Review of Arcadia Farms at Phoenix Art Museum
Arcadia Farms - What I Liked
- Full service restaurant
- Light, uncrowded environment
- Uses local organically grown, pesticide-free, hormone-free and trans fat-free ingredients
Arcadia Farms - Be Aware
- Portions might not be robust enough for big eaters
- More expensive than typical lunch spots
- Limited menu
Wild Mushroom, Spinach and Goat Cheese Tart at Arcadia Farms © Judy Hedding
Arcadia Farms - The Mood
The Arcardia Farms dining room at Phoenix Art Museum is a light,
airy place with nondramatic decor. There is adequate space between the
tables to be comfortable having a semi-private discussion. There are
linens on the tables; no baskets or plasticware here. Arcadia Farms is
suitable for a business lunch with a client, or a comfortable place to
discuss the most recent art exhibit with a friend.
Arcadia Farms - The Damages
Sandwiches are $12 and are accompanied with your choice of green salad or potato salad. Entrees range from $11 to $15. There are meals for kids available at $5 each.
My Review of Arcadia Farms
Burger eaters beware! You won't find one of those on the menu, and there was nary a French fry in sight. No big screen TV. No oldies for background music. It's a simple, quiet place. It has a reputation for being for the ladies-who-lunch crowd.
The menu at Arcadia Farms is based on light, healthy foods and
just-right portions. If cornered about the ethnicity of the food, I'd
have to say it is Asian/Mediterranean. Greens, veggies, fish
and lean meats for sandwiches are the staples at Arcadia Farms. I
ordered the Wild Mushroom, Spinach and Goat Cheese Tart and I would
recommend it. The presentation of food is
attractive, and the desserts at Arcadia Farms will make you forget
that you are eating healthy foods in a museum cafe.
Arcadia Farms at Phoenix Art Museum is open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesdays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You don't have to pay museum admission to dine at Arcadia Farms.
Where to Find Arcadia Farms:
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
There are also locations in Scottsdale and at the Heard Museum in Phoenix.
Date of review: February 2009.
All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.
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