Technique at Le Cordon Bleu – Scottsdale
Technique at Le Cordon Bleu – Scottsdale
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Technique at Le Cordon Bleu – Scottsdale

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.techniquerestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 4804253025
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:15am - 1:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French American, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Richard Exley
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Counter Seating, Non-Smoking Restaurant, View
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Chef Cathleen Rosenberg 4804253025

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Avenue
  • Public Transit: The Phoenix Valley Metro bus stops right out front as well as the Scottsdale Trolley which runs throughout Old Town Scottsdale.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free Covered Parking available at the Galleria parking lot located at the corners of Wells Fargo Rd. and Saddlebag.
A word from Technique at Le Cordon Bleu – Scottsdale
Technique Restaurant is an exciting bistro-style restaurant run by Le Cordon Bleu offering fresh and dynamic flavors showcased daily. French-inspired Technique Restaurant is the perfect spot for casual and eclectic dining in Scottsdale. The open exhibition kitchen invites you to appreciate the skill and creativity that is enhanced by the students' education in this student-run restaurant.
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Technique at Le Cordon Bleu – Scottsdale reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Pleasant and interesting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    The four of us had a nice experience last week at the restaurant. We had the flat iron steak, the fish tacos and the vegetarian dish. All were good...service was slow but Kathy, the head chef, came out and explained to us the situation. We were patient and understood this is a learning workspace. Two at the table had appetizers and they were well-received. Lemon Tart and Beignets were our desserts. Perfect. although the server did not understand what desserts were actually wanted. Small issues that were not important. All in All, a positive and enjoyable experience.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is always good. Presentation
    alwaysfun
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Food is always good. Presentation is excellent. Always fun to talk with our waiters and try to make them at ease.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining!
    OSUBucksfan
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    I had been to the restaurant last year and had such a great experience that I took four of my friends. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals. It has a great atmosphere. There was a nice variety of choices from the menu. Our waitress was outstanding. She was very pleasant with a wonderful smile. We asked her many questions about the school and the whole process a student goes through to get their degree. I would highly recommend experiencing the Technique.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So disappointed. Last time
    Charlie
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    So disappointed. Last time we were there the food was outstanding as was the presentation. This time the food was OK but the portion was very small and no amenities were offered I.e. bread and butter. The restaurant itself was dark, cold and drab. Tables had paper on top of them for easier clean up. I realize that this is a teaching restaurant, but for the price we paid, a better choice would have been a local burger place.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great lunch!
    family4
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Gourmet food at school...selections good - even for a Vegan! Will definitely visit again soon....thks. our waiter was very knowledgeable about the preparation andamounts of portions. 2 people in our party ordered the ice cream sandwich for desert, the cookie was so hard they needed a knife to cut it!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have eaten here three times
    happyeaters
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    We have eaten here three times and enjoyed each and every experience. Good value, exceptional presentation and a great place to try new things.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Satisfied Customer
    Corvetteman
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    This was an excellent dining experience. Our first time. Food was very flavourful, well presented, delivered in a timely fashion, service was exceptional/ All questions answered. Just a pleasure to dine there. Price was very reasonable. We were advised the place is closing - what a pity. Great experience for the students and for the patrons. Great value for dollar spent. All in all one of the best meals we have had in this area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    TWJGC
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Always fun to relate to the students and see what's new in food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Normally 5* but this time sadly 1*
    Goodlife
    Dined on 12/10/2013
    Hi. Let me begin by saying I LOVE THIS PLACE!! Always have had excellent service, love the students and realize this IS a student learning experience. Love interacting with students and hearing their thoughts. Never have given a bad eval. That being said, My 2 best girlfriends and I go there yearly for our Christmas luncheon and exchange gifts while we dine on good food and interact with students. We have had a great time in the past. THIS TIME was VERY different. Lunch reservations, only one other table filled in restaurant and they left while we were eating. So we were ONLY table in restaurant for majority of meal.No evaluation form given at end of meal Sent private note to restaurant in hopes no one else is treat like a bother . :(
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come Hungry
    dessert4me
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Delicious lunch ! Potato soup delicious and nice presentation. Chicken dish ( and fish others in my group had) very good! The piece of bread under the mushroom the only part I was too excited about. Dessert great- brownie with ice cream wonderful and friends equally enjoyed the chocolate/coffee tart. A lovely lunch! Quiet and good service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A place you want to go back to
    Redhatters
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    This is a culinary school. You go with a open mind that it is students. We find the dining experience fun. The food is above excellent - lots of great choices - the atmosphere warm and friendly. The 3 course meals are a real value. You can see the chefs in the background preparing the meals and the staff goes out of their way to make your dining time memorable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will continue to return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/12/2013
