Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

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1190 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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1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, friendly service. Out of town friends love everything about Blue Hound. Will definitely be back!

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1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Opening the giant wooden door, I felt like I was stepping back in time into a craft based bar, after being walked through the hip crowd and seated next to the windows, we browsed over the drink menu and settle on the Pink One and a dark and stormy. With no hesitation our server returned with our amazing looking drinks and took our food order. My pasta was basic but perfect at the same time, home made pasta with tomatoes and pesto to make the purest Italian jealous and my husband ordered the Lamb Shanks that whisked him to the country side of England. After finishing each inch of our plates, our waiter returned with a dessert menu.... looked amazing but unfortunately we were too satisfied to participate in the gluttony. We will be back to explore the rest of the menu.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service. Great food. Excellent value. What more can you ask for? I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the homemade pasta; well worth a try. The brussel sprouts are not to be missed. Enjoy if you happen to be in the neighborhood.

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San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Visiting from out of town we stumbled on this Restraunt through open table. Upon arrival the hostesses were very pleasant and greeted us with smiles. The ambiance was casual and the food selections were excellent. Our server Jenna was delightful and attentive, as were the other staff members working the floor. Will definitely come back next time in Phoenix.

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SS
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun date night! Excellent cocktails, food and great service! We'll back!

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RR
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice outdoor patio for a Sunday brunch. Menus was not specially prepared for brunch but was descent .

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k
Phoenix
52 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Terrific service, great food but a new chef so we were very disappointed some of our old favorites were not still on the menu. We ordered the flank steak but I’m 99.9% sure it was sirloin. There is a difference. It was delicious, but it wasn’t the Meal we anticipated

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

My wife and I had dinner before the Michael Buble concert. I had a shrimp dish, and my wife had a chicken dish, both excellently prepared. Very nice place for a special occasion. Too expensive for regular dining though.

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New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Great experience. Definitely one to check out.
The shrimp and grits were outstanding.
Great views of downtown Phoenix.

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MV
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bartender was fantastic! Food was really good, big portions. We were happy that we shared.

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JR
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food never disappoints !! Been here a number of times

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PC
Phoenix
43 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Creative menu and interesting flavor compositions. If you like steak the brown butter bearnaise is great. Standout among deserts was tiramisu which is created like a trifle. Service friendly and informed. Only minuses were slow kitchen ( almost an hour for mains) and lukewarm food.

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RD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply looking for a place to eat that we different from chain type foods. Found food the be very good, signature old fashioned was amazing and service excellent.

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Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice eclectic mix of food. Expensive for a hotel restaurant and bar. Food tasty, smaller portions.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Conference in Phoenix and took 8 business associates out for dinner, amazing food, a little crowded, but a great time. We spent 3-4 nights going out for dinners and lunch, Blue Hound was consensus as the best food.

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RR
Phoenix
76 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

exceeded expectations. the salmon was outstanding. The rib eye very good, but not the level of Steak 44 or Mastros.

the crispy Brussels sprouts and the corn were also outstanding

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LW
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every appetizer, salad, and main entree we had was more delicious than the last. We all thoroughly enjoyed the food and ambiance. The noise level made it a bit difficult to hear conversation across the table, but otherwise we had a wonderful experience!

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JL
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent but food was simply not up to par. Bread appetizer was 3 slices of bread which seemed more like an item most restaurants simply provided at the table but cost $6 here. Ordered the "Street Frites" (french fries) which were ironically unsalted with two sauces, ranch dressing and some flavorless orange/yellow concoction. Salt and ketchup would have been far better. Caesar salad for two was good. We each had the bone-in ribeye steak which was done to order but presentation was lacking and it was so horribly over salted that neither one of us could eat much of it. Same for our sides which included macaroni and cheese as well as sweet corn. Both horribly over salted and the corn was not flavorful at all. The service was excellent and we had high hopes but the food overall was very disappointing.

