Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

4.3
1126 reviews
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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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Sun 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM

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1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely meal and great valentines date.

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AT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for an early Valentines date. The food and service were on point! The osso bucco was to die for.

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c
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great meal and experience! The cocktails are fab and original, the food was prepared perfectly and the service was prompt and very gracious! I will be back!

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible service

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J
Tucson
45 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I had the salmon. It was cooked perfectly with a nice crispy top. The creamed leeks and shishito puree were delicious. Also had the shrimp and grits. Everyone's take on this dish is different and this one did not disappoint. First time here and we will be back.

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K
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the drinks!

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YY
Phoenix
108 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We were there over 2 hours by choice watching Super Bowl, drinking a great bottle of wine, eating 4 great small plates with excellent service. But manager on duty spent most of her time chatting with chef and servers and during the entire 2 hours and once never came by our table (or any other either) to check on us, welcome us, see how we were doing!! Really really unacceptable!!

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DM
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

They seemed to run out of a lot of stuff. Had one IPA beer on tap, but ran out. Ran out of steak sauce. Ran out of Grey Goose vodka.
Ran out of a wine. And we only had 4 people in our group. Makes me wonder if they are having financial problems and can not pay their suppliers.

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Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

I have been here before and experienced excellent food and service.It took over an hour after appetizers to receive our mains this in spite of the restaurant being only half full. Very slow. Also the cocktails are very expensive with a surcharge for manhattans, martinis etc. Ask price before you order or you could be in for a shock. Food was excellent but be aware of small portions at high prices.

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B
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

We love your restaurant, first for its food, then for the crowd the setting the proximity to downtown events; having gone for years we have enjoyed seeing it become more and more successful. With that we fear has come a decline in service. please don't look up our server that night, since on several occasions there has been lack of attention to details and especially to prompt handling of clients who need to get off to an event. Perhaps this is because there are not enough servers. Whatever the problem, we hope it can be addressed since you have a great joint, there, with a fabulous Old Fashioned.

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m
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were almost 20 minutes late, but were still seated. Ended up outside, so noise was definitely not an issue. Chicken pate was very good as well as our steak & chop. Good service. Great location for getting to theater. Recommended.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Dairy allergy was brought up as serious concern and was not acknowledged at all. Food was served with full dairy. Manager did not act swiftly as the concern was not taken seriously. Server never returned to apologize.

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AZ
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved having dinner here!! The Brussel Sprouts were amazing!!!! Our only complaints - for someone who does not drink, it is nice to have a sparking water option other than the offered mocktail (which was OK) and club soda and the noise level got loud with one party of 8 who was celebrating an event of some sort. We had to shout over the noise they caused. Otherwise dinner and the service was delightful!!!

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DR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We tried 8 different items on the menu and they were all top notch. I don't think you can go wrong, so just order to your taste. Our service was friendly but not intrusive. I will enjoy another meal there soon!

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice with great food and even better service.
We went 2 days in a row and both were wonderful.

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AZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a hard review to write, as four stars seems too low, yet five stars too high. The mushroom side dish was probably the best mushroom side dish I have ever had. The entrees were great, and I would come here again, but not quite outstanding, should that make any sense. Overall, however, I would definitely dine here again when in downtown Phoenix.

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OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food and drinks! A bit pricy but very nice for a date night

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RE
Phoenix
74 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful dining experience. The sirloin was excellent and the apple pie was a "best ever". Our server did a very nice job. Can't wait for our next excuse to dine at the Blue Hound.

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OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Dishes were salty. Would only recommend to come here for the drinks. Pass on food next time.

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was AMAZING! I look forward to going again to try something different!

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KN
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the roasted cauliflower and shrimp and grits. Burrata wasn’t as good as other places.

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K
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive service and no pressure to order, eat and leave. We will dine here again

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GS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We arrived on a Saturday night and was told they had a two hour wait and there was no bar seating available. That night we went and made a reservation for lunch because we couldn't get a breakfast reservation so we did lunch. I have been wanting to eat here for some time so I wasn't going to miss it while staying at the hotel. It was worth the wait and didn't disappoint on any level. To our surprise we spent two hours enjoying our lunch. The starter... French fries with aioli sauce was wonderful, The sauce had a little heat on the back end, but enjoyable. I had ham and cheese sandwich, my husband had a burger, both with house salad. The dressing for the salad was delicious. Burger was cooked perfectly. Not to mention the drinks are worth the price and originally named. I had an espresso martini and it was rich in coffee flavor. But the best was the chocolate bar desert. (Don't pass this up) Rich and tasty. To top it all off the service and server were friendly and attentive, and offered great suggestions. Most enjoyable lunch

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m
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed everything we had - kale salad, roasted cauliflower, tuna tartare, and pasta. The cauliflower in particular is very unique and tasty. Loved the cocktails - “Do you have anything with Mezcal” very boozy slow sipping, but just enough honey to take the edge off. And finished off with an Espresso Martini - yum!

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LH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

I don't usually write reviews but I did want to make the management aware of our experience during dinner this past Friday evening. After making a reservation for two we arrived and were promptly seated.

