White Tablecloths and Prime Cuts: Best Steakhouses in Scottsdale

From classic American steakhouse staples to modern takes on classic prime cuts, the best steakhouses in Scottsdale offer unrivaled quality and ambiance.

For dinner with a view, there's J&G Steakhouse at The Phoenician Resort, where diners are treated to panoramic views from the dramatic dining room and glamorous bar. J&G Steakhouse strikes just the right balance, elegant yet relaxed, with a menu by internationally renown Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

Next up is Bourbon Steak, where the menu is classic steakhouse, with unexpected and delightful twists, such as the very popular serving of complimentary fries that is whisked to your table upon seating, served with mouth-watering customized dipping sauces. 

But if you're n the mood for high elegance, head to Mastro's City Hall Steakhouse in Scottsdale, where New York strip, porterhouse, and the finest filet mignons are the star attraction at this upscale steakhouse chain.

Finally, for one of the best values in town, head to Cholla Prime Steakhouse & Lounge at Casino Arizona. A small casino may seem like an unlikely place to enjoy a good steak, but this hidden gem delivers on excellent entrees and desserts. Lively atmosphere, juicy steaks with all the trimmings, and a friendly waitstaff make it a winner. 

Morton's, The Steakhouse – Scottsdale

Morton's enjoys a convenient location near many of Scottsdale's most popular attractions, including the Kierland Commons shopping center. Excellent service and an inviting, sophisticated atmosphere are standard, along with a pleasant,...  Read More

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse is essentially a meat-lovers paradise. The upscale Brazilian steakhouse chain features all-you-can-eat meat carved tableside. "All you can eat" is not just an empty slogan at Fogo de Chao come here when you want...  Read More

Roaring Fork

The wood-fired cooking and classic American cuisine of Roaring Fork makes this a favorite gathering spot for the Scottsdale lunch and dinner crowd. Inspired by the history and essence of the Old West, Roaring Fork seeks to recapture and...  Read More

This award-winning steakhouse, located atop the posh Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, is not only one of the city's best steakhouses, but also offers some of the best views for aesthetically-minded diners. And who doesn't enjoy a dramatic desert...  Read More

Superb food and service are hallmarks of this highly regarded national chain whose Scottsdale location takes design cues from Frank Lloyd Wright in the form of natural materials and strong geometry. It's fitting that the work of a master...  Read More

Pristine tables dressed in crisp white linens line this narrow restaurant, made elegant with an abundance of rich, dark woods and recessed light fixtures. Possessed of an old-fashioned, downtown classiness, the steakhouse is a great choice for a...  Read More

The Scottsdale location of this national chain is praised for its comfortably elegant atmosphere, solid selection of prime beef, and noteworthy wine list, most of which is served by the glass. Treat your special someone or a business partner to...  Read More

Intricate walls of wood and clay that are practically art installations distinguish this celebrated, pricey enterprise. The classy interior is an apt tie-in to two-times James Beard award-winning Chef Michael Mina's satisfying cuisine, which...  Read More

Located at the popular Casino Arizona, the Cholla Prime Steakhouse and Lounge offers welcome respite from the excitement and noise of the gambling room. Unlike the adjacent room of slot machines, dinner at Cholla isn't a gamble, thanks to...  Read More

Steak 44 is a modern take on the classic steakhouse. The restaurant, which begins its evening dinner service at 5 p.m. (the bar opens an hour earlier at 4 p.m.), specializes in high quality steaks, fresh seafood and unique sides. The bar offers...  Read More


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