Fat Ox

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Italian
Inspired by the rich culinary history of the Bue Grasso (fat ox) Festival of Carrù Italy, Fat Ox serves modern interpretations of traditional Italian dishes from acclaimed local Chef /owner Matt Carter and Executive Chef Rochelle Daniel.

The sleek 7,000 sq/ft restaurant features house made pastas, slow-roasted meats and seafood, an international wine list and a full craft cocktail bar to make for a truly special experience.
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K
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Pork dish recommendation was very very salty. Made it disappointing considering cost. Service was exceptional

T
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated mom's 80th here. Ease in and out (she is disabled).
Terrific food! We'll be back!

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There for a business dinner. The staff was phenomenal and all of their recommendations were delicious. Top favorite restaurant!

m
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t say enough great things about this place! My mom and I were looking for a really nice local restaurant to end our vacation on and this did not disappoint. Highly recommend!!

TM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Great! Service, Ambiance, Food & Drinks! Brent and Tamara always take care of my groups!

s
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time we sat down, our dining experience was wonderful. The owner brought us each a glass of sparkling wine. Our waiter, John was perfect. Can’t wait to return.

AJ
Phoenix
63 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once Brent Rumph took over from our first inept waiter we had a Marvelous meal, superb service and all one could ask for in a great restaurant. We'd been there a number of times before, but this was THE BEST ever.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Waiter talked about himself too much. Both of us were I'll after dining.

SO
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I cannot say enough good things about this restaurant. They made our celebration dinner EXTRA special. This is literally the PERFECT date night spot - the food is always incredible, the management and staff is amazing and so nice and we feel like family when we come in. Last time I was there I was pregnant and they remembered us and I even showed them pictures of my baby. I will always think of Fat Ox anytime we want a special night out, one of my TOP restaurants to go to. Love that we are so close by.

j
Columbus
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful - the service, the food, the environment. We’re vacationing for our anniversary and wanted a local spot to enjoy dinner. We definitely found it! A gem worth visiting!

NM
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Totally disappointing food for the prices. It was edible, but it wasnt good. Pasta had very little flavor, steak was crumbly, and the salmon was soggy and tasted like it was soaked in brine for way too long and wasnt fresh. Service was fine, our first course was extremely late and the manager came by with the cliche "we dropped all your food so we are remaking it" not sure I believe that. They comped the pasta, which sweetened the deal and frankly was the main highlight of the pasta, cause free bad pasta is better than nothing I guess. They served affogato in a glass, like it was a milkshake. Where do you get affogato in a glass, all mixed up like a malt shop? Seems like something olive garden would do. Fat Pass if you know what's good for you.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, service, ambience. Made for a great night out for a special occasion.

a
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been wanting to come back here for a while and so glad that I did. The food and ambiance are fantastic.

p
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were here to celebrate our 7th Wedding Anniversary. We sat in the back room which was great at first because we were one of three occupied tables but as the room filled up throughout the night, the noise was a bit much. We shared the Affetati Misti, which was a cheese and meat board. Our next course was the Rosso Crest Di Gallo which was a pasta cooked in red wine with duck sausage. It was delicious and rich but (to me) it was a bit over salted. We also had the newly added Mediterranean Branzino which was a definite must-try. Sweet and perfectly cooked, the branzino was dotted with garlic aioli. We were perfectly content after all that and then our waiter told us that the chef had a surprise for us. He brought out a beautiful slice of tiramisu with "Happy Anniversary" written on the plate at no charge to us. It was such a sweet gesture and it made our night perfect. Thank you to the staff at Fat Ox, it was a night to remember.

B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 4ambience 5

Pricey for the quality of food..
roast chicken and fillet is salty.

l
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

My first experience at the fat ox will also be my last. My husband ordered a fillet asked for medium well with no sauce it came out with the sauce so the waitress sent it back to the kitchen. When it came out for a second time it was rare so we sent the steak back again. The steak was gone two minutes came back out medium rare. The general manager who would not come out and apologize to us instead of comping my husband's meal decided to send us out a nine dollar dessert even though we had paid $42 for a steak.

