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The Courtyard Cafe at the Heard Museum

$$ - $$$American, , Cafe
2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323
+1 602-251-0204
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  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
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“lunch” (58 reviews)
“pozole” (18 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

We enjoyed the posole and there is a very good wine selection. The hummus was less spectacular and the fry bread served with it was unlike the fry bread I had in Chinle at Canyon de Chelly. But it is a lovely place to get...More

Thank flaneur40
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Located in the Museum, a great place to pause and refresh while you visit. Southwestern fare available - small but tasteful menu. Had a dynamite salad - duck breast with almonds, frisee etc. They make a kind off lemonade incorporating prickly pear - refreshing and...More

Thank JulesVerne1
Reviewed 12 November 2017

The food here was very good. The menu had a lot of nice offerings making it difficult to decide what to get. There were three people in my party and we all got something different and really enjoyed it. We started with the pasole soup...More

Thank lisargold
Reviewed 1 November 2017

When we visited the Heard museum , we were surprisingly impressed by the Courtyard Cafe. We had a relaxing lunch and enjoyed the options of the menu. The three sisters soup was delightful.

Thank reynbo
Reviewed 14 October 2017

Even if you don't have time to visit the museum, the cafe is well worth your attention as a place to eat in a BEAUTIFUL setting.

Thank David T
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We stopped for lunch during our visit to the Heard. The food was good, the service was friendly and the price was reasonable.

Thank Kiwihugger
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We spent Sunday morning visiting the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit and other parts of the museum. Around 1:30 our hunger got the best of us and we stopped into the Courtyard Cafe. The courtyard is part of the charm...although somewhat unusable in the...More

Thank BLBTraveler
Reviewed 19 August 2017

With the size of the Heard, you may need a cool drink or light snack and the Cafe offers both. In the fall and winter it can be very enjoyable, but in the summer heat, not so much.

Thank mesatraveler
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The chef's featured recipe for Aug. '17 is "Pork with Napales (cactus pads), rice and flour tortillas". Delicate and delightful and a perfect selection for our visitors from Australia. They said it was the best dish they had while in AZ. We ate inside as...More

Thank Piper-AZ
Reviewed 4 August 2017

For museum cafes, this is a 10! Most of them are uninspired and drab--along with limited food options which are not well prepared or served (in fact, many do not have waiters--just order and pick up at the counter). Here, you not only get a...More

Thank 1234texas
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14 February 2017|
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Response from Karen D | Reviewed this property |
I haven't needed to make reservations, but yes, they do take reservations
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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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