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 (44)
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Special Occasion (33)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Great for Lunch (27)
Happy Hour (21)
Bar Seating (19)
Business Meals (19)
Good for a Date (17)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Fun (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Cozy (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Authentic (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Healthy (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
People Watching (6)
Kid-friendly (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Organic (3)
Romantic (3)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

This is a wonderful place, and the booths are perfect for conversation. Highly recommended!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

Village Tavern never disappoints. Service and food are excellent, but just know that it's going to be NOISY.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Happy hour in bar area is great. Just a heads up, happy hour is bar only.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Good for a Date, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

Loved you again Village Tavern! We enjoyed wine Wednesday with half price wine and tried a few recommendations from our server. So fun. I tried their new grouper Florentine and it was delish! Hubby had his birthday primerib med rare as ordered, and said out was very tasty. Then their signature butter cake with berries and icecream... wow.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Found Village Tavern via OpenTable while on vacation. Atmosphere was good. Food was delicious and the kids menu prices are exactly what kids meals should cost. Overall it was a great dining experience. If we make it back to Scottsdale, we will be back!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went to dinner with friends they were paying so I didn’t complain much but my card salad was the worst thing I’ve ever eaten it actually had too much chicken in the letters were totally wilted with too much dressing. The pork sliders that my wife had the buns were so hard there almost like they were toasted but they gave us new ones but damage is already been done our friends didn’t complain too much about theirs but I think they had the same problem with the dried button on the Salmon sandwich. On the scale 1 to 10 my salad was a negative one

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Friends drove one of my cars from Lake Tahoe to Scottsdale and wanted to take them out to a very nice casual dinner. They loved it!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, People Watching, Sunday Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We are regulars, but Saturday night the fish was burnt and tasteless , the service was “iffy”, we never got the extra order of French fries. The manager came by when we were finished and offered FF to take home- how stupid was that? Even the carrot cake was not fresh. All in all a very disappointing experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Veteran’s Day

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Happy Hour must in Scottsdale!
Great drinks and appetizers.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Varied menu suits many tastes, meatball skillet was awesome, dessert was big enough to share 3 ways. Very good overall. Reasonably priced in a just average atmosphere.

Tags: Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Our waitress was very attentive and efficient, Her name was Kristen. Manager was visible throughout dinner and working with his team. Great followup and teamwork by staff with replenishing H20 and other items. Would definitely return on my next trip to Scottsdale

Tags: Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Not happy with the service that evening. Waited for a table even with a reservation. Ordered a call drink and was poured a well drink. The waiter served rice rather than the French fries that were ordered. When asked for med. rare prime rib said they didn't have any and then served it. Very loud.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Village Tavern is a reliable option for meeting friends. I became familiar with them in Colorado and was very happy to find a location in the valley when I moved here. Food is consistently good (love the flank steak). Service was good, attentive, but not too attentive. I recommend the Village Tavern to all my friends.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

First time at this restaurant and felt it was very good but vey pricey, $13.50 for a burger and fries! Service was good but not exceptional. We’ll return but this is not a regular place we will be dining.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Always great place for lunch or dinner. Noise level a little loud. Great Mac and Cheese.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The shrimp scampi was excellent. The service was very good.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We always enjoy Village Tavern. Very good food, nice atmosphere, reasonably priced. All around good place that won’t disappoint

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Our server Travis was great, the food exceptional, great price. Best prime rib we have had in our 17 years of visiting Scottsdale. The brick chicken was moist and flavorful. Spring rolls were delicious and the Calamari was tender and sweet. I know the desserts are fantastic but we had no room left. So we will be back again in the spring of 2018 and will be sure to recommend The Village Tavern to all at our resort!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Although the food was good and we all had a great time, we had a bit of a rocky start. I had made a reservation requesting the patio. When we arrived they informed us that they do not accept reservations for the patio (it would have been nice to have been told that fact prior to our arrival). Our goal was to select a nice restaurant with a good patio. Since we couldn't sit on the patio, I asked for a quite table where we could have a conversation without having to scream over the noise. The hostess lead us to a table right outside the kitchen. As we walked thru the restaurant there were many empty tables in much quieter areas. We were told to pick one of two tables both were very close to the kitchen. They were in process of training on one side of the room but it appeared they were short staffed, service was very slow.

