Best American Restaurants in Central Scottsdale

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Best American Restaurants in Central Scottsdale

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Central Scottsdale Restaurants

Rancho PinotRancho Pinot
905 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Exceptional food and exceptional service at reasonable prices. More

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Ocean 44Ocean 44
232 reviews
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Seafood | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Our waitress wasn’t very good. Ambiance was beautiful and incredible. Waitress’ assistant was better than our service. Food was good but we’ll go back to steak 44 or Fleming’s to have a better server. More

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Prado Restaurant at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at MonteluciaPrado Restaurant at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
685 reviews
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Spanish | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Wonderful experience. Tile floor, Spanish style decor and feel. Beautiful patio facing the Camelback, very classy. Tapas were great. I felt like I was in Spain and Morocco at the same time. Eggplant bruschettas, manchego cheese and seafood paella. Extensive wine list. Highly recommend. More

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elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountainelements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain
3170 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Iconic premium restaurant in the Phoenix area. Excellent food, service, atmosphere, 'vibe'. More

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Roka Akor - ScottsdaleRoka Akor - Scottsdale
1931 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Excellent place to enjoy a relaxing dinner with your significant other. It was our first experience at this location and it exceeded our expectations. The waiter was knowledgeable and very professional, the food was divine and the atmosphere was relaxing. Would recommend to anyone just make sure your bring around 150 including the tip but it is well worth the price. More

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Grassroots Kitchen & Tap ScottsdaleGrassroots Kitchen & Tap Scottsdale
906 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Megan, our server, suggested the perfect food and white wine for our lunch. Not only that, but she was friendly, witty, set expectations and was attentive. I had the pastrami on soft pretzel. My husband said (after a bite) it was so good it could almost convince him to stop giving up carbs. More

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Soi4 Bangkok Eatery - ScottsdaleSoi4 Bangkok Eatery - Scottsdale
606 reviews
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Thai | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Server made excellent recommendations on the menu! Will definitely be back! More

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Alto Ristorante e BarAlto Ristorante e Bar
679 reviews
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Italian | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Our server was very delightful. He was knowledgeable of his craft involving Italian food and you could tell. My dish was wonderful and it ended with a romantic gondola ride. The portion size of our food with pretty small; so, if you’re a larger person requiring a full sized mean, I’d suggest two plates lol. It was pretty pricey but the quality ingredients is what you’re paying for, and you can tell the difference! More

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SumoMaya Mexican-Asian KitchenSumoMaya Mexican-Asian Kitchen
1626 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

We loved it! Unique dishes, excellent taste. Will definitely return. More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - ScottsdaleFleming's Steakhouse - Scottsdale
1189 reviews
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Steak | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

The filet mignon sandwich and the calamari were both delicious. Lots of service from maybe three different servers. More

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Fat OxFat Ox
865 reviews
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Italian | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Great food, innovative and interesting. Best chicken ever! More

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Blue Adobe Grille - ScottsdaleBlue Adobe Grille - Scottsdale
1011 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Great waiter, wonderful food! We always enjoy dining here. More

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T. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and SpaT. Cook’s at Royal Palms Resort and Spa
2950 reviews
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Mediterranean | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Joi was a wonderful server. Very knowledgeable of the menu and very friendly! More

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Blanco Tacos + Tequila - The BorgataBlanco Tacos + Tequila - The Borgata
314 reviews
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Mexican | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Reservation was for my boss. She highly recommends. More

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Pomo Cucina & PizzeriaPomo Cucina & Pizzeria
779 reviews
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Italian | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Birthday dinner- very loud so hard to have conversation- but delicious food!!! More

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Twisted Grove Parlor & Bar - ScottsdaleTwisted Grove Parlor & Bar - Scottsdale
560 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Great salads and a good booth in the back where e could hear each other. Good experience. Would recommend. More

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Village Tavern ScottsdaleVillage Tavern Scottsdale
1769 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

