The Arrogant Butcher

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2377 reviews
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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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Weekly Happy Hour

Enjoy $5 Wine and Cocktail Specials Mon-Fri 3-6pm in the Bar!

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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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KK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good. Serve was a bit slow and they totally missed the birthday notice added through Open Table. We ordered dessert but no mention of our celebration.

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DS
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food. Great service.

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HJ
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a pleasant experience. I'm there very often for several years, never a reason to complain.

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p
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Perfect finish after attending a D Back baseball game easy walk from stadium. Outstanding food and service

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BC
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Party of five Last Sunday night in bar area. First time vistors. We shared artichoke appetizers. Everybody enjoyed themselves and we all tried different entree's.

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A
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Food was very disappointing. Atmosphere is nice if you're seated in main restaurant and not in a side room .

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G
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Reservations were met, food was good, although salmon was a bit overcooked and dry, service by Hehsay(?) was outstanding - knowledgable, friendly, and attentive, and food came out quicker than we anticipated. There are seating booths for two in the aisle closest to the cooking area, but it is a bit noisier, so suggest you ask for a different area. Overall, we enjoyed our meal and will definitely return.

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V
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was great for us prior to attending the Phoenix Symphony performance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. I love the king crab. We came in for a family meal with out of town guests and a baby. Megan our server was outstanding. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Definitely will be back.

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BS
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Service was quick but more like they just wanted to churn people in and out of the place fast. Food was nicely prepared just didn’t leave me saying whoa I want to come back here. All in all it was fine just nothing to get excited about.

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AF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really good food and diverse menu. Don't be afraid to mix and match items as well, they are very flexible (I was able to get steak on my salad and it was excellent). Buffalo chicken thighs were heavily fried but still tasty. We had a large group and everyone enjoyed their meals.

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RS
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent some good beers on tap. Went before a D-Backs game and close to the stadium.

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s
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Music was a little loud for conversation, but food was excellent ambiance was good

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m
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We have been there several times before and had excellent food. This time we ordered a couple of things and both were just so-so. Don’t know what caused the change.

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TK
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The music was very loud at first. At our request they turned it doe. The hard surfaces reflect the sound too well when the music is loud. Everything else was fabulous. Enjoyed the food and service very much.

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OT
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

We were here two years ago when visiting Phoenix. We had a great experience then and the food was
delicious. This time was not nearly as pleasant or delicious. Our server seemed very stressed and not friendly. We waited 30 minutes (from the time we ordered) for our food which was mediocre at best.
It seems to me that a restaurant which gets packed after baseball games and concerts should be prepared with enough staff so servers are not spread so thin.

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Seated in the middle of the restaurant in a large booth. It was a Friday night at 6:15 (had reservations) and the volume was so loud I had to yell across the booth to be heard. I asked our waiter to move us and he said he couldn't hear either, had to always crouch to hear customer's orders. The patio was OK. I ordered an appetizer and iced tea; my friend got a salad and glass of wine; my husband ordered the steak. I also got a side order of chips (which IMHO should have been complimentary). Our bill, with tip, was $102. Our waitress was so-so but managed to get us the check in time for the show we were seeing; she had to be asked twice to validate parking. She was a little annoying with my order, and a little condescending--not top rate service. A lot of money for the experience, which was sub-optimal. Overall, I was disappointed considering this place was highly recommended.

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F
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the beginning to end the experience was wonderful. The Arrogant Butcher has incredible food, classy service and one that is inclusive of everyone!! It was absolutely perfect!!!! Xavier was awesome!!

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M
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed our first visit here. Food and service were excellent. Sitting outside is delightful both for people watching as well as weather (plenty of shade.). We will be back.

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JC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food and service! The butcher block option was fabulous.

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CS
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Accept reservations on game nights, which is great. Food was rushed, big crowd. Usually top shelf food, not this night. Will go again.

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B
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

From the minute we walked in the door the service was excellent. Easy parking too.

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Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service

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CM
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

1. Walking distance to conference center
2. Quick service
3. Good food and better than nearby restaurants

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SN
Louisville
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. The experience was wonderful. 1st time here to Arizona and it was a nice evening

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k
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprising last minute find. The restaurant is within walking distance to the Orpheum Phoenix theatre and parking is available right across the street. The food was outstanding (Crab stuffed Chicken and for my guest Scallops). Also, the flourless chocolate cake with vanilla gelato was wonderful. Will absolutely be back.

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i
Phoenix
98 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

2nd and last visit. Too many better options. Disappointing for FOX

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Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was well prepared and served. Salad was crispy, oysters and shrimp were large and tasty, steak was cooked to perfection. Upscale meal in a relaxed atmosphere. Best oysters that I’ve had in a while (and yes, in the desert no less)

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LT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Arrogant Butcher is a great downtown Phoenix eatery. A little hard to get in to on a concert night at Talking Stick Arena as they won’t take reservations on those nights. Go figure and very irritating. But we got in the next night. Hubby had their small salad that is definitely not small and a shrimp appetizer that was huge! I had the Ahi Tuna and broccoli. Deeeelicious! Wait staff was very courteous and efficient. Ambiance not so much — very noisy in this bustling venue with folks lined up to get in the entire time we were there. Luckily we got a booth and sat next to each other in order to hear over the din. Would definitely return. Now fix that ‘no reservations on concert night’ thing you got going.

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Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great meal and Michael was a fantastic server, who made our date experience great. Thanks!!

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DB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

A bit pricey for what you get but excellent food. Waitress was not mean or rude but not extra friendly. Maybe she was new or swamped that night.

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RW
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Reservations handled perfectly, Food excellent, service very good, noise level very high, price high for over all value. We will return but with low frequency

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C
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

When the best part of the meal was the appetizer you should probably move on. Entrees were bland with no vegetables to complement.

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GN
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Food was good, not great. For the price I would expect a VEGETABLE with my meal or some bread pre-ceding it. Very basic in terms of presentation for an upper end restaurant. Was stuck back in a windowless room when again, for the price would expect greater ambiance. Sam Fox or no, you guys need to step it up. There are a lot of good restaurants downtown, not to mention I can buy a 20oz. Ribeye at the Keg for $25 and get a vege with my steak and potato WITH bread. Have I made my point here?

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TM
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place - good kids menu just a bit loud

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WD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

They took a reservation for 4 PM without telling us that you couldn’t get dinner entrées until five. I asked to have my prime rib blackened only to find out that they had no idea what that meant. Also meal came out with maybe 2 tablespoons of watery mash potatoes. My wife’s filet was drenched in Jack Daniels sauce with only 2 sprigs of broccoli. The music was very loud as you are still actually in the bar area. The whole restaurant appears to be run by very young adults. Very very disappointing considering the menu prices.

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Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food Great service and great location. Would definitely come back.

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MC
Memphis
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding and our server was attentive. Compared to other places we have eaten the cost was low for the great meal and service.

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RM
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

My wife and I were in town for a conference and decided to check it out. DO NOT GET THE MEATLOAF. It was horrible. The grilled Salmon was very good and service was fine from a new server. They were attentive and asked if there was anything they could do after I sent it back, but I was fine at that point. Kind of a buzz kill.

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VE
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was good but service only fair. Never felt like we were being cared for. For the price we paid, the service seem substandard.

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