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The Courtyard Cafe at the Heard Museum

#37 of 2,503 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323
+1 602-251-0204
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11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
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Vernon Hills, Illinois
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198 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Located off a beautiful courtyard with optional outdoor seating. Several food options include healthier ones. Service is wonderful. No need to have your lunch or coffee break (at the coffee bar) elsewhere.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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112 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite places to be able to indulge in the flavors of the Southwest is at the Courtyard Cafe inside the Heard Museum on Central Avenue in uptown Phoenix. They offer many dishes that are so traditional to the Southwest but not easily found in many local restaurants. One specialty is their pulled pork posole, a truly traditional... More 

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Thank Lewis D
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156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate lunch here before the presentation in the auditorium. I tried the tostadas, the guacamole was delicious and last I treat my self with fried bread and a coffee. Nice experience.

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Victoria, Canada
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274 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat in the courtyard next to a fountain, in th courtyard of the Heard Museum. Service was prompt and courteous, and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. There is also a coffee shop in the courtyard for a drink or a sandwich.

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Spring Green, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here after our tour of the musuem. Very good food and excellent service (thank you, Marisa). The duck confit salad with poached pear was very refreshing.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had lunch at this great cafe while visiting the Heard Museum. The menu had a South West selection and provided many great choices . Setting was lovely and staff helpful .

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Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Oh my goodness, the best food! Be sure to have the curry lentil soup, to die for! The food is made from scratch. The outdoors area is a nice place to dine but if the weather is to cool or to hot, the little cafe is beautifully appointed. I love it here.

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Thank Arizonagirl56
Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

This is a beautiful little cafe and a great place to meet friends for lunch. The food is local and native and the seating space is sunny and bright. There is also great outdoor seating for when the weather allows and the environment is beautiful. We ordered street tacos, chicken mole' and cheese quesadillas and each was prepared very well.

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Thank 25mewsician
Atlanta, Georgia
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95 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This is not your average museum cafe. Their guacamole dip was excellent, and the pressed/grilled turkey and brie sandwich was delicious. This is a great spot to eat outside when the weather is nice, but they also have indoor seating too.

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Thank TCairl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Enjoy this cafe with patio seating while you are at the Heard, or just in the neighborhood. Its a pleasant place to stop for a while and watch Museum visitors, and maybe some birds.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Southwestern, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: +1 602-251-0204

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?