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H
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is the best I've ever had. Servers were great. A bit pricy but totally worth it.

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M
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

They have a clever cocktail list which made for a great start. An octopus special was a delicious starter to share. We had steaks, salmon and chops and everyone enjoyed their entrees. The service was friendly and efficient. The place was hopping, but everything flowed smoothly so we had plenty of time to catch our show after. It’s a attractive urban space, a bit noisy, but that’s because it’s so lively.

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R
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service in a very energetic atmosphere. We have dined here before and always enjoy it. Only glitch this time is that our original reservation at 6 pm morphed into 6:15 at Open Table. Restaurant indicated it was a problem with Open Table. Since we had theater tickets it could have been an issue, but the restaurant fixed it.

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C
Phoenix
80 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent spot for dinner—great for special occasions and business gatherings. Unique drink and menu items. Outstanding service

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MZ
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Food was rushed out so subsequent courses were brought before finishing. Food was also less than expected - just ok, especially considering price. Drinks interesting but pricy

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Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb dinner. Excellent food. Great service. Can’t fault it. Best place we’ve been to for dinner in quite some time.

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MA
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time - the service at the bar was great! Ribeye was was phenomenal. Gena was our server and she’s the best!

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

We just did starters and sharable sides they were amazing.

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G
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was very attentive and the space is beautiful. I felt the noise level was ideal for feeling lively but not overwhelming. The steak I had was cooked perfectly and delicious. The only complaint is just that it is a little pricey. $8 for a Coors Lite is more than I’m willing to spend.

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Charlotte
94 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

While I was at first disappointed that my first menu choice was not available, I was quite pleased with my order of
a chopped salad topped with wild salmon. Delicious!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We waited for our main courses for over an hour while 6 tables that were seated after us ate and left the restaurant . We made early reservations to give us plenty of time to have dinner and go to concert. The waiter never removed our drink and food menus from the table. When after we finished appetizers and drinks we asked when the main course would be out. It was already 45 minutes after we finished our appetizer. The waiter said it was being plated, but 15 minutes after that our food was not out and we needed to get to the concert. The manager comped our meal and said he was sorry that the kitchen was busy. That wasn’t entirely true as there were 6 tables seated after us that got their food and left while we were still waiting.

So we left the restaurant hungry and I believe the waiter never put out order in and then lied to us....

Too bad we never got to try the food, but we won’t be back.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was good, not great. Waiter was very good but bar was apparently backed up. They knew there were several events downtown and restaurant was book so why not have extra bartender?

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BH
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

I might recommend this place based on food only. Service was horrendous. We ordered 2 rounds of $15 dollar martinis and asked for more olives. We were told we would have to pay for them. Said fine on the hill they were $4 USD!!!! If I am paying a premium for good food and drinks I think you can throw in a few extra olives.

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D
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Nice wine list. Will be back again, salmon was marvelous.

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CL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reservations were held or at least we were seated after being an hour late due to traffic. Our first time there so very grateful, and food w/ service was great. Definitely our go-to for downtown eating

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CC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Not really impressed. Hostesses made us feel like we were bothering them and were an inconvenience. The food was just ok and super expensive. Ordered their tuna tartare app and it was literally just two pieces of tuna.
The drinks were outrageously priced!

The bartender was great though!

Also- I am from San Diego and I am used to expensive places- this was over rated and over priced.

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JK
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Flat iron steak was great. The Shrimp and Grits was awesome too

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f
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Pricey but good food and service - only restaurant in area that would take reservations when there was an event downtown,

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TK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was excellent! Didn't rush us....and gave us our space. Dinner was fantastic! I ordered the Salmon and it was delicious. My husband commented that the Shrimp and Grits were the best he ever had!

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r
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was superb and the food was fresh and excellent.

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CW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was well prepared and service fantastic! Both the pork and steak were cooked as ordered.

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AM
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were hoping to find a new place to go in downtown. Wasn’t that great. Not much food for a lot of money. I’d try elsewhere.

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