Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

4.4
1073 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
For the month of December, Blue Hound is teaming up with Miracle Pop-up Christmas Bar. The Blue Hound Bar & Lounge areas will be overtaken by a kitschy Winter Holiday motif, including decadent handmade Christmas cocktails, over-the-top decor, festively dressed staff, & a few surprises you'll just have to discover for yourself. We are located in the heart of Phoenix's vibrant Cityscape development, on the 2nd floor of The Kimpton Hotel Palomar.

UNFORTUNATELY, RESERVATIONS FOR THE MIRACLE BAR ARE NOT AVAILABLE THROUGH OPEN TABLE.

Blue Hound's Patio & Dining Room are still available for dining during this time, but act now because space is quickly being reserved.

If you would like to check availability for The Miracle Christmas Bar, please contact our Restaurant Coordinator Kendall Hain at kendall.hain@bluehoundkitchen.com
or (480) 478-1716. We are getting an abundance of requests currently and we will get back to you as soon as we possibly can. Thank you for understanding.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Southern, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Daily 6:30 am–10:00 am
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Bar
Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–12:00 am
Fri, Sat 11:00 am–1:00 am
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
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Phone number
(602) 258-0231
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Executive Chef Dushyant Singh
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Catering
The Hotel Palomar Phoenix features over 10,000 square feet of meeting space spread across boardrooms, ballrooms, suites, and a magnificent rooftop pool deck and patio, with glorious views of Phoenix's South Mountain and the ever-growing Downtown Skyline. The Palomar Phoenix can easily accommodate a myriad of custom-sized group meetings, business functions, social events, weddings, celebrations, etc. Give us a call and we can place you in the perfect spot for your own personal event.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Central Avenue and Jefferson Street
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Parking details
We offer a complimentary 2 hour validation for self parking and $5 valet, with validation, while dining in Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails.
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Public transit
Conveniently located near light rail stops. Washington & Central when traveling west bound, as well as Jefferson & 1st Avenue when traveling east bound. If you are taking a Lyft or Uber, the Hotel Palomar's main entrance is located just east of Central, on Jefferson. Blue Hound Kitchen & Miracle Christmas Pop-up Bar are located on the 2nd floor.
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Entertainment
Weekend live entertainment that includes DJs and Bands on our 3rd floor rooftop bar, Lustre.
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Special events & promotions
It's not just the space... all touch points of the experience are special. Whatever the request, we're quick, nimble, and attentive so each custom event is worth repeating. Your guests will enjoy a true culinary experience every time.

We have an onsite restaurant sales coordinator for all your large party needs. We welcome partial and full restaurant buy-outs 7 days a week.

From unexpected, locally inspired cocktails to thoughtfully presented food, we're happy to perk up your event as usual.
Additional
Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1073 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We went for the pop up Christmas experience and it was not as magical as the news release and website would lead you to believe. No seats, to get service you have to go to the bar and still wait, the drinks were okay. When we arrived there was a sign that said to wait there and we did for at least 7 minutes without being recognized and we walked in to ask, and at that point the guy said to just walk in.

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

Always great coming here,

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TW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 1

Restaurant had a holiday party going on that had super loud music. Booked a reservation and sat inside a dark empty room that had a black curtain up so you couldn’t see the bar but, could hear the super loud music. Too loud. We asked to sit outside and we did but, the place was dead. Server was great but, food was very salty and so so.

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TB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

This was my first time at the Blue Hound. Though a little spendy, it was nice and the food was good. The Christmas activities made the experience a little uncomfortable because it was so loud, we had trouble hearing each other in conversation. If I am to spend money on a nice dinner, I would appreciate the atmosphere accordingly. The service was good.

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LC
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great for a special occasion: food was delicious & portions were just right (not too big). Drink menu was unique & a definite if you like to try new things.

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

Food was nothing special, service was poor due to being understaffed.

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j
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

We went to Blue Hound before a show, probably along with everyone else there. 5:30 and the place was packed. Service was a little slow for that reason, but it didn't matter. The food was great and we were out with plenty of time to spare.

THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME I CAN RECALL BEING IN A RESTAURANT WHERE EVERYONE LOVED THEIR MEAL. There were four of us. Two had Salmon, one had the flank steak, and I had the pork shank. We all raved about the food.

The wine list is not extensive, but our bottle of wine was very reasonable priced. Great value for everything.

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G
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good & the service was great!

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S
Kansas City
67 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cocktails were great, food and service okay. Husband really liked the salmon. I had the flat iron steak (ordered medium rare) and unfortunately it was tough. Our waiter was very personable but was so busy that between each course we were sitting there waiting and waiting. When he came to take our dinner plates, he asked how dinner was as he took them away, left and didn't come back for 15 minutes. We had to flag him down to ask if they served dessert. He said yes and would get us a menu. Ten minutes later, we finally had a dessert menu. When we ordered the dessert, we gave him our credit card to run because we weren't sure how long it would take to bring a bill after the dessert finally got there. We were enjoying our conversation and weren't in a hurry so we weren't upset, just disappointed.

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T
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food and Beverage Manager Shante is amazing and made our weekend amazing:)

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EJ
Tucson
6 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable meal before a concert. Great cocktail menu. Would dine here again.

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P
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always a great time at Blue Hound! We had dinner there two different nights while staying at the Palomar - Both were great and our servers were amazing!

