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Diners' Choice: Good for special occasions restaurants in Scottsdale

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best special occasion restaurants in Scottsdale? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Voila French Bistro - Scottsdale restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1464)
$31 to $50
French
North Scottsdale
About the restaurant
Voilà French Bistro in Scottsdale offers classic bistro dishes in an exquisitely designed setting. With Sandrine and Maxime and the rest of the team it will be like stepping into France. We are the place for seafood, foie gras, escargot and more.
New owners since January 1st 2024, which includes Chef Maxime. Maxime has and extensive culinary experience of twenty plus years in France, Maxime excels in the traditional French cuisine, with a keen interest on leveraging and innovating with seasonal products. His extensive experience was enriched from working for Michelin star chefs in the east of France, as well as from his training by Chef Jean-Christophe, the previous chef at Voila.In the kitchen, originality in dish plating and taste are words he thinks about every day. What you will experience is not la nouvelle cuisine but la cuisine traditionelle moderne.” A night at Voilà is the perfect place for date night, friends getting together, a nice family dinner, or private party.



Top review
Tachi
Dined 5 days ago
We have been going to Voilà Bistro since we moved to Phoenix several years ago and were worried that the change in ownership would be detrimental. To our delight, the new owners have maintained the quality and "Frenchness" of the dining experience. We recently were there for the paired wine Mother's Day dinner and were not disappointed. Everything was beautifully presented and delicious. We were also happy that although we were offered specific wines with each course, we were able to select a different wine according to our preference. Bon appétit!
A photo of Cafe Monarch restaurant
4.9
4.9 (7442)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Old Town Scottsdale
About the restaurant
Welcome to a world of culinary elegance and sophistication you will not find anywhere else in Arizona. Named by Trip Advisor as a Top Three Fine Dining Restaurant in the Nation, this family owned and operated gem in the heart of historic Old Town Scottsdale has earned an illustrious reputation for its first-rate service, elegant ambiance, and five-star cuisine.

At Cafe Monarch the menu is always changing, bringing you an ever-evolving array of innovative culinary creations that feature nothing but the finest in premium fresh, local, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients. The four-course prix fixe menus are meticulously designed to delight even the most sophisticated of palates.

Additionally, each server at Cafe Monarch is trained through the prestigious Court of Master Sommeliers program. *Dress Code: Collared Shirts and Long Pants Required. Dress Jacket Strongly Preferred. No T-Shirts, Hoodies, Shorts or Sandals. ***Children 10 and up only.


Top review
ScottWvip
Dined 2 days ago
What a phenomenal experience. Value isn’t quite there on the wine, but still outstanding.
A photo of Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort restaurant
4.9
4.9 (975)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
North Scottsdale
About the restaurant
Ember is a destination dining experience with the highest quality of steaks and seafood prepared over wood-fired grills. The menu is complemented by a specialty cocktail menu, whiskey library and an extensive wine lists accompanied with highest level of service from our Sommelier and Service Team.

The energetic dining space overlooks the scratch kitchen with views of our culinary team. A separate piano lounge with live entertainment adds to the dynamic vibe. Seasonal outdoor dining by the fireplace is also available.

Please note we do have a dress code at Ember.

We do not allow beachwear, gym attire including sweatpants, sweatshirts or hoodies. Athletic apparel, jersey's, baseball style hats, beanie's, bandana's, oversized or baggy clothing, flip flops, open toed shoes for men, tank tops and sleeveless shirts are prohibited.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined today
Terrific experience! Our server was V, she was amazing, very knowledgeable about the menu and food / drink / dessert options. We give the food a 10/10, drinks were also amazing. We had the Oysters and scallops, and for dessert the chocolate torte, we loved all of it. Will certainly be returning soon.
A photo of Shinbay Omakase Room by Tanaka Ken restaurant
4.8
4.8 (294)
$50 and over
Japanese
Old Town Scottsdale
About the restaurant
PLEASE NOTE: Our Omakase experience is centered around a curation of the freshest fish and seafood. As such, we are unable to accommodate shellfish allergies, gluten-free nor vegan/vegetarian diets.

SHINBAY is Arizona's first and only Omakase restaurant. This exotic, multi-course dining experience ignites all the senses and inspires guests to explore uncharted flavors. Dinner is $250 per person, not including beverages and tax. Please allow approximately two hours for the dining experience. Dress code is casual and comfortable. We offer two seatings each evening, at 5:45 pm and 8:00 pm. Due to limited seating capacity, we require a credit card number to guarantee reservations. Cancellation fees apply, see policy within credit card details. Increases in party size not guaranteed.

Top review
AllisonBvip
Dined 5 days ago
Wonderful experience! Japanese and omakase culinary art at its finest. The entire staff was very accommodating in all details. Courses were beautifully presented and explained. I highly recommend Shinbay for your elevated experience dinner.
A photo of Course restaurant
4.8
4.8 (45)
$50 and over
American
Central Scottsdale
About the restaurant
Food Network ‘Chopped’ Champion Chef Cory Oppold and his culinary team take you on a food journey of both your taste and visual senses, using seasonality of products and a progression of flavor.

COURSE offers a 10-course tasting menu Thursday through Saturday and a 5-course ‘choice of’ menu on Tuesday and Wednesday, as well as Morning Would, our 6-course prix fixe spin on Sunday brunch. The multi-course brunch atmosphere differs from the dinner experience, as it is more “festive” playing 80s and 90s jams.

Not just a meal, COURSE is a dining experience.

Our menus change seasonally, and current & upcoming special menus can be viewed on our website.

