FnB

4.7
651 reviews
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$30 and under
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Once called “the epicenter of creative Arizona cuisine” by Food & Wine Magazine, and named "Best New Restaurant" by nearly every major Metro Phoenix publication after its 2009 debut, FnB continues to receive acclaim both locally and beyond for richly flavored, globally accented seasonal menus, continually showcasing the best of Arizona's abundant farming and agricultural community. Over the years FnB has also been highlighted in the New York Times, Travel + Leisure, Forbes, Gourmet, and more.

Tucked inside the charming and historic Craftsman Court in the heart of downtown Scottsdale, FnB owes its praise and passion to owners Charleen Badman and Pavle Milic. Milic helped FnB earn early national recognition by curating the first exclusively-Arizona wine list, perfectly complimenting Charleen’s thoughtful, locally-inspired cooking. Today, Milic himself is Arizona winemaker, and FnB also offers the "Plan B" --a broad, interesting list of domestic and global wines.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(480) 284-4777
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Charleen Badman
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Private party contact
Marianne Belardi : (480) 200-5572
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Catering
Limited and case specific. Please e-mail your inquiry to: fnbarizona@gmail.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Scottsdale Rd
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Parking details
In addition to nearby street parking (5th Ave, Craftsman Court, Marshall Way...), there is a five-level free, public parking structure located directly behind the restaurant. It is accessible from either Goldwater Blvd. or Scottsdale Road, with entrances on both 3rd Ave and 5th Ave.
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Public transit
The Downtown Scottsdale trolley and Resort trolley stop near our Kiva Center location at 5th Ave & Craftsman Court regularly throughout the day and evening.
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Entertainment
When Architect T. S. Montgomery designed Craftsman Court in 1955, the complex included demonstration craft studios, art galleries and offices. Art is still created there today-- Culinary Art. FnB occupies a former working glass studio; the original designs transformed into decorative lighting. It’s a fitting home for Chef Charleen Badman; her reverence for local, seasonal ingredients, skill at combining unusual flavors, and passion for small details elevate food to art; paired with beverage selections and genuine hospitality by GM Pavle Milic, also a local winemaker. Milic & Badman grew FnB into a nationally recognized local dining gem soon after opening in 2009, and wanted both craft sensibility and urban-chic in their relocation. Serendipitously, Milic parked nearby one day; he was lured by the sign and upon entering, taken by the ceiling height windows. “It's special; it has quirks and personality. It's just perfect for us.”
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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KK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FNB is our favorite go-to place for special events in AZ. This one was to celebrate a birthday. It was wonderful.

C
Greensboro
25 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderfully creative food offerings, with many options for vegetarians. Choosing what we wanted to have among the unique combinations on the menu was a challenge - and helped us decide to select a number of appetizers for the table. We only had room for a single entree after thoroughly enjoying the apps. Great menu for tasting - you won't be disappointed!!

OT
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed the meal. Had the terrine and octopus salad to start. Cauliflower for veg and fish for main. All were above average for then price. Wine list is very good with a focus on Arizona wines. Overall a very enjoyable experience.

OT
Baltimore
54 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were entertaining out of town guests

JK
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great, knowledgeable server! Wonderful food and so interesting.

LB
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved everything about FnB! The food was unique- with complex flavors and lots of interesting dishes to share. Our server was knowledgeable and engaging and the atmosphere was warm and welcoming with a number of connected smaller rooms.

p
Cleveland
32 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

first time to visit...loved it! Not sure how we missed this place over the past 8 yrs as we visit from Pa. Will definitely be going back again! we are foodies and that was probably the best chicken dish we ever had. Don't take that off the menu! The bean appetizer was also great...very unique!

O
Omaha
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We go to FNB each year when we vacation AZ. Gets better each year! The staff is top notch!

j
New England
25 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, well-crafted meals with interesting flavors.

L
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FnB might be my favorite restaurant in the valley. It's cozy, intimate, and you're sure to be well taken care of. Don't be a hero — if you're not familiar with something on the menu, ask your server and you'll get a vibrant description of what to expect with each dish. My wife and I love to pick a couple things we know we'll like, then ask for recommendations on the rest; the service staff is amazing at helping with recommendations/suggestions, based on what you like. This is a destination I'd take any out-of-towners to just to show off Arizona cuisine.

BM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town to connect with an old friend. We really enjoyed everything about FnB...great food, fantastic service, and perfect ambiance.

DT
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The service was probably the worst I’ve had in awhile. We waited so long, I actually had to get another server to request ordering food. The food itself was good and was appropriate portion size. Overall I can’t say the experience was worth going back again

S
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We have been to Fnb many times and have enjoyed our food; however, the steak ordered was tough and the sea bass not very tasty.

JD
Denver
58 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just great, creative food. One of the best tasting dining experiences I've had. Their passion for the food comes through in the service, the taste and presentation of the food. It's all about the flavor.
I would come back multiple times in a week if I weren't headed home. I'll be back though.

S
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The dishes are always creative and surprising. The unique combinations of texture and flavor are what makes this restaurant special. My only criticism is that the vegetable dishes were somewhat bland on my recent visit in comparison to the usual explosion of flavor that is the norm. Nevertheless, this is still one of my favorite restaurants in all of Scottsdale and I look forward to my next opportunity to be wowed by their food.

n
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

terrific food. nice service. acknowledged birthday being celebrated with complimentary drink and dessert. very difficult to find even with mapquest assistance. should mention that it is off the street tucked in an alley.

q
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in the Sout Wedt - or maybe fhe dntire

F
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food quality and creativity! Sauces compliment the amazing small plates and entrees. Sweet potatoes yum! Swordfish amazing! Chocolate olive oil bake with labne ice cream, unbelievable finish.

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FnB continues to be the best place in Scottsdale!

k
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Portions are large so be wary of over ordering.

CP
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Being regulars the hostess was a little abrupt.

TE
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is truly one of the best restaurants in Scottsdale. Top quality ingredients, nice portions and big bold flavors await guests coming to FnB. Great wine list as well-- have to ask for the "full" list!!

o
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Our first time at the restaurant. We were a party of six. The service was efficient. We were expecting an outstanding food experience but were disappointed. The dumpling soup was bland, the roast chicken was outstanding but the accompanying vegetables were overcooked. For dessert we had lemon pie and cheesecake. The lemon pie had virtually no lemon flavor and the cheesecake was grainy. For the price we were disappointed.

RS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Nice wine selection. Very creative and delicious dishes.

AS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome as always.

h
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just love FnB. Food is always impeccable and interesting. Not the predictable menu choices you'll see elsewhere. Interesting local ingredients, creatively paired together. Good portions, great service, reasonably priced. Wine list is lovely. You're really missing out if you don't try FnB.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Def will be back!

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding. Season to taste and it was with the best meals we’ve had in a very long time. Would come back here in a heartbeat.

L
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was very helpful noting that plates are large and meant to share. He made excellent suggestions. The room is intimate and opens onto a garden/patio area.
Nice to go to a “Gastropub” without the noise and TVs

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We ate vegetarian. The Dodd was an awesome experience!

OT
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is excellent and earthy. You can order 3 items from each flight and that’s plenty for 2 people. Veggies are awesome. Surprised by the Arizona wine. It was quite good.

JD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Could not rave more about how great this place is. The food is exorbitantly unique and delicious and the service is top notch. Don't go in with any preconceived notions of what you do and don't like; just pick at random and trust that it will blow your expectations away.

VS
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great would recommend to anyone....Charlene is the best in the west ....

TS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most exquisite dining food experience possible! We’ve committed to come at least one time per month to experience the seasonal changes!

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our group tried several dishes and loved every one of them. The squash, chicken, eggplant, fish, and pork were all amazing. The butterscotch pudding was unbelievably good. A wonderful place. I will definitely be back the next time I come to town.

LC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superbe service, personnel chaleureux. Excellente nourriture. Très bon choix de vins

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, killer food, great experience overall. Went with an all veg meal and was not disappointed.

B
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

FnB will always be my absolute favorite. It never fails to deliver the best hospitality, fresh and local ingredients, and outstanding tastes you’ve probably haven’t experienced at other restaurants. Very artistic and welcoming.

t
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best of the best. Chef Badman gets me to eat vegetables that my mom never could.

JK
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. The ingredients are fresh and simple, yet the flavors are complex and satisfying. And the Chef always does such amazing things with radishes! Continues to be our favorite place in the Valley.

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