Best Lunch Spots in Scottsdale: Reserve Your Table at These Foodie Havens
Whether your aim is to nosh on a gourmet burger, or fill up on authentic, straight-from-the-oven Italian paninis, the busy Scottsdale lunch scene has you covered. Lunch-goers wishing to see and be seen should head to Cafe Zuzu, the fun, hip eatery at Scottsdale's retro-chic Hotel Valley Ho. Not only is the people-watching great, the food is outstanding. American comfort food gets a gourmet makeover here: try the Truffled Grilled Cheese, or the Grilled Chicken Sandwich (featuring brie and arugula in a bacon vinaigrette). Other hot Scottsdale lunch spots include Culinary Dropout, the fashionable new Waterfront-area cafe... Read more »
- Cuisine: American
Cafe Zuzu has everything you want in a Scottsdale lunch spot: great food, drink and people-watching.
Local Expert Tip: "Enjoy the Chef's Table every Monday night, a special four-course dinner with thoughtful wine pairings."
Veneto Trattoria is a casual, family-friendly restaurant specializing in traditional Northern Italian... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "For an even healthier meal, ask your server about whole wheat pasta substitutions."
Culinary Dropout boasts an eclectic modern American menu and one of downtown's most popular lunch hours.
Local Expert Tip: "Enjoy live music on the patio several nights a week."
The Persian Room is a sumptuous place to enjoy a meal of authentic, fresh Persian and Mediterranean cuisine. A great value for an elegant lunch.
Local Expert Tip: "Don't leave without trying the house hummus--one of the best in town. "
When you're craving a lunch full of smoky, juicy wood-fired meats, head to Roaring Fork.
Local Expert Tip: "Come hungry--the plates here are famously huge."
Carlsbad Tavern offers an eclectic menu full of New Mexican, American and Mexican classics. The colorful,... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "Hamburgers and other classic American fare is also a specialty here. "
Zinc Bistro is a sleek north Scottsdale bistro serving some of the city's best French-inspired meals.
Local Expert Tip: "Fresh shellfish available daily at this bistro's popular Oyster Bar. "
- Cuisine: American
Olive & Ivy has a gracious dining room, lively outdoor patio and a menu filled with delicious Californian-Mediterranean dishes.
Local Expert Tip: "Wine connoisseurs take note: Olive & Ivy features over 45 wines by the glass."
Hiro Sushi is one of Scottsdale's oldest and best Sushi restaurants. For lunch, sample one of the inventive bento boxes.
Local Expert Tip: "Try the Salmon Sushi, one of the best in town. "
Arcadia Farms Cafe is a Scottsdale lunch mainstay, known for its organic salads and sandwiches. The cafe... Read more »
Local Expert Tip: "Try a breakfast specialty from the "Arcadia Classics" menu."
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