Kitchen 56

4.4
46 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Kitchen 56 remains a unique and charming neighborhood spot — a friendly, often bustling, always casual, place to enjoy icy cold brews, delicious comfort foodie meals off the oak and pecan wood fires, wines by the glass or bottle, and smarty pants cocktails. Toss in some artistry by local musicians with some exceptional food and retro cool charm and you have your spot. Love + Local = Kitchen 56.
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Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had driven past kitchen 56 so many times and finally we decided to check it out. What a hidden gem! We loved our food and will definitely be back!! Yum!

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L
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Edamame is the best! Good food, nice atmosphere, reasonable prices....great neighborhood spot!

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I
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The steak was really good and so were the fries that came with it. The service was good overall except at the end. We had a reservation at 7:15PM, I was not sure how busy it could be. It is winter in AZ and we have a lot more people in town this time of year. Lucky for us it was not really busy at all. At 8:30 we were told to leave because they were closing. We were sitting at the bar finishing our bottle of wine and they turned out some lights and shut off the music and in an abrupt manner said, "in case you cant see, we are closing." It is not like we were ordering more food so I was perplexed. I know it was Monday but it was only 8:30....

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the experience was great. The service was personable and the food was great. Will definitely be returning.

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d
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and customer service! Would definitely recommend Kitchen 56!

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MC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun neighborhood spot! Nice for the patio or inside, especially for Happy Hour. I went yesterday to have brunch, cheer on the runners in the R&R Marathon, enjoy the music and neighborhood gathering. Very festive! The staff and servers were into it and fun. Nice food, friendly service, great ambiance!

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CB
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there several times while wintering in Scottsdale. Delicious food and quiet for lunch. We did not dine during evening or weekends when we have been told it is hard to have conversation due to the crowd. The food was absolutely delicious each time!

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a
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I had a pizza and my wife had a salad and they both were delicious.

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a
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

it was a great place. our first visit and Dina was a joy to have as our server

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BA
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It had been over a year since we visited Kitchen 56, and this was the first time since it had reopened. The food, service, and the ambiance were very good. Actually, the food was excellent, and was fairly priced. We will come back soon!

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, good meal

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drinks, apps, food, service, everything was fantastic!

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MD
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food didn't seem special. Fun atmosphere but the food seemed pricey and not interesting. Great drinks that were interesting though.

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FK
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My whole family enjoyed their meals. They also have excellent, creative drinks! Our server was wonderful. Highly recommend.

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JA
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried this place on a fluke and loved it! The atmosphere is inviting and even though the place was full, it wasn’t too loud for conversation. The menu was interesting for meat lovers as well as those of us who don’t eat meat. We all loved our meals. The service was fantastic- friendly, but very professional.

We will definitely go back!

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JG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was awkward. Food was simply perfection!!

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CJ
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly friendly staff; great comfort food. I'm already craving the cabernet braised short ribs with the shaved brussel sprout salad! The seared ahi with guacamole salsa and ponzu sauce was also delicious. We'll be back!

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o
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & service! It was our first visit. It won’t be our last!!!!

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RN
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We met friends for an early dinner. What I enjoyed was the atmosphere had great music playing, but you could still converse and hear well. The food was exceptionally tasty, and perfect portions. Very attentive staff!

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DK
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Mac and cheese had not a molecule of salt. We were seated before three other tables, they got their meals before us... all the fault of the waitress. The tip reflected our hunger...

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TL
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

Staff was kind and helpful. Food was overpriced and was not good. Curiously, I was asked how I wanted my salmon cooked (medium) and yet it was delivered over cooked.

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OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This food was absolutely delicious. We loved it and thought that the ambience was hipster cool,

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PF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved brunch celebrating our first anniversary. Great food and great atmosphere.

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ED
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent food was very good will definitely be back to try it out other dishes. Another cool thing was while we were praying at the end of our prayer and the waiter said in Jesus name so definitely a Christian friendly place. We sit outside which right now in Phoenix is starting to cool down a lot very good ambience and very quiet for date

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G
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were lucky to find this place while staying overnight in Phoenix. After we walked in I remembered seeing the restaurant on the television show Check Please!. We started with a appetizer of Short Rib Tacos we had four tacos with chipotle aioli, onion marmalade. They were so delicious I could of ate all of them by myself. For our main Entrée my husband had the Coconut and Sesame Crusted Tuna over hickory smoked pineapple, arugula,avocado salsa, and a side of ponzu sauce. The tuna was cooked to perfection. then you can taste sweet, smoky, creamy, citrus and peppery flavors from one bite. Yum!! I had the Atlantic Salmon that included asparagus and pineapple salsa. The Salmon was tender, with a sweet and spicy salsa. Yum! The waitress made the experience even better with her attentiveness and suggestions on our wine which paired perfectly with our food. We made sure with told the manager how wonderful our waitress was that night.

