Restaurants in Arizona

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Feast on a heaping plate of French toast, rolled in sliced almonds and cornflakes and slathered in maple syrup. Read More

Located 30 minutes from Scottsdale at the CopperWynd Resort, Alchemy serves New American cuisine amid panoramic views of the Sonoran Desert and McDowell... Read More

The cantina sits perched on a hill with amazing valley views, and serves a menu of simple-but-yummy Mexican dishes (tacos, enchiladas). Read More

Run by music-loving Estonians, this Old Town Scottsdale bungalow also offers an assortment of breakfast classics with an international twist. Dine... Read More

Located on the north side of town, Andreoli Italian Grocer is both an Italian restaurant and a store selling imported Italian specialty items. Chef,... Read More

You don’t have to be one of Scottsdale’s ladies-who-lunch to appreciate Arcadia Farms. The modern cottage décor provides a pleasant setting, and its... Read More

Think of Arcadia Tavern as a sports bar you can actually bring the kids to. Half the restaurant is dedicated to draft beers and with a couple of dozen... Read More

The ever-changing lineup of drafts at O.H.S.O. feature a host of Arizona brews, including longtime favorites, such as SanTan Brewing’s Mr. Pineapple and... Read More

Unlike most Scottsdale restaurants, Atlas Bistro really does have a bring-your-own bottle of wine policy. Why? Because this tiny bistro sits right next... Read More

Grab a burger or salad at this sleek Old Town Scottsdale restaurant that opened in 1988 as a café and watering hole with casual bar food and... Read More

This sexy Spanish hacienda serves American/southwestern fare with a spicy twist, like shrimp tamales (served with poblano cream sauce) and guacamole... Read More

Founded in 2002, Phoenix's Barrio Cafe offers a taste of Mexico in both atmosphere and flavor. The menu is focused on southern Mexico cuisine, with a... Read More

First-come, first-served and almost always busy, Barrio Queen is a lively, industrial space on the Scottsdale Waterfront vibrantly decked out with Day... Read More

The in-park option serves up freshly baked pizzas, including a “Southern Arizona” version with roasted green chiles, fresh tomatoes, and onion. Read More

Chef Kevin Binkley's eponymous restaurant looks unassuming in its strip mall location, north of Phoenix and Scottsdale. But the chef’s critically... Read More

Kevin Binkley, who trained with Thomas Keller at French Laundry in Napa, brings an approachable, but no-less-delicious take on fine dining to his Cave... Read More

Go for the down-home comfort food, like giant portions of meatloaf and garlic fries followed by the obscenely large Sundae Supreme. Read More

The sophisticated fare at Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar—known for its superb wine list—includes dishes like crispy duck breast with a tart... Read More

The restaurant serves terrific omelettes and charbroiled burgers; it’s also the de facto canteen for the adjacent “World’s Smallest... Read More

The food isn’t fancy at the Buffalo Chip—grilled steaks and chicken, barbecue platters, baked beans—but this cowboy embodies radiates real Western... Read More

Flagstaff’s most popular special occasion restaurant's giant portions run the gamut from seafood and an oyster bar to the over-the-top Veal Buster... Read More

Get ready for breakfast overload. There is a veritable pancake-apalooza at Butters, from classic short stacks to buttermilk, banana crème, berry,... Read More

This charming, family-owned gem is one of Scottsdale’s best-kept dining secrets for romantic and special occasion four-course prix-fixe dinners. Chef... Read More

Suzana Davila, who runs the nouvelle-Mexican Café Poca Cosa, constantly updates her chalkboard menu—look for pollo en pipian or the... Read More

The nouveau (but unpretentious) American cuisine is some of the best in town; try the roasted quail with pine nuts, prosciutto, vegetable brunoise, and... Read More

The family-owned restaurant is family-friendly and great for those who like their Mexican and New Mexican food hot. Order anything that’s fried;... Read More

Try a "karmic colada" - soy, coconut, strawberries, and a heart-strengthening shot of gac fruit. Read More

Perfect for barbecued ribs, right near the famous London Bridge landmark. Read More

Formerly Yavapai Restaurant Read More

Located in the Biltmore Fashion Park, Christopher’s is outfitted with a wood-plank ceiling, white walls with bright orange accents, and plush... Read More

John Wayne ate here, so a meal is obligatory for all True Grit fans. Keep in mind: real cowboys order steak. And don’t let the kitschy steer on... Read More

Cowboy Ciao is a mix of fancy and casual—think linen tablecloths topped with butcher paper and restrooms labeled Gina and Dino. If one of the signature... Read More

Chef Peter Kasperski gets credit not only for overseeing excellent cooking, but also for having a sense of humor. He’s the mastermind behind... Read More

Located in downtown Phoenix, Crescent is one of a handful of small venues in the city where you can see big-name acts and up-and-coming bands. The... Read More

Whether it’s sausage and biscuits or “eggs & gunpowder,” breakfast at the Hotel Congress is funky and fun. Read More

This chic yet informal burger joint (the design is heavy on stainless steel and glass) serves salads (the beet variety is particularly tasty) and... Read More

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, the bar offers a special: mussels and a glass of wine for $11.50. Read More

Mexico City’s street food gets an Iron Chef makeover from Jose Garces at his Scottsdale outpost. Hand-painted Dia de los Muertos skulls, glittery... Read More

Situated in Old Town, this indoor-outdoor cantina is a casual party spot that serves traditional Mexican fare along with affordable margaritas and beers... Read More

Sample a burrito filled with carne seca (air-dried beef) at this original location. Read More

Clark Gable, John Wayne and Milton Berle have all sidled up to the “classroom bar” at this former girls school built in 1934. A recent restoration has... Read More

Head into the foothills for killer barbecued ribs. Read More

It’s all about the patio at this causal, family-owned Cave Creek oasis. Outdoor tables line a pleasant lagoon and courtyard, where palm trees grow and... Read More

The View: Soak in two billion years of geologic history—layered in slivers of deep orange, dusty violet, moss, and gray—from the dining room... Read More

The sunset views of Camelback and Mummy mountains are worth the reservation alone. From its perch atop Paradise Valley, Elements is the perfect date... Read More

Situated on the northern side of Camelback Mountain at the Sanctuary Resort and Spa, this flagship contemporary American restaurant has panoramic views... Read More

This Mexican-Asian fusion restaurant and bar specializes blending exotic flavors, and its craft cocktails are no exception. They range from the Tamarind... Read More

On a strip of Scottsdale Road already crowded with popular eateries comes a new contender. Opened in late 2016, chef Matt Carter's Fat Ox is a sleek... Read More

Arizona’s prolific restaurateur Sam Fox delivers another home run with a fast-casual concept that thrills the crunchy-yuppie set. The organic menu... Read More

Scottsdale's most innovative restaurant was a pioneer in seasonal farm-to-table cuisine and is one of the city's best priced. Pavle Milic, the charming... Read More

A nostalgic assemblage of neon, 50s tunes, and American comfort food. Read More

Don’t turn up your nose; The Native American fare here—which includes mutton stew and Navajo-style tacos—is authentic and delicious. Read More

This café may have a casual, crunchy-granola feel, but the owners are serious about vegan food. You won’t find bland piles of sprouts here.... Read More

There aren’t many frills as this wood-bedecked café, but it’s got a fireplace and serves all sorts of comfort food: biscuits and... Read More

Muscovy duck and short ribs with Yorkshire pudding are a few of the old-world favorite. The wine list is exceptional. Read More

Grimaldi’s brings a Brooklyn tradition to Scottsdale with its unique coal-fired ovens and “secret” sauce. The simple menu offers salad starters,... Read More

The restaurant serves excellent fresh rotisserie chicken and home-style pot roast; it also serves its own private-label wines from Napa Valley. At lunch... Read More

