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Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

4.4
970 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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.

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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Southern, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation

Lunch
Mon-Sun 11am-3pm

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

Bar
5pm-12am

Happy Hour
Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm
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Phone number
(602) 258-0231
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Sean Currid | Chef de Cuisine Logan Stephenson
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1st and Jefferson
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Parking details
We offer complimentary self parking and $5 valet for 2 hours while dining in Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails.
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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
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Entertainment
Weekend live entertainment that includes DJs and Bands on our 3rd floor rooftop bar, Lustre.
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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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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

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).

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Sun 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Mon - Thu 5:00PM - 5:45PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM

What 970 People Are Saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great service! Any occasion 😉

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

First visit and did not know what to expect. Was difficult to find and had to ask someone how to get there? Anyway, what a pleasant surprise. Excellent flavors with the baked chicken and others in the party were quite pleased with what they ordered. Will definitely return for an encore!

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2.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Paid $13 for a dry half head of romaine lettuce, basically. Had to ask for more dressing just to make it palatable. What was with the dressing on the plate? Also, drinks overpriced and I am older than 6...would like names of drinks vs. Just pictures. Got tired of asking my waiter to explain the pictures. Wouldn't recommend this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Very eclectic menu and we were a bit taken about. Good house salad. Seared tuna really good although the fries chick peas were odd. Very good pork sliders. Lovely decor.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Vaca and birthday celebration

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food and ambiance!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Menu was sophisticated with appealing options, including shared small plates to start. Loved the Brussels Sprouts salad alternative. The cocktails lived up to their reputation - best Old Fashioned I've had in a long time. We chose this restaurant as a good place to take our food-conscious visitors staying downtown for a conference. It proved to be a great choice, conducive to good conversation, and no-pressure but attentive service.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Best tater tots and shrimp with grits ever

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2.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Food overpriced for what you get.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food was good, over priced for Easter buffet

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was our first time at this restaurant. We came based on reviews and for some great cocktails. Unfortunately, their famous cocktail menu has only pictures but does not offer a description with ingredients of any of the cocktails which makes it difficult to order something that you’ve never tried before. The food was good, not great. The apple crostini for dessert was not good. The service was very good. Not going back.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner at The Blue Hound, the service was great and the roasted Brussel Sprouts wee delicious. We had the Shrimp and Grits for our main entrée and loved that dish as well. We ordered the Corn Bread Madeline's because several reviewers said they were great but we though they were just ok, a little dry and very grainy. My Lemon Drop Martini was excellent. Overall a very nice experience.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Went here before Phoenix Suns game. Staff was super great in getting us in and out and delivered our appetizers when they were ready, not waiting for them all to be done at one time. Food was so good! Location great!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Our waitress was awesome - checked on us frequently! Cocktails were delicious and the best food item was the Shrimp & grits!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Our party of four were attending a conference at nearby Phoenix convention centre. This meal was on the final evening of our stay so everyone quite relaxed and ready for a good time. The restaurant was selected by one member of our party who had dined at the Blue Hound on the previous night. We had corn bread and roasted peppers for appetizers and enjoyed pasta dishes (3) with "protein" added and a quinoa bowl (1) for mains. The food was absolutely delicious. I thought the portions for the mains were small for a hungry person or average male. We washed down food with 2 bottles of Pino Grigio...very nice. Service was generally attentive but intermittently absent. For example, we indicated we wanted to see the dessert menu but 5 minutes later, the bill was delivered instead. Prior to this visit, I had only had drinks and appetizers at the Blue Hound (2-3 years previously) and had favourably experience. Prices are a little high with upcharges for protein, bread, etc. but not unexpected for downtown location close to arena, ball park and convention centre. Recommended for business traveller or for a special occasion.

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3.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We went to the Blue Hound for their deviled eggs, but we were disappointed to find that they now only make them for special events? How can you stop making something that is so special that you bring friends there to try it?? Needless to say, the friends we brought to try them didn't get to, and those of us that came back for them were disappointed as well. Food was good as usual, but I won't go out of my way to go back since they no longer serve the dish that made them special.

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4.0Dined on March 19, 2018

This was my first time back to Blue Hound in about two years. Everything about our visit (a business dinner with a job candidate) was terrific, particularly the service--flawless. I was a tad disappointed with a couple of dishes, though. First, I was really sad to see that the biscuits with bacon jam were not on the starters menu any more. *sob* Second, we ordered the fried green tomatoes because our job candidate had never eaten them before. I was hesitant, if only because I grew up in the South and am pretty picky about that dish. These were just ok, and honestly, for $16, they were not up to snuff. The tomato slices were tiny--about the size of a silver dollar--and would have been pretty forgettable if not for the remoulade accompanying them.

The shishito peppers, however, were outstanding and at $9, a fair price. We also had the bone marrow starter (also $16), which is utterly delicious but not really the right size for three people to share. Two people, sure, and I'll order them again.

For our mains, we had two orders of the trout and the flat-iron steak. All were cooked perfectly and plated very nicely. The cherries that accompanied my steak really made the dish (one of my dinner partners kept asking me for another).

We finished by sharing a slice of the pineapple upside down cake. I loved it. Moist, not too sweet, light rather than dense. It was the perfect finish to the meal.

The total for our dinner, not including alcohol or tip, was $145. That's steep for three people, but if you're looking for a place to go for a special occasion, Blue Hound Kitchen should be an option.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We had a reservation for 6 for a special occasion and half our party didn't arrive but the server was extremely understanding, professional, and kind. I've been to blue hound many times and plan to visit many more. The food and craft cocktails are always outstanding!! It's a beautiful upscale little restaurant.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Enjoyed dinner before a game at Talking Stick Arena. Nice place, across the street from Talking Stick. Would definitely go back,

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This place was amazing. The service was excellent along with the food. I love the cocktail menu. You can pick a drink by the “genre” allowing the bartender to provide you with a craft cocktail that may surprise you. Our table loved all of our drinks. I can’t recommend this place enough!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food and hand crafted cocktails! Fun place for happy hour or dinner.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Have never been to the Blue Hound before and really liked it. Hope to go back
again sometime!

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3.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Conveniently located in nice huge space. Menu selections have very good combinations of ingredients. Could use some refinements such as water without ice and some bread or starch to start.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Annie was our server and was fantastic. She spent additional time to get my dad's cocktail just they way he likes it! All of the food came out perfectly and was very good. Annie was always there at the right time. Thanks for a fun lunch with my husband, parents, and uncle!

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Delicious and relaxing

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We are foodies who have lived inphx for 20 yrs..u have good but not great food

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

A great spot! The bar is fantastic with creative cocktails and top notch bartenders. The special bar menu is delicious--try the mac & cheese! Dinner was superb as well, a creative yet approachable menu in a cozy and fun dining room with outdoor patio seating as well. We will certainly return next time we are in Phoenix!

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

I think someone forgot to put salt on the fried green tomatoes, but everything else was SPECTACULARLY good. From the entrees to the cocktails to the service, I would definitely recommend this place and will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Ladies night and it was fabulous

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3.0Dined on February 26, 2018

The restaurant is beautiful, like really beautiful, and service was ok.
We were very disappointed by the food. We ordered 4 small plates to share; everything was ok but, but too standard.
The wine list is very short

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

Loved the warm atmosphere and the quiet ambiance that allowed ease of conversation. One of the best old fashion cocktails that I've had and loved!! the shrimp and grits. Good food and good ambiance. Will recommend to others.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Overall very good. It is pretty noisy, but we got a lovely table in the corner by the patio that was quieter. Great food and excellent service. Two appetizers were enough for dinner for us. Will go again.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We had a variety of appetizers and salads, and shared. We would really recommend the cauliflower and beat salad. It was a great night out!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

A bit loud for me, but I’m older and have a hard time hearing my companion. Fun atmosphere for someone who wouldn’t have this issue. Or...great place to take that person you don’t want to listen to anyway :)

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Turkey burger was wonderful! Really nice view by the window

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Everything we tasted was delicious, good portion sizes, and our server, Kevin, was excellent! Would definitely recommend, but be prepared to drop a ton of cash

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3.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Food and service were terrific! However, I made reservations for dinner and we were seated in the bar area. It was extremely loud and was difficult to have a conversation.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Very good food and vibe. Went here before going to a show downtown. Would recommend it and will return.

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Food and service is excellent. Noise is a problem. Hard to hear conversation even with a small table, party of 4. Service was a tad slower than usual, but the restaurant was full.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great Service. Great food. Excellent spirit selection. We will definitely be back.

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