Different Pointe of View

4.8
3661 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible view, excellent service and best meal I’ve ever had. We had reservations at 5:15 at first I wanted a little later but so glad we kept the time, we got to experience the view of daylight, sun setting and night view with all the city lights during our dinner. It was gorgeous!

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Paris
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good meal with an outstanding view! The servers were charming.

KJ
vipKaitlynandJustin
County Durham
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, wine, and VIEWS. Take your honey here for a special date night, anniversary, birthday, and get that outside table!!!! WOW. Everything was excellent from the service, to the food, and the amazing views. Bread basket with dips was awesome. We got the ricotta agnolotti and a salad for starters. I got the chicken entree which I really enjoyed. Husband got the pork which was delightful. For dessert a maple pecan ice cream. Absolutely incredible.

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ChrisM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful place! Fantastic view and ambiance. Excellent service.

MP
MarkP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambience, excellent service and great cuisine. Second time to dine here and will certainly do so again!

KT
KimT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Over priced. Food is not good quality. Portion sizes are extremely small.

CB
CraigB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my third experience here and my view has not changed each time. Outstanding food and service. The view is some of the best in Phoenix. Highly recommend if you are looking for a very good fine dining location. You wont be disappointed.

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BRJenks
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, food was delicious , bread service a little dry, but loved the butter options they give. Ordered medium steak received medium well, none of these are a deal breaker, been coming for years and will always return! Get the lobster bisque, it will change your life!!

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LaurenW
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful views! Great service, yummy food! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best wonderful experience

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aurorac
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

View was outstanding. Our waiter, Lenny went above and beyond to make our Anniversary a special evening. He was so nice he even walked us to where our shuttle was to take us back to the hotel.

DB
vipDanielB
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday. Waiter (Nate) made the experience awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luis E was a magnificent waiter who made our experience a wonder, adding fun and specialness to our anniversary. The food was delicious, exceeding our expectations for quality, uniqueness, and value.

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DaleR
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Service was great. View was amazing. Food was good could have been hotter. Overall nice experience.

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PamelaL
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view of city lights! Order dessert too, they are unique!

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MelissaS
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was amazing. The food was amazing. The waitstaff was amazing and super friendly! We had a wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Pluses: The view here is amazing. It is a great place to visit for a special occasion. Food was quite good and generous. Attentive waitstaff. The beef brisket was amazing.

Negatives: Restaurant called me day prior to say patio closed for special event. That is one of the prime reasons I wanted to come to this place. Quite disappointed. Missed out on sitting outside on a beautiful night. They should have notified me way earlier.

While waitstaff was attentive, it was really too much and too hurried. No time to really enjoy your drink, your salad or your meal. Had to stop them 3 time from taking me plate.

Waiter was good but a bit abrupt.

Sea bass was VERY salty. Bricket was very tasty albeit luke warm.

Note: They do not allow a corkage, so you are forced to order off their wine list. I had a very good bottle of wine which I could not enjoy.

This whole place just feels a bit dated, like dining was in the 90s. Entryway is a bit drab and run down. The menu is good but not very inventive. The bread was a bit stale and tasteless.

Finally, bring a sweater. It was freezing in the dining room and my date had to wear a tablecloth(I'm not joking) to stay warm on a night where we expected to sit out in 78F weather.

Overall I'd give it a solid B.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food and the view was fantastic! Unfortunately the service was a major let down. Besides being incredibly slow, they were not overly attentive and when our entrees finally came, they brought fish to one person who had ordered short rib. They did try and tide him over with Lobster Bisque but it completely ruined the pace of the entrees. We were there celebrating a birthday and were charged for the birthday dessert and no consideration for the incorrect entree. Disappointed.

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vipTravel21
West Palm Beach
38 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Obviously the view is fantastic. Was pleasantly surprised by the good service with all that’s going on. Had pork belly and crab cake for appetizers and both excellent. Although others loved the shrimp and scallops, Try the risotto!

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StacyB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting with impeccable service and food for a special dinner.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a truly amazing experience. Breathtaking views, excellent service, and delicious food!

