Mowry & Cotton

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321 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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TE
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff at the Phoenician are always happy and helpful. Always enjoy my dining experience!

GC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about this restaurant except for one thing: the DJ had her music volume so high we couldn't hear each other from one end of the table of six to another. We asked the server to ask her to turn down the volume and she did, but not enough for us to really enjoy our conversation. I don't understand why this happens so often... we don't come for a concert... we came for a meal and fellowship with friends. Everything about this restaurant helped us achieve our goal of a great meal, but the music was just a detriment to our conversation. If there is an either/or, I suggest getting rid of the music. On a delightful note, there was a woman with a Harris Hawk on her arm to "discourage" birds from entering the dining area. She was most interesting and friendly, being very free to talk to us about what she does and how she does it. And, it was very effective. Loved this! I would go back again, hoping that there was no music.

C
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good good. DJ played appropriate music for crowd, place, time. Seeing the hawk was cool.

K
Phoenix
323 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really nice! Service is fantastic! Sitting outside, the view is lovely!!

GK
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very spendy for what we received, I ordered the ribeye, medium rare- it came over done, Popeye’s has spicier chicken, and I would give them the benefit of the doubt and call it a bad day in the kitchen.

E
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for an eclectic choice of food. We enjoyed the Lamb tacos, pheasant soup, burrata salad, sea bass, salmon, scallops and the ribeye were expertly prepared and were delicious. Kid friendly options as well are available.

J
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large family dinner. Jacqueline provides amazing service.

BL
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Noise level is crazy, very small menu but the food is delicious.

JF
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved having lunch here with my daughter, cousin, and good friend. I'm a local and have been before. We have some lovely brief, salmon, fries, and flatbread but was very disappointed the phesant soup was not available. We had date cake and ice cream for dessert: delicious! Their coffee is also very good. Highly recommend, but I wish they had that phesant soup!

d
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We should have gone to Motel 6 to eat. The menu was "special for Christmas and it could not have been the worst most bizarre choices. When I jokingly and politely told the server how poor the menu selection was he had no sense of humor and avoided us the entire lunch. Had to constantly ask others to help us... Since Host Hotels took over the Phoenician its has degraded. The lobby bar The Thirsty camel (where we had to retreat to to try and get some decent food) wasn't open until 2PM And this was Christmas Day. Then at 2PM on bar tender was assigned to the bar with a lobby full of guests. It was a fiasco.

JH
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Imaginative menu. Jacqueline was great!

PA
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was really good and atmosphere. Waited quite a long time for dessert and then people hovering over us as we were the last ones. We sat by the door and they were opening cabinets and putting dishes/glasses away right behind us. Thought they could have waited as that was loud. Waiters ran right to clean table as soon as we left.

SH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Super clean and awesome server.

B
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went at 11:30 AM for an early lunch. Tasty food with delightful presentation, menu options superb, Mallory was knowledgeable, friendly, fast. The price was what we expected. What wasn't expected was the Falconer to come to our table with a gorgeous Harris Hawk (we encouraged him to visit with us).
So we learned about what an amazing venue this is as well as about Harris Hawks (the latter is excellent for keeping birds away from outside diners).

Lovely, memorable, and tasty time!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was delicious. Had the chicken flatbread and it was fantastic. Server was very knowledgeable but not perfect, which is what you expect at the Phoenician.

g
Amarillo
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Thanksgiving. Cold air coming through plastic curtain. We were our servers 1st afternoon seating. Room pretty empty. Service was pretty inattentive.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely expensive, extremely good!

BE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Setting towards pool area.
Interesting Concept with plattest to Share, Creative Menue
Outstanding service by Kacqueline

OT
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christine was FABULOUS for our large party. Thank you, Christine!

D
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overpriced and frankly mediocre food for what you pay. The famous bread buns where average at best, first batch served cold, second not much warmer. Not a bread snob at all, but these where below average.
Scallops are decent and almost cooked correct, slightly under cooked, but better than over cooked.
Steak was a measly portion although it was a good piece of meat.

The potatoes where smothered with sauces, really need to tell diners so you can order on the side.
Never had potatoes served this way.

Slow service added to the so/ so experience. $140 with tip and only one beer, no desert, way overpriced for what you get. The view sitting outdoors is nice, but not exceptional.
Overall do not recommend

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Service was weak, food took too long to come out and it was no longer hot by the time it did. Seemed like it had been sitting for awhile. Husband’s pheasant had a long hair in it. I had the chicken which did nothing for me. Friend had a steak, she also said she was underwhelmed. The food was disappointing for the price and the service was sub par. Would not return.

