Camelback East Restaurants
713 E Palo Verde Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85014
$$$ Recommended Editor's Pick
Within Central Phoenix’s Fountain Court Plaza is Fuego Bistro—a unique restaurant offering a tasty fusion of Latin-Southwest flavors. The charming rococo theme creates a comforting ambiance that allows patrons to enjoy an upscale dining experience amidst a loose and natural setting—an atmosphere that is extended to their brick-courtyard patio. A sharp wine list and a spirited cocktail menu compliment the dinner selections, which include dishes such as the Pollo Ajedrea, which stuffs a tender, balsamic-glazed chicken breast with goat cheese, apricot, basil, spinach, shrimp and mushrooms. With such a deliciously inventive cuisine and large number of options, you'll wish your …
3101 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016
$$$ 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 …
5816 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85106
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.
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, …
2501 E. Telawa Trail, Phoenix, AZ 85016
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.
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 …
4909 E. Chandler Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ 85048
Head south to the land of gauchos (Brazilian cowboys) and churrasco (barbeque) at Brazilian Bull Steakhouse, right here in Phoenix. This authentic churrascaria serves up a bounty of savory delights cooked over open flame and beaming with flavor. Boasting a carnival atmosphere, Brazilian Bull lets its customers orchestrate their own dining experience: Ready for the parade of skewered meats to begin? Simply flip your sign to green. Can’t possibly eat any more? Turn the sign to red and sit back. And laying it on its side signals for the staff to wheel out their 6-foot display of homemade treats.
5040 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018
Located in the stylish meets traditional district of East Phoenix’s Arcadia, Chelsea’s Kitchen perfectly personifies it’s neighborhood’s dedication to quality and diversity. Head Chef Jay Boginske has created a menu that boasts intensely flavored dishes varying from mouth watering, but healthy Swordfish Tacos to Braised Short Ribs, better than your mama ever made. The restaurant solidifies it’s place in Arcadia’s always posh night life with it’s cozy but modern chic ambiance, featuring glowing candlelight, warm woods, and well chosen, new age artwork, all brought together seamlessly with contemporary furnishings, and edgy music.
2400 E. Missouri St., Phoenix, AZ 85016
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 …
2728 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016
$$ Top 10
With the checkered floors, mirrored ceilings and shameless animal print upholstery, Avanti might seem at first glance to be a '70's movie set of the disco or mobster kind. But the experience at this neighborhood favorite is so rewarding that it has kept customers returning for 35 years. Avanti serves authentic Italian cuisine, with a focus on handmade pastas – such as the Portofino Ravioli – made with the freshest ingredients possible. Hosts Angelo and Benito will make sure you feel at home from the minute you walk in the door and you’re sure to be full and satisfied when …
3225 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018
$$ 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 …
3930 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018
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.
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 …
5200 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018
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 …
3213 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85018
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.
2425 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016
Regarded as a popular place to go see and be seen, this contemporary American chain does what so few restaurants of its kind manage: it keeps people coming back. With a strict philosophy of using the freshest ingredients from local farms and purveyors, they serve up gracefully presented dishes in a modern setting. Stained wood, burnished brass, dim lighting, and a trendy crowd reel people in, but it’s the friendly service and delicious meat, fish, and chicken that has people returning. And if you happen to chance into one of this location—don’t forget to try their famous shoestring fries!
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.
4626 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016
Diners that are looking for a cozy French bistro reminiscent of a quaint French café need look no further: Coup de Tartes is the answer. Located on North 16th Street, Coup de Tartes is a BYOB restaurant that strives to use the freshest, local, organic ingredients whenever possible. Some French restaurants may offer overly elaborate meals with too many different flavors that are poorly prepared. At Coup de Tartes, the focus is on simple French dishes that have been honed to deliciousness, letting the natural flavors and straightforward sauces speak for themselves. All of this is evident in meat dishes, …
4041 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85018
A contemporary and innovative culinary gem of Phoenix is The VIG. The VIG is a modern bar and lounge accompanied by a full kitchen. Their culinary creations display international influences and their drink menu is extensive. VIG offers its guests a substantial wine list organized by flavor palate from sweet and “easy to drink” to full bodied and more intense. They also have a comprehensive list of cocktails and beers. The VIG has outdoor seating and a relaxed atmosphere. This is a great place to bring a date or simply enjoy time with a group of friends.
2401 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016
The Ritz Carlton has a reputation for being high class, and Bistro 24 - located in the Phoenix property - definitely lives up to the standard. Modeled after a classic French bistro with American flair, the restaurant serves authentic, simple yet flavorful cuisine in an French-American fusion. The comfortable and classy environment offers guests the option of sitting in the contemporary dining room, or outside in the fresh Arizona air. A farm-to-table menu has been masterfully created and inspired by local, organic McCledon farm produce, with menu items available daily for lunch and dinner. The casual elegance gives diners the …