Modern Oysterbar Chophouse

4.7
414 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Locally-owned and operated, MODERN OYSTERBAR CHOPHOUSE is not a chain or corporate restaurant, but an experience with hands-on owners and a tenured staff committed to creating an exceptional guest experience. Featuring steaks, the freshest oysters and seafood daily, guests will have a full size seafood bar that gives them ample room for dining as well as the experience of watching the raw bar chefs in action.

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Special menus

  • Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner!

    Nov 26, 2020 only
    Enjoy our Thanksgiving Feature - $54++ per person Modern Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner- Oven Roasted Turkey, Sweet Potato Soufflé, Pomme Puree, Sage and Apple Stuffing with Sausage, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry relish, Natural Pan Gravy. This menu was so delicious that you asked for it again this year!!!! Reservations from 1:00 PM to 8:00PM! Our regular dinner menu, with the exception of our "Hand Held " selections is also available.

Offers

Friday and Saturday Night live Music!!! 6 to 8 pm!

Starting Jul 16, 2020 · Wed 4:00 PM - 8:15 PM, Thu - Sat 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
After happy hour, stay to enjoy live music by Aussie Jim 6 to 8 pm! This is a great time to try out our new summer menu items: Maple Fried Chicken, Grilled Shrimp & Orzo Salad, New York Steak Sandwich, Baby Back Pork Ribs, Short Rib Pappardelle. Now offering our MODERN house burger during dinner hours, along with other hand held sandwiches, and full dinner menu.! Still featuring the freshest Oysters, Mussels and Seafood you expect from MODERN!!

Daily Happy Hour Wednesday - Saturday 4-6pm

Starting Jul 16, 2020 · Wed 4:00 PM - 8:15 PM, Thu - Sat 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Enjoy Happy Hour Blue Point Oysters, Steamed Mussels, MODERN House Burger, Crab Cakes and more! Stay after Happy Hour and enjoy Live Music Every Friday and Saturday night,with Aussie Jim Gregory from 6 pm to 8 pm!
What 414 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu! Over abundance of waitstaff all eager to serve any request. The food was perfectly prepared. You never felt rushed, nor did you have to wait to get a drink or fill a water glass. A very enjoyable evening out!

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Raffi
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found Modern Oyster Bar on Yelp a couple weeks ago while shopping in Scottsdale and was interested to try a new spot. They were booked and had no reservations available for that day which sparked my interest even more. I decided to take a leap and booked a reservations for our anniversary date this past Saturday to experience their happy hour.
At first glance I was a little worried but then we were greeted with Cat's warm smile and the ambiance was enticing. We were sat at a high top table and served By AJ.
To put it simply, the atmosphere was amazing and the service was top notch. From the happy hour menu we ordered the Baker's dozen Fresh Chilled Blue Point Oysters, Twice Baked Tater Tots, French Onion Soup and Dungeness & Blue Crab Cake and they made me a special drink with my favorite Mezcal in it. WOW everything was amazing! We enjoyed a complimentary slice of their key lime pie as well, that was phenomenal! The evening was so enjoyable that we booked, before we even left, another reservations in a couple weeks with out of town guests, as this is a place to enjoy with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent!

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viprachel
Phoenix
60 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a beautiful spot! We enjoyed the lovely outdoor dining area and the live music. Made my birthday special :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I noted when I made the reservation that it was a birthday celebration, but you would NEVER have known this from our experience.
Our server took our Starter order and after they came out: we NEVER saw our server for over 1/2 hr!! We had NOT ordered our main entree yet, but when I did, since I filled up on bread waiting, was no longer hungry (got it to-go). I can get fresher seafood locally (Nelson’s), so we won’t be recommending this restaurant to anyone; and will NOT be returning. So many great restaurants in Phoenix, but this is not one of them. FAIL!

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vipEmilia
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely spectacular, fun, delicious, delightful, friendly, entertaining Restaurant, cocktails, wine selection will satisfy the most choosy, oysters and all seafood is the freshest, prepared, and presented to perfection!
Somehow we always finish up in Modern, because it’s the best!

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vipHutlze
Phoenix
117 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated our anniversary here last year. We decided to mark this year’s anniversary in the same enjoyable way. We haven’t been dining out—carry out only since early March. We felt safe going early (during Happy Hour) to avoid crowds and sitting on the patio was within our comfort zone. Everyone was friendly “from a distance” and food was terrific, as always. When waitresses (I wish I recalled her name!)heard it was out anniversary, she surprised us with an amazing in-house made key lime dessert. We felt well treated and will be going back while weather stays nice!

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vipIreneL
Las Vegas
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was of good quality in a nice ambiance. The place was a little too busy and tables very close together so the atmosphere was less private and therefore too casual.

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LeroyN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was on point, steaks although over priced for non wagyu beef were perfectly prepared. Mixed drinks were extremely weak, restaurant was noisy and was not helped with the live music. The hostess tried to seat our party directly in front of the music. We would not have been able to hold any type of conversation. We strongly opposed this table. Hostess reminded us they were duly booked. I pointed out several empty, acceptable tables. She proceeded to seat us at one of them. We noted that the “worst table” in the house she tried to seat us at remained empty during our time there even though they were “fully booked”.

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AshleyJ
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent restaurant-- Food was great, live music was wonderful... We can't complain! GREAT for date night or double date night...

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NancyE
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous food, drinks, atmosphere and music! Always fresh seafood and exciting new menu options. Really great dining experience every time.

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SummerS
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed ourselves. The service and food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere! Beautiful decor, amazing food. Wonderful service!!

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lovegreatfood
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside (to enjoy the best burgers in Scottsdale, not kidding!), it was gorgeous! They have added misters to their outdoor seating area, it made the evening wonderful, well done Modern!! Our waiter was great, she made the evening even more enjoyable, thanks Denise! I cannot wait to return.

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vipMcDeere
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Knowledgeable staff, owner operated, take great care and good service to all. Awesome patio and spacious dining and outdoor seating. Great wine selection

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vipSammy
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and customer care! More quiet near rear of restaurant. Great space!

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KevinO
Columbus
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great night out for my wife and myself on our Anniversary! Thank you.

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StarlaH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal as usual, we could not ask for a better dining experience. Especially when compared with other more expensive restaurants. I have been to Modern Oyster several times now and consistently received superb food - we have tried meats, fish, salads and vegetable sides. And always first class, helpful and attentive service!!
After our last dinner out, my in-laws loved their leftovers again the next day, saying they didn't normally eat leftovers.
Live music out on the patio on Friday nights - almost make things seem "normal" right now.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Oysters were perfect, tuna entree left much to be desired. Don’t recommend the tuna dish

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BillE
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good and serice very good. Slightly more pricey than expected. Live music made it very enjoyable. Restaurant week stated prix price of $44 but actual menu price was $49 and limited to only 6 oz steak or 6 oz salmon. Oyters very cold and fresh but $40 doz. Definitely Scottsdale.

Modern Oysterbar Chophouse
Responded on September 30, 2020

Hello, Thank you for your comments! We have been running a summer Prix Fixe menu for 49++ that is printed on our regualr menu. We ran the same menu for RW, but all were charged the RW price of $44++. The Choices were Manhattan Clam Chowder, or Caesar Salad, Choice of a 6 oz filet, Salmon with Orzo, & the third option was Grilled Jumbo Shriimp with house made Lemon Pepper Pasta. Dessert was Key Lime Pie. We thought this was a fair deal and are sorry you did not feel you recieved a good value!

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INKBOY
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

The food was great and out server A.J. was fantastic !. The noise level is horrible. Couldn't carry on a conversation with any one at my table. Disturbing

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place

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TinaMalsom
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW, fourth time there in 6 weeks and we are in love with this place! Food is outstanding, ambiance is great, service is fantastic! Highly recommend!
Tina Malsom

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JustinP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Wife and I went here on a date night 9/19/2020. I made a reservation at 830pm to avoid the live music (not our vibe and stated that live music is from 6pm-8pm). Musician played the whole time till 9pm, he was good but they sat us directly next to him outside and it was hard to communicate with staff with masks + the noise. After playing the musician proceeded to argue about his bill with the waitress and another patron that was visibly and audibly intoxicated.

The food was 3/5. Our oysters were GREAT, my steak was average and the mash potatoes were average as well. My wife got scallops and commented that they were rubbery but had good taste. Our drinks were great.

Service was also 3/5. Very slow, sat for 15+ minutes before anyone came to our table and 15+ minutes again at the end to get our bill as our Uber was waiting. Our server was very nice but pushy (talking down to us about not ordering another round of drinks or dessert). What saves the score from lower than 3 is she comped us 1 drink (said the bartender accidently made 2) and she brought us cake after we declined dessert.

Overall, I would not come back but I'm glad we tried it. Expected more from a meal that averages over $100/person.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience had fun and tip my server 200 dollars after given fresh fresh sea food

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was great and environment was relaxing allowing us to enjoy our meal. The piped in music was a little loud but once live music started the sound level was perfect

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Foodie4life
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Brian as our server and we couldn't have been happier. He was quick, knowledgeable, and there whenever we needed him, but was not "overly attentive" as you can sometimes find these higher end restaurants.

We went in for restaurant week but strayed a little from the pre-fixed menu. Both the Filet and Salmon were cooked perfectly and the red wine reduction was heavenly. We enjoyed a nice bottle of wine with dinner and the live music topped it off! Completed dinner with MOBCH's key lime pie which one of the best key lime pies I've ever had. Restaurant week or not, my wife and I will be back.

Thank you Brian for making Date Night a wonderful evening. My birthday is the 23rd of this month and we may just be back in!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great!! Love the location

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Jared
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! We will be back for sure.

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KelliB
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVED THIS PLACE! The ambience, FOOD, service - everything - we had grilled and fried oysters - They were perfection! I had creamed corn and wild mushrooms - making my mouth water just typing about it - Hubs had maple fried chicken and some killer mashed potatoes w andouille sausage gravy- OUTSTANDING! Gotta go again/ YUM!

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vipGerry
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Steak was servely overcooked and waitress never served my Desert which was part of the meat I ordered

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NickS
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and family feel. The staff did not rush the evening and allowed us an incredible experience. The food was amazing and topped of with an outstanding wine list. I highly recommend this place.

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Benjyfly
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience5

The oysters are great. Everything else isn’t.

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LexxBirthdayDinner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Modern was everything I hoped it would be. Ambience was perfect. Service was impeccable. Food was incredible! I ordered the mussels Modern, a MUST order. I also ordered the prefix dinner. The steak was tender and flavorful. Mashed potatoes were super tasty. Overall an amazing experience!

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David
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Very disappointing from the table selection to a first drink mixed incorrectly to the incorrect doneness of our steaks (twice) to the fact that our side dishes were “missing” such that we had to remind them what was listed on their menu.
Just a wholly uninspired dining experience. We ended up leaving the restaurant without eating. While they did give us a gift card for their lack of quality and attention that one would expect at this level of dining, we walked away truly underwhelmed and disappointed, as this was one of our first nice evenings out since the outbreak of the coronavirus.

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vipBethaniaT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around great experience and food!! Thanks so much!

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lovegreatfood
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CE and Nancy are just the best. Their attitudes, personality and skill in what they do is greatly appreciated. We always feel they want to make our experience there the best it can be...and it always is! I strayed from my normal dinner fare, which I always love, and went for the steak sandwich, this is without question, the BEST sandwich! It was delicious! I will probably return to the fish or pork chop or lamb, but on an evening I'm wanting something different, this will be my go-to! And I didn't mention their entertainment, incredible voice, have loved every song selection, it's more like dinner and a concert, except not loud. Thanks Modern, you do it all extremely well!

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vipJinkojorg
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous time! Food is incredible and service is first class!!

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vipMart
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been here multiple times for a reason. Modern offers far more value than other “high end” steak houses.
Food, service, and drinks were all exceptional!

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bogdanpharmd
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I decided to make reservations a few days prior based on the high regards of others, live music on Friday (and Saturday), 3 course special, and the menu overall, as it was my first time to go out for oysters. My fiancee and I were greeted warmly and well attended to throughout the night by our waiter, C.E. We had one 1/2 dozen oysters, charcuterie platter, clam chowder (with unconventional tomato base), shrimp pasta, filet mignon, and key lime pie. We absolutely plan to return for special occasions. Thank you!

FAQs

Modern Oysterbar Chophouse offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 531-1400.

Modern Oysterbar Chophouse is rated 4.7 stars by 414 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.