2575 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016
Customary details allow McCormick and Schmick’s to maintain a classic aura and appeal that translates both through the décor and menu. Handcrafted mahogany woodwork, stained glass features, English racing-car-green carpeting, brass fixtures, and Tiffany-style lamps all contribute to the traditional sophistication this restaurant prides itself for. The cigar-friendly bar is a fine place to enjoy a classic cocktail or scotch, and The Rockefeller Room is a great fit for large parties. Six “snugs” provide private booths in the main dining room that comfortably seat six, where guests may enjoy menu favorites like the Raw Oyster Bar selection and the Main …
1326 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004
Warm, familiar, and welcoming, Cheuvront Restaurant and Wine Bar provides a down-to-earth environment to enjoy an unworldly array of hand-selected wines, artisan cheeses, and gourmet cuisine. Located in the heart of Phoenix, this eclectic restaurant is not only a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence recipient, but has also won the Best Cheese Selection Award three years in a row from New Times Best of Phoenix. Over forty fresh varieties of cheese are flown in each week from around the world, and diners may delight in the seasonally fresh menu that boasts comforting dishes like the Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese.
105 W. Portland St., Phoenix, AZ 85003
$$ Top 10
Portland’s proverbial mantel has been stacked high with awards for years: “Best Upscale Casual Dining 2005” and Phoenix Magazine’s “Best 50 Dishes” are only a couple of the distinctions it has received. This contemporary American cuisine hot-spot shines with the sophistication and charm of its smart décor, and the refined imagination of its menu. Most French fries are simply cut potato wedges – Portland’s are award-winning reasons to visit. Similarly, dishes like the Salmon Salad and the Eggplant Napoleon are savory reminders that truly wonderful and unpretentious food still exists. The icing on this culinary cake may just be Portland’s …
4231 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Homey, comfort, and traditional Italian eating is the name of the game at La Fontanella. Guests are welcomed by open arms of Chef and Owner Isabella who was born in Italy and opened the Phoenix branch in 1982 after her family’s success with the Chicago location. Italian music is in the air, Italian art adorns the walls, and Tuscany and Sicily influence is throughout the family recipes that make up the menu. Healthful and delicious dishes with are the main focus of Isabella’s kitchen and the product is unique to other Italian restaurants.
3015 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016
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!