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.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
Wildfish Seafood Grille - Scottsdale reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (86)fit for foodies (66)romantic (57)notable wine list (37)vibrant bar scene (27)neighborhood gem (26)good for groups (20)great for outdoor dining (17)hot spot (12)late-night find (10)great for lunch (9)scenic view (5)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Great Seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Not sure why Wildfish is not a more top-rated restaurant; however, the food and service were simply outstanding! I would highly recommend it!!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • first time here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This was my first time at Wild Fish. I was extremely happy with the food and service. I will definitely be coming back here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Missed the mark.
    ChasVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had looked forward to a new fish place. Food was tasteless.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TomsRiverVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    They tried to make the food interesting by layering odd tastes - it didn't work
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful food and service
    trucowgrl
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Our food was cooked to perfection. Server knew all items on menu and offered suggestions. It was a very romantic setting and quiet. Loved being able to talk and not be interrupted but others.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal and service
    NScottsdale
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The salmon and sea bass were great. Lobster bisque soup was great as well. Excellent service.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but pricey
    PhoenixBirdVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    This was our first time at Wildfish and it was a good experience. The food was good, not great, but I would rate it a very good. The prices are high but not unexpected. The one oddity we ran across was that even though the name of the restaurant is Wildfish they only offered farm raised salmon even though it is currently the time of year for the wild Sockeye salmon run. Sooo... I had the redfish which was very good but the sauce was average. I can recommend the lobster and crab bisque which was outstanding. Service was also outstanding and they make a real effort to stay on top of your needs.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Enjoyable
    schungyVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our first time at Wildfish. Staff were attentive & very friendly. We were allowed to enjoy leisurely cocktails while we looked over the menu. We ordered a shrimp cocktail and the steak & lobster tartare as appetizers. I had high hopes for the tartare but was disappointed as it lack seasoning. Scallops & Chilean Sea Bass - the night's special cooked simply - were ordered for entrees. Scallops were exceptional - full of flavor. My dish - the sea bass - while cooked perfectly, was under seasoned. I wish I had ordered it Hong Kong style. Desserts - Godiva molten cake & Bananas Foster cake -were very good...a nice ending. Our waiter, Eric was very helpful in making our selections & there when we needed him. We will return.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Chilean Sea Bass
    ReluctantSpender
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The Chilean Sea Bass Hong Kong style was possibly the best fish entree I have ever had anywhere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • steve
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food and service are definitely upscale and well worth the money!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Most Excellent
    Rtg76
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Excellent food and service! All six of us had perfectly prepared steaks and sides were superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lily
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    WE HAD AN OUTSTANDING WAITER - ( NAME - ARI. ) EVERYTHING WAS EXCELLENT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This has become our favorite place
    Goodfood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went here for a special occasion shortly after it opened about 7 years ago. Then we didn't go here for several years. We have now been three times in the last 6 months. It is fantastic. This weekend was for our 17th anniversary and the food was outstanding as was our waiter, Eric. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delightful evening
    TravelalotVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife is very particular about the taste of her fish meals. Here she raved about how her swordfish was perfectly prepared. There are excellent various choices for other fish meals as well as meat options. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood find
    AKfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Starting with a crab cake that had NO filler that was amazing. Followed up by a starter salad (the mushroom and goat cheese) which had flavors bursting all through it. The 3rd course was market fish which happened to be a broiled sea bass. And they cooked it to perfection. My side dish was the roasted brussels sprouts which were cooked with shallots and bacon. I couldn't stop there though. To finish my meal, I had the berries and cream. What was amazing about my berries and cream was that the cream had NO added sugar. The only sweetener was from the berries. It was perfect! As for the service. It was spot on. People constantly monitored our table to be sure we were not left with empty plates or glasses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food is the best!
    Toria
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I like the calamari, its the best ever. Drinks are really good after a hard day of work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful experience!
    Angie
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall