Phoenix City Grille
Phoenix City Grille

Phoenix City Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.phoenixcitygrille.com/
  • Phone: (602) 266-3001
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday: 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Tuesday - Saturday : 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

    Sunday: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Rory Hewitt
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private room with fireplace and seating for up to 40 people. Custom menus available.
  • Private Party Contact: Nina LaRock 6022663001x
  • Special Events: Weekend Brunch on Saturday and Sunday 10am-3pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 16th St. & Bethanny Home Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Phoenix City Grille is located in a neighborhood shopping center and has ample parking.
A word from Phoenix City Grille
Phoenix City Grille is a central Phoenix institution, having opened in 1997. Nestled in the heart of the Madison neighborhood at 16th street and Bethany Home Road, Phoenix City Grille was built in the style of the old town tavern. It's a comfortable place for meeting friends where you can count on delicious food at reasonable prices.
Whether gathering with friends for happy happy hour, meeting clients for a business lunch, treating your special someone to a romantic dinner, or entertaining larger groups in our private dining room,Phoenix City Grille is a great destination.
Find out why people from all over the valley visit this cozy neighborhood tavern. Join us today at Phoenix City Grille. If you are interested in booking parties larger than 20 people, please call us directly.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Phoenix City Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
95 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (67)fit for foodies (39)great for lunch (31)special occasion (31)good for groups (29)vibrant bar scene (19)romantic (19)great for brunch (13)notable wine list (13)hot spot (8)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (5)great for outdoor dining (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • We had a great night here--the food was delicious
    Arizonanative
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    they ran out of the special pork chop two of our party wanted and the young waiter totally mixed up the 4 different orders of martinis (understandable), spilling one a little on one of us. Yet we had a totally great evening--found the food memorable, the ambiance lively and the wait staff just attentive enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoyable
    cytodocVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great trout dish, reasonable wine menu and pricing, quiet enough to have a personal conversation, and special enough to leave you with a pleasant memory. Give it a try and you will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yes to Phx City Grille
    Patty
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Bacon wrapped shrimp appetizer is out if this world. Short ribs are also fab. Friendly, professional staff who doesn't rush you to turn the table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High quality food and service every time
    Lyn27
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    With all the new restaurants that have appeared in this area, Phoenix City Grille still outshines them all. It offers consistently high quality food, and interesting menu, and prompt attentive service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always the best
    DGinPhx
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Over the years, PCG has become our go-to place for sharing a relaxed meal with friends. The food, service, and ambiance are consistently excellent. Menus have changed periodically over time, but are always interesting and delightful changes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    wwwwVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Sunday Brunch always the best of Phoenix. Everything on the menu is the best
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good meal
    Jbean
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We were looking for classic American close to our hotel. Both the salmon and chicken dish were very good. Service very friendly and certainly quick.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant Surprise
    flashG
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Celebrating a special occasion with a party of 8 on Saturday night, we were VERY pleasantly surprised to find such a terrific menu and very reasonable prices available on short notice. Never been before, but we'll definitely go out of our way to be back again, soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happened upon this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We needed a place to eat and googled fine dining near 16th St and Bethany Home, knowing we just wanted quality food. The food, soup, hummus, salmon was all outstanding but so was the ambiance, patio, and the server, Kelsey. Very professional and enjoyable for a relaxing dinner with quality food choices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for business meeting
    queenie
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We have a business meeting with 6 people and it was perfect in every way. The server seemed to know how to be unobtrusive and still keep our drinks full and move our plates out of the way and generally provide excellent service. We could talk and eveyone at the table could hear all conversations.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • TomandSharon
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The service was as good as ever and the food was great. I really appreciate them remembering our anniversary. I highly recommend the PCG to everyone. You can't go wrong for any occasion!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tasty meal with very fine service.
    azgirl
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Six of us enjoyed a very tasty, well prepared meal here on a Sunday, late afternoon. Our waitress was attentive and got the orders correct. She made sure a birthday at our table was recognized with a nice dessert with plates to share. The wine was good, only wish the happy hour prices applied outside of the bar.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SUPERB LUNCH 10/11/2104
    maestro
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Four of us had lunch there to finalize some details on our upcoming Panama Canal Cruise. The food was delectable as always plus the buttermilk pie to die for.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    craighVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Enjoyed another great meal with excellent service on Sunday evening. Daily specials were delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ribs
    ChasVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Went specifically for Ribs and the first time ever they were overcooked and burnt. The sides were excellent .
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Service
    TheEATClub
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We decided to try this restaurant for our luncheon for the first time. The service was outstanding and the food was great. I have to go back now so I can try more of the menu items. I heartily recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood favorite
    JudyS
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Diners can always count on yummy food and friendly service at PCG. Nightly specials are creative and delicious; regular menu items become favorites and are hard to pass up! The buttermilk pie is our all time favorite dessert; try it for sure. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great meal!
    JennPhoenx14
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This weekend, we dined with friends at one of our favorite restaurants, Phoenix City Grille. The food is consistently well prepared, the service well timed yet attentive and the selections are great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great for dinner
    OffTheWall
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I work in this area and occasionally go to Phoenix City Grille for lunch. We were heading up in this area and decided to try for dinner. There were good choices on the menu with my wife choosing a small salad plate and I had the catch of the day - Sea Bass... Both were very good. I made reservations on OpenTable - we were seated promptly and the service was very good - I will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PHX City Grille
    AZmoneygirl
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great food at reasonable prices. This is a perfect place to take a date to dinner or take a client to lunch. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. Check out the drink menu because the cocktails are delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BRING BACK WHAT'S TRIED AND TRUE!
    RDRPH
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Would love to see former signature dish return to the menu: "16TH STREET POT ROAST"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Met A Visiting Colleague
    Winnie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Had never been here before; was meeting a colleague. Read OPEN TABLE reviews; chose here. Grave negatives: 1) with reservation, I wrote..."would appreciate a table out of traffic/ noise so we can converse." Upon arrival, they were puzzled about me even having reservation; placed us in a small booth in main traffic lane. 2)OPEN TABLE notes "this is in the style of an old town tavern;" can't be over-emphasized. This place is a "vibrant bar scene." It's dark; a place to share some beers 3) The Bethany Home Salad had no flavor; chicken was shreds of meat like sandwich meat. Tasteless dressing. 4) Back entrance: strange back entrance from the parking through kitchen and storage area. One plus: attentive waitress. Won't be back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for work lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Food interesting and delicious, accommodating to group . A bit noisy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Palms3VIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Even though we've moved to Chicago, we go to Phoenix City Grille whenever we're back in town. We've been dining there since 2001, and it just keeps getting better and better. Thanks to Sheldon and Nina Knapp, it's just wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a nice place!
    Redwine
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We went here for the first time last Friday and will be back soon. It is a great neighborhood restaurant. We had the Idaho trout and it was very good. The special, a southwestern duck confit knocked our socks off and I hope they add it to the regular menu. It was as good as we have had anywhere. Our waitress was new to the business and we had a good time joking with her.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Phoenix gem
    AZwinelover
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Met friends at this restaurant and found a gem on 16th street. Great wines suggested by Frank! Service was excellent no need to signal for a server. Food very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never a disappointment at PCG
    patt4paint
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    We frequently eat dinner at Phoenix City Grille, and love the happy hour as well. Never had had a disappointment at this fine restaurant. The staff is well trained, attentive and makes us feel like we are the only ones present.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to celebrate
    JennPhoenx14
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My parents celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary at Phoenix City Grill and are still raving about the food and the service! Phoenix City Grill consistently has wonderful food and is one of our family favorites!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • EnjoyAZdining
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    First time for all 4 in our party. Started out with corn cake/black bean appetizer. Very tasty. Drinks were well crafted. Ordered 4 different entrees, and each of us enjoyed ours, while tasting the other's and saying we'd get that the next time we visited.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful evening
    AZbarbm
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    PCG is one of our favorite dining establishments. We took some friends who had never been and now they are fans as well. Dinner was delicious; all four of us raved about our meals. We had to wait for our initial contact with our waitress who, when she came to the table, apologized profusely and offered us a free appetizer, which we said was not necessary. But when our check arrived she had comped the appetizers that we ordered. Smart move which only endears PCG to us even more. We frequently go for happy hour which we think is the best in the city.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice First Visit
    Fogarbre
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our first time visiting. The food was very good and the service was just right! The beer was a local brew and was excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Met With Friends
    HungryVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great brunch, stayed a long time without feeling rushed. Good visit with old friends.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Evening with old friends
    aznative
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We wanted good food, good service, moderate prices and the ability to converse with friends we have known for almost 50 years. PCG met all of our criteria. Everyone enjoyed their selections and the portions were not overwhelming. April, our server, helped with the menu and checked in at appropriate times. There was ample selection at moderate prices. There was some background music but it did not interfere with our conversations and the 6 of us were able to hear well even though we are all well past Social Security eligibility. My wife and I have also had Sunday brunch at PCG in the past and knew the food would be good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PCG did not disappoint
    KNice
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have driven by and heard about PCG many times and finally gave it a shot. The service and food was excellent and we will definitely be going back. The corner of 16th St. and Bethany Home has become a corner of great restaurant choices and PCG did not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MaryVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was delicious, the service was incredibly fast and our server knew the menu very well. Overall it was great. The only negatives were the drink was way too strong and the parking situation is quite ridiculous and they don't have valet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2gapps
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great food, good service. We were a party of 4 this time. We women had the beef tenderloin and the steak. Both were cooked to perfection. The men both ordered the pork special, which must have been pretty good because neither guy left any food on his plate. Cocktails and wine were excellent. This truly is a neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dining with friends
    funwithfriends
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We had an enjoyable evening with friends. Food was good, service was good. We were able to sit and visit without being rushed to leave by wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food
    MorrisogVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our waiter was wonderful. He attended to our needs immediately. This food has been good there all three times we ate there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still amazing
    RichVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Phoenix City Grille continues to be an excellent dining choice. Our party was seated promptly and served extremely well. The PCG Caprese and Caesar Salad were both terrific. The beef short rib, the filet and the ribeye were really well prepared and would have satisfied any red meat lover. The sides accompanying all three dishes were perfect! There was a bit of a glitch with our order, but it was handled quickly with profuse apologies. In the warm atmosphere of the setting and the professional skill with which it was handled, it was hardly noticed. We truly enjoyed our visit and will continue to make it one of our favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tastey Meal
    GoRedSox
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We were visiting phoenix, saw this in Fodors. Looked at the menu online and decided to go. Good food, excellent, friendly service and reasonably priced. Would go again the next time we visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.