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The Best Restaurants in Scottsdale

Scottsdale has always been influenced by the flavors of the southwestern US, but don’t expect to eat only chorizo and street corn. This city has seen an influx of fine dining and specialties to provide diners with multiple options every day of the week. Traditional dishes have been given new life, with inspiration from the flavors of Italy, Japan, and France. The people of Scottsdale have developed a taste for good food, from some of the best classic fine dining restaurants in the state and steakhouses galore to Japanese sushi and upscale Mexican. The wineries in this area are renowned, so don’t stop at the food. With several options in the area, people can swing by unique local wineries for an afternoon of tasting.

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26 Restaurants
Updated December 16, 2021
Restaurants:Afternoon Tea – The Phoenician, Bourbon & Bones - Old Town Scottsdale, Cafe Monarch
Price Range:$$$$ - $$$$
Cuisines:English, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Old Town Scottsdale
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Afternoon Tea – The Phoenician

$$$$
English
Old Town Scottsdale
4.8
1233 reviews
Try the highly-acclaimed English tradition of afternoon tea at The Phoenician. Voted “Best Afternoon Tea” by both the Arizona Republic and Phoenix New Times, this charming spot lives up to the hype. Enjoy classical live music performed by Alan Comyns while sipping one of the finest blends of tea. Keeping in line with the English tradition, light snacks include English cucumber and hickory-smoked salmon finger sandwiches as well as pastries ranging from fruit tartlets to French macarons. Since The Phoenician draws many people, it is best to book ahead of time when planning an afternoon tea.

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Bourbon & Bones - Old Town Scottsdale

$$$$
Steakhouse
Old Town Scottsdale
4.8
2084 reviews
As the winner of Arizona Foothills Magazine’s “Best Steakhouse,” “Best Craft Cocktail,” and “Best Date Spot,” Bourbon and Bones delivers on the promise of being a hip, high-energy steakhouse that breaks the mold. The restaurant opened in 2016, serving inventive dishes including Waygu beef cooked on hot rocks right at the table and lobster mac and cheese. True to its name, Bourbon and Bones offers close to 600 bottles of bourbon, whiskey, and scotch at the bar.

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Cafe Monarch

$$$$
Contemporary American
Old Town Scottsdale
4.9
6451 reviews
Cafe Monarch embodies elegance. Named one of the top fine dining restaurants in the nation by TripAdvisor, this is one of the best spots in Scottsdale to enjoy a true fine dining experience. Diners will be served a four-course prix fixe meal with dishes like coffee-crusted venison and duck breast with foie gras mousse, among other high-end choices, including caviar sampling options and an array of desserts. While Chef Gus Lewkowicz leads the kitchen, each member of the waitstaff has also been trained as a sommelier to ensure the perfect wine is paired with every meal. With a grand stone entrance and candlelit water features, Cafe Monarch serve food with sophistication.

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Casa Mia

$$$$
Italian
North Scottsdale
4.8
1580 reviews
For a taste of traditional Italian meals, take a trip to Casa Mia. Owned and operated by a family who moved to the US from Sorrento, Italy in 1993 and opened Casa Mia in 2011, Casa Mia gives diners a chance to step into their “home” and enjoy classic dishes. Chef Danilo Sodano’s broad menu features strascinati with home-made sausage, tagliatelle with homemade meat sauce, and agnello (grilled lamb chops). The rich homemade food is served in a relaxed environment, with modern art adorning the walls of Casa Mia.

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Country Club at DC Ranch

$$$$
American
Phoenix / Arizona
5.0
172 reviews
Located on-site at the DC Ranch, the Country Club serves upscale dining in a clubhouse designed with both old world and classic Arizona architectural elements. The menu is devoted to traditional local cuisine with a southwestern twist and features a slew of appetizers and entrees. Visit on a theme night to enjoy dinner with extra flair, or stop by the Horse Bar for drinks at the club’s social center. Whether at the bar or in the restaurant, people can enjoy wonderful views of the Ranch’s lush gardens.

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Culinary Dropout at The Quarter

$$$$
American
North Scottsdale
4.7
1318 reviews
Bring on the revelry at Culinary Dropout at The Quarter, where diners can enjoy food and drinks along with games and live music. With classic local fare and entertainment since 2020, this restaurant serves up fan favorites including provolone fondue, pork ribs braised for 36 hours, and honey-drizzled fried chicken. Socialize with friends over a cocktail or an ice-cold glass of beer in a fun, festive environment.

