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10 8 Caffe Boa

Address: 5063 E Elliot Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85044
Caffe Boa
$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick Outdoor Seating
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.

10 8 Donovan's of Phoenix

Address: 3101 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Donovan's of Phoenix
$$$ Top 10 Recommended Special Offer
Donovan’s Steak and Chop House is a little piece of steak paradise, an homage, really, to the long tradition of steakhouses so popular in America since the early 20th century. But Donovan’s is no throwback. At their handsome location at 3101 E. Camelback Road in the upscale Camelback Corridor, owners Dennis Hitzman, Tony Subia, and Mal Jozoff have created a clubby atmosphere of casual elegance with no fine-dining detail overlooked. The centerpiece of their award winning operation is the exclusive use of USDA Prime, Midwestern, corn-fed beef, which, combined with an international wine list, accommodating staff, and exclusive amenities, makes ...

10 8 Phoenix City Grille

Address: 5816 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85106
Phoenix City Grille
$$
Tucked into the short side of an L-shaped shopping center at 16th Street and Bethany Home is a restaurant that has been pleasing palates and offering short tutorials in Phoenix history and heritage since 1997: the Phoenix City Grille. The warm, cozy ambience is enhanced by framed, well-lit color and black-and-white photos of Arizona landscapes and Phoenix movers and shakers. Diners enjoy a varied American menu with just enough hints of Southwestern and Southern cuisine to keep it interesting and memorable.

10 8 Bri

Address: 2221 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85006

10 8 Petite Maison

Address: 7216 E. Shoeman Ln., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Petite Maison
$$
They say big things come in small packages, and this cozy little French bistro proves this is true. Right in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, Petite Maison serves traditional French cuisine for brunch, lunch, dinner, and unique to this restaurant is “Staff Meal.” This special late night meal is offered from 10:00pm- midnight each Thursday-Saturday, priced from $8-$12 and the menu is created that day. The Chefs enjoy putting their best foot forward and serving up special creations for their guests in the late hours of the night. The name doesn’t lie, so be sure to reserve your spot ...

10 8 Cholla Prime Steakhouse & Lounge

Address: 524 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale, AZ 85255
$$$
Cholla Prime Steakhouse showcases the finest qualities of classic steakhouse cuisine in an intimate and sophisticated setting. Ideally located in the Casino Arizona, Cholla offers a thoughtful and intriguing menu that boasts bold, simple flavors. The Smoked Crispy Duck is rich and satisfying, while the Red Pear Frisee Salad is a delectable palate cleanser. Cholla also presents guests with the difficult choice between entrees like the Encrusted Lamb Porterhouse, the Grilled Pacific Salmon, and the Bacon Wrapped Elk Tenderloin. All these wonderful dishes and more may be savored until midnight on the weekends, ensuring one’s evening ends on a high ...

10 8 Pointe In Tyme

Address: 11111 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85020
Pointe In Tyme
$$$ Top 10
For filling options for traditional American breakfasts, stacked sandwiches and hearty dinner entrees, Pointe in Thyme has all kinds of options for any meal of the day. Located in the Pointe Hilton hotel, this restaurant offers a setting rich in warm colors and deep wood accents. Pointe in Thyme is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

10 8 The Greene House

Address: 15024 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254
The Greene House
$$ New
For a taste of California with Arizona style, The Greene House is the place to go. Known for using farm-fresh, seasonal and premium ingredients, the menu options here are well priced and cleverly crafted for a taste that has elements of both Southwestern styles with contemporary, Californian flare. Named after architects Charles and Henry Greene, who designed this restaurant, The Greene House takes the form of a California bungalow, providing an intimate, one-of-a-kind dining experience. What draws people back is the simplicity in design and décor, the flavor of each individual dish, and the extensive list of high-quality wines. For ...

10 8 Pizzeria Bianco

Address: 623 E. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Pizzeria Bianco
$$
Notorious for their long lines and long wait, customers keep coming back to Pizzeria Bianco for their famous pizzas, salads and brews. All pizzas are oven roasted, and even though there are only 6 selections to choose from, each option is eager to please, more notably their popular Rosa Pizza with red onion, parmigiano reggiano, rosemary and Arizona pistachios. Pistachios on a pizza? Full of surprises, the modestly simply Pizzeria Bianco will leave your belly satisfied.

10 8 Yasu Sushi Bistro

Address: 4316 E. Cactus Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032
Yasu Sushi Bistro
$$
If you’re looking for a little hidden treasure among Phoenix’s fine dining options, you might have to search in unexpected places to find what you’re looking for. Tucked away in a strip mall, Yasu Sushi Bistro is a little taste of Japan right here in Phoenix. Yasu is known for a few of their specialties, including Bacon-wrapped Scallops, Shrimp Fondue and Foie Gras with Japanese Eggplant. Alongside a tempting cocktail menu, Yasu also specializes in sumibiyaki, grilled fish, meats, and vegetarian options. Though the interior is small, this attributes to a cozy but intimate dining environment. Yasu is open seven ...

