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 WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Phoenix City Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
90 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (67)fit for foodies (37)great for lunch (33)good for groups (28)special occasion (28)vibrant bar scene (19)great for brunch (18)romantic (15)notable wine list (14)late-night find (8)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (4)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
    HungryVIP
    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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic