Scottsdale is home to a lively culinary scene featuring everything from trendy gastropubs to rustic Western saloons.
The Scottsdale restaurant scene is a melting pot of well-known chefs, popular brunch parlors, and with more than 300 sunny days every year, some of the best al fresco dining in the country.
Virtu, a tiny yet upscale cafe tucked away in a B&B in downtown Scottsdale, has collected accolades from chefs and food magazines across the country for its take on globally-influenced, Mediterranean-inspired, homemade "honest craft" cuisine.
Another Scottsdale gem is FnB, where the kitchen uses farm-fresh ingredients and culinary creativity to put together pleasing small plate ensembles.
Fat Ox features the work of well-regarded local chef Matt Carter and his team of top-tier Arizona talent. Expect to find a strong antipasti menu, unique pasta selections that are refined yet delicious, and fine dining entrees featuring premium ingredients.
Finally, if you're a fan of prix fixe fine dining, check out Sel. The small, chic restaurant on Main Street offers a quiet respite from busier stretches of Old Town, and a menu filled with seasonally-inspired, skillfully-prepared dishes.