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The Courtyard Cafe at the Heard Museum

#47 of 2,613 Restaurants in Phoenix
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Southwestern
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2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Food and Location

My wife and I had lunch here during our visit to the excellent Heard Museum. We arrived at the restaurant at about 12:15 and had 10 minute wait but that was not a problem since we were able to browse in the nearby book store. We had a table outside, in the shade, on an absolutely beautiful day... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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St. Louis, MO
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St. Louis, MO
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My wife and I had lunch here during our visit to the excellent Heard Museum. We arrived at the restaurant at about 12:15 and had 10 minute wait but that was not a problem since we were able to browse in the nearby book store. We had a table outside, in the shade, on an absolutely beautiful day. The setting... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is a little pricey as you would expect at a museum, but the quality of the food it very good and well done

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Boston
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We had a very nice meal of home cooked entrees. I was impressed that a restaurant in a museum could have such an interesting and fairly priced menu. I would recommend it if you go to the museum. Sit outside if your can.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We visited the Heard cafe on a recent business lunch. The weather was perfect and we opted to dine outside. Although most of the tables were occupied, the noise level worked well for a business discussion, unlike many restaurants. The menu offered a nice variety of options and it appeared that the focus was on fresh and seasonal. Our server... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Visited the Heard Museum midday. Of course, we were hungry and thirsty. The courtyard cafe offers convenient dining to the visitors. The menu choices were appropriate for the Native American venue. I loved the prickly pear lemonade. The hummus was made from local beans and it was nicely seasoned. The service was very good. a AND it was a beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

The Cafe at the Heard Museum is an oasis within an oasis. The courtyard is calm and cool. The food is good. We stayed on the light side of the menu and were able to return to the museum and museum shop satisfied but not overwhelmed.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

The Courtyard Cafe at the Heard Museum has a wonderful selection of mexican style cuisine available. The food is varied and is very fresh. The service is wonderful - not much waiting time for the starters and by the time we had finished those, the mains were ready. The cafe is located in a very sunny courtyard, but sun umbrellas... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Quick, friendly service in the courtyard. Nod to local SW cuisine hit the spot. The lemonade blend was lovely.

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Pokolbin, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Loved the cup of soup, but also ordered the enchiladas, which we found a bit soggy and tasteless. But then, not being used to eating this type of food, we had nothing really to compare it to. We thought it was expensive for what we received.

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Staines, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

If you are visiting the Heard Museum make sure you allow time to have lunch here. We chose the grilled shrimp wrap, dream catcher salad and prickly pear lemonade which were tasty and refreshing choices on a very hot day. The cafe was a cool retreat and the service amusing.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Southwestern

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