Nixon's opened in the Esplanade with great promise. A dose of memorabilia, a menu featuring meals named after politicos, great flatbreads and a fun time all around. After a few months, however, the bar and grill became a bar and the grill became the afterthought. Most people wanting dinner without the lounge lizard set are sent upstairs to dine. It is quaint, but still dated and stuffy. The air circulation is minimal at best - hardly pleasurable on a Phoenix evening in June. Service is all but non-existent due to the fact that the waitstaff doesn't want to climb the narrow stairs with plates of food. Get your refills when you see the waitress because she won't make regular rounds. The food is decent, but a recent change in the menu skimmed selections and hiked prices. Nixon's, like the president, had potential. Now it is time they just resign.
Pros: Great memorabilia, Festive atmosphere
Cons: Inattentive service, Poor AC, Uncomfortable seating