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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (39)
Good for a Date (32)
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Pre/post Theatre (30)
Fun (30)
Good for Groups (25)
Bar Seating (23)
People Watching (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Comfort Food (20)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Hot Spot (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Business Meals (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Local Ingredients (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Authentic (12)
Live Sports (12)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Great Beer (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Healthy (9)
Cozy (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Quick Bite (7)
Romantic (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Notable Wine List (4)
Organic (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Scenic View (3)
Spicy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 23, 2015

Food was very good. Portion size for appetizers a little small. Desserts were great. I had the prime rib and it was very good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2015

I ordered a hamburger and it was okay. Nothing special. Someone else ordered a Chinese chicken salad and they said it was really good. I will have to try something else next time. I will definitely go back and try it but I didn't think the hamburger was that great. When you only have an hour lunch, the service is kind of slow.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 19, 2015

Filet mignon tender and juicy. Would like to try other dishes.

Within walking distance from most venues and hotels. Great spot.

Would come here again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 13, 2015

This used to be a great place for a date , now ...way too many kids, very strange at 8:00pm...but the food is excellent!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 10, 2015

Great place that I keep going back to. This is the first time I make a reservation in advance and it was for 6pm. Place wasn't packed so not sure why they wanted to seat me all the way in the back when there was plenty of open tables in the main dining area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 10, 2015

Excellent variety to menu. Steaks very tasty but not as hot as ideal. Great place for groups and celebrations.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 10, 2015

The food was absolutely incredible! I don't know if I have had a better meal ever. I was in Phoenix on business and I was back at this restaurant two days after my first visit because it was so good. You definitely have to go there and try it yourself.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 3, 2015

The food was great, and our server, Andrew, was polite and very friendly.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 2, 2015

What a great dining experience. We started with the bread appetizer. My wife loved the goat cheese. I had the cheddar. Both wonderful. My wife had the beet salad, one of the best she's ever had anywhere. I had the seafood special. Shrimp, scallops, sea bass, mussels, in a scrumptious red sauce. Off the chart good. We finished up sharing a caramel pudding. After taking off the ample whip cream it was sooooo good. Must try. Our waiter was attentive but not over overbearing. Would definitely recommend to all!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 26, 2015

Wonderful service!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 20, 2015

We participated in Restaurant Week and enjoyed our selections. We each had different starters, entrees and desserts so we could sample each other's. Everything was good. Notably the salted caramel pudding was to die for! The service was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 19, 2015

This was our first time at the Arrogant Butcher and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Food was awesome and the service was great. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on September 19, 2015

Don't be put off by the three stars. This is a GOOD restaurant. I think Fox restaurants, as a whole, does a good job. I'm just not "wowed." We love going to Culinary Dropout in Tempe for lunch. We've been to North Italia in Scottsdale....it was along the same lines as Arrogant Butcher. Service at all of the restaurants has been impeccable. But I'm just not amazed by the food. At AB we had the crispy shrimp appetizer. Just a bowl of fried shrimp. We both had the basic chopped dinner salad, and it's exactly that. A bowl of mixed greens that you can buy at the grocery store with some dressing. I had the grilled ribeye. Good. Nothing to write home about. Some of the beans in the goulash that it's served with were still a bit hard. Hubs had the Saturday night prime rib special. It was just ok, too. Great ambiance, server was great, food was just alright. Definitely not worth the $108 for a tanq and tonic, some basic fried shrimp, two basic salads, and a couple pieces of meat.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on September 19, 2015

The salted caramel pudding was fantastic.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 16, 2015

Good food, good service! Happy hour has lots of selection and wonderful prices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 15, 2015

Great food at a reasonable price. We were able to get seated outside which was perfect. Food sizes were reasonable. Would definitely go back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2015

Great service from Andrew. Every dish was fabulous

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 9, 2015

Great service and delicious food. Salted Caramel Pudding was the best dessert ever!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (London)·Dined on September 2, 2015

This was my fifth time at the Arrogant Butcher. My Cubano was prepared and plated well, though the bread could have been fresher. I chose this restaurant based on location for our lunch meeting - it was quite loud. Our service was good, but not engaging.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 1, 2015

My hubby and I went for dinner. Pretzel and Fondue appetizer was good although too much bread to have before a meal and it is a large portion. I suggest having it alongside a few beers if not having dinner. The fondue however, was a great dip for the fries that came with my burger. It was a bit overdone but I am not as persnikity as some folks so I enjoyed it anyway.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 31, 2015

The food is always delicious. The salted caramel pudding is amazing and the peanut butter chocolate desert is oh so very unique and tasty. The servers are a friendly and personable bunch.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 29, 2015

