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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
The Arrogant Butcher reviews from OpenTable diners
133 reviews since July 2, 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 (48)hot spot (47)vibrant bar scene (47)great for lunch (46)neighborhood gem (45)special occasion (29)great for outdoor dining (25)late-night find (23)notable wine list (12)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (5)romantic (4)Show More
  • Great Pick!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    This place was great - the location is prime and just steps away from the Palomar hotel. If you are looking for some local talent, check out the Arrogant Butcher! I have major food allergies and not only were they patient and didn't see me as a pain, they were extremely supportive and accommodating! They have a creative and colorful cocktail list and the menu is diverse without being overwhelming. The food was fresh and fantastic. I highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great downtown restaurant
    sandyjVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    At lunch, the parking is a challenge but this is a fun place to meet for a downtown lunch. The service is attentive without being annoying, and my guests always enjoy themselves. The menu is large enough so that there is something for ALMOST everyone. My favorite - the Chinese chicken salad.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy Downtown Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    It was a very busy downtown night in Phoenix when we went to Arrogant Butcher. Heavy metal concert right across the street and all of the ghost and goblins were out for Halloween events in the area. We were about 5 min late on our arrival but the restaurant still honored our reservation without an issue. This restaurant does not disappoint on energy and fantastic atmosphere. But with everything happening we did get the feeling of a rushed kitchen. 3 of us had order salads and about 5 min of them coming out the entrees arrived. Even with this the food was fantastic. Our entrees were: Pork Carnitas, Beef Short Rib Stew, Crab Stuffed Chicken and Fish & Chips. There was nothing left on any of our plates!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great downtown location
    mhkolmanVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We ate outside by cityscape before a show at Herberger. Service was excellent - we told server we were going to show and we made it easily. Fried chicken special was wonderful - juicy and tasty. Fish and chips also good - best I've had in a long time. Very pleasant atmosphere. Great choice before a show, concert, or game.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fast lunch service
    Dbgdfry
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    it was important to our group to be served promptly and quickly, we had no problems and the food was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lunch
    cle51VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    the Chinese Chicken salad and the pretzel bites were awesome
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice evening
    SurpriseBR
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    An evening at the Symphony started with a great dinner at the Arrogant Butcher Excellent service. Great food. And timely. We were able to have a great dinner and still make it to the Symphony on time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter Jeremy outstanding
    CB2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Jeremy our waiter was excellent. Very knowledgeable about menu. Made recommendations on drinks and food. Recognized other team members who assisted him. Evening of dinning very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Food was great and liked the choice of menu items.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for a business lunch
    bizchick
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I made a reservation and was a little disappointed to be placed in the bar area, but it was no big deal. The wait staff was extremely pleasant and efficient. I ordered the Turkey Pastrami Sandwich whish was AMAZING! This was the perfect place for a quick business lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, efficient service
    weeatout
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Sam Fox always seems to nail a concept. We liked the pick and choose cheese, meat, etc. platter. The bar always has something interesting to offer. The food was well prepared and tasty. The servers were friendly, polite and efficient.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • nice casual restaurant
    BobFromOhioVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    My wife and I dined at Arrogant Butcher on a recent conference trip to Phoenix. The location is great - near US Airways Center and the Convention Center - so it's easy to see why it was busy at 9pm on a Wednesday night. The menu includes a nice variety, and we started our meal with some salumi and montchevre from the charcuterie menu. Then I had the NY strip and my wife had the sweet potato tortellini, both well prepared, along with a nice red wine. Our server Aiyana was friendly and helpful. Definitely worth a visit for a casual meal in downtown Phoenix.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    DougM
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Great food delivered very quickly after ordering. Attentive wait staff.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • second visit as good as the first
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I hosted a business dinner here and wanted to try with a date. We were not disappointed. We pre concert and wait staff ensured we were able to make curtain. Jambalaya was really good. Se Bass not so much. Great espresso after dinner. The pedicabs lined up outside made for a quick trip to symphony hall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good for games
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    great location for Chase Field/Convention Center, best restaurant we've been to when in town for games
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We enhoyed restaurant week at Arrogant Butcher. The menu selection is not huge, but they take pride in their food. Our courses were served promptly by different servers with smiles and excellent attention to detail, evidence every member of the crew takes pride in great service. The service was attentive and friendly from start to finish. The food was delicious and presented nicely. The air was energetic and bustling on a Friday night. I highly recommend reserving a table in advance.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent chain .Great restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Start with a meat and cheese platter then move on to crab stuffed chicken with capers and finish off with salted caramel pudding. Delicious! We even had a glass of wine with dinner. Perfect. They validate parking. Great food and Jeremy was a top knotchnwaiter.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Pleasant Dinner
    TravelingDeb
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    First time to The Arrogant Butcher during Restaurant Week in Phoenix. Great menu with loads of delicious items daily, and the Restaurant Week Menu had the 3X3 items all looking mighty tasty. Hubby settled on the daily special - fried chicken and honey biscuit - delish! I had the RW special with hummus, green chile short rib stew, and the salted caramel pudding. Hits all around - especially the pudding. I'd go back again - make reservations if you go. Service was quite good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hip Downtown Spot
    CUParent
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Went there for restaurant week. Food was good. Service was outstanding, Ambiance was cool. Nice bar area. Right near downtown sports venues. I would go back just for the salted caramel pudding for dessert - it was that good!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    MorrisogVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Enjoyed restaurant week. Haven't been to a bad Fox restaurant yet. Liked the décor, service and wonderful food. The entire experience was awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    enjoyagoodmeal
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We loved it. Their mussels were fabulous. Their ribs are out of this world.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    One thing I must say about Fox restaurants is that the service has been consistently good and the staff friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Whs64
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Well recommended but just average food. Noisy. fair service, chicken special ok, pork very bland
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fish and Chips Secret
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Some of the BEST fish and chips we can remember in recent times. Their "secret" is that unlike other preparations, the AB uses India Pale Ale beer in the batter. You won't be disappointed and the portions are large enough to share! Pleasant surprise. Will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Gigi
    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
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were disappointed in the food.
    Disappointed
    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
    • Food
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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.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We went to dinner prior to a concert and I made a reservation as it was my husband's birthday. When we checked in with the hostest she greated us warmly and handed us over to our server which immediately said Happy Birthday to my Husband. Great first impression!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • birthday celebration not so much
    yumyumyumVIP
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheap food
    huma840
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.