Los Angeles Restaurants

The Oak Room Kitchen & Bar

Address: 61 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ 85201
The Oak Room Kitchen & Bar
$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick
Upscale, Independent, & Different Our venue combines imaginative, upscale cooking techniques to deliver you tastes and flavors that you typically won't get at home or even in an evil, soul-killing, chain restaurant. Set in a beautifully remodeled space, we are a ferociously independent operation. We pride ourselves in delivering our customers a dining & drinking experience that is decidedly different, fun, & memorable. We are located in the original Mesa square mile at the intersection of University Drive and Centennial right next to the Amphitheater and Mesa Marriott.

Little Spring Provisions

Address: 1820 W Northern Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021

The Social Eyes Club @The Cabana's

Address: 5118 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85031

Diffferent Point Of View

Address: 11111 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020

Zappone's Italian Bistro

Address: 1652 N Higley Rd #103, Gilbert, AZ 85234

Fresh BBQ Innovations

Address: 15111 North Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Sophie's French Bistro

Address: 2320 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016
Sophie's French Bistro
$$$
A relaxing, enjoyable eating experience can be found at Sophie’s French Bistro. The interior is reminiscent of a classic French countryside while the food is innovative and flavorful. Ideal for a romantic date, Sophie’s uses premium ingredients for their classic French dishes, presented elegantly and served on a simple white table cloth. Don’t expect a quick turnaround, though—Sophie’s cuisine is meant to be enjoyed and savored slowly, just as classic French meals are meant to be. If food is pleasure, then this is a place to appreciate.

Binkley's

Address: 6920 E. Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
$$$
Describing their fare as “classically influenced American cuisine,” Kevin and Amy Binkley are the dynamic duo behind the success of their namesake restaurant. Mr. Binkley doubles as the active chef and owner/operator, and Amy keeps the food machine running by managing the finer details of the operation. The fruit of this husband/wife team’s labors is a fine marriage of casual and elegant cuisine that is served with love. Dishes like the Whole Roasted Partridge and the Italian Sausage Stuffed Squash Blossoms warm diners from the inside out and keep them coming back again and again.

Meritage Steakhouse

Address: 5350 E. Marriott Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85054
Meritage Steakhouse
$$$
Meritage Steakhouse is an upscale restaurant geared for sports fanatics with flat screens tuned into the latest sporting events. Although this steakhouse appeals to sports enthusiasts, non sport enthusiasts can enjoy the atmosphere as well. Guests have the choice of outdoor seating on the fire pit or sunset patio. Meritage provides a hearty menu with prime steaks, chicken, and seafood. The menu offers the chef’s signature cuts which includes the Petite Filet 3 Ways and the Serrano Wrapped Beef Tenderloin. Diners can sample wines from the steakhouse’s fine wine cellar or choose half or full bottle options. From the restaurant, …

BLT Steak

Address: 5402 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
BLT Steak
$$$
BLT Steak is a contemporary American steakhouse that focuses on simple, fresh ingredients specifically prepared to enhance the most natural of flavors. From traditional Beef Filets and Braised Swordfish to the American Wagyu Rib Eye, the menu at BLT Steak spares no expense to provide excellent quality for its diners. The restaurant offers an impressive wine selection, which has won the coveted “Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator, and boasts a drink menu with diverse selections from scotch-blended after dinner drinks to absinthe. The BLT Steak restaurant is a must-try for seafood and steakhouse enthusiasts, alike.

Cork

Address: 4991 S. Alma School Rd, Chandler, AZ 85248
Cork
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Located in the Promenade at Fulton Ranch on the outskirts of Chandler, Cork is a culinary gem. Owners Robert and Danielle Morris created Cork because of their own love of sampling and sharing food. Cork specializes in a “small plates-style,” small portions and prices, offering each diner a chance to try, and share, multiple culinary adventures. Try the Pan-Roasted Ostrich or the Braised Rabbit Pot Pie, and enjoy something from the extensive, Wine Spectator-award-winning wine list. For a full-sized, traditional meal with bottomless Mimosas or Bellinis, join Cork for Sunday brunch.

