10 Best Restaurants in Scottsdale: Reserve a Table at These Foodie Destinations

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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    Virtu

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

    Local Expert Tip: "For starters, don't miss the grilled octopus."

     
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    FnB

    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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    Cafe Monarch

    Cafe Monarch is a cozy bistro featuring hand-crafted, seasonal fare. Weekly menus keep things fresh and enticing for local foodies.

    Local Expert Tip: "Cafe Monarch offers guests a 4 course menu for $55 per person. Reservations highly recommended. "

     
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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

    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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    Citizen Public House

    Citizen Public House in Old Town Scottsdale blends great ambiance with modern gourmet pub grub. It's a unique and winning combination.

    Local Expert Tip: "The restaurant/pub's social hour happens 3 pm to 6 pm daily."

     
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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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    Barrio Queen

    Barrio Queen in Old Town Scottsdale features an extensive menu of authentic Mexican City-style dishes in...  Read more »

    Local Expert Tip: "Large, authentic Mexican breakfasts are served on the weekends only."

     

 

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