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Talavera
Talavera
  • Address:
    10600 E. Crescent Moon Drive
    Scottsdale, AZ 85262
    Neighborhood:
    Scottsdale
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Talavera Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.talaverarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (480) 513-5085
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
    CLOSED on Mondays
    Summer (June-August) - CLOSED Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday - check our website for any changes!
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Mel Mecinas
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Enjoy Live music every Friday from 6-9pm and Saturday from 7-10pm in the Onyx Bar and Lounge

Getting there

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is complimentary when dining at the restaurants.
A word from Talavera
Talavera introduces a modern take on the classic steakhouse, with unique steak and seafood pairings, comfort desserts, and a range of specialty sides, accompaniments and starters. The restaurant features vibrant decor, dramatic views and the best patio dining in the Valley. Lively ambiance is matched by an upscale casual approach to dining, with a range of menu choices fit for every occasion.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
Diner Reviews
  • "This has been my favorite place in the valley for quite some time. Though now their vegetarian offering have fallen off. The used to have amazing soups for veggies. Now they just cook up some vegetables. :( Hope they change back soon. I have easily spend thousands of dollars here and would like to continue."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The service was second to none. Would recommend if you are looking for a place to share a special occasion. They helped us celebrate a birthday and an anniversary! This was a memorable one!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Never been here before. We were looking for a great patio with a view and this was the perfect place. Dinner was amazing the food was cooked perfect and was delicious. The view is the best you can find overlooking the valley. Our server was friendly, energetic, and attentive. Food was priced well for what you get, and we left very full and happy. Great date night for any occasion! "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I had indicated that it was a special birthday for my husband. From the moment we walked in, it was a "special" evening. Happy Birthday to my husband was on the menu printout!! The food was spectacular and the choices varied. Would definitely recommend Talavera! The only negative was that they were out of the first wine we selected."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "With such stunning view, why would anyone eat inside? The food was wonderful and the service was spot on. Definitely the highlight of our week in Arizona."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We go here frequently. Close to our home. Good food & good atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Mind blowing food, fit for foodies, amazing ambiance and scenic view for outdoor seating. Service is impeccable. Would go there in a heart beat again. The bring the inside foodie with 6 course tasting menu is just amazing."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Remember when find dining was just that. Well Talavera brings it back. It's expensive, but it is worth it."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Our entire vacation we had been searching for a restaurant the had these criteria: great outdoor seating with a fabulous view, fine food, and family friendly. Talavera met them all. Not to mention, the service was extremely attentive, even to our children. I we lived in Scottsdale we would be at Talavera often!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "I splurged for my last night in Phoenix & chose this restaurant because of the sunset views. It was magical. The food was brilliant, the service was impeccable and the ambiance was perfect."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary with dinner at Talavera. It was a great choice. The view from our window table was lovely, and the food simply outstanding. The touch of noting the event on our menu was very welcome, as was the very attentive, prompt, but not overbearing service. We will look forward to a return trip very soon."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "My husband and I brought another couple to dinner at TALAVERNA on a Thursday night. We were given a choice of outside or inside dining. Outside looked gorgeous but our friends preferred inside. Although the table backed up to a short wall obscuring the view, we instead were treated to a cozy intimate spot where we could easily hear and felt private. The food was utterly delicious - tuna appetizer, salads, tender tasty steak, veal and Chilean sea bass. We finished with a chocolaty soufflé. Wine was suggested and enjoyed. Overall, we had a wonderful dinner with friends, attentive service in a private warm setting. We all would come back again and suggest TALAVERNA to friends."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Every time we dine at talavera we question why we go to other restaurants"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Great experience to celebrate our special occasion. The tasting menu was a great."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We can't say enough about our evening at this Four Seasons Restaurant. We arrived and ordered and ate while the sun set and it's majestic colors lit up the sky with Pinnacle Peak in the distance. As we finished the lights of Scottsdale lit the sky. As it turned chillier when sunset, I was offered a pashmina from the restaurant, but the overhead heaters were adequate. The food was outstanding. You can't go wrong with the special of the day or the "usual"items. All were very tasty. We will return the next time we are in Scottsdale."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food and service were exceptional. Ambience was not quite what I expected -- I was hoping for a more elegant atmoshere. The music seemed inappropriate for a fine dining experience."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We have gone to Talavera more than 20 times when we have visited the Scottsdale area. This time was very disappointing. The food which has always been outstanding was ranging from OK to inedible. The tomatoes were so under-ripe that they had to be cut with a knife (and flavorless). The ravioli were VERY salty. The beef filet was average. The grilled corn and scallops were both good. The part of the experience that ruined the evening was the pounding techno/electronic music being played over the restaurant speaker system. This is the fine dining restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel not a club for 20 somethings. We talked to management about the music 3 times with few results. I don't believe that we will ever go back."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We attended the price fix and wine pairing dinner. The food was great but I have to say that, having been in the restaurant business for 20+ years, I never saw a prix fix menu without choices. The only choice was the entree and the other 3 courses were just brought out. Everything was delecious but it have been nice to have options. The portions were also very small. My husband and thee. We were with had to order additional entrees to supplement the ones they already had because they were so small. Service was great and the presentation was beautiful!