Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

4.3
1487 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 1487 people are saying
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JulieK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was outstanding. And the food was better than expected.

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av8r
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and fun, tasty cocktails.

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Gibby
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated Thanksgiving here. The food was fantastic! The service was exceptional! We loved everything about it!

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TobyGAL
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did the thanksgiving special 3 course meal. The green salad was to died for. Love it. The Ny steak was wonderful and enjoyed every bite. My husband had the turkey dinner and was very happy. We were overjoyed with this meal and made our vacation AZ all the more enjoyable. At least this time there were no dishes to do after dinner. Just a relaxing meal.

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vipTLB3
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 course Thanksgiving meal. The food and service was amazing. From the moment we checked in at the host/hostess we were well taken care of. We had a cocktail before the meal. The bartender was friendly and my "Late Morning" cold brew and bourbon blend was delicious. You will enjoy the city views and add a memorable experience to your dining excursions.

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LisaR
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing meal and service for our anniversary. Highly recommend the five course experience.

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AndrewM
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Purchase pasta special of the evening and didn’t even fill the plate provided on… $31 dollars and a frozen dinner would have a larger amount.

Sad experience and no apology - had to go to another restaurant to satisfy my evening dinner.

Recommend only for happy hour or Evening drinks

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HowardB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Quality food, a bit salty. Good service and lovely ambience.

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TallAZ
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious as always and service was pretty good considering how hard it is for restaurants to get good help.

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VisitorfromNW
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience4

Fourth time at Blue Hound over that last few
Years as we visit our son. Prior three were 5’s all around. Very disappointed this time. Service was good as usual, sitting on the deck pleasant, but food was less than expected and very over priced. Made a joke earlier in day about going to Blue Dog for dinner. Did not realize it was a prescient comment.

The Caesar salad was unrecognizable as a Caesar. The shrimp app was weird. Did I say all dishes very over priced.

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liamazus
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly host put up with our indecisiveness about which table. Once we got settled our friendly water set a perfect pace and answered our endless and detailed questions about menu items. Ingredients, flavors and presentation are always top-notch!

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vipskeeter
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The waiter was attentive but there were issues in the kitchen & the food took a long time to come.

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vipnjfran
Phoenix
269 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Well - when you don’t have anything good to say, you really shouldn’t but think this review is warranted. Took folks to dinner pre Symphony on Sat night and told the waiter we needed to be done in 1-1/2 hrs. Restaurant was not crowded but obvious there was a lack of wait staff. Ordered drinks and $8 noble bread appetizer(why?). After drinks arrived, we ordered food for 4 - which consisted of a Hamburger, Caesar salad, Pressed Shitake Mushroom entree ($28 - see picture) and Pork Porchetta. After almost a 50 minute wait with a few “asks” to our waiter, the food came out - Cold, unimpressive and ridiculously expensive for what we received. There was an obvious misconnect in the kitchen or just a lack of professionalism handling the order. After flagging down the manager, needless to say we were not complimentary. He did agree to comp us for the meals. But I ask why? - why should you spend that kind of money for inferior food and follow-up service. I’d been to Blue Hound a few times but sadly we won’t be returning again - too many other good choices in the neighborhood now.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get together with besties

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vipDebS
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

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vipGoodFood
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Ryan was a very good waiter and was attentive. Swordfish was not hot and was not particularly flavorful. We had to ask for salt and pepper. Spaghetti squash with fennel side was unremarkable and a very small portion. Also, the sound level was plain old loud and annoying. Not what I would call energetic. Overall, a big disappointment.

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KellyF
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great cocktails! Didn’t care for the hotel/mall/plaza vibe. Food was just ok. They didn’t have the reservations but were able to seat us anyway. Service was great too!

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GinaS
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar and the food was excellent!!

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vipMickey
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

How wonderful the Blue Hound is back. The food was great-sweet potato bowl amazing. The Chef was trying out some new tastes and we even got to sample those. Downtown workers and guests MUST eat here. Locals, it is worth the trip downtown- and they validate parking!

