Restaurants in Central/Downtown Scottsdale

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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