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Best American Restaurants in Central Phoenix

The TavernThe Tavern
(187)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Tarbell'sTarbell's
(1693)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Phoenix Ale Brewery Central KitchenPhoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen
(57)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Seasons 52 - PhoenixSeasons 52 - Phoenix
(3332)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Artizen Crafted American Kitchen and BarArtizen Crafted American Kitchen and Bar
(195)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
RokerijRokerij
(634)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Beckett's TableBeckett's Table
(2215)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Frank & AlbertsFrank & Alberts
(760)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Rico's American Grill - Pointe Hilton Squaw PeakRico's American Grill - Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak
(49)
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Durant'sDurant's
(3410)
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American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix
Blue Hound Kitchen & CocktailsBlue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails
(989)
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American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix
Palette at Phoenix Art MuseumPalette at Phoenix Art Museum
(157)
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American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix
Southern RailSouthern Rail
(622)
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American | North Central Phoenix, Phoenix
The Arrogant ButcherThe Arrogant Butcher
(1986)
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American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix
Pomelo at The OrchardPomelo at The Orchard
(190)
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American | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix

Best Italian Restaurants in Central Phoenix

North Italia – ArcadiaNorth Italia – Arcadia
(1121)
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
L'AmoreL'Amore
(686)
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
AvantiAvanti
(999)
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
CrudoCrudo
(688)
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Tomaso's - PhoenixTomaso's - Phoenix
(927)
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Alexi's GrillAlexi's Grill
(605)
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Italian | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix
Tutti Santi - PhoenixTutti Santi - Phoenix
(517)
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Italian | North Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Aiello's East Coast ItalianAiello's East Coast Italian
(109)
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Italian | North Central Phoenix, Phoenix
Mancuso's RestuarantMancuso's Restuarant
(321)
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Italian | Downtown Phoenix, Phoenix
Casa MiaCasa Mia
(838)
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Italian | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Dahl & DiLuca Ristorante ItalianoDahl & DiLuca Ristorante Italiano
(1588)
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Italian | Sedona, Sedona / Flagstaff / Prescott
Tutti Santi ScottsdaleTutti Santi Scottsdale
(1283)
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Italian | Scottsdale Quarter/Kierland Commons, Scottsdale
Marcellino RistoranteMarcellino Ristorante
(752)
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Italian | Old Town Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Local Bistro + BarLocal Bistro + Bar
(1285)
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Italian | North Scottsdale, Scottsdale
North Italia – Kierland CommonsNorth Italia – Kierland Commons
(2085)
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Italian | Scottsdale Quarter/Kierland Commons, Scottsdale
Pomo Cucina & PizzeriaPomo Cucina & Pizzeria
(634)
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Italian | Central Scottsdale, Scottsdale
Bottega Pizzeria RistoranteBottega Pizzeria Ristorante
(156)
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Italian | Glendale / Peoria, West Valley
Tommy V's Urban Kitchen and Bar ScottsdaleTommy V's Urban Kitchen and Bar Scottsdale
(920)
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Italian | Old Town Scottsdale, Scottsdale

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Central Phoenix Restaurants

Steak 44Steak 44
2503 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

It's definitely one of the Valleys top eating experience, upscale but worth the expense for special occasions. The staff is first rate the guests from out of town were so impressed that they were sending messages to friends back home. More

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The Capital Grille - PhoenixThe Capital Grille - Phoenix
1084 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

We had a wonderful time. Food & service were excellent! Our waiter Ken was absolutely delightful, personable & engaging! He made our entire Capital Grille experience superb!!! 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 More

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Ten Handcrafted American Fare and SpiritsTen Handcrafted American Fare and Spirits
82 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Ten was a last minute neighborhood dinner that was a nice surprise! Amanda was at the bar offering great suggestions. We ordered exactly what she recommended and we not disappointed with anything! Portions are large enough to share. More

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The TavernThe Tavern
187 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Fabulous Lobster Roll, Avocado Toast, Deviled Eggs, EVERYTHING! More

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Rusconi's American KitchenRusconi's American Kitchen
1965 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

