Wildfish Seafood Grille - Scottsdale
Wildfish Seafood Grille - Scottsdale

Wildfish Seafood Grille - Scottsdale

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.wildfishseafoodgrille.com/
  • Phone: 4809944040x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Sunday-Thursday 5:00-10:00, Bar/Lounge opens at 4:00
    Friday and Saturday 5:00-11:00, Bar/Lounge opens at 4:00

    Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Michelle Wickramasuriya
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Scottsdale Rd.
  • Parking: No
A word from Wildfish Seafood Grille - Scottsdale
The only thing primitive about Wildfish Seafood Grille is the swimmingly fresh seafood -- mostly caught the day before and shipped next day on ice. Otherwise, this cosmopolitan bistro is as sophisticated as any fine eatery in New York or Vegas. Burnished wood, dim theatrical lighting, cozy tables, a stylish exhibition kitchen and central bar with several TVs available to catch the game embellish the interior. Veteran restaurateurs Guy Villavaso and Larry Foles (Z'Tejas, Eddie V's Edgewater Grille) have created a fierce seafood-steakhouse combination, which attracts food-loving couples, ladies on a luxurious night out and sexy singles at the bar. Because Wildfish is not as wallet-busting as similar concepts in the area, go ahead and start with a spicy lump crab cake surrounded in a buttery remoulade sauce. If you're in the mood for steak, pick a finely aged filet, rib eye or veal chop.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Wildfish Seafood Grille - Scottsdale reviews from OpenTable diners
167 reviews since April 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (119)fit for foodies (79)romantic (76)notable wine list (47)vibrant bar scene (38)neighborhood gem (35)great for outdoor dining (31)hot spot (22)good for groups (21)late-night find (12)great for lunch (7)scenic view (5)great for brunch (4)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Good but room for improvement
    Pickering604
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Having been to the restaurant in Newport Beach this one is way below par. The food was a little cold and my fish entree was more a painting than an entree. All style but no substance and poorly seasoned. The appetizers were good but short on protein and long on the noodles.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My boyfriend and I dined with two out of town guests. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgable of the items on the menu. We had two bottles of wine and enjoyed appetizers. We ordered the calamari and th lobster tacos. Both were delicious. We each ordered dinner entrees and everyone was impressed with their choices. The atmosphere is great and the time flew as we visited with our friends. We will definitely return! Thumbs up to Charlie, our waiter.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent meal
    kinotom
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    One of the best meals in recent years. I was traveling and felt like seafood and had never eaten here before. The caesar salad was exceptional and the sea bass was the best I have ever had. Veggies were also delicious.. Server was great and friendly. Cannot recommend more highly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. Bad handling.
    wmjoe
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We went on 8/9/14 at 7:00 PM ish. The food was good but, didn't appreciate the mgr telling me my son is to loud. He was loud because he was tried. He is almost 2. We had taken him outside after he won't calm down and didn't bring him back in. What I didn't appreciate is the mgr coming over and saying my son was to loud. We had taken care of the situation. My family and I are moving to the area and go to these type of restaurants often. I would consider coming back if mgmt would contact me or give a reason to come back. Thank you. Joe B.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • kalhorton
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This place was great we really enjoyed our evening!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Took A Friend For The First Time"
    AletheaVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I've been to Wildfish several times in the past, and have enjoyed all of my meals. This time I wanted to share the experience with a friend. My friend enjoyed the Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Appetizer, as well as the Ahi Tuna Entrée. Ari, was a great server! Very timely and attentive. Ask for him!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a favorite...
    BigMac
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Wildfish hits a great blend of upscale but casual dining. Food is excellent, waitstaff is knowledgeable but relaxed, not pushy or pretentious. Crab cake, lobster tacos to start, oysters always fresh, and the fish specials always on target for a great meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great anniversary dinner
    Jgillespie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My wife and I celebrated our 3rd wedding anniversary by going to Wild Fish and it didn't disappoint. I enjoyed the best steak of my life and we really enjoyed the lobster taco appetizer as well. Very pricey but a great fit for any special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit pricey but great food!