LM
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Outdoor lighting too bright but great after they turned it down.

GM
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The menu was limited. I thought brunch was have some breakfast and lunch options but the menu was very small. Service was a little slow.

RR
Phoenix
102 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

A major disappointment. The food was terrible. The sea bass tasted like dirt, literally. The cauliflower and Brussels sprout sides were so salty, they were inedible. The meatballs were so dry and overcooked, they were among the worst meatballs I’ve ever eaten. Subway has better meatballs!

Overall, this was the worst restaurants we’ve eaten at in a very long time. We will not be going back. In fact, if the food were free, we would not go back.

The service was also terrible. We waited 15 minutes for our bill to come and then another 15 minutes for someone to take it for processing. The food was delivered to our table and they had absolutely no idea who ordered what.

AVOID THIS PLACE!!!!

a
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Food was below average

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food. Extremely wonderful service!

g
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dishes, made for sharing, paired with amazing cocktails in a picturesque setting!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Loved everything especially the squash flatbread.

RP
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We had the Whole Sea Bass - a signature dish (for two). It was delicious; however the experience was marred a little. When the fish arrived, a small platter with lime creme fresh and five tiny tortillas was provided. Naturally we starting making little tacos and the five tortillas were gone in no time.

It took quite some time before we were able to get additional tortillas. During that time, we waited awkwardly, staring at the fish.

The presentation needs to be re-imagined. Either increase the size of the tortillas, or bring more up front.

L
London
24 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jackie and Dora are amazing. Jackie navigated the menu with us and we went with all her suggestions. The lamb tacos were delicious, the pork and the hanger steak were to die for but the sides were even better than the main courses. The sliced crispy potatoes were unbelievable. We can’t wait to come back. Great job Ahmet, Dora and Jackie.

SW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was super slow

MH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside and the ambiance was relaxing ad romantic. The food was outstanding and more than we could eat. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

PP
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Mowry & Cotton was okay. It was a pleasant atmosphere, sitting out by the pool. The service was a little slow and the food was missing some flavor to wake it up. The pot de creme dessert was the best thing I had and it was delicious as were the whoopie pies my husband ordered. Bravo to the pastry chef!

OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good. Great service. Loved the patio seating.

EJ
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went for Arizona restaurant week. Excellent food and nice menu but one of the only restaurants this week that did not include the drink with the $33 menu. The spinach salad was ok, not very innovative and slightly too wet . The salmon and roasted broccoli was delicious. The herb compote dessert was wonderfully done. However we did not find out until we got the bill that there was an $8 additional charge for the appetizer bread rolls which I found to really be “nickeling and diming” for restaurant week, as it is supposed to be an all inclusive menu, and it was just bread and butter. Seemed like a cheap way to get more money out of the customer. The service was sub par but in fairness we had a new waiter who seemed to be in training. Atmosphere was pleasant and relaxing overlooking the pool. Overall a great place but they could’ve done better for restaurant week .

OT
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dora was the best!

S
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week and sat on the patio. Great food and good views.

QQ
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Dinner is good. We love what we had for that night. We love the buttermilk bun and herb pot de cream very much. We ordered charred hanger steak and roasted salmon. I give 3 stars instead of 4 stars because it was my wife birthday . When i make the reservation, i did noted that it is for my wife birthday celebration. We are very disappointed that no one say happy birthday to her and her dessert plate has no happy birthday written on it. Our dinner didn't ended with what we expected.

j
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We went there to celebrate my husband's birthday so we dressed accordingly, however the majority of other customers were very casual, ie, T-shirts, flip-flops, not what we were expecting from the Phoenician. The food was okay, the menu pretty limited and service was lacking, again not what we expected from this resort restaurant-sadly lacking from previous restaurants here. We will not be back.

s
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Visited The Phoenician after a long time. Mowry &Cotton is housed in the same location where The Phoenician used to have their very upscale Weekend champagne brunch till the money losing proposition got too expensive.
The much shortened menu of the casual Mowry and Cotton restaurant was very good. The prices were a bargain, the food was good as the very best ingredients were used and the service was excellent. A shout out to Austen who took care of us. Also the fro-mosas were an excellent deal - 3 for $18. Throughly enjoyed the 2 1/2 hrs we spent there. Definitely will do a repeat visit next month!

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