Mowry & Cotton

4.3
205 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Welcoming a new era in modern dining this Fall. With the intense warmth and natural light of the Desert Southwest serving as its centerpiece, Mowry & Cotton brings the flame-cured indigenous flavors and textures of modern American cuisine to its lively, approachable setting.
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j
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Great food. Not enough staff but the staff they had was wonderful. Lots of families so the commotion factor is there. A little pricey

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The whole fish-sea bass was absolutely fantastic. It was a very large portion that could be shared by 2 people. The pheasant was rather dried. Outside tables and atmosphere were nice but the seats could use a little cleaning.

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M
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It’s nice, but not special or outstanding, it’s pretty pricey and at that cost, should be better. For the price you can have much better experiences in the area.

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JE
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

When we arrived, we chose to have a drink in the lounge while waiting to be seated. We were practically ignored. I had to seek service and they were not busy at the time. The service was very slow and the food was very sub par especially for a grand resort. I certainly expected more. I cannot recommend this restaurant to anyone. Over priced, under quality.

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MY
Saskatoon
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The restaurant was very good but it was at a Marriott Resort which made it very hard to get to with a long walk from parking to restaurant.

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F
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a late meal at Mowry & Cotton and thoroughly enjoyed the food and ambience.

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Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

We looked forward to brunch/lunch here as locals. Our server, Christian, was fabulous. Unfortunately, the burgers we ordered were not. The burgers had no flavor and I ordered medium rare while my husband likes his well done. The burgers appear to have been mixed up but it was hard to tell because both of them looked like medium. They had no flavor or seasoning, as previously noted. The french fries that were ordered were dry inside and had a hard crust externally. The best part of the order was the spicy potato chips.
Would not do this again; local burger joints do better. We expected better from The Phoenician as a major resort here in Phoenix.

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JW
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our steak & bass were good. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. Our only complaint was about the bread. Most mid-level (not crazy expensive/not cheap) restaurants will bring you some bread while waiting for your meal. We asked for some bread and were told it would be $8. No problem... we are fine fine paying $8 for a nice bread basket. What showed up was 2 pieces of toast. Literally, 2 pieces of toast. So, it’s not the biggest deal and like I said, we enjoyed our meal, but it was annoying to have to pay $8 for that.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mowry & Cotton IS date night. Veal meatballs are to die for. M&C, yes.

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JC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The peppers were fantastic! Generous portions. Excellent food all around!

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 4

We had an 8:30 reservation , arrived at 8:10 and we waited at the bar. We kept drinking and ordering bar snacks and waiting at the bar while those who arrived later than us, two separate parties, were seated before us. We know because we know them! This was an industry meeting at the hotel! We kept asking our hostess about our table and she kept saying we were “ in the computer”! Finally after I made a huge scene which is not something I like to do at all, we were seated! Service was extremely SLOW. Shame because the food was very good, after such horrendous service we never got an apology from the manager. It was bizarre.

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PH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted to end our extended weekend in Scottsdale on a high note and brunch at Mowry & Cotton was absolutely perfect.
The hotel was designed to maximize exposure to the sun and we took full advantage; we soaked up the sun from our perch overlooking The Phonecian’s pools and very well manicured grounds.
The food? Amazing! Yes, as others have mentioned, we started with the Monkey Bread and the Crispy Potatoes. Delicious! I loved the green chili pork shank. The meat was cooked to perfection and slid right off the bone. The salsa included two perfectly cooked sunny side up eggs. Her Avocado Benedict was rich and flavorful. What we didn’t realize was just how generous the portions are.
We didn’t come close to finishing our plates. Next time, and there WILL be a next time, we will regretfully have to order fewer items.
All in all a fantastic way to end our stay in Scottsdale.

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N
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Average at best. Typical hotel deal.

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

Brought my Mother out for her 70th birthday. The staff was very nice, accommodating and helpful, the food was of course awesome. I had been bragging this place up to her for a while and they lived up to praise I had been heaping on them. Thank you to the staff for the great time and making my Mom feel special.

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DA
New England
42 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Celebrated hubby’s 60th bday at the Phonecian with dinner at Mowry & Cotton. Due to the holidays, the resort was overrun with families and children. They were kind enough to accommodate my request that we not sit near large groups with unruly children and there were many unruly children. Sadly its the new generations that are to blame for raising these beastly children. It really makes fine dining difficult. Having said that M&C did all that they could to make my husband’s bday enjoyable. The food was excellent! Thank you M&C!

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RL
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We were told that kids under 3 ate free and that is not really the case. Were charged full price for kids meals.
Brunch service was very slow.

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C
Philadelphia
135 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice menu and food is delicious. Food is always served fresh and well prepared which is all anyone can ask for. Service can be hit or miss depending on kitchen and wait staff organization. We have had breakfast and lunch here during our stay. The menu offers some nice choices. Great Benedict’s, chorizo egg tacos, and huevos rancheros. Outdoor dining is nice enclosed and heated area, but can get cold during mornings.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a date!

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R
Houston
41 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

First let me say that we were staying at the hotel so had breakfast at this restaurant every morning and breakfast was great! Since most restaurants were closed on Christmas we decided to try Mowry for dinner that night. We were told that they were having a special Pre-fix Christmas dinner. I had assumed the restaurant would be decorated festively and so we dressed up, expecting a lovely dinner. It was Quite the opposite. Our waitress presented the menu and then told us that we could have the Christmas dinner ONLY if everyone orders it. Well, two of my adult children are vegetarian so they did not want that menu, therefore no one could have it. Then 3 people ordered short ribs and 15 min later we were told they were out of short ribs. They then ordered steak and other dishes. In a nutshell...the steak arrived raw and was not edible even after re-cooking. Other things were terrible and returned, including two of the salads. Would NEVER go back!! Totally ruined what should have been a beautiful evening.

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HL
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

Food one small step above Denny's. Lovely hotel, restaurant seemed like and was where you would go for breakfast in a hotel.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Christmas eve dinner with family

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful! Service was very friendly, food was excellent, drinks fantastic. We will be back!

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R
San Diego
26 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous time- food, service, ambiance by the fire!

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NO
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, wonderful setting

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TK
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Lack of service, first tim

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MM
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our first time. A good experience but I'll offer some constructive feedback from our party of four. We sat inside but if we'd known how great a dining patio they had we'd have sat outside; next time. Efficient server. Food was rushed out a bit after ordering to get us in front of a very large party. Food was very good, all around the table. Here's our most significant comment: The sides were touted by the server as being ideal to share, we ordered several. There were NO spoons or other serving utensils that came with each side. Always, but especially during cold and flu season why would you expect each dinner to use their own spoon or fork to serve themselves. We asked for spoons and got them. Such a simple thing to send out something from the get go with each side. This has happened at other even more pricey restaurants too. We don't get it. So solid service, excellent good and a pretty restaurant. We will return.

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MO
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

The food was good, nothing that we ordered was particularly outsatanding, but the value was outstanding!
The serving staff could use more training because the ice tea and water were not filled without asking. And knowledge of the menu was not strong.
Overall experience was very nice!

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner. Our server Jaquline was outstanding!

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Went there for a birthday brunch, told them in advance but was not acknowledged. I know they do strawberries for birthdays but didn’t get that. Service was very slow. Took 20 minutes to get coffee and creamer was old. Ordered blood orange mimosa but got something else. It took another 20 minutes to get the right one. Food was ok, nothing special. Had burger and chorizo tacos. No manager around. There is a DJ, she was playing really nice music and it wasn’t loud. She’s the only good thing about the restaurant. I love the Phoenician but I don’t think I’ll go back for brunch. I’ll stick to the steakhouse and high tea. Very disappointed

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Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 4

The restaurant was understaffed, and the hotel was at full occupancy. The food was mediocre at best. When asking the bartender to make a virgin spicy cocktail, the waitress came back to inform us they were making a virgin Bloody Mary...so not the best bartender either.

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SR
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Wonderful service. Creative menu. Loved the breakfast every day. Enjoyed my small plates dinner, especially the lamb tacos. Very fresh food. Very personal service.

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BE
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fabulous experience at the Mowry and Cotton celebrating my birthday with some friends. The food was amazing, ambiance was great and service was also very good. Will definitely be coming back soon!

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JS
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Server literally brought 3 appetizers and entrees within 5 minutes of each other. Terrible experience.

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CE
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We very much enjoyed the Patio Anniversary Brunch on our anniversary. Special treatment, great food and our server, Christine, was wonderful!

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TM
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Competing music: pool v event
Entrees brought out cool
Tuna not seasoned and tasted bland.
Cocktails really good, bread and desert were delicious.

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LU
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good and would definitely go back.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Awful service. Below average food. Overpriced. The Phoenician used to be a destination. Now, sadly it is past its prime.

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DP
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely fabulous meal and a very attentive staff!!!! Great experience all around!!!! Can’t wait to return!!!!

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P
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Mowry and Cotton during restaurant week to celebrate one of my niece's birthday. The place is beautiful and service was very good. We had the squash flatbread, chopped salad, salmon, steak, and desserts. All very tasty. Will come back for brunch sometime.

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AS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for the restaurant week special for girls night out and it was amazing! We had an excellent time and will definitely come back!

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