Phoenix’s First & Last: A nice place for nice people

More from this show

In the heart of Downtown Phoenix, First & Last, led by the talented duo of Chef Robb and Ashley Hammond, is more than just a restaurant. It’s a cozy spot where good food meets genuine hospitality.

Described simply as “nice food for nice people,” First & Last has become a local favorite. The menu changes frequently, making use of local and seasonal produce.

“Check, Please Arizona!” guest Brent Kleinman couldn’t help but express his delight in the tomato tartine. He said, “The pastry was so flaky, and I felt it melting in my mouth.” Guest Brittany Hudson ordered a spicy lobster puttanesca and described the pasta as fresh and delicious.

Chef Hammond endorsed the signature dish tuna tartare as the best thing he’s done since he’s been at First & Last.

First & Last isn’t just about the food; it’s about the experience. They have a strong cocktail program including a downstairs basement bar (Little Debbie’s, named for Ashley’s mom) that plays Fellini movies and serves wine and cocktails. The restaurant’s décor is modern comfort anchored by a generous wooden bar in the center and a large loft dining area known as The Basket.

Hudson recommends making reservations, as the restaurant’s popularity attests to its appeal.

At its core, First & Last prioritizes quality ingredients, working closely with local farmers to curate a menu that reflects the best of each season.

Restaurant address: 1001 N. 3rd Ave, #1, Phoenix, AZ

Phone number: 602-975-8297


A cactus blooms in the Sonoran Desert
aired Feb. 28

Desert Dreams: Celebrating Five Seasons in the Sonoran Desert

A cute little duckling with text reading: Arizona PBS Ducks in a Row Event
March 6

Getting Your Ducks in a Row to Avoid Conflict When You Are Gone

Barry Gibb singing (Bee Gees: In Our Own Time)
aired Feb. 24

Bee Gees: In Our Own Time

Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson
aired Feb. 23

The Highwaymen: Live at Nassau Coliseum

Subscribe to Arizona PBS Newsletters

STAY in touch

Subscribe to Arizona PBS Newsletters:

Thank you to our sponsors!