The Arrogant Butcher

4.5
2201 reviews
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American
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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Richmond
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Visit to Phoenix

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BK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was very loud. We had to repeat our order over and over because our waitress couldn't hear us and we couldn't hear her. The Scallop dish was not worth $27.00.

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BD
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was super crowded. I’m glad I made a reservation. The service was okay but the food was great! I had the NY strip and Mac & Cheese Au Gratin! The place was much louder than I expected! But I would definitely visit again!

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i
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was cold. Loaded baked potato was hard, cold and not loaded as menu stated.
Salad drenched in salad dressing.
Had to keep asking waiter for water and drink refills.

Not a good experience.

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MM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Date night with my wife

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DW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was speedy, and wait staff were friendly and helpful. The rigatoni I had was tasty but not warm enough. Sticky toffee pudding dessert, recommended by staff was yummy. Noise was very loud and detracted from our enjoyment of the restaurant.

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f
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

Service was amazing but food is just so-so. We met an out of town family member who was staying in the downtown area for a conference. So, location was a priority. The service from being greeted when we entered to our table server was amazing. The food, however, was not. The food was mediocre. It is also very loud inside but too cold to sit outside this time of year.

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New England
56 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Basically pub food, done with strange interpretations and overly salted, at fairly high end prices. Example: nachos had a weird velveeta-like cheese sauce at good cheese prices.

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SA
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place amazing. I wish I had gotten more food for the price I paid.

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Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Mashed potato side dish with gravy ridiculous...maybe a tablespoon of runny potatoes . Service was great. Prime rib very nice....steamed broccoli mush. Meat loaf tasty but cold.... so they need to work on sides and getting it out hot.

Wonderful sevice, delicious cocktail.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I’ve had in a while!!! One of my new favorite places! Order the sticky toffee pudding, you won’t be disappointed!!! Service and food was top notch!

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CM
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went here before the Suns game. The food and service were both great! I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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MR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great pre-game place to meet up for food and drinks.

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SS
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good place before/after a DBacks/Suns game. Interesting cheeses and meat renderings as implied by the name of the restaurant.

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SC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I was really disappointed that I wasn't able to get the full menu, as there wasn't any notice of this while booking through OpenTable or on the restaurant website. We were told that food was being prepped and that only appetizers were available. Seemed crazy, considering we were there for a pre-NBA meal and were set to spend $300+ and only ended up spending $70. If a full dinner is only available after 5:00 with NBA games starting at 7:00 literally across the street - it would be much more profitable if patrons were given more than one time slot to eat!

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RC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tyler was our server and his service was outstanding. The food was fabulous. We only have positive things to say about our experience.

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TS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The arrogant butcher was absolutely fantastic!! We went for a New Year’s Eve dinner and even though it was crowded and our server was busy he paid attention to us and made sure we were enjoying our experience. The only problem we had was with one of our appetizers and he immediately took it back and actually brought us a dessert at the end as an apology! The food was excellent and the wine was too, will definitely be going back as soon as possibly!! :)

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KM
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful as always! Food and service can’t be beat! Drinks are wonderful too!

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MK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely on the top of the list of our favorite places! The food was amazing and I will have to stop myself from going back often.

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DS
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grilled salmon was outstanding. Excellent complements of cauliflower, beets and quinoa. Wow!

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Very disappointed in the service/reservation. Went on line in the am for a 3:30pm booking. When we arrived we were seated and told that the kitchen would not open until 4pm. Why take a reservation if you aren't going to serve food at the time you book for? To top that off, a table behind us got served at 3:45. Our waiter said, "Oh, that shouldn't have happened".

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks were amazing and the service was great! Couldn’t ask for more - will definitely be returning soon!

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LN
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome! We were seated quickly, service throughout the meal was fast and friendly! Everything we ordered was perfect and delicious! The Arrogant Butcher runs like a well-oiled machine and I highly recommend for a wonderful downtown dinner!

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JB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

It was our first time in and we enjoyed the overall experience! It was a very busy Friday night and it was easy to see everyone worming was busy. Our dinner took awhile and our waiter did apologize for this. The food was excellent! Overall very happy we stopped in for dinner. It was our First time trying oysters ! 😋!

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LL
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good. Highly recommend pretzels & cheese sauce. Service was just ok.

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MB
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had mostly starters, which included the Charcuterie, in fact almost all the starters and was really all we needed. Only two of us shared a plate which was the crab stuffed chicken. The brussell sprouts were perfect. The crab stuffed chicken was a little odd but I liked it. We were glad we had a reservation as we had to make the Suns game. I would definitely come back if wanting dinner before an event at Talking Stick. Finally the service was perfect on a crowded Friday night. Well done.

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OC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Meat was burned as well as Brussels sprouts. The baked potato was good.

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OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Food excellent.

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The filet mignon was perfect! All of the dishes were amazing except the broccoli which came with the filet. It was mushy and bland. Otherwise it would have been a 5 star experience. Still recommend it, because I didn't go there for the broccoli:)

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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Special menu for bowl game was limited but good for adults. Great place to meet prior to the game

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took family for Christmas Eve dinner and we all loved it. Great service, food was really good

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DA
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and cooked perfectly. Wide variety of unique options. Management went above and beyond to make sure we had an enjoyable night out!

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K
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great, service is always outstanding! We love this place!

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L
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Meatloaf (usual fave) not mixed so it had huge globs of rosemary and soggy pink bread. I initially thought it was spinach until I bit into it an realized it was 3 in round ball of rosemary. I asked the server what is was to be sure and he confirmed it and just laughed and left, not asking if I wanted something else or had any issues. The mashed potatoes were so yummy, though! And my dinner companion had the sweet potato enchilada (another fave), which she said was really good. My Pink Drink was great too. Just think it was an off night for the meatloaf and our main server (the rest of service was top notch!). I will try the meatloaf again...it is generally the best meatloaf ever!

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SS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Before theatre

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a delightful meal prior to a performance at the Orpheum. Fun atmosphere. Great service...very accommodating to the wants and needs of our party. Would highly recommend

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AD
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I've been there before we brought friends this time we each got a different entree. I had the schnitzel at our server's recommendation. It was fantastic. My wife got seared Ahi Tuna it was absolutely perfect our friends got the salmon he got the New York strip again cooked just perfectly to order. Oh and the buffalo chicken thigh appetizer was to die for. What really amazed me was the quality of the service. Paco and the whole wait staff we're so attentive always getting our water refilled always picking up empty plates always checking in on us. It was a great, great experience.

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E
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose the AG as our meeting spot before seeing a show. Had a nice comfortable table right in the middle of everything which was fun. Our waiter was great in accommodating our time schedule to make it to the show on time. The food and wine was well done and delicious.

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LH
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Over all good experience - service was prompt, food was good - venue not too noisy.
Parking was not very easy to find - site should show diagram of how to get to the
parking that is available below the restaurant.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. But hard to find parking!

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