Brand New ‘Century Grand Craft Cocktail Bar & Restaurant’ In Phoenix Is Now Open
Century Grand Craft Cocktail Bar & Restaurant is a turn-of-the-century-inspired, cocktail-centric, train station-themed venue that opened just a week ago in Phoenix near 36th Street and Indian School Road.
The restaurant has an art deco theme and features multiple bars, innovative cuisine, as well as a bottle shop.
According to the company, guests will enjoy a “progressive yet timeless cocktail and dining experience.”
Everything about Century Grand is inspired by the birth and evolution of the railroad as it forged its way across the U.S.
Platform 18, a Pullman-inspired train car, sits inside the restaurant and creates an “immersive, elevated cocktail experience” for its 36 “travelers.”
Award-winning chef, Sacha Levine will run the kitchen as Executive Chef.
Levine previously worked at Rancho Pinot, Quiessence and Atlas Bistro. She was also the co-chef and owner of Ocotillo in Phoenix.
Levine says her menu at Century Grand will highlight seasonality and shareability, and that she draws inspiration from popular 1920s dishes.
The food is based on comfort dishes with a modern twist and will be sourced from local farmers and artisans.
You can sample from the tea sandwich menu, selecting a choice like pistachio butter with sun-dried strawberry preserves or a crab salad with yuzu koshu mayo and cucumber. Or, pick some small plates to share, like the brown butter hazelnuts with apple cider gastrique, or sweet potato dumplings with farmer’s cheese, pumpkin seeds and pomegranate molasses.
With a shareable entrée, you can choose from items like a chicken-fried burger, a ham steak or a braised beef cheek wellington.
Century Grand has a wide variety of alcoholic delicacies but is mainly whiskey-focused.
John Christie has been named as the “Director of Whiskey” and the manager of the Grey Hen Saloon.
The Grey Hen Saloon is inside Century Grand and will play host to a myriad of custom whiskey and spirit bottles for sale. The Grey Hen has the most significant single barrel spirits selection in the country available for retail purchase.
The Century Grand was created by the Barter & Shake Creative Hospitality, a food and beverage management group that strives to push boundaries, captivate the imagination, procure exceptional products and create immersive experiences for guests.
3626 E. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018
Sunday-Thursday: 2 p.m. to midnight
Friday & Saturday: 2 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Click here to make a reservation.