Culinary Dropout Waterfront
We sat outside patio, and we asked the misters to be turned on. It took us asking 4 people and 30 minutes for them to be turned in. Our appetizer came with our meal. One order was completely wrong, and the steak salad had 4 thinly sliced of steak.
When we got the check we just of fell off our chairs. It would be ok to charge that much if everything was perfect ! Our experience was not good. We were bummed as we had guest from out of state. We will give you guys one more chance in your Gilbert location.......
Hi CarmelitaH! I am so disappointed to hear about your experience with us. We strive to make every experience here memorable and seamless, and we clearly missed the mark with yours. It definitely should not take 4 tries to have the misters turned on, and we should have corrected our mistakes with your meal immediately. I would love to hear more about your experience so I may have the opportunity to make it right. Please reach out to me at email@example.com. Best, Rachel Smith
took 45 minutes to get our dinner
This was my first time at the Scottsdale location, and it exceeded all expectations. The same for the downtown Phoenix location. This is a very cool and quirky restaurant. The food is delicious and the Pink Cadillac Margarita is the best Margarita I’ve ever had. I wish I could eat at the restaurant everyday.
Thanks, KayW! I'm so excited you enjoyed. Can't wait to see you back soon! :)
Absolutely loved everything — from the greeting at the door to the service, food and atmosphere, it was a terrific evening.
Thanks, Brenda! We're so glad you had a wonderful experience.
For a large group (20 people), the service was fast and good. Some of he food items were better than others. For example, the home made potato chips and pretzel fondue were great. The strawberries with the pistachios were salty. The drinks were great. Place was very noisy so you had to shout to conversate with your neighbor.
Thanks for your review, Karcher! I've passed along your feedback on the strawberries and brie to our chefs so that they can look into it. When it gets a little cooler, sitting on the patio is a great, quieter option. We'll see you next time!
We loved our experience at Culinarily Dropout. The food was excellent. Our servers name was Trout and he gave us the most top notch service. We really enjoyed the experience. The restaurant is busy which means it’s extremely loud but if noise does bother you, you will enjoy. Great restaurant!!! Would recommend for a casual fun atmosphere
Had a table of 11, service was great and food was wonderful. With this large of group we were served within 30 minutes of sitting down . They did a great job and highly recommend them!
Thanks so much for coming in, Mark! Can't wait to see you all next time. :)
We were seated quickly, the server was courteous and knowledgeable. Prices were reasonable, portions generous, noise level very high. Food was high quality. The table had 3 excellent and one "OK".
Service took too long and the live music was too loud, I couldn’t hear people talking to me across the table.
Honestly it was so loud you couldnt hear anything while inside, they def need some noise deadening ceiling tech to improve. The food was decent, not great, and not bad. Price was totally reasonable, definitely less than expected, but thankful given the overall experience.
Always a great vibe. Food is always great and they have live music some nights.
Thanks for the kind words, Nathan! Live music is every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!
Food was excellent and service very good. Noise level was too much for our party; we could carry on a four-way conversation because we could barely hear the person next to us. Value was exception. Would definitely visit again, but with ear plugs or ask to outside when the weather cools down.
Beautiful environment with delicious food and great service. The noise level is up there so not an ideal place to have a peaceful conversation. Some of the tables are connected on a couch so you can be in close proximity to others when trying to enjoy a date night dinner and talk. Overall would definitely recommend and a fun experience. We also loved that we could reserve a table ahead of time online!
Thanks, Kate! Can't wait to see you in again soon! :)
Service was a bit slow but waiter was pleasant. Food was served in timely manner and hot.
Labor Day weekend was apparently a bad time to try a new restaurant. Kitchen appeared to be overwhelmed since our brunch order took almost 40 minutes for two people. Portions were nice and flavors were outstanding.
It didn’t help our frustrations when we were told that it appeared “the big ticket orders” were taking precedence. We were somewhat mollified when our brunch was discounted.
Real loud. Had teen birthday party next to us with very young child. Very young children should not be brought to establishments like this. This is more of a adult dining experience. Overall dining experience was not good.
This was one of our favorite spots typically but we have had two mediocre experiences lately (at best). The food and service were so so, dishes that we normally enjoy. The worst part was the terrible live music that started way too early on a Saturday (8:00) with an awful singer and sound so loud it was impossible to enjoy the evening any longer. We will rethink going back any time soon.
