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Rancho Pinot
Rancho Pinot

Rancho Pinot Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ranchopinot.com
  • Email: ranchopinot@hotmail.com
  • Phone: (480) 367-8030
  • Hours of Operation: Winter Season: Sunday - Thursday 5:30-9:00pm, Friday - Saturday 5:30-9:30pm Summer Season: Tuesday - Saturday 5:30-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chrysa Robertson
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lincoln Dr.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Rancho Pinot
Rancho Pinot is a friendly, locally-loved "neighborhood" restaurant, featuring the best of the season from our local suppliers. Chef owned and operated for the past 17 years...we strive to make you feel welcomed and comfortable in our retro western-inspired dining room. Our cooking is simply satisfying and delicious...no fluff, no gimmicks...just homemade goodness for the worldly palate. Open kitchen, mesquite-fired grill, homemade ice creams & sorbets, artisan cocktails, wine cellar, wine-on-tap, draft beer.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This was my third visit and again, I was not disappointed. I highly recommend this restaurant and will come back again and again!"
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "We have eaten here on a few occasions - we spend a week a year in Phoenix and most years we make it to this place. It was very disappointing this year. Service was so so. Our waiter was a little too casual. The food was ok, but for the price it has been great and should be great. It did not have the same ambiance as years past. It was not busy which I think is a result of the service and food. There are too many good restaurants at that price point to give it another chance. So long Rancho Pinot!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Delicious food, terrific service (we had Fritz as our waiter, very good)."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We always enjoy the excellent service and very special food preparations. So enjoyable as the noise level is much better than most other restuarants in town. No "screaming necessary"!! Can't wait til next time.. Thank you"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Tucked away in the Borgata Shopping center sits a gem of an eatery. We had been missing the greatest waitress ever from our favorite restaurant on our last two visits to Tarbell's. Guess what??? She landed at Rancho Pinot!!!!! Needless to say with the menu, chef and support staff...Rancho Pinot just got put in our rotation of our five favorite restaurants here in the valley of the Sun."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "An average plus restaurant that made for a pleasant evening."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Friends took us here two years ago last time we were in Arizona. We had such a wonderful dining experience we decided to go again. We had a wonderful meal and great service. However, I find with Open Table reservations the restaurants may not provide all times available. 7pm was not available and at 6:30 we walked into an empty restaurant which made little sense. Regardless we started with the antipasto plate which was delicious. I had the roasted chicken which was perfectly prepared and my husband had the hangar steak which was delicious. What we did appreciate is the food was served hot. We were too full for dessert but recall having the chocolate cashew cake last time which is highly recommended."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "It had been a few years since we had visited Rancho Pinot Grill, because for us it is rather expensive, and hadn't seen any changes or additions to the menu in a while. It was good to be back, and although this will remain a special occasion restaurant, we won't wait so long to come back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Rancho Pinot has been on our list of top 5 restaurants in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area for years. We feel fortunate to have such a quality restaurant near to our neighborhood. I am particularly fond on the fish dishes and the vegetarian."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "I always come to this restaurant whenever I am in the Phoenix area. I always have a great meal here. It is consistently the best food in Scottsdale. The food is simply prepared but absolutely delicious. The last time I was there I was with a group of 5 people. We had the lamb chops, chicken, grilled fish and pan roasted fish. Everyone raved about their meals. I am coming back to Scottsdale next year, and I can't wait to get back to Rancho Pinot."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "This was our first dining experience at Rancho Pinot Grill and we brought out of town guests. The ambiance and decor were charming, the food was very good and the service first rate. It would be wonderful if there were one or two items on the menu for guests that are not really adventurous about food."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Very nice alternative to the usual Scottsdale. Food very fresh and good seafood appetizers and entrees"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "This is a wonderful restaurant with fine appetizers, entrées, and ice cream. And, it is not expensive!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "On an average weekend night the restaurant is understaffed, (hand is out for tips) the food is poorly presented and the owner is not engaged. Bypass this place in a strip mall, over priced and there are many other restaurants in the area that have better service, more provocative food and less expensive, this place is a RIP!"
