Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.03mi
  2. Distance: 0.09mi
  3. Distance: 0.24mi
  4. Distance: 0.25mi
  1. Distance: 0.03mi
  2. Distance: 0.09mi
  3. Distance: 0.24mi
  4. Distance: 0.25mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.03mi
  2. Distance: 0.09mi
  3. Distance: 0.24mi
  4. Distance: 0.25mi
  1. Distance: 0.03mi
  2. Distance: 0.09mi
  3. Distance: 0.24mi
  4. Distance: 0.25mi

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
View Larger Map

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.

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

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
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
See All
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Scenic View (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Business Meals (9)
People Watching (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Romantic (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Cozy (6)
Fun (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Authentic (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Casual (5)
Great Beer (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Notable Wine List (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)
Sort by
S
912 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 2, 2015

Great service from Daniel and the food was as good as usual. Great spot for pre-concert meal and after-concert drinks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 30, 2015

Great food and service.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2015

Shrimp and grits: awesome! Good server.
Attractive and fun place with great food.
Very noisy (but that's the norm anymore!)

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 18, 2015

If your looking for a hidden gem downtown, this is your place. Unique twist on good ol American classic foods. Chef Sean has the cuisine dialed in. Staff and service is 1st class every time. Highly recommend you stop on in for some great eats and classic drinks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2015

We made the mistake of reserving at a time that turned out to be before a sporting event at the nearby stadium. The noise level was deafening and our server was "slammed." We couldn't hear each other at the table, we had trouble hearing our server, and we waited at least 15 minutes for our pre-dinner drinks. This might be a good place for those who like their restaurants hyper-vibrant, but I won't be back, sorry.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience1
service2

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2015

Great place to go out with friends. Sign the visitor journel when the server brings your check!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 8, 2015

Food was great, imaginative and truly a delectable experience. Ambiance was lovely. Nice hip environment, elegantly appointed. The music was a bit loud inside so we sat outside. We didn't realize it was part of the Hotel Palomar until we got there. Great food not like most other hotel restaurants. Our waiter Chris W. sat down with us and explained the menu and their eclectic drink menu. He recommended the short rib sliders and the deviled egg appetizers. I have to say they were some of the best food I have had in a long time. We had a couple of salads for the table and split a couple of their flat iron steaks. They were cooked perfectly. Food was excellent, drinks were excellent and the service was even better. Would definitely recommend Blue Hound Kitchen

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 31, 2015

Totally enjoyed this place from the moment we walked in. Interesting menu, great food, imaginative drinks, great ambiance and wonderful service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 24, 2015

Our "Go To" spot whenever we dine in central Phoenix. The best catfish I have ever had. Service is outstanding.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 24, 2015

The food was good but expensive. The noise level was through the roof and almost painful. I doubt if I will ever go back.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service4

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 24, 2015

The food was great; I highly recommend the catfish and crawdad etouffee and the peaches and cream dessert. However, the service was slow (everyone was in the area for Garth Brooks), our server forgot to separate our checks despite being asked before ordering, and he forgot to bring us a pen with our check.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service2

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2015

Second time here. Shared 4 apps and an entree. All delicious, particularly the corn grit fries and the enote. Interesting and well made cocktails too. Super convenient to a night at the Talking Stick Arena or other downtown venues.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 10, 2015

The food, service, and drinks were great but it was so loud we could not have a conversation and so we moved to the deck which was so much better. My cocktail was amazing, the Daisy Duke.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience1
service5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 10, 2015

Great place to eat before Symphony or other events in downtown Phoenix not easy to find a good place here on the weekend! Service is spot on. Good amt of time between courses boudin balls were good flatbread ok but the salads are excellent! Artic car wonderful pork Osso bucco delicious chicken dish and swordfish a little dry. S'mores was the dessert to order but the peach special was just ok I always have to mention that I am a slow eater and feel uncomfortable when they clear the table and I am the only one eating!! Blue Hound has well trained staff they waited till I was done and THEN cleaned the table.we will be returning!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 2, 2015

my friend and i took the light rail from central phoenix and the restaurant is about one block from the stop we needed. the server was wonderful. i like the ambiance. i tend to enjoy restaurants attached to this hotel group. symphony hall was about 3 blocks from the restaurant with an easy walk back to the light rail. nice evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5

vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 2, 2015

We were a group of 6 with all non drinkers of alcohol. Everyone had a great experience and we were all pleasantly surprised with the food and service. We noticed the menu was pretty simple, but it was very tasty. There were some requests our group had that our server readily made happen. All in all a great evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Romantic
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 29, 2015

A do not miss dining venue when in Phoenix. The evening's half price wine choices were great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 29, 2015

My family had a light dinner at the Blue Hound before heading off to a Diamondbacks game. The team was very helpful in providing us with a table that was suitable for my mom, who is in a wheelchair.
We enjoyed a variety of the appetizers on the menu but (vegetarian) reader beware. When we asked about the Boudin balls, we discovered that it was essentially a meat ball . Yet, the menu said nothing about it containing meat - the reader is supposed to know what a Boudin ball is.
Almost everything we ordered had some kind of cheese or meat, which we requested to be removed.
And one of the items we ordered never arrived....excuse being that the restaurant had become very busy since we arrived....isn't that what happens at restaurants around 5:30pm?

Overall, we thought the food was good and the service was good but not outstanding.

Tags: Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 27, 2015

Amazing food coupled with exquisite cocktails and top notch service! Went for my fiance's birthday and will absolutely return! Highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 20, 2015

Never got to eat here. Made a reservation (through Open Table for Sunday). Arrive on time with my guests...they are closed. Lovely... :(

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience1
service1

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 11, 2015

Shared appetizers amongst our party of 4. The deviled eggs were the best any at the table had ever had. However, the entree selection is a bit limited and our server took zero interest in our table, so we decided that drinks and apps at Blue Hound were plenty and we went elsewhere to finish dinner.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service2

vip
 (Portland)·Dined on August 31, 2015

I came for the Lawless cocktail and was not disappointed. But the food was also excellent. We enjoyed the kale salad with fried chickpeas and the melon salad with a burrata-like cheese. The trout was also delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 22, 2015

Pleasant surprise for our 1st time visit. Definitely on our list of places to go for dinner

Tags: Fit for Foodies
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service4

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 21, 2015

Vibrant atmosphere, hard surface noise plentiful. Friendly staff. Good mixologist. Food was ok. The elote' was 2 pieces of corn on the cob. I sheared off the corn to eat it. It might be best for the server, Christopher to mention how it is prepared. The shrimp with sausage was ok, basic spice served over rice. Was expecting over grits, though they brought a side dish instead. The filet was cooked to order. Just nothing to get real excited about...just ok. Though for the price may try something else next time.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 21, 2015

We enjoyed two of the starters including the melon, cucumber radish salad and the roasted corn. We each had a main course. I had the chicken and my wife selected the trout. We could have easily split one of these as the portions were generous. Everything was out of the park delicious and not salty as the chef actually used seasonings to enhance the flavor. The trout came with plenty of fresh parsley, fresh green beans and the chicken with some incredible roasted carrots, and nicely seasoned farro.
Wait staff was attentive, friendly and additive to the entire dining experience. Overall a wonderful evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 19, 2015

My friend and I were first time diners at Blue Hound. Our server was extremely knowledgable and funny. We split several dishes, with recommendations for our server for drinks. The fried green tomatoes were by far my favorite. We also got the elote, peppers, seared ahi, and the hommade pasta. Everything tasted amazing, unique twists on familiar recipes. Although it was quiet when we first arrived, as the restaurant filled up for dinner time, my friend and I ended up having to shout to hear each other. Other than that, this restaurant is a gem, and I can't wait to go back. I'll just avoid the busy dinner hour.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5

vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 6, 2015

Great food and service in a hip atmosphere. Creative menu that surprises without being overwhelming. Nice combination of tapas style and full entrees.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 2, 2015

We had a wonderful first experience. We will definitely return for another dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service5

 
 (Tampa)·Dined on August 2, 2015

While the menu was kitschy and eclectic, the food needed basic seasoning, namely salt. I am a foodie and will not patronize Blue Hound again. Sorry : ( Oh, the Moscow Mule was DELISH.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food1
ambience5
service5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 2, 2015

We discovered the Blue Hound when looking for a nice meal before going to a Suns game. We have returned often, and brought friends to join us. You always seem to have just the right things on the menu to please us. The food , service, and ambiance has always been perfect!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 29, 2015

The food is outstanding. This is a hidden jem in Downtown Phoenix.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 27, 2015

My husband and I were entertaining out of town guests and decided to go to the blue hound at the last minute. We were pleasantly surprised by the vibrant bar scene, excellent specialty drinks, delicious food, and excellent service! We will definitely be back to this great find.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 26, 2015

The bar staff is extremely professional and they are so friendly. I enjoy Bluehound for staff first, and the drinks second.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 26, 2015

We had an extremely great service at Bluehound. Our server paid extra attention to our unique experience and knocked it out of the park with his great attention to detail. Loved the Lawless

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 8, 2015

The dining room is hot in the afternoon until the sun goes down but menu is good, wine list is decent and the way the way the windows frame downtown is amazing

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience3
service3

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 4, 2015

Very noisy ... For some reason there were dogs barking in the lobby ... Maybe Blue Hound is pet friendly or at least the hotel may be.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 26, 2015

First time trying Blue hound, we were downtown for the Circus and stopped in for dinner. The place is really cool. The food was delicious and our server (forgot his name) was very attentive and friendly. We will go back the next time we find ourselves downtown.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 24, 2015

We enjoyed our food immensely. The roasted beet and date salad was fantastic, and the trout was tasty as well. Neither of us drink much, so when we didn't understand many of the cocktails, our waiter, Ryan, was as patient as could be going through the list with us. We chose 2 unfamiliar drinks (drink roulette we called it) and they were both good. The one drawback for us was the noise. It wasn't all that crowded, but boy-howdy it was noisy. So - even with the really good food and the really good service, the fact that it was hard to talk knocks my review down substantially. The last thing I'd like to say is when the kitchen made a faux pas with our leftovers, the manager was truly gracious and offered MORE than adequate compensation (which we didn't take - but we did split a nice dessert - on the house). So - Blue Hound, you have much going for you! if it were quieter, we'd return.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service4

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 22, 2015

The restaurant is beautiful overall. Friendly staff, great food and exceptional cocktails! Ryan was attentive and made great recommendations. The catfish étouffée and shrimp & grits were delicious and well prepared.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 18, 2015

The drinks and atmosphere were perfect, but I felt the food was over-priced. It was good but not spectacular and the proportions were smaller. They did have great sorbet. If I go again it will be for drinks only.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience5
service5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.