Wildfish Seafood Grille - Scottsdale
Wildfish Seafood Grille - Scottsdale

Wildfish Seafood Grille - Scottsdale

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.wildfishseafoodgrille.com/
  • Phone: (480) 994-4040
  • 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
171 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (111)fit for foodies (101)romantic (70)notable wine list (62)good for groups (49)neighborhood gem (40)great for outdoor dining (40)vibrant bar scene (36)hot spot (30)late-night find (10)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Always a pleasure
    CS629VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We live very close by, which makes this restaraunt an at least a once or twice a week destination. But even if it was miles and miles away, we would still make the trip. Guests are always treated with execellent service to the most requested detail to make your dining exerience delightful. For a light dinner, I love the Mushroom Aruglua salad with lobster tacos or the sashimi. When Im hungry and desire more, you can not go wrong with the Grouper or Filet Mignon or the tasty Sole dish. We love our dining exeperience here and will return again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 52nd Anniversary Dinner
    Delighted
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Our dinner was made very special because of our server Kevin! He was very attentive to our desires and offered very helpful suggestions about the menu that made our selections meet our needs. Everything we ordered was delicious and the sordfish the best I have eaten! Our table was adorned with rose petals and an anniversary card signed by the staff and we were given a complementary dessert. Being from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, we know good seafood and this was exceptional - our complements to the chef and to Kevin and staff for a memorable evening! Oh, yes, we will be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, Great Service we'll be back for sure!!
    Doug497
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I was impressed with our waiter Dillon form the time he first approached our table, His level of professionalism coupled with his knowledge of the menu was beyond compare. We started off by sharing a yellow fin tuna appetizer, that was delicious. For entrees I had a Stuffed Gulf Shrimp that was well made and presented, the shrimp were perfectly cooked. My dining partner had the Scallops, she commented that seafood was well made the scallops were tender and well enjoyed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a surprise
    EaterVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2014
    There are not enough superlatives for this place. The menu, service and food are excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average seafood in Scottsdale
    CDB2014
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Our waiter, Ari, was great, but overall the food and atmosphere were just average. The Wildfish website gives the impression that the place is more intimate than it really is. I would have given 2.5 stars, if possible. The lump crab cake was excellent and, by far, the best thing we tried on the menu. Other items we ordered: Shrimp cocktail - it was nice that cocktail sauce and horseradish were brought so diners can mix to their own taste. Caesar salad - the "croutons" are layered toasts that are very hard to break and eat. The dressing was not very flavorful or creamy, just oily. Brussel sprouts - were boiled or steamed and then broiled to add a little brown and crispness, but by not roasting them, they didn't carmelize and were quite mushy. Market catch was Chilean Sea Bass with asparagus - fish was cooked to the right temperature, but was heavily oiled, asparagus was slightly undercooked (beyond al dente undercooked) and tough, we had to get a steak knife. Blackberry cobbler - cobbler was thin and incorporated flavors that were not described on the menu (citrus, lavender) so overall, it didn't taste as expected.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great as usual except for the smell of cigarette
    TravelOracleVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was great & the service was good. Unfortunately, when we received our food we started smelling a very strong cigarette smoke smell. It make our food less than enjoyable. They told us a large group had people going in and out to smoke a lot. It smelled like someone was smoking a cigarette at the next table. Hopefully, this won't be a regular occurrence.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Scottsdale Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had a great night at the Wildfish. The food, the staff and the atmosphere couldn't have been better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service and food
    triggerVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We had a very enjoyable evening with suerior service and excellent food. I recommend this restaurant for dates and smaller dinner parties. Because of the high ceilings the noise level is acceptable.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    TillyVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food was excellent. Server was spot on. Very friendly...Very attentive. Definitely would recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VeteransDayDiner
    VeteransDayDiner
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Took my uncle to eat at nice place made a reservation at Wild Fish. Michelle was are waitress she recommended that we try some wonderful diner suggestions. So we tried some of her suggestions they were exquisite very delicious. I would recommend that restaurant to anyone with class.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Seafood Paradise!
    AletheaVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Enjoyed the Seafood Tower for the first time. Outstanding! The Fuji Apple Salad was also a hit. Be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Al Fresco Dining
    ArchbackVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Friends from St. Louis and Houston dined here on the evening of Saturday, November 8th. Wildfish was a nice start to our vacation in Phoenix/Scottsdale. Very nice outdoor, covered terrace. Service was outstanding. Food was very good including steamed sea bass, pot stickers, Caesar salad, strip steak au poivre, Brussels sprouts w/bacon, and truffled mac and cheese. Strip steak was particularly good - cooked perfectly to medium and perfectly seasoned and not overly sauced as is sometimes the case. Manhattans were tasted artisanal - not your standard pour - and were potent. No room for dessert. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    wineandineme
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Randomly chose this place using Open Table since the reviews were great. We were not disappointed. They accommodated all our requests for sauces on the side, our waitress was very knowledgeable about the entire menu and wine list. My swordfish was overcooked although I did ask for it cooked thru. Other than it being a bit dry it was delicious. The rest of my party enjoyed everything about their meals. I will definitely visit again when I'm back in Phoenix!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mda445
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Visited 3 times on our recent trips to Scottsdale and never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    mefairgolfVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    The fish was delicious; service was excellent. I would go back and recommend it to friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood in a great setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Our group wanted seafood and checked out this restaurant online. It looked good so we decided to make a reservation. The experience was wonderful from the food service to the wine to the ambience. A great experience. If you like good seafood do not miss this place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great sea food
    par1
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Fresh well prepared sea food, nice sized potions, excellent choice of accompaniments and appetizers. Somewhat pricy but you get what you pay for.Professional waitstaff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seafood in Phoenix??
    VinceVIP
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We were impressed with the FRESH selection of Seafood, and it's preparation. The service was fine, but the food was very good. we would highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Local Gem
    BATNAVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Wildfish is a local dinning gem for superior seafood. We have eaten at this establishment numerous times and the food and the service has been consistently excellent. You can count on fresh, tasty seafood. For any special occasion or a romantic dinner, choose Wildfish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great expeience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We usually visit Scottsdale once a year. Always save Wildfish for special evening. Never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • magpie
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    great dining experience.Delicious food, attentive waiter. Just a tad loud, as www were dining with an older couple.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • hear the ocean in the desert.
    Lilo
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We had an absolutely unbelievable experience here. The food knocked me back. Seafood in the desert can be sketchy, but this rivals the seafood restaurants from my home state of Florida. And it isn't even terribly expensive. I had the Sea Bass and my friends ordered the brussel sprouts, beets, and snap peas as they were not as hungry. What a delight. The lobster bisque was loaded with lobster. Service was also delightful. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seafood Heaven!
    arigottoe
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Pricy, but worth it. Surf & Turf entree was $83! And very tasty, especially the lobster. Florida grouper was delicious. Excellent service. Dinner for 2 including a glass of wine, 2 drinks $200+tip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Again appetizer better than main dish. Asked for medium rare fish and got medium to medium well.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great escape from Dallas, TX
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    A few of us travelled to PHX for business on 10/27/14 and Wildfish was suggested. This place took us by surprise. The outdoor patio is great, lots of outdoor activity but streets aren't too heavy congested, lively but not too loud inside- you can still hear yourself talking, food selection could be broader but overall great place. It's a place similar to The Shops of Legacy in Plano, TX (if you're familiar).The macarroni melts in your mouth. Not to mention, our server Jorge was just AMAZING!!! He was not only patient with us ladies when it came to our indecisiveness on wether to sit indoors/outdoors and our drink orders but he certainly knew his menu, wine list and was quite the charm! I'll definitely return to Wildfish the next time i'm in PHX.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    SadSpottedDonkeyVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Wildfish offers an excellent menu, wine list and service. Never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We Keep Coming Back
    SharynandJohn
