Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

4.5
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$31 to $50
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American
***Temporarily Closed***Blue Hound is a New American kitchen serving breakfast, lunch and dinner centered in the heart of Downtown Phoenix's vibrant Cityscape development & chiseled into the 2nd floor of the stylish Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix.

Executive Chef Dushyant Singh has created an elevated, yet approachable dining experience. Utilizing undiscovered flavors, seasonal ingredients and contemporary techniques, the menu offers familiar yet refined favorites that share the spotlight with sophisticated shareable plates and an expanded curated-beef program featuring high-quality butcher’s cuts like ribeye, pork chop and steak. Blue Hound’s cuisine artfully pairs with its award-winning cocktail program that raises the bar for drink culture in the city. Complete with seasonal craft cocktails and Valley's largest menu of brown spirits, top-notch gins and house-made tinctures and syrups, Blue Hound is a celebrated neighborhood staple for locals and travelers alike.
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JoeB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

With all that is going on in the country the place was pretty much empty. Food was not as good as it has been in the past, however I would still recommend based on previous experience.

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Vince
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food good. Service a little frenetic.

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vipHappy
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We had brunch and the food was good but we ordered pretty standard items. Other items might have been more wow-worthy. We definitely did not care for the bloody Mary’s. They add curry and neither of us are curry fans. I think many people order a drink like bloody Mary’s because they like the taste of a standard Bloody Mary. Adding horseradish, pickles, olives, veggies in general or even a lot of heat is all well within range but the curry was unpleasantly outside the bounds. If you love curry, order these.
Our waitress was wonderful and the service and ambiance were outstanding.

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Laurie
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! The service staff was friendly, the atmosphere was trendy yet relaxed, perfect for celebrating a special occasion. The food was FANTASTIC and came out very quickly. We will visit again next time we're in town!

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Kemcc
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Good service and cool atmosphere, but food was extremely underwhelming (and overpriced for the quality).

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vipAngelaB
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We really liked the location and ambiance of this place. Good for a group of people planning on going to the comedy club after.

The shishito peppers and salmon were great. Unfortunately, my steak was completely overcooked while my brother-in-laws bone in pork chop came out under cooked.

Was disappointed that they didn't have a gluten free menu or even items marked this day and age.

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viprockytony
Phoenix
151 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A wonderful easy to start the evening of dinner and symphony. The reservation was ready on time greeted by pleasant hostesses the menu was varied with excellent choices. The food was delicious and the service superb. Ain’t beat this restaurant for class and quality.

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vipNuclearvol
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Eaten here several times and never disappointed. Well, except for the fact that they don’t have the deviled eggs anymore.

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vipHeather
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat on the patio and it was delightful! Our server, Colleen, was knowledgeable on the menu and gave us excellent recommendations. And those cocktails were amazing! Try the “art of malting” and you will not be disappointed! We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic!!! Really nice ambiance, will be returning for sure!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent meal. Super flavorful combinations.

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Jba31857
Orange County
46 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I think the food is very tasty and the only thing I would add is at our steak came and it wasn’t as hot as it should’ve been which kind of is a bummer.I also think for the price that you charge for your cocktails I should be a tad larger they seemed on a very small side for $16 especially for a Moscow Mule

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks and cocktails were amazing. Well made and thoughtful pairings with the chosen liquor! I loved my sirloin steak and broccolini side. The cheese platter was different in a good way, loved the pickled veggies and the burrata was fantastic. We also had the chicken dumplings, and the gals at the table thought they were great... so great they were gone before I could try them. Our waiter was fantastic and the decor and ambiance was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was good, however sitting with my child in the bar area was noisy.

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MarkS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Interesting menu with good range of choices. Attentive service.

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WilliamF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Really good food and a cool restaurant. Service needs work, but it's a challenge in the industry in many cities. Would definitely go again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Both hostesses were totally rude. To multiple people....I got to see because we could not be seated "until [our] reservation time exactly" whichcame and went and we waited an additional 15 min past that time. Normally I would be like NBD, they're busy...etc. Turns out nope. At least 2/3rds of the tables were empty. Just ubsurd.

