Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

4.3
1391 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
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.

Utilizing seasonal ingredients and contemporary techniques, the menu offers familiar yet refined favorites. 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1391 people are saying
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BDonnelly
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was beyond amazing. Some of the best lobster I’ve ever had. Our waiter was the best. He made sure to take care of my girlfriend who had a few allergies. Even getting her a different desert. Highly recommended.

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DeeDee
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shishito peppers and mussels were great as an appetizer. The Pasta did not disappoint. Great cocktails.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner before the theater.

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SandraB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good food, expensive cocktails, slow service

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Marr
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice place! Good service as well, very nice hostess. Our fault was doing the Valentines Day special. It was $45 for each couples entree... Food on the “deal” wasn’t great, we could barely finish it. However, the appetizer we got apart from the deal was very good. Rest of menu looked appealing! Drinks were good too. Next time we just won’t order a holiday special! Will definitely try again

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Loved the food and the service. Will definitely return!

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vipfrankp
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and relaxing environment! Excellent venue for Sunday brunch!

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RishiK
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and drinks. Always on the top of the list whenever in AZ.

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vipglee3d
Tulsa
39 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

had a nice dinner here and was really impressed with the quality and taste of the steamed mussels with chorizo, just scrumptious, the black cod (or butter fish) was good, but I felt was "overdressed" with a sauce, balanced with vinegared onions & green & white asparagus. wonderful ice cream and expresso dessert. Great and attentive service, and an overall pleasant experience.

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LindseyP
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Really cool and trendy downtown Phoenix spot with great views and even better service! The food was good and it had a great variety of craft cocktails. Overall, will probably go back and check it out!

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NancyB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The service was Prompt and friendly. We were at the end of a row and somewhat too close to the kitchen. It was the New Year's prix fixe (the proper spelling) dinner, so we were limited to choice, however it was our decision to attend that evening. Overall, it was a very pleasant experience. This was our second time at the restaurant.

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Jessica
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Incredibly disappointing!! I used to love this place. Was great food and service 4 Christmas ago. This year was suppose to have special lights and be decked out but service sucked food sucked ended up sitting on the patio which was fine but totally overpriced. Just very disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was phenomenal! Definitely recommend starting with the apps! The crab dip, Brussels sprouts and lamb meatballs were so good!

JD
JayD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience! Service was exceptional. Food was delicious

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TrevorU
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great especially the appetizer Blistered Shishito Peppers. We ate there on Christmas and everyone was so friendly. The bartenders were especially amazing having to make drinks and play waiter.

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Werlefam
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Wanted to make it to Christmas pop up with family as we went a few years ago & it was a lot of fun. To say we were disappointed is putting it mildly. Holiday decorations were half what they were the last time & our server /bar tender was horrible. We had reservations & were seated promptly , I could tell immediately the bar tender obviously didn’t want to be there . We were basically just asked what we were drinking , we were never asked if we wanted food the entire visit. The lack of hospitality & the lack luster holiday decorations not to mention overly priced tasteless drinks will definitely have me questioning ever going back .

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vipCassandraR
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

It was horrible, The service was horrible the everything was horrible about it. And I felt like we got overcharged for things as we were there from Thursday and said they were going to give us a free drink I never took it off the bill.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Terrible food and drinks. The drinks that were prepared tasted as if they were prepared by a 12 year old. The food was also equally disappointing. Do not recommend. Do not waste your money.

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vipJake
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very good, up until dessert. Started with the mussel appetizer. We had beef rib and beef tenderloin for entrees. These were delicious. Rib was tender and flavorful. Solid drinks, but an $18 old fashioned is pricey. The dessert was very bad. Was a mixed berry cobbler, but seemed like warm jelly with oats thrown on top. Would go back, but probably skip dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Food was just not great. I’m not sure how you get ranch dressing to taste like that, but it’s Ranch dressing guys. Shouldn’t be tiny and shouldn’t taste like hot feet smell. Now, let’s get to the burger. Well done means no pink, I got medium rare. 7 o’clock at night and kids in the bar??? Horrible experience.

