The Best Restaurants in Phoenix, According to our Tastemakers

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.

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:Mowry & Cotton, Hearth '61 at Mountain Shadows, J&G Steakhouse Scottsdale at The Phoenician
Price Range:$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:American, Contemporary American, Steakhouse
Neighborhoods:Old Town Scottsdale, Paradise Valley
Party Size
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Date
Time
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Mowry & Cotton

$$$$·American·
Old Town Scottsdale
634 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • 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 offerings include regionall...

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Hearth '61 at Mountain Shadows

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Paradise Valley
737 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

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 what they call “edible a...

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Healthy in Scottsdale

J&G Steakhouse Scottsdale at The Phoenician

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Old Town Scottsdale
2,216 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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. Definitely one of the b...

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Scenic View in Phoenix / Arizona
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Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen

$$$$·Southwest·
Central Scottsdale
323 reviews
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion

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, the restaurant refl...

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Great for Brunch in Scottsdale

Lincoln Steakhouse at JW Marriott Camelback Inn

$$$$·American·
Paradise Valley
497 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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 charcoal oven for maxi...

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American in Scottsdale

Sel Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Old Town Scottsdale
783 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 velvet that give it a lux...

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Talavera

$$$$·Spanish·
North Scottsdale
1,566 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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 serves steak dishes and o...

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Frank & Alberts

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Central Phoenix
1,033 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Brunch
  • Business Meals

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 Resort in Phoenix. it...

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Great for Brunch in Phoenix

Bourbon Steak Scottsdale

$$$$·American·
North Scottsdale
1,773 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

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 butter and then fire them ...

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Deseo at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

$$$$·Latin American·
Scottsdale Quarter/Kierland Commons
1,525 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Romantic

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 pairs traditional Latin ...

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Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar

$$$$·Latin / Spanish·
North Scottsdale
830 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies

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. Start your meal at th...

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Kid Friendly in Scottsdale
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Roka Akor - Scottsdale

$$$$·Japanese·
Central Scottsdale
2,694 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date

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 inspired marinades and s...

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Japanese in Phoenix / Arizona

Proof at The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

$$$$·Comfort Food·
North Scottsdale
564 reviews
  • Bar Seating
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries

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 options as well as sports...

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Healthy in Phoenix / Arizona

Ocotillo

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Downtown Phoenix
1,879 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Fit for Foodies

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 style with modern looks...

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Outdoor Dining in Phoenix
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