10 8 Ocean Prime

Address: 5455 E. High St., Phoenix, AZ 85054
Ocean Prime
$$$
Encompassing the very best qualities of the classic supper club and complementing them with a decidedly contemporary aesthetic, Ocean Prime offers a uniquely chic and sophisticated dining experience. Surf-n-Turf is taken to an entirely new level with a menu that prizes freshness and quality above all else. Similarly, the dining space that features a covered patio terrace, cocktail lounge and piano bar, and three private rooms can accommodate practically any whim or occasion. Large parties can mingle and schmooze with ease, while couples may steal more intimate dining moments in peace.

10 8 Prado Restaurant and Bar

Address: 4949 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Prado Restaurant and Bar
$$$
Bask over the breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain as you sip on your favorite vintage, all while swooning over a dish of fine Italian fare at Prado, in the InterContinental Montelucia Resort and Spa. This signature restaurant presents guests with lavish surroundings by which to enjoy a decadent menu of Andalusian-inspired cuisine painstakingly prepared in wood-fired brick ovens. Sweeping arches, vibrant mosaic tiles, and sun-steeped elegance provide a fitting backdrop for an array of rustic Italian specialties that embody Chef Urciuoli’s passion for the Slow Food Movement. Appropriately enough, time may just slow down for you as you savor every ...

10 8 Geordie's

Address: 2501 E. Telawa Trail, Phoenix, AZ 85016
Geordie's
$$
Located in the lovely Wrigley Mansion, Geordie’s is the namesake restaurant of the property’s late owner, Geordie Hormel. Combining classic design elements with contemporary accents, Geordie’s is a hotspot for both intimate affairs and large party rendezvous’. Lunch allows for leisurely indulgence, while a sunset dinner is host to endless possibilities. The Roasted Bone Marrow appetizer is a truly decadent start; the Colorado Lamb Chops are accompanied by the season’s freshest offerings; and Sunday Brunch begins the week on a high note. Geordie’s really is a destination within a destination.

10 8 Vino 100

Address: 30835 N. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Vino 100
$$
Vino 100 is so much more than a wine store – you might consider it to be a wine haven of sorts, where the drink of the gods flows in bounties, and where those in-the-know go to savor a quality tasting experience. Vino 100 has an extensive selection of varietals and complimentary tastings, and they also offer a variety of craft beers and premium hand-rolled cigars. To complement their prized collection of wine, Vino 100 hosts unique dinners monthly to introduce guests to the delectable creations of Chef Stuart Epstein. Raise a glass to Vino 100 for always keeping the ...

10 8 Tarbell's

Address: 3213 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018
Tarbell's
$$
Since its inception in 1994, Tarbell’s has won over 30 awards including Food and Wine’s “Best Restaurant” and Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence.” With highly-acclaimed Chef/Owner Mark Tarbell at the helm, Tarbell’s has catapulted itself to the top, not only in Phoenix but all over the country. Simple yet well-crafted dishes show a clear and concise understanding of textures and flavors. But despite Tarbell’s status, the restaurant retains the friendly neighborhood vibe that has helped to make it so successful. The combination of great food and great atmosphere make Tarbell’s a must when dining in East Phoenix.

10 8 Alto Ristorante

Address: 7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Alto Ristorante
$$$
Housed in the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch, absolute comfort, leisure and relaxation should be the goals of all guests, and dining at Alto Ristorante only adds to the long list of luxury offered here. This restaurant serves flavorful Italian cuisine in the form of seasonally inspired dishes. Diners can sit indoors or enjoy the terrace fire pits outside to fit their comfort preferences in the calming atmosphere. Completing the food fairytale that is Alto Ristorante, gondola rides are available in the waterways surrounding the property, complete with a singing gondolier; an absolutely wonderful Italian experience ...

10 8 Vincent's on Camelback

Address: 3930 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018
Vincent's on Camelback
$$$
Walking into Vincent on Camelback, one has the impression of entering a French country home. The atmosphere is more French than southwestern, but Chef and Owner Vincent Guerithault finds a balance of the two aesthetics in his Southwest/French fusion cuisine. Vincent uses French cooking techniques and southwest ingredients to carve a unique niche in classic style. For example, the Corn Ravioli with White Truffle Oil has been one of his signature dishes since the restaurant opened in 1986. Whether choosing from the classic or nouveau menu, patrons enjoy the timeless evening Vincent’s creates highlighted by creative dining.

10 8 Palm Court

Address: 7700 E. McCormick Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ 85258
$$$
Luxury, elegance, leisure, and comfort are to be expected when dining at The Palm Court at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center. Gorgeous pink draped curtains and table clothes, accented with fresh pink flowers, cream-colored boquets and table runners, and black chandeliers with clear dangling crystals adorn the dining room; nothing less than glamorous. The wine collection is on display, set inside the wall and covered by glass, outlined with a decorative and delicate black wired frame. Each aspect of the aesthetic has been perfectly set in place. The menu reflects innovative American cuisine and dishes are often prepared au ...

10 8 Remington's

Address: 7200 North Scottsdale Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
$$$
Sophisticated reinterpretations of classic American and International favorites are sprinkled about the menu at Remington’s, along with original house specialties. Signature entrées offered are Filet Mignon, Rack of Lamb, seasonal fish dishes, and complimenting accompaniments. Freshly baked pretzel rolls are an inventive staple at Remington’s, as are the live Jazz performances, Tuesday- Saturday nights starting at 6:00pm in the lounge. The exquisite menu and entertainment are paired with an extensive wine list, and fabulous service to complete the appeasing ambiance.

10 8 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.