Best Scottsdale, AZ Restaurants

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    9. Lon's at the Hermosa

    Lon's pays homage to Arizona's rustic Southwestern cowboy history in the most elegant of ways; the ambiance is strikingly different from what you would expect. The decor suggests cowboy, but the menu and staff dress...

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    7. Cowboy Ciao

    This whimsical Scottsdale restaurant is a favorite with long-time residents for its unique take on traditional Southwestern cuisine. The "border baroque" decor marries Old World graciousness with Wild West kitsch,...

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    6. Taggia

    Located at FireSky Resort and Spa in the heart of Scottsdale, Taggia brings fresh coastal Italian cuisine to the Sonoran desert. Seafood doesn't get any fresher than this (flown in daily) and seasonal salads feature...

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    5. The Mission

    If ever there was a place to enjoy a sophisticated dinner amid the flicker of candlelight, The Mission in Scottsdale is it. This casual upscale restaurant specializes in "modern Latin cuisine" skillfully prepared by...

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    4. BLT Steak

    As if the cozy, adobe-inspired interior isn't engaging enough, guests at BLT Steak are greeted by spectacular views of Camelback Mountain at this celebrated resort restaurant. A menu of innovative American cuisine...

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    3. Cafe Monarch

    How about a late morning breakfast in a sun-drenched patio, with monarch butterflies fluttering at a respectful distance? Sound too good to be true? Fortunately, Cafe Monarch in Scottsdale is a very real place....

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    2. FnB

    Sophisticated yet down-home, FnB is the latest darling of the Scottsdale culinary scene. The menu, which changes frequently, is based on seasonal ingredients sourced from local vendors and farms. The farm-fresh...

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    1. Virtu

    Tucked away in the Bespoke Inn in Old Town Scottsdale, Virtu is a charming cafe with a world-class menu. After only a few months in operation, the small eatery made a big splash by appearing in Esquire Magazine's...

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About Scottsdale, AZ Restaurants

Scottsdale is home to more than 600 restaurants, making this upscale desert city one of the country's top foodie destinations. No matter what type of cuisine you're craving, the city boasts an impressive roster of restaurants, eateries, gastropubs, and cafes specializing in regional and global specialties. Acclaimed chefs, culinary invention, bold Southwestern flavors and some of the best al fresco dining in the country come together in Scottsdale for a truly unique and exceptional dining scene. The city is also home to a campus of the world renowned Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts program, which means Scottsdale is blessed with a steady supply of young, energetic chefs ready to leave their mark on the local restaurant scene.

About Patricia Escarcega

Patricia Escarcega has lived in the Arizona desert since she was a teenager. She works as a writer and editor in Phoenix with her four dogs and two cats. She received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona and is working on a novel about growing up in the 1990s.

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