The kitchen always turns out well-prepared dishes, and the recent vision was no exception. The tuna sashimi appetizer I had was absolutely wonderful, succulent pieces of ahi with a nice, tart blend of greens, wasabi, mustard and soy sauce. It's a large appetizer, and every bite was a delight. I might have given the review five stars, but my wife's shrimp scampi had far more pasta than shrimp - noticeably so. The Tavern has a welcoming atmosphere, with dark woods everywhere and true privacy in the booths in the dining room. It's worth it to make reservations in high season: it gets crowded. The wide-ranging menu has comfort food galore but some more adventurous offerings as well. More

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Charleston's Restaurant - ScottsdaleCharleston's Restaurant - Scottsdale
296 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Always a great place for a nice meal with friends or family. Consistently terrific. More

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Kitchen West Restaurant - The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick RanchKitchen West Restaurant - The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch
94 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

The sea bass was exceptional! More

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SWB - Hyatt Regency ScottsdaleSWB - Hyatt Regency Scottsdale
189 reviews
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Southwest | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Loved the food and also loved sitting by the fire out doors. More

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ZuZu at Hotel Valley HoZuZu at Hotel Valley Ho
415 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Good food and good experience More

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Chart House Restaurant - ScottsdaleChart House Restaurant - Scottsdale
2509 reviews
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Seafood | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Our server Amy was great. Food was fantastic as well as the ambiance . Would highly recommend the Chart House. More

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Modern Oysterbar ChophouseModern Oysterbar Chophouse
9 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Wonderful new addition to the Scottsdale restaurant scene. Wonderful center cut filet for nearly $30 less than Mastro’s More

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Wally's American Gastropub - ScottsdaleWally's American Gastropub - Scottsdale
234 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Consistently wonderful food - great happy hour every day 3PM-6PM with $7 wines off the entire wine list and terrific food discounts! Friendly staff always looking out for your satisfaction. More

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Weft & Warp Art Bar + KitchenWeft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen
165 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Love this place. Great service. Ordered the avocado toast. Great flavors. Only small critique is the avocado was brown and had clearly been refrigerated. The contrast to having a hot egg on top a little icky. Would suggest it be freshly mashed and at room temperature. Not crowded, easy to get in and out. Rest of the menu looked delicious, can’t wait to go back and try something else. They also do an array of fresh made hot sauces. Beautifully presented and tasty. More

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Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - ScottsdaleFogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse - Scottsdale
1910 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food, and outstanding service. A bit pricy but worth the experience. More

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Kelly's At SouthbridgeKelly's At Southbridge
24 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Hadn't been to Kelly's for at least two years when they did a menu overhaul (bring back the seared ahi!) and had less than spectacular service. Gave it a shot this past Saturday and enjoyed the meal, had very attentive service and the patio is always great. The only "oops" was they told OpenTable we cancelled the reservation which was funny since I gave the my name and told them I had a reservation and they pointed right at it. Thanks to OpenTable for honoring the reservation anyway - and quickly! More

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Maui PastaMaui Pasta
1 review
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Italian | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Kid friendly place. More of a cafe than a restaurant. They were short handed the night we were there, so service was very slow. More

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Takeda Thai by MoulayTakeda Thai by Moulay
89 reviews
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Thai | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

The Service and the food we're Excellent!! Can't wait to go back! More

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The Melting Pot - ScottsdaleThe Melting Pot - Scottsdale
695 reviews
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Fondue | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

If you want a classic fondue; this is the place. I'm not so big on the entrees so we usually get just the cheese fondue, salad and dessert. It seems a bit pricey, but so much better than doing the prep and cleanup at home. The atmosphere is very nice and not rushed; very relaxing. Great for date night. More

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Canyon 49Canyon 49
22 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

