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Phoenix City Grille

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Camelback East
4.2 miles from Camelback Mountain
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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.
PRICE RANGE
$20 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Bar, Contemporary
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed July 26, 2020 via mobile

I Love this place. Im a Native to Phx & they are a well known secret to locals. Hidden away on the corner... the atmosphere is amazing & everyone there loves their jobs... it shows each & every time i go. I hesitate to share...this secret but i also know they could use the help & extra business during the CV timesMore

Date of visit: July 2020
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jfpphoenix, Agency / Consultant at Phoenix City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2020

Thanks a million for the kind words. We're thrilled that you discovered us and you are sharing with the world. Much appreciated,

Reviewed June 4, 2020 via mobile

I was underwhelmed overall by my dining experience here. I expected more based on its reviews. I have been here twice now - I decided to give it a second chance. The food was good overall but left more to be desired.

Date of visit: June 2020
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jfpphoenix, Agency / Consultant at Phoenix City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2020

We are sorry to see that you were 'underwhelmed' however that doesn't give us much of an idea on what you felt was missing? Service? Atmosphere? Menu? Execution? We sure would like some additional feedback.

Reviewed May 28, 2020

After MANY visits to PCG, I have never had a bad meal or experience. The staff is exceptional. They are very considerate and respectful of your needs during this difficult time. I absolutely can't say enough about the staff and management. PLUS the food will...make your tongue slap your eyebrows!More

Date of visit: May 2020
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jfpphoenix, Agency / Consultant at Phoenix City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2020

Thank you Paula for the very kind words and 5 star rating. We appreciate you taking the time to share!

Reviewed May 26, 2020 via mobile

Excellent dining experience. Restaurant is well-prepared for opening with social distancing requirements and booth dividers. Our service from Karla was friendly and efficient. She was extremely helpful in providing information as we inquired about how to acquire similar booth dividers for our own restaurant. Our...meals were exceptionally well-prepared and delicious. My cedar plank salmon was divine and some of the best fish I’ve ever had. From atmosphere to service to food, an all around wonderful lunch out.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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jfpphoenix, Agency / Consultant at Phoenix City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2020

WOW... Thanks a million for the kind words. Karla is wonderful and we're glad she was so helpful.

Reviewed May 21, 2020

My wife Sally and I just had the best time ever having dinner at the Grille again tonight. We had Carla, one of our favorite servers, and ate the pork tenderloin dinner. The dinner was great and the staff are always the best. I can't...wait for the virus scare to be over. The staff are taking every precaution to make even the most paranoid germaphobe comfortable. I think fear and food don't go well together, and besides, it's hard to eat with a mask on anyway.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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jfpphoenix, Agency / Consultant at Phoenix City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded May 26, 2020

Thank you so so much for the support, the great review, and the patronage. We can't tell you how we missed serving guests like you during our dining room closure.

Reviewed May 10, 2020

PCG offers take out as well as free delivery (by their own restaurant staff) -- $50 minimum for lunch and $100 for dinner -- but they also delivery booze and wine (which counts towards those minimums). The menu is a bit restricted during these trying...times, but it's still got something for everyone. And the food is still excellent. The pork ribs, bacon-wrapped pork tenderloin, bacon-wrapped stuffed shrimp, and grilled salmon were all excellent -- and arrived freshly made and hot. The "family size" Ramona Farms super food salad was beyond excellent -- for $12 it was more than enough for 4 plus leftovers. Overall, we could not have been any happier, and in fact did delivery from here twice (March and April). So grateful PCG is keeping us well fed during these trying times.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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jfpphoenix, Marketing at Phoenix City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2020

Thanks a million for the kind words. We are excited to reopen and return to dine-in service. We appreciate your support during the shutdown and hope we'll have the chance to see you in person again soon.

Reviewed March 13, 2020 via mobile

We took our sister out for her birthday & enjoyed our evening. The waiter was competent, polite, & friendly. The food presentation was lovely and the food was delicious. We ate everything. I recommend it.

Date of visit: February 2020
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jfpphoenix, Agency / Consultant at Phoenix City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2020

Thank you Shari for the very kind words and choosing us for such an important occasion. Every time someone celebrates a birthday, we're delighted to be a part of the day. Hope we'll see you again soon.

Reviewed February 29, 2020 via mobile

The food was delicious. There were 5 people in our party and everyone chose a different food item. The service was very good. Our waitress was friendly; kept returning to see how we were doing. The major problem was the loud music blasting from the...many ceiling speakers. Conversations were very difficult to hear. A good dinner should include quiet background music at a level that does not impede conversation. It is doubtful that we will return.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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jfpphoenix, Agency / Consultant at Phoenix City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2020

We're glad your food was delicious and enjoyable. We would have been happy to have turned down the music if it was too loud for you. We sure hope you will reconsider returning.

Reviewed February 27, 2020 via mobile

My colleague and I enjoyed the atmosphere, selection, and service here. I took the server's suggestion on the special, Asian pork belly tacos. Quite filling and tasty, though overly salty - as if the sauce had been reduced too much, and the chef didn't taste...it. But other than that, a nearly perfect experience.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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jfpphoenix, Agency / Consultant at Phoenix City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2020

Thank you Stacy for the kind words. Hope we'll have the opportunity to serve you again soon... PS We'll pass along your thoughts to the kitchen :-)

Reviewed February 1, 2020 via mobile

Kind of disappointed... ordered the flank steak and beside it doesn’t look to the picture shared on TripAdvisor, the sauce wasn’t a garlic sauce as promised but a kind of barbecue sweet stuff... where is the garlic ?? Food was ok but this place do...not deserve to be in the top ranking of TripAdvisor, average will be more appropriate...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Compass695674, Owner at Phoenix City Grille, responded to this reviewResponded February 2, 2020

Bambooly, Thank you for trying Phoenix City Grille. We are saddened that you feel we are not worthy of our placement on Trip Advisor. We do not decide where we are ranked. Our ranking is determined by Trip Advisor based on the 349 reviews prior...More

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