The Covenant Restaurant

4.4
126 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
The Covenant is a 900 degree kitchen concept utilizing an array of organic, locally-sourced ingredients complementing an extensive wine list and hand-crafted cocktail program. All with a casual and elegant atmosphere.

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Mon - Fri 2:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Sat 8:00PM - 9:30PM

What 126 People Are Saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

This restaurant is overrated. I have been here four times. The first time I thought the food was good, but it was the absolute worst table. Every time thereafter, the table improved, but the food got worse. This last time, which will be the last time, we sat at the bar. The bar is probably the best place to sit. The appetizer we ordered was okay, but the entree was a sloppy, oily mess.

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JH
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Son in from New York. He’s used to big city prices, but $70 for a rib eye? Ridiculous. Server never said how much this ‘special ‘ would be ...

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the food was absolutely delicious!!!

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a reservation but the hostess left us standing up front while she bused tables. Secondly she sat another couple prior to seating my party of 2 even though they arrived after.

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PV
Cleveland
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was fantastic. Brianna (Bri for short) was very pleasant and attentive. Would go back again!!

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B
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked dinner for 6 for a special birthday. We were warmly greeted by the hostess and escorted to our booth.
Our waitress was Esther and she was excellent. She told us about the special items and based on her description of the specials we all selected the same dish and it truly was very good. The ambience in the restaurant was very good. We all really enjoyed the evening and we will definitely be back.

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ET
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time eating there. Great menu and wine selection. Love the ambiance and vibe. Service both visits was excellent. Adding to my frequent place to eat list.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

Oh man. Good food: they make a salad with melons and arugula and red pepper which is wonderful, and their jemini drink is divine. But the service was very frustrating; worse, the servers seemed pretty clueless about the frustration they were causing. There were lots of mistakes with our order, and people in our party received their entrees arrived over an hour apart from one another, which is really shocking. And makes for a very awkward dinner.

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TC
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent! Waiter was okay. Took our cards and disappeared for 30 minutes. Good knowledge about gluten free options. Love the ambiance.

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DG
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE it here!! Food and service are fabulous and it’s the perfect hot spot for weekend brunch!

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MK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great Melon and Feta salad, amazing! Beautiful design, great atmosphere! Will return!

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service. Manager is a jewel. Great meal.

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DK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Relaxing ambience, healthy food options well prepared.

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j
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service in a casual setting.

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T
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Finally had the opportunity to try out this hip and happening restaurant before heading into Phoenix Saturday night for a concert. Why take chances waiting at a likely overcrowded downtown location when a perfectly good- if not better - option is right in the corner of Shea & Tatum? The interior is smaller than I thought it would be due a large center bar and open kitchen so reservations strongly recommended. The ambiance was lively but not loud, menu selections somewhat limited but all four diners in my party thoroughly enjoyed our varied choices. Server was lovely, service prompt. Will definitely be back!

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MV
Phoenix
93 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

might be a great bar for happy hour but food was was average and service was poor especially at front desk

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C
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The Covenant is fairly new and is down the street from me. I wanted to take my husband there for date night. We arrived about 20 mins early and the place was packed and were told we’d have a table closer to our reservation time. We decided to have a drink a the bar while we waited. It took a solid 10 mins for a bartender to even make eye contact with us and take our drink order. I get it though, they were really busy. We went to the hostess stand at our reservation time and she looked frantic and apologized that there were still no tables available and we’d have to wait. By this time, it was 8:15 and we were starving. 30 mins later, we finally got a table. I believe the manager took our order. Our food came out quickly and was very good. However, it took quite awhile to get service back to our table to get the check. We would have stayed for dessert but who knows how long it would have taken and we were tired at that point. It was really noisy, packed to the brim with people, slow service, good food, decent prices, and a cool ambiance. It’ll be awhile before we go back. Hopefully they’ll have service handled better next time.

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AD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot, atmosphere, wine list, and menu. One of my favorites in paradise valley.

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JO
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were in Phoenix for a month and looking for a last minute dinner spot and we were surprised we could get in at 6:00 on short notice. Thinking that it was easy to get in because the food was bad-we we’re pleasantly surprised. I had the plank salmon which was excellent and my husband had the short ribs with risotto and he thought us was great as well. Our friends enjoyed their meals as well. We would definitely recommend this to others.

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JE
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time visitor. Plenty of menu options. Would definitely go back without hesitation

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D
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Not the first time we have had bad service. Food is very good and consistent, but waitress was so terrible that we will not be in any rush to go back. Others that I know in the area have had similar comments.