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carla
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Colleen is the best! Colleen was our server. On top of things & friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Thanksgiving as we were left unexpectedly in town and away from home during the holiday. My in laws ordered the pre fix and we ordered just about everything else. Not a single complaint about anything. Every single dish and drink was delicious.
From start to finish the service was impeccable. Polite and elegant enough to have a sense of occasion but informal enough to make us all feel comfortable. I have two children and our entire party felt right at home.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The restaurant was not overly crowded and I felt safe there with rise of Covid-19 happening. We ordered a few appetizers: Mussels, Crab dip and Brussel Sprouts. All were amazing and the crab dip was our favorite. I ordered the short rib for dinner which was 10/10. Service was good as well but the food is the most memorable part. I would most definitely go back.

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vipmarathon
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I love The Blue Hound for their awesome cocktails and great food. It is always quality. When we dined last, the place was very sparse, due to Covid restrictions, but they didn’t seem very excited to have us there. We had reservations, but didn’t need them. We weren’t welcomed very warmly by anyone, excepts the bartenders who were very tepid to our presence. The bartenders (behind the bar) always seem a bit snooty when I’ve been in the past. Maybe it’s because they mix a mean cocktail and have craft ice? Their cocktails need to be served with a bit of snootiness? I’m not sure if that is the best word to describe them, but they never seem overly friendly. They guy (pre-Covid) that takes orders in the bar area (we didn’t see him this most recent visit) is very friendly and provides great service. Can’t wait for the Christmas transformation! Perhaps drinks will be served with a bit of Christmas spirit.

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CUlbrich
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Colleen was absolutely amazing and super helpful with menu suggestions. She even had some tips for where to go after dinner that we might enjoy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clayton is the best server. So friendly, funny and oersonable

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vipThevictum
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Our waiter seemed very distracted and left us waiting for drinks and orders. It seemed to take a long time in between drinks and desert. On a good note the Sea Bass was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Colleen was the absolute sweetest server! She found out it was our girlfriends birthday and treated us to a round of champagne!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! We will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Mother and daughter (12 yrs old) date.

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ShannonC
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambience. I have not been downtown that much and it was nice to go out downtown. The food was really good and we had a great night. I have not gone out recently but the alcohol seemed a little over priced. I would go back for a date night for sure. Based the total bill it will be for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent and professional service. Great food and lovely ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Colleen is the best host and waiter I have known. I dine out 3 to 4 nights per week and she’s absolutely fantastic.

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ChelseaD
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great sevice, and the cheese board was delicious.

GA
GarvinA
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely wonderful evening. Greeted with celebratory champagne for my wife’s accomplishment. Food was spot on as we remembered. Service was perfect

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LisaN
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails and food. We wanted to try everything on the menu! What we ordered was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Not sure if the Ceasar Salad was a new menu item or what but it was not good. It was sauced right, but it had chunks of preserved lemon in it. I suppose they are eatable but not something that I would recommend. There were white anchovies but the filets were mixed in for an unpleasant surprise. There was no bite from the lemon and no tang from the anchovies.

The Ribeye was perfectly cooked to medium rare plus but there was little to no seasoning on it, so pretty bland (I added a ton of salt and pepper to it at the table). It was served with a ill-conceived steak sauce that I sampled and set aside.

The menu did not have much to it, very light on choices.

The service was good and everyone was very nice. However, I'm probably not going back. Perhaps I caught them on a off night (Thursday) but I see no reason to come back.

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vipOliviaLynn80
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The food was over priced and okay to bad. My son got a burger (safe bet) but it was gross and burnt. I got a salad, it was okay. Later that night we had to go out to a different restaurant to eat because our dinner was not satisfying at all.

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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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Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails is rated 4.3 stars by 1391 OpenTable diners.

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