Tom's Tavern & 1929 Grill
Tom's Tavern & 1929 Grill
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Tom's Tavern & 1929 Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tomstavernphoenix.com/
  • Phone: 6022571688
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 10:30am - 8:00pm. Friday - Saturday: 10:30am - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Barbecue
  • Executive Chef: Jason Choate
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Full Service Catering menu, corporate catering, private parties, weddings, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah, quinceanera and fundraisers.
  • Private Party Contact: Greg Freed 6022571688

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington & 1st Ave
  • Public Transit: We have light rail stops on either side of our building (Washington/Central and Jefferson/1st Ave). Downtown bus stops.
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Tom's Tavern & 1929 Grill
Tom’s Tavern & 1929 Grill is now again serving breakfast, lunch and dinner to the downtown Phoenix area. The history of Tom's is a long and storied one that dates back to 1929. Tom's full service bar and restaurant serves the downtown Phoenix community six days a week. Our restaurant has private dining options that allow you to conduct business meetings as well as have space for family and social functions.
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Tom's Tavern & 1929 Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Open Table accepted our reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Open Table accepted our reservation for New Years eve, but they were closed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It should have been our first
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    It should have been our first clue when the Tavern looked 'empty' on a Sat. night. We debated on whether to go across the street and eat at Chipotle but decided to give Ted's a try. We should have gone with our clue. The food was NOT good. We all had something different and no one liked the food.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The chili was good; the salad
    krushVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    The chili was good; the salad was out of a bag with dressing and store bought croutons. the macaroni and cheese was suggested and it was good, but not very hot. Overall, the place was extremely low key sports bar type place...we did not need a reservation.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Date Night #1
    Mksmesa
    Dined on 10/1/2012
    We had a large group before out trip to the Comedy Club. Food & Service were Excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • poor quality food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    quality of food was not good, more fat and less meat in both pork and beef.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very good. Would
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    The food was very good. Would recommend for this reason. Need to try again to see if the service is always bad or just the server we had that evening. She was not very attentive and missed opportunity to server more alcohol (money maker). I had to find her to get our check so we could make it to our show on time. Other than her lack of service the food and ambiance was good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had a great lunch here. Service
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2012
    Had a great lunch here. Service and food were both good and would visit again while in downtown Phoenix.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went with my husbad for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    Went with my husbad for dinner and drinks before seeing Seinfeld at Comerica Theatre. Bar area is very nice, old world charm. Burger and chicken sandwich was good. Nice place to go before an event downtown.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We sat on the patio. I really
    Musimom
    Dined on 7/14/2012
    We sat on the patio. I really enjoyed the brisket!!! Our waitress was very knowledgeable and attentive. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • On a carry out a bit slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    On a carry out a bit slow but wait staff was excellent and food was prepared to "food sensitive" specifics.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 100,000 people looking to eat?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2012
    With Phoenix Comicon, the big game, UFC, and the symphony downtown was packed with hungry fans. Our party of 15 could not get in anywhere yet this place was empty. Seemed like a bad sign but the food was good and the service even better. They were closing up as other restaurants were turning people away. Not sure what the deal is with that? The manager should be fired for not taking advantage of the crowds!
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  • It IS a Tavern...
    danakVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2012
    I'm not sure some other reviewers graded Tom's so poorly. We went there before a concert at US Airways Center with our teenage boys, 15 and 18. It is definitely a bar with bar-type food, but really good bar type food. Mostly BBQ. The boys and I all had BBQ and it was delicious. They LOVED it. One had pork, the other brisket and they serve it with homemade rolls and chipotle mac and cheese. Not for the diet conscious, but tasty! I had the pulled bbq pork sandwich--again very good. My hubby had the BLT and said it was awesome...served on soft bread so it didn't rip his mouth up. Our server was attentive and friendly, our food came fairly promptly. I think given that it IS a "tavern," it does what you'd expect pretty darn well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My chopped salad came w/dressing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2012
    My chopped salad came w/dressing on it and the lettuce was all soggy. It also was not that great as far as the variety of lettuce and veges on it. Would suggest they get a few more healthy alternatives to lunch!! French fries were great.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tom's has had a complete makeover
    VIPDinerVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2012
    Tom's has had a complete makeover but is still the cornerstone for downtown Phoenix. Tom's has the feel of an upscale 'Cheers' - staff is very attentive and friendly, drinks are outstanding, food is first class. Highly recommend dining here.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Also a great place to dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/29/2012
    Also a great place to dine before the Theater. They get you out in plenty of time without rushing you.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I picked this for a dinner
    PJG2
    Dined on 3/20/2012
    I picked this for a dinner with some out-of-town guests at a meeting in downtown Phoenix. It was the closest non-chain OpenTable-compatible restaurant to our hotel. Though I live here, I had never been to the restaurant myself. It was really more of a bar, with one semi-private group area. That worked well for us, but the food was bar food, and the ambiance was that of a bar (what there was of it...on a Tuesday night at 745PM, the place was empty). I was expecting something a little classier.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my first time dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/20/2012
    This was my first time dining at Tom's Tavern. I am looking forward to a return visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Despite its name this is a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    Despite its name this is a modern bar with modern ambiance. It is located close to downtown entertainment and sport centers. Menu was limited - basically pub food but what they offered was tasty. Good food and good service.
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  • The food was great. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    The food was great. Service was fast enough. Overall great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall very disappointing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/17/2012
    Overall very disappointing. I had high hopes but was let down. Probably would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Have eaten her twice now and
    MoCookee
    Dined on 2/15/2012
    Have eaten her twice now and the food has been very good. The location is great and adds to the history of downtown Phoenix. Great staff!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We met friends there for dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/10/2012
    We met friends there for dinner before an event at US Airways Arena. We had selected the restaurant because it was close to the arena. The hostess service was good. They knew we were coming and seated us quickly. The wait services was uninspiring. There were long waits between every contact by our waiter. The menu needed a few more fish and vegetarian choices. Presentation of the food was more like a coffee shop than a restaurant. The flavor of the food was ok but none of us found our choice to be memorable or particularly tastey. Would not go back for dinner.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We received special happy
    BeerLover
    Dined on 2/9/2012
    We received special happy hour pricing of $2 per item, normally $5 per item. Some were certainly worth $2, but most were not worth $5. Had we paid the full price we would have been extremely disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Met a friend there for breakfast.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/15/2012
    Met a friend there for breakfast. It was a cool place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was really good and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    Food was really good and the service was outstanding. We sat outside since the weather was nice. The sidewalk crowd did not bother us. We definitely will recommend to our friends and will go back for more food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place to have a casual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/30/2011
    Great place to have a casual dinner before the game or a show.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best downtown eats!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/29/2011
    outstanding food as well as quick, efficient and really friendly service! The new interior work is great with that old pub feel. We will return for sure for pre and post game/concert libations and food. Love the new Tom's!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bit of a delay finding restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/15/2011
    Bit of a delay finding restaurant as address is for entire building--but once there it was very nice. Food and service excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Read the reviews before we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/3/2011
    Read the reviews before we went there. Was concerned that the service might be sub-standard. That was true at the bar --- was totally ignored by the bartenders when trying to order drinks. But it was entirely different when we were seated at our table. Our server was incredibly responsive and patient with us, very affable and upbeat. There were 8 of us, and virtually everyone really enjoyed their meal. The weather was perfect, so the patio was the obvious choice and that was very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall