About Village Tavern Scottsdale

Upscale Casual restaurant featuring fresh seafood and hand cut steaks. Award winning wine list and a true "tavern" feel.

8787 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Doubletree Ranch

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 951-6445

Website:
http://www.villagetavern.com/

Entertainment:
Monthly complimentary wine tastings

Catering:
All menu items available plus flexibility to create individualized menus

Executive Chef:
David Young

Private Party Facilities:
Exterior covered patio with heaters, misters and fans available for large parties

Private Party Contact:
Paul Apana: (480) 951-6445

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Village Tavern Scottsdale Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (49)
Neighborhood Gem (46)
Comfort Food (45)
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Special Occasion (33)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Great for Lunch (29)
Bar Seating (21)
Happy Hour (21)
Business Meals (20)
Worth the Drive (18)
Good for a Date (17)
Fun (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Cozy (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Great for Brunch (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Authentic (11)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Quick Bite (8)
Healthy (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
People Watching (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Romantic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Organic (3)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 16, 2017

They comped the meal.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 15, 2017

This was my opentable review for you - Colby was an awesome waiter - they should keep him! The hostess was even good this time - they have a problem with OpenTable and they don't honor your OpenTable if the reservation is made in less than an hour - which is so dumb - why even have the OpenTable app!!?? But, this time we were seated right away and it was a great experience - Colby was WONDERFUL - thank goodness, as we used to come here about once a week, but now we do about once every 2 months! The prime ribs are the best in Sdale - they need better side dishes though - I have always thought that - but it is SO good here! They have an AWESOME honey mustard dressing which I just discovered thx to Colby - I love this place when everyone is good like tonight. We will come more often again.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Four of us went for dinner this past Saturday evening. We all agree food is outstanding and my Prime Rib ( large, tender and cooked perfectly) was super and best I have tasted after 14 years here. Hooray!!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We love the Village Tavern, good food and drink. Service is always great.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Casual, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 11, 2017

This restaurant has become one of our favorite go to restaurants whenever we are in Scottsdale. They have a varied menu, and the food is always well presented and tasty.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Our dinners were super! My husband loves the prime rib which is consistently perfect! Had a little issue with reservation, but that was because I. Hanged it from 4 to 5 the day of our dinner. Just a communication problem which was quickly remedied by the friendly staff! All was perfect and our waitress , Dana was wonderful!

Tags: Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We went early and found that it was crowded and quite noisy. It would be great if this restaurant tried to keep a little space for folks who wanted to talk while they ate! The food was well- priced and good. Our waitress was pleasant and very accommodating to our requests.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 2, 2017

As usual everyone was attentive and the meals were cooked to perfection . Staff was excellent without being noticed. Enjoyed our visit as always. See you soon!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 2, 2017

BBQ sauce is a bit unexpected in their Colorado Chicken, but otherwise a good meal.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Unfortunately this experience was not as good as it usually is. Waiter brought salads and entrees out at same time. We didn't know if his fault or kitchen. Not the usual dining experience. Very noisy which is also not usual.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Village Tavern Scottsdale was excellent!! Food and service were amazing! Molly was outstanding. She was attentive, perceptive and helped make our experience special. We will recommend the Village Tavern Scottsdale to family and friends and we'll be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Great salads and sandwiches. Casual dining with great food. Been there 50+ times. Never disappointed in food.
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Always a great meal and great service.
The best in the neighborhood.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 24, 2017

I chose the spot based on reviews from Open Table and was not at all disappointed! The menu options were broad and could hit any craving and the server was more than willing to give her recommendations. Speaking of our server, she was knowledgeable and engaging - always a great addition for the whole dining experience! From dinner to drinks to dessert, we loved it all and will definitely keep it on the short list of spots to return to when back in town (we were on a short gals trip - live in Ohio).

