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The historic restaurant, Tom’s Tavern is proud to announce that they are now serving dinner after 87-years of only entertaining the vibrant downtown Phoenix lunch crowds. The restaurant will be open for dinner for the first time in its history and has debuted a fresh, sophisticated menu. The new owner and chef, Jim Gallen, is a well-known restauranteur with over 30 years of hospitality experience in Phoenix.


“Over the past few years, the downtown Phoenix dining scene has exploded and has been attracting young, hip, foodie crowds,” said Gallen. “I am excited to provide another dining option with thoughtfully procured ingredients and distinguished menu items along with hand-crafted drinks and a sophisticated atmosphere.”

The new dinner menu includes an eclectic variety of entrees including Veal Meatloaf ($25), Slow Cooked Pork Belly ($25), Roasted Garlic and Ricotta Ravioli ($19) and the original recipe of Tom’s Brisket Chili ($6/9).

toms-tavern-signThe 4,400 square-foot space has a seating capacity of 140 guests and includes a spacious dining area, extensive bar-top and private dining room. The restaurant has its own governor’s room and features pictures of the previous and current governors, as well as vintage photos of downtown Phoenix and Tom’s original location. The restaurant is redefining the meaning of “tavern” by serving classic American dishes with a refined spin.

Tom’s Tavern is open for lunch Monday through Friday 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and for dinner Monday through Thursday 5 to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 5 to 9 p.m. Tom’s Tavern is located at 2 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, on the corner of 1st Ave and Washington. For more information on Tom’s Tavern, visit www.tomstavernaz.com or call (602) 257-1688.

Photos by Kristen Youn.