Foodbar - Scottsdale
I stopped in yesterday for lunch with my son. Very cool looking place. They don't have a kids menu, but my son agreed to try the quiche of the day (vegetable). I ordered the pressed Cuban sandwich with ham, roasted pork, pickles, mustard and jack cheese on foccaccia. They have a lot of pannini on the menu, and all looked great. I also picked up a blueberry muffin in case my son didn't like the quiche. Total bill...$19.
We sat at one of the square booths outside and enjoyed the weather. Our food arrived in good time, and everything was delicious. My son liked his quiche (it was very good) and he actually liked the Cuban panino a lot. He's never liked pickles or mustard before, but he ate a good quarter of my sandwich. It was really very good. The blueberry muffin was crumbly on top and somewhat moist inside. Again, very good.
I agree with others who have noted the space is oddly shaped for this type of quick serve restaurant, but they seem to have it down pretty well now. The service was very friendly and knowledgable, and they refilled our water glasses several times. I'll be back for lunch when I'm in the area again.
7114 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
After a day of errands having wiped us out, we stopped in to Foodbar to pick up some dinner to go.
We had a very different experience from our previous ones (it had been a while).
It was Saturday night & the place was deserted. They also seem to have really thinned out their case of pre-prepared foods. It was still early so I was surprised. Much of the stuff we enjoyed from previous visits was gone. Could really find anything that jumped out to us. They've also reworked their counter flow with some temporary signs which take away from the cool look & feel of the place.
It seems like the energy & freshness we experienced when we first visited is gone.
The food we had was decent but nothing special. It also took quite a while. We won't be in a hurry to head back.
When talking about it, we agreed that it has the feel of a place that doesn't have much time left. I asked one of the counter staff if they get very busy & they said that dinners are quiet but they do decent breakfast business. I wouldn't be surprised to hear it is gone or redone in the not too distant future.
The signs may look uncool, but I'm glad to hear that FOODBAR is giving its customers a little more navigational assistance. When I visited, I found the whole ordering process confusing. I would not expect a place like this to be busy at night. I think it's better suited for breakfast and lunch with Canal and the other places in the works handling the dinner trade.
Just curious - what time did you go and how crowded was it?
We went once this summer when it just opened. It was too hot to eat outside and we found the interior seating limited. With good weather they must double their seating capacity... We liked the food a lot and would definitely go back...