We had a group of 9 friends and the food, service, friendly atmosphere and great selection of wine was excellent. We are regular customers and they are so accommodating when we have larger parties. Chef's plating is a beautiful piece of art & a delicious reminder why we continue to return! We will be back! More

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L'AmoreL'Amore
686 reviews
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

I have eaten at L'Amore multiple times and the food is always consistently well prepared, properly served, and the owner is always there to greet me and my partner. Always a happy experience. More

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Base PizzeriaBase Pizzeria
90 reviews
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Pizzeria | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Our appetizer, salad and pizza was outstanding. We had the best service and the overall environment was More

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Wright's at the BiltmoreWright's at the Biltmore
914 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Wright's is perfect for Special Occasions. We were there for our anniversary. The food is outstanding--lovely presentation. The Server was friendly and didn't rush us. A perfect evening. More

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North Italia – ArcadiaNorth Italia – Arcadia
1121 reviews
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

We had an absolutely amazing meal. All around we had a group of 7, the server was outstanding and the food was even better! I would definitely go back and recommend to anyone looking for a great place for Italian or just great food period. More

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The Desert Oasis / The Artichoke GrillThe Desert Oasis / The Artichoke Grill
340 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

It is a college venue teaching practical application of things learned. Students and staff are doing a great job! More

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Phoenix Ale Brewery Central KitchenPhoenix Ale Brewery Central Kitchen
57 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Top notch food and service! Great patio! Solid Beers and fantastic cocktails. More

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Quiessence at The Farm at South MountainQuiessence at The Farm at South Mountain
1608 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

It was more than I expected. The pasmeggian soup and the Cannoli were extraordinary. Service was attentive. Wish I could go back soon with a romantic date (I went alone). More

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Phoenix City GrillePhoenix City Grille
1045 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Always a favorite with us, took a friend for a late lunch and it was nice and quiet for a good visit. Much more lively at Happy Hour and true lunch or dinner times. Always good service and delicious food from snacks to full meals. More

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Tarbell'sTarbell's
1693 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Excellent food, service and venue; highly recommended. More

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The Henry - PhoenixThe Henry - Phoenix
1842 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The food and service were excellent but we had to move to the bar because we couldn’t hear ourselves think, much less hold a conversation in the main dining area. More

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Grassroots Kitchen & Tap PhoenixGrassroots Kitchen & Tap Phoenix
299 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The food and especially pork belly was phenomenal. The service was great. I would definitely come back. More

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The GladlyThe Gladly
983 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

As usual we had a wonderful experience at the gladly. Come back here as much as possible. More

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Blanco Tacos + Tequila - Biltmore Fashion ParkBlanco Tacos + Tequila - Biltmore Fashion Park
189 reviews
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Mexican | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

So...we have a new Mid-town Mexican restaurant - Blanco! We expected less (mall location, fancy Italian roots) and were happily surprised by Nana-like authenticity from the kitchen and terrific service out front. Olé! More

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Doughbird - Pizza & RotisserieDoughbird - Pizza & Rotisserie
352 reviews
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Pizzeria | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Great visit tonight. Our food was good and the service was attentive. My second drink took a bit longer to come out than expected, which was not a big deal. Without asking we had a visit from the manager and a comped round of drinks. We sat outside and the atmosphere was great More

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Beckett's TableBeckett's Table
2215 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

My associates and I had a wonderful meal. We picked the restaurant due to it's gluten free items and none of us were disappointed. Next time I'm in Phoenix, I will try to visit again. More

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AvantiAvanti
999 reviews
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Great service. Food was good. I would go back again. More

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RokerijRokerij
634 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The Chipotle ribs are exceptional to start. The Carne Adovada is he best I've ever had and I lived in Albuquerque, NM for 10 years. The prime rib with bone was one of the best things I've ever eaten! My favorite restaurant by far! More

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Seasons 52 - PhoenixSeasons 52 - Phoenix
3332 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Great service delicious food.. Beef short ribs is the best!. More

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CrudoCrudo
688 reviews
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

