (Shawn!) and we were well taken care of. we then decided to stay for dinner and were able to get a table inside easily. the food was very good, and the calamari is definitely something special."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Eclectic place with a great view of Camelback.. Great menu- nothing disappointed and can't wait to get back to try more of it.. Great service- our waiter was informative, and attentive and nice to talk to .. Will definately be back.."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Read the reviews and expected more. The service was wonderful. Ashley was a great server. The food was ok, nothing bad, but I was still hungry when finished. The quantity was minimal, the quality was ok. Nothing bad, but nothing to rush back for. The atmosphere was cute....I was hungry."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We loved our food, the waiter knows the menu well and was able to work around my dietary restrictions easily. We were not greeted for 15 mins which I feel probably is not the usual. Overall very good and an interesting cocktail list."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We drove 40 mins to try out this place. Not worth it for the prices. Decor is a little boring. Our server was great and attentive. But overall a bland and boring dining experience :("
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "This is our #1 work lunch location and great for HR."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "I brought 10 friends here for dinner and most of them live in the neighborhood but hadn't eaten here. They all loved the food and are excited to return."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "We continue to eat at Kitchen 56 because it is close to our house... The food is pretty good but they just can't seem to get the service part of the restaurant business. The wait staff is very friendly but we always have to wait a long time to be waited on. It takes forever to get a drink. If you live close I would eat here."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "Saturday night live music. Cocktails are unique and delicious. Everything our party ate that night tasted great. Will definitely go here again."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The service was lackluster to the point where I felt the need to wave some cash around to see if anyone wanted to take our order. The burger I ordered was, for the price, a bitter disappointment. It came out just like you'd expect at one of your neighbors bbq/picnics. Its like the chef was asleep back there and topped it with a wilted lettuce leaf and one, just one little ring of an onion. I had to have them bring me more toppings for it and even then, their offering was meager. Won't be surprised to see this location get made over again into a different restaurant because they just aren't up to par."
    Dined on 5/13/2013
  • "This is our second time to Kitchen 56. We were in Phoenix for the evening and remembered our last visit here was a good experience. The service was especially attentive and our meals were both excellent."
    Dined on 8/27/2013