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Earnest Restaurant is a popular spot for enjoying New American comfort food. The local and seasonal foods on the extensive menu at Earnest restaurant are all made from scratch. With upscale service and friendly staff, Earnest is a unique and modern atmosphere to gather with friends or family. Featuring a full bar and great selection of wine, guests are invited to stop in for cocktails, dinner, or just dessert.
From fried brussels sprouts to zucchini cakes covered in a champagne and crab hollandaise sauce, guests won�t be disappointed. Popular entrees chosen by repeat guests are the pork ribs and the pork belly grilled cheese. Earnest is also a hot spot for mouth-watering dessert. Many reviewers rave about the banana cream pie being worth a try.
Chandler, AZ 85248
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
Chandler Heights Rd.
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
Our private dining room comfortably seats 8 persons and has a 42" TV with audio-visual capabilities.
Private Party Contact:
Danielle Morris: (480) 883-3773
Banquet, Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Loved the service! Kind, considerate, and knowledgable about the menu. Great suggestions!
The short rib burger was perfectly prepared and seasoned. Loved the fries. My husband had the vegetarian pasta and added short ribs. Loved it! Portions are shareable.
Will be back to this neighborhood gem.🍸
The timing of our dinner was poor. We received the appetizer with the salad and soup and were brought the main course before our soup and salad plates were picked up. We felt rushed! Dinner itself was very good except the whoopie pies were hard. The red wine was served in stemless glasses-we much prefer a stemmed glass. My husband had a second glass of wine and there was definitely less than what we expected- we said to each other that they had probably emptied the bottle and didn't want to open another one to finish giving him his glass of wine. We should have said something, but didn't. We've always enjoyed Earnests (Cork), but not this time.
This is now the 2nd time I am giving Earnest a bad review…not that anyone seems to care cause nothing has changed there. the first time we went we had a pretty good experience. The send time it was horribly slow and we ended up canceling our food, corking our bottle, and going home to a frozen pizza. We thought we'd give it one last try last night for my daughters birthday. NO GOOD. It took about 20 minutes to get our drinks and my food was barely warm. No more chances for Earnest….we give up.
Our evening started out a little shaky when they brought out my appetizer and forgot my wife's salad. Then they brought her salad and both our entrees. I sent back the entrees with instructions to the chef to re-fire them because I didn't want them sitting under a hot lamp drying. When the main course came they were perfect, hot and juicy.
Overall the food was great and our server was wonderful.
We we so excited to go to Earnest since we loved going to Cork before its ownership transferred. I have to say we were both disappointed with the menu and choices. The fish was cod and honestly cod isn't a very exciting dish. The foi gras was delicious but that's the only dish that was tasty. Sorry to say we won't be in a hurry to go back.
I went to Earnest with my wife and another couple to celebrate a birthday. It was our first choice to go because we have had wonderful meals there in the past. This time, unfortunately, our meals were of uneven quality and the service was slow and erratic. I hope this was just an unusual situation, but will wait for awhile before trying Earnest again. I love the concept, but the execution left a lot to be desired this time.
First time at Earnest...just wanted to try someplace new.
The wine list is extensive and they were happy to help us make a choice. Our waitress was very accommodating. Food was excellent! Portions were very large, and it just tasted good. Dessert was good too. I had the Bread pudding...just enough for me. Others had the Apple Crisp and noted it was excellent.
I will be going back again...great food!
Loved it when it was Cork, as Earnest I think that it took a step backwards. Perhaps the problem was going on an event night, a wine pairing. My guest and I were not allowed to sit in a booth even though some booths had couples. Instead we were herded into a line of narrow tables, so close together that we had to turn sideways to pass between. There was no chance of a quiet intimate conversation.
Most national, family restaurant chains provide better service, although the waitress did try to sell up. After the food it took ten minutes just to get the waitress to take the check.
The food was as good as it was when it was Cork and the wine pairing was very nice, but that is about all that I can say that was positive. Maybe it would be better on a slower night. Having regularly enjoyed excellent food and a very nice dining experience in the past I am willing to try again and recommend Earnest. But if I walk into the same situation I will turn around and walk out and will not return or recommend.
It was so busy…which is great, but the service was sooooo slow and we just didn't feel that the server really cared . I know he was busy so that might have made him seem a bit aloof. My friend and I had two bottles of wine and ordered 4 dishes off the happy hour menus. It was all taking so long that we cancelled 2 of the 4 items cause they were just taking too long…oddly enough the salad was thing thing that was taking the longest. We let the server know we were a bit irritated and asked him to cork our wine and we came home and made something to eat here. I have been their once before and it was perfect…service food, atmosphere. So I begged my friend to drive across town to meet me there and then we were super disappointed. Everyone has a bad night but it would have been nice if the manager had come over and apologized or offered us a cocktail or something for the hassle.
There were ten of us (including boys 16- and four-years-old) there, celebrating our granddaughter's first birthday. We first enjoyed the Happy Hour and then moved to a table for dinner. All of the dishes we tried were excellent (as was the special cocktail!). The servers were very accommodating and friendly. We will return for more!
My wife and I really like Earnest. We were there before they changed names and it was ok but the atmosphere is much better, the food is great and the service was impeccable. I didn't have to order a thing, our server took care of the cocktail, app, entree and wine pairing. Great experience and we are going back again soon.
I selected this place based solely on information found on Open Table site was new to the area. My wife and I both were very pleasantly surprised and pleased with the result. The food was very attractively prepared and utterly delicious. The service was attentive and helpful without being overbearing. The ambience was so relaxing that we soon forgot about everything and everyone else around us. We gladly make a return visit anytime we are in the area.
Disappointing service not typical of other times we've dined. Seemed like a bus load of 16 year old servers were dropped off to train. They tried but really not a match for the high food quality. Hope this was a blip not a trend! Pork chop, flank steak and cod dishes all amazing!
They were not exceptionally busy and we had a reservation, but still we waited over 20 minutes for the waitress to take our order. We waited over an hour for our food to arrive. The food was uninspired. My salad greens were wilted. I ordered a flat iron steak medium; I don't know what cut they actually gave me but it was too bloody. I just ate as much of it as I could stand (less than half) so that we could get out of there. Definitely not worth $80+ tip, won't be back.
This was our 1st trip to this restaurant but it will not be our last. The food was delicious and fresh and well prepared and presented. Service was impeccable. It was so nice of Chef Danielle Morris to stop by our table to say hello as well. Thanks for a great evening!
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