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About The Arrogant Butcher

Located in downtown Phoenix just minutes across from Talking Stick Resort Arena and Chase Field, The Arrogant Butcher has earned its title as a hometown favorite. Stop in for the chef’s board and a round of expertly crafted cocktails, a power lunch with sandwiches and salads, or a full-on dining experience with entrees like our beloved baby back ribs. No matter what, you’ll be satisfied.

2 E. Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Mon – Thu 11am - 9pm
Fri 11am - 10pm

Sat 12pm - 10pm

Sun
12pm - 9pm

Happy Hour:
Mon – Fri 3pm - 6pm

Cross Street:
1st and Jefferson

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(602) 324-8502

Website:
http://www.foxrc.com/restaurants/the-arrogant-butcher

Public Transit:
The nearest light rail stop is located at 1st and Jefferson, just one block from the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Matt Peru

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

The Arrogant Butcher features three private dining rooms along with patio, bar, and lounge space, all which can be reserved for private events.

The Arrogant Butcher Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (43)
Special Occasion (35)
Fun (33)
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Pre/post Theatre (32)
Good for a Date (31)
People Watching (28)
Good for Birthdays (27)
Good for Groups (26)
Bar Seating (25)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Fit for Foodies (23)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Neighborhood Gem (21)
Comfort Food (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Happy Hour (19)
Hot Spot (18)
Business Meals (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Live Sports (14)
Authentic (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Late-night Find (10)
Healthy (9)
Great Beer (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Cozy (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Quick Bite (7)
Romantic (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Seasonal (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Organic (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

Three of us ordered the cheese ravioli, which was under-cooked and cold. Service was slow and unpleasant. This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. Not any more.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

Brought a friend visiting from LA and overall bad experience. They wouldn’t sit us (with attitude) when we arrived 15 min earlier than our reservation but tons of booths available. Dumb move - we could have ordered drinks and not try to get to the bar for that. Food sub-par. Cheese selection looked good on paper but not good when it arrived. Food was not good despite so many great reviews and being a Fox restaurant. Have had many business lunches there - it’s fine for that. Frankly after this experience I won’t be going back period. Too many other great options to settle for just ok and value simply not there.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was average, but cost was not too high. Therefore, quality to price was probably about right. I had the prime rib, and it was on par with moderate priced steakhouses. My wife had the scallops, and she was not impressed.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

First of all let me start by saying the restaurant was full but that should not be an excuse for lousy service. The Charcuterie plate we ordered as an appetizer was the best part of the evening. Cocktails were delivered about half way through the appetizer. Entrees showed up just after the cocktails, so the wine we were going to order with dinner never happened. My prime rib was barely room temperature but I didnt want to send it back for fear it wouldn't get back before my wife finished her entree. Really felt like the server was just trying to turn the table. We were there to celebrate both of our birthdays and the poor service lost the restaurant the sale of a bottle of wine and dessert.

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Very good food great menu selection. Next visit to Phoenix I will definitely return

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, People Watching, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Good atmosphere and great food. I schedule business lunches there on a regular basis.

Tags: Live Sports, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Fun
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We were very disappointed in the quality of the food (hamburgers and fish tacos). The hamburgers did not come properly prepared as requested and it took quite some time to get all the stuff to the table. Two of us had had lunch there before but I wouldn’t recommend it any longer

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great food and great service! I would recommend to anyone

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

I love this place! The food is awesome, the service spectacular just a great, fun dining experi nice!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food is always great at the Arrogant Butcher, which is why we go back again and again!

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Apparently the hostess did not tell our waitress we were here as noted in my reservation request that we were celebrating our 37th anniversary. As a result no one mentioned anything and the normal treat was omitted. We did enjoy our waitress and felt awkward bringing it to her attention.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food presentation was bad for the price, salad was not good too much dressing No good taste, the service was poor, recervation was at 9:45 waiter told us the kitchen close at 10

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food and atmosphere is amazing here! Wii definitely return again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Fun, Business Meals, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had dinner here for NYE & it was packed; luckily we made reservations via OPEN TABLE. We waited maybe 5-10 min max before being seated. The hostess and staff were super friendly. Great ambiance. Loved the décor! We started off with a few oysters, which were DELISH- some of the best oysters I have had yet. Very fresh. My wife ordered the CRAB STUFFED CHICKEN, which was very good. She was under the impression it was going to be a whole or baked half chicken stuffed vs. a split boneless chicken breast stuffed with crab. Either way, I thought it tasted wonderful. I ordered the GRILLED SALMON and I was in heaven. Literally, the best salmon I have had to date anywhere around. YUM. I would definitely order it again without question.

The portions were small in size, but still managed to fill you up. (However, if you are a tad on the super hungry side, I would recommend ordering an appetizer or 2 to compensate).

I liked the selection of beers, however the Modelo I ordered was a bit warm; nonetheless, I still finished it and ordered another.

