Enjoy Sumptuous, Unforgettable Meals at Scottsdale's Best Restaurants

Patricia Escarcega

By , Local Expert, Scottsdale
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Scottsdale boasts a thriving culinary scene of over 400 restaurants featuring everything from trendy gastropubs to rustic Western saloons. The Scottsdale restaurant scene is a melting pot of acclaimed chefs, innovative cuisine, and with over 300 sunny days every year, some of the best al fresco dining in the country. As home to a top-rated Le Cordon Bleu culinary school, the Scottsdale dining scene also enjoys a healthy population of raw young talent experimenting with bold flavors and culinary fusion. Cross-border influences from Latin America, California, traditional Continental, and beyond, make Scottsdale a major...  Read more »

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    FnB

    • Cuisine: American
    • Neighborhood: Scottsdale

    FnB is a BYOB restaurant. Save the $15 corkage fee by bringing in an Arizona wine, which the staff will happily open and pour for free.

    Local Expert Tip: "FnB is a BYOB restaurant. Save the $15 corkage fee by bringing in an Arizona wine, which the staff will happily open and pour for free."

     
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    BLT Steak

    BLT Steak serves the highest quality steak and seafood dishes in a cozy, intimate dining room.

    Local Expert Tip: "Drop by between 5pm and 7pm daily for one of the best upscale happy hours in the city."

     
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    The Mission

    • Cuisine: Latin
    • Neighborhood: Scottsdale

    The Mission offers a deliciously modern take on Southwestern specialties in an atmosphere of soft music,...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the Premarita Margarita, made with Partida Tequila and organic agave nectar."

     
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    Taggia

    Taggia's well-conceived menu of fresh Mediterranean cuisine and stylish dining room makes for a lively and memorable dining experience.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try one of the authentic Italian desserts, such as the Zabaglione, a delightfully frothy custard with fresh mixed berries."

     
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    Cowboy Ciao

    Cowboy Ciao is a quintessential Scottsdale restaurant that marries Southwest whimsy with Old World sensibilities for a truly unique dining experience.

    Local Expert Tip: "Sunday lunch also features a menu of Brunch dishes."

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    Persian Room Fine Persian Cuisine

    The Persian Room is a sumptuous place to enjoy a meal of authentic, fresh Persian and Mediterranean cuisine.

    Local Expert Tip: "Don't leave without trying the house hummus--one of the best in town."

     
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    Petite Maison

    Petite Maison in Scottsdale is an irresistibly charming French bistro turning out some of the city's best French continental cuisine.

    Local Expert Tip: "On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday late nights, Petite Maison offers an award-winning Staff Meal from 10pm to Midnight."

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    La Hacienda at The Fairmont

    La Hacienda is one of the best Mexican restaurants in Scottsdale, featuring an award-winning tequila bar and creative use of indigenous ingredients.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the prickly pear margarita, featuring the fruity sweetness of this indigenous desert fruit and top-shelf tequila."

     
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    Lon's at the Hermosa

    Lon's at the Hermosa marries fine dining graciousness with traditional Southwestern hospitality while offering guests a menu of organic fine dining.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the fresh-baked Brioche, aka "Monkey Bread.""

     
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    Mastro's City Hall Steakhouse

    Mastro's City Hall Steakhouse offers diners the VIP experience and a selection of the highest quality meat and seafood dishes.

    Local Expert Tip: "Start your dining experience with a pre-dinner drink. Martinis don't come any colder, or better, than at this upscale steakhouse."

     

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