2400 E. Missouri St., Phoenix, AZ 85016
Innovative American food is the signature cuisine for Wright’s at the Biltmore. Chef de Cuisine Connor Favre has developed a new food concept called “American Lodge Cuisine” which incorporates rich textures and bold flavors with fresh seasonal ingredients. This restaurant is part of a historical landmark created in 1929 and shows off an art-deco style inspired by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Its appearance is elegant, detailed and intimate. A pre-fixe menu is available and changes daily. Some of the dishes are Large Striped Prawns with mustard greens, lemon risotto and Arizona citrus sauce and Seared Red Trout with root …
6208 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Comfort food is celebrated by Chef Chrysa Kaufman and the patrons of Rancho Pinot, where seasonal regional ingredients grace the contemporary bistro-style American cuisine menu. Chef Chrysa heads the Phoenix chapter of Slow Food, and infuses her food with the value of the dining table as the center of pleasure, culture, and community. The menu balances rustic elegance with refined technique in dishes like the Nonni’s Sunday Chicken and the Hand-Made Pasta. An extensive and thoughtful wine list accompanies the heart-warming menu, and entices the palate with selections that promise to both challenge and reward the taste buds.
5402 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
$$ Top 10
Glowing amber chandeliers and a warm wood décor relax and comfort guests as they dine at Rita’s Kitchen, located in the luxurious Camelback Inn. The contemporary Southwestern flair extends to the menu, offering delightfully simple and deceptively delicious dishes such as seafood salads, shrimp tacos and grilled salmon filets. Executive Chef Geno Alvarez created his menu to accommodate a wide variety of guests, and such thoughtfulness is reflected in menu options such as the refreshing Herb Garden salad and classic Shrimp Cocktail, which can be precisely customized to fit each diner’s specific dietary needs. This restaurant is worth the trip …