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Kitchen 56

4.2
188 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
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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
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Phone number
(480) 994-5656
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Private party contact
Ted Kundtz: (480) 994-5656
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Indian School Road
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Parking details
We have our own lot and also the lot across the street on the SW corner of 56th Street and Indian School.
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Entertainment
We have excellent LIVE MUSIC Sundays at 5pm with James Cowden
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
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4.2  based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
4.1
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Noise · Moderate
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vipSeda (Seattle)
3.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on May 16, 2017

Excellent salads, pizza was fantastic! Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  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.

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SVTM (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 1, 2017

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

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viptwofoodies (Phoenix)
4.0  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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Diego (Minneapolis)
5.0  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.

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DaveL (Phoenix)
5.0  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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vipMargaret (Phoenix)
4.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  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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FredS (Phoenix)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  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.

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Dk22 (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on April 1, 2017

Great place great food we were totally impressed!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on March 31, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on March 29, 2017

One of my favorites for everyday dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on March 16, 2017

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

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vipgridr (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on March 15, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Portland)
5.0  Dined on March 10, 2017

The kale & quinio salad was awesome

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USAFchica (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on March 4, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on February 28, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
4.0  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.

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vipMilky (Chicago)
4.0  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.

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BornIn91 (Tulsa)
4.0  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.

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Bosco288 (Phoenix)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2017

Great time! Cute patio!

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Tintaya36 (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2017

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

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Gand2Gs (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2017

As usual really noisy but waitress and food GREAT!

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MarkPhoenix (Phoenix)
5.0  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.

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