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CD
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food!

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DG
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was awesome and we will come back again.

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NR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The food and service were fine with nice ambiance. The price point however is pretty high given there was nothing extraordinary about the food, drinks or ambiance. Nothing to complain about but also nothing compelling to make us choose Covenant over many other options.

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JM
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is awesome. Food, service and ambiance is just perfect. Love going here to eat with friends and family. One of my new favorites for sure.

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r
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Stopped in for lunch on a Thursday. Greeted well at the front door and seated immediately. The restaurant has several seating options, including seating with a open air window. The location has premium spirits and brands. The menu choices are unique and presented well

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F
Kansas City
321 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

We love the Covenant but food quality varies. The octopus was rubbery. Salmon and veggies were amazing. Short Rib was fine but won’t order it again. Drinks and service are always great

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MB
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner at The Covenant was excellent. My wife and I both had the Sea Bass and it was delicious! Our service was good, the atmosphere was fun, and we truly enjoyed the experience!

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TL
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great brunch. The food was amazing - great taste, presentation, and servings. Th chef brought our appetizer & I could be seen directing the open kitchen. Our server Maggie was great.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

It was super hot inside the restaurant and service was poor

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TR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was good but you didn’t have a bottle of wine that was on your menu (which is part of why the birthday guy chose there) and didn’t have his choice of bourbon that was on the menu also. Service was fair...server didn’t come around often enough.

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Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Appetizers and drinks were tasty, though the entrees were only fair; truffled mashed potatoes tasted of having been frozen, pan sauce for the chicken seemed to be drippings diluted in broth, and the braised short ribs inside of the ravioli were strongly overpowered by a wonderful pesto. The menu reads beautifully and we hope to try again in the future.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, everyone at the table finished every single bite and wasn’t overstuffed or hoping for more. The service was exceptional, they make you feel more like a friend than a customer in the best way.

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OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and service! Thank you!

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H
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the poke tuna app and scallops for dinner. One of the most beautifully prepared dishes ever and amazing taste. I was blown away. I will go every time I go to Phoenix.

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NW
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service for our group of six. Gabbe was, as usual, friendly, prompt and professional. The food was well crafted and paired well with the beverages. My only recommendation would be to make wine suggestions to pair with the meals.

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Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Disappointing & would not go back. We had reservations for Monday night. The bar was busy but the dining room was not. Menu was very interesting & we were looking forward to having a special meal. Our waitress, Gabby, was training another server. When we asked her to explain the menu in more detail she did not have much information to share. And she relayed all this while leaning on our table with her elbows! My husband ordered the Feta & Melon salad which never showed up. Our water glasses were only refilled upon request. He ordered the duck special only to be told 10 mins. later they were out – and it was only 6:30! We noticed there was one woman constantly on her phone texting & showing other employees pictures. We were seated by the open kitchen and I will say, they were the hardest working people in the place. I did notice when food was ready to be taken out to a table, the kitchen would attempt to flag the wait staff down but were constantly unsuccessful in getting their attention. Hence, food sat under the warmer for an extended period of time. It would be advisable to have the wait staff to wear their hair tied back. Gabby’s hair flowed over the food when she retrieved and delivered it. Gross. My husband ended up ordering the Chef's Cheddar Mac which he enjoyed with a glass of red wine. He was never asked if he would like another glass of wine. My seabass was very flavorful but not sure it was worth $36. After dinner, my husband ordered a port and we split a dessert. Ten minutes later, the texting woman – only to find out she was the manager (Fran) - came over to apologize for being out of the port he ordered. We told her about the lack of salad and she said she’d make sure it wasn’t on our bill. Well, of course if it was on our bill we would have pointed it out! The tiny waffle w/vanilla bean ice cream & berries was average at best as the waffle was hard & chewy. Definitely not worth $12. I sure hope the trainee doesn't pick up any of Gabby's bad habits!

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LR
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a group of 12 women go for a Galentines Day brunch this past weekend at Covenant. They were kind enough to accommodate a reservation number change at the last minute and our server was truly EXCELLENT. The food was great and everyone had a wonderful time. One of my friends had her car hit and run in the parking lot and staff was super helpful and even comped her meal. I will definitely be back to this establishment!

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g
Washington DC
55 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Nothing especially terrific about The Covenant. The ambience is faux sheik. The cocktail and beer list was short & the food was average. Might be a better choice for lunch.

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F
Kansas City
321 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic dinner at The Covenant. I had the sea bass special and she had the short rib ravioli. Both fantastic. Great Old Fashions too

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