10 Best Group Friendly Restaurants in Phoenix

For a special night out with a large group of family and friends, Dick's Hideaway in Phoenix is the ideal place to enjoy great food in a sophisticated setting. The menu specializes in authentic Southwestern cuisine, and the restaurant has a private dining room that can seat up to 30 guests. The private dining room has a large table and two booths with a nice fireplace and two televisions. It's the perfect spot for a rehearsal dinner, birthday party, or any other special lunch or dinner with family and friends.

For a large foodie gathering, head to Phoenix's Arcadia neighborhood, home to Crudo. Crudo, which means raw in Italian, serves up stylish sashimi with an Italian-style flair. The menu is broken down into four distinct elements: crudo (raw), cotto (cooked), mozza (mozzarella), and griglia (grilled). The menu's long list of unique small plate offerings makes it the ideal spot to share and sample different dishes with a large group of fellow foodies.

For large group celebrations with a Western flair, there's Rustler's Rooste. This cowboy steakhouse offers great city views, communal seating and a festive, family-friendly ambiance. Plus, the cowboy dinner banquet has enough food to feed a small army of steak-lovers. 

Comedor Guadalajara


Comedor Guadalajara, situated on a quiet stretch of Central Avenue, has been catering to South Phoenix Mexican food-lovers for more than 40 years. The Sonoran-style menu is straightforward but consistently delicious. Tamales, burros, flautas,...  Read More



Windsor is trendy, cozy and friendly all in one. No live entertainment: The buzz is from lively conversation. Stop by after dinner and linger over such numerically named cocktails as the No. 17 with cucumber vodka, green tea syrup, fresh...  Read More



A clean-lined interior of neutral colors and vibrant artwork sets the scene for this bustling hotspot. Created by Chef Mark Tarbell, winner of Iron Chef America, the menu of New American cuisine puts a creative twist on fresh vegetables,...  Read More



This bustling central Phoenix restaurant offers charm in spades. The stripped-down aesthetic is married with modern loft design, making this one of the more inviting and interesting dining rooms in the city. The food is just as interesting....  Read More



Beckett's Table is the brainchild of Chef Justin Beckett, who wanted to create a restaurant that celebrates the values of farm-to-table cuisine in a friendly, communal setting. The interior at Beckett's Table is industrial chic, with concrete...  Read More

Rustler's Rooste
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Rustler's Rooste is Phoenix's down home gem, a destination cowboy steakhouse serving up thick and juicy steaks, ribs, chicken and the freshest seafood around. Appetizers are rather unique at this popular restaurant (rattlesnake, anyone?), but...  Read More



The Gladly is a chic New American restaurant in central Phoenix with a stylish bistro ambiance. The globally-inspired menu includes house specialties like the popular chopped salad, brussel sprouts and pork hash. The eclectic dinner menu...  Read More



The motto at Tuck Shop is "neighborhood comfort shop." Tucked away in a central Phoenix neighborhood, this popular restaurant serves carefully crafted comfort food in a small, intimate dining room. The menu, which changes frequently, features...  Read More



Sushi sensibility meets traditional Italian flavors at Crudo, Phoenix's hip Italian cafe specializing in sashimi-style seafood. Fresh, simple and always-intriguing, the Crudo ("raw" in Italian) menu emphasizes seasonal and locally-sourced...  Read More



Rustic yet casually upscale, Dick's Hideaway is the kind of place locals take out-of-towners for an authentic taste of traditional Southwest flavors. Lunch, breakfast and dinner is served at this small local gem, where the smell of slow-roasted...  Read More


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