I will come back to Arrogant Butcher again. I like the fact that everything is "homemade" . The food was delicious and the atmosphere and mood was inviting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

For New Years Eve my mother n law wanted something different. The menu for Arrogant Butcher looked delicious. When we got our reserved table we were given a very small menu. Maybe it was just a holiday menu, I’m not sure since I’ve never been. There was not anything appropriate for my 2 kids. Luckily our server let us order what they both wanted, what wasn’t mentioned on the menu at all. I enjoyed our experience and so did my kids. The cost, I think was a little more... than expected.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This restaurant has an identity crisis. I did not experience anything “butcher” or “arrogant” about this restaurant. The waiter descrIbed it as a “meat and potatoes” place but most of the food on the menu was seafood or salads. There were a few sandwiches and one burger. Also, not that it’s a problem for the restaurant goer, but there was so much extra waitstaff- people were just congregating around the hostess stand or the kitchen. Only positive was our waiter was nice. Would not go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

First time at The Arrogant Butcher - a Fox Concept Restaurant. While I was pleased with the food and the items on Happy Hour menu, again, inconsistent with seating for Happy Hour. We were ushered into the bar area (tables) since I wanted an item (ONE item) from the Happy Hour menu. The rest of our dinner came from the actual menu. Perhaps consider - regular table seating if you are ordering the majority of your dinner from the menu. With kids, the bar area is a bit congested and when the rest of the restaurant has tables available, this does not seem to make much sense. We almost opted out of ordering our 1 item from the Happy Hour menu just to sit in the restaurant (but it happened to be something one of the kids wanted.) Just a suggestion from a regular customer.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Quick Bite
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. Good portion sizes and excellent flavor. Even the kids declared they have the best chicken tenders ever. The prime rib had great flavor. Fresh oysters too. Would certainly return.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great service. Minor mix up wth the order and they more than made up for it !

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The New York steak was excellently prepared, with whipped potatoes and broccolini. The broccolini as slightly overdone and a bit hard, but overall the dish was awesome.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great! Visiting Phoenix and this was next to our hotel. Casual and good!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had dinner here Christmas Eve while traveling. The food was wonderful and the service was great. I would definitely go back.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Always great food and reasonable wine cost. Perfect for Christmas Eve every year.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

I would bot recommend the peanut butter cup dessert.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was bland, overpriced, and the service was horrible. We will not be going back. Not sure how the reviews were so good.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

3 prime rib orders amongst our 5 diners, and all of them came to the table cold. All sent back, and came back well done. Also, ordered two chicken noodle soups. One an appetizer, full of noodles to the top of the bowl. One later, an entree, mostly broth. Been there 4 times; first two times were great, last two times very disappointing. Won’t be going back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

In our group of 7, everyone loved their food and we were all glad that was where we picked to have our office party

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great place, Great service and wonderful food. Would recommend it to everyone no matte4 the occasion.

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, People Watching, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

We went to AB before going to see Christmas Carol at the Herberger Theater.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

THe food was really good and the server was friendly. My issue was I went there for my 25th wedding annervesary and through OpenTable made note that we were going for our anniversary. When the restaurant called to confirm the reservation, they mentioned the anniversary and I confirmed. When we got the restaurant, they had us in and out quickly and never mentioned the occasion. That was disappointing.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

My husband and I have enjoyed several fine restaurants in the area and I was planning a special occasion as I was taking my Mother-in-law to the Theatre. We made reservations and were seated promptly. I found the menu a little lacking, but when I found crab stuffed chicken with spinach and a delicate sauce, both my Mother-in-law placed our order. What we received was 2 small fried pieces of breaded chicken and a piece of very dry crab cake in between. It was by the worst thing I have been served in many years and apparently my guest felt the same as she left it on her plate. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Please don’t think we are elderly or people who can not be pleased. We are very social and have enjoyed just about every other restaurant in the area.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was excellent! We got the chefs meat platter, definitely recommend! I got the divers scallops, very good! My boyfriend got the prime rib, loved it. Very good quality food!

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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We were in town for an interview and my husband and I were staying around the corner. First of all it was the best and most creative charcuterie board. Delicious and generous portions. My husband got the stew with an egg and cornbread and was stuffed. I had a salad and it was plenty after the board. Alec, the manager, came by and talked to us and after finding out I was interviewing In Phoenix he bought our dessert which was a blueberry cheesecake - delicious also! Fantastic service and delicious food; we will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Friday date night and wife and I were glad we went to the Arrogant Butcher prior to going to the ballet. Food and drinks were excellent and service provided by Paco was exceptional.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Poor customer service from the greeting of the hostess - definitely arrogant approach to customer who arrive early for table reservation.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Reservation was for 5:30--I arrived 10 minutes early, but they wouldn't seat me even though the restaurant clearly had room. Then had to remind them to actually seat my party. The menu is somewhat overpriced. $18.00 for Fish and Chips that normally sell for $5-$6 less. Also the chips (fries) were soggy and not at all warm.

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·Dined on December 15, 2017

The salmon salad was cooked to perfection. Wish the king crab had been served whole and hot. To cut it in half dries it out too much. Lovely place to eat. Compliments to the chef on my light blackened seasoning on a perfect medium rare salmon. So on pointe! Thank you!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Casual, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

good food; expensive for typical two fish tacos; 4 of us pre-game came to over $100. No appetizer. Sat outside on metal tables - could use table cloths for that price.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Quick Bite
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The food and service as always was good. However the hostess wouldn’t seat us till exact time of our reservations. We were there on a Tuesday night and the place was empty. There was no reason to make up wait 30 minutes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Love this place. Food is great and service is better. One of our go to spots for special occasions

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