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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

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (39)
Good for a Date (34)
Special Occasion (31)
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Pre/post Theatre (28)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Fun (27)
Good for Groups (26)
People Watching (25)
Bar Seating (22)
Good for Birthdays (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Hot Spot (19)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Happy Hour (16)
Comfort Food (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Business Meals (15)
Authentic (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Live Sports (13)
Cozy (8)
Healthy (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Quick Bite (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Romantic (6)
Great Beer (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Seasonal (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Organic (4)
Scenic View (4)
Spicy (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tapas (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined a day ago

This was our 30th anniversary and we were referred by our hotel and we are glad we listened to the reference.
Great experience!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

The service staff tried, but were clearly overwhelmed with the number of tables they were responsible for. We waited 40 minutes between our starter and entrée. All dishes we tried were very salty.

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vip
 (London)·Dined 6 days ago

We sat outside with our dogs, the tables were nicely spaced. Staff were friendly although service was a little slow (it was a busy Friday night). Food range and quality great. Drinks also very nice. Would go back, although there is a huge construction site next door so it can be a little noisy

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Very loud and it took FOREVER to et food & drink orders

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 16, 2017

When I called to make a reservation, they said they couldn't make a reservation for me within the hour (I was calling 45 minutes before the requested time). They wanted to push me back 30 minutes after my requested time, but we had a concert to get to. So, once I hung up the phone, I was able to get my requested reservation time on Open Table. I didn't really appreciate that level of service, and had to take things into my own hands, in order to get what we wanted; Opentable.

Once we were there, we were placed by the noisy kitchen, elbow to elbow with two other diners, although my reservation indicated date. When we requested to be reseated, they were accommodating, and the replacement seating was a huge improvement, but again, I had to take it into my own hands, and do the thinking for the staff.

Once the filet came out, it was red with blood oozing, although I had ordered it cooked medium, with a description that it be, "pink."

They were nice about taking them back, and heating them up a little more. I was so pleased that I shared my enthusiasm with the server about how it was done medium, and she said, "No, that's medium well." I just told her that every restaurant does it differently; I know, I travel the world.

The food tasted amazing, absolutely amazing and the Uptick (I think was the name of the Cabernet) was to my liking.

Overall, great food, great service, questionable problem solving ability on the part of the staff.

Their ability to problem solve, in order to in order to have a seamless visit, needs improvement. E.g. give patrons their reservation even if they telephone, don't seat a date by the noisy kitchen when there are more quiet, and romantic crevices of the restaurant, don't serve a bloody steak when patron requests medium/pink, and don't correct the guest when they are expressing gratitude, and reiterating their request.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

great place, great food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great place! Terrific location! Inside and outside dining options! Back room away from the hectic pace of a Saturday night. Open kitchen. Cocktails and dinner was very enjoyable. Service was on the money between server and various food and drink runners.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent service. Best prime rib I’ve had in a long time.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The menu has been reduced down from our previous expierence(s). Wait time was longer than our previous visits, bad luck on our part, large party in front of us. Food is good, but pricey. Server was very good.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Enjoyed the location twice, business and fun with friends while in Phoenix. A good time was had by all. Food was fun and tasty.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Bartender was having an off night. Meal was excellent and the sever was pleasant but might have been spread a little thin that night.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

The meal was very good, the portions are a bit small. The server was very attentive but lacked personality. I will definitely go back and recommend it others.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Went for a relaxed business meal and enjoyed everything about this place. We had fun with the server, good beer and a great variety of food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Good food and a good gastro-pub that is walking distance from the Convention Center. We had the slow cooked prime rib stew which I would call a “high-end” comfort food. We also ordered the scallops which were served on a mixture of sweet potato and deconstructed caramelized maple brussel sprouts. This was as good, or better, then the perfectly cooked Diver Scallops. All in all, great food, good vibe and perfect location if staying in the Downtown Phoenix area.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We had a great time! The chefs charcuterie selection was outstanding along with good wine & cocktails. Our dinner was jambalaya and it was very authentic!

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The dinner options were delicious. Can't go wrong with their perfect prime rib. Our table very much enjoyed the butchers board appetizer which contained a smorgasbord of fine selections of cheese, nuts, cured meats, and more. The service was impeccable!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was very good. Jambalaya, short rib stew, and French dip were excellent. Took a long time to get our food. The place was jumpin so that was good. What happened to valet parking?

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The restaurant was fine, but open table screwed up. Made a reservation for 6 pm then got to the restaurant and the reservation was for 6:45. Looked up my account in the open table app and it was for 6:45. very disappointing. Will always print out my reservation from open table from now on.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Met with our friends prior to a concert. Good service and selection. Tasty food, appropriate crowd and noise for a Saturday night downtown. We will be back. This definitely goes on our list.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 28, 2017

In town for a meeting. Oysters were great. The crab legs were grainy and tasted very old.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food is consistent and well prepared.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Oh boy, you MUST try the scallops! Terrific food and close to everything downtown - must check it out!

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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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