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 ...
2000 Westcourt Way, Tempe, AZ 85282
Top of the Rock Restaurant offers exquisite American cuisine in an amazing setting. The circular dining room is awash in rich wood, with 360 degrees of windows surrounding diners. Once you get over the astonishing panoramic views, turn your attention to the plate. Chef de Cuisine Michael Noone turns out elegant comfort food, such as Braised Pork Osso Buco and Bacon-Wrapped Swordfish, and Gorgonzola Baked Veal Chop. Top of the Rock ensures that you won't be disappointed on your next trip to Tempe.
7363 E. Scottsdale Mall, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
$$$ Top 10
Exciting Spanish flair is the name of the game at Pepin- from the fantastic food to Flamenco shows and Salsa and Tango dance classes! Pepin offers an extensive menu full of hot and cold Tapas for sharing, Sopas, Paellas, meat, poultry, and chicken plates, as well as a full Vegetarian menu. Flamenco shows every Friday and Saturday night include entertainment in the forms of song, dance, Palmas and Jaleos. Salsa lessons are offered on Tuesdays and the restaurant puts on a Salsa Dance every Friday and Saturday. Tango lessons are also available on Sundays. Fabulous Spanish fare and culture are ...
13225 N. Eagle Ridge Dr., Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Flourish at the Copperwynd Resort effortlessly infuses its sophisticated style with an almost mischievous whimsy. Classic New American dishes are transformed by cheeky culinary tinkering: The Spinach Salad is sprinkled with shaved heirloom tomatoes and “dried corn confetti” while paella is given a Sonoran twist with Corona-steamed clams, poblano chilies, chorizo, and a soffritto corn broth. The innovation displayed by its menu is mirrored in Flourish' dynamic design. Floor-to-ceiling windows slide open to reveal a breathtaking view of the Sonoran desert, allowing the natural landscape to blend seamlessly with the restaurant’s stone and metallic accented interior. An evening at Flourish ...
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.
5455 E. High St., Phoenix, AZ 85054
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.
4949 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
11111 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85020
$$$ 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.
15440 N. Greenway Hayden Loop, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Barcelona is a multi-faceted restaurant with an extensive steak, seafood and appetizer menu. After 10pm, this steakhouse transforms into a dance club, fit with live music and 2 full bars. With a well-priced happy hour, posh interior and large outdoor patio, Barcelona Scottsdale is a great source for dining, entertainment and dancing all in one.
10600 E. Crescent Moon Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Nestled in the luxurious Four Seasons Resort, Crescent Moon showcases the vibrant cuisine and stunning geography of the region with a menu and décor specializing in the unique flavors and themes of the Sanora Desert and Mexico. A wood-burning Kiva oven and open kitchen invite guests to experience the sights, sounds, and seductive smells of their food being prepared, while the temperature-controlled outdoor space ensures enjoyable dining all year round. Innovative techniques marry seamlessly with traditional flavors on the Modern Mexican cuisine menu an can be savored for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
34631 N. Tom Darlington Dr., Carefree, AZ 85377
The stark beauty and natural elegance of the surrounding Sonoran desert is reflected in the Latilla at the Boulders Resort. With picture windows overlooking 12-million-year-old boulders, a ceiling constructed of Ocotillo branches (“latillas” in Spanish), and walls adorned with traditional Native American woven art, the Latilla seamlessly blends contemporary refinement with the rich cultural and natural history of the region. Chef Wendy Little’s Southwestern-influenced American cuisine reflects the environmental emphasis of the restaurant, featuring fresh and health-conscious dishes made from organic and seasonal ingredients. An outdoor patio with an inviting fireplace provides an opportunity for a more intense communion with ...
7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Desert rusticity melds with classic sophistication to create the finely balanced décor and cuisine of famed Chef Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak. Visitors to this Scottsdale oasis may be struck first by how seamlessly the architecture and décor marries natural elements like cacti and budding shrubbery with the sleek and contemporary lines of minimalist design. And diners will certainly notice how artfully Executive Chef Sean Griffin combines comfort food classics with refined technique. Dishes like the The Whole Fried Chicken For Two and the Maine Lobster Pot Pie are reassuringly familiar, yet intriguingly polished.
5700 E. McDonald Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85253
The five senses are held captive by the memorial dining experience this restaurant hopes to plate daily. The stunning mountain views and stylishly refined décor of the dining space entice the eyes, while the sense of taste and smell are entertained by Executive Chef Beau MacMillan’s American cuisine menu. Guests of the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, and visitors exclusively to this fine dining spot, may savor flavors of the season all day. Sunday Brunch selections include the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and the Old Fashioned Irish Oatmeal. Dinner guests may revel in the backdrop of an awe-inspiring sunset while ...
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.
7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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 ...
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.
5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253
The Arizona of another era is captured in the architecture, art, and cuisine of this state’s last authentic hacienda. Named after the famed artist Alonzo (Lon) Megargee, and once his home and studio, this historic hand-built ranch house is now home to an American cuisine menu that plates similarly artful presentations. Chef Michael Rusconi skillfully wields bold flavors and intriguing combinations to showcase a multitude of dishes found throughout the region. Highlights include dishes like the Butternut Squash Ravioli with Spinach, the Grilled Beef Tenderloin, and the Alaskan Dungeness Crab Salad. And we mustn’t forget the award-winning wine list that ...