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Different Pointe of View
Different Pointe of View
  • Address:
    Hilton Tapatio Cliffs
    11111 N. 7th Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85020
    Neighborhood:
    Phoenix
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Different Pointe of View Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.differentpointeofview.com/
  • Phone: (602) 866-6350
  • Hours of Operation: Dining Room: Sunday - Thursday, 6 - 9:30 pm; Friday, 6 - 10 pm; Saturday, 6 - 10 pm; / Terrace Room: 5pm - Daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Anthony DeMuro
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Known as the premier destination wedding location in the state, Different Pointe of View's cliff-side ceremony site and stunning terraces are unmatched. Also very popular for corporate events, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, and celebrations of all kinds, you have to see this venue to believe it. Contact Traci Fox at 602-866-6397 for a site tour today!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 7th Street, 3/4 mile south of Thunderbird Rd.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet and self parking available.
A word from Different Pointe of View
Poised 1,800 feet above the Valley of the Sun, Different Pointe of View offers guests breathtaking views second only to the outstanding regional American cuisine that features fresh local and organic ingredients. The restaurant's mountaintop location and floor to ceiling windows provide stunning views of the desert landscape, the city's twinkling lights in the distance and Arizona's brilliant sunsets. No restaurant in the state has a longer streak of consecutive AAA four-diamond awards and Sunset Magazine named it one of the top 10 mountaintop restaurants in the nation. Valley residents have come for years to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, romantic evenings or just treat themselves to one of the most unique Arizona experiences. The Terrace Room Lounge, next to the restaurant, features one of the largest patios and a nine foot fire pit on the cliff side Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "Well, I've wanted to go here for several years. Just didn't, but have olds friends move here and wanted to show them that Phx. has it all. Wow, what a beautiful meal and the scenery is awesome! Afterwards we went outside on the patio for an after dinner drink. It is an Arizona experience for sure!!! Don't miss it!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Chef Anthony DeMuro came out and asked if we had any requests, as we opted for the tasting dinner and wanted him to work his magic....and magic it was! The sommelier is charming and and paired exquisite wines, offering us a few options along with the way. Each course was a feast for the eyes and the palate...beautifully plated and just perfect. Ian was our server and the timing was impeccable, with all the staff being gracious and attentive, but never hovering. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "The atmosphere was great until a large group of about 20 people came and ruined the mood. My wife and I could barely hear each other from all the chatter. Other than that, the food was excellent. I had the short ribs and my wife had the lamb loin and they both were so scrumptious. I was not impressed with the lobster bisque due to it tasting similar to coffee and I am not a coffee person. The view was amazing from our table. I definitely recommend this to every couple and I hope you don't have a large group come in."
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The view was spectacular. The service was excellent and the food was very good. Next time I am in Phoenix, I will make a point of visiting the restaurant again."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We have dined here a number of times and usually find it to be a great experience. This time it was sub-par for the type of restaurant it is. Our waiter was completely inattentive and we were left waiting for long periods of time at every stage of the meal. Hopefully this was a one time problem. This restaurant also prides themselves on their wine list. I am a regular red wine drinker and enjoy a restaurant with a nice selection. This restaurant falls short, in my estimation, in that they have far too many high dollar wines and not enough of a selection of more approachable ranges. There are a large number of very good wines available on the market in a price range that would allow a few more -$100 offerings, of which they have very few."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The setting itself at DPOV is magical. It is great news that the food is equally as wonderful. We dined outside on a beautiful evening. We were offered delicious focaccia bread with 3 fun spreads to start while we sipped and enjoyed the view. We next shared the grilled endive salad. The grilled endive and pancetta were fabulous atop mandolined fennel and apple in a very light vinaigrette. The tangy salad flavors were complemented by full flavored gorgonzola. I enjoyed the hangar steak for an entree. It was perfectly cooked (medium/medium rare) and seasoned. Its buttery and char-grilled flavor was beautifully complemented by the smoky tomato basil emulsion. My daughter's seared chicken was moist and delicious as well! Magical meal!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "A few years back, my wife and I had a wonderful dining experience at Different Pointe of View. So, when traveling in Phoenix for a milestone birthday, we were anxious to return. The view remained breathtaking, the food remained delightful, but the service left MUCH to be desired. In addition to a litany of minor complaints, the overall lack of attentiveness was astonishing - so much so that we have little to no desire to return. If you want good food with a good view, dine here. But, if you want an overall fantastic dining experience, you may wish to look elsewhere."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Very romantic!! Service was great and the food was delicious!!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "My husband and i went here for our anniversary and it was amazing. Of course the food is pricey but it is melt in your mouth delicious. The views are gorgeous and the staff was very attentive and professional. I would def go again. Even if its just a few of us girls for late nite drinks."