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "It was an excellent evening. Food was great. Services was great. The view was excellent."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Always a great evening when dining at Talavera! Great food, service, and atmosphere!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "location is unique with a wide patio for outside dining and views of the Pinnacle peak area. The music is ecclectic but not a distraction. Food is excellent. Salmon was cooked perfectly. Buffalo 8oz fillet was full of flavor, cooked perfectly to order. Whipped purple sweet potatos were smooth and flavorful - a perfect match for the fillet. chocolate souffle was incredible. Balanced semi sweet chocolate paired with a vanilla hard sauce was the perfect match for a cup of tableside pressed local coffee. A special occassion success."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Had a fabulous dinner with an incredible view and outstanding service. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "This was my first time, but I am sure to return. The food was excellent-I had the chilean sea bass and it was divine. I skipped dessert. The view of the city was outstanding!!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Hard to beat the "ambiance" of dining on the patio at sunset. The food was quite good, while the service was friendly but somewhat inconsistent in terms of attentiveness......All in all, a most pleasant dining experience for the four of us."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "strip steak is one of the very best in the city! Tuna tartare and foie gras are both excellent appetizers."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "My overall experience was good but was a little disappointed in the food quality in the entrees we ordered. The prime New York steak was average as well as the ahi tuna. The quality of the ahi tuna was not up to sushi grade tuna as the color was not a deep red color but rather a light pink color. Presentation was nice and the sides were very good."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Business dinner while at a conference. Wives loved the ambiance and view while the food was outstanding."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "We met friends from back east who were staying nearby and though we live in Fountain Hills we though this was a restaurant they should experience. They loved dining on the patio and the wait staff was very patient with us as we outstayed our welcome just visiting and catching up. The rolls are to die for, more like cake than bread. The meal had lows and highs. The hughts were the sea bass and rack of lamb. The steaks were only so-so."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "This has been our go-to place when people are in town, or for special occasions, & until this last time-it never disappointed. We had 2 waiters taking care of us, & unfortunately neither really knew the menu, or could answer wine or cocktail questions. We asked for the sommelier & were told that "he's not available right now" but after a nearly 30 minute wait-came by casually & didn't really seem to know much about the wines we selected, except to offer one that was $100 out of our stated price range...so we chose for ourselves. The view is spectacular, the food is exceptional, but unfortunately service can either make or break your experience, & for us it was a deal-breaker. Not sure what happened, but we won't be rushing back. Sad."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "We booked an outdoor table arriving at 5:30 and entertaining out of town guests. Perfect timing for unbelievable sunset views. The atmosphere is great but outside is really where you want to be. The food is absolutely 5star...great for a romantic special occasion."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Great food, service and unbeatable view of the desert mountains. You can't go wrong here. The bison was very tender!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The view was awesome, service was well above the norm and the food was great. Excellent value for the price and at such a luxury resort as the Four Seasons it was a pleasant surprise!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Used to celebrate special events at this restaurant for many years, but after a sub-par dining event a couple of years ago, hadn't gone back until recently. So happy we decided to give it another try! Excellent service, food and wine (and, of course the view) made for a fantastic night out! We will again be recommending this restaurant for anyone looking for a five-star dining experience!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Went to Talavera for Valentine's day. Great experience, a 4/5 ambience rating only due to pop / electronica music selection. Otherwise phenomenal food and service. Very pricey."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We dined at Talavera for our anniversary and the service was amazing! The staff congratulated us and made a special menu for us that said "Happy Anniversary Mr. & Mrs. Ramirez! at the end of our dinner the Chef signed our personalized menu and they gave us a delicious complimentary dessert. It was great! The restaurant is beautiful and our food was delicious!!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "nice ambience for our 32nd anniversary, special menu, lots of best wishes --"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "This is the place for the best sunset in the valley. The food is great. The service is all you would expect and hope for at a Four Seasons. We take all of our friends who come to visit."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We celebrated my in laws 50th Anniversary with dinner at Talavera. Everything was so good! From our starters to the complimentary cheesecake pops and everything in between. It was all cooked, seasoned and presented perfectly. The only negative I have is not really a complaint but more of a suggestion...change the music! Techno, Dub Step, Trap, and House music played a little too loudly, didn't work for us."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Seabass and the buffalo were phenomenal. The entire waitstaff were beyond attentive without being intrusive. I wish we lived in the area to make this a regular spot for special occasions."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I made reservations and noted that this would be an early Valentine's Day dinner due being apart from my girlfriend on the actual 2/14 date. Talavera went above and beyond in accommodating our evening. They printed out a special menu for us that stated "Happy Early Valentine's Day" at the top, we were seated near their large windows by the fireplace with a beautiful outdoor view of the mountains, and several of the staff recognized that this was a special occasion. We even received complementary desserts at the end of our meal. Aside from this, the food was incredible. Appetizers, side dishes, meals, and desserts were absolutely perfect, and the service was the best. I will be returning in the future."
    Dined on 2/1/2014