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Phoenix City Grille

#10 of 2,625 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Camelback East
American, Southwestern, Contemporary
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5816 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 266-3001
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Phoenix City Grille is a central Phoenix institution, having opened in...
Phoenix City Grille is a central Phoenix institution, having opened in 1997. Nestled in the heart of the Madison neighborhood at 16th street and Bethany Home Road, Phoenix City Grille was built in the style of the old town tavern. It's a comfortable place for meeting friends where you can count on delicious food at reasonable prices. Whether gathering with friends for happy happy hour, meeting clients for a business lunch, treating your special someone to a romantic dinner, or entertaining larger groups in our private dining room,Phoenix City Grille is a great destination. Find out why people from all over the valley visit this cozy neighborhood tavern. Join us today at Phoenix City Grille. If you are interested in booking parties larger than 20 people, please call us directly.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Doing business
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 92
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely Place

great for a low key dinner. The kitchen produces unexpected excellent food, well prepared e.g. the rare done Halibut arrived as ordered. The pollo asado was delicious with interesting flavors. Nice selection of drafts, the wine choice could be better. Sensible pricing makes it a place to go back to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Peakclimber46
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Peekskill, New York
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Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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144 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Peekskill, New York
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

great for a low key dinner. The kitchen produces unexpected excellent food, well prepared e.g. the rare done Halibut arrived as ordered. The pollo asado was delicious with interesting flavors. Nice selection of drafts, the wine choice could be better. Sensible pricing makes it a place to go back to as obviously many of their regulars do.

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Indianapolis
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91 reviews 91 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

In Phoenix area with family over Spring Break, and our 3rd night in the area had us venturing into Phoenix City Grille, PCG. Strip mall location belies the food quality inside. The service was more than adequate, the ambiance quite nice, the clientele leaning towards the aging end of the life spectrum, and, most importantly, the food was spectacular! The... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I had the special of the day, sorry I don't remember the type of fish, but it was over a curry cauliflower (resembling mashed potatoes) with a drizzle of grapefruit, this was a perfect match with the fish, needless to say I was in Heaven. My husband had the steak he is not as adventurous, but he stated that it... More 

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jfpphoenix, Public Relations Manager at Phoenix City Grille, responded to this review

Dear Tanja, Thank you so much for your recent review of Phoenix City Grille. We're glad that you and your husband enjoyed your meals, drinks and dessert so much. Our chef always has great specials and his ability to create these wonderful dishes is just wonderful. Thanks for making the trip from Chandler, we always appreciate it when people go... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Knew nothing of this restaurant going in, and had my doubts when I saw that it was located in a strip mall, but I was impressed by the bar inside and the lovely patio outside. Service was friendly and attentive. Hummus appetizer was excellent, as was the salmon dinner entree. Highly recommend!

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jfpphoenix, Public Relations Manager at Phoenix City Grille, responded to this review

Carin, Thanks for joining us while you were here in Phoenix. We love when we surprise folks. Glad you enjoyed your experience and hope that you'll join us again the next time you are in Phoenix. Safe Travels! More 

Phoenix AZ
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

A neighborhood dining experience for any special occasion! Great place for lunch meetings and definitely a good choice for happy hour appetizers. I go there thinking I will have the wonderful food I had last time and end up trying a new "special" that is appealing and ends up being my new best friend. Food - service - costs ....perfection.

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jfpphoenix, Public Relations Manager at Phoenix City Grille, responded to this review

Dear Ginny, We would like to thank you from the bottom of our heart for such a kind review. It means so much to us when our customers take the time to share their experiences with everyone else on Trip Advisor. Much appreciated. More 

Phoenix, AZ
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Phoenix City Grille is a venerable neighborhood restaurant that is worthy of special event dining as well as weekday meals. Need a quiet place for a business meeting? Want a place of a group dinner to celebrate an event? On your way to a movie and want to stop for a quick meal? Birthday or anniversary or other celebratory meal?... More 

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jfpphoenix, Public Relations Manager at Phoenix City Grille, responded to this review

Dear Foodierd, WOW, We could not have hoped for a kinder review...You really hit on everything we try to accomplish on a day-to-day basis. Just want to provide excellent service with a great meal for a fair price. Thanks for being there for us all of these years, you'll never know how much we appreciate it! More 

Mesa
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Have eaten there many times with friends and family. The service is always good, and the food extraordinary! I heartily recommend it. I have never had a bad meal and the menu has many good selections. My friends all enjoy it too; we use it when we are meeting centrally. I have had dinner there as well, and always enjoy... More 

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jfpphoenix, Public Relations Manager at Phoenix City Grille, responded to this review

Karen, Thanks for coming all the way from Mesa to enjoy Phoenix City Grill. We really enjoy meeting folks from different parts of the valley and always look forward to hearing what they think about us. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Love this place.....great moody atmosphere. ALWAYS great food and their happy hour rocks. Sunday brunch is extremely popular so get there early.!! Limited outdoor seating. They have a sister restaurant at 7th Street/Glendale called Sierra Bonita...Try that one too..again...always great food

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jfpphoenix, Public Relations Manager at Phoenix City Grille, responded to this review

c3slady, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We appreciate you mentioning our brunch because we really believe that this is such a hidden gem in Central Phoenix. Just wanted to also let you know that we are no longer associated with Sierra Bonita Grill. They are a great place to eat and we would love for you to... More 

Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Phoenix City Grill is a fabulous neighborhood desert gem that is an oasis (watering hole) that serves up possibly the best food and spirits that quench the appetite and thrust of the the locals and traveler/visitor/stranger in what can be a dry and dusty town. You will not only be impressed by the food, beverages, service and total environment/ambiance but... More 

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jfpphoenix, Public Relations Manager at Phoenix City Grille, responded to this review

Bill B, Thanks so much for the very kind words about PCG. We're thrilled that you identified us as a neighborhood gem because we really work hard to bring an excellent environment and product to Central Phoenix. Thanks for helping spread the word. More 

Phoenix, Arizona
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My first visit here, with two friends. Very pleasant ambiance and surroundings. Server Very average who misheard our order and apologized (minor error) I had the short Ribs ,well cooked and presented but not worthy of double the price. One of my friends Had jambalaya served with pasta ! And not a lot else, appalling. The other had a pasta... More 

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jfpphoenix, Front Office Manager at Phoenix City Grille, responded to this review

Dear Quintlowe, Sorry that you were not as satisfied as we would have liked. We strive to provide excellent value for our food and service. Would really like an opportunity to earn your business in the future. We hope you'll come in again and give us the opportunity. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5816 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Camelback East
  • Neighborhood: Camelback East
  • Phone Number: (602) 266-3001

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine

Description

Phoenix City Grille is a central Phoenix institution, having opened in 1997. Nestled in the heart of the Madison neighborhood at 16th street and Bethany Home Road, Phoenix City Grille was built in the style of the old town tavern. It's a comfortable place for meeting friends where you can count on delicious food at reasonable prices. Whether gathering with friends for happy happy hour, meeting clients for a business lunch, treating your special someone to a romantic dinner, or entertaining larger groups in our private dining room,Phoenix City Grille is a great destination. Find out why people from all over the valley visit this cozy neighborhood tavern. Join us today at Phoenix City Grille. If you are interested in booking parties larger than 20 people, please call us directly.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?