Tucked behind big, shady trees just south of Scottsdale, in the college town of Tempe, this 1920s cottage offers casual charm and sophisticated New... Read More

The Phoenician resort’s fine-dining restaurant offers contemporary Italian-American cuisine in a sumptuous environment characterized by its... Read More

Located atop The Phoenician hotel, J&G Steakhouse serves steakhouse classics interpreted by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. With... Read More

For one of the best views of Phoenix and Scottsdale, enjoy a dinner on the terrace of Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s J&G Steakhouse. It’s enough to... Read More

Set on a floating pier, the marina restaurant serves decent wood-fired pizzas and stunning lake views. Read More

This sleek, mod lounge got even better with a big makeover last year, though it’s hard to improve upon the star attraction: the mountainside views of... Read More

The soulful cuisine (think crisp duckling served on beluga lentils with house-made loquat marmalade) from James Beard Award winner Janos Wilder is a hit... Read More

Enjoy down-home chicken-fried steak or breakfast enchiladas while admiring the extensive collection of Route 66 memorabilia (much of it dates back to... Read More

Cure a serious iron deficiency with a thick cut of steak, ostrich, bison, or the tried-and-true liver and onions. Don’t pass up the margaritas. Read More

The restaurant serves good home-style grub—breakfast kielbasa-and-potato omelettes, pot roast, and yes, wonderfully juicy burgers. Read More

The restaurant serves up hearty breakfasts (try the Navajo-style huevos rancheros). Read More

At Kai in Phoenix’s Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort, the focus is on Native American cuisine. Meaning “seed” in the Pima language, Kai... Read More

Get a literal taste of Native American culture at Kai, which means “seed” in the Pima language. The restaurant at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort... Read More

A nostalgic ’50s-style joint serving coke floats from an old-fashioned soda fountain. Read More

LGO is one those perfect neighborhood spots. Drop in early for the signature fresh-squeezed O.J., and try out the killer Commuter egg sandwich, served... Read More

They used to make and sell the pizza at La Grande Orange out of a little market, but the pies became so popular that they opened a full-size restaurant... Read More

Chef Richard Sandoval regularly earns kudos for his high-end take on Mexican cuisine: grilled trout with Poblano cream, lobster tacos, and chicken in a... Read More

Travis Nass’ creative, yet not overly frou-frou drinks attract a cocktail-savvy crowd to the bar at The Heromosa Inn, a boutique hotel in the desert... Read More

The simple, flavorful dishes (many of them vegetarian) won’t break the bank Read More

For a city with such a small African-American population (just over 5 percent, according to the latest census), Phoenix boasts some surprisingly good... Read More

Situated in a residential neighborhood near Camelback Mountain, Hermosa Inn’s flagship restaurant serves American-Southwest cuisine, using fresh... Read More

You’ll find good hearty barbecue and smoked pork—plus plenty of old-timey atmosphere—at the town’s oldest continually operated... Read More

Once the home of cowboy artist Lon Megargee, this elegant yet cozy restaurant embodies the essence of old Arizona. Western flavors rule, with roasted,... Read More

Take heed: the motto for this Phoenix standard is “Some like it hot.” From the green and red salsas served with homemade tortilla chips to... Read More

Owner Azucena Tovar draws upon her Central Mexican roots in crafting a deliciously original menu. For something on the lighter side, try the fig and... Read More

A mecca for the health-conscious set with its fair-trade coffee, all-vegetarian menu, and decadent baked goods like fruit tarts, brownies, and cheesecakes. Read More

The margarita is Arizona’s unofficial state cocktail, and with 10 salt-rimmed options to choose from at the Mission, you’ll understand why. Among my... Read More

Sit at the counter for a beer and the spicy, lemony Seven Seafood Stew. Read More

Just the mention of AZ88 to its devoted regulars brings the same response: Oh, the martinis! This place knows how to shake (or stir) a mean dirty... Read More

