822 N 6th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003
Garden Bar Phx is a warm & welcoming neighborhood "garden to glass" cocktail bar located in an adapted 1914 California bungalow in the Roosevelt South neighborhood in downtown Phoenix. Seating is in various rooms, as well as an outdoor (dog-friendly) patio and porch. Offerings include a curated collection of seasonal cocktails, beer, wine, non-alcoholic options, as well as grazing boards (charcuterie) and a Sunday Brunch menu. Seating is limited to 90 Minutes. If your party would like additional time, please contact us for availability. NOTE: We have a $25/PER PERSON MINIMUM for reservations (due to our limited room seating). However, …
713 E Palo Verde Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85014
$$$ Recommended Editor's Pick
Within Central Phoenix’s Fountain Court Plaza is Fuego Bistro—a unique restaurant offering a tasty fusion of Latin-Southwest flavors. The charming rococo theme creates a comforting ambiance that allows patrons to enjoy an upscale dining experience amidst a loose and natural setting—an atmosphere that is extended to their brick-courtyard patio. A sharp wine list and a spirited cocktail menu compliment the dinner selections, which include dishes such as the Pollo Ajedrea, which stuffs a tender, balsamic-glazed chicken breast with goat cheese, apricot, basil, spinach, shrimp and mushrooms. With such a deliciously inventive cuisine and large number of options, you'll wish your …
705 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Downtown Phoenix, once painfully devoid of personable eateries, is seeing a reemergence of fine and expressive dining options largely through the efforts of Chef Johnny Chu. Chef Chu is responsible for opening more than one Cinderella-story restaurant in the neighborhood, and continues to wow patrons with his latest endeavor, Sens. This chic Pan-Asian eatery serves up healthy helpings of style with a small plate menu that invites visitors to share and indulge alike. Home-style dishes like the Soup Gyoza and claypot favorites like the Lemongrass Clams keep diners’ appetites satisfied, while the extensive sake and shochu selection keeps our interest …
3701 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Take a break from daily stress at Acacia Café, the no-hassle bakery, café, and coffee shop where fresh ingredients meet reasonable prices. Located in the Arcadia residence of Phoenix, Acacia Café is a great place to relax and grab breakfast, lunch, or a fresh cup of coffee. They offer fresh-baked rustic breads and morning pastries, breakfast scrambles, deli sandwiches, paninis, fresh salads, and in-house ground New England Coffee. Or, if you’re on the go, Acacia Café will make your order to-go, and even offer catering services for your next party or office meeting. By using local ingredients at innovative recipes, …
4316 E. Cactus Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85032
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 …
122 N. 2nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
This sports bar has a little something extra to satisfy your culinary cravings. At Networks Bar and Grill, the inviting atmosphere compliments the Southwest inspired menu of signature burgers, upscale bar snacks and premium beers, wines and cocktails. Located inside the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Networks Bar and Grill is a more classy spin on your average sports bar, with lush comfy couches, swanky booths for larger parties, and several large televisions on the walls—perfect for a night out or a place to watch the game.
3225 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018
$$ Top 10
Be seated among authentic Tuscan country brickwork columns and gaze at original artwork by Aldo Luongo, as you are skillfully and eloquently served genuine regional Italian cuisine. Tomaso’s has been indulging its guests for over 30 years and that experience shines through in the food as well as the service. With our ever-changing tastes, it is not often that a restaurant excels for 30 plus years, but Tomaso’s has remained steadfast in their commitment to serve fine Italian cuisine and they have been rewarded for their efforts. Along with a James Beard Award, Tomaso’s has been given 4.7 out of …
705 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
There’s no need to cross The Pond for authentic Irish fare and hospitality when The Turf Restaurant serves up hearty helpings of both each day. The rich pub culture is preserved through fitting artifacts of watering holes of old, and sport enthusiasts are rewarded with The Turf’s steadfast commitment to Ireland’s love of horse racing and golf. Old friends unite and new friendships form around the welcoming menu that warms the tummy and soul. The Traditional Irish Breakfast starts the day off right, while the Bangers and Mash keeps one fueled for good times. And the Guinness keeps smiles wide.
2502 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016
$$ Top 10
Classic mahogany furnishings and refined touches in the Capital Grille’s décor complement the equally refined and welcoming menu of rich dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and a proud array of side dishes. Located in Baltimore Fashion Park, this meat-centric eatery boasts a club-like atmosphere in the main dining room and a patio by which to savor balmy Phoenix nights. The Wagyu Beef Carpaccio is seductive, the Bone-In Kona Crusted Dry Aged Sirloin is captivating, and the Seared Citrus Glazed Salmon is simply invigorating. And while dishes like these demand attention, the thoughtful selection of side offerings has earned its own fan …
3118 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016
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.
2502 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016
Health nuts never fear—there’s a restaurant in town that has everyone talking at yoga practice. It’s called True Food Kitchen, and this organic, fine-dining eatery has a modern, nature-inspired interior with a menu full of premium, healthy options for any diet. To become the most popular restaurant of the Fox Restaurant Concept, owner Sam Fox teamed up with health specialist and best-selling author Dr. Andrew Weil to create a menu that is both health-conscious and satisfying. Dishes here show the more nutritious side of fine dining, but the quality, presentation and flavor are not cut short. True Food Kitchen offers …
320 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Hoping to serve as the proverbial watering hole for locals and visitors alike, District offers a communal gathering place to indulge on good company, and great food and drink. Chef Nathan Crouser specially selects his produce from local farmers who care as much about what they grow as he cares about what goes on the plate. Small plates like the Steamed Mussels and Cheeseburger Sliders go down nicely with some fine conversation and a glass of wine from the thoughtful drink menu; and entrée dishes like the Chicken Pot Pie and the Organic Berkshire Pork Tenderloin beg to be selfishly …
3626 E. Ray Road, Phoenix, AZ 85044
One may argue that the best experiences in life involve some variation of molten cheese and/or chocolate, and The Melting Pot agrees wholeheartedly. Savory morsels of fresh meats, chicken, seafood, and veggies are presented for diners to dip and indulge on how they please -- and sweet touches like fruits and cookies are complemented by an array of chocolate dips. A meal with a special someone becomes infinitely more romantic when sharing is involved; and any communal dining experience with a table of happy eaters promises to be a memorable one.
2320 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016
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.
8383 S. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ 85044
A western-themed attraction and restaurant all in one can be found at Rustler’s Rooste, a kid-friendly, novelty steakhouse and brewery straight out of the Wild Wild West. Opened in 1971, Rustler’s Rooste is Arizona’s Legendary Cowboy Steakhouse, complete with 2 stories, live country music and a general store. They serve only the finest, choice-cut steaks as well as ribs, chicken, and seafood. With a large food and drink menu, this “beef and brew with a view” was named “Best Special-Occasion Restaurant” and “Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant” by Phoenix Magazine. Open every day from 5PM-10PM.
2 S. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
$$$ Top 10
Recalling the traditional fish, chop, and steakhouse, Kincaid’s puts a modern spin on timeless dishes. With warm, plum colors and rustic wooden tables, the décor is inviting and comforting. Executive Chef Jonathan Cullen's juicy, signature Rock Salted Roasted Prime Rib of Beef is marinated for 28 days then slow roasted under a mountain of rock salt. For seafood lovers, there is a wide selection ranging from New England Clam Chowder to Seafood Linguine. Not to be overshadowed, Kincaid’s drink selection offers an impressive variety of cocktails, mojitos and wines; understandably, happy hour is one of the most popular times for …
5350 E. Marriott Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85054
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, …
8000 S. Arizona Grand Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85044
Guests of the Arizona Grand Resort, and all interested diners in the Phoenix area, are invited to check out The Lobby Grill located in the lobby of the resort. For those early risers, the restaurant serves breakfast, as well as Starbucks coffees and teas, at 6 AM, and for late evening snackers, dinners and desserts are conveniently served until 10 PM. Fitting right in at this spa and resort, The Lobby Grill allows guests to relax in its calm atmosphere, looking out onto the beautiful golf course, while also having the option of being entertained by watching the Chefs prepare …
5350 E. Marriott Dr., Phoenix, AZ 85054
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 …