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About Kitchen 56

Kitchen 56 is a friendly retro yet modern neighborhood restaurant set in a quirky and sleekly remodeled 1960’s Garage. With a spectacular panoramic view of Camelback Mountain the 360 degree full bar is open to the large comfortable patio with sparkling fountains.

Try the succulent house smoked pulled pork sandwich, a light salad of mixed greens with cranberries, candied pecans, bleu cheese and citrus vinaigrette. Happy Hours are everyday from 3-6pm with food and drink specials. This is an original restaurant owned by locals. Get the flavor of the neighborhood, it's casual but cool. Serving lunch and dinner daily starting at 11am.

3433 N 56th St
Phoenix, AZ 85018-6101
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 11:00am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Brunch Served Saturdays and Sundays 9:00am-3:00pm

Cross Street:
Indian School Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 994-5656

Website:
http://kitchen56.com/

Entertainment:
We have excellent LIVE MUSIC Sundays at 5pm with James Cowden

Catering:
We cater food for lunches, dinner, and parties. We would be happy to talk over special menus and simply off menu selections. Call Ted Kundtz at the restaurant.

Parking Details:
We have our own lot and also the lot across the street on the SW corner of 56th Street and Indian School.

Private Party Facilities:
We can accommodate private parties on our patio or even the whole inside of the restaurant. We have the ability to cordon off part of the restaurant visually for private parties also.

Private Party Contact:
Ted Kundtz: (480) 994-5656

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Kitchen 56 Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (266)
Great for Outdoor Dining (140)
Fit for Foodies (125)
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Great for Lunch (115)
Good for Groups (92)
Kid-friendly (77)
Hot Spot (54)
Special Occasion (42)
Vibrant Bar Scene (39)
Great for Brunch (34)
Scenic View (28)
Late-night Find (26)
Casual (22)
Romantic (17)
Notable Wine List (15)
Comfort Food (14)
Fun (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Cozy (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Live Music (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
People Watching (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Great Beer (5)
Authentic (5)
Outstanding Value (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
Healthy (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Drinks were good, especially the grapefruit cocktail. Food average. Our waitress was very friendly but created a scare for us when she lost our credit card. The kitchen staff found it after 10 minutes of searching.

Tags: Comfort Food
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food2
ambience3
service2
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Excellent salads, pizza was fantastic! Will definitely return.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great little place with reasonable prices and great atmosphere. The wait staff was super friendly and patio was really nice. We came for brunch, which was good, and plan to return to try the dinner menu.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Brunch
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food4
ambience4
service5
value4

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Good food, great service at a place you don't have to dress to the nines for.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 2, 2017

I was impressed with the decor when we walked in the restaurant . We went to Kichen 56 for lunch and ordered the pulled pork sandwich. The sandwich was delicious. Our waitress was so friendly and helpful with our order.
I have already recommended Kictchen 56 to several of my friends.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite, Organic, Seasonal, Great for Lunch
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food4
ambience5
service4
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 1, 2017

Terrific vibe - converted gas station - great food and wait staff! One of my big fave's.....

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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food5
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Very relaxing. We sat outside on their patio. Delightful. The three of us picked two pizzas to share. Very good. The service was great. We will be back.

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food5
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 22, 2017

The service is good and the staff is friendly. One of the specialties are the Short Ribs and we both enjoyed them.. Excellently tender and flavorful. The patio is lovely on a nice evening.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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service4
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Great spot for a happy hour or special dinner, the menu was great and the pulled pork delicious!

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food5
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value4

vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Great beet salad and short ribs. Pizza tastes good but not cooked enough for us, even when asking for crispy. Very quaint place; nice staff. We'd go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual
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food4
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service4
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Please give me the open table credit. I have contacted you all and restaurant and it is still in limbo

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food5
ambience5
service5
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Saw on Check Please AZ. Was disappointed. I have NEVER paid $7.50 for a bowl of soup.
I also had the classic pizza. Arrived cool (a little warm) but soggy. Only ONE slice of tomato per slice.
Place was empty. Will NOT return

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food3
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Spectacular service. Sydney did a phenomenal job waiting on my family. The cocktails and adult lemonade are delicious and the food was just as good. Can't wait to come back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Great place great food we were totally impressed!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Organic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Casual
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food5
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 31, 2017

The burger was delicious and enormous! We also really enjoyed the cocktails and ambiance.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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food5
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value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 29, 2017

One of my favorites for everyday dining.

