The Artichoke Grill

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383 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
The Culinary Arts Department at Scottsdale Community College proudly operates a dining room in which our student chefs create and serve the best in culinary fare.

The Artichoke Grill is open for lunch Wednesday through Friday, serving fabulous a la carte meals that include soups, salads, sandwiches, grill items and desserts.

Dinner provides our guests outstanding four course dinners, Wednesday through Friday.

We welcome you to join us at the Culinary Arts student-run dining room.

(480) 423-6084
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LeonardS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for dinner the food was amazing. The service was great and we took a tour of kitchens. We will definitely return and recommend that our friends join us.

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vipAngelL
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative new dishes by international students. Wonderful from start to finish with appetizers citrus flatbread, charcuterie board and desserts matcha mousse, key lime pie. Great value 4 course dinner with duck entree priced at $30. Enjoyed server Nikolai's Italian herb loaf in cast iron pan.

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KarenW
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our meal and the service. Thank you.

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JacksonP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andres did a fantastic job. I would love to have him serve me dinner next time. Food was phenomenal.

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GARYK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience2

We've been going here for over 5yrs & always gave a 5 star review. The restaurant has been moved/remodeled & though very pleasant it doesn't have the warm ambience of the previous (diner) dining area. Food & overall still very good.

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StephenP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The servers were nervous but did a great job. The food was incredible. The shape of the dining room was a but unusual (one curved wall that made the seating plan feel a little awkward but the tables were positioned to take account of this). Overall we will definitely be back. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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Caboodles
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I really enjoy going to the Artichoke Grill. The service is so friendly and it's great to chat with the students. Also, I can always count on a quiet atmosphere to have a chat with a friend. It is never loud and noisy.

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KimberlyW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scottsdale’s best kept secret that must get out. Meal was prepared and served by Scottsdale Community college culinary students. Amazing experience.

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Lynne
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved the dessert sampler! Where else could I get sea bass for under $10? Food was superb. decor/ambiance was modern. Wait staff was somewhat awkward, but we were there on the second day of the new semester, so I'm sure they will improve with practice. Overall a great experience and value.

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PaulM
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This quiet modestly expensive restaurant is such a pleasure to experience. We are regulars and every dining experience is different and delicious

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Quiltiac
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Our dining experience was not up to par. In years past we left the Grill raving about our extraordinary evening. This visit was just satisfactory. The desserts were disappointing and the rolls were rock hard. Not everyone got a soup spoon and the server kept giving my dishes to my daughter. We will return, but not too soon.

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LeonardS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been there twice now, once with a party of four and then a party of two. We had the three course meal both times. The service is great the food is tasty and filling, great portions. The menu changes and is online to browse. I would definitely recommend holding a table online you will definitely enjoy the meal and atmosphere. Very friendly service.

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LaurieC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Artichoke Grill is one of the best kept secrets in the valley--gourmet food prepared by chefs in training at bargain prices. Everything is fresh, delicious, and elegantly displayed and the service is great. You can't leave there without trying the desserts! Great all around experience!

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vipAngelL
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place continues to impress. Tried another mocktail and was very pleased with the new fashioned twist on an old drink sans whiskey. The tamale had such a nice texture & presentation. My duck consomme was served beautifully in the style of El Chepe express train, poured into the vessel table-side. Favorite was the entree which took me back to misoyaki butterfish at Shirokiya. Dessert was not too sweet flan with lots of fruit. Too tempting for a Taiwanese like me.

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Rita
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

nice service , great food , excellent presentation

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DavidN
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience will go back again. I already have a reservation!

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dikelly54
Anchorage
11 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend The Artichoke Grill! We just learned about it at the recent Taco Festival, where they served up the best tacos we'd tasted all day - so we decided to try the restaurant. We went on a day when they were serving a buffet lunch -- it was fantastic! There were many choices of appetizers, hot main meals, and desserts as well as beautiful freshly baked breads. Everything was very tasty with creative flavor combinations - and everything was beautifully presented and very high quality. We'll definitely go back again!

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LoriS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I loved this experience. The Herb Chicken with potatoes was outstanding. Every dish was a neat experience. The highlight of the meal was the dessert platter and the atmosphere :)

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vipAngelL
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the hand-crafted mocktails, sober drinks to start. I'm told their new liquor license is available for large group catering. Weekly menu items are modern selections in line with newly remodeled dining room. Enjoyed all 4-courses including freshly made breads. Desserts were beautiful, fun way to interact with students who made/show them off. Tips offered go toward their scholarship fund.

