The latest in a long line of restaurant concepts by Sam Fox, this one is touted as the greatest neighborhood restaurant — and it may very well be.
Included in this fully remodeled office space located near 44th Street on Camelback in the Arcadia neighborhood is a coffee bar (named XV), full-service restaurant, full bar, extensive patio, demonstration kitchen and professionally equipped meeting rooms. It is situated below the designer headquarters for Fox’s restaurant company, and one cannot help but think that Fox himself created exactly what he needed — as he is the chief neighbor.
The food is simple with both industrial and classical influences, which translates to American comfort food infused with culinary experience and creativity. The full menu, available for lunch and dinner, includes appetizers that range from the Chilled Shrimp (cocktail) to the organic Hickman’s poached egg with traditional stuffing. Salads include the Kale & Apple salad made with bacon, Amish cheddar and almonds, and the Roasted Brussels Sprout Caesar. Sandwiches are a mish-mash of flavors and styles, from the Heirloom Quinoa Tacos to the Chicken Gyro and some classics in between. A house specialty is the Roasted Half Chicken made with rosemary lemon pan jus, which comes with delectable sides like the smashed garlic potatoes or the cauliflower polenta. Entrees will keep guests coming back with multiple choices, none like any other. Pasta, meats, grains and vegetables come together through the Mediterranean Branzino or the Korean Style Skirt Steak.
The atmosphere makes guests truly feel like they are at home. Comfortable and living room-like, the country modern appearance is reminiscent of a British countryside inn. Because it is in Arcadia, bikes are welcome, parking is easy, and the ease with which one can get a “quick coffee” and move on gives great potential for anyone who needs to just stop by. As a Fox Concept restaurant, it meets expectations of top-notch service and the highest quality food. Refreshing landscape and a fireplace outside add to the ambience this time of year and will make this neighborhood spot a true hang-out for many.
4455 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix
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