Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Tempe
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We went on a Cactus League day but did have reservations for lunch. We were seated promptly but the room was so noisy that we could not hear each other. We requested to relocate to the patio and were relocated promptly once again. Smooth sailing after that with great service and good food.
Overall I had a great time, food was really good. The only issue I had was that our waitress pretty much ignored us after our food was gone and we waited almost 30 minutes before we got our check and I had to ask for it. She walked past our table multiple times and didn’t even acknowledge us, but acknowledged the other tables she was working at.
It was my friend's birthday. Our server was excellent & so was the food. We had the the potato pancakes - unbelievable. Crispy, but smooth on the inside. Our meals were just as good. We had the creme brulee & the chocolate s'mores desserts. My friend's brulee was comped for her birthday :) nice tough. Finished w a yummy Irish coffee. The patio was covered & the day was great - have fun trying out this great restaurant.
Food was great. Waiter was great. Music was a bit loud.
It was a great place with a great atmosphere. The service was outstanding and the food web outstanding as well.
we sat in the bar area so the the noise was not bad. But the overall experience was totally awesome
Fantastic service, great food, but the drinks were a little overpriced and those prices were not on the menu
Great food, great service, great atmosphere. It is a bit loud, but that's ok.
Dakota was an amazing server- honestly the best we’ve had in a while. He was very attentive and kind.
I made reservations for 6, arrived on time with all of party present. Spoke with 3 different hostesses and got 3 different answers. Completely disorganized chaos. And it took 20 min to get my table and when we were walked there we walked by multiple empty tables?? That is inexcusable. Bathroom needed servicing
The online menu and write ups had me excited for the variety and ingredients, Food was just fair, Maybe trying to be too many things. Ahi Poke stack was mushy and mostly rice. Cubano wasn't flat grilled or on a ciabatta, as stated on menu, was on a French roll. Fried Cauliflower wasn't crunchy (also soggy). Best thing was my Basil and Grapefruit Martini. Nice drink
Asked for a table next to window, a quiet spot, but instead have us a table in the middle of the bar surrounded by talking ppl & running around waiters & waitresses. Not cool
It was good, it’s very loud in the main dining room and often hard to hear conversation. Food was good as usual.
Our reservation was ready as promised our booth was roomy, service was excellent and the food was done to our expectations. We will definitely be back.
Service was great also the chicken Sliders Were exceptional
Inside was very noisy so we requested outside seating and that was great. Food was good. Service was good considering how busy it was as it was during the holidays.
Food and service were outstanding, not your typical sports bar!
Great weekend brunch menu! Good place to go with friends and watch a game.
Very nice restaurant for groups. A little loud, but a lot of choices for food.
We sat outside on a pleasant day. The meal was delicious...we both had burgers and fries. We sat for 2 hours and no on bothered us.
The service was rated lower because there appeared to be only one server on duty and the place was packed. The server did her best and the low rating is on management squarely
Can’t wait to go back again
I had a southwest salad. It was flavorful. The restaurant was clean. The service was good.
Food was not good, salmon overcooked, shrimp cold, chicken was bland.
Excellent food, Excellent service and atmosphere!!
Thirsty Lion never disappoints. We frequent here for their lunch salads.
The lab burger special was excellent, really enjoyed that. Unfortunately the noise level was so high that it was almost impossible to carry on a conversation. The patio might have been a better choice to have any sort of ability to talk.
The service was very poor, the food was average. The Manager did accommodate us by taking the appetizers off the bill due to the poor service.
The greeting by the hostesses was cordial, and I was promptly seated. The waitress was promptly to my table to take my drink order while I waited for my dining companion. This unobtrusive attentiveness was sustained throughout the experience - kudos to Melanie.
As for the food, I had the Thai Red Curry Chicken while my friend opted for the Ahi Salad. The temperature of my entree was perfect, and the aroma and flavor were authentic. One would expect to find this dish in a high-end Asian restaurant. My friend found her salad to be equally delicious. I don't get to Tempe often, but this venue will be a first pick.
Party of 4 had a great dinner and super service. We’ve never been disappointed. Thank you.
Another outstanding experience at Tempe. Food was amazing as was Emily. Thank you.
Excellent wait staff. A little too cool, so manager went out of his wait to accommodate us in a warmer spot. Some of the best French fries around. Manager and wait staff went out of their way to make sure we had a good dining experience.
Good food,service was a bit slow and noise level was very loud and annoying. Will do lunch next time quieter and you can carry a conversation. Did not find The Gilbert location to have this type of noise level
I will NOT be returning to Thirsty Lion! My trust is broken beyond repair. I have food sensitivities, and it is very important that I do not eat dairy or eggs. I called ahead and asked to speak to a staff member from the kitchen. I needed to verify that the impossible burger would not contain dairy or eggs, IF I ordered it without mayo, 1000 island dressing, or cheese. I was told that this was the case, and I could even have a pub bun as it fit with my dietary requirements. Thrilled, I made a reservation. When I arrived and was giving the server my order, she got a funny look on her face when I mentioned I cannot eat dairy or eggs. This made me question the ingredients of the impossible burger once more. This time, a manager came to our table and explained that all of their bread and buns DO contain eggs and dairy! Had I not asked a second time, I would have eaten the foods that upset my stomach and I would have spent the rest of the day feeling lousy. I trusted the info I was given over the phone, and invited 3 others to dine with me. I ended up hating the impossible burger, because they LIED to me and still charged me $15 for a tiny, too salty patty with 2 pieces of lettuce, 2 thin slices of tomato, and mustard!
It is a lively place. Lots of people watching sports and some overly rowdy (not drunk, just one loner who was loudly cheering). Good atmosphere, nice service and the food is always great.
Seated quickly with reservation with many waiting. Quick service. Food was very good although fries were way too salty. Manager stopped by to check on our meal; mentioned the fries and was willing to rectify which was appreciated but not necessary. Recommended next time to ask for low or no salt which we will do.
Not a great experience. Toby one of the employees was a terrible customer service person. I won’t be back
Good food, good service, good location. It is loud and maybe not the best spot for a date if you don't want to scream at one another, but it is fun and tons of TVs for all you sports fans.
Has a good pub atmosphere and the option of an affordable beer flight. Fairly typical but good food (at least for what I had) and decent selection to choose from.
We thought we would try something new when planning to meet with a friend and we were impressed. The manager went over and above for a gluten allergy which we greatly appreciated!