Best American Restaurants in Downtown Phoenix

Durant'sDurant's
(3689)
$$$$
American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix
Blue Hound Kitchen & CocktailsBlue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
(1074)
$$$$
American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix
Palette at Phoenix Art MuseumPalette at Phoenix Art Museum
(166)
$$$$
American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix
The Arrogant ButcherThe Arrogant Butcher
(2150)
$$$$
American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix
Pomelo at The OrchardPomelo at The Orchard
(243)
$$$$
American | North Central Phoenix, Phoenix
District American Kitchen and Wine BarDistrict American Kitchen and Wine Bar
(908)
$$$$
American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix
Hard Rock Cafe - PhoenixHard Rock Cafe - Phoenix
(56)
$$$$
American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix
The TavernThe Tavern
(227)
$$$$
American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Tarbell'sTarbell's
(1796)
$$$$
American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Phoenix Ale Brewery Central KitchenPhoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen
(68)
$$$$
American | North Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Seasons 52 - PhoenixSeasons 52 - Phoenix
(3510)
$$$$
American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Artizen Crafted American Kitchen and BarArtizen Crafted American Kitchen and Bar
(209)
$$$$
American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
RokerijRokerij
(678)
$$$$
American | North Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Beckett's TableBeckett's Table
(2323)
$$$$
American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Southern RailSouthern Rail
(696)
$$$$
American | North Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Best Italian Restaurants in Downtown Phoenix

Alexi's GrillAlexi's Grill
(674)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix
Mancuso's RestuarantMancuso's Restuarant
(410)
$$$$
Italian | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix
North Italia – ArcadiaNorth Italia – Arcadia
(1241)
$$$$
Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
L'AmoreL'Amore
(767)
$$$$
Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
AvantiAvanti
(1065)
$$$$
Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Bar PesceBar Pesce
(707)
$$$$
Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Tutti Santi - PhoenixTutti Santi - Phoenix
(558)
$$$$
Italian | North Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Aiello's East Coast ItalianAiello's East Coast Italian
(128)
$$$$
Italian | North Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Tomaso's - PhoenixTomaso's - Phoenix
(1024)
$$$$
Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Casa MiaCasa Mia
(891)
$$$$
Italian | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Dahl & DiLuca Ristorante ItalianoDahl & DiLuca Ristorante Italiano
(1895)
$$$$
Italian | Sedona, Sedona / Flagstaff / Prescott
Tutti Santi ScottsdaleTutti Santi Scottsdale
(1394)
$$$$
Italian | Scottsdale Quarter/Kierland Commons, Scottsdale
Marcellino RistoranteMarcellino Ristorante
(839)
$$$$
Italian | Old Town Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Local Bistro + BarLocal Bistro + Bar
(1379)
$$$$
Italian | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
North Italia – Kierland CommonsNorth Italia – Kierland Commons
(2253)
$$$$
Italian | Scottsdale Quarter/Kierland Commons, Scottsdale
Pomo Cucina & PizzeriaPomo Cucina & Pizzeria
(719)
$$$$
Italian | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Bottega Pizzeria RistoranteBottega Pizzeria Ristorante
(194)
$$$$
Italian | Glendale / Peoria, West Valley
Tommy V's Urban Kitchen and Bar ScottsdaleTommy V's Urban Kitchen and Bar Scottsdale
(988)
$$$$
Italian | Old Town Scottsdale, Scottsdale

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Downtown Phoenix Restaurants

Durant'sDurant's
3689 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

This is and always will be my favorite place to eat ! More

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Alexi's GrillAlexi's Grill
674 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

I had not been to Alexi's in a long time. Now I realize how much I missed it. I made a reservation there for a business lunch (I was being interviewed for a magazine) because it is a quiet, classy location in central Phoenix. Being a native New Yorker, I love the authenticity of Alexi's Italian food. There are not that many places in Phoenix that know what a piccata dish is, much less how to make a great one. Add to that the intimate decor, reasonable costs, and great service, and you have an excellent spot to bring clients, business partners, out-of-towners, etc. More

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Nobuo at Teeter HouseNobuo at Teeter House
666 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

Spectacular as always. This place is an incredible combination of authenticity, innovation, and execution. Incredible flavors at every turn, great service, and actually a very good value. I always look forward to my next experience here. More

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Taco Guild GastropubTaco Guild Gastropub
10 reviews
$$$$
Gastro Pub | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

Never dissatisfied when I go dine at Taco Guild, quality food. More

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The Breadfruit & Rum BarThe Breadfruit & Rum Bar
775 reviews
$$$$
Caribbean | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

