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Restaurants in Central/Downtown Scottsdale

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Central/Downtown Scottsdale restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Central/Downtown Scottsdale restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Central/Downtown Scottsdale to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Central/Downtown Scottsdale restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Central/Downtown Scottsdale.

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  • Andreoli Italian Grocer

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Located on the north side of town, Andreoli Italian Grocer is both an Italian restaurant and a store selling imported Italian specialty items. Chef... More
  • Atlas Bistro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Unlike most Scottsdale restaurants, Atlas Bistro really does have a bring-your-own bottle of wine policy. Why? Because this tiny bistro sits right ... More
  • AZ 88

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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 drinks... More
  • Dos Gringos

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Situated in Old Town, this indoor-outdoor cantina is a casual party spot that serves traditional Mexican fare along with affordable margaritas and ... More
  • Estate House

    At the multilevel Estate House you can go formal in the champagne-and-caviar bar, or head to the more casual lounge upstairs for small plates and l... More
  • J&G Steakhouse

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located atop The Phoenician hotel, J&G Steakhouse serves steakhouse classics interpreted by Michelin-starred chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. With r... More
  • Mary Elaine's

  • Méthode Bistro

    Candlelit Mediterranean More
  • Olive & Ivy

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The chefs at Olive & Ivy blend the flavors of the Mediterranean with contemporary California cuisine to offer fresh, updated versions of slow-cooke... More
  • Pinnacle Peak Patio Steakhouse and Microbrewery

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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
  • Roaring Fork

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    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 expose... More
  • Sassi

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Located in North Scottsdale at the base of Pinnacle Peak, Sassi resembles a sprawling Italian villa and offers uninterrupted views of the 600-foot ... More
  • Shell Shock

    Shell Shock, a modern izakaya (Japanese tavern), combines the talents of James Beard Award-winning chef Nobuo Fukuda and native restaurateur Peter ... More
  • Six

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar

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