Different Pointe of View

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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
Poised 1,800 feet above the Valley of the Sun, Different Pointe of View offers guests breathtaking views second only to the outstanding regional American cuisine that features fresh local and organic ingredients. The restaurant's mountaintop location and floor to ceiling windows provide stunning views of the desert landscape, the city's twinkling lights in the distance and Arizona's brilliant sunsets. No restaurant in the state has a longer streak of consecutive AAA four-diamond awards and Sunset Magazine named it one of the top 10 mountaintop restaurants in the nation. Valley residents have come for years to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, romantic evenings or just treat themselves to one of the most unique Arizona experiences. The Terrace Room Lounge, next to the restaurant, features one of the largest patios and a nine foot fire pit on the cliff side.
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent..!!

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AC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for a romantic occasion because of the stunning view. Go early to get a good seat for the sunset.

AA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I sent my parents to Different Pointe of View for their 27th wedding anniversary and they had an incredible time. The staff was more than accommodating while I was booking their reservation. My parents had nothing but positive things to say about their experience.
Thanks for helping make their celebration enjoyable!!

LA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An excellent experience, wonderful food, and amazing view

TR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good! Extra special treatment! Didn’t like the view. Nothing you could do about that. The smog isn’t in your area of control!!

CS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brian, John and Tunde were all attentive, informed servers. The view, rising moon and sunset were priceless. We even stayed at the downstairs patio for an after dinner drink by the fountain.

FT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We requested a seat by the window to enjoy the view at night. The only thing better than the view was the food and service from Ian. Thank you for an excellent 25th anniversary dinner.

MS
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breath taking views, fabulous food and outstanding service. Cash Taylor was our host and was delightful. Friendly, professional and made our evening dining experience one of our very best!

AP
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This place was very comforting for a romantic night. I've been in the dog house for a while now and this place was my golden ticket to get out. Nash the waiter didnt just attend us with proper services but was also a comedian. This place is a must for a romantic night out. You will make a statement using this place.

YH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant has an outstanding location with views of Phoenix. The service is impeccable and friendly. Overall prices are reasonable. The food is very good prepared with high quality ingredients. However not to my taste: too many ingredients in dishes that are prepared with complicated recipes.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect from the scenery to the service to the food!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday, nice view

AQ
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the waiter provided information about the food and wine, which was helpful when ordering food.

Y
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good foods, great service and beautiful view!

D
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a very romantic restaurant, with amazing views (aim for a sunset seating) and great food. Our server, Nash, was friendly, attentive and informative. We had a great meal, and plan to bring guests soon.

PD
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a romantic night out...Anniversary

JA
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has great service and the food and wine is good. Also the view is stunning. I would Definitely recommend trying them.

P
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service and setting! And such a great value during Restaurant week!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Food was good but service was extremely slow and inattentive. Took about an hour to get our apps and then 45min before entree arrived and my husbands drink sat empty for 20min before asked if he wanted something else. The food was good just expect more attention and service when paying these prices.

AC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the food to the service was fantastic. Will definitely be coming back!

JT
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very romantic environment, view is amazing. Waiters attitude was not the most inviting.

LT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing. And the wait staff were very knowledgeable on wines and the menu. Great experience!

SU
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent seafood entrees during a stormy evening made for memorable dining. Pumpkin cheesecake dessert with decorative candy wafers was delicious.

DW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have tried for some time now to dine at "A Different Point of View" during restaurant week. It is always the first restaurant to be totally booked! The reasons why are many.

First of all, the setting is uncomparably romantic. Driving the winding road up to the top of the hill immediately gives you the sense that this venue is special. Once inside the building an elevator takes you to the 4th floor. Entering the dimmed dining area you are presented with an unobstructed view of the Phoenix city lights.

Service was exceptional. Once seated we were immediately greeted by our server who couldn't do enough for us. You could tell he loved his job as he enthuisiastically explained how the food was prepared. Staff was very attentive in replenishing water glasses, clearing plates, etc., without being intrusive.

Our food was served in a reasonable amount of time. Not at all rushed. We chose Pesto Angliotti and Lobster Bisque soup as appetizers, both were beyond our expectations. Entrees of sea bass and steak were equally exceptional. Our compliments to the chef for his deliciously prepared sauces. We ended our dining experience with creme burlee, a family favorite.

We will most certainly return to "A Different Point of View".

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Good location ambiance and service but food was terrible especially for the high price.

FD
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server was fabulous, paying close attention to some dietary preferences and adding some humor. Fabulous view, with food to match.

AG
Phoenix
92 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Different Pointe of View has been our favorite venue for important celebrations, date night and entertaining. The food is exquisite (always choose the chef's special), the view unmatched and the service professional, caring, friendly and always just right on timing. Undoubtedly, best in the metro Phoenix area.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent date, best lobster Ive ever tasted!

TA
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great romantic place for dinner! The pork tenderloin was fantastic.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice evening, second time there ...... we’ll be back!!!!

MT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our anniversary dinner was outstanding. When I made the reservations, I requested a window table where we enjoyed our dinner and view. Louis was an excellent waiter. We shared Lobster Bisque and a salad to begin with. My husband ordered the Pork Tenderloin and I had the Chef's Special which was a Shrimp dinner. Both meals had wonderful flavors and we were very pleased. There were several desserts to choose from, however, we completed our dinner with vanilla ice cream.

NB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The view is great but it wasn't the meal we were expecting. I could certainly recommend other locations in the area for a view that wouldn't be as expensive. We didn't feel the service or food matched the value. The service especially was underwhelming and lacked a genuineness - he was more robotic and there was nothing about it that felt special.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! The 5 course route is definitely the way to go and then view of the city all lit up at night time was beautiful.

DB
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend for a special occasion meal. Our server, Brian, was friendly and professional, offering sound advice. The food was excellent and well presented. The old adage is that the better the view in a restaurant, the more mediocre the food. Different Pointe of View is the exception to the rule.

CH
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the restaurant. It was quiet and romantic. Had a great time and would easily recommend for a friend. The view from the table was impeccable.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best meal with the best atmosphere, the best service and scenery. I highly recommend and will come back the next time in Phoenix

NS
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Everything was great. Service took a bit longer than usual.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The bistro steak I ordered came out room temperature, not hot. It was good, as were the potatoes, but I wish everything on my plate was warmer. My husband found a very small bug crawling on his plate while he was eating his filet and the rice patty that it was sitting on was very underwhelming and tasteless. The large table next to us was relatively loud and underdressed, which made our special day feel a little dumbed down. Otherwise the view was beautiful, the service was good, and the ambiance was romantic.

E
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Spectacular views! The views here are worth every penny. My husband got the steak and the cheese on top was very overpowering. Besides the overpowering cheese the food was incredible! Servers were on top of drinks and very kind. Definitely recommend this place for a fancy night out.

L
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great but a mistake in the kitchen delayed the food by a ton. Manager did their best to rectify the mistake but an hour wait after ordering food for a special occasion puts a big damper on the night. Overall great view and great food just an off night for our celebration.

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