The Breadfruit & Rum Bar
Cute little restaurant in downtown phoenix, interesting menu but portions were a bit lacking. For example I ordered the sea scallops appetizer and is was just 2 small scallops. The drink menu was extensive and we both enjoyed our drinks as well as the rum flight. Pros: great ambiance, great drinks Cons: expensive for what it is, you can't stand at the bar or have a drink while you're waiting.
Perfect! Great food, drinks and atmosphere. The only criticism would be that large groups have to sit outside and in July that was a struggle. While it was shaded and it had misters, the misters were not directed towards our seats and this we never felt them. The reality is that I will go again to Breadfruit as it was a great food and drink spot.
The bartender was incredibly knowledgeable and gave great recommendation. Everything we ate was delicious!
Waitress was amazing! Started out at the bar, bartender wasn’t very nice.
Staff was wonderful and knowledgeable about menu items and cocktails. Great experience!
Spicy and delicious food. Fantastic rum drinks. Love this place.
As soon as you enter you are greeted with respect and kindness. Everyone there is very accommodating. The atmosphere is so cozy and intimate which really boosts the food and drink they offer. From their own Fruit Punch Bowl and house made rum cocktails to the absolutely delicious and beautifully plated food, the whole experience was one to remember. Definitely would recommend to anyone, regardless of their love for rum, and I look forward to returning!
Quality and taste of the food were superb.
I can't say enough good things about my experience. Our server, James, was AMAZING. We turned over control of the meal to him and he walked us through the appetizers and meal, then surprised us with dessert. A great experience!
This food was amazing. Definitely get the shrimp.
Always a great evening there. The food quality, service, decor, and overall experience is stellar. The imagination, skill and craft applied to the menu is of the highest level.
The Jamaican jerk and stew items are spot on for aroma and flavor and the scotch bonnets are apparent. For the less piquant palette there are supurbly crafted plates like the “Coconut curry tofu, Basmati rice with seasonal greens”, with a delightful texture, tempting aroma and aromatic flavor- and not hot and spicy. Excellent date spot.
There is a delicious array of Rum cocktails suited to each dining course. Yummy! $$$ but completely worth the extra $.
Everything was perfect. Our waiter Greg made great recommendations for both food and drink pairings. Nothing was rushed. And the food had flavors that made every bite something special. The drinks all complemented the flavors we were tasting. Absolutely a perfect experience from start to finish.
Perfect spot for amazing food and outstanding cocktails
First time and we LOVEd it! The drinks,the food; everything was fantastic. We cannot wait to come back
Great food with a Caribbean flair...interesting food combinations, make for an exciting dining experience. The wait staff was unsurpassed in their food knowledge, attention to detail and recommendations for cocktail and and food pairings. Beast Caribbean Restaurant in Phoenix metro area.
Outstanding food. And all the staff were incredibly knowledgeable about the rum, menu and combinations. Outstanding
Menu at this restaurant is quite eclectic, and some combinations seemed out of place. Salads were relatively small portions, yet expensive. Shrimp entree was OK, but small portion. Brisket entree was essentially just the beef and was just OK. Very unusual dessert offerings which were not chosen.
Every visit excites you for your eventual return. The staff is great, excellent service delivery on all counts. The food is delicious, fresh and always seasoned excellently.
Great place our favorite in phx
Fabulous food, awesome rum drinks and great atmosphere. Check out the back patio for after dinner drinks.
The food was okay and extremely overpriced. It was strange as a Caribbean person myself walking into this restaurant and hearing Jamaican music with only Caucasian individuals working and also attempting to make Caribbean food. The ambience was almost nice with the candle light, but you couldn't see the one page menu they left at the table. Overall, it was....different.
Our waitress was very pleasant and explained dishes and drinks very well. It was a little disappointing when our orders took long to receive even though the place didn’t look to busy on a Wednesday eve. Next time I’ll be sure to plan for extra minutes.
Amazing drinks and food!!! I would definitely recommend The Breadfruit & Rhum Bar to anyone looking for something unlike anything else is Phoenix.
