Phoenix City Grille

4.7
1711 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Phoenix City Grille is a central Phoenix institution, having opened in 1997. Nestled in the heart of the Madison neighborhood at 16th street and Bethany Home Road, Phoenix City Grille was built in the style of the old town tavern. It's a comfortable place for meeting friends where you can count on delicious food at reasonable prices.

Whether gathering with friends for happy hour, meeting clients for a business lunch, treating your special someone to a romantic dinner, or entertaining any sized group in our private dining room, Phoenix City Grille is a great destination.
Find out why people from all over the valley visit this cozy neighborhood spot.
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
44 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service from a young man who had gone to the school where we all had taught.
Great food !

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JohnS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time!

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jmmurray66
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phoenix City Grille never disappoints. It's is probably my favorite place to go. I have never had a bad experience there. The waitstaff is phenomenal. I have never had anything that even ventured to OK, everything is always outstanding. Its where I take my out of town guests.

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JenaferF
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I hadn’t been to PCG in YEARS. The restaurant has expanded quite a lot since last I was there. Some of the same items on the menu. Drinks were good, decently priced. Food was good, priced a bit high. Side dinner salad was $5.50– ridiculous!!! Service was excellent. Server was very attentive but not at all pushy.

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Bethcannon90
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch out with family, everyone’s food was delicious. Would be back again, loved the soups and short rib

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RobertT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took a friend from out of town to dinner to savor the halibut. Fresh fish at this restaurant is always outstanding because the chef is creative.

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vipSueD
Memphis/West TN
16 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sara was our server and she took great care of us. The food and drinks were great

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Penguin1957
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Thought the food was overpriced. The service was good but much better places to eat in the area for lunch at a better price.

Phoenix City Grille
Responded on September 3, 2021

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. We feel our prices are fair and competitive, and we source our quality ingredients from local purveyors while paying our staff a livable wage. We do appreciate the feedback and will work on providing alternative lunch options. All the best, Sheldon Knapp Owner/Operator

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BridgetB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, the service great and the atmosphere comfortable to visit with an old friend.

Phoenix City Grille
Responded on September 3, 2021

Thank you for the kindness, Bridget! We appreciate you choosing PCG!

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MarieS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a long lunch team meeting, our first time in person for over a year. They gave us a nice isolated table where we met for 4 hours. Our server was perfect for this, attentive but not disruptive. We agreed food was very good, a diverse menu. The location was perfect for easy freeway access. We plan to meet there regularly.

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HenryC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent birthday date night. I put a note in my reservation asking to get a quiet booth if possible. We showed up 20 minutes late, they still accommodated us with a booth, AND provided a complimentary dessert of our choice. Our server was attentive and personable but never hovered.

Wonderful service aside, the food is another 5 stars on its own. I got the burger, because I'm boring and I get the burger everywhere. But this one was spot on - juicy not messy, perfect bun/patty/toppings ratio, crispy bacon, and delicious crispy shoestring fries.

Special shout out to the Korean BBQ sauce on the rib tip appetizer - the whole dish was delicious, but I still can't get over how good that sauce was. I asked if the kitchen would sell me a bottle, and I was denied. No problem, I fully intend on going back as soon as possible.

Phoenix City Grille
Responded on September 3, 2021

Thank you, Henry, for sharing your excellent experience! We greatly appreciate it and yes- we LOVE the korean bbq sauce too!! So good!

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vipcazenovia
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven't tried Phoenix City Grill, boy are you missing out. I am a regular for many years and I can honestly say I have never had a negative experience. From the servers to the food to the atmosphere, this place is top notch. Not up for a full meal? there are many choices from appetizers to soup, salads, burgers, fish entrees. I have tried almost everything on the menu and I am never disappointed.

Try it, you'll LOVE it!!!

Phoenix City Grille
Responded on September 3, 2021

What a stellar review! We sincerely appreciate it and look forward to serving you again very soon.

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vipCiaobabie
Phoenix
116 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had not been to this restaurant in a long time. What I liked is what I remembered about it. With the push for healthy eating, good comfort food is hard to find. Phoenix City Grille is one of the best and last oases for comfort food in Central Phoenix. The small plates/appetizers are unique and many are enough to be a meal by themselves. I had the Tillamook Cheddar burger-simple, big and delicious. They have wonderful desserts (when it is getting harder to find a good decadent dessert in town. I wish I had had more time (went there for lunch) to eat more food!

Phoenix City Grille
Responded on September 3, 2021

Thank you for the thoughtful review!

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AnnaJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always love the food and consistent service here. It's a great place to bring out of town guests. Feels old school cool but updated in current and diverse menu items and drinks. DELISH!!

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vipChas
Phoenix
95 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

It was a shock to get the shortribs at room temp and no wine reduction. Companions filet was excellent, First time it was less than we've known for so many years.

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DebE
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go for the Fish Special! It's always amazing

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vipAngelaC
24 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great find - neighborhood gem! Food was delicious and service excellent!

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CharlesO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Ordered the daily special burger medium and it was over cooked; dry and not impressive. Seems to me that the restaurant is living off its reputation and not the quality of the food.

Phoenix City Grille
Responded on August 14, 2021

Hello Charles, We are so sorry to hear we missed the mark on your burger. I can assure you this isn't our norm and we greatly appreciate you bringing this to our attention. While we take a lot of pride in our long-standing reputation for excellent food, we do work diligently to maintain it. We would sincerely like to make this right by you. Please reach out to me at sheldon@phoenixcitygrille. co m (no spaces) so we can discuss further. -Sheldon Knapp Owner/Operator

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LawrenceC
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed when we go there. Took family from out of town and loved it

Phoenix City Grille
Responded on August 14, 2021

Thank you Lawrence, we appreciate you stopping by!

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vipRobinR
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Not very crowded changes there vibe. Disappointed on presentation of famous corn cakes.. topping was just dry chicken cubes.. I preferred old way with chicken in sauce between two cakes. The shrimp in bacon was burnt and had to be sent back. Still dry and poorly cooked.

Phoenix City Grille
Responded on August 14, 2021

Robin, We have noted your feedback and will share it immediately with our culinary team. Thank you for lettings us know and we look forward to the next opportunity to serve you.

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DonD
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner very much. Our waitress was excellent and the food very good.

Phoenix City Grille
Responded on August 14, 2021

So glad to hear it, Don! We'll see you again soon!

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vipFoodieToo
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had great cocktails and s very nice meal before breading downtown to a theater event. Got us in and out to make our event without having to rush. Bey nice time. PHG is one of my favs!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood gem with good food and wonderful staff!

Phoenix City Grille
Responded on August 2, 2021

Thank you! We truly appreciate the kindness.

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vipleel
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at the Phoenix City Grill after meeting the chef at another event. Well worth the trip. Excellent Sunday brunch. You will not leave hungry. Drinks first rate too.

Phoenix City Grille
Responded on August 14, 2021

Love to hear this, thank you!

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Aubrey
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and fun atmosphere! We will be back.

Phoenix City Grille
Responded on August 2, 2021

Thank you for the stellar review, Aubrey! We're looking forward to serving you again very soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time dining at PCG was a great experience! The food was delicious and we enjoyed the selection of local wines. The cornbread is highly recommended as it was a great starter to our meal! Will definitely return

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vipDianeH
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Enjoyed the variety of the menu. Food was very good. Good service.

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vipForrestR
Phoenix
65 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Martini = A+
Special = A+
Service = A+
What more can you ask!!

Phoenix City Grille
Responded on August 2, 2021

Thank you, Forrest! Always a pleasure!

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DougR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This fun and fantastic restaurant really needs to be included in the regular rotation of all Phoenicians. An excellent choice for lunch or dinner.

Phoenix City Grille
Responded on August 2, 2021

Thank you for the great review, Doug! We certainly appreciate it!

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buffalobill
Las Vegas
17 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always find the food here to be fresh and delicious. The other 4 people at our table all raved about how good their food was too. The server was wonderful and the ambiance is nice. I could actually hear the other people at my table which was really great since lately the restaurants have been too loud to even have a good conservation.

Phoenix City Grille
Responded on August 2, 2021

Thank you, Bill! We are thrilled you all enjoyed your dinner, service and ambiance.

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frankc
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table and fabulous waitress
Such a friendly place and fabulous food!!!

Phoenix City Grille
Responded on August 2, 2021

Thanks Frank!!

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Lin52
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phoenix City Grille never disappoints. We met a friend for dinner last night. She was late so we split the eggplant bites appetizer...thin slices of eggplant fried to a crunch drizzled with a balsamic reduction, topped with goat cheese and arugula. The perfect starter.
Wine pours are healthy and our server was excellent.
We ordered the PCG pasta, a half serving of short ribs and the eggplant sandwich. All delicious!

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vipMikel
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

2nd time and 2nd chance. Nothing special and no wow factor. Thank you but we won't be coming back.

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CandaceO
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always good food and drinks. However, I was asked if it was a special occasion (online and in person) and, yes, it was a birthday. But, no cake no dessert, no nothing. Don't ask if you're not going to offer something to the person we are celebrating.

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BernadetteD
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu & service! Didn’t feel rushed & felt taken care of!

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vipjbee
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phoenix City was always my husband & my favorite restaurant. Now I'm treating my Son and Wife to the same great restaurant, our dinners were delicious, I even took a pie home for desert. It was delicious, so glad I decided to partake in that decision. You'll be seeing us again and again. Thank all of your employees, from the water delivery gentleman to our friendly waitress, sorry I can't remember her name, but she's a keeper. I always choose a fish entree and my Salmon and sides were delicious.

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Cherylbrn
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and the food was outstanding. Service overall was great. It's our favorite restaurant...never disappoints!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent first visit to the Phoenix City grill… we enjoyed the bacon wrapped shrimp appetizer and both had the prosciutto wrapped pork tenderloin for dinner. Presentation was beautiful and the food was perfection! We will be back, for sure!

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vipHippieg
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great to be there, especially after this past year! Lively, excellent food, excellent service…one of our favorite places!

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DougD
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Main entree menu is only about 8 items but it was all good. We had four different dishes and were happy with all of them. We were seated immediately and the service with top notch.

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Phoenix City Grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (602) 266-3001.

Phoenix City Grille is rated 4.7 stars by 1711 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.

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