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 (60)
Casual (58)
Comfort Food (56)
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Great for Lunch (41)
Special Occasion (35)
Good for Birthdays (35)
Good for a Date (30)
Worth the Drive (28)
Bar Seating (26)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
Cozy (25)
Happy Hour (25)
Fun (23)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Good for Groups (20)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Business Meals (18)
Authentic (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Healthy (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Quick Bite (11)
People Watching (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Great Beer (6)
Romantic (6)
Seasonal (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

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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vip
 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food and service. I highly recommend the pimento cheese burger.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

Have always been pleased while dining at The Village Tavern. Made a reservation and had to wait to be seated for possibly 3 minutes . They apologized for the wait and the manager insisted we have an appetizer on them for waiting. Very classy. The two of us had the prime rib which was excellent. I had mentioned it was my partner's bday and they brought him a sundae to celebrate. The service as always was excellent. The only negative I had is the noise level, which probably cant be avoided as the restaurant was packed. I definitely would return for any occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 6 days ago

This is a solid restaurant....a great place for a casual meal. The menu is large with many choices to appeal to all.
Village Tavern is not fancy....the food is good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Very noisy in the dining area, due to the open kitchen concept. Overall experience was average at best.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I'm usually very happy with my meals there. Not this time. I'd ordered my salad without onions. When it arrived with crispy onions on top I mentioned my request to the person who delivered my meal. When it was returned, there were no onions. However, all they did was remove the onions from the top of the salad. I knew that because I could still taste them. I didn't send the salad back again, but I wish I had since I woke up several times in the night with the taste of onions lingering in my mouth. And yes, I did brush AND gargle before going to bed. Not what I would've expected from this place.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Loved it! Grouper was fantastic. Crab cakes - YUM

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Lots of turnover with staff in the last few months.... some of the new servers and hostesses are not the best...... overall still a good place to dine though.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The service was top notch as was the food. Our group tried a number of dishes and every one of them was flavorful and ample in size. The ambiance is great too. This was a birthday dinner but we will go back again for no special occasion. Pricing was very fair. Desserts were HUGE and excellent,

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Casual
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 (Omaha)·Dined on January 11, 2018

A Scottsdale favorite!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We tried sea bass and prime rib but neither were very good. Sea bass didn’t taste like sea bass, sauce was too heavy. Prime rib was extremely fatty. Service was excellent, though, so we would recommend sticking with more basic orders when you go.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Love this restaurant but during snowbird season will only go for a late lunch. Regular lunch and dinner hour too crowded and too nosey. One plus for our summer heat.....easier to dine at the Village Tavern . Great restaurant

Tags: Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We YaYa's get together for each of our birthdays and Village Tavern has been a great place to meet, greet and eat! The food is always consistent. We have never been disappointed. And the menu is very diversified for everyone to find what they would like to eat/drink. Excellent! I have always recommended Village Tavern to my friends.

Barbara

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Village Tavern is always wonderful. I've been going there for lunch and occasionally for dinner for many years, and I can always count on really good food, great service and a fine ambiance/noise level...Everyone else seems to be enjoying the experience as much as I and my guest(s) do.
This most recent visit was no exception. In this case I was meeting a friend, and our waiter was exceedingly patient while we were busy catching up with each other without first deciding what to order. So 'extra points' for our server!

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We love the Village Tavern. Great for lunch or dinner and special occasions. Food and service were great!!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Village Tavern is a gift to local diners who want good food at a good price served by a friendly staff. It is a long standing successful restaurant that has not changed their formula. The food is always tasty, flavorful and creative without going to some extreme. Several other local restaurants were crossed off my list because they are now serving a glass of wine from $11 to $16! First thing I looked at is their wine list!!!! A glass a wine is still $8 to $12. Hope Village Tavern doesn't turn off this loyal following by raising their wine prices. Everyone knows what thsat bottle of wine costs at COSTCO and there is a push back when a diner feels taken advantage. This restaurant has a huge loyal following that makes this place their "go to" neighborhood place, over and over again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 4, 2018

The Happy Hour wine was awful. I loved the Cobb salad, the best I have ever had.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Great server. Trout excellent

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 3, 2018

All good solid menu and half priced wine was a great value My steak was perfectly cooked as were the accompaniments. Service was excellent!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 3, 2018

We had a wonderful experience. Our waiter was fabulous, the food was amazing.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent trout!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Ordered a ribeye steak. The steak was a very poor cut of meat. I sent it back and ordered a New York strip steak, which was much better. Waiter was not very attentive.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Starting to get a little pricey. Food & Service are always great.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

one of our favorite places.. excellent choices and variety, great service

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Restaurant is always energetic. Food is yummy. Ambience is nice. Service is very good.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

If you can, request Chad as your waiter, he's just outstanding! He gave us perfect customer service. Knowledgeable, polite, friendly, just great.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Food is always good here and they have a great variety that anyone can find something to eat. They offer a kids menu and it's a great value for what you get.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Reliably great food with huge portions. Key lime pie is amazing

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

village tavern always has a lot of energy and a local favorite

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 23, 2017

stick with the burgers...had chicken marsala and was not good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We enjoy coming here for special occasions or just out with friends. Love the ambience, great service, the food is wonderful. The menu has something for everyone.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The reservation worked perfectly. Busy restaurant but we were sat immediately. There is a wide selection on their menu and the food is always very good!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Fabulous Lunch Specials! My hubby had the Prime Rib with Garlic Mashed and Asparagus for under $17. A great piece of meat and oh so tender. I had their Grilled Salmon- my go to! Great service from Teri. Packed at lunch so make reservations.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Food was excellent, as usual, and so was the service. Presentation is always amazing, and the ingredients always fresh.

Tags: Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Would be nice to have vegan choices. Food is good.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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