The Macintosh

4.7
741 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Due to limited seating capacity, we are currently accepting limited reservations via phone and Open Table. We will continue offering curbside service for our community.

Whiskey . Beer . Craft Cocktails

Quality American Fare.

The Macintosh is a local, chef inspired, neighborhood eatery featuring Lunch, Dinner, & extensive Happy Hour selections.

Brought to you by Common Ground Culinary -- the creators of The Collins Small Batch Kitchen, Grassroots Kitchen & Tap, Twisted Grove Parlor + Bar, Wally's Gastropub, and Sweet Provisions.
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jtes3
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Restaurant!

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vip1forBeva
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to all of the Common Ground restaurants and have never been disappointed. Straight ahead quality food, well executed combinations and satisfying portions.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great salad and atmosphere. Will dine here again!

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vipTylerL
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing night out on the patio with fantastic service. The food was wonderful and it was fun to people watch as people were passing by the patio. It is great to know we have a good southern kitchen not far from us!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had been to this spot before when it was Grassroots. Realizing how similar the menu was, I knew the food was likely to be equally amazing. Our party of five had a quiet table at the edge of the patio space, nice and quiet and socially distant. The food was incredible and the servers were so polite. I was visiting from where I live now, but was glad to introduce my friends to somewhere that they can return again and again! I strongly recommended they try the chopped salad next time, which was always a favorite of mine. I went with my other standby, the shrimp and grits. Everyone loved the burrata and toast starter plate too!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday and they provided a discount as a Common Ground club member. Nice selection of specialty drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the lettuce wraps and the Macintosh version of Pecan Pie!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Some of the servers were a bit snarky, but the food, and overall ambiance was great.

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ShawnaR
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was good and service was prompt. We ate on the patio and enjoyed the evening.

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watson
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, no rush service, attentive server.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and great place to be able to discuss business and not compete with loud music.

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vipRhonnie
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of go to places for good food and great service.

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MBSF
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Loved the blackened Redfish!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, great food and attentive service. The white sangria was delicious but the presentation of the mimosa needs some work. We’ll be back.

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vipMCShins
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We reserved a patio table, and a two-top was ready for us as we arrived. We placed drink orders virtually immediately. The menu was eclectic, with a Southern tilt lacking any regional hokeyness.

After receiving our drinks, our server — though there seemed to be a team approach — introduced herself and took our orders. Food came timely, appropriately hot (or cold, as the case might be) and looked appealing, while tasting better.

We found the two-top to be a bit small to comfortably contain our three ordered dishes, two drinks and water glasses. The delicious Brussels Sprouts side/appetizer is served in a placed-on-its-side container on a small serving board. It is slightly awkward and cumbersome for self-service and sharing (its intent), though it is truly delicious. It takes up more space than it should.

The server bordered on inattention, a bit shy of really good service.

I would return in a heartbeat, though. It was convenient, casual and clean, and the patio seating was appropriately spread out.

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vipKarrie
Orlando
22 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and amazing food! Can't wait to go back

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GuyS
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a super supper on a busy night and all enjoyed.

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RayM
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pro - Very good food - excellent service. Great environment.

Con - parking as the lot is shared with many businesses. Still not bad

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Sandy
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food3service3ambience4

Unhappy with requested patio seatingviareservation. Hostess sat us at a table in partial sun when there was an empty table in shade. She wouldn’t let us sit there because she said someone had reserved it, but we had a reservation also! So a couple who came later got the shady table...not good!

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DorseyL
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent. Good food. Great waiter. Outdoor dining.

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Sandy
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Weak server! Forgot requested condiment, never refilled water glasses, never came back to ask if everything was ok after dinner was served. Never saw her again until Bill came.

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vip01seafoodlover
Phoenix
168 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fun patio, great menu& vibe. Very attentive service, we are going back again next week& taking friends!

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Kimb
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Split the Twisted Noodle Salad with shrimp with a friend. Delicious and plenty of food. Also started with the Brussels sprouts which were great. Good selection of food and drink, nice open seating, felt comfortably distanced from other diners.

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vipKevinT
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The Macintosh is almost the same menu as Grassroots in Scottsdale. The server was friendly but not as attentiative as should have been. Water was not offered. Drinks were not checked as often. The burger was mostly bun and lettuce. The shoestring fries were really good. The roasted chicken was rubbery. The pork chop was really good. The pecan butterscotch pie was awesome!

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COFranx
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We make sure to visit Macintosh every time we get to Phoenix! It never disappoints! We discovered the delicious Shirley Temple's this time. And you can never go wrong with the Twisted Noodle Salad!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I literally had to ask for water refills several times. I FInally got water at the end of my meal and it was not fresh water. I had to go into to service area to ask the hostess for my water refill. Excuse me but we live in Phoenix, water service should be a constant courtesy.

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vipDELISAT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Everyone was so helpful and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We had a reservation but still waited 30 mins. Once sat they took forever to serve us. The drinks were all sugar and waitress didn’t know her menu. Again the waitress had us waiting for refills or even to order. The food was okay nothing great and only 3 beers on draft. Would never go again nor recommend. Sad because the aesthetics are nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere! Kayley and team made my date night with my BF one of the best. Thank you!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food & Service by Sarah

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vipBrentW
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We have been to The Macintosh on many occasions. It has been one of our favorite places to eat in Phoenix. Today was a tough one for us...The service was non-existent, the food was horrible, and the drinks were watered down at best. We ordered the Salmon dip appetizer, the ahi tuna wraps, baked salmon/salad and the rotisserie chicken. The salmon in both dishes was undercooked and the chicken was also undercooked and red in the middle. The onion rings tasted like they had been sitting under the warmer for hours. The wait staff seemed overwhelmed and rarely came by the table to check in. At one point, the manager and a waitress sat down in the booth next to us to eat and proceeded to spend the entire time speaking negatively about what we assume, were other staff members. Since coming home. I am now suffering from nausea, which I assume is attributed to the salmon and chicken. Again, we have chosen the Macintosh on many other occasions for their amazing food and service...If today is consistent with days to come, we will not be back.

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vipMimi
Phoenix
50 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch! The food exceeded our expectations! We are already looking forward to dining again soon at the Macintosh!

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RPD74
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was great! Service was sub-par. The wait staff was in way too big a hurry to get us out of there. I was going to order an additional cocktail and the waitress left the table before I could do so. Same with dessert! Give your customers time to enjoy their drinks and meals!

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SarahB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was awesome! Very nice and timely with our order. Food was very good as well. They have a life time customer for sure! Thank you for helping make my boyfriends birthday special :)

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KimK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at this charming restaurant are consistently good. Always like to support an actual locally owned great place.

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vipLqshorty
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fun place to hang out with friends. Drink was good and so was the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Birthday! 1 Dessert was complimentary and delicious! The best thing about this place was the food. Our server was nice but super inefficient

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marP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was very very good - Brussels sprouts , short ribs and chicken / rib dinner . Friendly waitress . Went in a Tuesday so got half price wine bottles. Will definitely return next time in town .

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vipCJAG
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this terrific restaurant and dine here about once a week. The food is consistently great with fresh, high-quality ingredients—the burrata, Caesar salad, and salmon with risotto, Brussels, spinach and kale are all favorites! The service is always friendly—Kaylee was especially helpful and thoughtful at our last visit. It’s always an enjoyable dining experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

We’ve had fantastic servers here! Tonight was no exception! Our server was exceptional! The management is another story, they need to get it together. Second time coming here WITH reservations and given hard time about seating preference. Was told booths were for upcoming reservations, when literally all booths open. We were given option of half booth only until we persisted, then were reluctantly sat at a true booth. Are we less important customers? Well we were treated that way. Why do customers need to struggle with preferred seating when most of restaurant unoccupied to begin with? Not impressed with how management handled this situation, esp when they argue with the customer, translation: they lack customer service skills (or they simply don’t care). This place will not last if they don’t get their act together. Message to management....treat every customer like gold!!

FAQs

The Macintosh offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (602) 368-8766.

The Macintosh is rated 4.7 stars by 741 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.