Grassroots Kitchen & Tap Scottsdale

4.6
719 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Happy Hour
Devoted to the craft

Founded in 2011, Grassroots Kitchen & Tap is a family-owned and operated restaurant with locations in both Scottsdale and Phoenix. Serving lunch and dinner daily, Grassroots tempts with a from-scratch menu of classic Southern-influenced American cuisine, polished service-first style and friends and family-focused vibe. Putting the "Tap" in Grassroots Kitchen & Tap, enjoy an extensive menu of craft beers and wines (both available on tap) and signature cocktails - all served in a distinctive rustic-yet-modern atmosphere highlighted by colorful Americana artwork and expansive dining patios.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Southern, American
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(480) 699-0699
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Common Ground’s catering division is a full-service company dedicated to executing flawless events of all sizes. Custom menus, dietary restrictions, creative beverage pairings, and off-the-wall requests are our forte, so share with us your vision, or we’ll cook something up for you. Our dedicated catering assets, from kitchens to delivery vehicles and trained service-centric staff ensure that you’re event, whether intimate or extravagant, is memorable.

To set up your next cater-out, please contact us at catering@commongroundculinary.com.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Via de Ventura
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
719 reviews
4.6 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
72%
Very Good
21%
Good
5%
Fair
1%
Poor
1%
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LC
4.0Dined 7 days ago

Always a pleasure to spend some time at Grassroots!

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JT
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

Michele(not sure of her spelling) was very patience, helped us if we were trying to get something that wasn't on the menu(brussels sprouts). She was always attentive to make sure everything was okay.

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DK
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

I had a friend in town from Seattle staying nearby and we wanted a good restaurant at a reasonable price. I have been to Grassroots before and enjoyed. My friend had the lobster bisque, trout and shoestring fries. My daughter had the short ribs and I had the blackened redfish and lobster bisque (well, whatever my daughter didn't eat!)
While the bisque didn't have a lot of lobster chunks, the flavor was spot on. The redfish was delish as was the cajun orzo. My daughter loved her ribs too.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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RR
4.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Our third time eating here over the last three years. Food was good but not exceptional like I remember in the past.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Very friendly and efficient staff. Food was excellent. Highly recommend.

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t
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Business lunch. Great atmosphere, both my client and I really enjoyed our meals. Loved that the ice tea came out in a frozen glass.

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MD
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018

Our first visit there was a great one. Delicious food, generous portions, attentive staff- a wonderful meal!

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JW
3.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Unfortunately, I had the special (scallops) and spicy grits recommended by the server. The scallops were a bit tough to chew. It was an OK meal but not as good as I usually experience there when ordering salmon.

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SD
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

Great place. Warm friendly. Great food

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a
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Went for Father's Day Happy Hour. We used the Happy Hour menu and ordered 3 of the shareable plate items for the 2 of us. Had plenty of food and enjoyed cold beer with the meal.
Would definitely do this again and bring friends. Have never been disappointed with the food or service. Highly recommended!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018

The food was phenomenal! Definitely enjoyed the salmon and asparagus. The grits were amazing as well!!!

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D
4.0Dined on June 16, 2018

Farmers salad with ahi tuna as an appetizer is the way to go.

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SG
4.0Dined on June 15, 2018

I'm only disappointed that electing this restaurant for lunch, didn't result in any OpenTable points. I'll most probably book somewhere else for future lunches back because of it.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018

Freaking awesome! Great food! Great service.

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WS
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Overall, a good experience and wonderful ceviche.

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SD
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

Great food, great service and great atmosphere. The pork chop is the best in town.

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L
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

It was our first visit. We had tasty, interesting food and a fantastic key lime pie. The coffee is served with personal sized cream pitchers. Our server was prompt and very helpful. We will be back.

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k
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018

The food here is very good but . .something always seems OFF . Service is very attentive I suppose I would say I felt rushed. The people at our table were late leaving which is probably why we felt rushed and constantly interrupted to order by the server. I did NOT like my entree side dish and wished I would have asked for a substitution option. Honestly, I think their prices are too high.

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B
4.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Good restaurant food was delicious the service was excellent. We ate outside. The bench we sat on was a little uncomfortable.

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OT
4.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Great place

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N
4.0Dined on May 31, 2018

4 of us dining and everyone enjoyed meal. Favorite was grits across the board. Shrimp a little spicy in a good way but could have been bigger/better. Brisket (or short rib) sliders were fantastic.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

They have great servers and we always enjoy dinning at Grass Roots..

