The Best Restaurants in Scottsdale, According to our Tastemakers

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The glitz and glam of Scottsdale, Arizona attracts visitors to its luxury shopping, relaxing resorts, world-class golfing and comfortable climate. The Saguaro cactus grows here in abundance shading rattlesnakes and scorpions -- just make sure to shake out your shoes! This Phoenix suburb has made a name for itself as a destination for those looking to relax, enjoy the good life and sample some of the best food in the country. But where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? Welcome to the Tastemaker Lists. We asked the most sophisticated diners about their favorites places to eat and came up with this list of the best restaurants in Scottsdale. Grab a table to impress your friends and family with a meal they won’t soon forget.

Restaurants:The Phoenician Tavern, Wright's at the Biltmore, Mowry & Cotton
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:American, Contemporary American
Neighborhoods:Old Town Scottsdale, Central Phoenix

The Phoenician Tavern

$$$$·American·
Old Town Scottsdale
80 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
The Phoenician Tavern is one of the best restaurants in Scottsdale for those looking to dine at one of the area’s luxury resorts. Although, the Tavern doesn’t feel at all like a reRead more
95% recommended
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Wright's at the Biltmore

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Central Phoenix
1,162 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for Birthdays
Wright’s is the signature restaurant at the Biltmore Resort and is has been recently renovated and reopened with a new culinary concept. The chefs call it American Lodge Cuisine, wRead more
95% recommended
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Mowry & Cotton

$$$$·American·
Old Town Scottsdale
433 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
Located in Old Town Scottsdale at the famed Phoenician Resort, Mowry and Cotton offers a fun atmosphere with a laid-back energy. It’s the perfect place to gather with friends to shRead more
84% recommended
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Hearth '61 at Mountain Shadows

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Paradise Valley
588 reviews
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
Hearth ‘61 is all about presenting meals in intelligent and aesthetically pleasing ways. Housed in the Mountain Shadows resort, diners can also enjoy a striking atmosphere, with a Read more
93% recommended
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J&G Steakhouse Scottsdale at The Phoenician

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Old Town Scottsdale
1,975 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
Located on the fifth floor of the Phoenician resort, J&G Steakhouse is one of the best restaurants in Scottsdale to take in breathtaking views while you dine. Grab a seat on the paRead more
94% recommended
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the larder + the delta

$$$$·American·
Downtown Phoenix
111 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Creative Cuisine
Chef Stephen Jones reopened the larder and the delta, located at Portland on the Park, and wanted to revamp the old version in a larger space. His goal was to make it feel just likRead more
95% recommended
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Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Central Scottsdale
262 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
This ultra-trendy bar and kitchen combo is at the exquisite Andaz resort. It is definitely one of the best restaurants in Scottsdale and features locally-sourced, seasonal ingredieRead more

Lincoln Restaurant at JW Marriott Camelback Inn

$$$$·American·
Paradise Valley
358 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Lincoln Steakhouse and Bar 1936 are the staple offerings of the JW Marriott Camelback Inn in Scottsdale. The restaurant is a classic steakhouse with awesome indoor and outdoor diniRead more
100% recommended
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Rancho Pinot

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Central Scottsdale
1,072 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
Chef Chrysa Robertson opened Rancho Pinot in 1993 to showcase her love for Italian food and her skills in the kitchen. She focuses on an uncomplicated yet savory and delicious cuisRead more
97% recommended
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Sel Restaurant

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Old Town Scottsdale
628 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Chef Branden Levine opened this sleek spot in the arts district and it is definitely one of the best restaurants in Scottsdale for foodies who want to check out the area’s fine dinRead more
94% recommended
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Talavera

$$$$·Spanish·
North Scottsdale
1,515 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Notable Wine List
  • Scenic View
Talavera evokes the vibes of the surrounding Sonoran Desert with its rich red love seats, sand-colored walls and cactus-green chairs. Diners can choose to eat in the luxe interior Read more
91% recommended
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Frank & Alberts

$$$$·Southwest·
Central Phoenix
956 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
Frank and Albert’s is where art, architecture and community meet in a modern dining spot - one that just happens to be one of the best restaurants in Scottsdale. The restaurant, loRead more
100% recommended
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Bourbon Steak Scottsdale

$$$$·American·
North Scottsdale
1,568 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Notable Wine List
Bourbon Steak is the highly acclaimed steakhouse located in the Princess Fairmont Hotel. Executive chef Sara Garrant leads the kitchen and holds to the Michael Mina tradition of fiRead more

Deseo at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

$$$$·Latin American·
Scottsdale Quarter/Kierland Commons
1,560 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine
Deseo, meaning desire in Spanish, sets out to fulfill the desires of every guest that enters the door. The menu here pairs traditional Latin American ingredients with contemporary Read more
84% recommended
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Toro Latin Restaurant & Rum Bar

$$$$·Latin / Spanish·
North Scottsdale
631 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
The latest culinary achievement of the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Toro Latin Restaurant and Rum bar is one of celebrity chef Richard Sandoval’s newest successes. It strives to pRead more
91% recommended
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The Tavern

$$$$·American·
Central Phoenix
381 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Bar Seating
The Tavern is a casual American restaurant opened by Mark Tarbell, who also opened the famed Phoenix institution Tarbell’s. It offers upscale food and service in a super relaxed anRead more
100% recommended
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Roka Akor - Scottsdale

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Central Scottsdale
2,407 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
This uber-stylish hot spot is a spin-off of the London-based Roka. It sets itself head and shoulders above the other Japanese restaurants in the area with its very sophisticated viRead more
93% recommended
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Nobuo at Teeter House

$$$$·Japanese·
Downtown Phoenix
825 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for a Date
Nobuo is a casually elegant Japanese teahouse and eatery located in downtown Phoenix. It combines the feel of a refined Asian-style teahouse with a funky Izakaya vibe. Guests will Read more
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Proof at The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

$$$$·Comfort Food·
North Scottsdale
531 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
Proof is an American Canteen located at the esteemed Four Seasons Resort and definitely qualifies as one of the best restaurants in Scottsdale. It is the perfect spot for a relaxedRead more
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