Different Pointe of View
Different Pointe of View

Different Pointe of View

  • 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
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Different Pointe of View reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.9
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (122)romantic (113)special occasion (111)great for outdoor dining (52)fit for foodies (51)notable wine list (47)neighborhood gem (26)good for groups (15)late-night find (14)hot spot (10)vibrant bar scene (8)great for lunch (3)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Very solid place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Great view. Decor seems old. Food is excellent and portions are not too big. The only way to guarantee a seat at a window is to book for a table when they open at 6pm. Steak was very tender.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Different Point of View at Hilton Tapitio Cliffs
    Shopper1A
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Ask for a table near the window, gorgeous night views of the city. The food was a little above average. The server was fine.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • romantic anniversary
    BuckWife
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    My husband and I were more than pleased having dined here for our anniversary. The prices were outstanding for the amazing food and services that were provided. The view was spectacular. We look forward to returning. If you get Luis as your server you won't want to leave. He is a pleasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • And then there's the view....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    While the menu is made up of very few entrees, they are done extremely well. The wine list is adequate, the view is spectacular. Service is terrific, a wonderful experience overall.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service, good, but not great food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The appetizers were fabulous. We had the risotto and the pork belly. The bread was great too. I thought the filet mignon was delicious, too heavy in the bleu cheese, but the pork tenderloin could have used a little more flavor, it was a little bland. The mushrooms with the filet entree wasn't very appetizing looking and didn't have enough flavor to overcome the appearance.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Daniel
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    As usual, everything to perfection. No wonder that the ratings continue to be superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome Again
    Lookingforgreatfood
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food was outstanding as always at Different Pointe of View. Best Filet I have had in years and enjoyed the different mushrooms with the dish. The view is special and this is where to take your wife or significant other for a great evening!! We will be back again and again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Wonderful and memorable experience. Outdoor table was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great view and that's it!
    cuisineAZ
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    My wife and I visited the restaurant for the 1st time for her birthday hoping to be amazed by the location, food and scenery, but 5 courses meal did not impress us as much. However, the beautiful view of the city And the table we had was very nice. If we go again, we will stick to the menu :-).
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining experience
    Trevanian
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We had a great evening, the view of course is great. The food was amazing and the service was the best.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We couldn't have wanted more!
    MesaDiane
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    This was our first dining experience at Different Pointe. We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary there. The food was phenomenal and reasonably priced. The view was spectacular. The suggested wine was very good and very reasonably priced. The service by Ian was excellent. We had such a wonderful experience that we are already making plans to return for cocktails on the deck by the fire pits....and another's dinner soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nostalgic
    25honeymoon
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Seating us was a bit unorganized. First we were led to our table, then it wasn't ready so we had to walk through the restaurant and wait at the entrance. The manager did come to our table and apologize which made all the difference to us. We were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary (we dined there 25 years ago on our honeymoon) and we were happy to be there. Our waiter was wonderful as well as the food. I hope it doesn't take us another 25 years to go back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dining with a view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The food was excellent and eating outside on a beautiful evening was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • INCREDIBLE views!!
    RKTapscott
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Went to dinner there with friends. Amazed by the incredible views! Very nice dining experience. Food was wonderful. Outdoor fire pit area was very impressive, as well. Perfectly named...Different Pointe of View. Will definitely be back, but will keep it for special and entertaining venues. Great restaurant!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow
    Stove
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    An amazing view of the valley, my wife and I came here for our anniversary and she loved it! Food is delicious and the service is better!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must when in Phoenix!
    AZgalVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This is our third visit and everything continues to be nearly perfect. You cannot beat the city views, the food options (highly recommend the scallops and the hanger steak) and the attentive service. We dined at an elevated inside table with unobstructed window views and then our server moved us to the outdoor patio for a special dessert and after dinner drinks. The Fall weather was perfect for wrapping up the evening outdoors and making for a very special experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy customer from Canada
    Eatnbhappy
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Highly recommend the chef's tasting menu. Wine recommendation from the waiter was excellent. Beautiful view and excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is a great couples night. Not crowded and very romantic.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • BigD
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The manager and the server went out of their way to make the evening special. The view is spectacular. The food was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ROMANCE WITH A BEAUTIFUL VIEW
    RomancingtheStone
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    The Different Pointe Of View is built on top of a mountain stone cliff. It is very beautiful , classy , upscale , elegant and very romantic with a beautiful scenic view of the city lights at night. I highly recommend this restaurant for special occasions , honeymoons , anniversaries, for that special date when you want to impress. My 3rd time there though I choose a entrée that I expected to taste better so I was a little disappointed in the flavor of the deep diver scallops, I should have stuck with the filet mignon. And our waiter was busy and didn't check back with us as often as we would have liked but we understood. If you choose to be seated outside at night bring a flashlight to read menu or ask waiter for one , dim candlelight.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    Jockey1500
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Awesome food and great romantic and intimate setting for any occasion realy
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    AndiamosVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We had the "Chef's Selection" which means we had no clue what to expect for our 5 course meal. It was delicious! Service is wonderful and the view was stupendous. Highly recommend this to anyone going to the Phoenix area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good bisque, good views...that's it
    Trusty
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Went for our 10 year anniv. Was a bit disappointed that we didn't get a window table but our table wasn't so bad. best service given to us by the secondary waiter who truly seemed like he wanted to be there. The service overall was so uninspired, not even close to what you'd expect from a "high end" restaurant. Amuse Bouche, a bay scallop on top asparagus looked 2 days old and texture and taste left me feeling like my eyes weren't lying. They should drop it. sauce on the plate was dried out. Ordered the lobster bisque and pork belly for app. Both quite good with the bisque being best in show. Ordered there shrimp dish (Cheesecake Factory level) and filet mignon (trying too hard to be fancy, didn't work). Cocktails small for the $$.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special occasion
    TBird
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Our Anniversary dinner @ DPOV was Amazing. Enjoyed the view
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Mac51tango
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My wife and I wanted a great experience for our tenth year and Different Pointe of View delivered! Everything looked so good we didn't know what to eat so we did the 5 course chef special with wine pairing. It was absolutely the best meal we have ever had!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!
    Bess
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Most beautiful place in the world. Excellent food. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely go for a special occasion. Very romantic.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Experience
    Haildoc
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I made a reservation for my wife's birthday to include family from out of town. I made reservations for the four of us for 6:15pm, because we wanted to see the sunset as well as the night lights. Unfortunately, it was very cloudy that day and there was no beautiful Arizona sunset to enjoy; not the restaurant's fault. The restaurant doesn't open until 6:00pm and our reservation was 6:15, but when we ordered there was only one of the chef's daily specials left and our waiter had to scurry off to the kitchen to see if he could save it for us. Our waiter was professional and courteous, but not much personality. The food was excellent and the portions were large enough to be enjoyed, but not so large that you felt like you had gorged yourself.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Experience
    LivinginandLovingAZ
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Wonderful service food and ambiance. Had the halibut special and it was to die for as was the chopped salad. Great location and every table has a view. Nice way to spend out anniversary and well worth the hour drive from Rio Verde. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous!!!!
    Beautiful
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary and this restaurant was the perfect place. We sat outside and the weather and view was beautiful. The food was excellent and the service was above expected. I highly recommend this restaurant for special occasion or a relaxing romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow!
    Time2Eat
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is our 2nd time at this restaurant. Perfect! Sitting outside during sunset with great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Saraluv
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Nice dinner place. Amazing hanger steak! 😛 services was awesome.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Linda's Observation
    Linda
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    The cuisine, atmosphere and service were superb. An excellent restaurant to celebrate special occasions and enjoy the views.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Evening
    ScottsdaleDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We came to dinner for our anniversary - the view, service, and food were fabulous. We have been here a number of times, and will keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always above average
    Kent
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Selection,service, presentation and quality always to notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ABC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Food and drinks were expensive, especially since it was from the restaurant week menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner & fantastic view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    A beautiful spot for dinner overlooking the Phoenix valley. Service was perfect and all courses were excellent, including the presentation. We have been here several times and each time has ben thoroughly enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Another great experience
    Bostonkay
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We dine at Different Pointe of View about once a year. It keeps getting better. Go for the amazing views and enjoy the great food and the attentive service. We ate off the Restaurant Week menu. Collectively our party of 4 had eaten at 6 different restaurants that week and everyone agreed the DPoV was most enjoyable/best food/best value of our experience. We had a gluten-free diner in our party and the staff was very helpful and - more than that - welcoming. This is a great place to bring out of town guest, go for a romantic evening, celebrate an anniversary. This restaurant has always been nice 'event' location because of the views but in the last 5 years they have really stepped up their game and deliver the full dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • beautiful view, great view
    Seanspicks
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Absolutely ideal for a date night. The view of Phoenix is spectacular from anywhere in the restaurant. The staff is professional yet funny and are willing to help you with anything you need. Even though there is only 7 entrees to choose from those 7 entrees are prepared to the highest standards. I absolutely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great relaxed yet refined place to get a drink, to eat, to take that certain special someone out.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Jmartinez
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Very romantic with the settings and the views Of the city Staff very helpful ordered flowers upon making reservation through open table option enhanced our great dining experience flowers were there waiting on the table girlfriend was very impressed - definitely a nice restaurant for a romantic evening
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time and not the last
    sammeste
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My wife and I had a great romantic time. The food was as excellent and our waiter was awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.