Sarasota / Nort Port Restaurants

T. Cooks

Address: 5200 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018
T. Cooks
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T. Cooks is the place to celebrate an anniversary or to have a romantic night out. Located in the Royal Palms Resort and Spa, the restaurant goes along with the Spanish-style architecture situated in a rich earthy-colored den with panoramic views. The menu serves Mediterranean cuisine and centers its food around seasonal dishes from Barcelona, Spain, and Tuscany, Italy. For dinner, guests can select Executive Chef Lee Hillson’s pre-fixe “Iron Chef” menu with the option of wine pairing. Some of the dishes include Lobster Carpaccio with ham broth and sweet corn and Stuffed Rabbit wrapped in Serrano with mushrooms and …

Pappadeaux - Phoenix

Address: 11051 N. Black Canyon Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85029
Pappadeaux - Phoenix
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Pappadeaux in Phoenix is a one stop destination for traditional and contemporary Cajun cuisine. Pappadeaux has a loud, fun, and fast-paced environment in a setting similar to a turn-of-the-century jazz bar, and the menu is complete with dishes seasoned in flavorful spices with unbeatable prices. Know for their seafood, Pappadeaux also has a variety of Cajun food that you don’t always find on your typical menu. Fried alligator? Yes indeed. Step inside the French Quarter of flavors and you might find what your taste buds have been looking for.

Caffe Boa on Mills

Address: 398 S. Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281
Caffe Boa on Mills
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The mission of Caffe Boa on Mills is to satisfy guests with fresh, organic ingredients from local farms and bakeries. The food has an European-bistro style with a major influence from Italian cuisine. Their reduction sauces and demis are made without butter, flours, or cornstarch to convey the true flavor of the dish. On the menu, the Cape Cod Ravioli features handmade rosemary ravioli filled with rotisserie chicken, ricotta, and herbs served in a “Cape Cod” sauce of vodka, fresh cranberries, and light cream. Caffe Boa looks like a larger version of a rustic and sophisticated European café. On certain …

Barcelona Scottsdale

Address: 15440 N. Greenway Hayden Loop, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Barcelona Scottsdale
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Barcelona is a multi-faceted restaurant with an extensive steak, seafood and appetizer menu. After 10pm, this steakhouse transforms into a dance club, fit with live music and 2 full bars. With a well-priced happy hour, posh interior and large outdoor patio, Barcelona Scottsdale is a great source for dining, entertainment and dancing all in one.

Wright's

Address: 2400 E. Missouri St., Phoenix, AZ 85016
Wright's
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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 …

Mastro's Steakhouse

Address: 8852 E Pinnacle Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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A sophisticated, refined eating environment has been established at Mastro’s Steakhouse, while maintaining an unpretentious aura. The restaurant is completely covered in lavish, distinctive décor from the bold artful interpretations on the walls to the larger than life abstract chandelier lighting and vibrant color patterns of each room. The visual appeal is just a snapshot of what Mastro’s has to offer; the stylish dining destination is a place where guests can enjoy premium cuisine, cocktails and entertainment. Locals, visitors, and celebrities alike are drawn to Mastro’s Steakhouse for its unparalleled quality of masterful fare with atmospheric flair!

Bobby's

Address: 7122 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Bobby's
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Conveniently located in North Scottsdale’s Kierland Commons, Bobby's restaurant and lounge is the place to go if you want a cosmopolitan dining experience encompassing live music, futuristic decor, and delicious cuisine. With nightly jazz music, contemporary Mediterranean fare, a tantalizing wine menu, and a touch of humor - see the photos of the musicians named “Bobby” on the north wall - it is sure to delight all five of your senses. Don’t leave without checking out the upstairs lounge and changing color wall.