Overall I enjoyed my experience and my entree was good. The rum selection is fantastic and the cocktail I had and the sipping rum I tried were both delicious. The plantain appetizer could have used a little more zing in the chutney and my peach dessert, the cookie portion was so hard it was almost unbreakable but once it was broken up it was delicious.
great food and drinks. wish they had a happy hour!
Awesome food, and great drinks. A little pricey for a everyday dining experience. But will definitely return.
Great restaurant, food is amazing and drinks are tasty. Don’t eat here for volume of food, eat here for the experience of eating tasty, more complex flavored dishes. Lastly, don’t sit outside if possible, flies are no joke around the front patio.
We enjoy Breadfruit every time we go. Expect a slow Caribbean style meal.
Delightful Island cuisine brought to the desert - cooked to perfection and spiced just right. Pair your meal with one of many delicious, handcrafted rum drinks prepared by the talented bartenders and you are instantly transported to swaying palm trees and ocean breezes.
Secret Gem... Found!
Jamaican/Caribbean music playing.
Rum Bar 146++ to choose from. They offer a special rum drink of the day, worth trying. Citrus juices freshly prepared, nothing pre manufactured. They do bottle some of their own beverages. Also really good.I had the mussles and sausage entre. It was deliciously spicy and loaded with ingredients, seasoning and juices . There are other less spicy dishes too. Chicken cabbage and pulled pork were our favorites.
You'll truly enjoy the Jamaican flair. Nice crowd.
Quaint residential neighborhood, metered parking, free after 10pm.
The food is delicious but the portions are small. $14.00 for 2 scallops as an appetizer was a bit much. Same with dinner. Great drinks and good service. Left hungry...
This is a solid little restaurant with tasty food. I wasn’t sure what to expect with the restaurant having only searched for a Jamaican place because of my new found love for barrington levy, but, the menu looked good so I thought I’d try it and my expectations were exceeded. Tasty food, knowledgeable and attentive service, a good experience. Will return.
Breadfruit continues to be our favorite restaurant in town. The service is always incredible, as are the good and drinks. We just love it there.
This is not authentic Caribbean food, not to someone who has has lived in NY and eaten in restaurants like sugarcane in BK, the food was nice, but no Caribbean/Jamaican chefs in site, no jerk flavor in the jerk Pork.
Rice and peas was rice.. peas present but without the flavor.
the food was good but lacked the Caribbean taste..
Costly for small portions. Other Caribbean restaurants gives larger portions for less money
Food was a little too spicy, but overall real food.
Party of 5 celebrating a friend's birthday at Breadfruit the insight given on the restaurant itself, the ingredients, and recommendations based on our preferences were all appreciated. Until this experience, I wasn't a big Jamaican food fan, but now I'm a big fan of Breadfruit & Rum Bar! Keep up the great work!
A gem in Town Town Phoenix. Great food people ambiance.
The food is delicious. And the rum selection is impressive. This is a refreshingly different dining experience. All the seafood is super fresh and the classic Jamaican flavors spot on. We had the plantains w mango sauce as a cool down after our meal-and the bar has special after dinner drinks. Go for it!
Compelled to comment on two things from our dining experience.
1) I had a reservation for an outdoor table at 8pm. I arrived at 7:50pm, restaurant was empty except for a few couples at the tables outdoors. I asked if I could be seated and wait for the rest of my party and was told "that's not our policy". My guest arrived a few minuteslater... but by that time someone else was seated outside and I was told "it would be cramped" and we should sit inside instead. That kind of policy is typically in place for casual dining and restaurants with fast turnover... but we dined for 2 1/2 hours. And didn't get the table I reserved. Might want to review that policy.
2) I am lactose intolerant. Not a big deal, but I can't cow's milk cheese or cream sauces. So when I asked if I could get the smoked steelhead trout without the cheddar our server informed us they don't make dietary accommodations and I should just eat around it. Really?
So... the management policies need a little work here and will lend to a better overall dining experience, but, the food was delicious. Shrimp and scallops were fresh and beautifully prepared. Our server made excellent cocktail suggestions.