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(311)
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(116)
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(34)
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L'Amore
L'Amore
(974)
$$$$
Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Food and service great as always! More

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Steak 44
Steak 44
(4050)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Absolutely perfect again More

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The Capital Grille - Phoenix
The Capital Grille - Phoenix
(1453)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Awesome food and service! More

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The Artichoke Grill
The Artichoke Grill
(366)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

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 :) More

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The Gladly
The Gladly
(1340)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Service was great , ambiance too loud , food ok More

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Rusconi's American Kitchen
Rusconi's American Kitchen
(2663)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Always wonderful. Excellent menu and service. A gem! More

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The Tavern
The Tavern
(322)
$$$$
American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Mark's food is always innovative and delicious. We sat outside and it was quiet . More

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True Food Kitchen - Biltmore
True Food Kitchen - Biltmore
(684)
$$$$
American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Excellent service. Delicious food. I had the Beef Burger on gluten-free bread and I loved it!! The server was attentive and we couldn’t have asked for more. More

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Tarbell's
Tarbell's
(2124)
$$$$
American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

All 4 meals were fantastic. The angel hair pasta w/mushrooms was incredible. Great wine list. Humorous, personable waiter made for a wonderful time! More

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Giuseppe's on 28th
Giuseppe's on 28th
(147)
$$$$
Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Wonderful service , delicious food. Would highly recommend this little gem to anyone looking for a fabulous Italian meal. More

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The Collins Small Batch Kitchen
The Collins Small Batch Kitchen
(443)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Roasted brussels are a great app to share. Pork chop was very tasty! More

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Tomaso's - Phoenix
Tomaso's - Phoenix
(1226)
$$$$
Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Great dinner with colleagues! More

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Wrigley Mansion - Geordie's
Wrigley Mansion - Geordie's
(1656)
$$$$
French American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

A must see while visiting PHX. Everything is set in another time that was classy and beautiful. The views are amazing, the service just as top rated as you should expect, and the food and wine selections are certainly James Beard worthy. The Wrigley family extravagant style and history is not lost in this beautiful retro style Resturant. Make sure to consider the wine club as there can be a steep savings when considering your wine selections. If staying at the Biltmore, the hotel car service is available and is only a 5 minute ride to your destination. A must see and place to dine while staying in the area. More

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The Stockyards Restaurant & 1889 Saloon
The Stockyards Restaurant & 1889 Saloon
(2314)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Our Waiter, Mark was amazing and very attentive. The food was spectacular. We even rang the bell! More

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The Henry - Phoenix
The Henry - Phoenix
(2700)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The food and sefvice are always excellent, too bad valet wasn't on duty-the parking lot was full and overflowing. Noise is always loud but it's a great place to go. More

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Base Pizzeria
Base Pizzeria
(136)
$$$$
Pizzeria | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Although we enjoyed our meal, the noise on a Saturday evening made conversing a challenge. More

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North Italia – Arcadia
North Italia – Arcadia
(1544)
$$$$
Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Had another great dinner here. Not only is the food excellent but so is the service. Tonight our server was exceptional and she went above and beyond. Moriah took great care of us tonight and I would request her next time I eat here, which will be soon. More

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Doughbird - Pizza & Rotisserie
Doughbird - Pizza & Rotisserie
(659)
$$$$
Pizzeria | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

I have driven by this restaurant so many times and finally stopped in. I had a fabulous evening. My salad and pepperoni pizza were very good. Will have to try the rotisserie chicken next time. More

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Beckett's Table
Beckett's Table
(2579)
$$$$
American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Noise was minor but not crowded on a Wednesday evening. Food was fab. Service was great. More

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Blanco Tacos + Tequila - Biltmore Fashion Park
Blanco Tacos + Tequila - Biltmore Fashion Park
(379)
$$$$
Mexican | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Excellent food, ambient and service! Our waiter was outstanding! Very knowledgeable and not pushy at all. Quite refreshing ! We will be back! Thank you Tanya More

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Wright's at the Biltmore
Wright's at the Biltmore
(1079)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

This was great food! The appetizers were great, with a great selection of small plates for brunch. The ambiance was great, as befits a structure built by Frank Lloyed Wright. The grounds are an absolute delight to walk through. More

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The Macintosh
The Macintosh
(528)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Great spot for business or pleasure. I'd go again! More

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Rott n' Grapes Uptown
Rott n' Grapes Uptown
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Located in the heart of Uptown, at the base of Landmark Tower, in the breezeway.