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Desert Vista Dining Room at Vi at Grayhawk

$$$$
American
Phoenix / Arizona
4.8
40 reviews
The Desert Vista Dining Room adds a high-end touch to daily dining adventures. Located inside Vi at Grawhawk, a retirement community established in 1987, anyone in the community is welcome to swing by for a dinner prepared from the freshest seasonal ingredients. Diners can take away lunch al fresca or stay in for an evening of upscale dining. Enjoy nightly specials and a pleasant atmosphere, and save room for dessert made by the in-house pastry chef.

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Grassroots Kitchen & Tap Scottsdale

$$$$
Contemporary American
Central Scottsdale
4.7
2781 reviews
Grassroots takes local ingredients and creates dishes with a southern US influence, all from scratch. Established in 2011, this family-owned restaurant has a modern rustic atmosphere, with colorful artwork and large dining patios. Chef Christopher Collins is an Arizonian who brings his background in hospitality management to create the perfect evening for diners. Enjoy a wide range of beer and wine or sip on a cocktail while chowing down on spit fire chicken or jalapeno-cheddar grits with friends or family.

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K O'Donnell's Sports Bar & Grill

$$$$
American
North Scottsdale
4.8
199 reviews
Established in 2005 by legendary poker player Kevin O’Donnell, this sports bar has been named “The Best Spot to Catch the Game,” according to the Arizona Foothills. It was also voted Next Door’s “Neighborhood Favorite” in 2019, and for good reason. K O'Donnell's Sports Bar and Grill offers over 70 TVs, inside and out, to make sure fans can catch the game, no matter who they root for. With good atmosphere comes good food; the menu is based around locally sourced ingredients and serves up sports bar classics, including burgers like the green chili queso burger and top-of-the-line pizza like the meat lovers pie. K O'Donnell's is one of the best places in town to grab a drink and watch the game.

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Maple & Ash - Scottsdale

$$$$
Steakhouse
Old Town Scottsdale
4.7
1476 reviews
Chef Danny Grant brought his two Michelin stars to the table at Maple and Ash in 2019, pairing his talent with an award-winning wine list to create an elegant dining experience that transcends expectations. The menu serves classic wood-fired dishes, including a fire-roasted seafood tower as well as fire-seared branzino. Those undecided about what to order can choose the “I Don’t Give a F*@k” tasting option, which brings out the best Maple and Ash has to offer. Choose from a wine list Wine Spectator calls “one of the most outstanding in the world” and enjoy an evening of fine dining unlike any other.

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Marcellino Ristorante

$$$$
Italian
Old Town Scottsdale
4.7
1809 reviews
A 2020 OpenTable Diner’s Choice winner, Marcellino Ristorante transports diners across the world to Italy. Chef Marcellino Verzino brings dishes from his childhood spent in the Campania region of Italy and backs it with an “Award of Excellence” from The New York Times to create outstanding Italian food. Sit back and listen to Sima Verzino play live jazz music in the restaurant while enjoying heavenly seafood, pasta, and wild game. Opening in 2003 as a family-run affair, Marcellino has a rich menu including gnocchi, fettucine Contadina, and scialatielli alle vongole, giving diners a true taste of Italy in a setting invoking a land worlds away.

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Mastro's City Hall Steakhouse

$$$$
Steak
Old Town Scottsdale
4.6
4878 reviews
Mastro's Steakhouse has garnered acclaim from food critics for producing “masterful,” “high-end” cuisine. Opening in Scottsdale in 2002, Mastro’s embodies sophistication in all respects when it comes to seafood and steaks, using quality ingredients in menu items like Wagyu tomahawk chops and true A5 Kobe beef to delight palates. Offering a spacious, romantic dining room, Mastro's City Hall Steakhouse lives up to the standards of a classic steakhouse.

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Pitch Pizzeria - Thomas

$$$$
Pizzeria
Old Town Scottsdale
4.5
358 reviews
Pitch Pizzeria opened in 2017, bringing artisan pizza to Scottsdale. With a menu chock full of new and inventive pizzas, this pizzeria in old town Scottsdale delights dinners. In addition to pizzas with creative flavors like Thai Pie and Marsala, Chef MC brings full flavor in other inspired dishes, including pistachio-encrusted shrimp and honey chipotle pork rib. Stop by this fun and upscale spot to enjoy dinner, or try the special brunch menu with all different types of waffles.