What a great place to enjoy a delicious bite before the basketball game! More

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Granada Bar and Grill-Embassy Suites by HiltonGranada Bar and Grill-Embassy Suites by Hilton
2 reviews
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American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Granada Bar and Grill is an urban American concept with a comfortable but contemporary environment. Enjoy our newly remodeled dining room or take a seat at our redesigned lounge while watching a sporting event. Savor one of our starters such as the Charcuterie Board paired with a refreshing cocktail. Continue the evening with one of our classics, such as the Half Roasted Chicken or the Chef's Slow Roasted Ribeye. Our classic design and unique menu, by Executive Chef Ken Arneson, makes the Granada Bar and Grill the perfect environment for any dining occasion.More

Picazzo's Gourmet Pizza And SaladsPicazzo's Gourmet Pizza And Salads
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Italian | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Home to an impressive selection of choices, Picazzo's Healthy Italian Kitchen is a casual dining restaurant that specializes in Italian-inspired farm-to-table cuisine. The restaurant's menu caters to the needs of almost any diet with gluten-free fare, organic dishes and over 40 different vegetarian and vegan-friendly options. It also boasts a drink menu with a fine collection of beverages, beer and wine.

Picazzo's fits the bill if you're counting calories, on a diet or in the mood for healthier fare. Visit for lunch and kick-start your appetite with some cheese bread or spoil yourself with a crunchy Asian chicken salad. You'll also find freshly made soup (try the white bean soup), pasta dishes and a seasonal rotation of hot comfort dishes, like the lasagna Bolognese. Picazzo's is open Sunday through Saturday.

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Central Scottsdale Diners' Choice Winners

Central Scottsdale's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Rancho PinotRancho Pinot
905 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Exceptional food and exceptional service at reasonable prices. More

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Ocean 44Ocean 44
232 reviews
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Seafood | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Our waitress wasn’t very good. Ambiance was beautiful and incredible. Waitress’ assistant was better than our service. Food was good but we’ll go back to steak 44 or Fleming’s to have a better server. More

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Prado Restaurant at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at MonteluciaPrado Restaurant at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia
685 reviews
$$$$
Spanish | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Wonderful experience. Tile floor, Spanish style decor and feel. Beautiful patio facing the Camelback, very classy. Tapas were great. I felt like I was in Spain and Morocco at the same time. Eggplant bruschettas, manchego cheese and seafood paella. Extensive wine list. Highly recommend. More

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elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountainelements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain
3170 reviews
$$$$
American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Iconic premium restaurant in the Phoenix area. Excellent food, service, atmosphere, 'vibe'. More

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Roka Akor - ScottsdaleRoka Akor - Scottsdale
1931 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Excellent place to enjoy a relaxing dinner with your significant other. It was our first experience at this location and it exceeded our expectations. The waiter was knowledgeable and very professional, the food was divine and the atmosphere was relaxing. Would recommend to anyone just make sure your bring around 150 including the tip but it is well worth the price. More

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Soi4 Bangkok Eatery - ScottsdaleSoi4 Bangkok Eatery - Scottsdale
606 reviews
$$$$
Thai | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Server made excellent recommendations on the menu! Will definitely be back! More

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Alto Ristorante e BarAlto Ristorante e Bar
679 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Our server was very delightful. He was knowledgeable of his craft involving Italian food and you could tell. My dish was wonderful and it ended with a romantic gondola ride. The portion size of our food with pretty small; so, if you’re a larger person requiring a full sized mean, I’d suggest two plates lol. It was pretty pricey but the quality ingredients is what you’re paying for, and you can tell the difference! More

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Grassroots Kitchen & Tap ScottsdaleGrassroots Kitchen & Tap Scottsdale
906 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

Megan, our server, suggested the perfect food and white wine for our lunch. Not only that, but she was friendly, witty, set expectations and was attentive. I had the pastrami on soft pretzel. My husband said (after a bite) it was so good it could almost convince him to stop giving up carbs. More

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SumoMaya Mexican-Asian KitchenSumoMaya Mexican-Asian Kitchen
1626 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

We loved it! Unique dishes, excellent taste. Will definitely return. More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - ScottsdaleFleming's Steakhouse - Scottsdale
1189 reviews
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Steak | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale

The filet mignon sandwich and the calamari were both delicious. Lots of service from maybe three different servers. More

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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.