We came to The Arrogant Butcher for our anniversary date night dinner. It did not disappoint. Delicious prime rib, great wine list, with notable beer list, awesome ambience, and cheerful staff. We will be returning!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 29, 2015

I liked the variety of food. And, it was all quite tasty. Went for my 15 y/o's birthday

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 28, 2015

This was our first visit and we loved it. Close to downtown entertainment and easy in and out parking, in the area. Genette, our waitress, made very good suggestions and we tried them all. Excellent dishes and LOVED the oysters. Great spot in downtown Phoenix!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 27, 2015

Very noisy and crowded which causes average service. Food ok.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 26, 2015

Looking over the drink menu, I noticed right off that ingredients are from the uber top-shelf. The Angel's Envy Old Fashioned, and Casamigos Blanco caught my eye right away! This care in spirit selection set it apart. The butcher block appetizer was very inventive and excellent. Most of us had the meatloaf special and although Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, and green beans may sound simple, each was perfect.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 26, 2015

I have now taken several groups, both business and personal, to this location and have had an amazing experience each time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 25, 2015

My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and decided on Arrogant Butcher. We had heard good things, and they were all true. Wonderful food, the dessert we chose was the salted caramel pudding...amazing!!!! Would go back and would recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 24, 2015

We had a pregame meal here on a Monday night and won't be back. The restaurant was very noisy, the waiter never came back after delivering our food to check on us and the food was not good. We tried the famous pretzels and cheese-boring cheese that congealed because the heating candle went out (note absent waiter) and the pretzels were dense and rather flavorless. The artichoke hummus was decent (was that dominant flavor cumin?)but the pita seemed undercooked-it needed to be grilled or toasted for some oompf. The zucchini fritters were crispy on the outside but seemed pasty in the center. I could go on but that is all I care to recall. At least the drinks were good. This was my third and last visit here.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 22, 2015

A coworker ate here the night prior, and she talked about the bad service. The drinks are good, the pretzel bites with fondue is great for the price, but the service is so bad and disjointed that it doesn't matter.

Water has to be asked for it seems, because after 15 minutes of your waiter coming by and taking your order he still doesn't produce water. There wasn't a huge incident, it was just little things that restaurants should be on top of. For example, when the plates were brought out for appetizers, they were super wet. Another server saw this and switched them out for us, not our own server. Also, the check was dropped off with no pen (crazy) and 10 minutes trying to get him to come over (or anyone) didn't pan out.

Happy Hour would be best, or a big group . Also the pretzels are super good, so don't miss that.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 22, 2015

Party of 8 for an anniversary celebration, food was fabulous! Adam Alcocer was our waiter and was so friendly and did an amazing job. We had a really nice evening! Highly recommend!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 21, 2015

I have been here several times for lunch because I work downtown. Went to dinner before a concert at symphony hall. Food was great. We were in a back room that I didn't even know existed. Much quieter than up front. Pleasurable experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 21, 2015

We always hit Arrogant Butcher on the way to the comedy club and they are always awesome! Our service was fabulous. The hummus is great the the Sea Bas was phenomenal!! The Arrogant 85 is the best cocktail!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 21, 2015

A bit ho-hum unless it's before a sporting event. A bit better than average at best.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 21, 2015

So convenient to all downtown venues. Great food, good service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 21, 2015

I love the Arrogant Butcher and try to eat here every time I'm in Phoenix. I love their charcuterie selections, the pretzels and their burger. This time I had the Wedge with Kalbi and it was amazing. So many flavors andnso satisfying. Definitely shareable. If ur visiting Downtown Phoenix stop in here for a great meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 15, 2015

We gave this place a try based on reviews and the description. It was disappointing to say the least. Too casual a place for a date night, but live and learn. What wasn't OK was the nonexistent servers, insanely loud noise level (to the point you had to shout across the table for the other person to hear you) and only average food. Drinks were good, but that can't carry a restaurant.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 8, 2015

Service was terrible and the ambiance was fitting for being next to the ball park. I would not return or recommend this restaurant unless you're looking for burgers and beers and have a lot of time.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 7, 2015

Food was fantastic. Next time we go with a bigger party to enjoy the appetizer platters that is for larger groups to share. We had the House pretzel and cheese fondue. Wish we had more people to share as we couldn't stop eating and almost filled up on the appetizer. I had the Daily special of Cioppino. Perfect. My wife had the Fillet. I finished it when she couldn't. It melted in my mouth. The flavor was awesome to. Excellent meal. We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 7, 2015

This is my favorite restaurant! It's a fantastic place to eat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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