The Arrogant Butcher
The Arrogant Butcher

The Arrogant Butcher

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.foxrc.com/
  • Phone: 6023248502
  • Hours of Operation:
    Mon – Thu 11am - 9pm
    Fri 11am - 10pm

    Sat 12pm - 10pm
    Dinner 4pm - 10pm

    Closed Sundays

    Happy Hour:
    Mon – Sat 3pm - 6pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Claspill
  • 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, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: During Saturday Brunch we will feature a DJ.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st and Jefferson
  • Public Transit: The nearest light rail stop is located at 1st and Jefferson, just one block from the restaurant.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from The Arrogant Butcher
Already an iconic downtown Phoenix landmark, the bar at The Arrogant Butcher is one of the only places where sports fans and theater-goers can enjoy a burger and a beer next to some of Arizona’s top politicians. Behind the drawn curtains of the three private dining rooms, one may find bachelorettes toasting former freedoms, important legislation being discussed, or pre-concert parties warming up for the night’s big event. The Arrogant Butcher offers you the best of everything – seafood, steaks, draft beer, wine and cocktails, comfort food and good company. So if you’re looking for downtown’s only place to be seen, look no further than the corner of Jefferson and 1st.

Look no further than the Arrogant Butcher.
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The Arrogant Butcher reviews from OpenTable diners
130 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (52)good for groups (47)hot spot (47)vibrant bar scene (47)great for lunch (46)neighborhood gem (45)special occasion (29)late-night find (23)great for outdoor dining (19)notable wine list (11)great for brunch (8)kid-friendly (7)scenic view (5)romantic (4)Show More
  • Very good, overall; just a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/7/2011
    Very good, overall; just a bit noisy--having a normal conversation was a challenge.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The restaurant had great ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/1/2011
    The restaurant had great ambiance and the food was great; however, the waiter took forever to bring our bill.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location next to the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/1/2011
    Great location next to the US Airways Center. Didn't care for the very limited menu unusual menu. Food was good once I completely changed a menu item to be somewhat normal. Great ambience & service but overpriced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was nice to have the reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/1/2011
    It was nice to have the reservation and we got right in. Friday is the day we do not bring lunch. We enjoyed the different food, although a little pricy for us it wasn't that bad for a special occasion in comparison to what is around. It would not be something we would go to every day as we usually bring our lunch. If we could afford it we probably would.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • YEEHAAAA!
    Yaya
    Dined on 3/31/2011
    Excellent all around, the wait staff was awesome....the good incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You could do worse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2011
    Average food, friendly service, nice beer selection, a nice,fun option in a sleepy downtown.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although the downtown Phoenix
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/31/2011
    Although the downtown Phoenix location promised a fun, energetic environment, the quality of the food was unacceptable...the skirt steak was served cool, undercooked, and very tough, and the sides were nothing special. Dinner was also brought to the table only moments after the appetizer arrived. A big miss for me.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ordered the prime rib special.
    movingonVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2011
    Ordered the prime rib special. Asked for it to be cooked medium. Arrived at table very rare. Returned, but still rare. Taste-worst prime rib I have ever had. I will not return to this restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great (pricey) lunch spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/28/2011
    The menu is great! Very filling and flavorful salads. The service is great--the servers are very friendly and helpful in making recommendations. A little pricey for an everyday experience but the food makes you want to keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow, fantastic food, great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/28/2011
    Wow, fantastic food, great atmosphere! I will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We arrived on the evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/26/2011
    We arrived on the evening of the Lady Gaga concert, and we got seated around 8pm (30 minutes behind our 7:30pm reservation time). While we waited for our table, we hit the bar to get a drink and had a heck of a time getting anyone's attention to get a cocktail. Once seated, our service was great, and the food came out quickly. Food quality is great, but not what I would call excellent. Overall, we might of had a better experience on a less busy night - but we will come back again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we really enjoyed our dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/26/2011
    we really enjoyed our dinner. will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a wonderful time. Our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/26/2011
    Had a wonderful time. Our server was a gem, helpful, knowledgeable. The food was outstanding. The pretzels & cheese fondue were a fun/delicious way to begin the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What one should expect from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/25/2011
