Pomelo at The Orchard

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$30 and under
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American
Pomelo is a place for delicious, straight forward American food and drinks, with an Arizona twist. We pay attention to the details and use homegrown ingredients to create simple, traditional food with a bit of gourmet flair.
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Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Staff need training. Not knowledgeable about menu items and even after checking could not answer simple question about the chicken dish correctly. Most food excellent. Risotto Luke warm. Spaghetti bolognaise bland and watery.

OT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat outside, beautiful ambiance, excellent service, delicious food!

U
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love eating at Pomelo. There are few restaurants where I'll eat meat, Pomelo is one.
My favorite dish is the beet salad w steak.

j
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, good food and great patio! It was our first time and we will be back.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tammy and Savanah were great!

LN
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience. Food was very good and the service just as good. Would recommend to friends and family.

Have been to Pomelo numerous times and this experience did not disappoint.

K
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful place. Nice people. Awkward service. Quality fresh food poorly prepared. They are close but the chef and leadership must ensure the quality food is correctly prepared and flavored. We’re gonna give it a couple months and give it another try. Maybe we caught them in a less than perfect night (Thu.). Ck

L
Columbus
27 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance was wonderful. We sat outside. The food was excellent. All 5 of us tried different thing and all were very satisfied.

JB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Linda Schnitzer provided excellent customer service in helping me book our reservation.

CW
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a lovely outdoor venue for a Ladies' 70th birthday party get together. Brussel sprouts and hummus appetizers were delicious, as was the wine and champagne. The staff was very attentive to our needs. Thanks!

R
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Margherita pizza was way too salty.

n
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I ordered a salad and my friend had the short ribs benedict. We both loved our brunch! I wasn't expecting much from the chopped salad, but it was very good.

I would go there much more frequently if they would expand their menu and offer more vegetarian dishes - such as a veggie burger or creative veggie entree such as grilled veggies or tacos. As it is, vegetarians are pretty much limited to a salad or pizza.

TM
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wide selection of food and beverages. Prompt and friendly service

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice but they only had 1 server for the entire area.

LV
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food, nice drinks. A bit noisy outside as they had some sort of reception but really nice overall. We will be back 😉

LD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

I went last week and it was amazing. When I went on the 19th, it was almost like our reservation was useless. The three of us had to share one menu. The server was not attentive. We had to remind him about drinks. They came out after we finished our appetizers, our food took a long time to come out. My side was cold. Then we waited a long time for boxes and the check. We seemed more like a hinderance than customers. I’m willing to give another try, but they will have to really step up their game. I understand being short staffed. But the service received was below just being short staffed.

PM
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love it there always good food great atmosphere good service
Love their specials

L
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a find in North Central Phoenix. Wonderful indoor outdoor setting, great food and well priced. Will be going back soon and now that summer is almost over will be dining outside in their courtyard.

MS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Jeremy was exceptional and we will go back just because he made the experience so great! The food was great too!

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect setting for long time colleagues who haven’t seen each other for a long time. We enjoyed a relaxing and fun evening catching up. Ambience, food, and service were wonderful!

SM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice place for lunch. Dinner, not so much. The ecoustics are so loud the it can be very difficult to hear when there many people in the restaurant.

SI
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was INCREDIBLE! The server was very kind and repeatedly checked up on us. The food was alright. I had the margherita pizza and while the cheese and ingredients were very fresh, it was lacking some flavor. Would be back to try something else!

LC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night at Pomelo was AMAZING! From beginning to the end everyone was so friendly and helpful. Our server was Clovis who was fantastic! He called us family and also graciously gave us a complementary dessert as it was our first visit there. I can’t rave enough about the wonderful service and delicious food! Will definitely be back.

MG
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful surprise to discover the Tuesday special of pizza and bottle of wine for $25!! This deal was only made better by the quality of the food and service. Wood-roasted olives, followed by the mushroom pizza (I like to skim off the arugula from the top first, like a pre-dinner salad) and a bottle of Syrah made for a perfect light dinner date after a busy day. Thank you, Nichole, for the exceptional service.

S
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my clients closing of a new home, than to come home and receive email saying we didn't show up for our reservation. Was no happy with that.

TC
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great brunch spot before a Sunday baseball game. Our server was great! He was very helpful. The food was excellent. Always love coming back to this place.

GG
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

A little disappointed they did not have a lactose free dessert we could enjoy.

G
Phoenix
40 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Solid experience - Pomelo delivered on food, service and ambiance. We will return.

WR
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Four different meal choices ordered and all were super. We will be returning.

j
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

this would be a great place when the weather is perfect for outdoor dining--what a great patio area! a bit confusing upon arrival as there are several venues in "the orchard"---but pomelo is the main dining venue with a lovely bar area with a few spots for dining and then there is the main area--open and inviting with booths and tables--a heads up--there are several tables where one side is a booth and on the other side there are chairs--if you are short waisted and sitting on the booth side--you are really low and your companions will look like they are towering over you--as for the food--focaccia is great as are the brussel sprouts--and wow on the beet salad--if you are considering it as a side salad --it is huge!--hamburger and french dip were very good but the pork chop entree, though a large portion with delicious garlic mashed potatoes, was dry and devoid of flavor--which was strange because it was cider brined--also the white color of the chop was unappealing --no evidence of seasoning which might have helped--to the credit of the management--we were given a dessert on the house to compensate for the misstep--and the chocolate cake was outstanding! moist, full of great chocolate flavor--drizzled with chocolate and caramel--YUM! and the service all through the meal was outstanding--attentive, timely, friendly--just excellent! we will definitely return!

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cute restaurant, nice atmosphere. Delicious beet salad and definitely order the Brussels sprout appetizer!

KF
Acapulco
9 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and service. There was a large group seated together and they were very noisy and inconsiderate.

b
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Great location. Service was good. On a Saturday night they seemed to be out of quite a lot of items such as mashed potatoes, fish of the day and other things and it was only 7 p.m. at night.

DD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience for me and my sisters!

KL
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family gathering for my husbands birthday - always a wonderful time and everyone loved the spot we picked.

g
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just the right food and ambience on a Friday evening

RR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all love Pomelo, it wasn't our first or our last visit. We were able to talk, the two friends with hearing aids were fine and the food was delicious. Having requests for different sides, drinks or dressings were fulfilled with a smile, our server Michele was very friendly, professional and fast.
It was a joy being at Pomelo for all 6 of us.

MH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating a birthday and the staff gave us fantastic service and attention at all times! We all vowed to come back often. Staff was gracious, humorous, and efficient. Ambience is lovely.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Disappointed in the food. Not up to the usual.

MH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good, I thought the shrimp in my salad were a bit undercooked. I did mention in my reservation that we were celebrating a birthday and it was not even acknowledged for my husband at all which was our special occasion. It is very rare that all of our daughters are home in Phoenix and that we are together and we wanted to celebrate his birthday so it was a little disappointing so we just decided to bypass dessert. When we got home 2 of us did not feel well with stomach upset and the following morning my stomach was very upset. I do not know if it was from the meal or not. We do not eat meat so it might have been cross contamination with a meat product possibly on the grill? We enjoyed the service and the time we had together as a family and the atmosphere! Thank you!

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