The Collins Small Batch Kitchen

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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The Collins Small Batch Kitchen features both a compact menu of favorite dishes, along with a special daily menu of creations from the kitchen.

Join us for a Weekend Brunch & daily Social Hour (all day on Mondays!)

Brought to you by Common Ground Culinary -- the creators of The Macintosh, Grassroots Kitchen & Tap, Twisted Grove Parlor + Bar, Wally's Gastropub, and Sweet Provisions.
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

OMG WHY HAVEN'T WE BEEN HERE SOONER??!... had the best dinner in a looong time!! And in our neighborhood backyard!
Our server Eric did a great job! He was low key but very attentive service and on point with recommendations! Hubby enjoyed the lobster roll and I feasted on wild salmon with curly kale. Mmmmmmm. Good!!!

OT
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and lots of food choices.
Brussel sprouts were delicious!

KH
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Roasted brussels are a great app to share. Pork chop was very tasty!

DN
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was meeting a friend I had not seen for a couple years, and this was the perfect place. Service was not hurried, and the wait-staff was very friendly. The food was excellent as well. The menu is not large, but should have something to satisfy anyone. I had the flatbread pizza with sausage and mushrooms - delicious. Definitely will go back again! Appreciated that the atmosphere was lively, but we were still able to converse without shouting.

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

The Collins has become a favorite. It is just simply very good at what it does. Cocktails are well made. The food very well prepared. Great service. I have yet to order something I regret...

LB
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Third or fourth time to this restaurant and have tried different things each time, and enjoyed them all. In the past have had the cauliflower flatbread pizza (yum), smoked salmon, and brussels sprouts. This time enjoyed the caesar, subbed shrimp for chicken (which begs the question, why offer a salad with a protein when you are offering protein choices as an add on anyway?). The only thing weird about the salad was the focaccia was finished with what looked like cheddar cheese as opposed to a parmigiana-reggiano or pecorino romano. My guest had the club sandwich with the garlic frites and he was thrilled.

Server was attentive, friendly, there when you needed her. Noise level at lunch was low - we were in the dining area. Will definitely go back.

M
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Thanks Anna for a great lunch. No rushing, but very attentive.

JP
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food at very reasonable prices. Excellent service, beautiful decor, quiet enough for a party of nine to converse. Loved it!

DT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love The Collins!!! The sprouts are best in town..Took my hubby on restraunt week and sprouts weren't as great as usual.It was the last nite though!! My girl friends and I also go to Twisted Grove!!! My son Tyson loves your places as well!!! Keep doing what you are doing Chris Collins!!

P
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were recommended the Collins by a friend, and we are glad we were! I requested a quiet booth, which we got! The lighting was nice, candles on the table, we had a quiet corner of the restaurant for my wife's birthday. The food was amazing, as was the wine selection. Our server was helpful and fast to respond, checked on us a lot. Honestly, we are extremely happy with our experience and will be back for more in the future! =)

B
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant Week visit. Menu was great. Food and service was great. Will definitely be back.

MS
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tony is an amazing waiter. Always great food. Will be back again.

c
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Noise level is very load, especially in the bar area. Service was good and food was good. Hard to carry on a conversation.

d
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend and I went for our first visit which happened to align with Restaurant Week. We shared a selection off the RW menu and added a couple other choices from the main menu. The standouts were the brussel sprouts and crab cake salad but it was all delicious. The atmosphere felt comfortable and neighborly. Will definitely be back.

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

The charred brussel sprouts were delicious. The short ribs were tender and tasty. I found indoors personally a little too loud, but outdoors was very pleasant. The cocktails were delicious enough to forego the wine and have another (Rye + Absinthe and Whiskey + Orange).

EM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Made a reservation and still had to wait 20 minutes for a table. Love their food! During peak hours it gets quite loud. Non-peak hours is the time to enjoy conversation with people you enjoy.

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, the food and service were outstanding.

OT
Phoenix
66 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GreAt casual dinner
Food and aero are consistently good
They take and honor reservations
Good neighborhood restaurant

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good place overall

q
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything this place is great.

SA
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

Had a great experience but the food lacked flavor. Our server was lovely and so were the hostess’ the drinks were very nice as well. We loved the ambiance but the food just wasn’t what we expected.

T
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was great here and moderately priced. Comfortable large table for four. Our server was a bit off, however. Things like having to wait several minutes for plates when our shared appetizer arrived and having to wait to order more food. Not sure if the server was new, but the service could have been better. NO issue with the food!

JB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant with a great menu and modest prices! Ambiance and location are a plus. Thank you!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Tony at the bar is the ultimate host!

P
Phoenix
55 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice waitstaff, food was good, some new the new to try were a hit.

o
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting is totally comfortable, the service was wonderful and the food was fantastic! All 4 of us absolutely loved it!
We will be back for sure!

AG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good as usual. Same server as last week and he was very attentive as usual. Will return.

KB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I was afraid the noise level would be a problem based on other reviews. We were there on a Saturday evening and I didn’t have any problem conversing at dinner at a normal volume. What I did notice is the variety of great choices on the menu and the best service in town. The Collins is a cute, trendy place with lots more on the menu to try and the food was excellent. The zinfandel on the HH menu was much better than you would expect for HH. We will be back soon.

WP
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, nice atmosphere and great value!! Brunch was awesome

S
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, good menu, good service

DM
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Loved the salad combos.

p
Palm Springs
23 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crab cake was delicious.

L
Phoenix
46 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great place for good food,& good service. A little too noisy,

DR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Food and service were good, the only thing that was not good was the noise level. I’d heard the bar area got noisy, and made a reservation in the hopes we’d be seated in the dining room, but still got stuck in the bar area.

In the bar area it was so loud to the point we couldn’t hear each other from a foot away. People were screaming and the noise bounced off the glass and wood walls, making it louder than most of the clubs in Old Town Scottsdale. We asked if we could be moved and eventually they found us a table in the dining room. It was much better in there and the server did apologize and said even they get annoyed by all the noise

Food is still good and drinks were great, just make sure you avoid the bar area at all costs if you don’t feel like waking up with a migraine the next day

DS
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. The service is great and the food is spot on

OT
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambience and service.

S
Phoenix
59 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Collins is a great combination of wonderful food and service! I’ve been there for numerous lunches and dinners and have a fantastic time each and every time.

a
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to The Collins and I would return. I love the decor and all of the staff was very helpful and prompt. The menus are great because there are small plates and entree sizes so you can tailor your order to exactly how much you want to eat ... and the food and drinks were delicious.

a
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service as always!

TT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience. A little too hot in the restaurant, but otherwise it was perfect.

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