The Desert Oasis / The Artichoke Grill
Eclectic Regional BuffetThe buffet was arranged by regions of the U.S. My favorites were the lamb lollies and the fennel slaw. The presentation of the different foods was inviting and easy to access. The student chefs were available to answer questions about ingredients and cooking and preparation methods and were proud of their creations.
I hope that this will be an annual event as it was most tastey.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it will be back nextLoved it will be back next year ( we visit mOnth of april4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMy experience with the ArtichokeMy experience with the Artichoke Grill was F A B U L O U S! Our hostess was a perfect addition to the wonderful lunch experience. We will be back, thank you!!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Secret in ScottsdaleThis is a teaching school restaurant. The food is always great but sometimes the service has "student" type issues. I have been supporting this restaurant for many years and would highly reccomend it. They give it 100% each time even with a mistake sometimes with a new class of students. The price is around $22.00 per person plus a tip. They dont offer alcohol. You get to grade the students each time so that is fun to do. Also there are four courses to each dinner. The menu rotates and is very good. This is a huge bargain and can be very entertaining. The food is always fresh and you will make friends with the staff over time. A real treat.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was just great...willEverything was just great...will back again and again...but hard to get a reservation....Nina4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food beautifullyDelicious food beautifully arranged on the plate. Server was very helpful and even gave us a tour of the kitchen after our meal. Tried to make reservations for 2 weeks after our dinner and they were already all booked up. A busy place with excellent food.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was very good, exceptThe food was very good, except our bass was undercooked and we had to sent it back. The ambiance was very nice and the service was excellent.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMTry it...for a fun night!It was fun to see students working with a high level of skill. The food was very good and the five courses were not too large. The overall meal was very satisfying. They asked for a donation to the culinary school rather than a tip. That is how to get the diners involved! I would return again. The menu changes and can be viewed on line...great idea.
No alcohol is served but they did offer a tasty non-alcoholic beverage, called sangria.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful meal, sat for 90wonderful meal, sat for 90 minutes enjoying the courses and the conversation.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu is extraordinaryThe menu is extraordinary and prepared to perfection. I had the chili relleno and it was the best relleno I ever had. The iced tea was excellent as were the desserts. The brownie was to die for! All for an extremely reasonable price. You would never know that students prepared the food. It is a hidden gem on the Scottsdale Community College campus.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe presentation, deliciousThe presentation, delicious 5 courses from appt-dessert were outstanding!3/8/2013 12:00:00 AM