Rott n’ Grapes is an open-window bar combined with an open-air lounge with a dog friendly patio. Serving up a menu of bruschetta, paninis and pizzas, Rott n’ Grapes features top-notch selections to wine enthusiasts and beer snobs of all levels. This uptown location is the perfect balance of big city ambiance and locals’ bar atmosphere.

Bringing you exceptional wine and beer at reasonable prices is our goal, and that’s why our happy hour is from open to 6:30 PM every day. Enjoying the pleasure of your company is our passion. We look forward to meeting you!More

Afternoon Tea at The Arizona Biltmore
Afternoon Tea at The Arizona Biltmore
(113)
$$$$
British | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Always love coming here for afternoon tea! Tea sommelier really knows his stuff and the sconces are the best !! Tea sandwiches are innovative and love the treats. More

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Seasons 52 - Phoenix
Seasons 52 - Phoenix
(3946)
$$$$
American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Anniversary More

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Avanti
Avanti
(1217)
$$$$
Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Been to Avanti several times and it is always excellent. More

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Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain
Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain
(1806)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Had an amazing dinner for my daughter's birthday. We felt special. Staff were attentive and the meals were delicious. The chef was able to accommodate our many food allergies. There was a little bit of a lag between courses, but, with such a nice atmosphere, it was no problem. Definitely recommend this hidden gem!! More

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Kovo
Kovo
(106)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Great food. Actually delicious food. Great service. The staff is so friendly and courteous. The pay attention to your needs. Love the calm atmosphere. Love that you can talk across a table and hear your conversation. It’s my go to place for Mediterranean food. More

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Frank & Alberts
Frank & Alberts
(913)
$$$$
American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The food has been fresh and delicious with SW flavors. Prices seem high, but not experienced with Phoenix prices. Servers efficient and friendly. More

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Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar - Phoenix
Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar - Phoenix
(147)
$$$$
Burgers | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

This was our first time eating at Zinburger, and we selected it because it was on the Restaurant Week list. While the actual Rest Wk value wasn't all that great (we maybe saved $18 on the meal, for 4 of us, the food was REALLy good! I had the chicken sandwich, which was about the best I think I have had. More

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Chico Malo
Chico Malo
(329)
$$$$
Mexican | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Great food. The chicken tacos were amazing, however they smelled awful. Once you get past the smell, food was great. Service I must say left much to be desired. Inadequate service from start to finish. If I had it in me I would have complained or left 0 Tip. More

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The Covenant Restaurant
The Covenant Restaurant
(248)
$$$$
American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

We were seated right away. Our server was great. More

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Salty Sow - Cactus
Salty Sow - Cactus
(1325)
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Gastro Pub | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

First time visitor. Place was not very busy so hard to judge what it would be like with a full house. Food was good. Ambience is unique and comfortable. Our waiter was very good. Will return if in the neighborhood. I live in the North Valley near Carefree so would not make special trip just for this restaurant. Will recommend to friends as a good place to go if they are in the area. More

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Black Angus Steakhouse - Phoenix Metro
Black Angus Steakhouse - Phoenix Metro
(687)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

I brought my family and Dad for his birthday and he loved it! Our server Dave was great. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience. More

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Lou's Bar and Grill - Papago Golf Course
Lou's Bar and Grill - Papago Golf Course
(44)
$$$$
American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Patio seating is fun and relaxed. Great atmosphere. Server was attentive. He replaced cocktail that was not to my liking without hesitation. Our party ordered the fish and chips - crispy and not greasy. The steak and frites was good although was more well done than medium rare as requested. The caesar salad with salmon was as expected. Good meal and nice time. More