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DelH
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, views, and service were amazing. Richard, was awesome. Makes sense that he's been there for over 20 years. He's a gem.

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vipPersonalConsumption
Las Vegas
19 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

- biggest complaint … the bar was closed for a private party and when i spoke to the restaurant 2 days beforehand and Specifically asked about the bar and getting there early they did not inform me that it was reserved. So we got there an hour before our reservation and were unable to use the bar.

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EmmaR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place was amazing!! I had requested patio seating in my reservation, but unfortunately we were not able to sit outside. We could still see through all the windows though. Our waiter was exceptional, definitely the best service I’ve ever received, he was honest about the drinks and food and kept bringing us treats at the end!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was excellent. Food, service, view couldn’t have been better

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vipBookwurm308
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stunning views from the comfortable upscale dining room. Creative menu perfectly executed. Friendly, efficient and attentive service. Wonderful evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are a retired couple with birthdays in Oct. this was a gift to ourselves and it was great. Never have dined here before. 5 pm reservation and they were spot on time. Choice of inside window or out. We chose inside and its great by the window. Saw all the beautiful scenery changes from light to dark.
The staff is welcoming and completely embrace giving you a five star experience. We are not regular “exquisite dining” people and they quickly made us feel at ease.
The food is nothing but wonderful. Beautifully and artfully presented and never were we rushed from appetizers to entree to dessert to coffee and even picture taking!
Totally enjoyable!

WJ
WhitneyJ
Central Texas
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was cooked to perfection. Enjoyed the choices that accompanied the bread.

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Kiley
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my birthday and it was amazing. I'll be back

DS
DeeS
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from the moment you enter the place. Great wine selection and the scallops were amazing! Would highly recommend every guest to try the crab cake! Beautiful view as well! Overall great experience!

TC
TabithaC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable view and food. I got the filet and it did not disappoint. The truffle sauce wasn’t over powering for the steak as well. Our server Ian was hugely knowledgeable and helpful. The lobster bisque was very flavorful and well balanced. Get the good the bad and the old fashioned.

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licely
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary dinner and had nash as our server and he was amazing as was the food, drinks, drinks and views. I highly recommend we will be back.

NG
NikitaG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are looking for a place to eat that is truly astounding. Then A Different Point of View is where you should eat.

It is a restaurant that is good for all occasions. My husband and I went for our anniversary, but there were people there for a family dinner, date night, etc.

The view you get when eating is the best view in town. The restaurant is literally on top of a Mountain. So you over look parts of Phoenix while dining on some of the best food I have had in Phoenix.

The people who serve you truly care about your experience.

If I had been staying in Phoenix longer then I would have eaten here more than twice!

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vipSteve
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most reasonable cost places of 5 star caliber in all characteristics

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful a beautiful date location!!

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patricia45
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was our 10th anniversary and we had promised ourselves we would return to Different Pointe of View to make this extra special. It just wasn't anything special like our other special trips. Service seemed some what adequate but by a waiter who obviously tried but was very rushed. Yes we came at 5:30 which I didn't realized what a decline in experience it would be. The meals were ok but not great. It seemed most things on the menu now are spicy and the vegetable combination for non-spicy choices seemed unusual. the waiter did put the spicy sauses on the side for the scallops and shrimp The waiter recommended short ribs to my husband. It came with brussels spouts. Ask a dozen men - how many of them love brussel sprouts. We wish we had celebrated at a local Italian restaurant.

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Snooks
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been enjoying this restaurant for well over 30 years. It has always been top notch and never let us down.
Having said that it’s overdue for an interior update to its furnishing and finishes.

AC
AndrewC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Ambiance and city views were its best features! Was hoping food was better, but it wasn't bad. Service was excellent. If there was a "Romance" category it would get 6 Stars!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Awesome view. Good food.

DC
DaveC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an awesome experience, the people working there made all the difference... they took care of us even though my reservation was made on the wrong date, they got us in and were very pleasant and professional.

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Different Pointe of View is rated 4.8 stars by 3661 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.