Culinary Dropout Waterfront
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Make a reservation to eat your heart out this Valentine's Day! Put it all on the table and show them how much you care with drinks, dining and games at Culinary Dropout. And for all of you singles out there...come celebrate Single's Awareness Day on 2/15 with a $6 Single's Awareness Day Cocktail!
Friday, February 14, 2020
Much too loud especially at lunch. Food was god and the service was excellent.
We came here on recommendations from a couple of websites. It didn’t disappoint me. We were celebrating my son’s engagement and my other son’s recent marriage. The waiter provided out desserts when he heard of the celebrations.
We had a terrific time at Culinary dropout! Our server, Jonny, was amazing and all of the food was delicious! Definitely recommend the pretzel and cheese fondue, Brussels sprouts, and nachos for starters!
Amazing! Great food, phenomenal service, powerful friends and easy parking!
Great food and service!
I was really disappointing. The service was mediocre at best and the food was just alright. I’ve only heard great things about this place. Really upset it wasn’t a great experience
Went on a sat night. Called ahead but they don’t take resos only a few hours ahead. I then went on Opentable and got what I wanted. Service was a bit slow, but restaurant was packed so not our server’s fault. She was very nice. Food came out pretty quick, just drinks took a while. I’m sure bar was slammed. Place was pretty loud, both from people noise and the live band. We had to talk a little louder but nothing crazy. Good vibe. Had hot wings as an appy. Delicious. I had the “ribeye cap” for my main, which was described by my server as “kind of like a stir fry”. It was unreal good. Only downside was that it came out luke-warm at best, and was downright cold after only a few mins. It was so delicious that I didn’t care. Guy at next table over had same thing and he also loved it. He said his was hot.
Overall experience was great.
Always good. Make sure you have reservations. High energy. If you want quiet, go somewhere else. Fun but loud.
Great experience as usual
Great service. Very accommodating regarding dietary restrictions!!
So glad we were able to take care of you! Hope to see you back again soon :)
This was my second visit, because my first was exceptional. I can happily say that the second visit was even better. I’ve yet to find something on this menu I didn’t like. From the deviled eggs to the wings as appetizers, to the amazing choice of entrees (the ahi tuna salad is to die for), this places takes great care in crafting their food. Even the servers are fantastic. Looking forward to my next visit... and hey, maybe I’ll go again tonight!
So glad you enjoyed (and then enjoyed even more!). If you haven't tried the turkey pastrami sandwich yet, we make the pretzel buns in house and it is AMAZING. Can't wait to see you on your next trip in! :)
Always enjoy this place. Good for making a nice mix plate of deli meats and cheeses!
Yum! I can't get enough of our truffled crescenza!! So glad you enjoyed as well :)
A bit more expensive, but the chef is brilliant. Our server was very inexperienced and not familiar with the menu. This was mainly an issue as we had a dairy allergy in our group. If you also visit and have a dairy allergy I recommend the salmon (sans parsnip purée - as it contains dairy - extra veggies instead). The bread with balsamic and garlic is also dairy free and amazing! Loved the food and the interior is beautiful!
They have excellent food -great ambiance-great service and just an all around excellent time
The music (radio, not live) was SO loud you couldn’t hold a conversation.
We asked not to be seated by front door because it was freezing cold and windy outside, and the door was opened frequently, so... where’d they seat us? Right next to the front door. When asked to be moved three times, the answer was always “sorry, no can do”. The server was very nice. I ordered the pastrami sandwich and although horseradish wasn’t mentioned on the menu, it was drenched in horseradish. I couldn’t eat it. We both left grumpy and hungry.
We have been here on several occasions and usually had good meals. We have dined at Tempe & Uptown locations also. This time we had to send back both an appetizer and my wife's entree for being cold. It was a busy Friday night but really no excuse for cold food. The food was corrected but wife still ate last. No correction to the bill. Business decision by manager who was made aware of the issue. Not the way to keep good customers coming back.
Great night out with the girls. Our waiter was great! I will definitely come back.
Our first time to this restaurant did not disappoint! Very lively, food was fantastic and service was friendly and attentive. What more could you ask for! Also dined during a period of live music which was very enjoyable. It has an up-scale edge to the ambiance with leather couches and comfortable seating, opulent chandeliers and amazing details throughout, YET the food pricing doesn't reflect that. Great food and great prices too! We will definitely return next time visiting Scottsdale.
Sharon, thank you so much for your kind review. I'm so excited we could be a part of your holidays! Hope to see you all back when you're back in town :)
Had dinner on New Years Eve at CD in Scottsdale. It was great, they had a special menu for NYE with a great duck dish and a Shrimp Risotto that was AMAZING! It was a good deal too. The service was great as always. They didn't have any special entertainment for the evening so it was half empty but we had a good time. I have been there on Friday and Saturday nights when they had a DJ or a band, either way it was real good entertainment. I like this place a lot, the one in Tempe has games too, but mostly the food and how creative they are with it keeps me coming back.
Thank you so much, Tony! I'm so excited we were a part of your NYE, and that you got to try our features for the evening! Can't wait to see you back again soon for your next celebration :)
New Year’s Eve. Get the pretzel rolls and fondue cheese!!
YES! The pretzels and fondue are a house favorite for sure. Try the antipasti menu next time, too - more bread and cheese! :)
Great New Years Eve experience. Something for all three generations! Terrific service. Everyone wants to go back before they leave town. Thank you!
Thank you, Mary! So excited that we could make your NYE special :) We'd love to see you back before you go!
Fantastic atmosphere , great food and service
We are in from out of town and fell upon this wonderful find via open table. A must visit when in Scottsdale.
Thank you so much for stopping in on your vacation! We change our menu seasonally, so it's likely there will be something yummy and new next time you're back :)
We eat here anytime that we are in Scottsdale! Everything is always good and the service is great. Try the pretzels!!!
Thank you so much! Thrilled that you had a good time :)
DJ was loud..... hard to converse
Frankie was awesome! So fun!
Thank you so much for stopping in! So excited that Frankie gave you a true Dropout experience :)
Had a reservation for 5 and was seated at a table for 4 with a extra chair at the end. It was crowded and a bit uncomfortable. There were other larger tables available that had 5 people.
Interesting menu. Superior food and service. Great energy.
Our waitress (Sam . Samantha) was fabulous and deserves a big raise
Wonderful!! I am so thrilled Sam was able to take great care of you all. Hope we see you back in soon! :)
First time visiting and we enjoyed the whole experience. We will return but will opt for outside seating where there would be less noise and make it easier on conversation.
Can't wait to see you back again, John! We have heaters and blankets to keep you and the family warm on the patio :)
Server was excellent & efficient, food was very good
Thank you so much! Glad we had a hand in making your Christmas eve special :)
This is a fan place to grab a meal at. The service was fantastic and the food (especially their recommended items like the fried chicken) was tasty. Will definitely visit again when we’re in Scottsdale.
Thank you, Pter! I'm so happy that we helped make your Christmas eve a special one. Hope to see you back on your next trip!
Excellent food and excellent service
Music too loud, but great food and service
Our server Trout was very standoffish and acted very inconvenienced. Way too loud. Hard to talk to each other. On a positive note, the salmon was good but sever didn’t want to switch out the sweet Potatoes so didn’t eat half my dinner.
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Upbeat, vibrant atmosphere. Our server, Jaime, was friendly and helpful in describing menu items. Enjoyed the chopped salad with shrimp. Korean fried chicken was tasty new item. Apple monkey bread was good, order it before finishing dinner as it’s baked fresh.
Great birthday dinner and look forward to our next visit.
Thank you so much, Bellabby! We're so excited to be your birthday dinner choice. :) Hopefully we'll see you all back again soon!
We had a great time. Took our 6 year old daughter and the staff was fantastic. Great food. We’ll be back.
Great food and service
Amazing food and drinks but live music was very loud