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Arcadia Tavern
Arcadia Tavern
(9)
$$$$
Sports Bar | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Great food though the drinks were a little weak. We went on a Thursday for the football game, the server was attentive and there were plenty of TV's to watch football. Would go again. More

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Gertrude's - Phoenix
Gertrude's - Phoenix
(3371)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

We ate the daily special, a Reuben sandwich, at the bar since the restaurant space is lessened during the patio remodel. Food was delicious and the service professional, cheerful and friendly. We had a great birthday celebration there and will be back. More

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The MARKET by Jennifer's RESTAURANT+BAR
The MARKET by Jennifer's RESTAURANT+BAR
(181)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

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We had a wonderful evening at Jennifer's Market. Everything went well from the time we walked in to the time we left. Attention to detail, great food , service in a pleasant atmosphere was great. The food tops...great gourmet from the beginning to end. My rack of lamb on a bed of scalloped potatoes was fabulous. We had a wonderful evening and they honored our friend's birthday with a complimentary dessert. I am glad we live in the neighborhood and can not wait to return. More

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Greekfest
Greekfest
(218)
$$$$
Greek | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

We had a party of 6 women...did a sampler dinner and tried many dishes to get a "taste" of Greece. Taramsalata, Hummouse, Saganaki flaming cheese, Spanikopita, and a lovety horiatiki salad with Gyrom meat. Their pita bread is the best ever! Greekfest makes you feel like you are right in Greece...such authentic blue and white decor, Greek Music and art.....love this place! More

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Artizen Crafted American Kitchen and Bar
Artizen Crafted American Kitchen and Bar
(254)
$$$$
American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Restaurant Week menu; shrimp appetizer was best of the 4 restaurants we sampled this week. Salmon and pork entrees were great. House chard is nice and dry. Entering through Camby lobby, there was no one at the reception stand. Asked bartender to help us. They did not check on a reservation. Noise level a bit high. Table service was excellent. We were surprised that a 20% gratuity was automatically applied to a dinner for two. More

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Red Lobster - Phoenix - 28th Dr.
Red Lobster - Phoenix - 28th Dr.
(2)
$$$$
Seafood | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Went for a business dinner. We were seated fast and with as much seats as we needed, which was important since Red Lobster does not reserve tables, only has preference seating. The food was great and came out quickly. The service was great as well and everything came out as ordered. The waiter was very respectful and polite and made everyone feel welcomed. The environment was bit noisy at times but for the most part it stayed moderate. Overall, we had a great night of good food! More

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Rico's American Grill - Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak
Rico's American Grill - Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak
(61)
$$$$
American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

We stopped by Rico's after work on a Thursday evening, it was not super busy - quiet but still plenty of customers. Our waitress was great, food was good - we had the street tacos and spinach artichoke dip along with some drinks. All was very good. Would definitely go back. More

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Burger Theory - Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Phoenix Airport
Burger Theory - Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Phoenix Airport
(13)
$$$$
Burgers | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Yes, however would be great if you had a lunch special. We are teachers and social workers and need something like this. More

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Autumn Court Chinese Restaurant
Autumn Court Chinese Restaurant
(20)
$$$$
Chinese | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

We had a large group of 11 people. Unfortunately seems the restaurant staff all called out the night of our reservation because there was only one waiter for the entire restaurant. We ended up spending 3 1/2 hrs mostly waiting for orders to be taken/delivered and lots of forgetting items ect. Despite the frustrating lack of service due to call outs the food was on point and they didn't mind our silly shenanigans while we waited. We arrived 20min early and they had tables reserved for us. Thoroughly fun birthday celebration. We will definitely be back. This was my second time visiting and my first experience was fast friendly service and amazing food. More

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Omaha Steakhouse - Phoenix
Omaha Steakhouse - Phoenix
(152)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

