The Collins Small Batch Kitchen

4.7
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495 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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.
What 495 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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Phoenix
57 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a neighborhood gem! Service was great, ambience was lively but we could still have a conversation easily. The menu was varied and our group selected several different options. Everyone agreed that every dish was super. Don’t miss this place.

CE
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

There were issues with timing but it was handled with grace and they made sure we were well cared for. Very professional! Thank you!!!

L
Phoenix
49 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything A+ .
The 1st time I had the lobster roll it was great, but the 2nd time I ordered one it was like a lobster salad on a stale bun - disappointing!. Everything I have ordered has been way better than average with the exception of my favorite lobster roll.
You get high marks on almost everything else. Keep it up.

LA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome restaurant! Great service, excellent menu options, nice ambiance! We will definitely go back. We had the Brussel sprouts appetizer, French dip sandwich and coconut cream pie and everything was delicious! Highly recommend The Collins 👍⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

q
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and good food choices for three generations party of 9. Highly recommend.

g
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends and business. One of the persons had been there before. I looked on line at the menu before choosing The Collins. Food was fabulous. Our server was exceptional.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very kid and family friendly!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Flavor profile of the broiled oysters was not awesome. And they should have been shucked.

Pork chop was amazing.

Crab cake was tasty but not crisp enough.

Deviled eggs were delicious but there were too few.

UD
Phoenix
77 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

When I made this reservation, I said we were celebrating our 29th wedding anniversary. Yet NO ONE ever acknowledged our anniversary. This is totally and completely unacceptable. Needless to add, I do not recommend this restaurant for a special occasion. If you’re just looking for a meal, the food is only average.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Not one complaint. And the Brussels sprouts are truly the best around!

G
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love The Collins! We love to bring friends here as it is always a great experience.

S
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We once again had a fantastic meal at the Collins. First time trying the grilled artichoke and it was outstanding. Great kids meals too!

BC
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent. Menu has something for everyone. The staff are friendly and accommodating and always make for a great dining experience

TA
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening last night at The Collins was in celebration of our 45th wedding anniversary. Everything was perfect including the appetizer, dinner, service, and timing! We were heading to the theatre next, and they were great about getting everything to us on time and with excellent treatment by everyone! We highly recommend The Collins, whether just for a drink and/or appetizer, or an excellent dinner!!

NY
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service is outstanding. Alex is awesome and was very accommodating when we asked for new fries. Ours were warm but not hot. I rarely eat fries so when I do I want them piping hot. My lobster roll did not have much lobster in it, so I won’t order that again, otherwise everything was excellent. The entire service team works together as one which is refreshing. They even gave us a free dessert. This was our second visit. We will be back.

OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at The Collins! We were there for a celebratory dinner and our server did a fantastic job taking care of our group. The food was amazing as well as the drinks and atmosphere!

J
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly and personable.
Chris, the owner/ chef introduced himself and asked how everything was and offered a complimentary dessert. You don’t see that happen very often in restaurants. Food and setting was outstanding.
We will definitely be back!

OT
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good happy hour choices and prices. Attentive, cordial server. This restaurant tends to be very noisy, but earlier on a weeknight it was quieter and my companions and I were able to converse. The after dinner peanut-free chocolates were delicious and a lovely touch.

B
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff (especially Sean) are amazing! So welcoming, professional, and attentive. It’s like coming home for a great meal. The food is consistently good! The atmosphere is great.

P
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was great, service was not as attentive as my past dining experiences.

SK
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I think Chris Collins is the best chef in Arizona

TM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and service

q
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every aspect of quality food and service

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service! Have been a couple times with friends and always really pleased with this place.

M
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alex was our waiter. Very attentive (which is normal for this restaurant). Food was delicious, as always. Highly recommend.

MN
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to try out this restaurant and it did not disappoint! Great service, atmosphere and the food we excellent too. We will definitely be back

OT
Phoenix
143 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Collins is a best kept secret that needs to be told! The menu is Great and the service is excellent!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual at a Common Ground restaurant, the food was great. The small batch baked potato special was amazing! We hope they keep it as a regular item!

S
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot and they are now a peanut free establishment.

DP
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, perfect location, very good atmosphere

SG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so good, the staff was great and the atmosphere is awesome. We will come back.

P
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service. It’s a place to enjoy a meal with friends, not too noisy and comfortable. Good menu selection if you are vegan.

JR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyable lunch. Great service and a visit from the chef/owner. Loved the almond butter cups at the end. Will definitely go back to try something else on the menu - it all looked so appealing.

R
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great dining experience - Desserts were top notch. Enjoyed the cocktails.

a
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great as always!!!

C
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This restaurant is a short walk from where we live. There is outside seating although at times the road noise can be loud. The wine list is well priced although the selections don't seem to change very often. There is a good assortment of small and large plates and the prices are very reasonable, especially the $2 oysters during Happy Hour. The grilled swordfish that my companion had was delicious (and I usually do not like swordfish). I had the wild mushroom lasagna, which was also very good.

KA
Phoenix
63 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Three of us got together for a relaxed dinner. We’d been to the Collins before and definitely wanted to visit again. Our server was attentive, quick with the drinks, and around just enough to be of great service and responsive to our requests.
We had the Brussels Sprouts, a flatbread, Parmesan frites, short ribs, and a burger. Everything was delicious. We will definitely be back again!

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service not well train

OT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dining at The Collins. The food choices are fresh, tasty and creative!

OT
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is now our local neighborhood favorite. Food is excellent. Staff is very friendly.