Grass Roots should be added to your Phoenix restaurant list for lunch or dinner just for the excellent close-in non-valet parking and the totally acceptable noise level. Its pleasant decor is matched by its pleasant food, which actually is quite good and not ordinary. Most of its offerings seem to have special touches and flairs and presentations, but nothing is overdone. The blackened fish is delicious, the coleslaw is quite good as are the french fries. The service is excellent without any obsequiousness, and one's iced tea or water is timely re-filled. Finally, the prices are reasonable.
Link to Grass Roots Website and Menu