MENU SCHEDULE
Tuesday & Wednesday: 5-course $135
Thursday-Saturday: 10-course $190
Sundays: Morning Would 6-course Brunch $75
Mother’s Day-May 12: 7-course $125
One Year Anniversary-May 14-18: 8-course $175
Father's Day- June 16: 7-course $125

SUMMER SCHEDULE
Wednesday & Thursday: 5-course $135
Friday & Saturday: 10-course $190

Top review
ThomasVvip
Dined 2 days ago
Chef Cory is amazing, which is why I am a regular customer
A photo of Ocean Prime - Phoenix restaurant
4.7
4.7 (3528)
$50 and over
Seafood
North Scottsdale
About the restaurant
Located on High Street, Ocean Prime is a nationally acclaimed, dynamic seafood & steakhouse from the award-winning Cameron Mitchell Restaurants. Ocean Prime delivers an elevated experience with exceptional ambiance, a chef-curated menu, signature handcrafted cocktails, Wine Spectator honored wine list and genuine hospitality. Reservations are recommended.

Ocean Prime strives to provide an elegant, fine dining atmosphere. Our associates’ priority is to ensure your experience is memorable. We ask that our guests choose attire that is both polished and suited to our restaurant.
THANK YOU FOR NOT WEARING:
Clothing emitting excessive marijuana odor
Excessively revealing clothing or exposed undergarments
Clothing with offensive language or graphics
Admittance to Ocean Prime is at the discretion of management who reserves the right to refuse service to patrons who are inappropriately dressed.

Top review
ClaudiaNvip
Dined 2 days ago
We came in for Happy Hour, and the food options are very good, the value is especially good for the quality of the food. The drinks, however, though tasty were small in size. They came in a regular size glass, but all of the drinks had giant ice cubes that masked how much drink you were actually getting. I would say that if I removed the ice cube, the glass would be only a quarter full. 
A photo of Morton's The Steakhouse - Scottsdale restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2421)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Scottsdale Quarter/Kierland Commons
About the restaurant
What began in Chicago in 1978 is now one of the most award-winning steakhouses around. For over 30 years, Morton's The Steakhouse has been on a mission to provide "The Best Steak… Anywhere." Focusing on quality, consistency and genuine hospitality, Morton's seeks to provide not only memorable cuisine, but a memorable experience. With fresh, succulent seafood and famed USDA prime-aged steak, it's no surprise that Morton's has thrilled diners all over the world. For a glimpse of a higher standard of steakhouse, come see the legendary Morton's experience for yourself.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
My favorite top notch steakhouse in the country. Always a great piece of meat with fabulous sides. My first choice for special days like Mothers Day!
A photo of Fleming's Steakhouse - DC Ranch restaurant
4.5
4.5 (1799)
$31 to $50
Steak
North Scottsdale
About the restaurant
Discover your DC Ranch Fleming's, located in North Scottsdale off of Pima Road and Thompson Peak Parkway, where you'll find exceptional USDA Prime steaks, storied wines and stellar service. Whether you're marking a special occasion, hosting a business dinner, or simply savoring a night out, our Dining Room or Outdoor Patio provide a memorable setting. Explore our Dinner Menu with seven different steak cuts, best-in-class seafood and innovative vegetarian options. Join us for our Social Hour Menu Sunday through Thursday 4PM to 6PM with shareable bar bites and $9 handcrafted cocktails.

Planning an event? Explore our Events & Catering Menu for a variety of options, both in our restaurant and off-site.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The staff was fantastic, especially Amanda. Everyone's food was delicious and cooked perfectly. We had a great time.
A photo of B&B Cocktail Lounge restaurant
4.4
4.4 (92)
$31 to $50
Steak
Old Town Scottsdale
About the restaurant
Located on Scottsdale Road, separate from Bourbon & Bones, B & B Cocktail Lounge brings casual yet sophisticated quality to Old Town Scottsdale. Elegantly creative cocktails and perfectly prepared dishes. An interior decor that is both approachable and refined. We offer you access to rare and extraordinary selections within our extensive list of bourbons, whiskeys and wine from around the world, curated by our master tasters.
Top review
SanNvip
Dined 6 days ago
Great happy hour. Flatbreads are delicious. It was a cute vibe with the indoor / outdoor bar.
A photo of Kyoto Scottsdale restaurant
4.3
4.3 (323)
$31 to $50
Japanese
Old Town Scottsdale
About the restaurant
Kyoto Scottsdale is well known for its original recipes and flavors from Japan . Kyoto has a wide range of cuisine and a friendly atmosphere for a comfortable special dining experience. The main attractions at Kyoto restaurant are Bento lunches, personal chefs preparing your meals right before your eyes on the flaming Teppanyaki grills and master sushi chefs preparing specialty sushi rolls.


The chefs specialties include imported Japanese Hokkaido scallops, prime NY steak ,filet mignon, chicken teriyaki, shrimp tempura, and fresh market fish served with tasty appetizers, soup, salads and beverages. Signature rolls include the popular Point Break roll, Dynamite roll, Slice of heaven roll, and the Candy cane roll. Indulge in specialty cocktails and premium craft sake. Kyoto is situated on the Scottsdale Waterfront near the Fashion Square Mall.Please contact the restaurant directly for parties of 10 or more on Fridays and Saturdays. There is a 10.00 split plate for Teppanyaki

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 10, 2024
We had a great time. Food was good atmosphere was great. Highly recommend recommended for anybody wanting to have a fun dinner.
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