The food was delicious! Just really really really good. But part of the premium of a $50 steak is the service and it just wasn't there. Example: split a salad. They brought the huge plate of salad and set it in the middle with no plates to split it....uh...? Shame. No warmth from anyone on staff except the bartenders....hah.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

My wife and arrived 6 minutes late for our reservation, which I immediately communicated to the front desk via text message. I apologized to the hostess while checking in but she didn’t respond and seemed annoyed. She sat us at the 2-top closest to the kitchen and I asked her if it was possible to sit at any of the other THREE 2-tops next to us that were open and she simply said no. Based off of her short response to a seemingly feasible request, I assumed the restaurant was completely booked and I actually thought that we were lucky to even have a table. Long story short, we sat right next to a very loud kitchen and not ONE of the other THREE 2-tops were occupied the entire hour that we were there.
Food was excellent but there’s a lot of other eating options in the area and unfortunately all it takes is one very rude and unhappy hostess to drive away business.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service, great ambience.

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WLB1
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Our waitress was not very helpful on describing the menu items or wine selections. The room is very noisy. The mixed green salad was huge. We could have split the salad instead of wasting it. The salmon was cooked to perfection. Very pricey for what you get.

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Eric
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Hair in my wife’s food coupled with a surly hostess made for a not so enjoyable meal.

One visit will be enough.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Great chef and crew - tomahawk was great. Pastry chef - amazing, dirty Chai pot de creme was amazing. Great cocktail (machinist), and lovely service

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KatieF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Loved the atmosphere. Very relaxing. It's on the second floor and overlooks cityscape. Way too expensive but we had a nice time. Did everything. Cocktails, steak and desert.

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DerynW
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the whole experience!

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vipRecEater
Phoenix
78 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bryan was terrific. Good guidance through the menu. Steaks, mushrooms and pecan pie were outstanding. The house special Old Fashioned was great. A big thanks for allowing us to choose our table. Always a wonderful experience. One of our favorite restaurants in the Phoenix area.

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vipLandS
Phoenix
96 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I searched for a restaurant near the Symphony Center and found what looked to be a fun, new place. We we not disappointed. The cocktails were outstanding (shout out to our bartender, she’s the real deal) and the food was so delicious. We ordered lots of the appetizers, salad and 1 entree for 3 of us and we loved everything. We will definitely return.

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JatinS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, location and service. Fantastic vegetarian options, blue hound salad and caramelized cauliflowers were unique and tasty

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JovanW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall I’d say me and my date had a great time dining at the blue hound. Food and service were quick and we will definitely return soon.

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Stuart
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic cocktails. Good meal. Server was great. Meal was probably not worth $200 for two people before tip though. The bar is definitely the strongest point of the Blue Hound.

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GarrettS
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our second visit. We had the cob salad, salmon and roast chicken. All excellent. Cooked and or prepared perfectly. Several large groups so a bit noisy but tolerable. Service was fine. Will definitely plan another visit. Park below ground and have your ticket stamped by Blue Hound.

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ann1
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been dining at the Blue Hound for two years. Love the ever evolving menu.....not to mention the great bar.

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Keith
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent place near Cityscape, Talking Sticks and Chase stadium. Easy walk if staying in downtown hotel. Bar has good drinks and food is good. The tuna tartare appetizer was OK and same with the Chorizo and papers. Steak was cooked rare properly. Good for a dinner and drink if staying downtown or coming down for an event.

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vipAnn14
Baltimore
51 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was very good. Menu items we tried were: ribeye steak, spinach brûlée, tomahawk chop, beet salad, caramelized cauliflower entree and pecan pie. The steak was ordered medium rare and came rare (wasn't even warm in the center) - but the server corrected it happily and we enjoyed it. Our server, Clayton, was very good. Friendly without being overly familiar and knowledgeable about the menu items when questioned about them. I would recommend and would return.

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Scott
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience2

Food was great, but we had a reservation on open table and didn't get seated until 40 min. later. Plan on a long wait regardless of your reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Had reservations yet took a bit to get seated they were out of beers and menu options not much to pick from

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vipGregoryS
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful environment, service, and food. We will be back!

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JAMESS
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, life changing old fashions, worthit everytime. Never been disappointed. 100% recommend trying.

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vipCiaobabie
Phoenix
102 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite venues downtown. It is suitable for either business lunches or dinner with friends. The decor is modern and cozy. The service is always outstanding. The food presentation is excellent. The menu changes often, which is good and bad. You love a certain dish or cocktail that may not be available next time, causing temporary disappointment. But there always seems to be something new and good you discover. Dinner is pricey, but you get what you pay for. Blue Hound is worth the price.

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vipStephanieG
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely team dinner here. Everyone’s food was delicious and the service was great. Will be coming back again for sure.

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vipJDinAZ
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another great experience at Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails. Our server this time was exceptionally fun and friendly and the salmon and steak were outstanding. This is by far our favorite downtown Phoenix restaurant.

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