Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

4.4
1404 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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Safety precautions

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 1404 people are saying
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PamelaU
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was fantastic and unique, and the service was wonderful. We would definitely go back!

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CandiV
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We made last minute reservations for my birthday, I have to say overall it was a good choice ! We ordered the beef tenderloin and the beef short ribs. All the food was great but the beef short rib was amazing, I highly recommend trying it. Service was excellent from the front staff to our server. We truly enjoyed our experience here !

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Joeynos
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My spouse ordered the lobster mac and cheese. According to him, there was hardly any cheese and just roux and cream. As you can imagine, he was very disappointed. Also, we ordered the grilled brussel sprouts which were delicious, but the stems were left on. I imagine this was according to the whim of the chef, but given the size of the sprouts, it made eating a tad challenging.

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vipRusselM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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ChandlerL
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What A Fantastic Gem Of A Restaurant & Bar! All Of The Staff Were So Friendly. Colleen Our Server Was Fantastic! She Made My Wife And I Feel So Special and Was So Attentive, She Surprised Us With A Little Treat As We Are Celebrating Our Wedding Anniversary This Evening. We Definitely Will Be Back Again! Thank You Colleen And The Incredible Staff For A Memorable Night.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We were standing in the front for a good 20 mins before we finally got a hold of someone to seat us. It took a good while for us to get our food, our party of 4 each finished two drinks before our food actually came out. We went for brunch it was alright

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

food was terrible for the price, all of it was wildly under seasoned

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EmeryN
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Staff admitted to being short-staffed. They managed and I was a happy customer. Will revisit again.

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MaluM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

This was our 1st visit for Brunch. The food was good, the price and location was good. The service was not. It was real slow and our Bloody Mary and Sprite took long and then our check. The server, was cleaning other tables and preparing food. Maybe just short staffed. But, he did take our Bloody Mary off the tab.

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vipSusank
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great fries and fun outside spot!

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vipMatthewC
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Been here many times for work meetings. Took the family this time during Spring break. Still pretty good food and cocktails. Does not necessarily cater to families though.

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ChuckC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Three of six orders were wrong or had to be sent back. Management offered compensation. Service and atmosphere were good.

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GarvinA
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience1

We have been here many times over and our food and drinks have taken a downward spiral. The food was tasteless, drinks old fashioned was changed and had a cough syrup taste to it, the dirty martini tasted more of like the mix than anything else. Lobster Mac was bland with maybe 3 pieces of lobster. Just a poor evening of food and drinks for a very large bill, which isn’t a problem if the food and drinks was up to par which it wasn’t.

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ChrisC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The signature old fashion was really good. Served with a large square ice cube and orange garnish. The salmon was delicious as well!

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AshtonG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service Bartender was able to whip up a drink on a dime that wasn’t on the menu for my wife.

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vipJake
Phoenix
56 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding! Great service, wonderful wine and amazing food. Felt safe and had a great time.

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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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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, food, and drinks.

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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
14 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!

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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
11 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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Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails is rated 4.4 stars by 1404 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.