    DrVon
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is a wonderful place to meet for drinks and appetizers or a full meal. The salads and crab cakes are out of this world. Prices are a bit steep but we'll keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for special occasions
    Lovenlaff
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We went here for Anniversary. Informed restaurant when I made reservations. When we came in, we surprisingle found rose petals on the table along with a card from the staff. Food was delicious, crab cakes, salmon, prime rib & lobster. Our gracious waiter informed us that dessert was on the house for our Anniversary. Wonderful surprise. So the bananas foster was even more delicious. Awesome experience for the evening. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This restaurant is one of my favorites. The service is on point, the food is delicious and the location is easy to get access. I had the filet mignon and shrimp scampi on a bed of asparagus special. An excellent deal for the price. The filet was cooked perfectly - medium and I didn't require a knife to cut it. The shrimp was also cooked perfectly, not rubbery, with a little snap when bitten. I believe the sauce was a beurre blanc, which complimented the meal. As always I will return for the well timed and friendly service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience overall
    LookingforgoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    When we walked in they told us we could sit it the bar or at a table. We chose a table in the bar and were not sorry. Server was attentive and knowledgable and the food was fantastic. We had a salad and fish and it was the best fish we've had I some time-not overpowering sauce and cooked perfectly. I don't write reviews but had to for this one. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wildfish tames your pallet
    Caynriver
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I have enjoyed Wildfish for over five years and have never been disappointed. Great service, selection, and wine list makes this a go to stop for us. A little pricy but for a good food fix we usually pick Wildfish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • jojoVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    This is advertised as inexpensive. Definitely not the case. Need to add 2 more$ to the listing. Nothing under $40.00
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    Erin150VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We love this restaurant - a little pricey, but great service and everything we order is delicious! We've been 3 times, we'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • awesome
    loosewheels
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This was my second time dining at Wild Seafood grill...I loved it..I had the shrimp stuffed with crab...to die for...I also wonderful salad. I could eat there every week..
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Healthy Choices
    AletheaVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Being that you are a seafood restaurant, I can really appreciate that there are many, relatively healthy choice options on the menu. I really enjoyed my Asian Barbequed Salmon Entrée. Plus, the Brussel Sprouts, are always a winner! Will be back to try other menu items.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a solid choice
    diamondDVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Although the halibut was likely left under a warmer too long, it was still well prepared and the scallops were, as usual, an easy winner. Fresh fish, service that's not overbearing and comfort makes Wildfish a regular choice for seafood for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sea Bass
    Juan
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    The hong kong sea bass was delicious as was the macaroni and cheese side dish.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional Food & Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Whenever we are in Phoenix & where ever we are staying, Wildfish Seafood Grille it at the top of the list. The food, service & atmosphere are amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A wonderful place to try.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We had a great experience from the hostess seating us to the great service of our waiter. The food was delicious the ambience with low lighting which made the night very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    JosieB
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    I've eaten here any number of times and have always been exceptionally pleased. I took two friends for the first time and they were very impressed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unit6511
    Unit6511
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The portion size was so-so or not very much. The service however was excellent and there was nothing that we needed we did not receive. From the waiter to the manager who were both named Eric we treated extremely good and will return based on the service alone.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fish was great! Our waiter was
    Whistlerlover
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Our waiter was wonderful and really knew his seafood. He was attentive and funny. The fish was very delicious! Food prices are expensive, but it's hard to find great fish in Arizona!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fine dining
    hfiers
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Food prepared very well. Sevice is outstanding. Price: $$$ Was a bit surprised that the lunch menu seemed to be as expensive as a dinner menu. For 2 people: salmon and ahi lunches, 1 glass wine, and a 1 salad (no coffeeor dessert) cost us $65 exc tip. Have been here for dinner also. Will return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The service and food were amazing and we will back again very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was very good with one exception
    mrmagoo
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I had the grouper and was disappointed in the way it was described on the menu from the way it was served. It was in a plate of liquid and the menu said crispy. I did not like the sauce as it had very little flavor. the fish was very well cooked and they they ruined it in the sauce. I also thought my partner's ahi was a little too rare with not enough sear. other wise it was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh Seafood & Steaks
    AZMike
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Wildfish has well prepared fresh seafood including bluepoint oysters on the half shell which were exceptional. The service was incredibly friendly and efficient. I received a complimentary desert on my birthday as well. You can't go wrong!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Freshest fish in the valley
    like2dine
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Had several fantastic dishes featuring some of the freshest fish I can recall in the valley. I have just returned from the Mediterranean where I had sampled much seafood, and these dishes would stand up against everything I enjoyed there. With such high quality fish, I was a bit overwhelmed by the preparations which might have been less complex allowing the fish to be more present. On my next visit I plan to choose accordingly. The shrimp cocktail was served with amazing sauce and "atomic" horseradish, but the shrimp themselves seemed a little mealy but I would order again just to enjoy the sauce. Finally, my table was in an area subject to foot traffic and I wish the atmosphere could have been a bit calmer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • semma31
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    food delish, ambience...very dark, server too ambitious. Too many people standing to greet you at door. I would indeed go back as food was very good and well presented. Lighting bad!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Time
    pet70
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Do not know how to start but simply to say that was our first time there and everything was great except one little hick up. The food was one of the best my wife and I has had in a long time. The place looked great the way it was laid out. Beautiful lighting. The only hick up was that we ordered appetizers and then dinner and the dinner came out when I was only half way through my appetizer causing my dinner to sit on the table while I tried to finish my App. Which was so great I had to finish it, (Crab Cake) We had the Ahi Tuna and the Shrimp/crab meat dish. Both of them were also great, the tasting of both dishes where spot on for us. We will be back for sure, we will also recommend this place to all our friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall food was about 3.5 stars
    JohnQPublic
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    MARKET FRESH FISH **** out of ***** Simply Broiled with Lemon, EV Olive Oil and Sea Salt PACIFIC AHI TUNA ** out of ***** Seared with Asian Pear, Mango, Avocado and Roasted Cashews* (Chef did not sear both sides of Ahi - If I would have had more time, I would have sent it back) CLASSIC CAESAR SALAD **** out of ***** Shaved Parmesan, Garlic Croutons and Tapenade Sautéed Spinach with Garlic and Parmesan ***** out of ***** (The Best dish) Twice Baked Potato with Bacon and Chives *** out of ***** Plate of bread offered to every table ***** out of ***** (Exceptional)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    TravelinMan26VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Fish is fresh and plentiful. Excellent oysters. Very good service. Be prepared for a $100+ dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    Beware
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Fantastic restaurant. From entering the door, service and food was great. Crab cakes and seared tuna over soba noodles were tasty. Main dishes were a nicely portioned. Sides a la cart. No room for dessert but all sounded great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top seafood choice
    Happyfoodie
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food was excellent! I had swordfish with crab topping, my companions had Salmon they raved about. The crunchy bread and salads were awesome. We were there Sat night and it was a bit noisy, but our server was great. Am definitely returning and will sit outside. 6/16/14
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SteveVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This was our first time. It was an outstanding seafood dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual dinner with friends
    PhoenixDad
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Had a great time. Able to talk but also laugh and carry on. Wonderful location in downtown Scottsdale with night life abounding for after-dinner. Food was excellent, both seafood and steak, and wine was good too. Nice job with the service - not stodgy, but very professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    brian
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    I went here for the first time 2 weeks ago and went again this past week. Two of the best meals I have had in a long time. I had salmon one night and steak the next. Both were phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great experience!
    Linds
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    My husband and I went to Wildfish for our anniversary, and it was a fabulous experience. Our waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable about the food they served. They also had a table waiting for us with a "Happy Anniversary" card on the table signed by the whole staff plus rose petals on the table for us. Our food was phenomenal and I can't wait to go back! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves seafood.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent again
    DonnyBoy
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This was our second trip to Wildfish. It was excellent ! The food was fantastic, my wife and I both had specials. She had the Surf and Turf, I sampled her steak, it was tender and flavorful. I had the Sea Bass special, it was a large portion and tasted great. The side of broccoli was a great complement to our meal. Our server was very professional and attentive. We'd highly recommend this restaurant, and will go back !
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate