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Switch Restaurant is an American Restaurant offering signature cocktails complemented by small & large plates. Located on Central Ave just two blocks south of Thomas Road in Downtown Phoenix, you'll get fresh rustic sandwiches, crepes, puff pastry galettes, burgers, fish, steak and poultry all done in American and European continental style. Relaxed, casual, and fun. Patio, Bar, and excellent cocktails. Happy hour 4-6PM every day! Taco Tuesdays 5-10PM with RAD tacos served with our signature drunken beans! Deal with the case of the Mondays with our special from 5-10PM and get a bottle of wine and an appetizer for a great deal. Also, we have great daily drink specials from open to close.
PRICE RANGE
US$10 - US$20
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
International, American, Bar
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 26 February 2021 via mobile

Plenty of food! We were a large group and all the food came out hot and delicious. Lots of variety for all types of eaters. Plenty of parking in back.

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 27 June 2020

We arrived and saw the sign for wearing a mask. They gave us a plastic bag to put them in once seated, and were told menus were single use only. Service was good and all went well.....until......party of ten arrived,,,,seemed to be family of someone...who worked in kitchen. They removed their masks, then roamed the restaurant - went to bathroom - spoke with staff - all without mask. Manager was questioned why this was allowed, and tried to say he "couldn't enforce" this rule. He then seemed to rethink this, then told them to wear masks. The group seemed to know who complained, and subtly harrassed us about this (walking back and forth with no mask). Other patrons arrived without masks, and were not told anything. We finished our meal and left. My point - follow the rules or don't be open. My friend is 78, I am 59. So, we are both higher risk, We picked Switch because they claimed to be following the rules. I have been to other restaurants in the valley who do. I will not return until this crisis is over. So - beware! If you have concerns - go elsewhere - or get Take Out.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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ChefJasonatSwitch, Owner at Switch Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2020

I appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your experience. I'm so sorry that you had this experience. And assure you that this won't happen again. This group was in no way related to anyone on our staff, but are regulars that tend...More

Reviewed 29 March 2020

Switch is centrally located on the Metro line. Great food choices and atmosphere. Friends and I come here somewhat regularly for dinner and brunch.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 18 March 2020

After skimming some of the top rated restaurants in Phoenix on my tripadvisor app, I talked my hubby and daughter into checking out the Switch. I was surprised that there was only 2 other tables occupied, but blew it off to it being 1:00. We...ordered from a very limited menu, and had to wait almost 25 minutes for our food to arrive. I had the wilted salad and cup of mushroom soup. Hubby had the Chopped salad and soup, and our daughter tried the cowboy burger. The soup came out pureed. Both of us couldn't get past the grainy, pasty texture. I asked for crackers hoping to give it some texture, but she said they don't serve crackers. Our daughter said her burger was overcooked and in need of some more sauce. We are not sure how this restaurant got such high ratings. Maybe the dinner menu is better? As I looked around the place I couldn't help but feel it was in severe need of a facelift. Everything looked so old and tired. Doubt we will ever return.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 8 March 2020

Service was personable and professional. Great relaxed atmosphere. I ordered the grilled burrito with mimosa's! My cousin ordered the breakfast burger and it was HUGE. Sorry, didnt get a picture of that! Overall, Delish!!!

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 3 March 2020 via mobile

We stopped at Switch for dinner and returned again for more. The menu is sort of southern inspired with a modern twist. The staff is friendly and the place has a young vibe but isn’t off putting for older guests.

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

I enjoyed a grilled chicken pita with a sweet dragon sauce. It was too big to try and eat as a sandwich so I had to eat half of filling then pick up the rest. Delicious!! I had dragon sauce on the side and really...did not need it. The salad with grilled chicken was fine on its own. The curly fries were also a hit - thick wedges with a great seasoning. We will definitely return.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 29 February 2020

Within easy walking distance of hotels. Brunch menu, as well as lunch menu, offered many options. Server was very helpful for pointing out specialties and favorites. My associate had the meatloaf and was not disappointed- large portions and tasty. I had the breakfast burrito and...it too was amazing. Great value for the prices paid.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 26 February 2020

We were there in October when it was pleasant for sitting on the outdoor patio for dinner. The night we went it wasn't crowded as we were one of the last customers served before closing. All the food was good - we will go back.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 21 February 2020 via mobile

Food and service was fabulous! Enjoyed sharing some appys. Meals and drinks were excellent! Would return and recommend.

Date of visit: February 2020
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