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

Neighborhood Gem (61)
Casual (60)
Comfort Food (56)
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Great for Lunch (43)
Good for a Date (35)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Special Occasion (33)
Good for Groups (32)
Cozy (31)
Worth the Drive (30)
Fun (26)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Happy Hour (25)
Bar Seating (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Sunday Lunch (24)
Business Meals (23)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Healthy (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Quick Bite (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Authentic (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Great for Brunch (11)
People Watching (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Romantic (10)
Kid-friendly (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Late-night Find (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Great Beer (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Organic (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Spicy (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined a day ago

Great food. If you have room for dessert, get the carrot cake!

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 (Detroit)·Dined 2 days ago

Initial service was good. Food that was hot was very good. One in our party had a ribeye steak with baked potato. Potato was cold. It was replaced with another cold potato. Butter would not melt. Bread ordered before meal arrived. Never delivered. Server not around to replace potato for second time. Steak finished sans any baked potato. Mgr. informed. Comped us a free desert. Big deal. I apologized to my guests seeing as dining there was my idea.

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·Dined 2 days ago

The house salad—normally boring but not here— and the grilled meat loaf (enough for two to share) made the evening memorable. We splurged on the carrot cake which was just so-so. Suggest making a reservation.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and presentation, as well as service, was excellent, as always! We always visit here when in town.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Terrible service. Food was just ok. Nothing to bring you back

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

VILLAGE TAVERN IS A NEIGHBORHOOD GEM .ALWAYS GOOD FOOD AND SERVICE

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined 4 days ago

We often take visitors to Village Tavern because they have a varied menu - sandwiches, big salads, entrees, etc. We also show up to sit in the bar after a movie. We have never had a bad experience or bad food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

One of our favorite places for happy hour and dining.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

Good ambience. Great food. Service always good. Can recommend!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2018

food was excellent. always is. service very good. table ready at reservation time. $100 vouchers for $80 at costco so basically a 20% discount on food and drinks. booths for six people extremely roomy and comfortable. an excellent choice always.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Colin was a great server. Food was very good

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Awesome as always. Brian, our server, accommodated the several requests we had. He kept the iced tea flowing (very important to me). Kept an eye on us but was not intrusive. Every time I have been to Village Tavern the experience has been stellar. Food has always been prepared correctly, service has been top notch, prices are reasonable. This is a real treasure. I love coming here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We had a hamburger and a cup of sop and 1/2 chicken salad sandwich. Both were excellent. You can usually count on Village Tavern for a good meal.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great restaurant, especially wine Wednesdays where you can get glasses at half price. Most only offer full bottles at half price.

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Hamburgers are always great ! The Caesar salad was weak!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 7, 2018

This small chain has really got it all together. Great service, good quality food, and management is solid. They know their customer and it shows.
Try the Flatbread, all the delicious entree salads and my favorite the Berkshire Pork Chop. Be sure to make reservations .

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Great burger. Good service.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on February 4, 2018

I've been to Village Tavern many, many times and always enjoy it. My best friend was visiting from Milwaukee and she wanted to treat us so I immediately thought of Village Tavern. The food was excellent, the waiter was delightful and had great suggestions. My friend said the old fashion she had to drink was the best she ever had anywhere and she has traveled all over the world.

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Fun, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Burger was cooked just as I asked it to be, and service was prompt.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Loved the soup and sandwich combo. Our waitress was great - lovely lunch

Tags: Quick Bite, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food. Friendly Staff.
Only one issue. I requested a table rather than a booth (70% are booths) when making the reservation on Open Table.

They advised me that in order to have a table, you must "CALL" the restaurant. They don't honor Open Table requests, and all of the tables had been reserved. When I asked to see a manager, he advised of the policy.....but they "just had a cancellation" We sat at a table and the two tables next to us were open. They were still open when we departed the restaurant 75 minutes later.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Things took a long time. For example, We spilled water and it took 12 min or so to finally get it cleaned up. My husband asked for ketchup and he ate half his meal before it finally came.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Everything we ordered was fantastic

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Food is always good. Service is very friendly. I like their veggie burger a lot. It's got a nice texture and flavor, not just a dry patty.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Outstanding

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This is our everyday restaurant that we go to very often...its got great food...good value...and and efficient servers. Great neighborhood restaurant.

Onion soup is special...great steak at a decent price...and love their freisenet (sp??) champagne.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We had a nice dinner on a Friday evening. The place was packed even at 8:00 which was surprising for Scottsdale. Our server Holly was excellent and so were her co-workers who helped out.
Lots of wine by the glass choices.

Tags: Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Good food, good service

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent wait staff. Tuna appetizer out of this word as were the filet and prime rib.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Great food. Prime rib was cooked perfectly and tasty. Drinks are great. It is a little loud though. We will return.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 21, 2018

restaurant fare is nothing special. food a little better than a diner. a special shrimp cocktail is jelly like. I go for a hamburger and relaxation from home meals.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 21, 2018

It was great

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Waitress was not very attentive, and brought out our entree literally 5 minutes after or salads that we had barely started eating. Lots of new servers recently, some good, some not. Management took care of most of our bill.... ask for Kristins section.... she’s the only waitress there that actually pays attention to her customers.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great neighborhood restaurant with great food and excellent service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We had a late reservation (half hour before closing). We were not rushed at all!! Excellent service!!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We had a great meal. Burger was gorgeous and delicious. Prime rib blackened was flavorful but a lot of fat and gristle that you sometimes get with prime rib. Still, I'd order it again. Service was excellent. They want to please and it shows!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 17, 2018

We go there quite often. The food is good and usually consistent
This time my salmon was very good, but the sweet potato fries were soggy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great service, personable, but not over-the-top

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

We were there very early in the evening ... so quiet atmosphere... always a good meal!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Food was excellent, esp the Tuna tartar. Our waiter was top shelf. Very knowledgeable and personal.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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