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About Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

A Contemporary American Gastro-lounge located in the heart of the Phoenix's vibrant Cityscape development. Blue Hound is located in the Hotel Palomar on the 2nd floor.

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails draws inspiration from local Arizona purveyors and farmers for an ingredient-driven New American social plates menu meant to be enjoyed with artisanal wines, craft cocktails and great beers.

Our Mixologists teams-up with a handful of the best known bar chefs in the valley to present Phoenix's most forward-thinking cocktail program alongside a tailored wine list.

The mode is neighborhood friendly but casually polished, from the cozy lobby lounge up front to the convivial dining room and patio in back. The colors, furnishings and light convey an at home vibe. Three distinct atmospheres provide a theatrical backdrop for any occasion and seating for 140 guests.

2 East Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Southern, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:

Lunch
Mon-Sun 11am-3pm

Dinner
Sun-Thu 5pm-10pm
Fri-Sat 5pm-11pm

Bar
5pm-12am

Happy Hour
Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm

Cross Street:
1st and Jefferson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(602) 258-0231

Website:
http://www.bluehoundkitchen.com/

Entertainment:
Weekend live entertainment that includes DJs and Bands on our 3rd floor rooftop bar, Lustre.

Catering:
Indoor, Outdoor and Always Impressive. Hotel Palomar Phoenix features over 10,000 square feet of meeting space spread across boardrooms, ballrooms, suites and a magnificent outdoor pool deck/party area.

We can easily accommodate all types of meetings, business functions, social events and wedding celebrations.

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary self parking and $5 valet for 2 hours while dining in Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails.

Public Transit:
Conveniently located on the light rail path.

Washington and Central when traveling west bound and Jefferson and First Avenue when traveling east bound

Executive Chef:
Sean Currid | Chef de Cuisine Logan Stephenson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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Details
Sun 8:00PM - 9:30PM

Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM

Private Dining

Looking for a comfortable place for a private event? Whether you throw an exclusive happy hour or a seated dinner reception, we'll inspire the kind of loyalty that hound dogs are known for (that's where the name Blue Hound came from, after all).

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails Ratings and Reviews

5
4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Pre/post Theatre (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
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Fit for Foodies (17)
Special Occasion (16)
Happy Hour (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Cozy (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Fun (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
People Watching (8)
Romantic (8)
Scenic View (8)
Authentic (7)
Business Meals (7)
Casual (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Seasonal (5)
Great Beer (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Healthy (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 18 hours ago

Food and service were terrific! However, I made reservations for dinner and we were seated in the bar area. It was extremely loud and was difficult to have a conversation.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great Service. Great food. Excellent spirit selection. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 4 days ago

While the menu sounds fantastic, the execution is barely average. Seasoning was off and most things were over cooked. All of this doesn't even take into account the $80 per person valentine set menu. The flavors would have been average at half that price. Had hopes this might become our go to place. But I don't think we will return and won't be recommending it to anyone.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 7 days ago

Shrimp and Grits was fantastic!

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 (Denver)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Really enjoyed the shrimp and grits!! Love the ambiance and decor. Will definitely return when I visit Phoenix again.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great service!

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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Except for the noise level, everything was great!

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·Dined on February 5, 2018

food was great but superbowl on at the bar had one super screeching woman ruining the atmosphere for everyone else

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

The corn grit fries were worth the whole trip. The rest of the meal was both unique and delicious. Great ambience.

The only slight negatives was there was no hostess to seat us for several minutes, and the waitress lacked warmth and the ability to be normal and friendly.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

Third visit. Nice before symphony. Like the valet parking

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Like most restaurants at Kimpton properties, this place was very very good

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We enjoyed a nice dinner date at Blue Hound Kitchen as prelude to a visit to the Phoenix Symphony. My cocktail was impeccably balanced and the Brussel sprout appetizer was a delicious fusion of flavors. Catfish entrée and moreover the blackened salmon were both very well executed. Would go back again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Although they accommodated my food sensitivities, there was a lack of assistance in making any recommendations from the chef. I’m not sure if the server even asked. I had asked for recommendations in the comment area of open table but had to bring it up to the server and then had to ask again before ordering if he had checked with the chef.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Good food great vibe nice time

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was great. Drinks were expensive

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 25, 2018

My wife had the roasted chicken entree and I can confidently say it was the best chicken dish I have had in Phoenix to date.