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EvarN
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu with unusual choices. Good service. Quiet ambience.

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LuisM
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The receptionist was postive and welcoming. The wait staff were helplful and considerate. Did a great job. We ordered the burgers and they were fantastic! Overall wonderful experience.

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DianeW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Your visit provides an opportunity for the students to have real life experiences of service - be understanding it's not perfect yet - they are just learning. The food was excellent, nicely presented and the value is outstanding.

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Addie
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Look forward to the next season.

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PageB
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service.

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AlanA
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

staff terrific.
desserts esp the chocolate, wonderful.

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Delight
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very friendly staff and good gourmet food. I like the fact that tips go towards scholarships. Students do a nice job and I think we are in good hands with these future chefs!

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JoanH
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would hoghly recommend this dining experience. Everyone was so cordial. The food was amazing. So delicious and elegantly presented. We will be back

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GARYK
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Always a wonderful experience. Be prepared & patient with the servers as they are students & inexperienced.

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Rita
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved all , was beautiful and very tasty , our server had a nice attentive attitude and a big smile with all the dishes . The extra bred was in fact croasones with all the butter and crunchy crust , extra without asking .Beautiful desert plate with our sampler plenty for 3 not one . Will be beck soon , nice place for a conversation and delightful food.

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HarveyG
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Went for sit down dinner and without notice they changed to buffet. Food tasted only fair and meat was tough. Very disappointed.

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DonaldP
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best value in the valley! Best desserts as well!

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NanCeeGee
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This is a wonderful place on the east side of Scottsdale Community College's campus as part of their culinary program. Although there is much to like about this place including the eagerness of the students to please their guests, the food was interesting but unremarkable. I think what bothered me the most was food temperature. The courses were neither hot or cold, but rather in the middle temperature wise which lead me to believe much had been prepared in advance and served after being warmed up. Nothing had that fresh flavor of something just off the grill or out of a pan. It was still a great experience for my birthday and all three of us enjoyed our time there.

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AnnW
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is such a fun gem at Scottsdale Community College. The food is made and served by their culinary school students. For $28 you get a 3 course meal plus dessert. Food was mostly excellent and service was great. I highly recommend.

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WendyA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious and affordable lunch. Fabulous dessert sampler. Presentation and plating just as beautiful as a 5 star restaurant.

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VirginiaD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We had a 12:45 reservation as one of the girls was not able to come earlier. Three of us had the pasta which was just OK. The 4th person wanted the sandwich as she did not want the carbs of the pasta. You were out of the sandwich. I am thinking you ran out because many people do not eat lamb and that should have been factored in so that you would not have run out because we came later. I like lamb, but I was the only one at the table that eats lamb. She ate 1 or 2 bites and did not like it. I brought it home to my husband and he enjoyed it.

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christelB
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

i just like to help your students to achieve the highest level, so they can fullfil their dreams.
your hands-on training make them overcome many hurdels- the way to perfection is a long one
To all your stundents " Keep going and good luck"

MB
MarjorieB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is part of the Culinary School of Scottsdale Community College, and the servers are students. Very eager to please and very sweet. The food is very good, if not the most creative or daring menu. You get a four-course meal for under $30., which is a great price. And it's easy to visit and converse in the dining room. BUT.. there are no alcoholic beverages, inc wine. And I think a nice dinner is enhanced by a bottle of wine.

SG
vipSusanG
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to The Artichoke Grill for lunch and were not disappointed. This is the fully operational restaurant run by the Scottsdale Community College Culinary program. The students run all aspects of the front of house and kitchen. They are very eager to please and keep in mind they are learning under top chefs. My husband and I opted for the 3 course lunch for $16. We both had the soup du jour, a tomato bisque and excellent flavor. For the main course I had an open faced salmon sandwich w/ slaw and he had the stuffed chicken breast over angel hair pasta. We both loved what we got. Then we were each served a sample desert platter. Outstanding!!

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MaryC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Dining at the Artichoke Grill was a great experience! The food was fantastic & the culinary students do a great job rotating through every position in the restaurant after preparing all of the food. Some are experienced in being servers but most are not, so be kind and enjoy the experience. You just might be served by a future Top Chef!

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PageB
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really good dinner and our group enjoyed a special tour of the kitchen. This is a great place to go with friends. The staff and students goes out of their way to make sure you have an excellent dining experience.

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