    What one should expect from Fox RC. Nothing inspired on the food menu, no highly skilled chefs blowing us away with unique tastes and preparations. This is a corporate restaurant, where the drink service is tight, the food good but uninspired and the service (too) present and (too) highly efficient. The objective is to get you through the system and seat the next 4 top with a formula that keeps you just happy enough when you leave. This is great for the power lunch crowd and the downtown "events" sport fans and conventior goers but this won't work for the foody/hipster crowd they hope to draw by evening.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • service was terrific, food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/25/2011
    service was terrific, food was great, good options available.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have frequented many Fox
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/25/2011
    I have frequented many Fox restaurants and always find the food to be consistently good. Arrogant Butcher, however, was outstanding. I had the scallops with beans and arugula. The flavor was amazing. Each item was cooked and seasoned perfectly. My husband had the sweet potato tortellini. OMG!! Only negative was the server was a bit intrusive and patronizing. She meant well, but felt the need to over explain everything. Why tell a patron how to read the menu? I'm pretty good at reading. I think the guy that brought the wine had the same opinion. While she over-explained the chopped salad, he commented "It's usually eaten with a fork". We laughed about that for a good 5 minutes.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sam Fox does it again! everything
    andi
    Dined on 3/25/2011
    Sam Fox does it again! everything here works - food, decor, menu choices, location. We'll be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We'll avoid Thursday next time
    PHXfinedinerVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2011
    My expectations were high on this, my second visit to The Arrogant Butcher. Everything was good but really not all that memorable. We had come specifically for the Thursday fried chicken special and I will say that it satisfied but didn't delight. The chicken wasn't moist enough to have been cooked to order and it arrived about five minutes after we ordered suggesting to me that it had been not only prepped but also cooked in advance. I think that's why it was too dry. We also ordered a kale & cauliflower salad with Marcona almonds and it was quite delish. It arrived seperately and just after the chicken indicating the kitchen wasn't exactly in synch on our order...but we were fine with that. The waiter was okay but too pushy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took a first date here. For
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/23/2011
    Took a first date here. For being across from the basketball arena, the outside seating was better than expected. Food is great with a small menu that covers a broadrange of fair. Would go back with hesitation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was good to excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/23/2011
    The food was good to excellent. The service was a little disappointing. I can understand when it is a full house & the service can't keep up with the orders. But unfortunately, our server kept forgetting our request for more wine & at the end of the night he got everyone's coffee except for the decaf. . .which then he said they already threw it out & we would have to wait for a fresh pot. There was no communication between the staff & kitchen.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and drinks were fantastic.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/19/2011
    The food and drinks were fantastic. I had the chicken stuffed with crab and the skinny raspberry mojito. The mojito was amazing, not too sweet. The chicken was moist and I could really taste the crab stuffing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • This was my first time dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/19/2011
    This was my first time dining at the Arrogant Butcher. My husband and I thought we would give it a try as our date night! It was a fun place; however towards the end of our dinner it got extremely busy and loud. Along with that, came so many workers and guests walking past our table. It seemed like a zoo! The service was good but nothing more than good. The food came out way too fast. We were not even done with our appetizers. We seemed rushed and that is not a place that you want to be rushed - the prices are high and we wanted to relax and have a few drinks/cocktails. We assumed they wanted to turn tables fast. Probably would not go back -maybe for a special event. Not a kid-friendly place. Won't get out of there for under $80.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • strange inedible sides. Charge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/18/2011
    strange inedible sides. Charge for bread. Needs work
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Pre-Game Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/18/2011
    The whole experience was very good. The restauant has a hip, urban vibe. Great for dinner before going to a game.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/18/2011
    I had the gnocchi, beet salad, and the potato fritters! Yummy!!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The restaurant was good food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/17/2011
    The restaurant was good food, but it is not a steak house like I thought it was going to be.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time to the restaurant.
    Jfp3
    Dined on 3/17/2011
    First time to the restaurant. Loved the ambiance and there were so many great items on the menu that our party of four had trouble making a decision. The service was great and the food was fantastic. We will be back soon!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Drinks before dinner were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/16/2011
    Drinks before dinner were fine. Meals were good, but not spectacular. I had the crab louie and was quite frankly looking for " the louie ". Suspect it was applied by the teaspoon and that was it. The chocolate cake dessert was run of the mill. Nice location, but frankly expected much better food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The meal and restaurant were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/15/2011
