Did a great job in renovating
Did a great job in renovating an old gas station. Interior has a very classy look. Limited menu, but well done. Were not offered desserts.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have frequented Kitchen 56 quite often for dinner and happy hour, since it's in my neighborhood. So we decided to take my mom and sister there for Mother's Day. Everything was awesome, as usual. Of course we had to start with the edemame; which is out of this world. Then we eat ordered something different; ranging from the breakfast burrito to the pulled pork sandwich. Everyone really enjoyed the food, the service, and the atmosphere. Thank you Kitchen 56 for coming to Arcadia and turning an eyesore into a beautiful neighborhood hangout.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good spot near the airport
We needed a meal reasonably near the airport and did not want to do chain restaurants. Kitchen 56 turned out to be just right. The food was good, the service totally suitable. It is not a fancy place, but it was a good meal with good wine and served our needs well.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'll be back!
I have been there several times now...been happy with every visit. Have found some favorite dishes, but want to go back to find more. I find their dishes are not typical or found elsewhere. Unique and pleasant twists. For me, a nice low key vibe but still hip enough to be interesting. I don't typically order appitzers at restaurants, but I do here...I enjoy their food enough to investigate their creations. BRAVO...a great find! Normally my wife and I go alone for a special indulgence...this time we brought the family and everyone was pleased.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice neighborhood place
The restaurant had a very open and friendly environment. The food was fairly good and so was the service. However, the menu on the website is very outdated compared to what you received at the restaurant. Also, we hung out at our table for about an hour after our bill was paid and no one ever stopped by to see if we wanted anymore water or anything else. The pulled pork sandwich looked especially good. I plan to return at least one more time and try some other items on the menu.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had good dinner - enjoyed the locat
We had a good dinner and enjoyed the local - the old gas service station in a nice area. We have driven past it may times and finally stopped and enjoyed a relaxing Saturday night dinner.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great casual restaurant
We all live a considerable distance from Kitchen 56, yet this is our 5th visit. Our table was ready as reserved. The welcome and service was excellent from the start- low key but professional and we never wanted for anything. We love the menu- trendy and eclectic but solid with something for everyone in our party of five. Drink service was fast, efficient and accurate with everything prepared exactly to order. We all look forward to next time.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Friendly ambiance. Live musician that was very good. Had read reviews before going and upon returning, agreed that they were accurate. 1 had the pulled pork, rating it excellent, 2 had chicken stir fry, also excellent, 1 had short ribs, excellent again and the last had pork chop and rated it too fatty and gristly. All all agreed it was a fun and good pick for the birthday we were celebrating. Our waiter was pretty slow, but helpful enough.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We met another couple there for happy hour and then dinner and everyone enjoyed the place immensely. The menu had changed a couple of days before our visit, so there were some things on the web-site menu that were no longer on the menu, but everything we had to eat was great. Decent wine list and solid neighborhood eatery ambiance. It's quite a ways from our home, but we'll definitely be back.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Used to be an old gas station - you can see the photo of it when you walk into the restaurant - small, nostalgic ambiance - bar is personable - food is great - I always get a salad - the arcadia is a nice one - green apples, fresh greens, grilled chicken and home made dressing. The stir fry is light and delicious - great happy hour prices all day on Sunday! Best part about this place is the service is always great - very attentive staff -- a great find.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything aspect of the experience
Everything aspect of the experience was good to very good. We were a group of four and it was wonderful to be able to speak to one another without shouting. The menu offers a wide variety so if you want light fare there are excellent dishes and if your appetite is bigger, there are many items from which to choose. i would go there again and soon!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great find
Kitchen 56 is another of the great places to dine in the Arcadia area. Great menu that is quite creative and extremely tasty. This was out first time dining there and won't be our last. The prosciutto fig pizza was amazing.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time at Kitchen 56 and it won't be our last. The food was excellent and our server, Mark, was knowledgeable and fun. There was also musical entertainment which was good, but not so loud that we couldn't talk. We are already planning on going back to try more of their specialities. I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for either Happy
Great place for either Happy Hour nibbles or full course meal, made reaffservation for 10, but two were no-shows , but no problem for staff.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
if one wants a meal with no
if one wants a meal with no fanfare and frill, just good food and good service this is the place. have been here several times and it is always perfect for quick, unprentious dining. Menu offers a ide variety for anyone's taste always orepared to your liking and brought to you by friendly, polte and respectful wait people. The jostess is delightful and welcoming every time as if you are the sole occupant. the bar is at one end and that is a bit of a distraction because the noise level is raised by what is usuallt a full bar. No spearation from the dining area. a very simple down-to-earth restaurant but most welcoming and good food. We have eaten here amny times and look forward to the next time soon. Highly recommmend.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Fish & Chips!
Stopped by for the first time and ordered the fish & chips. Amazingly light cornmeal batter, fresh flaky white cod, and not greasy at all. The fries were good too. The service was great. The place is immaculate. All-in-all it was a good experience. It was not a busy time of day so our "quiet" review of the noise level reflects that.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fun and delicious
Saturday night live music. Cocktails are unique and delicious. Everything our party ate that night tasted great. Will definitely go here again.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM