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“A hidden gem”
Review of 4th Floor Grille & Sports Bar - CLOSED

4th Floor Grille & Sports Bar
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed August 20, 2014

We visited 4th Floor on a recent staycation in Scottsdale. It's part of the Chaparral Suites hotel complex on Scottsdale Road, and we dined there as part of a package deal with the hotel. Summer resort rates in the Phoenix area tend to be deeply discounted, and Chaparral Suites offered a great rate with a $50 per day dining and beverage discount here. So we had several meals at 4th Floor to take advantage of the incentive.

As sports bar "veterans" and a couple who prefer more casual dining most of the time, we were pleasantly surprised here. It's hard to find, being located in the rear of the Chaparral Suites complex, but it's well worth checking out.

The review describing this place as more of a bar than a restaurant is probably on target, based on our experience this particular weekend. There's a spacious dining room, but is was barely occupied during our visits. Most of the crowd was in the adjacent bar, which features the usual selection of televisions for watching sports. One oddity was a horse racing network on one screen, which is unusual as 4th Floor is not an off-track betting place. The rest of the screens featured the usual pre-season football and baseball games. There are plenty of TVs for varied viewing on NFL Sundays.

The food was a bit above the usual fare for a sports bar. There's a wide selection of entrees as well as the normal "bar food", and we didn't sample the full dinners, preferring to stick with wings and sandwiches. I'm a certified Buffalo wing "addict" and make it a point to check out the wings at any new place I visit. 4th Floor didn't disappoint. Good sized and flavorful, cooked to my well-done preference. We also had a club sandwich and some other appetizers; all were fine.

Service was excellent. The servers are friendly and efficient, and the bartender pours an honest drink when one is in the mood for hard liquor.

Ambience: Well-cushioned chairs, plenty of tables as well as an average-sized bar. One nice thing about this place is that they don't go overboard with sports memorabilia such as banners of every NFL team, numerous jerseys hanging all over, etc. This type of "overdecorating" is a common occurrence in many sports bars, but 4th Floor got the balance between being a tavern as well as a sports joint just right.

All in all, a good value. The prices are reasonable (especially for Scottsdale, where many places have artificially inflated prices), and it's a cozy, comfortable place to hoist a few brewskies while watching your favorite TV sporting event. We'll be back the next time we're in the neighborhood.

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1  Thank WildcatMcC
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Reviewed August 10, 2014

My husband and I visited Scottsdale for the July 4th weekend and found this sports bar for lunch one day. It's a bit hidden inside a hotel and odd to find (up an elevator, past many hotel rooms) but all was good. There were many TVs to watch sporting events; I bet it's great on a Sunday during football season. Food served was typical of a sports bar and was just fine. Everything was what was expected. The service was good.

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Thank jlamp
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Reviewed August 8, 2014

We enjoyed the very good food while staying at the Chaparral Suites. We used both room service and eating in the restaurant on several occasions.

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Thank Pete G
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Reviewed July 1, 2014

I would not confuse this place with a restaurant. It's really a bar with extra seating in a separate room. The food was on par with most bars; lost of bland and/or fried offerings. Nothing stood out food-wise. Nothing awful, just nothing memorable. The service was also on par with a bar. The beer selection is sad, and if you ask for a beer glass that isn't chilled you get water glass. If you go expecting a bar experience you won't be that disappointed, but if you go expecting a restaurant you should check out other places in the area.

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Thank Daniel H
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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Good, reasonably priced food: my gazpacho was fresh and flavorful, and the chicken quesadilla was perfectly fine, if somewhat bland. My colleague's mac and cheese was reportedly tasty, too. Our servers were uniformly welcoming and friendly. The one significant negative, however, was that either the server or the kitchen was in a horrible hurry - our hot food course came out almost before we'd had a chance to taste the soup, leaving the table crowded and us feeling rather rushed. I might give the place another try some day, but I don't feel compelled to make it soon.

Thank JEM196204
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