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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 (Summer June- Aug)
Mon-Sat 11am-3pm
Sun - Closed - Bar opens at 3pm

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

Bar
5pm-12am

Happy Hour
Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm

Lustre Rooftop Bar Industry Happy Hour All Day - Monday's
Lustre Rooftop Yoga Every Wednesday June - end of August

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

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
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Creative Cuisine (15)
Special Occasion (15)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Bar Seating (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Scenic View (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Business Meals (9)
Good for Groups (9)
People Watching (9)
Romantic (9)
Fun (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Cozy (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Authentic (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Casual (5)
Great Beer (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Tapas (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

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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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 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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·Dined on January 12, 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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 (Nashville)·Dined on January 11, 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 8, 2018

Great food and good derive! Very prompt!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 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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·Dined on December 31, 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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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Wonderful dinner for our family of 5

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 (Omaha)·Dined on December 26, 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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·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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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 25, 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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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 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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food5
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Gourmet food at reasonable prices.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 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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·Dined on December 20, 2017

We went there for a holiday lunch for work. Everyone was impressed with their food. Service was quick and friendly. Will definitely go there again.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Healthy, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 16, 2017

For my birthday, we decided to try a new place. We had heard about the Blue Hound Kitchen and decided to go there. First, it was difficult to find so we finally found a group of people who were headed there and followed them. Secondly, we noticed the menu listed more alcoholic beverages then it did food. This place is apparently known for their fantastic cocktails which we may have tried at another time but we stuck with beer and wine. Next, the food we ordered was good but heavy fare. Neither of us could finish our entrees of homemade pasta and pork shank. We tried the highly advertised deviled eggs which were fine but nothing too exciting. Lastly our waiter was great, high energy and very accommodating but he was slammed with large groups of people requesting a lot of his time. We were a bit overlooked. We may go back but will stick to what they do best-- make some interesting cocktails.

Tags: Bar Seating, Scenic View, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent food with great atmosphere. I would visit again.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2017

This place has a nice atmosphere and good beer and wine selection. The food was excellent and our server, Kevin, was friendly and efficient. It seemed quite busy on the Thursday night we were there so I'd recommend making a reservation. A highlight of our stay in downtown Phoenix.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Very nice downtown spot! Reservations usually needed!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Very good overall but meals were a touch slow coming out.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Favorite spot downtown

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I love this place. Having been several times, I feel comfortable saying they always have a diverse menu from vegetarian selections to comfort fall food to steak options. You can get several small dishes and share with your friends if you like. Their cocktails are varied and tasty. The service is good - but can feel a bit rushed when they are busy. They can get u in and out to catch a show if needed! I'll be back- with friends !

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Shrimp and Grits were excellent, and the Shishito Peppers were perfectly done. Service friendly but low-key.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were in Phoenix for the weekend and the location was great...at our hotel. Good was excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Our server Kevin was very good but unfortunately we were seated at 5:45pm and finally received our dinners at 6:50pm, 2 of the 4 brisket sliders had large chunks of fat in them, and the pasta was under cooked to the point of not being edible - although the sausage filling was very tasty. The server offered to remove the pasta from our bill and the manager came by our table to apologize. This was our 4th time to the restaurant pre-Phoenix Symphony and our previous experiences were all significantly better.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Mixologist top notch. Server attentive. Apps tasty overall, but brussel sprouts were excessively salty. Blackened Salmon was wonderful. Down side was ambiance and was situational. We were told that Kimpton Hotel Palomar closed off restaurant patio to dining guests for local dignitary, their family and friends. Thus making our window seats to see the annual Christmas tree lighting worthless.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2017

An excellent lively place where the chef marries old southern dishes to contemporary themes. Good service and a hot bar.

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 19, 2017

VERY good as always, I personally dine here often and I am never disappointed. Great food, service and even BETTER bar service.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The place was gorgeous. My steak was was overdone and the chicken so so. Appetizers were great and so were the cocktails.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant in Phoenix. The food is incredible and the drinks are amazing. It's my favorite patio to sit on. But the service here is what keeps me coming back. We celebrated our anniversary late this year so we could see a concert downtown. They went above and beyond with the service and meeting the night special. It was incredible, thank you.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Everything was just great. But mostly the top-notch service by our waiter Kevin was delightful. The food was tasty and the atmosphere was warm, yet modern that didn't feel overtly pretentious. The also made my wife feel special on her birthday which was a nice touch. We will be going back there many times.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 13, 2017

My friend & I went before a show @ Comercia and sat at the bar. The food & service
was great. I would highly recommend the fried green tomatoes...yummy!!!
We also had the flat bread which was perfect to split for a light meal. Every thing was fresh and temperature hot.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A real Swanky Space downtown with great cocktails and excellent food

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I remembered having a ameretto sour here that was delish some months ago. I ordered that immediately and greatly enjoyed it again! Tried the shrimp and grits which was not disappointing. My son had the pork and raved about it. We sat behind the curtain by the window, but it was still very loud and difficult to converse above the bar noise. Very busy place, but we enjoyed it.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Comfort Food, People Watching
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