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Alter Ego, Tempe, AZ

Alter Ego

4.3
4.3
339 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
Indulge in the exquisite flavors of modern Asian/American Fusion cuisine at our chic restaurant nestled in the heart of Downtown Tempe. Situated just steps away from the vibrant Mill Avenue on University, AlterEgo promises an upscale dining affair that ignites your taste buds for breakfast, Lunch and dinner. Savor expertly crafted cocktails at our stylish bar, where innovative mixology meets artisanal ingredients, adding an extra layer of sophistication to your dining experience. From tantalizing Weekend Brunch offerings to enticing Happy Hour selections and captivating monthly events, AlterEgo is your go-to destination for both leisurely meals and lively gatherings. Our menu caters to every palate, seamlessly blending easy-going vibes with culinary excellence, ensuring a memorable dining experience. Whether you're seeking casual relaxation or something fancy, AlterEgo can be both.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (602) 612-7871
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+, Women
  • Neighborhood
    Tempe
  • Cross street
    University Ave and S. Myrtle Ave.
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking only available at property. Complimentary for the first two hours with validation. Entrance is off of S. Myrtle Ave.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Chef's Dinner: Star Wars - May the 4th Be with You

    $89.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 4, 2024 only
    Join us for an intergalactic culinary adventure on May 4th! Our Star Wars-themed chef's dinner will transport you to a galaxy far, far away with dishes inspired by the epic saga. Prepare for an evening of cosmic flavors and galactic delights, where the force of fine dining meets the excitement of the Star Wars universe. $89 per person plus tax and grat. Please note any dietary restrictions in your reservation.

What 339 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • East Valley

    Great for brunch

  • East Valley

    Good for business meals

339 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance was immaculate, the food was delicious and the service was outstanding. Truly a great experience!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nora and her staff were great. Great service, food, and vibe. Thank you.

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  3. JessicaG

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant is comfortable and pretty. The drinks were tasty. The naked chicken wings were fantastic, very crispy. The NY strip was cooked very well and tasted great along with the potato brava. The lemongrass infused branzino was cooked perfectly, but had a number of bones. The fish also was under seasoned, on the edge of bland. The kimchi forbidden rice either didn't have any kimchi in it, or so little that it just tasted very lightly salted. Finally, the dish was missing the crisp leeks, and the orange fennel salad contained napa cabbage instead of fennel, and was undressed. The service was great and the atmosphere and live music were appreciated.

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  4. RevJ

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Exceptional bartender, great food…would recommend

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really appreciate that they took reservations for brunch. Very close to the ASU campus. Food was fair, not great, just fair.

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  6. lydial

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Chefs dinners are great. So cute with the theme. They feed you a ton and pour strong drinks. Great value.
    Alter EgoResponded on March 25, 2024
    Thank you so much for joining us! Hope to see you next month's Lord of the Rings!

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  7. LisaG

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were staying in the Canopy Hotel so it was super convenient to eat at this place…good food & drinks

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  8. SarahB

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Sat at the table for over 30 minutes - no service. Walked out.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went at 11, hoping to get a late breakfast but they were already serving lunch. That was understandable but meals were expensive. Food was good but quite expensive just for a lunch sitting around a bar.

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  10. LTScottsdale

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice experience. Food is Asian influence and was delicious. Had great service. Would recommend.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The breakfast burrito is delicious and incredible! Not a fan of green sauce but it wasn’t overbearing and added a little sweet component to it! Will eat here again !

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    This is a restaurant in a hotel not a standalone restaurant. Had we known that we would not have booked.

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  13. RobJ

    Phoenix

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time dining at Alter Ego. Our server, Brian, was fantastic as he was attentive and very cordial. For starters, we shared a Da Kind salad. The salad was mostly enjoyable with fresh leaves and pineapple pico, but their dressing, Gochujang ranch dressing, for me lacked a little flavor. For our entrees we had the 14 oz New York strip with potato brava and crispy pork belly with sticky rice. The steak was cooked perfectly to a medium, but the potato brava lacked a bit as it was drenched in a sweet garlic shoyu sauce. The pork belly entree was not crispy at all, but it was cooked properly and tasted delicious. All in all, a good experience. Parking is validated if you valet park: the restaurant is located on the first floor of the Canopy by Hilton Hotel downtown Tempe.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to the art walk on Mill and looked online for a decent place to eat. We found this place inside a hotel. Normally hotel food is boring and basic but I was blown away ! Kate was our server and made us feel like home! Even the manager Marc came by and chatted with us telling us about all the things to do in the area and about their rooftop bar! Had a few drinks and called it a day! Will be back!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great lunch with a coworker. Chelsie was very kind and attentive. I would suggest for them to get a flavored iced tea.

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  16. QIANAB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We attended the Pixar event and had a great time! Only complaint was that the food came out cold.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They provided a great Pixar experience! They put a lot of effort into it

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  18. AnkurG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to the Chef's Themed Dinner (Pixar) not knowing what to expect, but were totally blown away with the thought and preparation that the Chef and staff put into the event. The food and drinks were remarkable and creative, and the atmosphere was very lively. The wait staff was very kind. We would definitely repeat another themed experience at Alter Ego.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very happening place !! Delicious food and excellent service. I had the Asian salad and it was very refreshing. Try the espresso martini too! Best I have had in a long time !!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lots of food. All good flavors and service was good.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service from Julie was fantastic! Never had to wait for an iced tea refill and she recommended the Katsu Chicken Sandwich. A little bit of kick but a lot of flavor!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    This place was super slow and so quiet. There was no music playing and no ambiance. The service was very slow for being dead. The food was bland and not worth the price.

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  23. MargotC

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Perfect wait staff, food was quite good but arrived cold. Excellent drinks. Really good musician.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service and the cocktails are fantastic! I highly recommend the smoking ole fashioned !!!

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  25. Reenie

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been dining at Alter Ego since 2020. We have taken friends there and raved about the food. Our most recent visit was disappointing and we will probably not return for a meal again. The service was exceptional! Cole was great, Rafael the bartender was great! The Valentines special cost us almost $300 after 2 cocktails and gratuity and it didn't feel like a $300 meal. The caprese salad tasted like it sat in the reach in for days. The tomatoes were mealy and gross and the whole dish was salt less. The few pops of basil were the only solace of the dish. For the main course, the steak was perfectly cooked but the lobster was disgusting and extremely over cooked. My husband needed both hands to pry the overcooked meat out of the shell and we did not taste the champagne butter sadly. I got the zucchini noodles and meatballs. The mushroom meatballs had great flavor but the pomodoro sauce was too wet and flavorless and gave the whole dish a sad wet flavor. Dessert was underwhelming, we could have gone to AJs bakery and gotten better desserts. Very disappointed in the kitchen 😕

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had the banh mi sandwich which was good. Service was great, attentive and friendly.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lindsey made the whole experience worth it! Could’ve been a completely different experience without her.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location for dinner before show at ASU Gammage. We parked in the hotel Valet and walked over to show after dinner. The food was amazing and we were pleasantly surprised by the live music on a Wednesday night. The only reason we did not give 5 stars was because the service was challenging both with our waitress (who said she was new ) and only 1 bartender We had to hustle to get to show on time due to slow service

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  29. Cali

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very disappointing. The flatbread was soggy and flavorless. The salad, which was recommended by the waiter, was wilted.

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  30. Panda

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the Avengers themed dinner and it was a really fun, unique experience! The food, ambiance, service… everything was great and we got sooooo much food and so many drinks for a great price. Looking forward to the next themed dinner!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our quest from out of town loved the food. Parking was a little inconvenient but overall a nice experience.

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  32. GailR

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was terrible - steak raw sent back 2 times; cold food; the lobster tail was so small there was hardley any

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Five of us in my family dined at Alter Ego before attending a show at Gammage last night. Upon ordering, we informed our server, Rafa, that we were on a time deadline. Rafa made great entree suggestions and we were all happy with our meals. Be aware that the noodles in the salmon and the rice in the branzino dish were spicier than we expected. All of our dishes were still delicious! Our dishes came out quicker and we had no issues with being on time for our show. A bonus was the live music while we dined. What a talented musician!

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  34. thriller

    New Mexico

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Marc, the manager and his staff provide outstanding service.

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  35. Texmex

    Phoenix

    159 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Chicken wings not tasty. Brian was a great server!

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  36. BryceW

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The holiday dinner experience as a whole was wonderful, but some of the dishes were lacking with one of them just being gross. That said the staff was fantastic and there were some dishes I was very happy with! I certainly don’t think it was my favorite meal ever, but if you’re doing it for the experience it’s great!

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  37. STEPHANIEJ

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were seated by the kitchen and listened the Kitchen supervisor and one cook complain and speak inappropriately to and about staff the entire meal. Additionally the kitchen supervisor was not wearing gloves or washing their hands. They were out of one of the five entrees they served and the “fried” noodles were tasteless and straight out of water. When I asked for the manager, was told that there wasn’t one there

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  38. dreaT

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We were hoping this would be a great experience before our evening at Gammage. The service was horrible. We watched our drinks sit at the bar for 10 minutes. The food was edible at best. The steak was cold, actually chilled. The meat for the burger was off. Novice wait staff and overall understaffed. Indifferent manager. I had read mixed reviews, but was willing to try it. That was a mistake. We will not return. We will head to Culinary Dropout next time.

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  39. Lauren

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    I would have loved to give a better review but our experience wasn’t great. While our server was nice, the service was extremely slow for both drinks and food. We picked this restaurant not knowing it was a lobby bar in a hotel, which was a bummer. There was only a few tables other then us and then a large group. When the large group was done they chose to gather and stand almost on top of our table while we ate and by that point we were the only table left. It was uncomfortable to say the least. The menu is what drew us to try this restaurant and unfortunately the food fell short and the prices were high, resort prices for chain restaurant quality food. Sad to say I wouldn’t recommend or return.

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  40. Becky

    Phoenix

    41 reviews

    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Small menu and pricey but the food is always very good.

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FAQs

Alter Ego offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (602) 612-7871.

Alter Ego is rated 4.3 stars by 339 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Alter Ego

108 E University Drive, Tempe, AZ 85281

Additional information

  • Cross street
    University Ave and S. Myrtle Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Tempe
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Valet Parking only available at property. Complimentary for the first two hours with validation. Entrance is off of S. Myrtle Ave.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+, Women
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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