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "From the moment you arrive in the driveway, this is a fantastic experience. The property is beautifully built into the landscape, the staff is so welcoming and friendly, and the ambiance is WOW! There is not a bad view in the place, it overlooks the valley toward the city. The sunset is amazing from the large deck seating area in the restaurant or bar. The light view is beautiful after dark. They have an extensive wine menu featuring some of the best wines in the world. The service was above and beyond; the servers worked together like a well oiled machine. The food was fantastic. Hint, the lobster bisque is the best we have had in traveling the world. The food presentations are great and the food, well, superb!!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Celebrated my husbands birthday amidst the breathtaking views of the valley and we can't wait to come back for more!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "This restaurant is fantastic. If at all possible request a patio table, the view from there is breathtaking. The service is impeccable and the food is thoughtful and delicious. Top stars in my book, I will absolutely be back."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "I wanted to take my husband to a romantic, scenic spot for dinner on his 50th birthday. This was it! They put us at a table on the patio with the most gorgeous views. We had the Chef's tasting dinner with the wine pairings. All five courses were good to excellent. We even discovered some new favorite wines. They brought out a special birthday dessert that was fabulous. But the view before, during and after sunset made the experience one to remember for a long time. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "The food was superb, my husband had the lamb, it was cooked a PERFECT medium rare. I had the short ribs, they were fall apart tender and the risotto was to die for. We will definately be back, they are very personable and pay attention to most of your needs. One of the lady managers came over and mentioned she'd remembered me from 4 years ago, that was very nice."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This place has outdone any resturant I've ever been to! The view was breath taking, and the food was incredable! I will cherish this memory, my husband did me very proud!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My wife and I dinned here for our 4th wedding anniversary and it was an overall great experience. The view was amazing and the food was even better!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I first experienced this restaurant many years ago when planning a meeting at the Pointe Squaw Peak. Our sales director, Julie Hannigan brought us over to this restaurant for dinner. Sometimes over time, restaurants change but I wanted a fantastic dinner for my husband's 40th birthday so I thought, if nothing else, the view doesn't change. I was thrilled that not only did the view not change, the fantastic food and service was still what I remembered. I highly recommend coming early and enjoying drinks and appetizers on the patio. The view is unbelievable!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I don't ever bother to review restaurants however this amazing restaurant by far exceeded all my extremely high expectations I had. I planned to make this the most memorable night as I did propose to the love of my life here. I can honestly say my waiter was the BEST very knowledgable and helpful making it a very personal and amazing dinner. From the moment I arrived every person I encountered was amazingly generous. The food was exceptional as was the wine selections. The views are indescribable, I will recommend this place to everyone know!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The Different Pointe of View offered a lovely dining experience with the beautiful view, excellent service and special ambiance. We almost didn't get the opportunity to dine there. I was told by the concierge at the hotel the restaurant and bar were booked for private parties and not available during our stay. The one night the restaurant was open, I was also told no reservations were available. Interestingly, I went online and was able to book a reservation on OpenTable for that evening. While we did wait about 15 minutes to be seated, we were offered a cocktail by the hostess. We will make reservations in advance next time or perhaps just visit the bar that shares that wonderful view."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "View is lovely and I would highly recommend dining outside Hard to find a nicer view! Service was good and food nicely plated."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "What an amazing view!!! The good and the service was incredible!!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I hate to say it but the scenic view is breathe taking. The food is good, but not great. I expected more from an establishment of this caliber."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I took a group of clients to this restaurant primarily due to the scenic view, and we were very fortunate to have a fantastic acoustic group playing music for what appeared to be another large business group (Tues night). The service, food, wine, sound levels, scenic view, and just the ride up to the top of the mountain (and free valet parking) proved to be a great evening. My guests commented several times the next day that it was "a great evening". Great Job! to the staff. This is a must for anyone staying in the Lookout Mountain Golf Course vicinity looking for a top notch, romantic, or impressive dinner experience. Doug Backer"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Restaurant is one place we take guests while in Phoenix....view is spectacular"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "This restaurant has the best view in the valley. On a clear day/night you can see all the way to South Mountain. The outdoor patio is the best...comfortable seats, fire pit....perfect. However, I was not impressed with the food at all. The creativity that the chef is trying covers up the taste of the food itself and makes it unappetizing. Steamed mussles with sausage??? Terrible smelling and tasted awful. Better to stick to with the basics of butter, broth and garlic. My lobster was poached which destroyed that sweet lobster taste completely. I was wishing for drawn butter. Venison in a brown sugar and blueberry reduction???? The sugar was cooked to long and tasted burnt. Why such strange combinations? Keep it simple."