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Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

4.3
4.3
1528 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Blue Hound is a New American kitchen serving breakfast, lunch and dinner centered in the heart of Downtown Phoenix's vibrant Cityscape development & chiseled into the 2nd floor of the stylish Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix.

Utilizing seasonal ingredients and contemporary techniques, the menu offers familiar yet refined favorites. Blue Hound’s cuisine artfully pairs with its award-winning cocktail program that raises the bar for drink culture in the city. Complete with seasonal craft cocktails and Valley's largest menu of brown spirits, top-notch gins and house-made tinctures and syrups, Blue Hound is a celebrated neighborhood staple for locals and travelers alike.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (602) 258-0231

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    The Hotel Palomar Phoenix features over 10,000 square feet of meeting space spread across boardrooms, ballrooms, suites, and a magnificent rooftop pool deck and patio, with glorious views of Phoenix's South Mountain and the ever-growing Downtown Skyline. The Palomar Phoenix can easily accommodate a myriad of custom-sized group meetings, business functions, social events, weddings, celebrations, etc. Give us a call and we can place you in the perfect spot for your own personal event.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you throw an exclusive cocktail social or a more formal plated dinner reception, we will represent the type of loyalty that hound dogs are known for. In fact, it is rumored that the Blue Hound moniker was originally inspired by the loyalty of the Hound itself.

  • Private party contact

    Simon Dolinky: (480) 478-1741

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Phoenix

  • Cross street

    Central Avenue and Jefferson Street

  • Parking details

    We offer a complimentary 2 hour validation for self parking and $5 valet, with validation, while dining in Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails.

  • Public transit

    Conveniently located near light rail stops. Washington & Central, when traveling west bound, as well as Jefferson & 1st Avenue when traveling east bound. If you are taking a Lyft or Uber, the Hotel Palomar's main entrance is located just east of Central, on Jefferson. Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails is located on the 2nd floor.

  • Entertainment

    Weekend live entertainment that includes DJs and Bands on our 3rd floor rooftop bar, Lustre.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Made a reservation for an advertised specialty jazz brunch for Father's Day. Arrived to find out the restaurant canceled the jazz band and event. We brought our young children to celebrate father's day and they didn't have a kids menu. Service was slow, draft beer not available (CO2 supply chain issues), waffles served cold. Two of us ordered chicken and waffles and one of us had twice as much chicken. We pointed this out to the server who said she would correct the situation and took my plate. Thirty minutes later we asked where my dish was and she said she forgot about it. At this point we asked to see a manager. After telling him everything above, he said the father's day event was "Marketing's" fault, the CO2 was supply chains fault, the cold waffle was because they had prepared them the day prior and the missing replacement dish wouldn't be charged to us (ok, obvious). In the end, the manager comped the food portion of our party's entire bill which was nice but still they need to get their act together. This was our third time dining with them but won't return.
  2. JO

    JessicaO

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sons 21st birthday celebration
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent! Ask your wait staff to describe all the items on the menu before deciding what you want. I had a hard time deciding once I heard all the yummy tastes! I had the red wine beef starter as well as the brussel sprouts…both were exceptional!!
  4. RR

    RachelR

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great place. We will be back. The service and food were amazing.
  5. RR

    RachelR

    Tucson

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We absolutely loved this place. The service is great and the food is great. We will go back whenever we are in Phoenix.
  6. MK

    MarisaK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    my go-to spot in downtown phoenix. the brussel sprouts are top notch :)
  7. KG

    KGdiner

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and a nice vibe.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We thought the food was ok, at best and way overpriced. The drinks would have been good if they didn’t kill them with Mezcal, and also way too expensive. Service was incredibly slow. We didn’t get our order taken for well over an hour. I would considering going back but, given the other options in the area most likely won’t.
  9. JA

    JamiA

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    First time here. Not impressed with the limited menu. Overpriced food and cocktails. We wanted to give it try as it had nice vibe and deco. We asked for ranch (for the fries) and was told the chef doesn’t believe in having any in the kitchen but didn’t offer another sauce . My drink sat empty and was not asked if I would like another one. At $20 a cocktail, I would be all over those sales. Overall -not impressed.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience5
    The food was so Over salted it was barely edible. I’ve eaten here many times and this was by far the worst experience. I won’t be going back, too risky at those prices.
  11. m

    meye4suns

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Quinoa bowl was edible but not delicious. My dining companion and I didn't even finish it.
  12. DD

    DebbieD

    New York Area

    154 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I found this place in Where Magazine. We went on a Sunday for brunch. The menu wasn't as big as I expected BUT our food was amazing! I enjoyed the Avacado and Mushroom toast while my husband enjoyed a simple egg breakfast. The hashbrowns were so delicious and so was the English muffin. It tasted homemade. We shared a granola & yogurt parfait. Not that we needed that much food we just wanted to try it and we really enjoyed that too! We considered the yogurt as dessert. We would definitely try dinner next time we are in town.
  13. TF

    TamiF

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an amazing brunch, outstanding service, and a marvelous time. The server knew the menu well and I was pleasantly surprised to find so many gluten free choices that my daughter and I tried quite a few plates and shared. I highly recommend Blue Hound Kitchen and Cocktails!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Saw advertisement on the tv for “Mother’s Day special” but when we got their the host said they were under staffed… good food
  15. ML

    MariaL

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were excellent but the best part was the drinks!! Congrats to the bartenders! They deserve a raise!!!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    They didn’t have all their drinks the wedge salad was awful and the salmon was OK
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Good place, but over priced for how much food you get and the overall quality.
  18. LK

    LarryK

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    New chef and prices have gone very expensive. Too expensive. Priced as much as most expensive restaurants in scottsdale, and location and ambiance I feel do not justify these prices. I will say that my meal was very good, just too expensive
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, service was really good. The food was delicious. Would go back
  20. AL

    AlliL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Drinks and food were good, but insanely overpriced. Food portions were very small and cocktails were $17+ each. Beautiful ambiance and great server, but it ended up being a pricey night and we left hungry.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Blue Hound always delivers great food, lively, but relaxed atmosphere, and top-notch service. This visit was no exception. It’s a great spot!
  22. EB

    EmilyB

    New England

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    If you're looking for a lively brunch this isn't the place but the ahi poke bowl is unreal I still dream about it
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience with friends from out of town!
  24. LS

    LindseyS

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the brussels sprouts, burger, old fashioneds and bread pudding and everything was delicious! It was a perfect dinner before a concert down the street.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Signage for restaurant entrance not clearly displayed. Dining experience was otherwise very enjoyable from food to service.
  26. KW

    KatieW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. Food was incredible. I recommend the Brussels sprouts and the roast chicken!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The women bar tender that was there always the absolute best I believe her name was Jennie or close to that. She was awesome.
  29. S

    Stan

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Dropped by Tuesday afternoon with a reservation after arriving in Phoenix from Canada. We ordered drinks which were good (the late checkout and Herstory Pale Ale). We shared some appies which were unfortunately disappointing. The red wine braised beef was salty and lacking in depth. Further, the texture was past tender and seemed more over cooked (held warm?) rendering it mushy. Lastly, the service was pleasant but curt; it felt as though we were not their priority in the space but instead diners they could host or do without. Overall, this experience was a disappointment from two hungry travellers who had been looking forward to checking out the Blue Hound.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This my first time at Blue Hound and it did not disappoint! Jenna, our server was fantastic and so helpful when deciding which delicious meal to try. Would 10/10 recommend and I will definitely be back!
  31. LB

    LoriB

    Milwaukee

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, the service was terrific. The ambiance was great.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Rude waiter, expensive food with low quality
  33. D

    Duke

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food prep was mediocre at best. Everything was far too salty. Cocktails were overpriced. A ton of better options in downtown Phoenix for the price. Disappointing evening at Blue Hound.
  34. R

    Rubbersteak

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Food was not good at all!! Rubber steak got sent back and next dish the was replaced was not tasty at all too pricey for what we got...will never go back again! Used to be good and used to be one of my favorite places to eat before concerts but I have been disappointed the last few times. Will need to look for a new spot!
  35. DA

    DAVIDC

    Phoenix

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Dinner for four on the patio. Entres. BEEF IN RED WINE, I did not try this, but was told it was quite delicious, and a generous portion for an appetizer. SALMON was also pronounced very nicely prepared and was likely the best tasting salmon this person had ever tasted. The DUCK was also pronounced to be of excellent flavor (I did try this dish and very much enjoyed the taste, even though it was a bit tough). The duck was very lean, highly preferrable to the duck covered in fat some places serve. I selected the CHICKEN AND DUMPLINGS. The dumplings seemed a wee bit undercooked, but there was an abundance of chicken in the dish along with a good assortment of vegetables. Very tasty, and very filling. For dessert we split a BREAD PUDDING. It was drizzled with salty caramel sauce and accompanied by 3 scoops of vanilla ice cream. Plenty of scrumptiousness to be shared by four. $220 including beer and wine and gratuity.
  36. DD

    DrDiane

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The Blue Hound offers a vibrant, casual atmosphere with food to match. The menu is small but interesting. The food was well prepared and the service was excellent. I requested that my salmon be cooked on the rare side, and it arrived just as requested. The only mild negative was the noise level.
  37. MP

    ManuelP

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Mucho ruido, el servicio poco amable
  38. S

    Sarah

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Our food was very good , the wait staff pleasant and efficient and the entertainment for the evening was an added pleasure
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Unfamiliar with Phoenix so a little problem finding it (even with Google) but glad we made it. Server (Clayton) was fantastic. Cocktail’s we’re perfect. We ended up eating appetizers because they were so generously portioned and yummy
  40. LS

    LeeS

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    The steak was overdone, the side was not edible as you could not cut through the crust. It was obviously bad and I was still given a hard time.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails is rated 4.3 stars by 1528 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 6 times today
Google Map for Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

2 East Jefferson Street Phoenix, AZ 85004

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Central Avenue and Jefferson Street

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Phoenix

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 8:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We offer a complimentary 2 hour validation for self parking and $5 valet, with validation, while dining in Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails.

  • Public transit

    Conveniently located near light rail stops. Washington & Central, when traveling west bound, as well as Jefferson & 1st Avenue when traveling east bound. If you are taking a Lyft or Uber, the Hotel Palomar's main entrance is located just east of Central, on Jefferson. Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails is located on the 2nd floor.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Weekend live entertainment that includes DJs and Bands on our 3rd floor rooftop bar, Lustre.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (602) 258-0231

  • Catering

    The Hotel Palomar Phoenix features over 10,000 square feet of meeting space spread across boardrooms, ballrooms, suites, and a magnificent rooftop pool deck and patio, with glorious views of Phoenix's South Mountain and the ever-growing Downtown Skyline. The Palomar Phoenix can easily accommodate a myriad of custom-sized group meetings, business functions, social events, weddings, celebrations, etc. Give us a call and we can place you in the perfect spot for your own personal event.

  • Private party facilities

    Whether you throw an exclusive cocktail social or a more formal plated dinner reception, we will represent the type of loyalty that hound dogs are known for. In fact, it is rumored that the Blue Hound moniker was originally inspired by the loyalty of the Hound itself.

  • Private party contact

    Simon Dolinky: (480) 478-1741

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