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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (37)
Special Occasion (32)
Good for a Date (31)
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Pre/post Theatre (30)
Fun (29)
Good for Groups (24)
Bar Seating (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
People Watching (21)
Good for Anniversaries (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Business Meals (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Authentic (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Live Sports (12)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Cozy (9)
Great Beer (9)
Healthy (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Romantic (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Organic (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Scenic View (3)
Spicy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vegan (1)
Waterfront (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 25, 2017

The food and drinks were excellent matched with great service really worth the stop!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

We went to The Arrogant Butcher before a show at the Comerica Theatre. I had emailed a special request a few days before. Tanya replied to tell me that Chef would be happy to prepare the dish I had requested, even though it was not on the Weekend menu.

When we arrived, Tanya came to our table, greeted us and assured me that my request was not forgotten. Our server followed up. He was very personable and attentive.

The food was amazing and the dish that I requested was beyond my expectations. My friend had an equally delightful experience with her dish

I would definitely recommend the Arrogant Butcher and my friend would too. A wonderful experience all round. Thanks so much!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Live Sports, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Organic, Authentic, Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent, friendly service. One of the best charcuteries we’ve had. Great downtown location.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Went on a busy Friday night. Restaurant was packed. Food was excellent as was the service but the noise level was deafening.

Tags: Vegan, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This is basically a high priced sports bar; fine place to go before a sporting event, not a special event place.

Tags: Live Sports
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Was very loud and could barely hear friends at table. Waiter seemed to be running around all over the place and we had to wait a few times. But the food was so good that it made it worth it

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Came for a late dinner after a long day at a conference. Service was great, waitress very friendly. Food was great. Scallops with roasted Brussels sprouts were great, good drinks too. They were able to accommodate a colleague who has strict dietary needs as well. Only thing is they close at 9 pm.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great food, good service. A fun place for dinner. This was our second trip. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food was so good and really unique items on the menu. We loved the meats&cheeses and wine. The shrimp appetizer was really good too. For dinner my mom had steak and I had fish and both were exceptional. My wine went perfectly with the appetizers as well. The restaurant is fun with an energetic atmosphere. It was pretty busy for a Tuesday night. Our service was awesome, quick and very attentive. We were going to a concert so she made sure we were in and out on time. The restaurant is my favorite in downtown Phoenix. We will definitely go back. Thank you for a great night!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Authentic
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

We have been there a bunch of times, and it's never been horrible. The service has always exceeded expectations. This is my favorite restraunt in phoenix.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Happy Hour, Casual, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

This is a bar setting. I wasn’t looking for that, but I thought I would give it a try. My purpose was to set up a group dinner for 30 people. I wanted to try it first before I made this decision. Glad I did. Your place came recommended but the food wasn’t good. I’m not a picky eater but I had to return the crab stuffed chicken. It didn’t taste like chicken. I’m 55 years old I know know chicken when I taste it. The waitress was nice and took the meal back and brought out another dish from my selecti9n. It was the chicken tenders, but the chicken was pink and not cooked thoroughly. I didn’t eat it either. Sorry, but I not be coming back.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I normally am a fan of all FOX Concept restaurants and I was very excited to try this one. We had a terrible meal at Arrogant Butcher on Sat night. The food was really off and the service was questionable. We ordered the Butcher's cheese and meat plate - it came to us missing the cheese and the Marcona almonds were really pistachios that tasted like they were from a can. The salad lettuce was wilted didn't seem fresh. We ordered the peanut butter cup for dessert and had to send it back - this was the only time I couldn't eat chocolate and peanut butter dessert. It was a really disgusting peanut-like thick soup with chocolate ice cream in it. I was really disappointed and spent over $200 on a mediocre meal. No thanks, I won't be back.

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great place to eat. Food is always excellent. Sometimes gets a little too loud depending upon where you are seated.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Food was okay but not great. Everything was okay but not great.

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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Delicious lunch, waiter was courteous and very attentive. Food was delicious, and we were able to have a nice, relaxing time before walking around the corner to the Phoenix Symphony. Would absolutely visit again!

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Possibly the best scallops ever! Great service, perfect for before the symphony.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Everything was delicious! The food was excellent and cooked to perfection and the cocktails were phenomenal. I suggest the Old Old Fashion. YUM!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Very interesting place, definitely worth a trip. Appetizer was terrific, the crab-stuffed chicken also good, but a little overcooked. We'll be back!

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great food, great service, and great location. A little loud inside for business or family dining.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 3, 2017

excellent food with a good wine list. Beef short-rib stew with green chili was great and was the molten peanut butter cup.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent service. Funny server.

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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great food, good location but the service was disappointing. The server knew it was our first time and did very little to make the experience outstanding. We had to continually remind her to bring the items we ordered. We were willing to try many different items, but she failed to help us spend our money. However, the food will bring me back again!

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·Dined on September 26, 2017

Our waiter, Abril, was fantastic and very welcoming. He joked around with my friend and I and was very funny and attentive. The food was delicious and the restaurant as a whole was very warm and welcoming.

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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Dinner with my husband & a friend was fun. Very live & active place. We all had different menu items; two were great, the third not so much leading us to conclude fish was rhe best option. Server was attentive & it was an enjoyable evening.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The crab stuffed chicken was a huge dry deep fried disappointment. Desserts were all one note- sweet

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Me and my girlfriend love this place. Defiently one of our favorite resturants to go to defiently if we are in the downtown area. Our server Ian on saturday was awesome and very intentive to us. And also had a great personality.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Date night

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We chose this restaurant because we were attending an event at Comerica Theatre. The waiter barely checked in with us, we asked for water and it took forever to get and it tasted weird the, the delivery of the food took forever, we were cramped where we sat, I could go on. So disappointed. When we finally got our food we were rushed to eat. My husband ordered the special, prime rib, and it was not cooked well. The manager came out to apologize for the delay and offered to get us a cab so we wouldn't be late for our event. We waited and it never came so we walked...not a great experience for the price.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Waiter wasn't very good but we've been here many times and will keep coming back

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

So noisy it gave me a headache. They need an area were you can carry on a conversation without yelling. Menu does not reflect the name, expected more meat options.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

The grill salmon was amazing!! The service was awesome! Overall just wonderful!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food and service staff were incredible! The meal options were creative and delicious. The wait staff were attentive and friendly. My only complaint is that we were rushed through our meal. I expected that paying $100 for a pre-symphony dinner would last more than 25 minutes, but that's how long it took - from ordering through appetizers and finishing main course. We had 5pm reservations, expecting to leisurely walk to the symphony between 6 and 6:30. We were in and out of the restaurant in less than half an hour, and sat around outside for over an hour until Symphony Hall opened. I highly recommend the restaurant, just don't expect to stay too long.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food is excellent and the service perfect. We always have dinner here before a D-Backs game. One of our favorite Fox restaurants for sure!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great place for a business lunch. The background chatter is a little higher than moderate but you don't have to shout to carry on a conversation.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Not "energetic" but LOUD. If you want to carry on a conversation with friends, forget it. need more vegetarian options.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

My date and I really enjoyed our meals, drinks, desert that we had. The staff was on point. Loved the total environment, we'll be back!

Tags: Healthy, Hot Spot, Organic, Cozy, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Afternoon Tea, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Mediterranean salad was awesome. Salmon was too salty. A little pricey for value

Tags: Comfort Food, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 18, 2017

I had heard of The Arrogant Butcher, but had never been. Overall, I was let down, but I know that was because of my expectations. The Arrogant Butcher is not for a nice date out. It's very lively, which is great for a night on the town or happy hour, but not for a romantic evening out with your significant other. The service was stellar however. We did have a bit of a wait, but the hostess let us know up front that they were unusually busy and during the wait for our dinner, the manager came around and apologized for the wait. The menu was another surprise; there wasn't much there. I'd heard that the lunch menu was good so I assumed the dinner menu was as well. I ended up ordering the Jambalaya, which was likely a mistake on my part, as I am from the south. The chicken was extremely dry and it had no spice/seasoning to it. I ended up taking most of it home and adding cayenne pepper and hot sauce to it. My husband had the scallop meal and he liked it, but the meal only consisted of 6 scallops over a corn mash spread over the plate. He was done in what seemed like seconds, and we ended up getting more food for him to eat after we left.

Overall, I actually would recommend The Arrogant Butcher if you are looking for a place to eat after being out on the town in Downtown Phoenix. The location cannot be beat and they do show NFL games when they are on. I would look elsewhere if you're looking for a nice place to have date night.

Tags: Fun
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The drinks were good and so was the food. Our waiter was polite and very nice. It's a nice place to get appetizers and hang out before concerts in downtown.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Arrogant Butcher is one of our favorite restaurants. The jambalaya is the best!! My husband always gets the short rib stew. The service is always great. You can't go wrong dining here.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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