Cool blue. Cool and blue. That’s really all you need to describe Switch, a great restaurant on the north area of downtown Phoenix. It’s one of those places that’s a perfect lunch spot (the kind of place that really takes you somewhere else) and that’s also a hip nightlife spot.

Bar at Switch


The blue color is so emotive and relaxing, there is a super urban chic patio (where they can host private parties, if you’re looking), and the servers are always fun and since their menu offers so many options, they’re very knowledgeable.

My favorite things to get – and really, you can’t pass them up – are the gallettes. Their baked and tons of options – smoked turkey and brie with grapes and bechamel, prosciutto and mozzarella, beef and mushroom or chicken pot pie (anyone who knows me knows you can win me over with chicken pot pie). Your gallette is all piled on top of this crispy and light puff pastry and seriously can’t tell you how good it is. Well, it’s so good that I tried to make it at home (with some great friends over, nonetheless) and I messed it up really bad. But the fact that I even tried to duplicate it really is a testiment to its deliciousness. Needless to say, I’ll just get my fix at Switch. 

Prosciutto and mozzarella gallette


Stuffed crepes, an array of gourmet-but-very-fairly-priced sandwiches, burgers, salads and the oh-so-trendy shared plates, all grace the menu, and thank goodness, because where I usually get sick of a restaurant after a few times, I don’t even have the opportunity to wear it out!

Because lunch, dinner and after-hours still couldn’t accommodate the  demand, they also have a brunch on the weekend that is worth getting out of bed for! 

Did I mention the bar? Oh yeah. It’s fantastic. I love a good eat-late-then-stay-for-drinks kind of place, and this is it, my friends. 

2603 N Central Ave.

Phoenix, AZ 85004