Hi MandZ! I'd like to start by apologizing for the experiences you've had the last few times you've been in. So so is certainly not good enough, and is never what we strive for. If you don't mind reaching out, I would love to hear more about your experience so that I may better coach my team and can hopefully have the opportunity to change your mind. Please email me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org. Best, Rachel Smith Restaurant Manager
Saturday afternoon, arrived on time, table and chairs jad to be cleared and cleaned before we were seated. Both were extremely wet. Waitress had to dry them off before we could sit down. Ordered the Sweet Corn Ravioli and the Fried Chicken dinner. Paid extra for all white meat, which was extremely disappointing. The pasta dish was very good. The Chicken breasts were way overcooked (KFC style), Mashed potatoes and gravy were uneventful. Best thing we had was an Apple Monkey bread. Unable to recommend this restaurant.
Hi Johnny! I'm really disappointed with the experience you received dining with us. If you don't mind, I'd love to hear more about your experience so that I can make it up to you and better coach my team. Please reach out to me at your convenience at email@example.com. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. Best, Rachel Smith Restaurant Manager
Fun place for dinner. Good food and great cocktails. Noise level was very high which isn’t optimal for a romantic date night.
Hi there! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us some feedback! Especially on the weekends we have live music and lots of energy through the whole restaurant. Mornings and week nights tend to be a lot more lowkey and intimate! :)
Birthday celebration at lunch. Everything was ok. Nothing special but efficient
Hi Hiexpectations! Thank you for your feedback. We really strive to make every experience personal and exceptional, especially special occasions. I'm disappointed to hear that we clearly missed the mark with yours. If you don't mind reaching out to me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org, I'd love to gather some further details about your visit. Looking forward to hearing from you! Best, Rachel Smith Restaurant Manager
Just okay. Atmosphere was nice though
Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback. If you don't mind, I'd love to gather more details about your visit so that I can coach my team better. Please email me personally at email@example.com. Best, Rachel Smith Restaurant Manager
The cocktails were inventive and delicious, but the food was fair at best. Execution of the dishes left a lot to be desired.
Hi MissMar! I'm so glad you enjoyed your drinks, but I'm disappointed that the food was not what you were expecting. If you wouldn't mind reaching out to me personally at firstname.lastname@example.org, I'd love to gather more feedback about your experience so that myself and our chefs can better coach our team! Looking forward to hearing from you. Best, Rachel Smith Restaurant Manager
This food ROCKED my world! (And hey, I’m a Manhattan-ner! 50K restaurants that is! Very Hard to impress!) & service was to the point! Thanks so much Kait!
Thanks for your sweet review! See you next time you're in town. :)
Always love Culinary Dropout and that was my first experience at the Scottsdale location and it didn’t disappoint!
Glad to hear it Vickie! Thanks for stopping in!
Great service, OK food.
Nice energetic place.
Scottsdale Culinary Dropout location was very tasty. The vibe is nice, music is in the background. Food was exactly as described. We made a reservation. It was pretty busy for a Sunday evening. Service was ok, not great, but not bad either. I would recommend this restaurant.
Ran out of trout
Service was lacking on drink refills. Especially for a hot summer day.
Hi Craig. First off, I want to apologize for your experience with us. I certainly agree that especially with the temperature well into the 100s we need to put a heavy focus on keeping our guests hydrated. Moving forward, I'll put a heavy emphasis on coaching my staff to ensure refills are never overlooked. Thank you for your review, we hope to see you again.
Our appetizer took over an hour to come out and by the time it did, we didn’t even want to order food. One person at our table ordered the fried chicken and it came out raw. I’ve heard so many great things about this place, so hopefully it was just a bad night.
Hi there, I'd like to start by sincerely apologizing for your experience with us the other night. We certainly hold our food and service to a much higher standard than what you received. Please send me an email with further details about your experience at email@example.com so that I may have the opportunity to make it right. Thank you! Best, Rachel Smith Restaurant Manager
Great meal as always! Sydney was a fantastic server!
Thanks, Chris! I'll definitely let Sydney know about your kind words. :)
Great food and great service. Nice atmosphere, the live band was really good, but the noise level was just a little louder than ideal. Overall it was a very positive dining experience overall.
Hey David, so glad you enjoyed! We do tend to keep the energy high on the weekends, but lunches and weekends are much quieter. :) Thanks for the review, hope to see you in again soon!
Fantastic as always.... Service and food was great....
A great experience... the pretzel rolls and fondue was fantastic! Our service was outstanding!
Enjoyed the shared antipasti, but the scene is too loud for me.
Great service excellent staff they were all very willing to help make our night wonderful
Everything was perfect. Seating, service, food, timing. There is more than one Culinary Dropout In the valley, but the Waterfront location is our favorite. My son and I had fried chicken, my husband had trout and our sons girlfriend had the curry bowl. Every thing was cooked perfectly and the peanut butter ice cream brownie shared 4 ways was great.
We love the CDO in Tucson, so we decided to try the location while in Scottsdale. We had to leave because of the loud noise level. You could not have a conversation without yelling. So disappointing.