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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4.4

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 (47)
Comfort Food (47)
Neighborhood Gem (47)
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Special Occasion (31)
Great for Lunch (30)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Bar Seating (23)
Business Meals (23)
Happy Hour (23)
Worth the Drive (20)
Good for a Date (18)
Sunday Lunch (18)
Fun (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Cozy (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Groups (15)
Authentic (14)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Quick Bite (10)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Healthy (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
People Watching (6)
Great Beer (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Romantic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Organic (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Tulsa)·Dined 2 days ago

Wasn’t exactly what I️ thought but the food was good and drinks were good. We had a good time!

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·Dined 4 days ago

We always go to the Village Tavern on Wednesdays for the 1/2 price wine. They always have some great wines to try and the food is always good. Portions are very large.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Groups
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 (Louisville)·Dined 6 days ago

We keep coming back to the Village Tavern for its excellent food and friendly service

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on December 4, 2017

We have eaten here in a regular basis for a decade. Service was not good. Maybe it was her first day at work.
My burger was ordered with Swiss cheese and came instead with cheddar. I didn’t mention it. THIS MESSAGE IS MEANT TO BE PRIVATE. DO NOT POST!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Always good

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Always the best prime rib, salads and sides. Great service, nice prices. Reservations recommended!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great waiter! even though we had a 6:30 slot they were able to fit us in at 5:30

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Village Tavern is always a good spot. It can tend to be an older crowd but it's quiet, service is efficient but unobtrusive, food is always good, lots of options on the beverage menu with fine quality wines. Great portion sizes.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Huge menu
Consistent food preparation
Affordable
Friendly staff

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Cozy, Casual, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

always consistant with food quality and our server was very attentive

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was almost inedible. Wilted salads, over cooked shrimp. All felt like a rush to get us out the door. Used to be a better place. They’ve lost my business.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Excellent server. Management even concerned about food allergies.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Denver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Sat outside. Fairly quiet for conversation. The meals were good but what you would expect. Service was above average. A little pricey relative to the menu.

Tags: Great Beer, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We enjoyed our visit; everything from the ambiance to service to food was very good.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2017

This used to be our favorite restaurant. It still has good things going for it including friendly servers, great ranch dressing, good value. But our previously favorite meals now have been less than satisfactory.
Last 2 times the prime rib was incredibly salty. Whoever rubs the roast needs to back off by a lot. Our other fave has been the flank steak/london broil. It was incredibly chewy this time and when I mentioned it the next night to a friend, he said he had the same experience a month ago.
Marinate the flank steak and do a better job of dry rubbing the prime rib roast and we'll make it our favorite restaurant again

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Tricky review as my steak was amazing! But my friends food wasn't good at all. She didn't eat it and I feel the server should have noticed or asked. I told my friend to say something but she was too nice. I was bummed bc I raved about this place that we had to go. I hate looking bad.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 22, 2017

They have the best trout ,ever . Gets busy and don’t forget to make a reservation .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

A favorite of mine as well as many of my friends. Consistently GREAT food!

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 20, 2017

What a FABULOUS restaurant! The food is DELICIOUS!!! You can’t miss with this place!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We always enjoy eating at Village Tavern. The food and service are always excellent.

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

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 on November 16, 2017

Great food! A tad overpriced! We love to come here.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 16, 2017

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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