Restaurants in Phoenix

The Phoenician resort’s fine-dining restaurant offers contemporary Italian-American cuisine in a sumptuous environment characterized by its chocolate brown and aqua palette, polished wood, crystal flourishes, and a comfortable outdoor patio just steps from the Sonoran Desert.

Located in the Camelback Corridor, Pane Bianco’s menu may be small, but this bakery and sandwich shop keeps customers returning for favorites like date and tomato jam and crow’s dairy goat cheese.

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 coconut curry sauce.

Candlelit Mediterranean

It’s all about the sauces at this Asian-fusion spot run by chef Johnny Chu.

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 raising everything from turkeys to salad greens.

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 door to AZ Wine Company, which carries more than 2,000 bottles.

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 live jazz.

This venue closed when the resort changed to a Waldorf Astoria property.