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M
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Kitchen 56 is decorated nicely and has a quaint and “cute” feel to it. Unfortunately, the rest of the experience didn’t match up. The food was just okay - nothing special or anything I would recommend. The “Wings 3 Ways” was the best dish we had - but you can get chicken wings down the street at JTs that will blow these away. Plus, they were $12 for 8 wings - kinda pricey for just 8.

We got the Baked Potato ($12 - with pulled pork and other stuff like cheese on top) but there were literally only 2 tablespoons of pork on it. The Tuna Entree ($18) was okay - the ponzu sauce saved it, but I wouldn’t order it again. Kids had burgers that were $11.50 each. Just basic burgers - nothing too spectacular, but whaddaya gonna do? It’s a burger.

Wife looked at the “Savory Grilled Vegetables” and they were $17. For grilled veggies? Hmmm. If they said “local farmers market hand-selection” or something then it might be worth a try, but no thanks.

Total bill with 18% tip (drinks were one cocktail and three sodas) was $100.

We’re always looking for a “neighborhood joint” that we can walk to since we live nearby. We’ve supported the restaurants that have gone in this space since Vatra Grillhouse first opened here in 2010. That didn’t last long, and it’s been Kitchen 56 since, with some different owners and different looks. They’ve made attempts to appeal to Arcadia, but it just hasn’t quite gotten there for some reason.

It’s really too bad, because Arcadia will embrace any local independent restaurant that puts out good food and isn’t too pretentious. Maybe we’ll come back someday and give it another shot, but with so many good restaurants around here, probably not. Sorry K56. We do want to love you, but ya gotta reciprocate.

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OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonder menu, staff and drinks fabulous!

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OT
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good, solid old-fashioned neighborhood bar and grill.

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KM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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G
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time I’ve eaten there since it reopened. The Cauliflower risotto appetizer was fabulous. The entre also was good as was the service and dessert (crepe brûlée). I would definitely recommend eating here and during nice weather there is a good outdoor area. Food and drink pricing is $$.

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BG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This used to be an old favorite before they shut down to shrink and remodel. We went soon after they reopened and service wasn’t great but food was, so wanted give them another chance. Tonight everything was terrific. However, the restaurant was mostly empty and it was a Friday night. I hope they make it - we waited so long for them to reopen!

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CC
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kitchen 56 was delightful. Great atmosphere, great service, great food. They accommodated all our wants and needs. Definitely a place to visit! CCCAZ

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MR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Been there twice and both times the service was just wonderful. Food was good and will be going back. Was so nice to be able to just sit and talk without yelling to be heard. Also has a nice patio. Everything was great.

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GG
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Inside was too cold for us so we sat on the patio. The waiter was friendly and helpful but so busy inside we were some what neglected which was great because we wanted to talk.

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j
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

we are neighborhood residents and long time customers of Kitchen 56. Since the reopening of Kitchen 56, the following has occurred. The physical restaurant is smaller but new, modern and sort of big city slick. That is good. But the food and the service are really bad. I actually believe some of the food comes out of a box and our neighbors were served their appetizers and main courses within two minutes of each other. Wont go back Jim from Arcadia

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g
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went late one night and sat on the patio for a quick and quiet dinner. The service, food and wine were terrific and just what we were looking for. This is a great neighborhood restaurant!

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m
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Really nice indoor/outdoor venue. Happened to hit happy hour so we had great street tacos, especially the savory shirt ribs, along with a salad and a glass of wine. Great quick meal at a great price.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were a bit hesitant to try because of some other reviews that talked about poor service, but we were very pleasantly surprised. It was a fairly slow Tuesday evening, but the service was good and the food was excellent. We tried the pulled pork sandwich and wings, but were cooked perfectly. Worth a try with a fun neighborhood vibe.

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The renovated/new Kitchen 56 is uninviting and I would not recommend it.

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r
Milwaukee
78 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A pleasant surprise. Our first visit. The food is delicious and the presentation eye-appealing.

We hope to return soon,

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