Caffe Boa

Address: 5063 E Elliot Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85044
Caffe Boa
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Caffe Boa, founded by Scott Rennard in 1995, has been a long-time Valley favorite with numerous positive reviews and awards. We offer only the highest quality of food with an emphasis on fresh, organic, and locally grown produce. Caffe ‘Boa’ in Portuguese means ‘Good.’ We strive to give you the best possible dining experience with exceptional food and service. We provide a full-service menu along with a wide selection of wines, beer on tap, specialty martinis, great bar happy hour Monday through Fridays 3:00-6:00 pm at our bar and much more.

noca

Address: 3118 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016
noca
$$$ New
Named for its north of Camelback location, NOCA is owner Eliot Wexler and Chef Chris Curtiss’ adventurous brainchild. Serving unpretentious American fare with flair, they are steadily building a reputation among foodies and non-foodies alike as innovators in creative cuisine. Meals commence with a crafty amuse bouche, and a puff of cotton candy serves to cleanse the palate between entrees and dessert. Curtiss is an expert at using the freshest ingredients on the market in a harmonious fusion of the senses. Coupled with a sparse yet comfortable dining room and impeccable service, this experience is not to be missed.

Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House

Address: 6710 E. Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House
$$ Top 10
Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House presents eclectic Southwestern cuisine featuring steak, game, and seafood. The fresh seafood is offered with the choice of Asian, European, Southwestern, and Mediterranean preparations. The steak and game options are mesquite wood fired and come with a choice of sides, sauces, and starch. The restaurant also has ranch-style entrees like an Apple Chipotle BBQ Chicken Breast with spinach, crispy garlic, and caramelized onion home fries. The décor is inspired by the Old West and has an earthy feel to it. Guests can dine in the Wine Room or in the Main Dining Room by the fireplace. …

Cowboy Ciao

Address: 7133 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Cowboy Ciao
$$
At Cowboy Ciao, the Old West meets the old world, with a setting and a menu that blends the best of Modern American cuisine with global influences. Executive Chef Bernie Kantak turns out wonderfully inventive dishes like the “Pig n’ Pudding,” featuring pulled pork in a chipotle balsamic barbeque sauce served with creamy polenta, toasted pumpkin seeds, cotija cheese, and dried cranberries. The menu is accompanied by a diverse and intriguing wine selection, with over 3,200 wines to choose from. The warm, rustic setting, gracious hospitality, and overall creative flair make Cowboy Ciao a worthy destination for any occasion.

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 …

Ristorante Tuscany

Address: 5350 E. Marriott Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85054
Ristorante Tuscany
$$$
Inspired by Italy’s Tuscany region, Ristorante Tuscany presents Italian cuisine with elegance. The restaurant is a recipient of the AAA Four-Diamond award and features inventive dishes from Chef de Cuisine Brian Archibald. Unique dishes like Lobster Saltimbocca and Grilled Cedar River Beef Tenderloin can be found on the menu. Pastas can be ordered in half or full portions. With wine being a specialty at this restaurant, it has a large wine list including vintage wines from Tuscany. The restaurant has an open exhibition kitchen, wood-fired oven, an outdoor fireplace along with views of the resort’s Isle of Capri. With the …

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 …

Mosaic

Address: 10600 East Jomax Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Mosaic
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Mosaic's attention to a quality dining experience is as detail-oriented as the specially commissioned tile mosaic that graces its floor. Every aspect of the restaurant is committed to excellence. Eclectic, constantly changing menus feature the culinary creations of Chef and Owner Deborah Knight, incorporating high quality ingredients and bold, creative flavor combinations. An outstanding wine selection and phenomenal service only serve to accentuate Chef Knight's talent in the kitchen. The result is a meal to remember, regardless of the season or the ingredients on the menu.

The Terrace

Address: 6000 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
The Terrace
$$$$
With a shady patio overlooking the lush landscape of The Phoenician’s grounds, the Terrace is a charming retreat from everyday stresses. Inside, the lavish and warm-toned interior provides a similarly inviting and sophisticated dining environment. Chef Jose Mejia’s carefully crafted menu of Contemporary American dishes reflects the Terrace’s fresh and refreshing appeal. Sundays at the Terrace are a highlight: its elegant brunch with champagne toasts, fresh seafood, grilled entrees, homemade pastas, and assortment of desserts is a celebration of indulgence. The Terrace is a welcomed hideaway in the Scottsdale community, providing a perfect moment of serenity at any time of …