The Arrogant Butcher

4.5
2157 reviews
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$30 and under
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
Happy Hour
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
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Phone number
(602) 324-8502
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matt Peru
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
1st and Jefferson
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Public transit
The nearest light rail stop is located at 1st and Jefferson, just one block from the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a holiday feast on Christmas Eve! Our a la carte dinner menu will be available.

Monday, December 24, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year in the heart of downtown! Celebrate with impeccably crafted cocktails, seafood from the raw bar and items from our a la carte menu.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 2157 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Little confusion when sat at wrong table but it was a great meal and we had a nice time. Wishing they had warm crab legs as an option, we’re not big fans of having it served cold. We will be back!

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L
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Overated Fox restaurant, the prime rib was dry and the service was bad, loaded potato delivered but no sour cream had to ask the kitchen for sour cream waitress never came back.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great server, the environment was great, and the food was delicious.

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JJ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Food was terrible. Extremely noisy!! Difficult to get to.

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U
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

High expectations of this restaurant and they didn’t pan out. Chinese chicken salad was not uniquely Asian in any way and it was a conservative portion compared to lunch salads available at other restaurants. Service was outstanding which was very nice but the food didn’t meet expectations.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The experience was really awesome. Glad we had a reservation because they were busy. The food was absolutely delicious and the staff super nice. We had a great evening here!

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TH
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

At my granddaughter's request, my partner and I celebrated her twenty-first birthday at the Arrogant Butcher. We arrived at our reservation time, and although a relatively long line of people were waiting to be seater, we were immediately placed at a table in one of the side rooms, a blessing because this establishment is LOUD, one of those in which everyone ends up shouting in order to be heard, but no one can hear because everyone is shouting. Our waiter, who at first glance did not seem very promising, turned out to be completely on task even though he was tending seven parties, three of them large. He brought drinks and wine in timely fashion and gave us good advice about items on the menu. The meal was well paced, and the food--the Mediterranean salad, salmon on a bed of spinach, butternut squash tamales served with beans and jambalaya--was tasty enough. Portions are moderately sized. In my opinion, the Arrogant Butcher is particularly appropriate for those attending a sporting event downtown, or even a play or musical performance. But it's not for foodies or persons interested in conversation. Not wonderful, but not bad either.

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K
San Diego
51 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great pre Suns game dinner - prime rib, pork schnitzels, burgers - all were very good. Our server was dialed in and did a wonderful job! The six of us were quite happy and very satisfied when we walked out of the door!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the waiter was exceptional good. The sticky toffee pudding was phenomenal!! Will definitely go back!

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R
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Fun place, good food, good service.
Will return and try the seafood and other cocktails.

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R
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Meals are over priced in comparison to portions served. Atmosphere was very loud.

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

Perfect location for pre Suns game quick bite. Staff was great. Food was great. Meatball was the Bomb!

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n
Phoenix
214 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

What a horrendous experience! Made a reservation before a major concert at Talking Stick Arena which was a mistake. For this evening, much to our disappointment, the menu was "limited" due to volume and it was obvious the restaurant was short staffed. We were not allowed any substitutions (e.g. French fries for mashed potatoes) AND we waited almost one hour for our food. There were 4 in our party (requesting two separate checks) and each of us had a bad or worse food experience. Requested unflavored iced tea and peach flavored tea was served. The meatloaf was "raw" and had to be returned. The salmon which was an add on to a salad, was not cooked as requested and the tomatoes in all three salads were mushy and "old". We had to track down any waiter to get our waiter to return so he could see this debacle. Our waiter did get his manager to come over and she offered to replace the items but we could not wait another hour for food! She agreed to remove the meatloaf and the salmon from the bills but the waiter got the comp'd items WRONG on each of our bills. What a mess....needless to say, we won't be returning to the restaurant any time soon. The entire meal should have been comp'd. Poor dining experience at what we once considered a decent restaurant.

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G
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend recommended this restaurant before and I’m glad that I had the opportunity to visit it. Great food and service. A gem in Phoenix Downtown.

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t
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was good. No issues getting a table and reservation on Saturday night.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good experience overall! We enjoyed sitting by the chefs counter. Unique, and relatively casual atmosphere. Our server was good, however she interrupted at times, and was a little too close when she would come up. Just more awareness of personal space. The chefs bird was awesome! We had a good time overall, and we will be back!

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CM
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Eaten there many times.
Good food, great service, good menu. CONSISTENT. Get what I expected every time.

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CD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

To start with, Very loud place. We ordered the pretzel appetizer and was disappointed as they tasted like they were a day old.
My wife ordered a small salad and a sweet potato and I ordered the crab stuffed chicken with Brussels sprouts.
It took almost 45 min to get our food, the waitress and manger came by to apologize and offered to comp one of my mixwd drinks, the pretzel appetizer and have a free dessert. For that, hats off to them as that’s great customer service. Once the food arrived I was disappointed as the Brussels sprouts were mostly burnt and the crab in the chicken breast seems like out of a can and the chicken itself but much flavor. Unfortunately I won’t be going back there

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S
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This place was fine for a late dinner downtown. A cut above typical bar food.

