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
143 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (59)great for lunch (58)vibrant bar scene (55)neighborhood gem (54)hot spot (53)good for groups (46)special occasion (40)great for outdoor dining (28)late-night find (27)notable wine list (18)great for brunch (14)scenic view (11)romantic (10)kid-friendly (7)Show More
  • Fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    It was my first time dining at The Arrogant Butcher and I must say I was flabbergasted! The food is amazingly delicious and the drink menu is fabulous! This is a true neighborhood gem. I recommend this restaurant to anyone that wants to have a wonderful dinner experience. I had appetizers, a main course, and dessert and all courses were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were disappointed in the food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Had colleagues visiting from the East. Told them what a great place Arrogant Butcher was. I was embarassed by the quality of the food. I had the Sweet Potato Tortelli which I've had numerous times. It was simply awful. Not hot, not flavourful, tortelli tough, just not good. One of the others had the stuffed chicken something and it was not good either. We were hungry and did not complain but I wish we had done so. The other person had the steak and she said it was okay. I was embarassed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Staff was very friendly, nice beer and wine list, food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Fav Downtown Spit
    Melody
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Salted Caramel pudding ! Need I say more?! Our favorite downtown Phoenix spot before a game or after the Symphony. Consistently good food & service. Fun drink list. PS: I wish they did their special dishes every night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Experience
    Shimdog
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner at the Arrogant Butcher. The food was great and it was a fun atmosphere. The only complaints were it was a little noisy for talking with table guests, and they were out of menu items including the nightly special by 7:00.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but loud
    SueBTru
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This is a great place for lunch but during the rush it gets very loud, especially in the main dining area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Always a good place to go before games, love the fish stew.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cle51VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    I had my usually the Chinese Chicken Salad and this time that salad dressing was a little bland it had no flavor. But other that that it was good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday celebration not so much
    yumyumyum
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    have been to arrogant butcher a lot - always enjoyed it but this time different energy and vibe. We had two out of towners in for birthdays - i heard the hostess metion to the person seating us. However we received no acknowledgement for a birthday food was decent enough, not outstanding - we'd try again but not for a special occasion like a birthday
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Greg
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Had a client in from out of state that was looking for something other than Southwestern fare (i.e. - wanted a good steak). Ordered the NY Strip. Excellent!! Just as delicious were the soft pretzels & fondue appetizer. Good environment. Vibrant but not too noisy. Perfect for entertaining clients.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place.
    Seefooddiet
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Food and beer selection was top notch. Prime rib was cooked to perfection. Only down side was the server was impossible to find and left our drinks empty. Other than that I will always recommend and always go back. Also want to note the interior decorations were unique with 1 off pieces. It was cool to look around and see things you never seen before. Anytime we are downtown we look forward to the arrogant butcher.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    PickyScot
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great food but atmosphere did not match, just too casual! Server spilt drink as he put it on the table and didn't think to bring glass mat or napkin. Loved the peanut butter dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheap food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I ordered taboulieh and they served me a garden salad with quino . They described it as their variation. I don't believe the dish even in variation should have ice burg lettuce .
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite downtown restaurant
    EatNowEatGood
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Our latest reservation for dinner occurred the night of the Paul McCartney concert which was also the rainiest day in Phoenix I have ever experienced. I was a little worried when the lobby was jammed with soaking wet bodies and feared the unexpected deluge might create havoc with our reservation. Not to worry as we were seated on time and our server never skipped a beat. Dinner was delicious --I had the filet and my husband had the salmon. Great choices but I feel that way about most things on the menu. If you need a decent meal before a game or a concert, this is your go-to place. The noise was overwhelming--and the extra bodies at the door might have caused that--but food and service more than made up for it. Try the pretzels...yum!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • awesome
    ealmandarz
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Please go here, get the tur key pastrami and for u bourbon lovers, get old fashion, but ask for a shot of the angels envy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but ...
    Jeurjina
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The service and food were excellent, but it would be nice if there were a couple more meal selections without meat or fish. With the exception of the $5 Simple Chopped Salad, all the main salads have one or the other. Parking was atrocious, but overall a good experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch was wonderful
    ToyZ
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    This was the second time that we have gone to Arrogant Butcher. Both times the food was very good. The only "advice" that could be given is to slice the steak thinly and place it on top of the steak salad. By cutting it into small pieces and tossing it with the salad, the salad didn't appear to contain any steak when it arrived. We asked the waiter if they had forgotten the steak and he said that it was "mixed in". This is more of a presentation than a quality issue. The jambalaya was wonderful - lots of shrimp, sausage and chicken with just the right amount of heat.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great fox restaurant!!
    Kristy
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Great service by Paulie- knowledgable, fast & helpful! Great menu - love meat & cheese platters, entrees & dessert!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific food!
    skull3123
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    The pretzels and fondue were fantastic as was the short rib stew.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great business lunch spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    It was a great place for a business lunch - just make sure you make a reservation as it was very busy on the day I went. The french dip was awesome. Our food came quickly. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Good Restaurant
    PunkBrock
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    My wife and I had heard that the AB was a decent place. I had a filet, my wife had the sweet potato tortelli. We have been to Culinary Dropout and can't help but notice the similarities in between both, aside from the fact that AB is a slight step above CD in our overall experience. Very similar menus..... It's worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What is there to be arrogant about?
