Review of Arrowhead Grill in Glendale, Arizona
Arrowhead Grill - What I Liked
- Upscale dining on the west side of town
- Great combination offerings
- Nice surprises and unusual flavors included on the menu
Arrowhead Grill - Be Aware
- Not exactly romantic
- Unstunning decor
- Online menu not the same as in the restaurant
Lamb Chop Fondue at Arrowhead Grill © Judy Hedding
Arrowhead Grill - The Mood
One large dining area, with a bar that is open to the dining room, makes Arrowhead Grill a fairly noisy place. There's nothing special about these booths or tables, no tablecloths, no art, not a flower or table decoration in sight. While it is a clean and modern look, it is lacking in character or interest. Arrowhead Grill may not have the romantic or upscale vibe of other expensive steakhouses, but if the food is the most important thing, you'll be happy here.
Arrowhead Grill - The Damages
Two of us shared a salad, shared an appetizer, and shared a dessert. We each ordered a steak entrée with a seafood accompaniment. We tried three sides. The total came to $130.00 excluding beverages, tax and tip. You can go all out here, expense-wise, or you can have a lovely three-course meal for about $50 -- it's up to you.
The Delmonico at Arrowhead Grill © Judy Hedding
My Review of Arrowhead Grill
Chef Charles at Arrowhead Grill is no stranger to the steakhouse concept. Previously associated with several upscale restaurants with recognizable names both here and nationally, he decided to take his expertise to Glendale and open a neighborhood restaurant where we could have a great steak experience without trekking over to Scottsdale. He accomplished that goal with Arrowhead Grill.
We started our meal by sharing a lovely, chilled Iceberg Wedge ($9) followed by the wonderful Lamb Chop Fondue ($13). The lamb chops were tender and flavorful, and the goat cheese & rosemary sauce was delightful. For our main meal we ordered the house special, the 10 oz. Delmonico Steak ($27), and "surfed" it up a bit by ordering the optional Shrimp Scampi ($10). I was a bit concerned about ruining the steak by having it served together with the Scampi, and I could have ordered the Scampi on the side, but I decided to order it the way they normally present it. No worries. The Delmonico was the star of the evening, and not overwhelmed by the garlic butter. No little bits of shrimp here -- this was a nice serving of whole shrimp alongside the steak. We also ordered the 8 oz. Filet ($27) with scallops ($10) accompanying. If you aren't interested in the seafood additions, a variety of sauces/toppings may be ordered along with your steak for a nominal charge.
Flourless Chocolate Cake at Arrowhead Grill © Judy Hedding
As is the case with most of your fancier steakhouses, sides are a la carte and meant to share at Arrowhead Grill. We tried three sides -- Scalloped Cheese Potato ($7), Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto with Béarnaise Sauce ($10) and Shrimp and Grits ($11). All three had very different and strong flavors! We saw many patrons in the dining room opt for the simpler, Sweet Potato Fries ($6) or Onion Rings ($5). For dessert the Flourless Chocolate Cake ($7) was a lovely, cool ending to a delicious meal.
There are no vegetarian entrées on the Arrowhead Grill menu; it's all beef, seafood and one chicken item. Salad and sides will be the choice for any vegetarians in your party. The bar was hopping on the evening we ate at Arrowhead Grill. Not so much a singles place, it seemed like neighborhood folk just out to enjoy the special bar menu.
Arrowhead Grill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Just like the dinner menu, both the breakfast and lunch menus have standard items as well as a few that will appeal to the adventurous eater.
Where to Find Arrowhead Grill:
8280 W. Union Hills Dr.
Glendale, AZ 85308
Date of review: February 2010.
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