I Have Celiac. Thanks to Kelvin in the Omaha Steakhouse I was able to eat when the regular complimentary breakfast area was not able to accommodate me. Because of his ability and discussion we decided to make a reservation for dinner that evening at Omaha Steakhouse. It was a wonderful dining experience. Great service, great food and really comfortable eating there with my dietary restrictions. We will return and tell others about the fine dining experience. More

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Royal Palms | Holiday Brunch
Royal Palms | Holiday Brunch
(8)
$$$$
Mediterranean | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Was amazing! More

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Arizona Grand Resort & Spa | Lobby Grill
Arizona Grand Resort & Spa | Lobby Grill
(48)
$$$$
American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Love the AZ Grand! Customer service is always top notch! Outdoor seating is so scenic! Wine list is a bit overpriced but the food is lovely! More

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Flint by Baltaire
Flint by Baltaire
Reviews Coming Soon
American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Open daily for lunch and dinner at The Esplanade in Phoenix, FLINT by Baltaire serves wood fired contemporary American fare accented with coastal Mediterranean and bold Middle Eastern flavors.

Enjoy seasonal menus brimming vibrant, smoky flavors and farm-fresh ingredients, including shareable dips and spreads paired with freshly wood fired pizzas and pita bread, whole-roasted chicken carved tableside, and irresistible desserts such as Basque-style cheesecake.

Housed inside an elegant, modern two-story space overlooking the Biltmore area, FLINT by Baltaire offers a main dining room, bar and lounge, al fresco dining patio, and private dining room options. More

Central Phoenix Diners' Choice Winners

Central Phoenix's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
L'Amore
L'Amore
(974)
$$$$
Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Food and service great as always! More

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The Gladly
The Gladly
(1340)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Service was great , ambiance too loud , food ok More

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The Capital Grille - Phoenix
The Capital Grille - Phoenix
(1453)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Awesome food and service! More

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Rusconi's American Kitchen
Rusconi's American Kitchen
(2663)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Always wonderful. Excellent menu and service. A gem! More

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Steak 44
Steak 44
(4050)
$$$$
Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Absolutely perfect again More

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The Tavern
The Tavern
(322)
$$$$
American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Mark's food is always innovative and delicious. We sat outside and it was quiet . More

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True Food Kitchen - Biltmore
True Food Kitchen - Biltmore
(684)
$$$$
American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Excellent service. Delicious food. I had the Beef Burger on gluten-free bread and I loved it!! The server was attentive and we couldn’t have asked for more. More

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Giuseppe's on 28th
Giuseppe's on 28th
(147)
$$$$
Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Wonderful service , delicious food. Would highly recommend this little gem to anyone looking for a fabulous Italian meal. More

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Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain
Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain
(1806)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Had an amazing dinner for my daughter's birthday. We felt special. Staff were attentive and the meals were delicious. The chef was able to accommodate our many food allergies. There was a little bit of a lag between courses, but, with such a nice atmosphere, it was no problem. Definitely recommend this hidden gem!! More

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Tarbell's
Tarbell's
(2124)
$$$$
American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

All 4 meals were fantastic. The angel hair pasta w/mushrooms was incredible. Great wine list. Humorous, personable waiter made for a wonderful time! More

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Discover Phoenix

A sprawling city in the heart of the desert southwest, Phoenix fares brilliantly when it comes to food. Of course you’ll find Mexican favorites like chili con carne, pozole and tamales. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can nosh on cactus fries pre-rattlesnake course. (True story.) Breweries, Asian restaurants and new American cuisine can all be found in spades, too. The nearby suburb of Scottsdale is host to a number of elegant eateries and old world golf clubs, like the Art Deco Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Biltmore Hotel.

Discover Phoenix

A sprawling city in the heart of the desert southwest, Phoenix fares brilliantly when it comes to food. Of course you’ll find Mexican favorites like chili con carne, pozole and tamales. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can nosh on cactus fries pre-rattlesnake course. (True story.) Breweries, Asian restaurants and new American cuisine can all be found in spades, too. The nearby suburb of Scottsdale is host to a number of elegant eateries and old world golf clubs, like the Art Deco Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Biltmore Hotel.