Different Pointe of View

4.8
3692 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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Anonymous2
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving and birthday

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EllanR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the Thanksgiving dinner was fantastic. Our server Richard F was awesome! He was conversative, pleasant and funny. The only thing I would say could have been better was the portion sizes. They were small for the price of the holiday meal. I would absolutely recommend A Different Pointe of View.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always - a splendid evening spent celebrating with amazing drinks, outstanding service and unforgettable food. Can’t wait to come back!

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TobyGAL
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

You paid for the view.
I was happy with my meal but not overjoyed.
I didn’t like the seating we had I was seated second to the window so most of my my view was the other diner in front. I thought at least they alternate the seating so everyone could get a better view. What’s the point of paying such expense price for the hotel food if we are viewing the necks of other diners. That was my most disappointing of the night.

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Takumi
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome views and food. A true Phoenix gem that should be a mandatory event for all who visit Arizona.

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Bailey
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was absolutely incredible - worth every penny that we spent. Our server was an absolute delight of a man who knew the menu inside and out, provided recommendations, and made the experience that much better. The view is out of this world, and is enjoyable from most any table in the restaurant. I would highly recommend dining here if you want a fine dining experience for any special occasion.

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Vero
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

This is a lovely setting and we arrived early to enjoy the sunset. The waiter was friendly. However, we were served an $80 bottle of white wine from 2014. It wasn't outright spoiled, but it was not great. It was of course, wrapped in towel and placed in an ice bucket. We sent it back and got a 2020 version--after being asked "well doesn't it taste good?" I don't think that white wine ages well and am confused why a restaurant of this stature would serve it, and at least seemingly try to pass it off to us.

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RonJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dinner experience. Family group of six, celebrating two 80th birthdays. Ian gave impeccable service: attentive, knowledgeable, not rushed, and friendly. All six of our entrés we're perfectly prepared and delicious, and the portions were much larger than I expected. The restaurant is beautiful and the views are incredible. Great value for the entire experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nash was the best waiter evrr

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing location. Forever views. Excellent service. Wonderful food. We loved it. Go early to see the sunset.

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JimD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was fantastic. The view was breathe taking.

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ChristopherT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views. Beautiful setting. Superb food. Amazing service.

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vipJoey
Minneapolis
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Fillet and scallops were Outstanding. The waiter was very nice and knowledgeable. One of the best meals we’ve ever had and the scenery was great.

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Sissy
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I've had much better food for the price. But the view cannot be beat and we had a lovely table.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great romantic dinner. Perfect for anniversary date night. Staff was great. Luis was our waiter and was so friendly and made our night better!

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SamC
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian was our waiter the evening my wife and I were there. He was extremely helpful with the menu and drink choices. His promptness was outstanding throughout our dinner. The Red Snapper and the roasted chicken were unbelievably delicious. The creme brûlée was a perfect ending to our evening. We are from Ohio and plan on traveling back to experience this restaurant again (hopefully during a sunset for the views).

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LisaA
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best service we have ever had in any dining experience. Ian was so knowledgeable and went above and beyond to make our evening spectacular. The food was amazing, the service impeccable, and the view was stunning.

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the view was amazing. Service was great all around.

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AnnaG
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The waiters were so nice and helpful and so witty!!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great! Our waiter was extreme friendly and knowledgeable about the menu! Food was delicious! Beautiful views of the city!

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vipJack
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of a kind iconic facility with panoramic windows located 1800 ft above the valley on Lookout Mountain. Fine dining at its best.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food,great service and nice quiet elegant setting. Had a really fun time!

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Brad
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We sat outside in the evening to catch the sunset and enjoy a romantic, quality dinner. Our waiter was very personal and attentive. Suggestions and recommendations on the menu were also provided. The sunset was the best part and we enjoyed the restaurant. I would recommend this place for a quality dinner.

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JoseA
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Place to eat and exceptional view at night time.

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Enjoyeatingout
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous, wonderful service right on spot and yet not overbearing or intrusive. The restaurant and view were beyond lovely. The prices seemed a bit high but what isn’t since Covid arrived.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience! Got to see gorgeous views and have amazing food. Will be returning soon!

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AnthonyS
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food beautiful views service was outstanding.

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imailingu
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This was our first time dining here. The food was delicious with beautiful presentation and service was at the level one would expect from the pricing and rating of this restaurant. Surprisingly, the carpet is old and stained, windows need to be cleaned so you can look out at the beautiful view without the water stains all over the window, and the women's bathroom is outdated. The toilet bowl has stains in it. We will most likely return once in a while and look past the things we didn't like but if we were to bring guests with us we would ask them to "please excuse the "outdated" decorum" and instead focus on the decadent meal and beautiful view. But this is likely why the owners aren't putting any money into refurbishing, the bottom line isn't being negatively affected - yet.

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jojochandler
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Fabulous food and presentation, excellent wait staff but this restaurant needs some TLC - the chair I sat is was stained (gross!).

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JosueM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This my second time coming to this restaurant. The staff and service provided is 5 stars. You are treated well and taken good care of. The presentation of the food is on point.

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hlmm
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family vacation

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it, hope to bring other friends in the near future.

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JamesW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great view, ambiance, service, and food. On site location and parking directions could be more clear, but this is the only opportunity for improvement we have to offer.
Excellent dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

For all of the awards that this restaurant has received and the price point we were highly underwhelmed. The food wasn’t very flavorful. The view is nice and the ambiance nice but at the end of the day the food is what matters. I wouldn’t recommend this place for the food.

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YousufO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Service was great. Love this restaurant

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DonnaS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The food presentation is a feast for the eye but not so much for the taste buds. The lobster bisque is too watery and too salty. We ordered short rib, sea bass and scallop w/shrimp plates. Everyone said it's "OK." The kitchen must be short staffed as it took about an hour for us to get the main course. Deserts are pricy and TINY! Service from the waiter was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Made reservations for outside seating, but was seated in the back corner. Was told if I’m not staying at hotel, it’s not guaranteed. That is not what it says when you are making reservations online. Good food, and obviously pricey but only went there for view on rooftop which we did not get.

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vipGregB
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely an excellent meal as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited a bunch of restaurants in the area for the views….this was by far the best. Service by Austin was perfect. I ordered his recommendations and was not disappointed. Showed up for the sunset but the view of the city at night, all lit up, was better! If I could rate it 10/5 I would :)

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Different Pointe of View is rated 4.8 stars by 3692 OpenTable diners.

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