The Best Restaurants in Phoenix, According to our Tastemakers

The OpenTable Team

As America's 5th largest city, Phoenix, Arizona offers plenty of cosmopolitan pursuits to delight even the most seasoned traveler. Visitors will find top-notch resorts, culture galore and entertainment for everyone - all set amid the gorgeous desert scenery. The dining scene here stands out as one of the most impressive in the country, and the array of ethnic eateries, steakhouses, sandwich shops, and award-winning haute cuisine prove it. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. If you want a meal that will knock your socks off, check out our list of the best restaurants in Phoenix.

Restaurants:Wright's at the Biltmore, Mowry & Cotton, Hearth '61 at Mountain Shadows
Price Range:$$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Contemporary American, American
Neighborhoods:Central Phoenix, Old Town Scottsdale, Paradise Valley

Wright's at the Biltmore

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Central Phoenix
1,161 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
For a totally unique culinary experience, Wright’s is definitely one of the best restaurants in Phoenix to visit. The kitchen set out to create a menu that tells the story of the ARead more
95% recommended
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Mowry & Cotton

$$$$·American·
Old Town Scottsdale
386 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
The hip, casual restaurant at The Phoenician Resort, Mowry and Cotton offers a revolving menu of seasonally influenced dishes created by Chef de Cuisine Tandy Peterson. The offerinRead more
81% recommended
Outdoor Dining in Phoenix / Arizona

Hearth '61 at Mountain Shadows

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Paradise Valley
550 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
Heart ‘61 is part of the Mountain Shadows resort and has been attracting diners who want to check out the gorgeous space with mountain views on all sides. The kitchen prepares whatRead more
92% recommended
Scenic View in Phoenix / Arizona

J&G Steakhouse Scottsdale at The Phoenician

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Old Town Scottsdale
1,916 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
This famous steakhouse at the Phoenician Resort offers a sophisticated assortment of steakhouse classics under the watchful eye of award-winning chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. DefRead more
90% recommended
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the larder + the delta

$$$$·American·
Downtown Phoenix
111 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
The Larder and Delta considers themselves part of a new movement of chefs who work collaboratively to present local Arizona produce in a whole variety of ways. They take an inspireRead more
95% recommended
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Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Central Scottsdale
253 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Bar Seating
If you’re looking for spectacular views, Weft and Warp Art Bar and Kitchen is definitely one of the best restaurants in Phoenix to try. Located just outside the city in Scottsdale,Read more
81% recommended
Great for Brunch in Scottsdale
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Lincoln Restaurant at JW Marriott Camelback Inn

$$$$·American·
Paradise Valley
356 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
This modern-American gem serves upscale comfort food and full steak and seafood offerings at the Camelback Inn Resort and Spa. The kitchen sears meat at 1200 degrees in a Josper chRead more
84% recommended
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Rancho Pinot

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Central Scottsdale
1,072 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Fit for Foodies
Chef Chrysa Robertson opened Rancho Pinot in 1993 and the restaurant has been a staple for foodies in Phoenix every since. Her focus here is on healthful, simply prepared foods madRead more
100% recommended
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Sel Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Old Town Scottsdale
597 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Creative Cuisine
For fine dining, check out Branden Levine’s beautiful restaurant in Scottsdale’s arts district. The space features white tablecloths, white-leather seats and a wall of purple velveRead more
92% recommended
Fit for Foodies in Phoenix / Arizona
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Talavera

$$$$·Spanish·
North Scottsdale
1,506 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
The Talavera is one of the best restaurants in Phoenix for Spanish food, especially if you are a meat lover. It is the staple restaurant at the Four Seasons in Scottsdale and serveRead more
87% recommended
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Frank & Alberts

$$$$·Southwest·
Central Phoenix
956 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Frank and Alberts is a contemporary dining spot inspired by the famous architects Frank Lloyd Wright and Albert Chase McArthur. Located at the Arizona Biltmore, a Waldorf Astoria RRead more
89% recommended
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Bourbon Steak at The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

$$$$·American·
North Scottsdale
1,453 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Notable Wine List
  • Good for Anniversaries
Bourbon Steak primarily serves...you guessed it, amazing steaks. Located in the Princess Fairmont and led by Executive Chef Sara Garrant, the cooks here temper the steaks in butterRead more
Notable Wine List in Phoenix / Arizona
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Deseo at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

$$$$·Latin American·
Scottsdale Quarter/Kierland Commons
1,559 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
Deseo means desire in Spanish and this restaurant is the perfect place to go if you are desiring a perfect meal in the Phoenix area. The menu features Nuevo Latin cuisine that pairRead more
91% recommended
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Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar

$$$$·Latin / Spanish·
North Scottsdale
572 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
Toro Latin Restaurant and Rum bar is a collaboration with celebrity chef Richard Sandoval and features an exciting menu of Asian and Latin fusion in an energetic rum bar setting. SRead more
91% recommended
Scenic View in Scottsdale
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Roka Akor - Scottsdale

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Central Scottsdale
2,347 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
If you’re looking for delicious Japanese cuisine, Roka Akor is one of the best restaurants in Phoenix to visit. The menu features prime cut steaks, seafood and vegetables with inspRead more
92% recommended
Steakhouse in Phoenix / Arizona
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Nobuo at Teeter House

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown Phoenix
825 reviews
  • Tasting Menu
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
Chef Nobuo Fukuda was born and raised in Tokyo and has worked as a chef in Arizona for 30 years. This restaurant serves award-winning modern Japanese cuisine that combines incredibRead more
92% recommended
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Proof at The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

$$$$·Comfort Food·
North Scottsdale
526 reviews
  • Casual
  • Scenic View
  • Fun
This casual American Gastro Pub located at the Four Seasons Resort is a lovely setting for a laid-back meal. Diners can enjoy views of Pinnacle Peak and other outdoor seating optioRead more
81% recommended
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Ocotillo

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown Phoenix
1,451 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups
Ocotillo is a casual dining destination located in midtown Phoenix. Diners can enjoy indoor and outdoor seating options and stunning architecture that blends the native desert stylRead more
91% recommended
Great for Brunch in Phoenix
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