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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Village Tavern Scottsdale reviews from OpenTable diners
146 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (83)great for lunch (58)good for groups (32)special occasion (30)fit for foodies (21)great for outdoor dining (20)vibrant bar scene (16)kid-friendly (12)romantic (11)great for brunch (11)notable wine list (9)late-night find (8)hot spot (7)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Brunch was wonderful (and I didn't have to cook)...celebrated 2 birthdays. Will be back soon to try dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A HIDDEN GEMS IN SCOTTSDALE
    xnycopVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    From the greeting at the reception desk, to their careful honoring or reservations and their great food and service, we love the Village. Special kudos to the bar staff. Ashley, Amy, Rick and Lorenzo are always there for you serving generous drinks and excellent food. Their Prime Rib is better than the Prime Rib at most of the local steakhouses. Prices are great and the Happy Hour offers premium brands at bargain prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great
    JanetVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Always a good dining experience and the varied menu gives you a different choice each time you are there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scottsdale
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Service was very good. Took special care of us and saw to our needs. Food was average and price was on the high end for what you got. It can be seen that the restaurant spent a bundle on improvements to the facility and they need to recoup in the price of food but it was not that great. Prices need to be lowered by approximately 20%.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    As usual, the food and service were great. Their flexibility is making substitutions is appreciated and not something you can take for granted when dining out. I recommend making reservations at lunch time as it is always packed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RenoF250
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Nice menu selection. We were all happy with out meals.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SO SO
    SEB1
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Came here 1st time. Was given rave reviews ahead of time. Was disappointed in quality of food. Also for a lunch setting it was quite dark.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Resturant was Hot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    The air conditioning was broke and made for a misreable experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed this time
    luv2bnaz
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We have been to the Village Tavern many times but this time they changed the menu an the chef didn't seem to be up to speed. I ordered fish tacos and the fish was in large pieces, burned on the edges and the tortilla shell fell apart. My husbands chicken sandwich had so much caramelized onion on it he couldn't pick it up. We both ended up eating our dinner with a fork. Always before when we mentioned our guest was having a birthday (60th on this occasion) we were welcomed at the door with a Happy Birthday and the birthday guest received an small ice cream dish. Very disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Casual Venue
    AletheaVIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Myself and friend went for a later dinner, and dined at the bar. Drinks, food, and service were all very good. Will be back again another time!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LeeinScottsdale
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Restaurant is qiet which makes it a great place for private dinners. I have a set dinner apointment every two months and my choiceis always Village Tavern. Service is escellent, the servers are always courteous and friendly. Ijsually have the Scallops and I think the dinner is outsatanding. I have arecommended Village Tavern on several occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business lunch
    MDA1
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    great for business lunch. Food and service were perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wrong sandwich
    BizalB
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I had my heart set on the cowboy chicken grill sandwich but was served another chicken sandwich in error. I was with business partners and did not want to point it out to the server and make everyone wait while mine went back to the kitchen so I ate what I was served. Unfortunately it was a disappointment and I would have expected better service from this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Find Another Place
    JDogg
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    My reservation did not do me any good. The appetizer we were able to get once someone finally took our order was disgusting. Luckily no one would take our dinner order so we simply left. One thing they were really good at is apologizing and saying this is not their "usual level of service."
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Love2eat
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Village Tavern has consistently wonderful food! We ordered differently than ever before and found all to be new favs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Salad and Pizza
    Finelychopped
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The crispy chicken salad was tasty and well seasoned. I had the salad finely chopped and it was easy to eat over a business lunch. My guest and I split the salad and ordered a pizza, that was equally as good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Evening with Friends
    Flagstaff3018
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Our experience was pleasant. The server was friendly, most of the food was delicious and served in a timely manner. Server overcame my overcooked flank steak by taking it off at the close of the meal. He kept me from sharing that the meal I received was less than superior, but sharing with others how he overcame what he observed, despite me saying it was "ok" to eat! Thanks for stepping up. VT has a nice varied menu and is perfect for a group or just a night out as a couple. It has a warm ambiance and keeps you wanting to come back and try new menu items. They need to build one in Northwest Phoenix where I live! I drove 45 minutes to get here, andoverall, well worth it!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, great decor, happy hour
    Beachluvr
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Warm and inviting decor with great food and diverse menu. Had happy hour pricing on wines which made the wine extensive wine list extremely affordable.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Great Service!
    east2west
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    It's been a few years since I was here last. That's only because it's a bit of a drive from where I live. Then like now the food was superb and the service excellent. Have the best crab cakes and crab dip appetizer. Being originally from the east coast it's almost impossible to get good crab cakes in Arizona. If I lived close to this restaurant I would dine here every week.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food not cooked as ordered
    Henry
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    My food was not cooked as ordered. I asked for flank Steak to be done med. Rare and they served it rare and in a couple of pieces it was raw. Manager came by and asked about food and I stated that it was not med. rare but showed him the raw meat. he took it back and it was replace but not as much as was taken away.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dmrdiner
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Office lunch meeting for 6. Everybody raved about the extensive menu choices! When we all finally deciding on what to have, we were all more than pleased with our choices. Fish tacos are yummy! Entire table agreed, the House potato chips are delicious!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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.
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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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  • 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
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.