Phoenix City Grille

4.8
1596 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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Safety precautions

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

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

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Starting May 9, 2021

Enjoy PCG Bunch from 10 am-3 pm. Dinner Specials of Filet Oscar & Chula Seafood Wild Alaskan Halibut available after 4 pm. All Mothers will receive a complimentary carnation.

What 1596 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJoeJ
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Great service.

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LouOn
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neither my friend or I had been to Phoenix City Grill in a long time, I’m putting them back in the rotation!

There was a period of time where I felt like they were slipping a good few years back and I stopped coming. I think they’ve really upped their game again!

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vipFoodie
New England
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perfect dinner before heading for the airport. Happy hour for drinks was great and I love being able to order a small portion.

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LucyLu
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the service to the food was outstanding!

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vipNeil
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

food was tasty and service excellent. Very varied menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First get together with a good friend post-pandemic. I’ve never known PCG to disappoint. For lunch, we ordered a Cobb Salad and Eggs Benedict. Salad was refreshingly chilled, eggs were hot and beautifully prepared. I added a bit a black pepper to my own taste. Portions were very generous. We were distanced from other diners; server was helpful, cheerful, patient with our ordering and lingering as we caught up. Perfect for a special lunch!

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MikeyD
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been doing take our from hete and are glad to see they are doing well. Great food, nice wait staff.

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vipJimB
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner after golf for our buddies bachelor party. Food was fantastic the service was excellent. We had a fantastic time.

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Viking
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

PCG never disappoints. Consistent service and food that is tops. Always a pleasurable experience at PCG.

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vipKarbear
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner with excellent service by the bar staff!

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SheilaR
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Every dish we have eaten has been delicious and ample quantity.

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BettyP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening and the food and service excellent. The salmon and flank steak cooked to perfection!

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LillianA
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoyed my lunch. I need to get over there for dinner soon

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CultureFiend
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

They had to set up a table for us, despite the fact that I had an Open Table reservation AND we called in advance to make sure we could get a table outdoors. Once we paid the bill, we were completely ignored.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
43 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic brunch; excellent chicken enchiladas and steak Benedict! Wonderful corn bread. Love this neighborhood gem.

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Katie
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

First time; most everything was great. Waitress was excellent. Noise level was pretty high but otherwise a great find.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic food and service!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food and service are gii

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DavidW
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the evening. Would recommend and will return.

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JimP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to the restaurant since pandemic. The great news is we found the same balanced menu, great food and great service. We will be back soon.

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Michael
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pricey for what you get. Ate dinner with my Dad and did not even order an appetizer or cocktail or glass of wine, only water, dinner salads and and an entree each (salmon and mixed stir fry - nothing special) and the bill was $72, $80 with tip.

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FoodieToo
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phoenix City Grille never disappoints! The Mule's were perfectly concocted and iced, and the food was excellent. I had the baby back pork ribs, a melt-in-your-mouth fav, and my friend had the beef short rib, which was also delicious. Always can count on PCG for a wonderful experience and meal!

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vipcazenovia
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, spot on service, good variety of foods, One of the best restaurants in the Phoenix area. Love that they take reservations.

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TrudiA
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our food was delicious and plentiful. We had reservations and were seated quickly, but we did not have any person from the wait staff to take our order, until I stopped someone and asked!

Once our food was delivered, everything went very well.

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MichaelC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food, comfort food with a little flare. Always has specials for dinner & they make a good dirty martini!

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JimM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No complaints. Enjoyed everything. We will be back.

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vipDerickB
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The specials are always amazing. During this trip w had the ceviche and grouper specials.
The ceviche was some of the best I have ever had. The fresh lime juice and perfect pieces of fish and shrimp with jicama, jalapenos, and onions.
The grouper dinner special was like a dessert perfectly grilled and garnished with strawberries, parsnip puree, and chocolate.
We will definitely be back and look forward to more great specials.

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vipForrestR
Phoenix
51 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent filet and salmon. Probably the best in the past year or so. Service outstanding with a martini and blue cheese stuffed olives. What more can you ask for? Thanks PCG.

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JoanneM
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Being WFPB can be challenging to find food options but PCG had great selections. I had the fall grilled vegetables, my son had one of the chicken dishes and my husband had the fish special. All were excellent. Would definitely return.