The waitress was amazing, taking drink orders right away, offering suggestions and making our experience great. We split an appetizer, had a cocktail each, and dinner which we both enjoyed. My salmon was cooked perfectly and her cioppino was delish.

Towards the end of the evening my brother in law wanted to join us because we shared how yummy the food was but our table was tiny and we couldn't fit him in. Behind us were a few open tables for 4, so we asked the very sweet busboy if we could switch tables so we could sit with my brother in law while he ate and we finished our cocktails.

He went and checked with the hostess (I am guessing) and came back and said no problem. So we moved tables and the hostess came over and asked us who said we could sit here, that the tables were reserved for reservations (it was 8:30pm and the restaurant was not overly busy with a few open tables) and that we couldn't sit there. That we were welcome to sit at the bar. It was honestly so bizarre.

There were a few open tables outside, so we asked if we could sit out there. She said yes, so we moved outside. And we sat and waited for someone to take his drink and dinner order. And waited. And waited... Finally we went inside to enquire and the waitress, who was sweet as pie apologized profusely and said that she wasn't notified anyone was sitting in her section outside.

My brother in law enjoyed his meal, and we enjoyed sitting outside and chatting. I did notice that none of the 4 top tables that the hostess mentioned were "reserved" were ever filled during the time we sat outside from approximately 8:30-10pm.

I would definitely give this restaurant a 5 star if it hadn't have been for the communication breakdown and odd behavior of the hostess. Food and waitstaff is great.

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JW
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service. We went for our anniversary and they gave us a dessert and a sweet card signed by all the staff. It was a great dinner out.

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o
Charleston
30 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The dinner was delicious, served in a timely manner and the correct portion size. My husband and I shared the wedge salad, then each if us ordered the toasted chicken. I highly recommend the roasted chicken dish because it was crisp, yet moist and flavorful . The side of root vegetables were fresh and toasted to perfection. The blue hound is a great place to eat before any of the downtown events because the food is perfectly executed
comfort food and server was attentive, so you were able to get to your event in a timely manner.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, cocktails, and service. Overall the food was the best part of this experience. Highly recommend reservation for parties wanting prompt seating, and overall one of the better restaurants in downtown Phoenix.

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DH
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great view and experience

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P
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed thoroughly! Business lunch went extremely well. Allowed entire group to hear and participate!

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U
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Don’t usually review, but they deserve a poor review. We had dinner on New Years Eve. I understand it was a prix fixe menu so sometimes the quality dips on busy nights. The server didn’t start well. You could tell he was over it. Their attention to detail was lacking especially for the price of the dinner, ie not replacing silverware. We had to ask for soup spoons or proper knives to cut our protein. They ran out of filet, mind this was a prix fixe menu and out of vodka for martinis. The first course was great, but it went downhill from there. The second corse was shockingly bad. The Lobster Bisque was inedible. 5 out of the 7 choose this and only one ate half and out server didn’t recognise our displeasure. My wife and I had the duck. It was cooked rare, the skin was soggy and when we told him he said well we have been cooking it that way all night. We sent it back to be cooked to a medium rare, but he said when he checked back with us that he told them to cook it all the way through. Which really displeased me, because I know Duck and to cook it that way is insulting to the protein. It saddens me because we have had excellent meals before at this restaurant and we trusted it to invite our close to dine there to bring in the New Year.

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CA
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a very warm, very comfortable dinner we have been here before and never been disappointed the service is always superb

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Why would they switch away from their holiday menu ON New Year’s Eve? They weren’t even able to provide neither an old menu nor a new one for their unique drinks which we had liked in the past and the server couldn’t recall a single one to entice us with so we opted for nothing. This place is a hot mess. We had such high hopes that it would become our favorite the first few times we visited after moving to the building but management seems to bungle every decision and each time we have come after it’s been a little worse. We should have just given up long ago but the draw from the memories we have of our first few visits seems to be strong enough to delude us into false hope.

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T
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 15 year wedding anniversary and we found the restaurant online and decided to give it a try. Our server was very attentive and courteous and the food was excellent. The bar is a few stories up so we had a nice view of the surrounding buildings with large glass windows surrounding the restaurant. We will be returning and recommend that you try it. That is unless you are more interested in more traditional restaurant atmospheres and menu selections.

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r
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here twice and it was awesome both times.
The food is delicious and the cocktails are tasty. Highly recommend it.

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MD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We went for the pop up Miracle Bar and it kind of seems like a money grab. It's a nice hotel and the drinks & food are good enough, but the price would indicate better quality.

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M
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lot of fun here for Christmas dinner. The decorations in the bar were festive and the drinks were really great. There was a special menu for the holiday, I had the lamb shank which was delicious and tender. I would definitely come back for a nice dinner.

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DW
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service! Loved the cocktails!

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MN
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We saw the Christmas special online and it said prime rib so we decided to try it out. Everything went well except they did not have prime rib as indicated online but ribeye instead. Aside from that the lamb, drinks and server were very good.

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DB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas holiday

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