If foodies are snobs, then call me a snob. After my meal at The Breadfruit and Rum Bar, you can also call me a deliriously satisfied snob. It was our 3rd date, and she loves great food perhaps even more than I do. So the bar for our mutual satisfaction was set pretty high. TB&RB cleared that bar with ease. We started with cocktails. Our waiter Isaac suggested the "Tamarind Ball II." I'm a whisky guy myself, but this is a rum place. So Isaac recommended the "Punch Bowl Special." We were each blown away by the flavors, balance and complexity of our drinks. For appetizers we chose the "Appleton Rum Sea Scallops" and the "Pepper Shrimp." The scallops were perfectly prepared. Grilled and crisp on the edges yet soft and buttery on the inside. Perfectly seasoned as well. The Pepper Shrimp was perfect and the spices were seriously hot, (which I like - a lot!) Deserving of special mention were the "fried greens" that came with the shrimp. Delicate leafs of - what? baby spinach maybe? - crisp and perfectly seasoned with salt. Paired with the shrimp, the greens elevated this already excellent dish to a whole 'nother level of awesome. For entree's, she ordered the "Jerk Pork and Polenta", I took the "Steamed Clams." Entree's of course call for new drinks. She ordered the "Kingston 5" and I had the "Johnny Appleseed." She loved the polenta and the pork was exactly was hoped for - tender, flavorful, delicious. My huge bowlful of beautiful clams were swimming in a spicy, jerk-based sauce. They were perfectly cooked, tender without veering over into chewy, yet still inhabited that spice/salt/heat world characteristic of jerk flavors. We finished the evening by sharing a mug of hot buttered rum. As awesomely good as everything else was, the hot buttered rum was the coup de gras. Rich buttery flavors, warm rum, silky texture, a mountain of freshly whipped cream. That drink was perfection. TB&RB was worth every moment and every penny. Go. Enjoy. Return. More

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Barrio Cafe Gran ReservaBarrio Cafe Gran Reserva
443 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

Great service and food! I’ll definitely be here again! More

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Christo's RistoranteChristo's Ristorante
58 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

This has been our favorite restaurant for years. Never a bad meal. Something delicious for all tastes. Good wine list and excellent service. More

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OcotilloOcotillo
903 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

Had a great time incredible atmosphere I will go back More

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the larder + the deltathe larder + the delta
30 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

Great food and service. Perfect for a nice long business dinner More

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Mancuso's RestuarantMancuso's Restuarant
410 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

Excellent steak and veal. Great service More

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The Arrogant ButcherThe Arrogant Butcher
2150 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

Great pre Suns game dinner - prime rib, pork schnitzels, burgers - all were very good. Our server was dialed in and did a wonderful job! The six of us were quite happy and very satisfied when we walked out of the door! More

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Casa CorazonCasa Corazon
35 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

Creative menu. So many salsa choices. Mexican food from the southern states of Mexico, not Sonoran style. Beet/red chile enchilada sauce was delicious! Adorable, remodeled, historic red brick house. Main waitress is very knowledgeable about the menu. She may have been the owner. More

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District American Kitchen and Wine BarDistrict American Kitchen and Wine Bar
908 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

Who would have guessed that a hotel restaurant would be so very 5 star? The waiter was excellent, the table afforded lots of people watching and the food was delicious. We were pleasantly surprised to get free valet parking. The prices were as reasonable as one could expect in any downtown. We will go back when we attend our next symphony performance. More

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Blue Hound Kitchen & CocktailsBlue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
1074 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

Great for a special occasion: food was delicious & portions were just right (not too big). Drink menu was unique & a definite if you like to try new things. More

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Paz CantinaPaz Cantina
17 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

Guacamole, queso, Sonoran dog were all amazing. The seasoning on the corn was not. Definitely recommend getting a table for better service. Trying to order a drink from the bar without a seat has been a disappointing experience on a couple occasions, but service is excellent from a table. More

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Province Urban Kitchen & BarProvince Urban Kitchen & Bar
495 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

Very friendly and competent management and servers. More

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Copper Blues Rock Pub and Kitchen - PhoenixCopper Blues Rock Pub and Kitchen - Phoenix
26 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

Great place. Loved the vibe. Great food and drinks. More

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Palette at Phoenix Art MuseumPalette at Phoenix Art Museum
166 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

Lovely, relaxing setting, very good food, and our server, Teresa, was gracious and friendly, and accurate. Nice to be able to hear each other! A fine experience. More

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Match Restaurant & LoungeMatch Restaurant & Lounge
245 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

Great food great atmosphere and great for dates. It is one of the best places in Phoenix that people don't know about yet. More

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Hard Rock Cafe - PhoenixHard Rock Cafe - Phoenix
56 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

Great service very average food. Location is excellent if you’re going to Talking Stick. More

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The Liberty KitchenThe Liberty Kitchen
2 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

My biggest complaint is a limited, but interesting menu to begin with, that found the restaurant out of several of the items that we as a group of 6 ordered. That sets a bad stage...and does not encourage a return trip. As we got there at lunch opening...there is no good reason to not have these items except poor planning. More

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SunUp Brewing Co.SunUp Brewing Co.
10 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

We had a great experience Michael the server and bartender was amazing with our group of 14, made our experience perfect. More

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Downtown Phoenix Diners' Choice Winners

Downtown Phoenix's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Durant'sDurant's
3689 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

This is and always will be my favorite place to eat ! More

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Alexi's GrillAlexi's Grill
674 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

I had not been to Alexi's in a long time. Now I realize how much I missed it. I made a reservation there for a business lunch (I was being interviewed for a magazine) because it is a quiet, classy location in central Phoenix. Being a native New Yorker, I love the authenticity of Alexi's Italian food. There are not that many places in Phoenix that know what a piccata dish is, much less how to make a great one. Add to that the intimate decor, reasonable costs, and great service, and you have an excellent spot to bring clients, business partners, out-of-towners, etc. More

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Nobuo at Teeter HouseNobuo at Teeter House
666 reviews
$$$$
Japanese | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

Spectacular as always. This place is an incredible combination of authenticity, innovation, and execution. Incredible flavors at every turn, great service, and actually a very good value. I always look forward to my next experience here. More

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Taco Guild GastropubTaco Guild Gastropub
10 reviews
$$$$
Gastro Pub | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

Never dissatisfied when I go dine at Taco Guild, quality food. More

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The Breadfruit & Rum BarThe Breadfruit & Rum Bar
775 reviews
$$$$
Caribbean | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

If foodies are snobs, then call me a snob. After my meal at The Breadfruit and Rum Bar, you can also call me a deliriously satisfied snob. It was our 3rd date, and she loves great food perhaps even more than I do. So the bar for our mutual satisfaction was set pretty high. TB&RB cleared that bar with ease. We started with cocktails. Our waiter Isaac suggested the "Tamarind Ball II." I'm a whisky guy myself, but this is a rum place. So Isaac recommended the "Punch Bowl Special." We were each blown away by the flavors, balance and complexity of our drinks. For appetizers we chose the "Appleton Rum Sea Scallops" and the "Pepper Shrimp." The scallops were perfectly prepared. Grilled and crisp on the edges yet soft and buttery on the inside. Perfectly seasoned as well. The Pepper Shrimp was perfect and the spices were seriously hot, (which I like - a lot!) Deserving of special mention were the "fried greens" that came with the shrimp. Delicate leafs of - what? baby spinach maybe? - crisp and perfectly seasoned with salt. Paired with the shrimp, the greens elevated this already excellent dish to a whole 'nother level of awesome. For entree's, she ordered the "Jerk Pork and Polenta", I took the "Steamed Clams." Entree's of course call for new drinks. She ordered the "Kingston 5" and I had the "Johnny Appleseed." She loved the polenta and the pork was exactly was hoped for - tender, flavorful, delicious. My huge bowlful of beautiful clams were swimming in a spicy, jerk-based sauce. They were perfectly cooked, tender without veering over into chewy, yet still inhabited that spice/salt/heat world characteristic of jerk flavors. We finished the evening by sharing a mug of hot buttered rum. As awesomely good as everything else was, the hot buttered rum was the coup de gras. Rich buttery flavors, warm rum, silky texture, a mountain of freshly whipped cream. That drink was perfection. TB&RB was worth every moment and every penny. Go. Enjoy. Return. More

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the larder + the deltathe larder + the delta
30 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

Great food and service. Perfect for a nice long business dinner More

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Barrio Cafe Gran ReservaBarrio Cafe Gran Reserva
443 reviews
$$$$
Mexican | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

Great service and food! I’ll definitely be here again! More

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Christo's RistoranteChristo's Ristorante
58 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

This has been our favorite restaurant for years. Never a bad meal. Something delicious for all tastes. Good wine list and excellent service. More

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OcotilloOcotillo
903 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

Had a great time incredible atmosphere I will go back More

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Blue Hound Kitchen & CocktailsBlue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
1074 reviews
$$$$
American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

Great for a special occasion: food was delicious & portions were just right (not too big). Drink menu was unique & a definite if you like to try new things. More

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Discover Downtown Phoenix

Historically known for cowboy steaks cooked chuck-wagon style, Phoenix will not disappoint when it comes to steakhouses. From high-end to eclectic to family-style, you will find a restaurant that fits your tastes. If you’re looking for something more ethnic, Mexican-influenced fare is in abundance. You can find authentic Mexican dishes like empanadas and tacos or more Americanized fare like burritos and enchiladas. If these don’t strike your fancy, Phoenix’s restaurant diversity offers plentiful American, seafood, French, sushi, Thai, and Italian restaurants. If you see fry bread on the menu, give it a try! Fry bread is a deep-fried, chewy dough sometimes eaten sweet with sugar and honey, or it may be the base for Mexican-style toppings and authentic chili sauce.