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BeckyA
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to the Blue Hound several times for appetizers and drinks before an event, never dinner. It was a wonderful experience from the host and the front to our waiter Adam! The food and drinks were great! Would recommend this to anyone for a very nice evening out.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch at Blue Hound was delicious! Enjoyed a bottle of yummy champagne and all of our dishes were delicious. Our server was attentive and engaging.

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vipPenny
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

have been there several times and it seems like the portions are smaller and smaller and it goes up up up....reallly not worth the money. Drinks are worth it:)

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StephenM
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit and it was outstanding! Great place for date night or to go to before a concert or sporting event. Great service, food and ambiance!

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KaitlynD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Pasta of the night was exceptional! Great choice for our first night in Phoenix

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GinaC
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal! My husband and I ordered about 4 apps along with the pasta of “the moment.” We ate like kings, food was delicious and our server was so friendly and awesome!

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Alex
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Pasta was undercooked, pork not fried enough. The main vegan meal was horribly overpriced, $29 for a couple of large mushrooms, some cauliflower and mashed vegetables. Poutine was great. Overall, not high value.

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Michelle
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience5

Food was ok but was over priced.Drinks were delicious Our server was friendly but there was no dining experience. Drink orders were taken one at a time and before someone se could order a drink they had run off. We had to flag them down when we wanted to order anything. I woukd come back for the bar experience but not much more.

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vipFalcon
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food. The Octopus was done well & my wife had the Chicken which she just raved about. Our server was wonderful and very attentive. We will definitely go back.

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vipHadarR
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

The people and service is great. The food is mediocre. A few years ago it was a great eating destination then it has been consistently going downhill I hope they do something to bring it back.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience5

Been here a few times. It use to be good but the last two times my group and I have been very disappointed. The food pricing is way over priced for what you get. The food now is always very simple, over cooked and salty for paying over $30 a plate.

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RossB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn't realize it was connected to the Kimpton Polaris Hotel until we got there. We were early--they hadn't officially opened yet. They served us a drink anyway and took our orders. Food was unique and very tasty. Like all Kimpton associated restaurants that we have been to -- you can't go wrong with them. Nice people in every way.

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Pablo
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The team did a great job accomodating us when we arrived early for our reservation. Adam was our waiter and did a fantastic job attending to us, he even made a great drink recommendation! Staff dress is professional and the dining area is clean.

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Debi
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I made a reservation for 5:30 because we were going to the Arizona Federal Theatre for a show at 7:00. We were celebrating my husbands birthday. We arrived at 5:15 and the person who sat us welcomed and acknowledged the birthday. We were seated in the bar even though there were two tables open in the restaurant area. The noise level was high and the waiter is also the bartender. He was doing the best he could because the restaurant was packed and he had to tend the bar and wait the tables.
Our order was taken in a reasonable amount of time but our salad took 25 minutes and that was only after we asked about it. We shared a tenderloin and fries. Fries were a bit soft. The steak was tasty but we ordered medium and it was closer to medium-rare.

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MatthewC
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent ambiance and customer service. Food was consistent and delicious.

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NicoleL
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The space is very cool and I imagine the patio area would be very nice in good weather. The food was good but nothing special. I think the Brussels sprouts were the best thing we ordered.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Server was attentive and personable. Atmosphere was impressive. Overall service was prompt and respectful.

Food quality was poor. EVERYTHING was sub par in terms of temperature except the side of fries. I would rate it on taste but the temperature made it borderline worthy of becoming a Karen and sending it back. Recommend they invest in a timer or a microwave.

Drinks were nice and strong. Exactly what was described.

Overall a 4/10 in my book and wouldn’t go back unless significant improvements were implemented.

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Fdogg
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We enjoyed the food and ambiance but the restaurant does get a little hot and uncomfortable. Also thought the prices were a little high but, the food was very good.

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vipnancym
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good. It was a somewhat limited brunch menu. Service was excellent. I hear a new menu is coming and I will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good and decent portion. Service slow but food was fast. We enjoyed ourselves and the reccomendation were good. We would go back.

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George
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easy to find with parking underneath. The food was wonderful with our server meeting all expectations. All 4 of us tried something different and each dish was delicious

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Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails is rated 4.3 stars by 1487 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.