Village Tavern Scottsdale

Village Tavern Scottsdale

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.villagetavern.com/
  • Phone: 4809516445x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: David Young
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: All menu items available plus flexibility to create individualized menus
  • Private Party Facilities: Exterior covered patio with heaters, misters and fans available for large parties
  • Private Party Contact: Paul Apana 4809516445x
  • Entertainment: Monthly complimentary wine tastings

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Doubletree Ranch
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Village Tavern Scottsdale
Upscale Casual restaurant featuring fresh seafood and hand cut steaks. Award winning wine list and a true "tavern" feel.
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Village Tavern Scottsdale reviews from OpenTable diners
137 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (79)great for lunch (45)good for groups (29)special occasion (25)fit for foodies (19)kid-friendly (14)vibrant bar scene (13)romantic (10)great for brunch (9)notable wine list (8)great for outdoor dining (7)late-night find (5)hot spot (4)Show More
  • Seafood Stops Traffic
    eat2LIVE
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Bacon-wrapped scallops best I've eaten & crab cake entree great choice!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Burgers & crab cakes & wine, Oh my!
    Abcdefghi
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    This is our favorite "special occasion" restaurant. My wife absolutely loves the crab cakes, either one cake as an appetizer or two cakes in the dinner. I always get the burger, which is cooked perfectly and has a great, meaty flavor . Lots of other good stuff on the menu too. Vibrant bar scene, although we aren't into that ourselves. Only problem is that it is pretty noisy inside, but what popular restaurant isn't?
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DaveUVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This place is always awesome. Never had a bad experience. Food is always great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mine was good
    MsVickiT
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    But my husband ordered the filet mignon (lunch) and he said it was a bit dry and overdone (I don't remember how he ordered it). I ordered the 8 oz prime rib (end cut, as close to medium as possible) and it was good but seemed to have a bit more fat than usual. I like the end cut because it has more flavor (seasoning), however it didn't seem to be an end cut and the server didn't mention that it wasn't available. Anyway, I was still satisfied with the dinner. The server was just okay; nothing special but we've had better. We'll still come back, because I like the overall atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diane Ziska
    Diner1VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Great Find! Food & Service is always good! Open all day so it is very convenient.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The mother-in-law loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    We have been here many times and, of course, obviously enjoy the Village Tavern. This time our special guest was my mother-n-law who has celiac disease and adheres to a gluten free diet. She loved everything about the Village Tavern which is quite an endorsement! The Village Tavern has a special gluten free menu which takes a lot of stress out of ordering. My mother-in-law said it was the best gluten free pasta she has had. She also liked the ambience and our waiter, Dylan, who was so personable and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Train wreck
    MarcoPoloVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My wife and I decided to try the Village Tavern Saturday evening. I ordered the Steak au Poivre with grits and a side of spinach. The meat was way over cooked and I sent it back. The grits were like nothing I've ever seen in the South -- more like soupy cream of wheat. Disgusting stuff. The spinach was limp, limp, limp. I finally ate the new steak but left the rest. My wife enjoyed her meatloaf, but we agreed that it was the worst dining experience we have had in years. The restaurant comped my dinner, but it was too little, too late. Don't waste your time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meeting friends
    diningout
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Meeting two of my long time friends my wife had never met, we decided on the Village Tavern being approximately half way between both our homes. It would be most accommodating with an "out of the way booth" to visit. The waitress made us feel so "unhurried" through out our long lunch experience enabling us to catch up with our visiting Our food was very good and our friends thoroughly enjoy it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second year in a row...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We came here for our anniversary last year, and were very well taken care of. So well, that we decided to come back again this year. If the quality of, well, everything stays as good as it has, we will be here many years to come. John specifically went out of his was to make sure my wife and I were comfortable and enjoyed our meal together. The filet mignon is always cooked exactly how we want it, the appetizer we tried was both not what we expected but still quite tasty (Colorado chips, ask for the BBQ sauce on the side though). Apple cobbler... man, that is such a way to end a night. Crisp apples, crumbles on top, ice cream... The double-decker cheesecake is fantastic, but we'll be back for that cobbler for sure. Thank you again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome!
    luv2bnaz
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    We took my husbands sister there for her 83rd birthday. We had a wonderful booth towards the back which was not to noisy and the gentleman who checked us in wished her Happy Birthday. After we finished our meal they brought her an ice cream sunday topped with a candle. It was very thoughtful and she enjoyed her dinner, ate every bite! We all enjoyed our meal and the waitress was outstanding. The service was a little slow but I think they are understaffed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    TobyVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    A great consistently good restaurant. Waiters are friendly and attenttive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kate
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Ouur server was great however the food runner brought two of our meals and we sat there for quiet a while before the third meal was brought by the waitress . This makes for a very uncomfortable evening when your food is sitting gettting cold waiting for a third
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 85 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 529 reviews are from the Village Tavern Scottsdale reviews archive.
  • liketoeat
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Food for lunch was excellent. We needed some substitutions that were done without problem. Very nice and accommodating waiter. We did not feel rushed but then the restaurant was not busy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best Prime Rib I've had in years!
    GoodScottsdaleEats
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I Had the Prime rib and they actual cooked it Medium Rare! Girl friends Rack of ribs was excellent also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • petunia
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Polite, frienly staff with superb food and comfortable lighting. Restaurant booths are somewhat private and bar area is lively.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Restajrant was too noisy. Hard to carry on a conversation. shrimp scampi were few but a lot of linguini. very oily too
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • service not good at all
    nothappytonightVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    we sat on the patio and had terrible service. it took forever to get the food because supposedly the waiters were dismissed because they didn't have the customers and then all of a sudden they were inundated with customers and not enough help. it was late, we were starving and not as patient as we would have been at 6pm at night. i would recommend because it's usually very good, but not this past friday night
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    NickVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    the food at village tavern is amazing. the choices they give on the menu are incredible. the hot crab dip, to dishes like terayki chicken to crispy tacos. also fantastic burgers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    HappyEating
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I met a friend for lunch and we both appreciated the food and the service. The menu had a number of options and it took us a while to decide. The server was knowledgeable and answered our questions. I had the spinach salad with chicken and my friend had the chicken salad. Both came with a sweet muffin, a nice treat. The salads were a good size and made to order. Our server was polite and efficient, refreshing our drinks without being asked. The prices are reasonable. I would definitely eat there again and recommend the restaurant to friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wide selection
    Jeff
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    A diverse set of menu options. It's really hard to go wrong here. Ribs are pretty tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Emdee
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Have eaten here many times, but an off night. It's usually better. The menu item I chose was out and the next choice was not up to usual standards.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    Veggiediners2VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    VT throws a great Mother's Day brunch if you eat meat. We don't, but we ate a lot of delicious berries, Belgian waffles, French toast, and salad. Service was slow and forgetful, but she was probably overwhelmed. It has been a family tradition to do this for the past few years and we will likely continue!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Good Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    This was our first time at this restaurant. Our server (Dylan) was excellent. Although the restaurant was extremely busy, Dylan made it seem as though we were the only folks in the room. He was very attentive and got everything right. We appreciated his efforts. We also appreciated that there are options for vegetarians on the dinner menu, and that dish was terrific. The NY Strip steak (for the meat eater in our group) was just okay. The desserts were great, as were the appetizers. We would return to this location.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love at First Bite, so good bye...
    Oldguy
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    The Village Tavern Scottsdale was a very pleasant surprise. Had driven past it for years. So for mybirthday we decided to try somewhere new. The menu was ample, the selection outstanding. Prices reasonable. The meals were wonderful. Beautifully prepared and an absolute lack of complaint from anyone for anything. This is a restaurant to which we will gladly return and enjoy. There is however one caviat, because we like it so much, we have given it the kiss of death. If we love it, it will shutter it's doors. Perhaps this one will break the curse. I sincerely hope so.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JeffeyA
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Very good food and great service on this visit and at other times as well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we were there for dinner
    DINNER
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    IT WAS VERY GOOD....SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT. WE HAVE BEEN GOING THERE SINCE IT OPENED, SOME 20+ YEARS AGO.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Diner1VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Clean, good service, good food only draw back was the noise level was too high! Otherwise almost perfect!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing meal
    thebigorangeVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    The service was excellent but the meal was disappointing. My wife ordered a Caesar salad that was large but lacked taste. She followed with a plank steak that was overcooked and lacked taste and texture . I had clam chowder and the tavern salad that were good but couldn't overcome my wife's meal. Unfortunately we will not be returning.
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  • Nice place!
    kathVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Food, wine and service were very good. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    We all enjoyed our lunch very much and look forward to returning again to try new menu items.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Very Good
    VVWDAWVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    The food and service are consistently very good here. There is a large variety on the menu, and it is reasonably priced. The wait staff is well trained and always very pleasant. We attempt to try something different every time we eat here, and we're always happy with our selections. Our favorites, however, continue to be the Chicken Marsala and the Baby Back Ribs. And of course Wednesdays are also a favorite because of half-priced wine!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find in the Neighborhood
    Violet07
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Finally made it to Village Tavern for a birthday dinner for a family member. It was delightful. Food was very good, service was excellent. Attentive wait staff. I'd come back in a heartbeat and bring my friends.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JeffeyA
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Very good food and service. Noisy is our only complaint
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rustyVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Always a memorable meal with wonderful service. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friend's lunch
    Birthday123
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Great service with great food. Appreciated the server's patience because we talked & talked. He treated us very nicely through our 2 hour lunch.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • WONDERFUL!
    LittleJewel
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We've been a "regular" at Village Tavern for years, and always find that it is a perfect fit for many occasions. The variety offered on the menu suits a wide range of guests, and the food is top notch. The ribs are my favorite, although prior to that I thought their short ribs were the best on the planet. Why are those no longer available? In any case, great food, great booths, great service and a wide variety make this a FAVORITE!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TomandVan
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We have eaten at the village tavern many times and taken friends there and everyone likes the service, food and the atmoshpere. Keep it up...................
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Short Review
    Juan
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Generous, tasty desserts and the main meal was great, too.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The little things count
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    I am a huge fan of the Village Tavern. Had many great meals there in the past and will be back. However, the quality for me last night slipped a little. We ordered the calamari, batter was good but the cheweness that should be there wasn't. It was alsmost like they tenderized it to much. They actually carried coctail sauce and the thai dressing was a nice twist. The ceaser salad side was a good size portion. It would have hit the spot if the plate was colder along with the lettuce. But good flavor. The ribeye had great flavor but a little over cooked for medium rare. Would have been nice to see a little green on the plate. Having the fries and meat, made the presentation blah. A sprig of parshley or something wold have made it pop.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome for Lunch!
    FoodViews4YOU
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This restaurant was really, really, great! Great atmosphere, fabulous food and super service. I would definitely recommend this to others. Several of us had salads and were really impressed. The salmon entree got rave reviews as well. Easy to find in a very popular area. Put this one at the top of your list for lunch!!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet