Different Pointe of View

4.8
3669 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
Phoenix
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Attention to details went down a bit from last year.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Experience was wonderful. Excellent views from all tables. Food and service excellent!

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PastaPete
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just perfect! Food delicious and expert service from Luis!

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ArnieM
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family in town from back East

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vipSorayaS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It’s a beautiful setting with great staff!
Everything that came to the table was excellent from cocktails to dessert.

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RavynT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our birthday (me & my best friend) & we orderd the chicken! It was soooo good! Our server was excellent. He brought us a few special treats for our birthday! Great ambience. Will def go back to visit.

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vipKennedya
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Worst experience I have had in years …. I told my friends about this place and boy was I wrong … my waiter was very rude when my friend didn’t like her cocktail he said you took to sips of you drink when didn’t you say something earlier. Which is complete crap she tried and didn’t like the drink he was very forceful. I ordered the shrimp and I didn’t like the way it was compared I ate one he says you already ate it what did you think you were ordering . This definitely ruined my friends birthday . And when the meal came out it wasn’t even warm .. I expected the same customer service I normally get .

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BryanH
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been in two times and both times were spectacular.

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myrao
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our evening at Different Pointe of View was spectacular. We had an excellent table with a panoramic view, but in addition to the view, the food for the three of us was five star in quality. And, something that we didn't expect- the quantity we were served will give us another dinner meal each tonight. The service was excellent. We met three couples as we were leaving (all of us seniors), and we agreed it was probably our best dining experience. If we were to go again, I would choose a time just before sunset to enjoy the twilight scenery.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The views of Phoenix from this restaurant are breath taking. Mind you the price is high for this dining experience and unless you are very boujee i would leave this dining experience to a special occasion type. The food is fantastic though, absolutely intriguing recipes and fun flavours. The service is some of the best I have ever had, they really go above to give you an amazing experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food and view were amazing!!

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Kapil
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent first time visit. We are Vegetarian and our Server Lewis made sure we felt comfortable. Even though there are few Vegetarian options for us, Lewis really helped us explain about different options and also helped customize them as needed. It was my wife's Birthday. I was not sure about any cake options over there but Lewis once again helped here by a little cute cake that really made our day. Overall, it was a nice memorable visit. We really liked it. The Cherry on the cake was Excellent views!

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MrAcosta
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing experience! With a beautiful view of the city, and a delicious menu, prepared to perfection, Different Pointe of View truly lives up to the hype! The service was spectacular by everyone involved, from the host, the bus-boys and especially the servers. Definitely a wonderful place to which I look forward to returning to.

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TerryP
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has Amazing views with food to match! Go see for yourself. Set outside if weather permitting.

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AmyC
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view is absolutely stunning! Breathtaking really. Arizona brings the beauty and a Different Point of View brings ambience, fantastic service & well plated delicious cuisine for a spectacular dining experience.

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GaryL
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DPOV remains the benchmark for high end dining anywhere in the Valley of the Sun. Unsurpassed views, exceptional cuisine, and truly world class service. Lenny has been pampering DPOV guests for many years and is as good as anyone in the world at what he does and connecting with guests. Thank you DPOV for ALWAYS being the best!! Thank you Lenny for all of the great meals and thoughtful, caring, excellent service over the years. We'll be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary. The food was good, the view was incredible and the service was great. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
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 on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

KJ
vipKaitlynandJustin
County Durham
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
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 on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KimT
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

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

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CraigB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
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 on October 10, 2021
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 on October 10, 2021
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.

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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.

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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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Different Pointe of View is rated 4.8 stars by 3669 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.