Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

4.4
1175 reviews
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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.

Executive Chef Dushyant Singh has created an elevated, yet approachable dining experience. Utilizing undiscovered flavors, seasonal ingredients and contemporary techniques, the menu offers familiar yet refined favorites that share the spotlight with sophisticated shareable plates and an expanded curated-beef program featuring high-quality butcher’s cuts like ribeye, pork chop and steak. 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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Sun 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM

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Phoenix
72 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

exceeded expectations. the salmon was outstanding. The rib eye very good, but not the level of Steak 44 or Mastros.

the crispy Brussels sprouts and the corn were also outstanding

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LW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every appetizer, salad, and main entree we had was more delicious than the last. We all thoroughly enjoyed the food and ambiance. The noise level made it a bit difficult to hear conversation across the table, but otherwise we had a wonderful experience!

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JL
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent but food was simply not up to par. Bread appetizer was 3 slices of bread which seemed more like an item most restaurants simply provided at the table but cost $6 here. Ordered the "Street Frites" (french fries) which were ironically unsalted with two sauces, ranch dressing and some flavorless orange/yellow concoction. Salt and ketchup would have been far better. Caesar salad for two was good. We each had the bone-in ribeye steak which was done to order but presentation was lacking and it was so horribly over salted that neither one of us could eat much of it. Same for our sides which included macaroni and cheese as well as sweet corn. Both horribly over salted and the corn was not flavorful at all. The service was excellent and we had high hopes but the food overall was very disappointing.

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H
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is the best I've ever had. Servers were great. A bit pricy but totally worth it.

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M
New England
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

They have a clever cocktail list which made for a great start. An octopus special was a delicious starter to share. We had steaks, salmon and chops and everyone enjoyed their entrees. The service was friendly and efficient. The place was hopping, but everything flowed smoothly so we had plenty of time to catch our show after. It’s a attractive urban space, a bit noisy, but that’s because it’s so lively.

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R
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service in a very energetic atmosphere. We have dined here before and always enjoy it. Only glitch this time is that our original reservation at 6 pm morphed into 6:15 at Open Table. Restaurant indicated it was a problem with Open Table. Since we had theater tickets it could have been an issue, but the restaurant fixed it.

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C
Phoenix
77 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent spot for dinner—great for special occasions and business gatherings. Unique drink and menu items. Outstanding service

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MZ
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Food was rushed out so subsequent courses were brought before finishing. Food was also less than expected - just ok, especially considering price. Drinks interesting but pricy

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OT
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb dinner. Excellent food. Great service. Can’t fault it. Best place we’ve been to for dinner in quite some time.

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MA
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time - the service at the bar was great! Ribeye was was phenomenal. Gena was our server and she’s the best!

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 3

We just did starters and sharable sides they were amazing.

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G
Seattle
31 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was very attentive and the space is beautiful. I felt the noise level was ideal for feeling lively but not overwhelming. The steak I had was cooked perfectly and delicious. The only complaint is just that it is a little pricey. $8 for a Coors Lite is more than I’m willing to spend.

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Charlotte
88 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

While I was at first disappointed that my first menu choice was not available, I was quite pleased with my order of
a chopped salad topped with wild salmon. Delicious!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We waited for our main courses for over an hour while 6 tables that were seated after us ate and left the restaurant . We made early reservations to give us plenty of time to have dinner and go to concert. The waiter never removed our drink and food menus from the table. When after we finished appetizers and drinks we asked when the main course would be out. It was already 45 minutes after we finished our appetizer. The waiter said it was being plated, but 15 minutes after that our food was not out and we needed to get to the concert. The manager comped our meal and said he was sorry that the kitchen was busy. That wasn’t entirely true as there were 6 tables seated after us that got their food and left while we were still waiting.

So we left the restaurant hungry and I believe the waiter never put out order in and then lied to us....

Too bad we never got to try the food, but we won’t be back.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was good, not great. Waiter was very good but bar was apparently backed up. They knew there were several events downtown and restaurant was book so why not have extra bartender?

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BH
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

I might recommend this place based on food only. Service was horrendous. We ordered 2 rounds of $15 dollar martinis and asked for more olives. We were told we would have to pay for them. Said fine on the hill they were $4 USD!!!! If I am paying a premium for good food and drinks I think you can throw in a few extra olives.

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D
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Nice wine list. Will be back again, salmon was marvelous.

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CL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our reservations were held or at least we were seated after being an hour late due to traffic. Our first time there so very grateful, and food w/ service was great. Definitely our go-to for downtown eating

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CC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Not really impressed. Hostesses made us feel like we were bothering them and were an inconvenience. The food was just ok and super expensive. Ordered their tuna tartare app and it was literally just two pieces of tuna.
The drinks were outrageously priced!

The bartender was great though!

Also- I am from San Diego and I am used to expensive places- this was over rated and over priced.

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JK
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Flat iron steak was great. The Shrimp and Grits was awesome too

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f
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Pricey but good food and service - only restaurant in area that would take reservations when there was an event downtown,

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TK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was excellent! Didn't rush us....and gave us our space. Dinner was fantastic! I ordered the Salmon and it was delicious. My husband commented that the Shrimp and Grits were the best he ever had!

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r
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The server was superb and the food was fresh and excellent.

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CW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was well prepared and service fantastic! Both the pork and steak were cooked as ordered.

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AM
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were hoping to find a new place to go in downtown. Wasn’t that great. Not much food for a lot of money. I’d try elsewhere.

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RM
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great location near the theatre. Hostess (same one at our arrival and departure) should smile more. Nice crowd, nice table. Server was pleasant but not over the top. Steak tartar app was great. Our entree and sides tasted were good and we were pleased overall. Great Old Fashion from the bar (the highlight of my dinner). Would recommend if in the area, not sure if I'd make the drive from N. Phx just for dinner.

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RA
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. We had a wonderful table for two, by the outdoor patio, with swivel chairs. Our server was really friendly, and the food from beginning to dessert was excellent. Great experience.

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m
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We've eaten here several times before and were disappointed with the menu changes. They used to have the best deviled eggs and those are now gone. Spouse ordered the lamb and it was overdone and dry. I had wedge salad and mac and cheese. Salad was great, but the mac and cheese was very bland. Drinks were great. Chocolate bar dessert was wonderful. So kind of hit or miss. For the price, there are better restaurants, but location to arenas and Symphony hall is great.

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SS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

The $17.00 ceasar salad for 2 was not very good. Everything else was excellent.

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DP
Phoenix
86 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails is a great place for dinner. While it's in the Kimpton Palomar Hotel, it offers great service and a menu with limited but nice options. My wife and I had dinner there prior to attending a show at the Comerica Theater which is within walking distance of the restaurant. Food was tasty and service was great. Plan to go back when downtown Phoenix for a show or ball game.

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M
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

The restaurant is incompatible with the upscale lobby of this chic downtown hotel. Our server was very nice, and the food was well prepared (but took long time), however the decor is bare bones bar like, with typical salad/burger lunch menu with prices on the high side.

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CM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Booked 11am to have breakfast and they stop breakfast at 10, no notice on their website that they do not serve breakfast on Sunday.

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E
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and excellent service, the steak was delicious!

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DB
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

While the place looked good, the food was bland, overpriced, and over cooked. The cocktail we had was the only redeeming factor. I might go back again for a drink but I wouldn't recommend for food.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

If you’re here for an Instagram post, you’re in luck! The cocktails are worth their value. Beautiful place. The food looks awesome but the taste doesn’t match up to its looks. And apparently the men’s restroom smells like microwaved pepperoni if that appeals to you.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven’t been this impressed by a restaurant in a while. Everything was perfect, from the friendly staff to the amazing food and drinks. Menu was creative and unique and we loved everything we ordered. Would 10/10 recommend!

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was very good. Setting was amazing. Food was a bit too salty for us.

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LP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere and wonderful service. Will go again and refer to friends and family.

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K
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, beautiful space, and the service is super good. Very impressed with management, and the waiters.

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JR
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambience was quiet and modern. Menu was limited but the food was very special as well as seasoned and cooked to perfection. Celebrated an anniversary and the entire staff made us feel special, we will be back and we won't wait a year. Great job Blue Hound keep up the good work.

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