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Pizzeria Virtu

$$$$
Pizzeria
Old Town Scottsdale
4.9
356 reviews
In 2020, James Beard award nominee Chef Gio Osso opened Pizzeria Virtu in the same location where he started his culinary journey in Arizona in 2002. Pizzeria Virtu, under the steady guidance of Chef Osso, produces world class Napoletana-style pizzas. The simple, pared-down menu features pizzas like erbazzone with mozzarella and smoked pancetta and affumicata with smoked scamorza. When paired with a tightly curated list of Southern Italian wines, these upscale pizzas—crafted by a pizza virtuoso—shine.

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Preston's Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
North Scottsdale
4.7
3870 reviews
In 1950, Edward Preston Schwerd began making waves in the meatpacking industry. Now his two sons and grandson are taking his legacy to a culinary peak. Knowing the value of high quality meat, Preston’s Steakhouse serves only the best cuts, crafted by Preston’s grandson, Chef Charles Schwerd. Using Iowa Premium Est. 8 Angus Beef, Chef Schwerd creates masterful bone-in filets and ribeyes, while also bringing seafood and chicken dishes to the table. But in this steakhouse, beef is the star of the show. This mastery has been recognized by Phoenix Magazine, The Arizona Republic, and more who recognize the value Preston’s Steakhouse puts on heritage.

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Pubblico Italian Eatery - Scottsdale

$$$$
Italian
Central Scottsdale
4.6
827 reviews
Pubblico Italian Eatery, a collaboration between Chef Danny Garcia and owner Danny Quinn to bring homemade Italian food to Scottsdale, has been in business since 2018. Classic Italian fare is served in a comfortable and down-to-earth environment where diners can sit back, relax, and enjoy the tastes of Italy. The menu features a wide range of pastas, pizzas, and more, with short rib ravioli and chicken parmesan stealing the show. With pasta made fresh each day and a specially curated wine list that rotates quarterly, this is an ideal spot for classic Italian food in Scottsdale.

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Reserve

$$$$
Global, International
Old Town Scottsdale
4.9
179 reviews
Executive chef Benjamin Wald leads diners through a 12-14 course tasting menu at Reserve in Old Town Scottsdale. A new, high-class concept from the team at Cafe Monarch, this fine-dining restaurant opened in 2020. With reservations required along with fancy dress, it’s no wonder why it was named FabAZ’s restaurant of the week. The menu shifts according to the seasons and the creativity of the chef, but recent dishes include huitacoche tamales, Miyazaki A5 Wagyu strip, and Royal Osetra caviar with potato custard. A menu this fine is only made better by a large wine selection paired artfully by top sommeliers. Dining at Reserve means dining in style.

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Ruth's Chris Steak House - Scottsdale

$$$$
Steakhouse
North Scottsdale
4.6
2965 reviews
Established in 1965 and serving up New Orleans-inspired dishes, Ruth's Chris Steak House is a classic steakhouse that is well known across the country. Inspired by Scottsdale’s many sprawling golf courses, the newly remodeled interior of Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse offers an upscale environment to enjoy steaks. Seared at 1,800 degrees and served on 500 degree plates, the steak arrives to the table cooked to perfection by Chef Christine Noll and her team. A large arsenal of USDA Prime steaks is accompanied by a bastion of fresh seafood, side dishes, and a world class wine selection. It’s no wonder this is considered one of the best steakhouses in Scottsdale.

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Sapiens Paleo Kitchen

$$$$
French
North Scottsdale
4.4
352 reviews
Chef Aurore de Beauduy brings together French cooking and a 100% paleo diet at Sapiens Paleo Kitchen, which opened in 2019 with a laid-back atmosphere and a BYOB policy. This restaurant nixes grains, dairy, legumes and GMO foods while celebrating locally sourced meats, vegetables, seeds and fruits. The menu shines, with delightful dishes including lamb shank braised in red wine and rabbit stewed with potatoes and root vegetables. Sapiens Paleo Kitchen is committed to producing high quality food in a striking and stylish location.