I had the ragu dish and it was good but not great. Service was also very good and timely.

Will be coming back

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great place for lunch or dinner before the theater. Limited seating so get a reservation. Great tables by the window and booth in the bat area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Good service. Excellent food (steak) perfectly prepared. Well located for attending the phx symphony or the herberger ATC.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Great Beer, Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent food in a chill atmosphere

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The food and service is always great. Ask for Carolina!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I was disappointed. Have been there several times before and loved it.
They were out of a drink I ordered them out of the wine I chose.
No excuse for this. Obviously need a new person ordering stock!
Food was marginal. The mussels we ordered were minuscule.
Will be a long time before I return, if ever.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The noise in the bar was deafening but in the dining room we were just able to hear each other. Two of the four of us thoroughly enjoyed our meals (shrimp and grits, and pork shank), but the third had ordered the chicken, which was dry and tasteless, and the fourth had ordered the pasta with vegetables, which had a strange flavor and was full of large flaccid mushrooms. But hey, the cocktails were delicious.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 11, 2018

I love when I’m traveling and I find a gem. This is a gem. I ate dinner at the bar. Phil the bartender was like a private food and drink concierge for me. He found out everything I liked in a cocktail and crafted THE PERFECT drink gin and tonic with a rye gin, and then he steered me toward the exquisitely dark cherry (not cloying) steak entree and the best pairing of wine. They have every whiskey, gin and vodka known to humankind and they know how to mix them. And Patrick at the bar isn’t just a chick magnet. He can mix as well. Great find. Yay me.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Wonderful dining experience! From the food and drinks to the incredible service from our waiter Kevin, it was wonderful! We are hosting our conference in Phoenix for the next few years and I cannot wait to come back!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Blue has a great location and great food. It is vibrant and not a place for conversation. The food - I had the catfish, was exceptional.

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food and good derive! Very prompt!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

2/4 diners got violently sick from the scallops. We returned to speak to the chef and he was dismissive and of course, accepting zero responsibility. Warning: do not eat here unless you want to spend a lot of money to get very sick.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went for New Years Eve and it was great! Service, had the best table right by the glass with a view of the large Christmas tree. The food was fabulous!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Amazing food and flavors! Will definitely be going back!!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great Restaurant @ Cityscape area -I rarely go downtown and was pleasantly surprised by Blue Hound – great choice if you’re going to the Arena or Cityscape – service and food were excellent and I would consider staying at the Hotel and exploring the City next time.

Tags: Cozy, Fun, People Watching
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was excellent. Had the Catfish which was 5 stars. Started with the Fried Green tomatoes and fresh crab. The tomatoes could have used more flavor (i personally like a lil more cajun pepper blend to the cornmeal batter) -1/2 🌟 and the Crab was cold (as it was suppose to bei assume) however It was unexpected and not explained on the menu or by the server nor did i think to ask. -1/2 🌟. Also on the table was the brussel sprouts which I heatd was amazing along with the Salmon and green bean dinner. Would for sure come back and enjoy the atmosphere. True rating would be a 4.5 out of 5 with a -.25 for each deduction. Hope this review helps!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (El Paso)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful dinner for our family of 5

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas supper while we stayed at the hotel. The food was fantastic!!! Our server was so friendly, we really had an amazing time! We had the deviled eggs, fried green tomatoes, daily bread, bbq sliders, flat iron steak and maple roasted chicken, all amazing and chocolate bar dessert! Would recommend all!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Was interesting sat next to a psychotic ex az state basketball player He was a bit off and had many issues. Ended up scaring Me and others with a semi turrets outburst. Brought this to his attention and was cognizant and yet oblivious. I left because I didn’t feel comfortable around him

Tags: Quick Bite, Great Beer, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2017

My daughter and I dined for our Christmas celebration. Melissa was an excellent server. I must say that the brisket hash was excellent. Compliments to the Chef.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 24, 2017

On any night other than Christmas Eve, my rating would be stellar.
Add in a tough night for the restaurant business, and it becomes impossible to describe how good this restaurant is.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Everything was amazing! We will be back!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food & Service was excellent! It was a great place to go prior to going to Comerica for a concert. My group LOVED LOVED LOVED the deviled eggs. Great twist on them! The cheese board was great too!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Tapas, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Gourmet food at reasonable prices.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent service and food. We did both Happy Hour and then a full dinner. Great portions and very pretty view of the Christmas tree built on the street

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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