The Arrogant Butcher

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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.
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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 15, 2019

Ends: March 16, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM

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OT
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined 14 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Prime Rib was incredible tonight as always. As is everything else on the menu. Friendly service and great location near Talking Stick Resort Arena.

D
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Young gal answering phone a bit short and not welcoming. Server excellent and attentive with great attitude. Food fair. Hamburger overcooked and dry and everything else ordered was just ok. Drinks on ok side.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Food was good. Nothing too spectacular and very limited menu.

MG
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been dining here each January when I come in for a trade show for the past 4 years. The menu is always different but delicious, and the food quality coupled with service is excellent. Happy to recommend this place to anyone visiting Phoenix!

C
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Table was ready at time of my reservation.

Server was friendly but seemed to disappear for extended periods of time.

2 chopped salads and nachos took about 40 minutes to arrive. When they did nachos were cold.

2nd poor experience here and likely won’t return.

ME
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had the pork nachos, beef stew, jambalaya, and a side of brussel sprouts with bacon. Beef stew was a 10, nachos were a 9, and the jambalaya was a 6, and the brussel sprouts were a 3 (they were somewhat undercooked and that is not a good look or taste for the brussels). Our server, Steve was wonderful and attentive and helped us with our drink choices. Loved the wine he suggested. My husband is a craft draft beer guy and there was not really anything in the middle categories for him-only light beers and IPAs. We struggled to find parking, parked 5 blocks away only to pay $15 for that garage, then we found out the parking garage behind/underneath the restaurant would have been free as the Arrogant Butcher will validate parking. Good to know for next time.

s
Minneapolis
64 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We arrived 30 minutes late due to traffic and they were nice enough on a busy Saturday night to hold our reservation.
The server, Salvador, was great. The food and drinks were very good.
We'd definitely go back again

MC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. Waitress was helpful and courteous. Nice anniversary event for us. Will be back. M n D Conrad

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service and very good food

C
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We arrived about 15 minutes early for our reservation and were told by the hostess that we’d be seated at our reservation time. This was understandable except that the couple behind us, who indicated that they did not have a reservation, we’re seated immediately. We waited the full 15 minutes and then were shown to a table next to the couple that arrived behind us. The same server handled both tables, so there was no apparent reason to make us wait.

d
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We had eaten here twice before. Probably best for bar food. Menu online was different than I'm restaurant (no shrimp po boy...which one diner was looking forward to and had had before). Salmon on salad was cooked beautifully.
Service was adequate.
Restaurant is very loud. Music is too loud.

EJ
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, and great service. We’re definitely going again!!!!

SP
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening is downtown Phoenix, starting with a wonderful meal at the Arrogant Butcher. I had the salmon and it was beautifully plated and delicious. The restaurant was across the street from the Talking Stick Arena where we headed next for the Suns game. Great food, great location

OT
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The appetizers were delicious (chef’s charcuterie plate and smoked pork tacos). My guests had steaks which they seemed to enjoy. My salmon dish was over cooked and was fairly underwhelming. My biggest gripe is that they unknowingly closed at 9pm. Not sure why they took our 8:30 res. It made for many awkward exchanges with our server as she had to tell us several times that the kitchen was closing not long after we were set, that it was last call shortly thereafter, then that it wasn’t actually last call until after our food arrived. To her credit, she comp’d my last beer The restaurant was full but we could tell her manager was ready to get out of there. This is on the management. Poorly handled.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. Reasonably priced for directly cross from arena. Will be back

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening we sat on the patio. Friendly service and atmosphere. Food was good.

4
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great time
Thanks to Zach and the great staff n service
Great drinks
And look foreard to returning
Loved it!!!

S
Tahoe
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Pretzel Bites are the best anywhere! Matt was a good server. We had to get out in time to get to the symphony and he made certain we did.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We arrived a bit late for our reservation. We miscalculated for First Friday downtown PHX and time in the parking garage. However, we were greeted with no recourse and enjoyed an amazing dinner. We weren’t the kitchen door so it was a bit louder. I will say this...we witnessed some awesome team customer service! Shared the salmon and it was splendid.

KU
Switzerland
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I ordered the Crispy Chicken Breast...extremely greasy and covered in a white, sticky sauce. Not what I expected. Very noisy and TVs throughout the restaurant. Definitely not a fine dining experience/location but rather an upscale pub-like atmosphere.

VS
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the first time eating at the Arrogant Butcher but we will be back for sure. The staff was very friendly, the food was amazing and the atmosphere was spot on for what we were looking for. Very pleased with our experience.

RC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent. The Arrogant Butcher never disappoints. Our server, Amberdean was particularly excellent with a strong knowledge on wines, great recommendations for food and wonderful personality. Highly recommend this restaurant!

f
Phoenix
57 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Xavier was an excellent waiter and was knowledgeable about how the items on the menu are prepared.

MM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was a little overpriced. The salmon was okay. I had fruit flies around our table which were really annoying.

LB
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was New Year's Eve and very busy, but the servers were friendly and attentive and the wait for our food was very short. I was impressed! It was our first time there. I'm sure we will be back.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was great. Ordered the filet medium rare but it was a tad too rare for my liking. Other than that everything was superb!

MB
Tucson
30 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food met all of our expectations. Will definitely try other entrees. Service was average but it was really a result of our inattentive server.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A definite recommend for anytime you are in downtown Phoenix; great location and amazing food!

K
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Loud and crowded are well tolerated at convivial eateries with delicious cuisine. Arrogant Butcher has OK food I state after this 2nd visit. My meatloaf wow somewhat tasty was lukewarm and the six green beans on top or a mirror nod to a vegetable on the plate. I sent her the French dip which was just OK. The fish and chips were greasy though OK. It’s OK.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Kitchen was deep in the weeds - took an hour to get a sandwich. Hostess stands couldn’t manage tables made us wait 25 min for our table that sat open the entire time.

CE
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants! You can't beat the prime rib there! A group of us went there on Christmas Eve for dinner, and it was a fun evening! Our server (can't remember his name) was very pleasant, and didn't make us feel rushed to get out. My only comment would be that I ordered the scallops, and they were barely room temperature. They WERE delicious, however, but because we were one of the last tables for the evening, the kitchen may have been off a bit..............but I will try them again another time, when it's just a normal evening.

s
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went before a Sun's game and while it was busy, the staff was friendly. The food was great.

CP
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The location to the basketball arena was great. The food and service was average even if the French fries had been hot. Of course one order of French fries that was to be served with a $27.50 scallops dinner was delivered after everyone (6 people) had finished eating.

J
Orange County
45 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it. Our waiter was very very nice and knew his stuff. Food was very tasty. Loved the vibe.

C
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were having a family Christmas dinner with our three children honoring my in-laws that passed away this year. Our server was great and of course the food was great.

K
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We went for early Christmas dinner with some friends. Loved the vibe. It was a little more casual than I anticipated. Our server was spot on and very friendly. The food was just good but not outstanding. Don’t go for the priciest items because it’s not that kind of place. Everything we ordered (4 people) was very heavy on the salt and didn’t quite live up to our expectations. All 4 of us decided we probably wouldn’t come back. Probably a better place to drink and eat an appetizer.

JD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food, price it high but we had an awesome experience will do it again

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

a
Las Vegas
32 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time visiting but had heard excellent things about The Arrogant Butcher. It did not disappoint. Professional & courteous staff & food was prepared perfectly.

I will certainly be back! Thank you for an amazing experience!