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
  • Great light, late dinner
    Njkaye
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Waiter suggested the bruschetta and it was great! Barbecued chicken flatbread was very tasty as was the chicken teriyaki. All in all, great food and great service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Place
    DaveUVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Always a great experience dining at the Village. Have never had a bad experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Evening
    GinaD
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere, food & service. Bobby at the bar was terrific in all aspects from service to conversation. Our server was wonderful as well. We shall return with 100% confidence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great server
    BabsVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We enjoyed our meals and the server was delightful
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Excellent
    LoveToDine
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    I have been going to The Village Tavern for years for both lunch and dinner. I love that it is a restaurant that not only has amazing food but one in which you can actually have a conversation with your fellow diners as the noise level is not off of the wall. Absolutely love the food, service and ambiance here. This is a very special place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected surprise
    extinex
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I loved the menu, so much variation and so many options. All the way from burgers to tacos to Maryland crab cakes to shrimp and grits. Just a great menu. And everything reasonably priced. I ordered shrimp and grits and my partner ordered crab cakes, we shared. Plenty of excellent food. I loved the privacy of the booths. The staff were wonderful, kind friendly, nothing was a trouble. I was surprised to find that my favorite cocktail a "Dark and Stormy" was available which is unusual I never find it anywhere. It was also very authentic, it is a Bermuda cocktail and the ingredients were Goslings Bermuda black rum and also Goslings ginger beer. There are just so many restaurants in the Phoenix area but this is my new favorite place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    HungryVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great place to grab a bite before a movie. Service, food and ambiance perfect for a date night
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flank Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The flank steak was very chewy and tough. I wouldnt order thai dish again. Also the black beans that were served with the dish were not fresh.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not up to previous visits.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Long time guests. Reserv handled and were seated promptly. Took the waiter longer than reasonable to take drink order and deliver water. Menu has been revamped & not for the best. Heavy steak emphasis. No pork entrees and 5 out of 6 pasta dishes contained chicken. And who eats a pimento BLT? Why would you add fries and black beans to a flank steak entree? Too many carbs, too heavy. Brought to the manager's attention that menu did not meet previous expectations and he said he felt uncomfortable with our complaints and said that a new executive chef had redone the menu and we should contact their corporate hdqtrs. And continued to argue. In his defense, he did comp our meal but it was not the best we have had there. Won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Village Tavern
    peanut95
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were celebrating a birthday with family and made a reservation accordingly. We love the Village Tavern and have been coming here for years. They never disappoint. Our server was fantastic and the food was very good. I ordered my all time favorit, the Shrimp and Grits, other family members order the Flank Steak, Fish and Chips, and the Chicken Colorado. Everyone was very happy with their selection, however I was not as happy with my Shrimp and Grits. The overall flavor is not what I remembered and the grits were quite runny. The server was amazing and bought us a piece of their signature dessert, Warm Butter Cake. Well that just made up for everything! The cake was absolutely amazing and we ate everything and licked the plate!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great - As Always
    Violet07
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    One of our favorite neighborhood spots. Food is always great, service friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise Level
    2diners
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our food was good, server was great, but the noise level from the kitchen was annoying. A lot of commotion and dropping of loud objects that was objectionable. Not the place for a good conversational type of evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    MargieAlbert
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great service, friendly and inviting and the food was terrific! Our party of 6 included someone in a wheelchair - they could not have been more accommodating. You can't go wrong at Village Tavern Scottsdale!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food
    elfood
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Good filet mignon. The atmosphere was nice and fairly private, but just slightly old. It could use some music to liven the place up, even classical music, to appeal to the older crowd maybe?
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good dining experience
    SandyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This is a dependable neighborhood destination with a variable menu for all kinds of appetites. It is popular with the early diners but supports an active and energetic happy hour. It has a loyal following and is always busy. You can have a full entree of good steaks, fish dishes or just a light entree salad and sandwiches at dinner. All the tables and booths are comfortable and it is popular even for many loyal single diners. The service is friendly and the food is dependable from one time to the next. Good place to teach young grand kids in my case the points of finer dining from quick fast food restaurants. It's a restaurant you can count on like an old friend to serve tasty food, good value and leave in a good feeling.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EXCELLENT ENTREE AND SERVICE
    PapadonVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food was excellent and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • notafan
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Great food, great ambiance, even greater service. We were a group of six and the noise level was not energetic, it was over-powering. The acoustics are such that it seems everyone is sitting at your table and everyone is talking at once. Might be good for couples if they sit side-by-side and talk directly to each other.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our Favorite Restaurant
    lhwcc82
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We LOVE Village Tavern!!!. We go for special occasions ie: birthdays, anniversaries, holiday dinners etc. Our kids love their food and we love it as well. You won't be disappointed by trying it :-)
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    Lin2
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a delicious and relaxing dinner with friends from out of town. Our server, Giles, was excellent. I appreciate that we were able to relax and talk in a quiet atmosphere with great food.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • chef1942robear
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
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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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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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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    • 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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  • 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
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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
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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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.