Avanti

Address: 2728 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016
Avanti
$$ Top 10
With the checkered floors, mirrored ceilings and shameless animal print upholstery, Avanti might seem at first glance to be a '70's movie set of the disco or mobster kind. But the experience at this neighborhood favorite is so rewarding that it has kept customers returning for 35 years. Avanti serves authentic Italian cuisine, with a focus on handmade pastas – such as the Portofino Ravioli – made with the freshest ingredients possible. Hosts Angelo and Benito will make sure you feel at home from the minute you walk in the door and you’re sure to be full and satisfied when …

Mastro's City Hall Steakhouse

Address: 6991 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Mastro's City Hall Steakhouse
$$$$ Top 10
Mastro’s City Hall Steakhouse is a classic in the very best tradition of American fine dining. The elegant and fashionable décor comes together seamlessly, with beautiful etched glass and polished wood, custom light fixtures, and white linen tablecloths. The menu, while traditional in its emphasis on prime beef and chops, is enhanced with many contemporary twists, such as inventive sides like lobster mashed potatoes and gorgonzola mac and cheese. Located near downtown Scottsdale, Mastros provides an ideal destination for both casually chic and special occasion dining.

Stockyards Restaurant

Address: 5009 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ 85034
Stockyards Restaurant
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Keeping up with traditions, but still giving room for new culinary trends, Stockyards Steakhouse embraces what they pinpoint as “New West Cuisine.” Combining traditional Steakhouse fare, Southwestern dishes and American cuisine, Stockyards selections of premium corn-fed aged steaks and prime rib are nothing short of high-quality fine dining. Opened in 1947, this favorite Arizona restaurant is known for their “Best of the West” dishes, excellent service and antique bar.

The Irish Cowboy

Address: 305 N Main St, Florence, AZ 85132

The Boozy Breakfast

Address: 5450 E High St, Phoenix, AZ 85054

Bodega 13

Address: 8876 E Pinnacle Peak Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Un Bacio Ristorante

Address: 7704 East Doubletree Ranch Road, Phoenix, AZ 85258
Un Bacio Ristorante
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Standing out from its trendier compatriots, Un Bacio Ristoranti shifts its focus solely to flavorful, delicious dishes. Decorated in warm, amber tones with dim candles, this eatery is the fitting location for a quiet dinner, or a romantic meal. The remarkably large menu (with equally large portion sizes) boasts items from Crispy Calamari salads and gourmet paninies to Homemade Dumplings and Veal Saltimbocca. This neighborhood restaurant prides itself on traditional Italian fare and introduces classic Italian varieties of Americanized Italian food. Homemade, indulgent desserts end the evening on a satisfying, sweet note. Tucked away from the busy city streets, Un …

Bacchanal

Address: 3015 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016
Bacchanal
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Traditional Greek fare and revelry are celebrated nightly at Bacchanal. Family-friendly belly dancers demonstrate their exquisite craft while diners feast on a delightfully classic menu of Greek favorites. Lamb, veal, beef, chicken, and seafood are balanced nicely on the menu to offer something for almost any palate. The equally comprehensive selection of Greek spirits inspires all with a taste of the Meditteranean – Metaxa, Ouzo, Tsipouro do wonders to get the festivities going. And this truly authentic celebration of a dining experience even provides dishes for the iconic breaking-of-the-plate ritual. Opa, indeed!

Latitude 30

Address: 8000 S. Arizona Grand Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85044
Latitude 30
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Latitude 30 Pacific Rim Cuisine mixes Asian cooking with ingredients from the Pacific coast. This fusion cuisine is served within a mariner- themed and nautical ambiance located in the Arizona Grand Resort. The menu offers creative and unique dishes like Chinese BBQ Fired Double Lamb Chop with Pan Flashed Lup Chong Potato Cake and Fresh Herb Infused Lamb Jus. Latitude 30 focuses on using garden-fresh produce, farm-raised meats, and native seafood in their eclectic culinary style. On the upper level of the restaurant, guests can find the fusion lounge which stays open later than the dining area. Latitude 30 is …

Eddie V's

Address: 20715 North Pima Road, Phoenix, AZ 85255
Eddie V's
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Located in Scottsdale’s upscale D.C. Ranch, Eddie V’s Edgewater Grill’s dark ambiance offers a luxurious setting in which to enjoy a decadent meal. Executive Chef Brian Feirstein prepares a variety of dishes with French, Asian, Mexican, Italian, and good old Texan influences, individual to each dish. Recipes are brought to life with either fresh fish, flown in daily, or the finest Midwestern beef, from Allen Brothers Chicago. Eddie V’s feature’s an award winning wine list, and desserts as delicious as they are beautiful. Enjoy big dark booths and crisp white linens in the dining room, or opt for their exciting …