    We went to Technique twice in the week and would go back when we return to Scottsdale. I would highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely place to dine for lunch
    Goodlife
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Great new menu, not fixed price any more but prices very reasonable. Always look forward to dining here.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never a question
    amateurfoodie
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    This place is amazing. Great food at a great price. These students never fail in execution. High class dining at applebees prices. I had the b.e.l.t appetizer, southwestern hamburger, wife had the pulled pork, and we didone each of desserts and were impressed. Try to get here as often as possible. Get in while they have the students to staff because it will not disappoint.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lucky Us in Scottsdale
    patsy
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    Who has not heard of Le Cordon Bleu? It conjures gourmet cooking history of the twentieth century--in France and American TV. Luckily for locals, we don't need a plane for France, but only a trip down Scottsdale Road to our own wonderful cooking school for delectable dishes presented so beautifully and graciously that we reach for our cell phone cameras to record our delight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is always innovative
    Audrey
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    The food is always innovative and delicious, and the servers, chefs and fellow diners are all great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thouroughly enoyed our dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/19/2012
    Thouroughly enoyed our dining experience. The food was great and the service superb. Sorry the Scottsdale location will be closed for a while.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food cooked to perfection.
    Goodlife
    Dined on 12/12/2012
    Food cooked to perfection. Students try very hard to please. Service a little slow, but remember, these are students. Unbeatable price for quaity of meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a joy coming here.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    Always a joy coming here. Students are wonderful and their knowledge of food and wine exemplary! Vegetarian diet request was honored without any problems. Will be back many times
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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  • A great deal and a fun experience
    hungrytraveller
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    This is a 'teaching' resteraunt, so the students are doing the work as part of their coursework. The menu is brief, but you get a choice of 4 starters, 4 entres and 4 desserts. The selections are available on the website. We had a party of 6 and were able to try everything. The meal was well prepared and the the presentaions were spot on. Service is a little on the slow side, and the portions are a little small, but satisfying. I was told that they would be closed approimately January thru April 2013 until a new class started. Also, I've tried them for lunch - highly reccomend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food here is always fabulous.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    The food here is always fabulous. Sometimes the service can be iffy, which I understand because it is a cooking school training restaurant, but on this particular night we had excellent service! Our server was Jay and he was knowledgeable, attentive and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was delicious. Presentation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    Food was delicious. Presentation of the dishes exceptional. Student servers were all very diligent and eager to learn and be of service to the customer. Would have enjoyed slightly larger portion on the flank steak, as it was wonderfully flavored.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Outstanding in Every Way!
    RPM1VIP
    Dined on 11/21/2012
    For $16, I expected a basic meal without any frills. Instead, we were blown away by fabulous food and attentive service. All four in our party was ecstatic about all three courses. The burger with braised short rib ragu was the best burger my son ever had. My pork belly appetizer and flank steak were stupendous. The hazelnut torte was to die for. I'm sad to hear the restaurant will be on hiatus for nearly a year. We'll be looking forward to its return.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We could not have had a better
    KatydidVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2012
    We could not have had a better experience! So fun to watch students excel at being chefs and wait staff! Food was divine and only $13 for 3 course lunch! Could have ordered everything off the menu! The tomato confit on the flank steak was to die for.We will be back often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • November 2012
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    The portions have changed a lot. We ordered the scallop risotto and we were only served 1or 2 tablespoons of risotto. It was good but really too small a portion even as an appetizer. Both the steak and chicken dinners were done to perfection. I made our reservations from Florida and I go every every year for either lunch or dinner when I come out here. The experience was good. We miss the 4 course meal you used to offer. We would pay more if you would go back to offering more courses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although a limited menu, there
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/15/2012
    Although a limited menu, there were a variety of options and something for everyone, including vegetarians.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Confusing menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/15/2012
    This was our second time at Technique and we enjoyed ourselves again. Great food and very friendly staff. Food nicely presented. I did find your menu a bit confusing this time. The right side of the menu was clear, but the left side of the menu showing other food confused me. I didn't know if I could substitute food items or did they cost extra. I also found the presentation of the beverages on a table shown to us before we sat down confusing. We weren't told if they cost extra or not. Other wise all was great. We'll be back again!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Both of our dinners were absolutely
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/14/2012
    Both of our dinners were absolutely wonderful. And for $16 for a 3-course meal, you can't beat it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was a great experience!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/30/2012
    This was a great experience!! Came here for dinner with another 'foodie' and we both thought the food was wonderful for an unbelievable price. Will definitely be back next time I am in town!
