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 …
7200 North Scottsdale Road, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Sophisticated reinterpretations of classic American and International favorites are sprinkled about the menu at Remington’s, along with original house specialties. Signature entrées offered are Filet Mignon, Rack of Lamb, seasonal fish dishes, and complimenting accompaniments. Freshly baked pretzel rolls are an inventive staple at Remington’s, as are the live Jazz performances, Tuesday- Saturday nights starting at 6:00pm in the lounge. The exquisite menu and entertainment are paired with an extensive wine list, and fabulous service to complete the appeasing ambiance.
6902 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Deseo provides a sumptuous and sensual dining experience. Headed by James Beard Award-winning Chef Douglas Rodriguez, this popular addition to the Scottsdale Westin’s collection of restaurants serves a diverse array of delectable Nuevo Latino treats. Deseo’s warm atmosphere is intensified by its open kitchen, transforming dinner into a visual feast as well as a culinary one. Known for its inventive ceviches and fresh fruit cocktails, Deseo is a perfect location for relaxed socializing, especially during the “Unwind Hour,” the Westin’s creative reimagining of Happy Hour. Whether “unwinding” with a mojito and Trio of Ceviche, or diving wholeheartedly into a Nuevo …
7700 E. McCormick Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Luxury, elegance, leisure, and comfort are to be expected when dining at The Palm Court at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center. Gorgeous pink draped curtains and table clothes, accented with fresh pink flowers, cream-colored boquets and table runners, and black chandeliers with clear dangling crystals adorn the dining room; nothing less than glamorous. The wine collection is on display, set inside the wall and covered by glass, outlined with a decorative and delicate black wired frame. Each aspect of the aesthetic has been perfectly set in place. The menu reflects innovative American cuisine and dishes are often prepared au …
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.
10600 E. Crescent Moon Dr., Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Talavera is a type of vibrant Mexican pottery, and the restaurant appropriately shares the bright colors of the craft through its interior design, as well its cuisine. Contemporary American fare makes a bold presence on the menu, which focuses on meats, poultry, fresh seafood and other game, as well as signature dishes. Window seating gives guests the gift of views of Pinnacle Peak and the Valley of the Sun. Bordered by glass, the fire element is a main attraction to the establishment, viewable from both inside and outside seating. Another unique offering at Talavera is tableside preparation of meals, allowing …
5350 East Marriott Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85054
Roy’s at Desert Ridge creates good vibes and better times with its Hawaiian Fusion Cuisine. Roy Yamaguchi, the restaurant’s founder, opened his first Roy’s in Honolulu in 1988. Aloha spirit and local fare combined with Asian and European influences, resulted in a James Beard award-winning experience. Located at the elegant JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa and appointed with the resort’s sophistication and finery, Roy’s at Desert Ridge promises the same quality of service and experience as the original restaurant. The menu has sixteen of the founder’s signature dishes—like the Melting Hot Chocolate Soufflé—alongside Executive Chef Mako Segawa’s extensive …
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 …
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 …
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.
5402 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
BLT Steak is a contemporary American steakhouse that focuses on simple, fresh ingredients specifically prepared to enhance the most natural of flavors. From traditional Beef Filets and Braised Swordfish to the American Wagyu Rib Eye, the menu at BLT Steak spares no expense to provide excellent quality for its diners. The restaurant offers an impressive wine selection, which has won the coveted “Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator, and boasts a drink menu with diverse selections from scotch-blended after dinner drinks to absinthe. The BLT Steak restaurant is a must-try for seafood and steakhouse enthusiasts, alike.
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 …
6902 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Nellie Cashman’s Monday Club, named for Arizona’s oldest club for women, is a star within the Westin Kierland Resort and Spa. With an open-style kitchen, Executive Chef Jason Christie creates flavorful, healthy dishes. From gourmet salads boasting local organic ingredients to the nostalgic dinner entrees such as Roasted Half Chicken Provencal with fingerling potatoes, Nellie Cashman’s Monday Club offers a wide variety of options for its diners. The outdoor patios offer an incredible view of the McDowell Mountains, which complement the delicious cuisine. Situated in one of Arizona’s most luxurious spas, this eatery is ideal for a quick bite before …
7277 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Sushi Roku is a contemporary and elegant Japanese restaurant offering more than just a romantic vibe. Various forms of lighting offer an idealistically dim setting, with hanging lights above the bar, lamp shades on the walls and lit candles throughout the lounge seating area. The bar is large in size and variety, stocked with hot and cold sakes, several specialty cocktails and nine different choices of beer. Sushi Roku also offers over twenty-five choices of sushi and sashimi and over twenty combination rolls. As if the chic décor, abundant menus, tasty beverages and mood lighting aren’t charming enough, window-side tables …
7135 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
An attentive staff and vibrant setting set the stage for a highly enjoyable dining experience. Menu items steal the spotlight at Wildfish Seafood Grille, making this an all around dreamy dining destination. Fresh seafood and steaks are prepared to order, ensuring each plate will specifically please the palate of each guest. An oyster bar provides fresh oysters straight from the dock and shucked to order as well. Guests can relax in the spacious contemporary dining room, grab a seat at the counter, or cozy up near a fire pit and prepare to enjoy a masterful culinary creation at Wildfish Seafood …
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, …
809 W. Main Street, Mesa, AZ 85201
Seeped in history, the Landmark restaurant is truly a Phoenix landmark. Located in a building that served as a church, a college, and offices for an insurance company, the Landmark Restaurant is a little slice of Phoenix’s past. But don’t come here just for a history lesson. The menu is filled with succulent steaks, delicate seafood, and classic comfort food such as Beef Stroganoff, Stuffed Meatloaf, and Grilled Ham. A dining experience at the Landmark is not complete without the “salad room”—an entire room converted to a salad bar, featuring both traditional and eclectic, hearty and healthy, and hot and …
10600 East Jomax Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Mosaic's attention to a quality dining experience is as detail-oriented as the specially commissioned tile mosaic that graces its floor. Every aspect of the restaurant is committed to excellence. Eclectic, constantly changing menus feature the culinary creations of Chef and Owner Deborah Knight, incorporating high quality ingredients and bold, creative flavor combinations. An outstanding wine selection and phenomenal service only serve to accentuate Chef Knight's talent in the kitchen. The result is a meal to remember, regardless of the season or the ingredients on the menu.