    The meal and restaurant were outstanding....I've already been back multiple times and will keep going back. Definitely try it!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service/Boring Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    Service was excellent and the environment was energetic. There is an open kitchen which was interesting to watch. Aside from a few items that stood out, the menu was not that interesting and there was very little to choose from. The "raw bar" was very limited and the food was a bit average, similar to what you would find at a slightly up-scale chain restaurant. Overall, it is a great place to grab a drink before going to the stadium but the food was a bit flat.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a reservation but had
    MartieVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    Had a reservation but had to wait for 30 minutes for a table. food interesting but not outstanding. 5 of our party received entre's at the same time but 1 person didn't get food for 5+ minutes after everyone else. waiter still in learning mode. atmosphere fun and energetic. Overall, staff seemed interested but not quite together.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This may be because this a
    KTDDDVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    This may be because this a new restaurant, however, we are used to FOX restaurants making sure the kick off is flawless and staff is trained well. It took a long time to get our inital cocktails and then the appetizers were not served together so part of the party had to wait. We also experienced servers trying serve items we had not ordered. The Food was OK overall, some better that others, but a disappointment from the expected.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ARROGANT BUTCHER is neither
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    Arrogant Butcher is neither Arrogant nor a Good Butcher. It only has two meat dishes and its only claim to fame is its great location. The name Arrogant implies really strongly powerful in its class but the product is only average I came expecting a good steak house and found a Sports Bar with a great location. The name is misleading The rib eye steak I had was however a good steak. Average by steakhouse standards but hit the Steak spot nevertheless. I didn't leave hungry The rock shrimp appetizer with fried chiles were excellent as an appetizer The hostesses were extremely nice as well
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Arrogant Butcher has potential
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    The Arrogant Butcher has potential to be a great restaurant once they work out their kinks. The hostess desk needs some work, the two young women working the desk seemed confused and disorganized. Our waiter, however, was very knowledgeable about the menu and made some great suggestions. Unfortunately we were seated in the back room of the restaurant (there were just three of us)in the section reserved for large groups, so we were surrounded by 4 tables of 8 - 10 people each, so our waiter was stretched thin. We ordered espresso at the end of the evening, after 30 minutes of waiting we told the waiter to cancel them. All in all, I would return again, and look forward to seeing improvements. The food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yes, It is THAT Good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    Everything, and I do mean, everything was fantastic! From the smiling friendly host greeting, to the professional yet, down-to-earth server, to the amazing ambience. Our food was out of this world good...!!! The Arrogant Butcher surpassed our wildest expectations! Even our 5 Year Old LOVED it here!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is good, but 30% overpriced,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/11/2011
    Food is good, but 30% overpriced, or at these prices, food should be better. Service is good, but bringing a bottle of wine pre-opened to your table is unacceptable. I love the setting and the ambiance. I would return if I lived in the neighborhood, but it is not worth the 20 mile drive for me.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Great Find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/11/2011
    With our reservations, we were seated immediately. The interior was fun & upbeat and the staff was very friendly. For appetizers, we oredered the Bentons Smoky Mountain Ham which was very good but salty and we would have liked more than 2 slices of bread. Our cheese was the Cypress Grove Lamb Chopper which was excellent but a very small portion. Our favorite appetizer though was the soft pretzels and provolone fondue, (very adicting). Our party ordered the jambalaya, which was spicy but great, the fish and chips which were fresh and tasty, the skirt steak that was tender and flavorful, and the main lobster cioppino which everyone agreed that the dish that would bring us back. We voted the apple fritters the #1 dessert. A great meal for all!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was my third visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/11/2011
    This was my third visit to the Arrogant Butcher in four days. That in it self should tell you that I was impressed with it. Food outstanding, service was excellent. We had tickets for the opera and were on a tight schedule. Our server was most helpful to see that we were served and out in plenty of time. We will be back. Bill Parker
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still getting the kinks out
    AZLollyVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2011
    Arrogant Butcher is the king of downtown which is why I've eaten there three times in two weeks. However there are definite problems in the kitchen from perfect food to undercooked crab cakes, side salads swimming in dressing, to totally undercooked pork shanks that had to be pulled off the menu for the night since they weren't prepped right. Their vacant doll hostesses are also not an asset and they are totally unaware of any special requests through open table until they read your reservation when you walk through the door. Of the six guests we've had, three will return. I still rate them very good because what they do well is far and above most in the valley.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Interesting food choices,
    WallyB
    Dined on 3/11/2011
    Interesting food choices, lively scene, WIDE age range, fun!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic