Phoenix City Grille
Phoenix City Grille

Phoenix City Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.phoenixcitygrille.com/
  • Phone: 6022663001x
  • 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
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Phoenix City Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
94 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (71)great for lunch (39)fit for foodies (32)special occasion (32)good for groups (30)great for brunch (22)romantic (17)vibrant bar scene (15)notable wine list (11)hot spot (7)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • 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.
  • Mary
    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.
  • It was all ok
    Kobob611
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Nothing stellar. We sat at the bar and the bartender was polite and engaged not overly so which is good. My husband is quite the chef and we go out a lot to try food and recipes; he rated his dinner a b- Mine was a burger and very good but I'm not a chef:).
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Old Friends Reunite
    Hungry
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Spent the evening at the Phoenix City Grille meeting old friends we hadn't seen in many years. I'm afraid we occupied the table much longer than we should, but the staff was terrific, patient and very friendly. Food was great and the wine list adequate (although I'd like a few more selections from Paso Robles. Great evening enjoyed by all.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good casual dining
    Patzona
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Took a friend who just wanted a good burger, which was perfect. Food was very good, service fine. Great place for good, American food. Would go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Standby
    RichVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Four different entrees, all terrific! The sea bass, the burger, the pork shoulder and the pork tenderloin were all hits. We've been to this restaurant many times over the years and never had a bad experience. Would recommend it highly to anyone. The menu is diverse, unpretentious and reasonably priced. What more can you ask for?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Local Restaurant
    lostdesigner
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This restaurant is a great neighborhood place with wonderful food and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night out
    FishAndVegGirl
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Our server, Jenna, started us with the bartender's special Rosemary Gimlet and the owner's favourite Malbec. Our entrees were beautifully presented and perfectly prepared. Our server, Jenna, was wonderfully attentive, while still allowing our party to visit. She's a star, and PCG is a great local spot with fabulous food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Team Meeting Dinner
    MClark
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Perfect environment for a sales team meeting. We are all from out of town or had never been to your restaurant and used Open Table to guide my choice. The restaurant was excellent. I will go to Phoenix City Grille again on my future visits to Phoenix. I had a beet salad and an incredible beef chile appatizer that was delicious! My reservation time changed by an hour last minute and they accomodated us no problem. We also had fewer people show up than planned and they were great about it. They were completely accommodating!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find
    yesfromscottsdale
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This has become our new 'favorite' spot. The menu is varied and interesting with the service consistently above average with professional and friendly servers. It seems to be a well loved place for friends to meet and socialize. The bar is always full with people having fun. We like the ambience and pace of the place and plan to visit many times in the future.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Aggressive Service
    gator
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The server was too pushy. We told her we were not in a hurry, but she seemed to be in a hurry to serve us. too many interruptions.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always top notch
    Speed
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    I have been dining here since it opened. Always had great food and prompt and courteous service. Prices are affordable. I have never had a bad experience at the Phoenix City Grille. This is my favorite place to eat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FCG is great
    Dennis
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    This is a perfect spot for a business lunch! We use it all the time. Not too loud, so you can have conversation, but plenty of energy.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great menu and specials
    frozenmusic
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    I catagorize restaurants based upon how memorable the meal was. I have been dining at PCG since it opened and am continually surprised and amazed by their specials. The regular menu is good enough to keep me coming back, but the daily specials are so foodie and uniformly excellent that the place is always interesting. Several of my "That was one of the best things that I have ever eaten" moments happened there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing menu
    Denrussell
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    For a grille, I would expect a more inspired menu of roast meat and fish. The "Philly Cheesesteak" has nothing whatsoever to do with a tradition. Frankly, I would avoid it.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent Quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    In the dozen or so times we have dined at Phoenix City Grille we have never been disappointed. Service, food, ambience are consistently excellent. We were a little disappointed that our weekend appetizer coupon was not valid on a Sunday night especially since the restaurant was not real busy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Experience
    love2dine
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We had a family get together and Phoenix City Grille was a great place to meet. The service and food were very good. A couple of us had the trout and were not disappointed. Week will be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First visit
    DrFate
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    I reserved a table for a business meeting and was pleasantly surprised at the culinary experience. Not only was it a nice atmosphere for this small meeting but there were wonderful dishes that distracted me from the business for a time. Will definitely return
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I had my favorite thing at Phoenix City Grill, the bacon-wrapped shrimp. my date had the ribs and they were fall-off the bone yummy. His corner piece of cornbread, however, was dry.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Refreshing...
    ArizonaWriter
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    In a time when every restaurant seems to think that being loud will make it seem edgy and cool, this was an oasis of serenity...even as it filled for lunch. We had a nice booth, and the menu had too many choices even for this high-maintenance eater: beet salad was lovely. A free dessert to celebrate a birthday, good attention to water and coffee refills, a personable and friendly waiter who was not at all obsequious. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Place to Meet
    Hungry
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Had a chance to meet with friends for dinner. The service was prompt and friendly, but got a few things wrong on the order (promptly fixed). No push to get us out. This is a place you can always count on.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Something for everyone!
    BrisketTaco
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    I took some friends (two adults and their 2.5 year old kid) from out of town to the Phoenix City Grille, and it was great! The mom has celiac disease (she has actually been diagnosed, so *for real* no gluten for her), the dad is vegan, and I am on a low-carb diet. We were basically a server's worst nightmare, but she never batted an eye at all the special requests and substitutions. Gluten free menu options are plentiful and clearly labeled, there was a spectacular veggie plate for him, and I got the cedar-plank salmon, which was fabulous. It's not a coloring book menu type restaurant for kids, but they did have booster chairs and kiddo-friendly menu items. I highly recommend this place, especially if you are dining with a diverse group.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great For Brunch
    kcatbat
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    PCG offers consistently high quality food at reasonable prices in an attractive environment. While sometimes it's easy to forget they're just around the corner, they deserve our loyalty.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 5 Stars
    odyssey
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    We were a party of 4 and the evening was enjoyed by all. After an appetizer of Griddled Corn Cakes with Black Beans and a very pleasant ambiance background, the dinner began on a very high note. The waitress was great and the ensuing entrees of steak, trout and ribs all were prepared well and were delicious. Desserts were also delicious. I certainly would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    jbeeVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We've been going to Phoenix City for over ten years now, always have a great experience, and the food is always spot on. But this time the Chef must have had a bad day, my halibut was overcooked, and I mean really overcooked, and my husband's Osso Bucco was tough. This will not interfere with our going to Phoenix City, but hope this doesn't happen again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty southwest influenced brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Sunday brunch was delightful. Everyone enjoyed their selections. The menu has some interesting twists on old favorites like eggs Benedict with filet mignon and chipotle hollandaise or pork tenderloin on corn cake instead of an English muffin. The griddles corn cakes are to die for. Sweet, savory, and a bit spicy, plus bacon!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food, Great Service
    thom418
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    It was my first time here, and everything was OUTSTANDING. I would highly encourage others to try this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    Joni
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    My husband and I have been going here for years, and have never had a bad meal! It's a wonderful go-to neighborhood restaurant, and we tell everyone we know about it. Obviously, we wholeheartedly applaude this great restaurant!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • stormking
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Had not been there in a long time. It was just as great as I remembered. Will go back again very soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Was given a gift certificate to this restaurant. Absolutely loved the food and service and look forward to eating here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Night Dinner
    UBSch
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    We obtained the name of the restaurant from the internet. Reservation was very easy. Accidentally, we selected the wrong date but modifying the reservation was straight forward and fast. There was sufficient parking available directly outside of the restaurant. We were a party of five and all had different food selections. In all cases the food was very good. Only the service took a bit long.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Family Birthday
    birthdaychoice
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Good food, convenient location, good service. It can be a bit noisy. Don't try to drop in on a Friday evening. Very crowded at that time. The server usually offers the birthday celebrator a lovely dessert and five extra spoons. Yeah! Haven't I reached 50 characters yet?
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A neighborhood favorite
    Nancybbc
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This is a favorite place of ours and has been for years. The changes to the menu and physical space have been very positive. It is always busy so reservations are recommended on weekends for sure. Happy hour has some excellent appetizer deals, and you will see a crowd that ranges from young couples with small children to the senior set as well. We love the ribs, the salmon is excellent, and the specials are usually different and yummy. I had a Corvina Sea Bass special this past visit with a peach salsa that was a lovely piece of fish and the salsa was luscious with fresh peaches and grape tomatoes. Their short ribs are fantastic as well. I usually have a very hard time deciding what to have!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not quite up to normal standards
    JimW
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We celebrated Mothers' Day on the prior Saturday evening with a group of eight adults and teenaged children. We were seated in the newer expansion area of the restaurant, and the ambiance there is not quite as good as for the main part of the restaurant. Service was competent and friendly, but was (at best) leisurely, i.e. quite slow. Normally, the service here is not rushed, but moves along with no delays. Maybe this was just a bad evening. The food was great, as usual.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great wine, Good food, Fun night
    PHOENICIAN94
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Staff was always busy but attentive, food was very flavorful, the wine was wonderful, price are reasonable, the whole experience is so much better than going to a national restaurant chain. You should try it, and if you have tell a friend. That's how we found out about the Phoenix City Grill, through a friend. ENJOY!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.