Chef and owner Duc Liao was once a Parisian fashion photographer, a skill set he brings to the forefront of this exquisitely crafted space and artful... Read More

Mrs. White may not consider herself a gourmet cook, but patrons of her Phoenix restaurant come for gourmet of a different sort. One of the state's... Read More

Phoenix has many Mexican restaurants, but this one gets extra points for ambience, creativity, and affordability. It’s a neighborhood hangout, but... Read More

This well-worn, much-loved steak-and-seafood joint housed in a vintage 1890 building, serves up classics like oysters Rockefeller, prime rib, back ribs... Read More

Noca, which stands for "north of Camelback," is helmed by acclaimed chef Chris Curtiss and owner Eliot Wexler. Despite its unassuming strip mall... Read More

A glass-walled deck provides stunning views of the city’s famous red rock formations at this two-story Mexican cantina, also outfitted with adobe... Read More

This 75-year-old adobe home is now one of Scottsdale’s favorite Southwestern restaurants. Request a table on the beautiful, large patio and take the... Read More

The chefs at Olive & Ivy blend the flavors of the Mediterranean with contemporary California cuisine to offer fresh, updated versions of slow-cooked... Read More

The upscale Mediterranean restaurant offers decent food, but it’s large outdoor patio overlooking the Scottsdale Waterfront’s Arizona Canal that has... Read More

Tucked in the foothills of Pinnacle Peak in North Scottsdale, the Four Seasons offers one of those only-in-Arizona views that is best complemented by a... Read More

The name says it all. Orange Sky restaurant was designed with the Arizona’s amber- and saffron-streaked sunsets in mind. Glass elevators whisk guests up... Read More

Healthy eaters love this low-key Old Town counter service cafe for good reason. In addition to ten fresh juice combinations, Stumptown coffee, and... Read More

Located in the Camelback Corridor, Pane Bianco’s menu may be small, but this bakery and sandwich shop keeps customers returning for favorites... Read More

Since the ranch’s 11 spartan cabins are the only non-campground accommodation below the rim, they’re often booked up to a year in advance.... Read More

This Pie Town establishment sells butterscotch, dutch apple crumb, New Mexico apple, cherry, peach, blueberry, (and on weekends:) banana cream, coconut... Read More

One of the few restaurants in Scottsdale with after-midnight dining you won't regret the next morning, the Pig and Pickle is a favorite among foodies.... Read More

Once a general store and rest stop, Pinnacle Peak restaurant now serves good "cowboy fare", like a two-pound porterhouse and mesquite-grilled ribs. More... Read More

Named the "Best Pizza in America" by Every Day with Rachael Ray, Pizzeria Bianco in downtown Phoenix’s Heritage Square turns out brick-oven... Read More

With a view like this, who needs to eat? Reserve a table on Prado’s patio at sunset to witness the red granite of Camelback Mountain, magically lit by... Read More

Lead by executive chef Gregory Laprad, Quiessence serves ontemporary American cuisine. The restaurant is located at the Farm at South Mountain, a... Read More

A recent renovation transformed Camelback Inn’s outdoor R Bar into a beer and wine oasis, complete with water features, fire pits, desert landscaping... Read More

The restaurant serves hefty southwestern food. Read More

Part of Scottsdale-based Eddie V’s restaurant chain, Roaring Fork follows a Southwest theme in both its decor and cuisine. The dining room's... Read More

You’ll spot the sign, but the restaurant may be hard to find. Approach what appears to be a building too small for a taco stand and open the brass... Read More

Located in North Scottsdale at the base of Pinnacle Peak, Sassi resembles a sprawling Italian villa and offers uninterrupted views of the 600-foot... Read More

It’s all about handcrafted cocktails at this second-story speakeasy and restaurant. The changing lineup features reinvented takes on classic cocktails,... Read More

Shade is a little slice of L.A. smack dab in the middle of downtown Scottsdale. The all-day, all-night party at the W Scottsdale lounge spills across an... Read More