LA
New Orleans
33 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The wait staff was good and attentive. All of our waiter's dinner suggestions were good although he did try to oversell us on the expensive items. All passing staff was attentive as well and assisted us even if not our waiter. Food was great.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Servers are attentive without being overbearing we’re incredibly knowledgeable about every food and drink item we asked about. Very reasonably priced for an upscale (not quite fine dining but not too far from it) - money well spent on wonderfully prepared food. Had a minor accident involving a carafe of coffee but even that couldn’t damper the glorious food and exemplary service experience.

RS
Phoenix
82 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

VERY BUSY,BUT GREAT SERVICE AND SPECIAL FOOD.NICE EVENING!

BD
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great ambiance. Will be back next time we are in Scottsdale.

JM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 47th Anniversary, it was a great call to go there. The staff was great, the dayshift manager let me in early in the day to leave a floral arrangement.

Our waiter Jason was pleasant, suggestive, descriptive and overall fun and easy to communicate with.

Our dinner selections were flavorful, appealing and portioning was spot on.

Our waiter along with the chef and management were gracious to offer dessert gratis!

I recommend Fat Ox, as a special occasion locale and certainly as a casual drop in to the bar or patio!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Poor service and the food was below average for the price. I would not recommend this place to anyone. Plenty of restaurants in the area with much better service and food.

SD
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an initial issue with seating with our reservation. The hostesses seemed a bit stressed. The person who seated us didn’t smile. We sat for about 15 minutes without anyone coming to offer water or greet us. Mince we spoke up, everything improved. Brian was our server and was fabulous! The rest of the evening went grea.

M
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

You will not be disappointed with a visit to the OX. Consistency acroos the board is a hallmark of the establishment. Every entree we have tried has had both originality and a culinary delight.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for restaurant week and were blown away! The portions were big and food was absolutely delicious! The overall experience was fantastic!

J
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a really good dinner! Wine selection and food were terrific. Our waiter was average and at times dismissive. We would go back for sure and ask not to be waited on by that person .

LS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience! Beautiful remodel of the space

KS
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and our server, Emily, was fabulous!

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always, A+ service, thank you Brian!

R
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic time at Fat Ox. The food was great, the service was excellent and they have a really good wine selection. Definitely worth checking out!

OT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food delicious but too loud. Next time I’d ask for an outside table.

CH
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Menu was extensive and interesting for all tastes. Very noisy in the bar and main restaurant. Service was excellent.

m
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

This was our first time at this restaurant. It was crowded, but well managed. Bar staff accommodating. Friendly wait staff and the service was impeccable. Enjoyed the food, well presented. Definitely will be back!

DA
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fat Ox was amazing!! Highly recommend. Can’t wait to go back!

r
Phoenix
101 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

What an excellent restaurant week; everything was fabulous; cant wait to return for dinner soon!

l
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, great decor

ME
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The 3-course dinner was outstanding. The service and attention we were given was terrific. We will definitely return for a regular meal and/or happy hour.

DS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service!

U
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

We were sat next to the kitchen door (yay - thanks for that!) and the servers next to the kitchen were so loud, the noise of silverware being dumped & dishes - it was so loud and awful. Our server was good and the food good, but this atmosphere was terrible plus the bar noise was loud, which we were also next to. I had requested a quiet table in my reservation for a reason, but this was ignored.
If you can sit outside, then it is nice but this restaurant needs to do some noise control in the ceiling or something.

h
Grand Rapids
16 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Service wasn’t very good. One of our guests ordered her filet medium rare which it was still medium well. Another steak at the table was ordered medium rare & it was cooked perfectly. Dessert for a few who ordered off the restaurant week menu was brought out before the order was taken from the rest. We got to watch them eat their dessert & then they got to watch us eat ours since that didn’t come out for several minutes after they were done. It was not that busy. Disappointed for a first visit.

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