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "My wife and I dined here for our 26th Wedding Anniversary. We both loved the view and the excellent food. The scallops were large and probably the best that I have ever had."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Overall our experience was superb! The food was wonderful as well as the environment. The only negative aspect of the restaurant we found was that seeing as we were 3 younger females (in our early twenties) some of the servers weren't very respectful of us. It is very discouraging to go to a restaurant where we bought just as much, if not more, than the average person and not get the respect that you deserve."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Took 20 min for someone to acknowledge us, steak was cooked medium rare instead of ordered medium well, nobody checked on us during our meal, felt like we were in the way."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner here. The food was beautifully prepared and presented. Waitstaff was very attentive without being overbearingly present. And of course, the view is beautiful."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "What a special venue for celebrating anniversaries, birthdays or life in general. A great place to dine and drink your favorite libation."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "One of the best dining experiences we have ever enjoyed. Spectacular scenery; prompt, attentive service; excellent food. The duck was prepared to perfection with a sauce that added some zing. A comprehensive wine list offering vintages across a wide range of prices. A place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "If your outdoor bar is closed, patrons should be notified. We came here for the view and wanted to enjoy a drink at the outdoor setting which is spectacular. This is our second time here...the first time, the outdoor section was closed due to a private party, even though several tables were in a separate section, nowhere near the party. We were willing to give the restaurant a second try, and, again, we were told we could not go outside. Again, several of the outside tables were easily usable. I should have been told this when I reserved, since the views are an important reason for going to this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Dinner and view could not be better. Outstanding food and presentation .. Wait staff did excellent to meet our needs. Wine selection and patio views get top marks. Will make this one of our regular stops when we visit Phoenix."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I had high hopes for dinner at Different Pointe of View. My girlfriend and I had been trying to eat here since NYE. I was very excited about going to this restaurant, as was my girlfriend. I ordered an appetizer which was overpriced , but I expected everything to be because it is a nice restaurant. I have no problem eating at a 4 star restaurant and paying obscene prices for their food but it better be good. Our main course was equally disappointing if not more so. The portions were very small ,and quite simply put, the food was not good. In the end, I spent a lot of money on food that was not that good. Quite honestly after eating at this restaurant, I was prepared to never eat out at any restaurant ever again."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "this please had the most delicious food, the best view, amazing service, and is probably one of the best places in all of Phoenix. Definitely worth every dime you spend their. It's not cheap but again it is worth it."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "This place had amazing views of Phoenix city lights!! Food and wine were incredible. Loved all the outdoor seating areas and firepit."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Our experience at this restaurant was outstanding and could not be improved in any way. I requested a nice table because the dinner was to celebrate our 46th wedding anniversary and the restaurant delivered by seating us at a corner table with 180 degree views of the surrounding mountain, as well as downtown Phoenix. Both the service and the food were excellent to the highest degree. After dinner, we went outside on a patio one level below and enjoyed after dinner drinks with views of downtown Phoenix at night. What a spectacular evening!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "All I can say is superb, superb, superb! It remains consistent over the years."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "This is a special occasion place - and you'll need many special occasions. First, the view, awesome. Then the service, attentive, helpful and most pleasant. Then the food, beautifully prepared unique combinations featuring both seafood and meats. Everything we ordered was perfectly prepared - particular favorites were the mussels appetizer, the beet salad and for main dishes, the prawns and the lamb was truly magnificent. And you must leave room for desert. And, be prepared for a most pleasant surprise - when the bill comes, you will feel that the meal was more than worth it."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The cocktail waitress on the patio was rude and seemed to not want to be bothered by us, especially when we asked her to take our picture because the sunset was to beautiful. The young man filling water glasses was very friendly and attentive, however our waiter was not attentive or friendly at all. The food was excellent but for the prices we paid we felt that the service was very poor. The cocktail waitress and the waiter seemed like they did not want to be doing their job at all. We were very disappointed with the overall experience. We know what good service is in a restaurant and this one did not have it."
    Dined on 2/25/2014