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At Ocean 44, we encourage all of our guests to get dressed up for a great experience. In order to maintain an enjoyable environment for all guests, athletic wear, excessively revealing clothing, exposed undergarments will not be permitted. We prefer no printed t-shirts, hats or visors and always appreciate collared shirts or sports coats. Please dress as your elegant selves. You are going to have a great time!
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T. Cook’s serves hand-selected ingredients prepared in simple, yet sumptuous, dishes. Selections feature bold Mediterranean flavors, with notes of regional influences from Northern Italy, Greece, and Spain. Enjoy the offerings on one of two outdoor patios boasting views of Camelback Mountain with cozy fireplaces and blooming bougainvillea. Treat your senses to an unforgettable dining adventure during your stay in Phoenix at the award-winning T. Cook’s.
Founded in 2011, Grassroots Kitchen & Tap is a family-owned and operated restaurant in Scottsdale, AZ. Serving lunch, dinner & Social Hour daily, Grassroots tempts with a from-scratch menu of classic Southern-influenced American cuisine, polished service-first style and a friends & family-focused vibe. Putting the "Tap" in Grassroots Kitchen & Tap, enjoy an extensive menu of craft beers and wines (both available on tap) and signature cocktails - all served in a distinctive rustic-yet-modern atmosphere highlighted by colorful Americana artwork and expansive dining patios.
Happy Hour served daily 4pm to 6pm.
To inquire about special holiday dining events or group private dining options, please call (480) 627-3004.
Daytime complimentary parking is offered to those guests who dine at Prado or Mbar.
Now Serving: Monday-Friday, 9:00am-3:00pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9:00-3:00pm
We will be closed Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.
Welcome to Wally’s American Gastropub, a family-owned restaurant and bar featuring hearty, from-scratch foods served daily for Lunch, Dinner and Happiest Hour (3-6 pm). Led by fourth-generation restaurateur Christopher Collins, Wally's pairs a warm, welcoming atmosphere and spacious indoor-outdoor layout with signature house-made pastas, hand-shaken craft cocktails and more.
Lure Fish House is a Ventura California based family-owned restaurant featuring the freshest sustainable seafood from trusted sources. We always strive to serve locally caught seafood. Our Arizona Lure has its seafood order prepared in our Ventura California facility and is directly driven to Arizona about 15 hours after it is ordered from the chef in Scottsdale. We feature organically grown local produce and wines from local vineyards whenever possible. We also feature a full bar with specialty cocktails made with freshly squeezed fruit juices and a raw bar serving a variety of fresh chilled seafood and oysters.
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- OTOpenTable DinerNebraska •3 reviews5.0Dined 2 days agoGreat food and very pleasant surprise on the quality of food. Always hesitant of restaurants in strip malls. Great atmosphere and serviceMore infoPubblico Italian Eatery - Scottsdale$$$$• Italian• Central Scottsdale•4.6
- GgeorgevipPhoenix / Arizona •215 reviews5.0Dined 2 days agoAlma has become one of my favorite local restaurants. The hostesses Cassidy is fantastic. The chefs Carlos and others do a great job with a lot of pride. The GM Ann Marie is very welcoming and caring. Recommend the whole fish- best in town! Highly recommend and look forward to going back.More infoAlma$$$$• Mexican / Southwestern• Central Scottsdale•4.5
- SGStevenGvipExclusive •66 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023Food was excellent and our server was great.More infoRoka Akor - Scottsdale$$$$• Japanese• Central Scottsdale•4.7
- RWRichardWNew Mexico •3 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023Great menu and the food is even better. Try all they pastasMore infoFat Ox$$$$• Italian• Central Scottsdale•4.6
- OTOpenTable DinerIndiana •2 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023New Year’s Day great food romantic quietMore infoRuth's Chris Steak House - Scottsdale$$$$• Steakhouse• North Scottsdale•4.6
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Discover Central Scottsdale
Scottsdale's fair winter weather alongside its trendy resorts draw in a diverse group of tourists every year. After a day spent touring the gorgeous boutique shops, the neighborhood of Central Scottsdale offers a wide variety of cuisines and cooking styles to please every palate. If Asian fare has always been your staple, the neighborhood doesn't disappoint, with its classic offerings of sushi and sizzling hibachi. Traditional steakhouses abound to please the meat lover. If you're craving international flavors, try Scottsdale's authentic Brazilian fare, which consists of an extensive array of salads and meats that whisk you away to South America. Breakfast fare ranges from French-style cuisine to the classic offering of pancakes and waffles. Looking for dessert? Ice cream, available in sundaes, floats, or shakes, is just around the corner.
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The best reviewed restaurant in Central Scottsdale is Ocean 44
The best vegan restaurants in Central Scottsdale are elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, The Herb Box - Shea and Arcadia Farms Café
The best vegetarian restaurants in Central Scottsdale are The Herb Box - Shea, POMO Pizzeria Napoletana - Scottsdale and elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain
The restaurants with the best service in Central Scottsdale are Ocean 44, Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen and T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa
The restaurants with the best ambiance in Central Scottsdale are Ocean 44, elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain and T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa
- W Scottsdale
- La Quinta Inn & Suites Phoenix Scottsdale
- Urban Living
- Old School
- Camelback Golf Club Resort Course
- Talking Stick Resort
- Zuni Park
- Charter Estates
- Scottsdale Plaza Resort
- Camelback Mountain
- Paseo Village Shopping Center
- Royal Palms Resort & Spa
- Starfire Golf Club At Scottsdale Country Club
- Mccormick Stillman Railroad Park
- Pima Crossing Shopping Center
- Hotel Valley Ho
- Scottsdale Fiesta Shopping Center
- Hyatt Place Scottsdale/Old Town
- Lincoln Plaza Shopping Center
- Salt River Fields At Talking Stick