Tuck into a rib eye with béarnaise sauce or garlic-crusted halibut. The restaurant has views of London Bridge and a fairly respectable wine list. Read More

A little bit of Portlandia has sprouted in Scottsdale at this coffee and beerhouse, which has the feel of a garage and is decorated in flea market... Read More

Chef Justin Beckett lures Scottsdale residents to central Phoenix with a menu inspired by the American South, such as cider-brined pork and Andouille... Read More

Once you taste it, it’s difficult not to obsess over the house-made tres leches cake. Read More

Located in Old Town, Stax Burger Bistro uses local ingredients to provide unique food combinations, such as wild boar burgers topped with Asian slaw and... Read More

Opened in 1958, the Sugar Bowl retains the bubble-gum pink giddiness of that era plus all the trimmings of a Victorian ice cream shoppe—think tufted... Read More

SumoMaya attracts a trendy crowd with a bold décor and a surprising fusion of Mexican-Asian flavors: spicy ceviche, Korean beef tacos and sushi rolls... Read More

A long-time favorite for special occasions, T. Cook’s at the Royal Palms Resort is better than ever following a recent makeover. The menu features new... Read More

Now this is a table with view. The Four Seasons restaurant overlooks Pinnacle Peak, its desert foothills, and the city lights of Scottsdale and Phoenix,... Read More

The kitchen churns out authentic Mexican dishes like carne asada tacos, tangy ceviche, and creamy fresh horchata (an addictively sweet rice drink). Read More

Development has gobbled up most of the old farmland in town, but not this tree-lined, 12-acre oasis, where the owners give a nod to the good old days by... Read More

Head to The Heartline Café for pecan-crusted trout with Dijon cream sauce and Asian braised beef short ribs. Read More

If only my breakfast could be this good every morning. Cinnamon buckwheat pancakes. Bourbon-ginger-peach brioche French toast. Smoked salmon hash. Still... Read More

Too often, hotel bars try to be too big. Too themed. Too much. Mix Up feels you’re having a drink in the living room of your very wealthy friend’s... Read More

Fortunately, not much has changed since Rande Gerber’s former Stone Rose Lounge was rechristened last year. The stylish outdoor bar rises like a... Read More

At this popular Mexican eatery, an expansive banquet hall adjoins an equally cavernous dining room. Vibrantly colored sails hang high above to absorb... Read More

Located in the open-air garden of Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix, True Food Kitchen serves “globally inspired cuisine” with an emphasis on... Read More

This house-turned-restaurant in the Coronado neighborhood is owned by architect and first-time restaurateur DJ Fernandes. Inside, the 1950’s... Read More

Among the 25-plus rotating varieties try the vegan-friendly spinach and wild mushrooms, or a fiery slow-roasted sirloin. Read More

Chef Vincent Guerithault was trained in French haute cuisine, but since 1986 he’s been blending his classic experience with influences from Mexico... Read More

The restaurant serves 90 wines by the glass and is co-owned by a master sommelier. Read More

In Scottsdale, brunching is a bit of a sport, and Virtu is a major league player. Chef Gio Osso produces an ever-evolving feast based on seasonal and... Read More

Opened in 1983 in Paradise Valley, the French restaurant Voltaire is owned and operated by the Antonelli family; David heads the kitchen with classic... Read More

The lovable dive, has been serving tasty beef enchiladas for more than 60 years and three generations. Order one of their mason-jar margaritas and deep... Read More

Despite its unassuming strip mall location in Paradise Valley, this tiny Japanese restaurant has an inviting interior with bamboo ceiling panels,... Read More

Located in the Kierland Commons shopping center, Zinc Bistro serves classic French fare alongside inventive French-American fusion dishes. Behind a red... Read More

The artisanal, wood-fired pizzas (which come with toppings like rainbow trout and aged New York steak) strike the perfect balance between family-casual... Read More

Classic midcentury modern architecture and a hip décor have made ZuZu a popular spot for post-work happy hours and early evening cocktails, when the... Read More

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