Cuff, a New American restaurant that sets the tone for historic Glendale’s next chapter, opened August 28th in downtown Glendale. Led by Executive Chef and Owner Tom Harvey, formerly of Scottsdale’s much-revered Eddie V’s, Cuff offers a casual, approachable vibe, with a sense of style and an innovative, chef-driven menu that goes against the grain of the all-too-common corporate chain restaurants.
“Downtown Glendale is in the midst of a transition that’s been a long time coming,” said Harvey, of his decision to set up shop in such an unexpected location.
Originally constructed in 1895, the Glendale Avenue building that houses Cuff combines the tailored elements of the historic space, injecting several newer, more modern accoutrements. Some of the newer elements are a secluded, private back patio, as well as details that lend themselves well to live music. The building has also managed to maintain some of its original architecture intact, such as the original, eye-catching punch-tin ceiling.
“But we’re not necessarily trying to preserve history, but rather celebrate it with a raised glass and renewed vibe,” Harvey said. “It’s high time for Glendale’s downtown area to get a little more buzzy and fun!”
Cuff launched its lunch menu, which features dishes like an elaborate Charcuterie Board ($10); Fresh Burrata ($8); Fried Shrimp Po’ Boy sandwich with lettuce, tomato and remoulade ($11); Cuff Posole with roast pork potstickers, hominy, tomato broth, cotija and cilantro ($11); and Shrimp & Grits with andouille tomato gravy and a poached egg ($10).
Dinner service will launch later in September. Chef Harvey’s menu will pair well with Cuff’s full-service bar offerings, which range from classic and creative cocktails to an abundance of craft beer options that caters to Glendale’s booming homebrewing community.
5819 W Glendale Avenue, Glendale, AZ
Open 11 am to 7 pm daily for lunch and happy hour