Culinary Dropout Waterfront
Thoroughly enjoyed dining here for a birthday lunch. The service and food were great as always and the free dessert was a delicious surprise. Our server was Taylor and she was delightful!
Great food (best pretzels in the entire world), the best drinks, and even though it was a busy night the service was great
It was closed due to electricity being out... I had guests from out of town and we made reservations, I talked about this place all weekend and walked there to see it closed
Food was VERY salty!
Hi Diane, I'd like to apologize for your meal with us the other day. We thrive on receiving feedback like yours so that we can always be improving. If you don't mind, please reach out personally to me so that I may gather more information about your visit. Looking forward to hearing from you! Best, Rachel Smith Restaurant Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
It was awesome! Staff are all knowledgeable, friendly and professional.
Great selection of cocktails, wine and beer.
The food was well-prepared and they put their own twist to dishes. For example my delicious chicken salad, came with a deviled egg on top along with the chicken, avocado and bacon. Also their snack selection of different cheeses, vegetables (for example the roasted and sherried yellow beets on top of goat cheese) delectable crispy and airy house made cheddar and lime pork rinds come presented on a wooden board.
It is evident that this restaurant takes pride in its overall experience to its customers - training of staff, originality of dishes, preparation and presentation of food and drink. One of my favorite restaurants that I’ve experienced in Scottsdale!
Great vibe, great music, great food.
Thanks, so much for stopping in! Can't wait to see you again soon! :)
Always good food and fun atmosphere
Thanks, VickieH! We'll see you again soon! :)
Waitress (Sarah) was awesome and food is great! The music was a nice touch too.
Thanks for stopping by, Ready2eat! I'm thrilled that you enjoyed :) Can't wait to see you again soon!
First time there ! All the food was amazing!
The pork belly nachos are fabulous but I wish there was enough meat to enjoy with most of the chips!
Smoked salmon bruschetta was amazing! My son said it tasted like an apple orchard smells !
The sweet corn ravioli was perfectly cooked! And the steak add on was exactly what it needed to make the meal!
We didn’t have dessert we went to chremistry .... but I bet it would have been good!
Ohh and the sangria was lovely!
Hi Michelle! Thank you so much for stopping in and giving us a try. We really appreciate your feedback and are so glad that you enjoyed your experience. :) Definitely come back and try our rocky road bar! :)
Food was pretty bad. Wine options subpar at best. Great location. Prob wont go again.
Hi there, thank you so much for your feedback. First and foremost, I'd like to apologize for your experience with us. If you wouldn't mind, I would love to gather more information about your visit so that I may better coach my staff. Please reach out to me personally at email@example.com so that we can further discuss your experience and I can learn how to coach my team better. Looking forward to hearing from you. Best, Rachel Smith Restaurant Manager
Overall it’s a amazing place but the live music is little loud and it’s hard to talk when seated inside.
Hi AyushM. Thank you so much for stopping in! Things can tend to get a little noisier when we have live music. Stop by Sunday-Wednesday evenings for a more subdued experience. Hope to see you again soon! Best, Rachel Smith Restaurant Manager
Sorry to say one of our favorite restaurants for a casual dinner has fallen victim to its new parent company. Food was not near the standards we have come to expect, even the pretzel fondue had stale pretzels. Sad
Great food and the service was excellent. I will be going there again and again. Had a great time.
No complaints! Ended up here because our original choice was too loud and crowded and it was a great switch. Service and food both were great and the atmosphere is awesome.
It was a busy night but all went well. Our waiter was excellent.
Thanks for coming by, Joe! So excited to hear you had an amazing experience. :) Hope to see you in again soon!
Wonderful time! Great food!
Good food, but Noisy.
Hi, SP123! Thank you so much for coming in last week. Noise levels can tend to get a little high with our live music Thursdays-Saturday evenings. Other evenings tend to be much quieter and more intimate. :) Hope to see you in again soon! Best, Rachel Smith Restaurant Manager
Great food and service as always.
So thrilled to hear you enjoyed! Thank you for coming by!!
This is a great spot for a casual meal. We ate outside because: 1–weather was warm, 2-inside is much louder. Started with drinks and the “pretzel-balls” (golf ball size and shaped pretzels) with a great warm cheese sauce for dipping. Plenty big enough for two+. Had the steak salad which is a tossed green salad with blue cheese and a choice of sliced, broiled, steak on top. Really good if you want to avoid more starch. Our waitress was friendly and efficient and stopped by several times to check on the order. We passed on desert, but the menu looked great. They offer valet parking, but the parking garage is about 100 yards away. All in all, a very nice experience and we recommend it!
Thank you so much for stopping in, Geobear! I definitely recommend the peanut butter rocky road bar next time you're in. :) Best, Rachel Smith Restaurant Manager
Great meal. The pretzel appetizer and the chocolate bar dessert were amazing. Even though the atmosphere seems sort of blah and not very interesting or inviting, the service and food make up for it. I would go again in a heartbeat.
Food was only ok.
Excellent food and even better service. Great atmosphere as well.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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! :)
Brothers birthday, Dad hard to please and everything went great!! Servers, to food and overall service great.
Amazing! So excited that we made your brother's birthday special :) Thanks for letting us know, we always appreciate it!
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.
Best Restaurant in TOWN!
Thanks, SassyStef! We like to think so, too ;)
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.