We love how you can mix and match your own tasting menu. The chef often offers specials that are amazing - we had egg yolk ravioli with porcini mushrooms that was an incredible dish. The chef's risotto is always perfection and the crispy pig ear appetizers are always a must have. Crudo now has its own pastry chef so there are delectable desserts (if you aren't stuffed with your previous courses) including a different flavored tiramisu of the day. More

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SumoMaya Mexican-Asian KitchenSumoMaya Mexican-Asian Kitchen
1310 reviews
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Fusion / Eclectic | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Server was very attentive and helpful. Food was excellent very enjoyable lunch. More

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Mora ItalianMora Italian
995 reviews
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Contemporary Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Amazing food, fantastic friendly staff, one of top 3 Italian restaurants to ever visit in AZ. More

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Zinburger Wine and Burger Bar - PhoenixZinburger Wine and Burger Bar - Phoenix
44 reviews
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Burgers | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Delicious and great service! Best burger I've had in a long time. More

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Vincent on CamelbackVincent on Camelback
358 reviews
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French | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Great food and ambiance. You will not find another true fine dining establishment that stretches your dollar farther. More

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Wrigley Mansion - Geordie'sWrigley Mansion - Geordie's
1305 reviews
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French American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Beautiful ambiance, scenic, & historical. Food was delicious. More

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Tomaso's - PhoenixTomaso's - Phoenix
927 reviews
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Everything about this restaurant was superb! Best Italian around! Book your table now! More

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Artizen Crafted American Kitchen and BarArtizen Crafted American Kitchen and Bar
195 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Father’s Day with all the kids and still felt like we were at an upscale brunch. Service was amazing. Food was on point. I would come here on a date night or even for a nice family meal More

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Twisted Grove Parlor + Bar - PhoenixTwisted Grove Parlor + Bar - Phoenix
147 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Great food. Happy hour menu is to die for. Chicken on a bisquet. Tacos are super. Brushetta is excellent. Will definitely be back. More

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Salty Sow - CactusSalty Sow - Cactus
1017 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Amazing as always. The food can not be beat, and the service is always great. More

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Donovan's - PhoenixDonovan's - Phoenix
2342 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

I live in a small town with no steakhouse. So on the way to the airport we stopped here to eat. Service was great and the food was better. My son had The New York strip and I had the rib eye. We like medium rare but never get it. We were told this would be mr and it was. Perfectly flavored and cooked. The vegetables crisp but not raw. Definitely my new favorite place to go More

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The Stockyards Restaurant & 1889 SaloonThe Stockyards Restaurant & 1889 Saloon
1849 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

As usual stockyards did not disappoint! Attentive service great food excellent bar selections! More

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Gertrude's - PhoenixGertrude's - Phoenix
2566 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

We were visiting Phoenix and came across Gertrudes on Open Table not knowing that it was part of the botanical gardens. Great food and service , a wonderful setting. More

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Richardson's Cuisine of New MexicoRichardson's Cuisine of New Mexico
492 reviews
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Southwest | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

One of my favorite restaurants. I make sure I go here whenever I’m in Phoenix. The enchiladas are absolutely awesome. More

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Chico MaloChico Malo
128 reviews
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Mexican | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

We had a wonderful meal at Chico Malo. We splurged and enjoyed appetizers, entrees, and dessert. All were fantastic. The portions are huge, so we enjoyed leftovers the next day. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and fun. The only hiccup was with the hostess. We asked to be moved to a booth, but were told that was for people with reservations. We reminded her that we had reservations, so she made another excuse. She did, however, go and ask if she could reseat us. The little hiccup did not ruin our evening, however, and we will definitely return. More

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Afternoon Tea at The Arizona BiltmoreAfternoon Tea at The Arizona Biltmore
23 reviews
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British | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Always a lovely experience. Beautiful room overlooking a beautiful garden. The tea sandwiches and pastries are done with great care and are wonderful and change depending on the season. Kevin Doyle the wine sommelier is a gracious attentive host who knows his teas. His recommendations are always spot on. My friend and I go frequently and have always had a great time More

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Black Angus Steakhouse - Phoenix MetroBlack Angus Steakhouse - Phoenix Metro
561 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Food was late in coming to the table due to a mixup in the kitchen. The server and manager explained the situation - it provided more time us to catch up what happened since the last time we were together. More

