The Phoenician Tavern

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$30 and under
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Local watering hole, go-to happy hour spot or a hangout for your pals - let's just call it your new favorite gathering spot. The Tavern is anything but a typical resort destination. Inside you'll find fellow phoenicians knocking back local craft beers, celebrating with cocktails after their round of golf, or enjoying polished pub grub with the fam. Enjoy a lively atmosphere for lunch, dinner, and happy hour on the indoor-outdoor bar patio, take in stunning views of the newly designed lush green golf course, or hunker down in one of the comfy booths to watch the big game with buddies. Leave the day (and necktie) behind and just take it easy at The Phoenician Tavern.
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FC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Had the poutine, not a lot flavor in the gravy. The artichoke and kale dip was excellent.

J
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

We went to The Phoenician Tavern on restaurant week. I use restaurant week as an introduction to restaurants i'm not familiar with. I thought "The Phoenician, this ought to be great". Not so much. Staff was pleasant, not particularly attentive. Food was ok, but not what I'd expect from one of the snazziest resorts in town. Beef was tough, desert was just ok. Glad i spent restaurant week pricing but really disappointed

OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The entrance was a bit confusing. There is a side stairway but it leads to anlcoked door behind the dueling piano space. Luckily, a staff member was around to open it. We went to the front desk and were seated promptly but it took a while to get our drink order. Once we were approached by the waitress and got our order for drinks in, it took a while to get our drinks - a beer flight, a mule and an iced tea. The restaurant was moderately crowded but not to the point where - like that night - we did not see servers walking around, attending to their tables. We got the beer flight first, then the mule just before the appetizers were served and then the iced tea came after appetizers came. When we ordered, we got the restaurant week specials. The appetizers were amazing (kale-artichoke dip, Nashville fried chicken and pork belly poutine). The main course was ok. The Wagyu tri-tips was very gristly, chewy and wasn't edible. The macaroni the accompanied it was great. We ended up asking for a new order of tri-tips to be cooked medium well and that actually came out way better. I had asked for the Cowboy Burger sauce to be on the side and it came on it. It was cooked well done and was an okay tasting Burger. The fish and chips was actually delightful. It was a bit too breaded, but it was nonetheless good. The chocolate cake was ok. The server was very nice and you can tell she really wanted to help, but there were a lot of gaps in time where we didn't see any servers. I think the price is a bit over-charged for what you're receiving. I would say that this is good if I were staying onsite or if someone wanted to go there, but not a restaurant I would go out of my way to visit again.

J
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 2ambience 1

Seriously disappointing. New furnishings marginal. Overpriced. Server poorly trained. Been to the old Relics which was comparatively superior. NEVER AGAIN

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food, relaxed atmosphere. Good for families

s
Phoenix
85 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good and abundant. Server was very polite and efficient. I thought the chair was unusually comfortable and I liked all the big windows with views of the golf course.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Dueling pianos way too loud....could not enjoy the meal

DM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service, value and delicious food! The Tavern did not disappoint with their great happy hour margaritas and fried pickles! Even with their vegetarian black bean burger was flavorful and filling. We will be returning there again!

MM
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it and will be back. Great food, service, and entertainment.

CR
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had the Players Club Sandwich and it was amazing. Good quality chicken. Sent back the parmesan garlic fries which the server said was their most popular side. Maybe it was because they weren't very busy, but the fries were cold and hard. Had a side salad instead. My husband enjoyed his Smokehouse Burger with tater tots. Said it was well worth the price. Super great service - when I sent back the fries, he came back and said they'd appreciate feedback so they can do better next time.

BG
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good dinner with the kids!

J
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was Rockin. Conga line which included nearly the entire restaurant. Piano entertainment was excellent and got the whole place involved.

KC
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! My husband thinks the sweet potato fries are the best he's ever had. My burger was absolutely perfectly cooked, moist and delicious. Beautiful venue and superb service. Looking forward to returning soon.

R
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dialing pianos on Saturday nights is great fun!! Can’t wait to return!

MH
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server “Gabe” was awesome!
My wife’s Cobb salad was awesome and my burger was perfect!

J
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lilly, our server, was professional yet very friendly and attentive.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

65 minute wait for food, with no follow up from Server or apology from management. Food arrived cold and tasteless.

CJ
Detroit
54 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, service and ambiance!

PG
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were here while on vacation in Scottsdale. Met with an old friend for lunch and it was a great setting. Faces golf course from above and is quiet enough for good conversation. Food was delicious and very nicely presented. We had sandwiches and salads. Waitress allowed us to set the pace and was still attentive. For being part of a luxury hotel the prices were moderate. I'd certainly revisit.

MD
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food and great setting. Great option for locals to meet for dinner, easy in and ample parking.

IG
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Little pricey for hamburger, but it was outstanding! Will return in the future! The ambience was great overlooking Phoenician golf course! Service was great! I love a gourmet hamburger!

J
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service and the staff is so friendly. Great musicians playing, the main reason we came and we stayed their entire set for 3 hours! Matt and Carl rock!!!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is the dining establishment at the Phoenician Golf Club. While it is good for that purpose it is not a destination dining spot. The food and service are acceptable for a golf destination but not the place you would take the family for a casual dinner. It is a small space and the dueling pianos are so loud that you cannot carry on a conversation at your table. Prices are very high for the area even for a resort. (8 dollars for a Bud Light). Many better options in the area.

C
Detroit
39 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting of the Phoenician is breath-taking, so a visit to any of its restaurants is a treat. We valet-parked and, after a self-guided tour of the beautiful cactus garden, were taken to the Tavern by golf cart. Our server, Cameron, was attentive and friendly. We had the crab roll, salmon sandwich, and patty melt - all excellent choices. Although we came at dusk, I would recommend getting there earlier so that the grounds can be appreciated. (Fortunately, we've been there before.)

MC
Mississippi
8 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We reserved outdoor seating made reservation month in advance got there told it would be an hour wait for outdoor seating. They are good at taking reservations not good at keeping them

J
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We came for the piano entertainment. Did not plan tostay the entire time but they were so good we did. Drinks were great, good beer selection. Friendly service.

f
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

We had planned to visit the tavern a couple times before and when we saw it had reopened, we visited. We were hoping to sit on the patio and enjoy food and the view of the golf course. The problem was the noise. There was a charity event and the patio and bar with people in chairs and standing and talking very loud. We ordered drinks but decided to leave because it was impossible for us to talk to each other.

It might be a good idea in the future to block out the reservations when an event such as this is going on. We were very disappointed

OT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lots of kids.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Long wait for food and food had uneven quality.

E
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

TRULY AVOID THIS PLACE - on a Sunday night at 6:45 we waited for our booked reservation more than 15 minutes - then when we got our table the table next to us needed to borrow our ketchup - since they could not get a waiter to bring them a filled ketchup bottle- a bad sign - and then we waited over an hour to hear our food - which consisted of a hamburger and fish and chips - not very complex - SHOULD be out soon - but never arrived - probably the most UNPLEASANT dining experience EVER - we finally left - had to go to Wendy’s drive thru to eat something - a SAD SAD SAD statement on the Phoenician resort dining - your restaurants should be quality restaurants - if you are a world class resort - The Phoenician management should truly be ashamed !!!!!

LV
Austin
27 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great value offering in Phoenician resort

s
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We have been there many times and will go back, but not on Saturday night with "dueling pianos". The service was first rate and the food was good but the noise level made it impossible to hear. So for a dining experience that you want lower noise come on another night.

T
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Was a regular customer at Relish. Staff was attentive, the ambiance was nice, food was excellent. With the renovation and rebrand to Phoenician Tavern - they opted for uncomfortable/inexpensive furniture, boring/neutral design, and removal of all character that Relish had. Relish could have used a refresh, but they closed the restaurant in peak season, spent on renovation, and somehow made it worse.

ST
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Looks like a cafeteria on a Disney Cruise; very disappointing. Also, out of corned beef and cabbage at 6:30 p.m. on St. Patrick' s Day. Far below Phoenecian standards!

JM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Went because food was very good, expensive but very good before they closed to update the restaurant. Also because they advertised specials for St. Patrick’s Day. Turned out it was only Guinness. Food was blah. Couldn’t tell any difference in layout or decor. And service was really really slow, especially considering they seemed well-staffed. Won’t go back again... they shouldn’t have changed anything.

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

Our server ,Raul, was great and made good suggestions.