Recently, we were fortunate to join two others for dinner at Beckett’s Table. It has only been open a couple of months and the crowds speak for the quality of food.

Their goal is to be the new hangout for the Phoenix neighborhood. We both liked the idea of the community table for those dining alone or wishing additional company. They also have a nice bar and patio.

The focus is on American food and Beckett’s Table features standard recipes with a twist at reasonable prices.

The four of us shared the creamy grits and Schreiner’s sausage trio with mustard jus and Beckett’s original grilled cheese with pancetta, four cheeses, roasted and roasted red pepper tomato soup for grilling. Both were good but the grilled cheese was a real winner.

Everyone ordered their own dishes, but we did all taste. The special of pumpkin soup was a big hit. It’s our understanding the Gaga’s matzo ball soup is good and a family recipe.

Norm opted for the pork Osso Buco confit with butternut spaetzle, roasted veggies, and a pepper reduction. He thoroughly enjoyed and I especially liked the the flavor of the spaetzle.

Doug ordered the chicken n dumplings with peas, celery, carrots, and herbed saffron cream. Doug new this was a favorite of his before he ordered as he had tested it a few weeks before. It was very good.

Trish and I both ordered the skewered shrimp with a risotto. We both thoroughly enjoyed our dish.

Not that any of us needed dessert, we still indulged. Norm enjoyed a special that was a ginger bread cake with a lemon ice cream, Trish picked the poached pear and blueberry cobbler, ginger-snap streusel, and house made honey vanilla ice cream.  Doug and I both picked the fig and pecan pie with Beckett’s cream cheese and citrus zest ice cream. We all liked what we ordered, but my favorite was Trish’s pick of the cobbler. It was excellent and different.

Beckett’s Table has a nice selection of wine by the glass, small bottle and bottle. It’s house-made signature libations cover and interesting and broad range. Right now, they listed nine, but I’m sure the list will grow.

Each night, they are testing out new specials in order to decide what is best received on their menu. I’m sure it will end up featuring some popular standards with regular chef specials.

Norm and I were both happy we had the opportunity to check out Beckett’s Table while it is new. We are happy to pass the word and recommend it for your consideration. When you try it, let us know what you think.

Beckett’s Table

3717 E. Indian School Road

Phoenix, AZ

602 954-1700