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.
11051 N. Black Canyon Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85029
Pappadeaux in Phoenix is a one stop destination for traditional and contemporary Cajun cuisine. Pappadeaux has a loud, fun, and fast-paced environment in a setting similar to a turn-of-the-century jazz bar, and the menu is complete with dishes seasoned in flavorful spices with unbeatable prices. Know for their seafood, Pappadeaux also has a variety of Cajun food that you don’t always find on your typical menu. Fried alligator? Yes indeed. Step inside the French Quarter of flavors and you might find what your taste buds have been looking for.
2950 E Germann Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286
$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room
Craft beer isn’t just a trend to us. It’s a way of life. After 40 years of serving up the highest quality beers, great food and good times, the vibe at Old Chicago keep getting better. Since 1976, we’ve been committed to innovation and excellence in craft beer, pairing those picks with delicious dishes, and delivering to our guests genuine Chicago-style goodness. From our food and drink menus to our energetic staff and friendly atmosphere, Old Chicago is the place to discover unique specialty brews, enjoy delicious pizzas and unique entrées, while celebrating with friends.
7216 E. Shoeman Ln., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
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 ...
6137 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85250
Named by Phoenix Magazine as one of the 25 Top New Restaurants, Blue Wasabi Sushi and Martini Bar stands out as a hip place to grab a bite and a drink or two. With a menu boasting original, clever and appetizing traditional and signature sushi rolls, such as the Red Hot Chili Pepper roll and the Badda Bing roll, Blue Wasabi Sushi and Martini Bar is also known for their cocktail menu, complete with signature drinks, wine by the glass and premium sake, warm or chilled. The interior is dimly lit with a magnificent glass light wall, similar to a ...
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.
6300 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Authentic Brazilian churrascaria barbeque meets chic and contemporary décor at Fogo De Chao, in Scottsdale. This fulfillingly festive steakhouse presents guests with the awesome opportunity to not only see their prime-cut meats and other specialties cooked table-side, but also savor as much of it as they like. Like a speedway of culinary delight, your signal of the green sign on the table instructs the dishes to begin coming – and they don’t stop coming until you signal ‘red.’ Accompanying their delectable spread of 15 different meat options is a similarly impressive gourmet salad bar. And don’t forget to wash it ...
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.
30835 N. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
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 ...
6000 E. Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Home in the picturesque Phoenician Resort, Il Terrazzo celebrates fine service and dining in a lavishly appointed dining space that marries simple elegance with art deco aesthetic. Guests may visit, and linger, over three meals a day and savor the lush Sunday Brunch Buffet for a truly satisfying day. Stunning views of the resort’s manicured grounds, comfortable outdoor seating options, and numerous private dining accommodations make for personalized meal opportunities with a personable touch. Menu highlights include the Veal Ravioli, the Berkshire Pork Chop, and the Scottish Salmon.
3815 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012
In the heart of central Phoenix lies FEZ, an ultra sleek and urban center for Mediterranean and Moroccan infused American cuisine. FEZ, an Award Winning restaurant in Phoenix, combines one-of-a-kind spices and fresh ingredients to create tempting and flavorful selections that can satisfy your cravings. In addition, FEZ hosts special events for both music and food, complete with a life DJ for late night parties. Fans rave about their signature Pomegranate Martini and FEZ burger, and alongside their full bar, lustrous lounge and spacious outdoor patio, FEZ is the ideal place for trendy, upscale bar food with a Middle Eastern ...
4902 East Warner Road, Phoenix, AZ 85044
Ruffino Italian Cuisine has one motto: “Elegance in Dining Redefined”. As Ahwatukee’s leading Italian restaurant, Ruffino has put this saying into practice in each and every aspect of their operation. The menu is full of classic Italian dishes that have been honed over their twenty years of service, utilizing fresh pasta that’s homemade daily. The restaurant takes pride in their large and varied wine list, which is constantly growing, and the staff is well trained and able to suggest the ideal wine to accompany your specific meal. Ruffino also has new special offers and promotions popping up frequently give diners ...
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 ...
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.
15024 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85254
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 ...
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.
623 E. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ 85004
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.
7299 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Voted one of the top 10 sushi restaurants in the U.S. by Bon Appetit Magazine , Roka Akor surpasses the average sushi joint with its unique robata grill. The robata grill is a traditional, tiered open grill that uses bincho tan, a particular type of coal found only in the Japanese fishing town of Wakayama that brings out the natural flavor of the grilled ingredients. Also unique to Roka Akor are their signature Schochu tonic cocktails, made with fresh fruit and a liquor resembling vodka that dates back to 14th century Japan. With a 12 course prix fixe menu that ...