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This is one of the two restaurants in Scottsdale we go to when we want to treat ourselves to a great meal, Eddie V's being the other. Happy Hour is a great way to start off the evening, especially the salt & pepper shrimp. Dinner was very well done with a variety that will satisfy almost everyone's taste. Our table of three had the halibut, scallops and strip steak with a smooth pinot noir. A birthday dessert was on the house. So, with this unbeatable combination, we will keep coming back. Unless of course we choose Eddie V's for the special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Great service and atmosphere. Try the crab rice excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food and service was fabulous. The only down side I can think of is that it is very dark inside the restaurant. The waiter had to hand us flashlights in order to read the menu! We all laughed about it, but it was a bit inconvenient.... But everything was delicious.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wildfish Review
    TimW
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Our dish of Chilean sea bass was to die for--so tender and moist. My only complaint was the price. Quality food is not cheap. This restaurant is perfect for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • divasdine
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    great food and service as always..nice happy hour menu and great atmosphere....one of my favorite spots in scottsdale
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • food and service plus
    sarkscottsdaleVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Excellent service and great food that was served to us by our cordial waiter Colton ... my sister B'day was one of her best !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed in the Pot Stickers
    VinnyD
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was my first visit to Wildfish. I had made a reservation and was seated right away. The meal started with a bit of a warning flag when the pot stickers we ordered turned out to be overcooked and dry. I've gotten better pot stickers at Costco. I was hoping the rest of the meal wasn't going to be like this. Fortunately, it wasn't. My date ordered the lobster bisque, which she said was very good. For the main course, I had the chilean sea bass. It was the lightest and freshest fish I've ever had. My date had the king crab legs, which she loved. The only other complaint is that I would have liked a larger beer selection, but their emphasis is on wine. Overall, it was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fresh Seafood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Always the very best seafood in Scottsdale. Coming from New England I could tell the first time I ate here that they have a lot of seafood from the Atlantic Ocean.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Excellent service; everyone was friendly and helpful; Our waiter was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Would get 5's but $$$$
    phxfoodie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    $40 for Chilean Sea Bass is higher than any place I've been, and I've been to several premium sea food restaurants in the last few years. I would give this place great marks across the board aside from the high prices. All of the entrees are a la carte, so if you want a side, you'll have to pay $10-12 more per plate. All that aside, the overall experience was very good. Their entrees were rich with excellent sauces. The crab cake was yummy, but again the sauce made it great. I chose this restaurant assuming we could get out of here for less than what it would cost to eat at Elements, for example. Sadly, this exceeded that cost and the food, although very good, wasn't up to par with Elements.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • relaxed atmosphere
    OTIMEinAZ
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    On the way to the restaurant I walked by Culinary Dropout.....vibrant scene and a lot of energy....got to Wildfish and it was relaxed, quiet...perfect for anniversary dinner...server was awesome...the food was very good - but the filet was chewy cooked medium and the shrimp was too? I kept thinking Dominick's in N. Scottsdale had a steak with my name on it. I should have ordered the seafood but nothing really caught my eye on the menu...oh well... the server made up for it as he was very attentive...
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gotta Love Scottsdale
    Awesome48
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Sometimes, you just want to go to a great American restaurant. That's Wildfish Seafood Grille. There's plenty of options for both the conservative and adventurous diner. The quality is second-to-none. And the servers are experienced, friendly, and always on top of things. The place isn't cheap, but is well worth it. Everything comes to the table as ordered; don't worry, you won't have to send anything back. From appetizers to the "don't miss" desserts, Wildfish is a great place. This restaurant is part of a group that includes other types of dining. I've been to them as well, and am never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • grest service/dissapointing food
    rivierajohn
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    As long time customers of Eddie V's we were anxious to try Wildfish. We were greated and seated and served a fantastic martini and Michelle our server offered many wine options and we were extreemly pleased with the attention she delivered. We ordered the seafood tower and the prime rib/ ribeye bone in which is usually a very safe steak being tender and flavourful. The seafood tower was fresh and prepared well, the steak was flavourful however not tender and a great deal of grissle for a prime cut. The great service will prompt us to return however we will keep our selections to seafood. Loved the atmosphere! Next visit will be on the gorgeous deck!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappointed!
    ALMESAVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    This is one of our favorites. Food and service are always great!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.