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Scotch Library at Westin Kierland Resort and Spa

$$$$
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Scottsdale Quarter/Kierland Commons
4.9
73 reviews
The Scotch Library at Westin Kierland Resort and Spa is a true celebration of the contribution of Scottish immigrants in Arizona. The Scotch Library opened in 2013 and boasts more than 175 single malts, in addition to several bottles of “rare” whisky imported from all over Scotland. In fact, more than half of the operating distilleries in Scotland are represented at the Scotch Library. To ensure everyone gets what they’re looking for, Scotch Library ambassadors assist guests with finding the perfect scotch. Try “An Evening of Scotches,” held on Friday nights, to taste a wide selection from this world-class collection.

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Shinbay Omakase Room by Shinji Kurita

$$$$
Japanese
Old Town Scottsdale
4.8
208 reviews
There is no menu at Shinbay, but it’s better this way, as everything is left in the hands of the James Beard Foundation semifinalist for “Best Chef Southwest,” Chef Shinji Kurita. Shinbay seats guests only twice a night in an omakase-style dining experience, featuring a traditional Japanese multi-course menu with a focus on the highest quality seafood. In a small and intimate atmosphere, enjoy Chef Kurita’s creations as he puts a modern twist on traditional Japanese nigiri and sashimi. Shinbay was a 2012 semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s “Best New Restaurant.”

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The Americano

$$$$
Steakhouse
North Scottsdale
4.6
1697 reviews
Opened in 2020 and helmed by chef and author Scott Conant, The Americano is a contemporary Italian restaurant offering a modern take on all the classics. From the twirling golden light fixtures to the crescent booth seating, The Americano creates a sophisticated atmosphere to enjoy culinary delights. Take a seat in front of the open kitchen and wood-fired grill to see the team hard at work creating delectable dinners. Seafood and steaks are the stars of the show at this restaurant, with flat iron and filet paired with a wide spread of sauces and entrees, including seared salmon and spiced duck breast. Pair these choices with a bottle from Chef Conant’s own SC Wines to complete the dining experience.

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Tutti Santi Greenway Location - Scottsdale

$$$$
Italian
Scottsdale Quarter/Kierland Commons
4.7
2823 reviews
For 20 years Chef Nina Vincenti has been bringing the experience of home-cooked Italian food all the way to Scottsdale. At Tutti Santi, she marries unique flavors and fine dining to create a comfortable environment highlighting the joy of food. Tutti Santi’s menu features Nina’s original recipes, with favorites including the carpaccio di bue with thin-sliced filet mignon and calamari fritti. Enjoy traditional Italian fare surrounded by art and decor embodying the charm of Italy.

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Virtu Honest Craft

$$$$
Modern European
Old Town Scottsdale
4.8
3369 reviews
Virtu Honest Craft opened to much acclaim in 2013, immediately becoming one of the top 20 “Best Restaurants in the US,” according to Esquire Magazine. By 2014, Virtu Honest Craft had gathered the attention of the James Beard Foundation, where it was nominated for “Best New Restaurant.” All this success continues today as celebrated chef Gio Osso’s restaurant lives up to the name “Virtu,” which is a Machiavellian term for achieving excellence. Exclusively offering a three-course prix fixe dining option, Virtu crafts a new menu nearly daily using fresh and local ingredients. Expect to enjoy the best of the best, including smoked duck breast and fennel-crusted sea bass. Whatever the menu holds, the experience is sure to delight in the intimate dining room or on the outdoor patio.

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Voila French Bistro - Scottsdale

$$$$
French
North Scottsdale
4.8
1184 reviews
The success of Voila French Bistro is driven primarily by the work of world-renowned chef Jean-Christophe. His expertise in French dining comes from over 30 years of experience working in Michelin-star restaurants in France. When he decided to move from the Vosges area of eastern France to Scottsdale, he brought talent that is now fully on display at Voila French Bistro, which opened in 2015. From escargot to la noix de Saint-Jacques to scallops in French pastry, every dish at this upscale restaurant sparks a taste of France on the tongue.

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Volanti Restaurant & Lounge

$$$$
Continental
North Scottsdale
4.7
813 reviews
Nestled into the Scottsdale Airport, Volanti Restaurant and Lounge has been serving high-flying diners since 2006. With a beautiful view of the McDowell Mountains, diners can watch planes take off and land while feasting on Mexican-inspired cuisine. Chef Pedro Loza brings together several inspirations to create seafood dishes, including mahi mahi tacos, a shrimp tower, and lobster avocado toast. Take a trip without even booking a ticket; Volanti is located in the business center, so diners won’t have to pass through security to enjoy these dishes.

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