    Girlsnightreviews
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    This was our first and likely last visit. We were seated promptly. That was the best service we got. Our waiter was knowledgable about the menu but was slow, inattentive and hard to find. The food was not impressive, zucchini fritters were mushy and shrimp over cooked and rubbery.. Not really sure why this Butcher should be so arrogant.. I'd be more ashamed than anything!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Post-Game Lunch
    TucsonDiner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a late lunch after the WNBA All-Star Game. Since this place is located across the street from the US Airways Center, it fills up before and after games, so reservations are a good idea! The service was prompt and cheerful, and our wine and appetizer were delivered within a few minutes of ordering. We started with the delicious marinated olives, and lunched on the Chicken Tabbouleh Salad and BLT; both were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stadium Close Dining with Good Food
    JedkydhoVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We stopped in here to have lunch prior to a basketball game as they were across the street from the stadium. I ordered the Ribs with the fries and cole slaw and my wife had the fish and chips with the fries and cole slaw. The food was above average but, not over the top as it did not exceed my expectations. The service was very good and attentive which made it pleasant but, beware as this place will fill up fast and things start to slow down. Also, they will open precisely at the opening hour regardless of the weather outside. The price is little bit high but, what isn't nowadays. It is within walking distance of most of the downtown hotels and is worth checking out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Downtown Dining
    RParadise
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    My favorite go to place when attending any downtown events. Food is always good, but make a reservation as it gets packed early if there is an event going on.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I picked the wrong thing
    JethroVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Perhaps I'm weird, but I don't think Chicken and Crab should go together on the same dish. I was skeptical but the bartender said it was his favorite. Anyway, after a couple bites of the dry breaded chicken and the sprinkle of crab meat I pushed it away. Oh and capers, really? Thankfully they understood and were graceful enough to comp the meal and the drink I ordered. I'll go back one day but be more careful what I order.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch with friends
    Freein2000
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    I was very disappointed in my lunch. I have been there many times and have always loved the food but not this time. I ordered a hamburger, which I have had before, but this was terrible. It tasted like a frozen patty, cooked earlier in the day and reheated. Will never have that again. Another person at lunch also ordered the burger and was very disappointed and it was her first time there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid and dependable
    Mike
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I have been to the Butcher several times. It is one of the few consistent mid-range restaurants near my office in downtown Phoenix. The menu is somewhat limited, but the food is good and is consistent. Nothing is particularly outstanding, but I don't recall ever having a bad meal there, nor anyone I have dined with. The service is extremely attentive. I really like the ambiance - interesting decor and good energy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Service Bad Food
    notwhatweexpected
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We started off with mussels. 1/2 of them were closed. The others were tiny and looked non edible. We sent them back. Dinner was served cold. Very nice waitress. Could not complain about her. She did everything she could to try and make it right. Very disappointed since this restaurant was given 4 stars on open table. We will not be going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great vacation food
    Jw88
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I got the Fish and Chips, which was very good, but since I'm a BIG eater, it wasn't quite enough. Outstanding staff and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Regular!
    simplyc
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Awesome as usual! No surprises... Great service... Gem in phx!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwhelmed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The food was okay, I must have tried the wrong dish. I left feeling unsatisfied after eating the chicken stroganoff. The pretzel fondue was also not that great--the pretzels were just warmed--not freshly baked as I would have hoped.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent service
    outtoeat
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had the best service at Arrogant Butcher. He seamed to know everything on the menu and gave great details. We will return on a Friday night to try the cioppino.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Pass Up
    Yellowvetteman
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Was recommeded by a Fried that lives outside Phoenix. Everyone on our party (7) raved about the quality of food. I had the Prime Rib. Best I've had in years. This place exceeded my expectations and I own a restaurant in San Jose Ca.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice spot for casual lunch.
    Robert
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    They have weird hours. Lots of business denied from Dbacks fans post game.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing downtown Phoenix find!
    Reba
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    My husband and I found this on Yelp! and have never felt more welcomed and attended to. From the moment our server Bryan opened the outside door with a bright smile, he made excellent recommendations and was very knowledgable about the menu. Local San Tan and Four Peaks brews were great with our appetizer, homemade pretzel balls with delicious cheese sauce. Couldn't eat them all and took four home. I had the outstanding turkey pastrami sandwich with added roasted peppers, which Bryan had recommended. Mouth watering! My husband had the three piece fried chicken drizzled with honey, with a buttermilk biscuit and creamy but vinegary cole slaw, and said it was almost as good as his Mama's in Georgia! We will be back on next visit to town
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easy and fun!
    bigeater
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Took my family there for father's day and they all loved it! Such a fun place to be and the food is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    CMack629
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Another Fox gem with a price tag to match. But worth it. Food was amazing. Had the King crab Cioppino (Friday special) and it was absolutely delicious. Drinks were good and strong. Peanut butter cup dessert....wow. Server was excellent and very attentive, but was a little over the top in thanking us for our business about a dozen times. It was awkward to the point I just wanted him to go away.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mix up with the check
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    The check that was brought to us - was not ours and the correction was caught after we were outside the front door. Then it took the water about 10 minutes to get it corrected.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Fantastic chicken and crab - a new favorite of mine
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.