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BG
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Great as usual

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GW
4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

We went here for Restaurant Week. A very solid dinner, with larger portions than many other restaurants. Drinks are done well; service is good. Dishes weren't anything fancy, but hit that comfort food spot. Only thing lacking was that we would have liked a spicier or more vinegary sauce on the ribs; we thought the sauce was too sweet/bland. The best things we had were the poke and the shrimp w/grits.

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LA
4.0Dined on May 27, 2018

The service was excellent....but I would expect that since the owner/chef came from Bandera's which has amazing service. The food was good, not great, and I thought that their appetizer menu was rather limited. For our dinner, I had the blackened fish sandwich (they use mahi mahi) and it was good, but not as flavorful as I would like. My husband had their ribs and he thought that they were quite tasty.

Overall, I would recommend it as a great little neighborhood restaurant. We drove 25 miles one way to try it out....I did not think that it was worth a 50 mile round trip.

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AT
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Our Waitress was awesome and very accommodating. Everything on the menu looked good. The Miso salmon was one of the best pieces of fish I've ever had! Will go again next time in Scottsdale.

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AH
4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Chicken was bland, brownie was sad, almost cake-like.

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B
1.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Wait staff was great, they did their best to remedy a bad night of food. Food was awful. Son and I had brisket, was tough and sent back, replacement brisket was better but the flavor was not great. Wife had a chopped salad that had way too much cabbage and made her stomach upset. 4th in our party had the portobello sandwich and said it was very plain. With so many good restaurants in Scottsdale we have no reason to risk another bad meal at Grassroots!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

It’s all good!!

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JG
5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

We do our office luncheon's here. We all love the food.

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MJ
5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Grassroots food was delicious and memorable! My husband and I are foodies from out of town. We enjoyed two visits for dinner. We enjoyed tasty, well prepared, substantial dishes. We wish we had a restaurant like this in San Antonio!

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s
2.0Dined on May 21, 2018

We visited during Arizona Restaurant Week and a disappointing experience.
I booked a table for 2, inside dining.
We were sat outside, next to people who couldn't leave their two dogs at home while they dined out.
It took 18 minutes to be approached by a member of the wait staff.
Our first course was delicious and was the highlight of the dining experience. We both had the poke and it was very good.
My husband had the ribs and said they were okay but dry. I ordered the shrimp and grits and although the shrimp were good, the grits were very dry.
My husband had to go look for our waiter to get our check and a to-go box.
We had a great experience a few years ago but we will not return after our fiasco.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Always excellent!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Solid food and service as usual!

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DD
3.0Dined on May 18, 2018

I'm a long-time fan but was very disappointed this past week when we went there for a birthday lunch. Food was fair and not up at all to my many previous experiences. For example, there was an avocado peel in my ahi tuna salad, and the avocado was hard. They also rushed us through our meal.

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SS
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Grassroots Kitchen has become a favorite stop when we’re in the Phoenix area. Sam was our waiter & he was terrific. The food was fabulous, we split a salad (very fresh), then I had the spit roasted chicken & my husband had the redfish which were both well prepared & delicious.

As a gluten free diner I had a bounty of wonderful choices. When I saw “gluten free buns” on the menu, I asked to have one before dinner with my drink. The kitchen grilled it and it came out fast. Instead of suffering while watching my husband devour the basket of bread, I was able to satisfy my hunger with a savory bun. Bravo Grassroots!

The only negative were the misters that blew cool water on us as we sat outside. This is common everywhere in Scottsdale, even when the temps are comfortable out.

All in all a pleasant & delicious dining experience. We’ll be back!

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MP
5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Very good food. Comfortable outdoor seating. Service was outstanding which was a very pleasant surprise. This was our groups first visit here. Tried a soup, salad, fish sandwich and portabella mushroom sandwich. All very good. Menu offers many more options including fish and ribs.

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OT
5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Food was fantastic, service was superb, the wine was amazing. We appreciate you guys accommodating us 4 plus our pooches, it really made my mom’s mother’s day so much more special to have all of us there. Truly loved our experience here and we will be back for indoor dining during this summer heat!

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BL
4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Was a nice choice for Mother's Day. They also have a dog friendly patio.

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DC
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Chris is carrying on the family tradition of excellence and if anything improving on it !

We love both Wally's and Grassroots is our favorite. The food is very well prepared and presented, the servers proficient and personable. Grassroots Blackened Redfish is incomparable !

Amare is the best yet, a real gem. I'm not certain where you got her, but I'll bet they feel the loss.

Don Cashman

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