Nothing says group-friendly quite like the neighborhood public house. Scottsdale has its own version of the traditional English pub, with a thoroughly modern and Southwestern twist. The Citizen Public House in Scottsdale is a breezy, casually upscale restaurant and bar that's ideal for late-into-the-night eating and socializing. Plus, the pub has a semi-private 12-seat dining alcove that is ideal for large groups, as well as a lively public space built for mingling.
Sushi has always been the perfect food to share with fellow foodies. For a night out with your favorite sushi-lovers, head to Hiro Sushi, one of the best and oldest sushi houses in town. The restaurant has a cozy neighborhood ambiance perfectly suited to great table conversation with friends. If you're planning on a sushi dinner with a large group of friends, making reservations during the busy dinner rush is recommended.
For cool hang-out spot where you can eat, drink and play games, check out Culinary Dropout, which specializes in elevated pub fare. The restaurant has a spacious outdoor patio with lots of comfy, tufted seating available for larger groups.
If you're looking for a laid back place to enjoy with a group of friends, head to the Cornish Pasty Company, which specializes in the traditional Cornish comfort food pastries. The restaurant and bar features extensive indoor and outdoor seating, prompt service, and plenty of food and drink options.