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CM
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Food was not good like used to be it was not the same at all, my shank pork was over cooked not much flavor and so small piece, nothing like before, Ill not go back again, the waitress service was excellent

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z
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The food was just okay but was very expensive. The waitress refused to move us away from the door even though it was blowing cold wind on us because she didnt know if other tables were taken, there were like 15 tables wide open

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TC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Finding a restaurant to fulfill finicky family requirements for Thanksgiving brought us here, outstanding food and service will definitely bring us back! Our meal was perfectly proportioned and incredibly flavorful. The drink selection has something for everyone, and our waiter (the muralist) even managed to garner smiles from our Dad, which is no small feat. Excellent people watching and an eclectic clientele rounded out the experience. Highly recommended!

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BC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing chef prepared meal in a modern setting with excellent service and a low key vibe. Great place for a foodie with a slick atmosphere. We had Thanksgiving dinner with a nice menu and several options. The meat and cheese appetizer board was great, with smoky prosciutto and pickled vege's such as radishes and green beans for a different twist. The raw, shaved brussel sprouts salad and avocado salad were superb. The turkey dinner was exceptional - very moist and flavorful turkey breast over dark meat turkey confit - unctuous! One person in our group didn't want turkey and ordered the filet with demi glace and mushrooms over mashed potatoes that was cooked rare and to perfection - very delicious. One piece of chocolate ganache cake was shared 3 ways and was amazing. Blue Hound is a must visit gourmet restaurant in downtown Phoenix.

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DK
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Female server seemed a bit grumpy and unfriendly. I don’t remember her smiling even once. Food was good and place was pretty quiet on Thanksgiving eve.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Food is overpriced and service was horrible. Kale salad is made up of 10% kale and 90% mixed greens.

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A
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Was seated in bar and asked to be moved to dining room. Was told they did not have tables there as they were expecting large parties. Saw hostess take 2 people into the back room after they had told us they were not seating that area...irritating.
Food was good - Bar was extremely loud - service ok...

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CR
Phoenix
163 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

If you can deal with the noise, this is a 5 star restaurant in downtown Phoenix. The setting is contemporary and hip. The location is convenient to multiple entertainment venues. Service is prompt, polite and helpful. But the food is the star!! It’s fresh, local, very creative and super delicious. So we’ve learned to deal with a very noisy restaurant.... we’ve been there multiple times and will be back.

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CH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dropped in for a drink and dinner prior to a show at The Orpheum - glad we made a reservation because there were no seats if we didn't. The service was excellent throughout the meal and the food and cocktails were exceptional. First time visit and we will be back - highly recommend it!

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, cocktails and service was delightful! Great salmon and shrimp and grits!

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AB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every dish we 3 had was excellent. Best homemade pasta ever tasted for one thing.

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j
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was so good!

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b
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We met four of our Baby-Boomer friends for dinner prior to the Arizona Speakers Series lecture at Comerica venue in downtown Phoenix. Although OpenTable doesn't actually measure the level of comfort w/sound, the sound, initially was unbearable and made ordinary conversation difficult. It was a bit better as the night wore on. The sound levels are an impediment to an enjoyable dining experience. This is not just a Blue Hound issue - it is pervasive and just bad restaurant ambience. On the plus note our service and cocktails and the food itself, along w/a great location in the downtown made us feel like we were in a major metro area, which, hey, we are. So thanks for all the good stuff Blue Hound, but pay attention - all that loud, unbearable music is a not fun. I don't know who enjoys the loud music, I'm thinking it's Mario Batali who originated it for NYC - so please let's be casual Phoenix and bring it down a notch so we can actually connect w/each other during dinner in your great restaurant.

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GT
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a nice time. The food was very good the service excellent. The drinks are overpriced and too sweet.

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B
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We love this restaurant and the food was, as usual, excellent. Service was less than in past visits, perhaps because not enough waiters were assigned to our area.

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LP
Phoenix
57 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything great as always
Our server, Gemma, was a gem.

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OT
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A little too noisy for a business dinner. Food was great!

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K
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

food ok, to nosily, Need Canadian Club and Southern Comfort.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing steak and friendly service

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H
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing salmon. Great chocolate bar desert. Had good waiters. Really liked my experience eating here.

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CR
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was awesome! Nice bar with lots of quality options. Good downtown location. Reasonably quiet; I was there for a business meeting and didn't have any trouble communicating, but didn't feel like my conversation was audible to everyone around me.

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RC
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Great seating when no events are happening. Patio rocks for ambiance. Expensive for cocktails. Not cheap for food.

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JM
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 1

They put us in the bar, very noisy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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J
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fun place. It is attached to the Kimpton hotel and across from Talking Stick Arena. Great cocktails and the service was so nice. Food is very tasty and nicely presented. Shrimp with Grits was yummy.

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CB
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved this place! I came here for a low key birthday dinner and had a great time. The cocktails were perfect, the food is delicious, and our waitress was wonderful.

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D
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My second time patronizing this establishment. The food and atmosphere is always great! Selected food from the Bar Menu this time and the Burger and Parmesan fries were delicious. I will continue to frequent this fine dining restaurant.

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JP
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good with a great variety for many different tastes.

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OT
London
33 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cocktail menu is the most extensive list I’ve ever seen!! With so many choices it was hard to pick just one, so of course we ordered several!! The meal was fantastic!! I highly recommend the roasted chicken & Salmon and you have to start off with the cornbread Mandeleines!!

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