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Great Beer
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Disappointed. The Brushetta didn't come close to being as tasty as say the Grassroots restaurant and chicken salad was bland with large chunks of chicken that kept falling out of the bread. On the plus side, our waiter was EXCELLENT and enjoyed the atmosphere.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Restaurant grill hood was broken and they couldn't serve anything that needed grilled which is 75% of their menu. We were advised of this upon arrrival by a paper on the door,making it difficult to change plans when dinning with a 92 year old. A call from the restauant advising customers of their problem would have made me want to return, the way this was handled will put this restaurant at the bottom of my list

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 21, 2017

The server informed us the grill was not working so that limited us for our lunch selection. Food not as good as it was last time I was there. Probable won't be back.

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·Dined on June 18, 2017

It was good but not great; new servers; no seasonal fruit with benedict brunch items as in the past; prime rib was tough, fatty & too rare since I ordered medium; will not be going back anytime soon since this was our second disappointment in our last two visits.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Always eat there when visiting. Great waitress and great food especially grouper with linguini

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We were seated and ordered quickly and after 1 hour and ten minutes we still had no food!! Ridiculous. I can't believe that the waitress and management had no answer for this. Ruined our evening with our children who are (5 and 8). Left after 1 hour and 20 minutes to go to a competitor restaurant. Management has gone downhill since Paul left and the wait staff hasn't been the same. The only good waiter is Dylan! I go there all the time and this is by far the worst experience ever. I actually expected management to reach out to us but still haven't heard from them after 48 hours. Shame.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 9, 2017

From the time we walked into the restaurant, everything was simply amazing!

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Good food, service and ambience. Just wish the noise level was not so high.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Everything was great; we will be returning soon!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Food was great, as usual. Our server, Dawn, was awesome.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Healthy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Came to celebrate my teen son's goofiest report card. He's a fraught up carnivore so liked some o frheir steak options. Ultimately everything was meh, profoundly unremarkable. I think there are much better options around here in the same price range.

Tags: Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Your restaurant Village Tavern is my favorite in this metropolis.
Jesse our waiter was exceptional and very service perceptive.
I love the salmon fillet with rice and nicely cooked green beans,
for $13.95, a bargain.
Keep up the good work for our city, Richard Matthews

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 26, 2017

We eat here often. We always have an excellent meal. The ambience food and service was perfect.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 25, 2017

We had a new waiter (3rd day), so not the best service. He had to be reminded to bring the requested bread. Was not familiar enough with the menu to answer our questions, and messed up on one of our choices, but that was dealt with by another waiter and the missing sides brought out by a manager. Food was as tasty as usual, though.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 22, 2017

I found Village Tavern to be a great place to visit. The menu was extensive with enough variety to please everybody. The server was very helpful and attentive. I would definitely recommend this place.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Went here with 4 people because of the wine spectator rating. Good food and decent wine pricing

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Always love cog here! Special occasions or any day!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Good neighborhood choice with menu options to please all.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Business dinner for 4. Waiter did not rush us and food was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 19, 2017

It was my birthday and it was ignored. After calling and in notes. We picked this for my special day. Didn't feel special

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 16, 2017

I hadn't been here for several years and was very pleasantly surprised at how good and affordable the menu items we chose were. I was visiting with a friend who I hadn't seen for a while and it was great to be able to spend time visiting and have an attentive waitstaff who took care of our needs and let us visit as long as we wished without making us feel rushed.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Madeline was our server. Very much a people person.
Shrimp & Grits was fantastic.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went there for Mother's Day with my 87 year old mother. The staff was very friendly and understanding....especially with a woman in a walker who is also hard of hearing. The food was excellent and the prices are very reasonable.

Tags: Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Food and service was fantastic
Look forward to coming back soon

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Could be less noisy, but everything else was great

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Village Tavern is consistently good. We ordered chicken quesadillas, onion soup, and half a chicken salad sandwich. Everything tasted good, but the chicken salad had too much mayonnaise in it. Otherwise, we enjoyed our dinner. VT is a "go to" place for us. It is good and predictable. You will enjoy it.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre
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