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

Village Tavern food, etc. were excellent, as usual. It is one of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Village is one of our go to places. On Friday, we took two visitors there for lunch. Two had blue cheese salad, one had quesadillas and I had Marguerita Flatbread. They were all delicious, as usual. It's a bit noisy, but if you sit in a booth, it is tolerable. You will enjoy your meal there. BTW, Costco has $100 gift cards for $80.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Good for Groups, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Outstanding restaurant! We are from the San Francisco Bay area and this is as good as anything we have had in a long time. So many great things on the menu and prepared excellent . Service was great and Cynthia our waitress was one of the best !
The butter cake dessert might be the best we’ve ever had. We will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

We started with drinks and appetizers in the bar. Our waiter, John, was very nice!!! However, we didn't see him as often as we would have liked, and several of the drinks had issues, ie broken glass, terrible mixing, AWFUL SANGRIA!!!!!

We moved to the dining room for dinner, and only did so hoping to have better service. Our waiter, Grant, was like a deer in the headlights. We tried to order a nice Caymus bottle of wine. He first brought us some other crazy bottle and tried to tell us it was a Caymus. After several drive by's, we finally asked where our wine was. He told us that the manager had to get it for us. Thirty minutes after we ordered it, we finally got our bottle, which was delicious. To be honest, I think he thought a group of women didn't know about good wine...that was the impression we got, anyway.

The food was OK. We ordered several dishes and all sampled some of each. The shrimp and grits were a terrible disappointment - the shrimp had no flavor and weren't an appropriate size for the cost of the dish.

The booth we were in was AWESOME for a group of 5 good friends, and the restaurant appears to be on a level it can't seem to support. There is so much potential there, but we have marked the Village Tavern off of our spots to get-together. With a town like Scottsdale, with so many excellent choices, my prediction is that the tavern will be a cave before long.

PS - Our server didn't return one of our credit cards. While we don't think Grant was trying to do anything sketchy, it caused a huge amount of trouble for one of my friends.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent service with a varied menu. Good value!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Good for any occasion!

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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We had a reservation for 3 on a Sunday night 7:30 pm but there was plenty of seating available so we had choices. Sat in the bar area to watch MLB playoffs. TV viewing just okay. Service was friendly and quick. Flank Steak and Veggie Burger were very good. Nachos were just okay since we ran out of chips before all the toppings. We added the ground beef option which I would pass on next time around. Overall I gave it 5 stars as I would definitely come back as we enjoyed our food and service was terrific.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The employees are so friendly! From The hostess to the servers, everyone was smiling.

Food was delicious! All of us lived our meals. Server got everything perfect even though we made changes from the menu.

The only issue was that the bathrooms were shut down due to some blockage. But they were driving people over to the very close hotel as needed.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Village Tavern was a great place to celebrate a birthday and they didn't even blink when we said we were celebrate 2 birthdays and they brought our complimentary sundaes. Service was great, but not too cloying. Great food; it was hard to make a decision. Try the Cubano sandwich.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Excellent Prime Rib and great butter cake dessert. Ambiance is quaint and service is excellent. Have dined there on several occasions and always great experience.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Some of the best prime rib we have had in a very long time. It’s a throw back, but the French onion soup was extremely good! The vegtables were fresh and cooked perfect! Great setting very good service. It was a really great dining Experience! Thank you! We will be back,

Tags: Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner as usual at the Village Tavern. Our absolute favorite is the Rainbow Trout. Always cooked to perfection, modified to meet individual needs with good substitutions for individuals who do not eat carbs. Very nice grilled veggies.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 25, 2017

My go to arizona restaurant Bit was a little disappointed service was not up to par

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Beware! This is a family restaurant. As we were finishing a pleasant lunch, a table for 8 was set up next to us: 2 grandparents, 2 parents, and 4 children approximately aged 1, 2, 3, and 4. So much for the pleasant lunch....

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

I found this restaurant an internet,
Put American restaurant in scottdale,
I looked at menu and decided book a table for my boy friend and I for date night.
I had veggie burger He had a steak we both are enjoyed it also loved a home made potate chips.
Looks like we got a great waiter at the beginning unfortunately he was not.
I mean he was a really bad but this restaurant has a good environment and very tasty food so I think he is not belong .
I would like to sit outside next time.
Hopefully other person will served us then.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Always good service and geat food. In booths never too noisy. Sometimes at tables can be noisy .Good variety on menu hohwever could increase it with some pasta dishes.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Food and service were excellent and the ambience was very pleasant.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Village Tavern never disappoints! They have a big menu, so there's always something for everyone-- and the service is always solid. It's one of our local go-to places :)

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Went for an after church get-together with friends. We have all dined at Village Tavern before and this was our first choice to go back to. All of us were very happy with our meals.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Village tavern is always good. We had Sunday brunch this time. You can order from the weekend brunch menu or the regular lunch menus is available. Village tavern is predictable- the food is excellent, reasonably priced, and a comfortable place to be. We recommend it for lunch, dinner, or anytime. Enjoy.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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