Restaurants in Phoenix
From casual taquerias to award-wining fine-dining rooms, Phoenix restaurants cater to a myriad of tastes. A trip to the Southwest wouldn't be complete without a little south-of-the-border flavor, available in spades at popular Phoenix restaurants such as the Barrio Cafe. Here, diners can enjoy guacamole made tableside, coffee sourced from Chiapas and more than 250 types of tequila.
Standout restaurants in Phoenix are also at home at many of the area's resorts. Famed chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten operates J&G Steakhouse out of The Phoenician Hotel, offering expertly prepared steak, seafood and live jazz entertainment. Its neighbor, Il Terrazzo, also at The Phoenician, serves up Italian-American dishes sic has lasagna, beef carpaccio and minestrone. Plus, diners can dine al fresco on its desert-side patio.
Many of the best restaurants in Phoenix call its downtown area home. Visitors can find slices with a national reputation at Pizzeria Bianco in Heritage Square, all prepared with an emphasis on locally sourced ingredients.
From the menus on vintage metal clipboards to the cash register—which says, “You’re Pretty”—attention to detail is paramount at this sweet breakfast and lunch spot that opened in 2007.
Located in the open-air garden of Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix, True Food Kitchen serves “globally inspired cuisine” with an emphasis on freshness, health and flavor. True Food is a certified green restaurant where dishes are made with locally grown produce, and the menus are based on Dr.
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.
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.
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 every dish on the menu marked with a warning star, you may well work up a sweat here.
Once a general store and rest stop, Pinnacle Peak restaurant now serves good "cowboy fare", like a two-pound porterhouse and mesquite-grilled ribs.
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 longest operating African American-owned businesses, her Golden Rule Café has been serving down-home soul food for more than 40 years.
Shell Shock, a modern izakaya (Japanese tavern), combines the talents of James Beard Award-winning chef Nobuo Fukuda and native restaurateur Peter Kasperski. Expect Asian dishes, like katsu burgers and tempura squash blossoms.
Located 30 minutes from Scottsdale at the CopperWynd Resort, Alchemy serves New American cuisine amid panoramic views of the Sonoran Desert and McDowell Mountains.