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "We LOVED the fresh, local food offerings, but with two vegetarians, we were a bit limited by food selections. The food they did offer us was excellent, however! Great waitress was very helpful and realistic about taste when we took the meat away from a dish!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Not good value for the money ok food at inflated prices."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "I selected Rancho Pinot because I was dining with an out-of-town guest and I wanted them to have dinner in a southwest setting. Service was terrible. It took our waiter 15 minutes to get to our table. We had to ask for water refills. He acted "put out" when we asked him to explain items on the menu. Salads were bland. Our food took over an HOUR to get to the table. It was one excuse after another "the owner is cooking tonight", "the kitchen lost your ticket", "we haven't been this busy in a long time', "its being plated now---no wait---that's not your food", etc. I hate to spend good money on a terrible experience and a marginal food. Rancho Pinot is located in a sea of great Scottsdale restaurants---next time I will skip Rancho Pinot."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "My wife and I both had the lamb chops and they were outstanding."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Rancho Pinot has been a consistently great place for years and they just did it again. Proven but still innovative meal choices, attentive service, and a solid neighborhood café atmosphere - if the neighborhood is Scottsdale, AZ! Recommended for a special occasion or just good food - we usually take key clients here because there is no risk of anything going wrong. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Great food is always the standard at Rancho Pinot. Service has a good pace and is friendly and correct. Nonni's Chicken never disappoints, and everything else is first rate."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food at this place is always something I Look forward to. Dishes put together with imagination. I am a foodie and I love this place."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "There are always interesting and surprising choiceson the menuand the wine list is wonderful."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "This long-standing Scottsdale fine dining restaurant was better than ever during our most recent visit. Cauliflower soup with coconut milk, curry and lime-yogurt was outstanding, as was the roasted pork. The escarole salad was large, hearty and delicious. I was a bit unimpressed with their draft beer selections. The Mission Brewery Blonde Ale was bland and uninspiring. The Dos Cabezos Grenache was a pleasant surprise. A bit hot on entry and not very complex, it went great with food and was an unexpected surprise with an Arizona winery."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We found Rancho Pinot for lunch one day and loved it so much that we returned with out-of-time friends for dinner. Everything about the dinner experience was perfect. Our friends were impressed with the choice of Rancho Pinot as their first dinner in Phoenix!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Every aspect was first rate. Appealing menu, correct and friendly service, outstanding food."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food is very well prepared, and presented very well. However, this is a real gem and out of the way place. People will be happy to come to a restaurant that is busy, not too noisy, and the kind of place portrayed in the cinema as a local restaurant with flair. Chrissa, the owner and Chef de Cuisine is thoughtful, and clever in her food choices, and special items. People should go and enjoy the food. The wine list is very good, and, as the restaurant's name implies, is heavy with Pinot Noirs, many of whom the customer has not heard of."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We like the vibe in this place in addition to the nice food and wine list. We'll be back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "The restaurant is in a really funky location between a consignment shop and a dollar store! The decor is very cheesy cowboy, but once you get past all that the food is amazing! The wait staff are quite capable of serving in a five star restaurant. The wine list was not huge but the selections were very good. I would definitely recommend Rancho Pinot to anyone who likes fine food in a casual setting."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "My husband and I dined here on my birthday. We shared a frisee with shrimp and squid-delicious. Never been a frisee fan but am now. Fresh bread and local Az Olive oil-yum. We shared the pork tenderloin with squash and bacon-delicious. I did a wine flight and enjoyed several wines and my husband tried the local beer recommended by our server. Dessert had salted carmel with a chocolate eclair like cake-and they wrote Happy Birthday to me in chocolate. The owner and chef came out and were wonderful to talk to. The restaurant called a cab, it took a while so they gave both of us a drink while we were waiting on the house! We will be back!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food very fresh, beautifully prepared and presented, nice room, suitably priced. The service was very accommodating; the only reason I took it down a notch was that it was slow. But it was Valentine's Day ..."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We picked this restaurant based on Fodor's recommendation (Fodor's Pick). And Rancho Pinot delivered. Chef Chysa Robertson's food was outstanding (imaginative, flavourful with an emphasis on local ingredients) as was friendly and efficient service (Felix!). Bottle wine list could be a little more ambitious especially in international offerings but we found excellent choices by the glass to accompany our selections. This is what a restaurant should be: food, wine and service leaving an indelible memory."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Food, serve, ambiance and overall experience were fantastic. The evening flowed well and the experience was balanced. Solid service and tasty food with bright, fresh flavors made this a night worth repeating. Wine list was priced fairly and the entrees were generous and well made. Server was attentive, engaging and efficient. Highly recommend this to you."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Over the many years that we have visited Rancho Pinot, the experience has always been exquisite. Food quality and service was perfect as always."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "we waited too long for our drink order and some in our group grew impatient. salads were tasty but the seafood salad had very,very little grilled seafood. the other salad ordered was supposed to have anchovy mixed in but had no anchovy taste at all. the waiter said that it was mixed in but it is very hard to disguise anchovy and this salad had no anchovy at all. main dishes were fine. service was fine."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "The two of us have been wanting to get to Rancho PInot for quite some time. So glad we finally made it, and definitely WILL return! Server Jim was attentive and friendly and unobtrusive. When was the3 last time you experienced members of the wait-staff standing by the door as you depart, thanking you for being there and inviting you back?? Nice touch! Food was fresh, tasteful and well-presented. Menu was diverse, yet not too edgy. Wine list was not roust, but well-thought out with some standards and some things I had not seen on a wine list before but wanted to try. Good job."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "Walking in, one would not expect the creative & delicious food. My salad, unique with roasted squash, was very flavorful. My husband's beet salad was excellent with a horseradish twist. And loved the fun sorbet flavors. The kitschy decor of old western was the only drawback."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "… and with good reason. Always predictably good to great dishes served by a very professional staff. And always a fine wine that compliments the great food. One of the valley's best!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "We are locals and decided to expand our usual go- to restaurant choice. We read a positive review of Rancho Pinot and decided to give it a try. We are so glad that we did! Now we are looking forward to returning. It is in a strip mall, but don't let that deter you. Once you enter the ambiance is very inviting and most importantly the food that we had was delicious. We had an appetizer, 2 entrees and their very nice homemade ice-cream. The complimentary bread and olive oil are also great. Our server was very attentive. We are glad we found Rancho Pinot!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Rancho Pinot never fails to give us a great experience."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "What a perfect choice for our Christmas dinner. Fantastic wines on tap (a delight to finally try one of these unique wines)! Terrific service. An inspired menu."
    Dined on 12/24/2013