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S
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I have dined here in the past and had a wonderful experience however my recent trip to Arrogant Butcher was awful. I had made reservations but due to a large crowd in attendance for the Phoenix Suns game I was told we would have to wait 20-30 minutes for we could sit outside. We had tickets for a play and didn't want to wait so we were seated on the patio which we were assured was warm with heaters. The first table they offered the heater was not working properly and was turned off. The next table we were offered had a heater so we say down, unfortunately due tot he event across the street there was a great deal of traffic including city busses going by so whenever a breeze would kick up all we could smell was diesel. Our waiter offered us a complimentary drink due to the schedule mix up which was kind (but more about that later). He came back about 5-10 minutes later saying a table had opened up and would we like to move inside so we did. The next server who worked with us was curt and made us feel like we were a bother to be there. I had ordered the crab legs but did not realize they were served cold over ice, which seemed very odd - especially since they were served with warm drawn butter. Some of my crab was actually frozen. If I had known it was cold I would not have ordered it. When our bill came we were charged for the 'complimentary' drinks. Overall we were very disappointed in our dining experience and likely will not return.

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CC
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Poor customer service. We were a little early for our reservation and told that we would have to wait as they were "totally full". Meanwhile, there were a lot of open tables. They then proceeded to forget about us until we went up to the hostess stand and were then promptly seated at a table that had been empty for the past 20 minutes. It then took a full 45 minutes to get our food which we had to inhale so as not to be late to see our lecture at CoAmerica Theater.

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ST
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place! Very friendly staff. Food was amazing.

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MS
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My brother has an electric wheelchair. The staff is really good about getting us in and making us comfortable. We like the burgers. It’s a fun place. We like to watch ball games while we eat.

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VC
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service we received from Gabrielle was outstanding. Alex, the manager, was also very accommodating.

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j
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The Arrogant Butcher's food is a little on the pricey side, but it's high quality and wonderfully prepared. They could use a little help at their check in area - far too many people waiting for tables when there is an abundance of empty tables. We arrived early and were told they would not seat us until our scheduled reservation, although there were at least a dozen empty tables that stayed that way in the 20 minutes we waited. Not the best customer service up front, but our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. No kids menu, but the Butcher's Charcuterie Plate was a great share for me and my two girls!

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PF
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I split a salad and sandwich. Delish! Big servings. Great server. She made recommendations when we asked and didn’t hover. Made us feel as if we had all the time in the world. Can’t wait to return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and great service.

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

Outstanding food and very friendly service

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bar service. Bartenders were friendly, fun and knowledgeable

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G
Portland
26 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Large restaurant in the center of downtown by the sports arenas. Very busy and feels a bit like a chain. Only had oysters and the charcuterie board which were great, but overall was looking for something more personable. Would come here for before or after games or large groups but if you want something intimate, this is definitely not the place.

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SK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We chose Arrogant Butcher for an early dinner before a lecture at the Orpheum. We sat outside which is alongside the sidewalk & street w no planting or other barrier to enhance the ambiance or protect against loud traffic noise. The table was like a round picnic table w attached round wooden seats—uncomfortable for us “older” adults. Service was good and friendly. Food was average. Two of us had the sweet potato enchiladas which were smothered in the wrong sauce (thick red bitter enchilada sauce vs a light cream sauce) for this dish. Overall pretty unremarkable restaurant. Perhaps we would have enjoyed our time more if we had been inside.

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HV
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, awesome service but needs to figure out their AC, been there a dozen plus times but the last 3 times it is so hot inside thats its not comfortable.

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AR
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dining experience. The experience made my spouse's birthday dinner memorable. The staff was great, the prices were fair, and the cocktails were superb. I'm glad to have spent my money here. Money well spent! Will definitely be dining here again.

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CL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was wonderful and the chefs meat and cheese platters awesome. Wonderful server and fast.

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B
Raleigh
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The overall experience was good. The waitress was extremely nice but unfortunately, there was a hair in the appetizer. The cost of app was removed from bill.

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P
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good. I was a bit disappointed they had changed the menu because I was looking forward to one of the older items. My second time there. We enjoyed it both times.

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KV
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to The Arrogant Butcher. My friend and I selected it for the close proximity to Comerica Theater. Ian was our server, and he was FANTASTIC! He coupled knowledge of the menu and attentive service with an outgoing friendly personality. Without question he is one of the all-time best servers I have ever had! Between the delicious food and his amazing service, we are planning to make The Arrogant Butcher our ‘go to’ spot for the subscription series we have at Comerica.

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JP
Louisville
45 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Awesome food and service - I had scallops which were top notch with brussel sprouts & sweet potatos - absolutely melt in your mouth amazing! My friend had the beef short rib stew with brussel sprouts - again amazing!!! Had the DeLille Cellars red wine which was very good!!
Wish I remembered the waiter's name - very tall gent with longer hair pulled back - he was so good - so attentive and so knowledgable of the food and he chose our wine which we both really liked!!!
Can't say enough good things about this restauarant and their service - only wished I lived in Phoenix so I could go again real soon!!

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F
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New menu, but amazing food

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Meatloaf wasn’t the best.

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