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Frank & AlbertsFrank & Alberts
760 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Delicious burger! Great time! More

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Kitchen 56Kitchen 56
18 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Great food and service. More

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GreekfestGreekfest
175 reviews
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Greek | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

I always feel as though we are visiting a place we come to all the time. The staff is always so welcoming and the food simply never disappoints. The wine suggested was perfect! More

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Autumn Court Chinese RestaurantAutumn Court Chinese Restaurant
10 reviews
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Chinese | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Pepper steak and fried rice were excellent. More

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Arcadia TavernArcadia Tavern
1 review
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Sports Bar | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

A local neighborhood eatery with 30-plus TVs and a kitchen well known for cooking everything from scratch. Welcome UA fans!More

Rico's American Grill - Pointe Hilton Squaw PeakRico's American Grill - Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak
49 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The restaurant had a good variety on the menu and the food was very good. We were pleasantly surprised. We had 4 kids with our group and all had good options and enjoyed the food. More

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Arizona Grand Resort & Spa | Lobby GrillArizona Grand Resort & Spa | Lobby Grill
42 reviews
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American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

The view of the golf course from the restaurant is very nice and relaxing. More

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Omaha Steakhouse - PhoenixOmaha Steakhouse - Phoenix
129 reviews
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Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

We had the Christmas Dinner and it was delicious. The service and ambiance was great. We will definitely go there again in the future. More

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Burger Theory - Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Phoenix AirportBurger Theory - Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Phoenix Airport
4 reviews
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Burgers | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Great service; outstanding burger... just what I was craving!! More

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Central Phoenix Diners' Choice Winners

Central Phoenix's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Ten Handcrafted American Fare and SpiritsTen Handcrafted American Fare and Spirits
82 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Ten was a last minute neighborhood dinner that was a nice surprise! Amanda was at the bar offering great suggestions. We ordered exactly what she recommended and we not disappointed with anything! Portions are large enough to share. More

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Steak 44Steak 44
2503 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

It's definitely one of the Valleys top eating experience, upscale but worth the expense for special occasions. The staff is first rate the guests from out of town were so impressed that they were sending messages to friends back home. More

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Rusconi's American KitchenRusconi's American Kitchen
1965 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

We had a group of 9 friends and the food, service, friendly atmosphere and great selection of wine was excellent. We are regular customers and they are so accommodating when we have larger parties. Chef's plating is a beautiful piece of art & a delicious reminder why we continue to return! We will be back! More

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The TavernThe Tavern
187 reviews
$$$$
American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Fabulous Lobster Roll, Avocado Toast, Deviled Eggs, EVERYTHING! More

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The Capital Grille - PhoenixThe Capital Grille - Phoenix
1084 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

We had a wonderful time. Food & service were excellent! Our waiter Ken was absolutely delightful, personable & engaging! He made our entire Capital Grille experience superb!!! 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 More

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Wright's at the BiltmoreWright's at the Biltmore
914 reviews
$$$$
Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Wright's is perfect for Special Occasions. We were there for our anniversary. The food is outstanding--lovely presentation. The Server was friendly and didn't rush us. A perfect evening. More

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Quiessence at The Farm at South MountainQuiessence at The Farm at South Mountain
1608 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

It was more than I expected. The pasmeggian soup and the Cannoli were extraordinary. Service was attentive. Wish I could go back soon with a romantic date (I went alone). More

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Base PizzeriaBase Pizzeria
90 reviews
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Pizzeria | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

Our appetizer, salad and pizza was outstanding. We had the best service and the overall environment was More

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L'AmoreL'Amore
686 reviews
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Italian | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

I have eaten at L'Amore multiple times and the food is always consistently well prepared, properly served, and the owner is always there to greet me and my partner. Always a happy experience. More

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The Desert Oasis / The Artichoke GrillThe Desert Oasis / The Artichoke Grill
340 reviews
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Contemporary American | Central Phoenix, Phoenix

It is a college venue teaching practical application of things learned. Students and staff are doing a great job! 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.