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    fit for foodies
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  • My sister had a boyfriend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    My sister had a boyfriend who had gone through this school and she had "the dining experience" there and wasn't a fan. However, I have a friend who had gone some years ago and raved about the restuarant. Luckily, I am a FAN! I already have reservations for when I come back into town for dinner. Thank you!
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    fit for foodies
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  • Food was prepared well. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2012
    Food was prepared well. Service could be improved by students who are learning the profession. Salmon was done perfectly....moist and tender. Stuffed chicken was slightly over cooked, but still tasty. Presentation was very good. Little touches, such as water glasses being refilled promptly, bread being served earlier, and more follow up after the food has been served would have eliminated the need to improve the little things. Overall a great value for your money a 3 course meal for $16! We enjoyed it thoroughly and hope our comments were taken constructively to assist the students' development into future culinary chefs.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • This place is a bargain
    hungrytraveller
    Dined on 10/25/2012
    This is a bargain for foodies. Yes, the work is done by students, but they obviously want to please. Portions are reasonbly sized, so we had a 3 cours lunch but didn't leave stuffed. Try it, for the price you can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Catherine the teacher served
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/23/2012
    Catherine the teacher served us and took great care with us. It was my girlfriends birthday and I wanted to take her to some place special... she loved it and we're both looking forward to returningl. In fact, I want to bring my husband for lunch too. The presentatin of the food was fabulous.....and also love the punch drink we had ( non alcoholic). The plate with Happy Birthday in cholokate was wonderful.... Refreshing.
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    great for lunch
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  • Food was great. Service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/17/2012
    Food was great. Service was lackluster. Graduating students lacking enthusiasm for their profession. One student did not know the ingredients Ina certain dish. Common Scottsdale, try to be the CIA.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Although the portions are
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/16/2012
    Although the portions are small, they are so well presented and so full of flavor, that it invites savoring each morsel. The total of three courses leaves one quite satisfied. The menu is ripe with choices including wine or non alcoholic drinks. All in all a delightful dining experience for an unbelievable price. Lastly, the cooks and servers are students who aim to please and their enthusiasm adds the final touch.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Great meal, decent service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    Great meal, decent service (our server was amateur, but fine), and great price. Really enjoyed the food a lot and will definitely try to make it back for special occasions. At those prices however, it could become a weekly or monthly occurance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was my first time to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/11/2012
    This was my first time to Technique. My only suggestion is working with the wait staff to instruct on table service. For example, give the guest a few minutes to sample the food before asking, How is everything tasting? when neither guest had taken a bite. When a reservation is for 2, clear the additional service after the guests are seated. When asking if you would like more water and your guests replies no, do not remove the water glass while the guest is there. Food: Change your coffee.
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  • Wonderful spot for a relaxed,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/10/2012
    Wonderful spot for a relaxed, special luncheon. The window seating was fabulous with a nice view of downtown Scottsdale. The wait staff was friendly, helpful and timed each of the courses to arrive perfectly. The food was beautifully presented and we both absolutely loved everything! Fresh, hot, and so delicious! I will return again with several friends, I know they will love it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I just thought the food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/9/2012
    I just thought the food was OK. Not great and not to bad. I have been to many culinary dinners in the northwest. They were better. The service was great everything was explained to us about the dinner. The food was just OK!!!
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  • Meal and eduation - Great Value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    As the training kitchen for the cooking school, Technique offers incredible value - very well prepared meals showcasing cooking mastery. On occassion, you'll get a student error - such as I did with a lemon pit or slightly over salted, sometimes over prepared, (too many competing flavors). The menu is fixed - so call ahead to make sure that the limited selections are to your liking. Given these few limitations, if you want a great meal at a terrific value while supporting students and their careers, go to Technique. Our server was starting her externship and bubbling over with excitement. It's a meal and success rolled into one. Eat there often!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet