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About Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Tempe
Our mission is to evolve the gastropub business by combining the traditional values of European and American pubs, to create a place where friends and family can celebrate life and enjoy handcrafted food, beers and cocktails.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Gastro Pub, Contemporary American, International
Hours of Operation:
Lunch and Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am, Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Sports, music, videos and more.
Metro services the Tempe Marketplace Mall.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Have your next banquet or event at the Thirsty Lion. Whether your group is small or large, we can provide a great experience and value for you and your guests. We feature multiple options for your next event including a private event room, patio and bar.
Thirsty Lion Gastropub & Grill – Tempe Ratings and Reviews
I had a pretty decent time at this location. The food was amazing! Happy Hour items and pricing was outstanding! I did find the service to be lack luster. The Hostess were unattentive upon arrival. My friend and I were there for about 4 hours. Our waitress, Denise, came to our table maybe 3-4 times within those 4 hours. My friend and I had finished our drinks for at least 30-40 minutes before our waitress came to our table. I assume she was having a rough day. She didn't seem interested and wasn't vibrant at all! Because of of the company of my guest and and the food we ordered, I chose to overlook the poor customer service Friday night. Normally Customer Service is HUGE on my list. It definitely determines if I will patronize a restaurant again. Overall, a good experience.
Our time here was amazing! I came with my boyfriend for his 21st birthday and we both had a great time. Our waitress, Savana, was outstanding and made sure we had want we wanted/needed. We got ice cream and a wonderful handwritten birthday card that was signed by multiple staff members. Was definitely a great and memorable dinner. We will be back as the food, drinks and service are always good!
Fun atmosphere, but the service was not the greatest. Our server had to be flagged down for things most of the time. My daughter ordered filet mignon and it was more like an Applebees quality dinner steak. I don't believe it was a filet. Good appetizers, but entrees not so hot. I had salmon, and it was very average. We decided to leave and not order another round of drinks after dinner and I think this irritated our server, as she almost threw, (just tossed as she was walking by) our bill onto the table.
My wife and I came back to Thirsty Lion AGAIN (Yes - we have been to your establishment 5 times in the last two weeks)! Many reasons for that: EXCELLENT FOOD / Wonderful service (server's are so pleasant and talkative / AND -- we are going to Europe and did NOT want to cook very much before we went.
WE APPRECIATE YOUR ESTABLISHMENT!
I have never had a bad meal at Thirsty Lion. The presentation is great, the taste is amazing and there are plenty of choices both regular and seasonal.
We arrived early for our reservation but they still had the table ready for us. We sat down and we're immediately greeted by our waitress who took our drink order. After bringing our drinks, she took our appetizer order, which was lost by the kitchen staff. Upon noticing this, the manager came over to our table with our appetizers and apologized for the delay, taking care of them for us.
We then gave our dinner order and everything was brought out timely and tasted great. Our drinks were kept filled and the staff was friendly.
Great place to have dinner. We will continue to visit Thirsty Lion in both Tempe and Gilbert.
Well, my wife and I VISIT your restaurant at least 2 to 3 times a month. We love the service, food, AND now that it is 'chilling' sitting outside to have our dinner meal!
The food is always excellent / The service is outstanding at our every visit! It is wonderful to have such a great meal with your pleasant, helpful, servers. UNFORTUNATELY -- we are going to visit family in GERMANY (son-in-law / daughter / 5 grandchildren) for the next two months.
PLEASE KEEP UP your excellence. We will be back in January -- about the 16 - 17th.
My wife and I have been to this restaurant many, many times. We decided to do a 'Friday Night Out'! We requested an outside table (because it is so WONDERFUL at this time of the year!).
PLEASE NOTE! Our server was outstanding. Her name is Victoria = HAT'S OFF TO HER FOR HER EXCELLENT SERVICE!
Overall it was just an ok place to go dine. The bacon mac n cheese was very bland and not good at all. The cheese on the pizza had a funny aftertaste so it wasn't the best. The kung pao chicken was delish. We only saw our server twice and we had to ask another server to go find her to refill our drink that had been empty for more than 20 minutes.
The food was amazing! I had the salmon with risotto and asparagus. Simply fabulous, so creamy and decadent. We were there during dinner time and it was extremely loud. Service was excellent and very attentive.
All in all, Iwould highly recommend this restaurant
I brought all of coworkers here and I was embarrassed on how poor the service was. Between the lack of service, waiters kept forgetting our drinks and waitress forgetting to put some of our food in. We definitely wouldn’t return. When we complained to our waitress about not getting our food, she blamed it on kitchen staff saying “a fly was found in your meal so that was the delay”.
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