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food4
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service4
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Burger took a while to cook, but it was delicious. Chicken was cooked to specifications, cookie/ice cream dessert was off the charts. Server was extremely classy and attentive to our needs.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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service5
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Great food and great ambiance on the patio! Our sever Amy was friendly and very responsive.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Business Meals, Outstanding Value, Live Music
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food5
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 15, 2017

sexy female staff great tasting food real local spot . A little pricey for main menu but great happy hour

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date
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food4
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service4
value3

 
 (Portland)·Dined on March 10, 2017

The kale & quinio salad was awesome

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food5
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Great food , great patio, great view of Camelback, awesome servers

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Casual, Happy Hour
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food5
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service5
value4

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Went with friends loved it as usual. Had the 5 taco plate OPMG

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Very large and lively party in the "inside" of the restaurant, but we happily ate outside. Little water fall nearby. Beet salad and hamburger were delicious. Fries not quite crisp enough but good. Server was particularly noteworthy: upbeat, chatty, attentive, and efficient.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, People Watching, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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food4
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Appetizers were good and so were our drinks. Dinner was average. The place lacked ambiance not many people were there. Very bare and lacked decor. Don't think Ibwoukd go back again.

Tags: Quick Bite
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food4
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Kitchen 56 is a fun little neighborhood gem if you live in the Arcadia area. The service is great, they have a great choice of cocktails, and it's overall just a good place to take that special someone.

P.S. Jessica is a essential part of that wait staff.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 14, 2017

I remember this place in its former Configuration as an Enco gas station when I was a kid growing up in Arcadia. What they have transformed it into is as a restaurant is amazing! The food is quite tasty. You have to get the chips and sour Creme dip for a starter. KILLER! I had the Ahi Teriyaki and my wife had the salmon. We both agreed the Ahi was the superior dish. This is a great little neighborhood place. I just wish I lived closer than 12 miles away or I would be there like "Norm" at Cheers!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Great time! Cute patio!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Food was ok. Really good service though. The day I ate there was very noisy.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 25, 2017

As usual really noisy but waitress and food GREAT!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Always a great meal and great service. Have been coming to Kitchen 56 since they opened.
Our company even had a Holiday party there. The general Mgr. was very accommodating.
We have taken out of town guests here, and they never disappoint.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for a Date
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food4
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service5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 11, 2017

Really cool atmosphere with great flavor profile. Service friendly

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Looked for a neighborhood restaurant serving healthy food options, casual and not a chain. Couldn't have been more pleased with our meal, service and atmosphere at this converted auto shop gem! You can sit at the same bar either inside or outside, and get a table inside or on the patio.
Our waitress was warm, welcoming and very diligent on keeping our water topped up (it's the desert after all). Food was so tasty, fresh and served with care, and arrived quickly. Pretzel dippers = mini pretzel loaves served piping hot to dunk into beer cheese sauce. Kale and quinoa salad topped with ahi tuna was generous in size and the dressing was perfect: coated the salad but not overly so. The result was bright with hits of citrus and crunchy in a good way. None of that horrid carboard-ish kale. V. filling. The Bbq pulled pork sandwich was gone in a few minutes, and the pepperoni pizza was really big and satisfyingly cheesy with just the right amount of pepperoni. (3 dined).

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2016

So noisy could not talk. Steak very poor, tons of mashed potatoes to make up for the poor steak. Short ribs also poor. Again tons of mashed potatoes that were average.

Only good thing was the waitress.

Music was so loud you could not hear the people across the table from you. Music was just so so. I would have paid the guy to stop playing!

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food1
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service3
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 12, 2016

Great food, as always. The Happy Hour Menu is great for a light dinner. Street tacos (4) are $5. The chicken ones are the best. Also, the brochette with a caesar salad is a perfect light dinner. Love sitting on the patio. I will definitely visit this restaurant again and again.

Tags: Scenic View, Live Music, Quick Bite, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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food5
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 27, 2016

Used to be one of our favorite neighborhood places. But it seems to have taken on a somewhat haphazard approach to service, and the menu has been cut back (and was even more so when we were there and the pizza items were unavailable!). Such a cute location needs a bit more enthusiastic and interesting delivery!

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food3
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2016

mashed potatoes were the best - potatoes and butter were the strongest tastes, but the fresh-fried onion rings on top were like the icing on the cake. The fresh broccoli has gave the veggies that we need to gorge on this kind of tastie red meat and potato fare. Loved it.

Tags: Fun, Bar Seating, Tapas, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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food4
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 (Toledo)·Dined on November 12, 2016

What can I say but awesomeness about this place.

Had a table of 6, as we normal sit at the bar area, wings, wings, wings are the Best thing on the menu. If you get them trust me they won't let you down.

This place os like a home away from home and love visiting when ever I'm in town.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2016

I did not receive my open table points even those I told them twice I had a reservation

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 24, 2016

Sydney was our server and very quick, neat, patient friendly. Her suggestions and answers to questions were polite and warm... She kept eye contact with the person while answering questions. Sydney never hovered, nor were we were never left abandoned....

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2016

Great food and attentive staff. Dog friendly patio.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Casual, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Fun
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