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CharlieH
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It has been over a year since I have ventured out to a nice dinner due to COVID-19, Phoenix City Grill has always been on my list of favorites. This experience was good, not great. When I made the reservation I did note the special occasion...no one acknowledged the birthday, in the past the host or server made a mention at the table. Service to refill beverages (iced tea and water) took a while after glasses were empty. The server misunderstood when she took the order and one of the entrees was wrong. It was taken off the bill at the end, appreciated that. Dessert...buttermilk pie was delicious!
I will be back, hoping this was just an off night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our 2nd time here in a week! So delicious!

Phoenix City Grille
Responded on March 2, 2021

How wonderful! Thank you for choosing us, we greatly appreciate it!

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vipLin52
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PCG is a longtime favorite. Haven't dined inside for some time and decided to give it a try. We werent disappointed. We had early reservations (6p) and were promptly seated.
I was determined to order something other than the corncakes and PCG salad (favorites) so I ordered the pork tenderloin. It was fabulous!! Came with fingerlings and green beans, and a delicious balsamic sauce.
My husband had the grouper special which he also loved. We splurged and had dessert -- their bread pudding with whiskey sauce -- mmmm!!
It was probably the best dinner we've had there.

Phoenix City Grille
Responded on March 2, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind review, Lin!

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Lyn27
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is just terrific! Can't wait to go back, get the short ribs again.

Phoenix City Grille
Responded on March 2, 2021

Thank you, Lyn! We love them too- yum!

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KarenT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I introduced 2 friends to PCG. This was the second visit with them and we were all very impressed with our meals. I don't think we will ever tire of choosing PCG!

Phoenix City Grille
Responded on March 2, 2021

Thank you for your continued patronage, Karen. We sincerely appreciate it!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Food and drinks were just good, but service was lacking. Not worth the high price of food for such small portions. Didn’t feel especially welcomed by host. Server seemed untrained and lacking in skill and manners. Then a large and very loud unruly party was seated next to us...let’s just say that a good rule of thumb is to seat large parties away from the typical smaller parties....it just made the whole experience that much worse for us! We won’t be back!!

Phoenix City Grille
Responded on March 9, 2021

Hi there, We wanted to take a moment to apologize for your experience. What you described is far from the high standards we keep for our service and ambiance. We sincerely appreciate the feedback and will use it to improve moving forward. If you would like to discuss further, please don't hesitate to reach out to me at sheldon@phoenixcitygrille.co m (no space). All the best, Sheldon Knapp Owner/Operator

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vipdrewp
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place - good food and friendly staff. The chicken and the short rib entrees are always delicious. Very polite and attentive waitress too. The owner cares and it shows.

Phoenix City Grille
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you Drew!

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vipJimW
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

We were there for the Valentines special. Turns out that our choice for entree was no longer available, nor was our choice for dessert. We were seated in an over flow area, which was over crowded and very noisy. We are fairly regular diners here for many years, and have always been more than happy with our experiences there. This time was a major disappointment.

Phoenix City Grille
Responded on February 17, 2021

We are so sorry we didn't get it right this time, Jim. We cannot tell you how much your continued patronage means to us and we're truly disappointed you didn't have an excellent experience. Please reach out to me at sheldon@phoenixcitygrille. co m (no spaces) if you would like to talk further. All the best, Sheldon Knapp Owner/Operator

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StevenA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Food & service I've been multiple times and they never disapoint. It's a must try if you haven't already been.

Phoenix City Grille
Responded on February 17, 2021

Thank you, Steven! Hope to see you again soon.

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Dugss
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day they ran out of Prime rib

Phoenix City Grille
Responded on February 17, 2021

The prime rib was a huge hit, so sorry about that. We sincerely hope you enjoyed your dinner and holiday. Thank you for your continued patronage!

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KaraleeR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

PCG is our go-to place for a casual meal or one of their special offerings. When I tasted the first bite of my beautifully plated Sea Bass I thought, "the most expensive restaurant in town could not be better than this!" Thank you, Sheldon!

FAQs

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

Phoenix City Grille is rated 4.8 stars by 1596 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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