Whatever strikes your fancy, from the finest cuisine to a more casual eatery, Scottsdale and the greater Phoenix area have something for everyone. More than 600 restaurants in Scottsdale create cuisine from around the world, many offering robust wine lists to satisfy the most discriminating palate. Scattered among world-class cuisine, you will even find bakeries, cafes and coffee shops that have caught national attention.
Most fine dining in Scottsdale is concentrated in three areas: North Scottsdale, including the Airpark area, Scottsdale Quarter and Kierland Commons; Old Town Scottsdale and the Waterfront District; and on the Camelback Corridor, which transitions into Phoenix neighborhoods.
One might expect cowboy boots and honky tonks in a town called Cave Creek, Arizona. Not the case at Binkley’s Restaurant, compared to the finest of fine Michelin-rated restaurants in Paris, New York and San Francisco.
6920 East Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek (480) 437-1072
Looking for what is widely accepted as the best brunch in the Valley? Head to T. Cook’s at the Royal Palms Resort. Mediterranean cuisine served in an ambiance unmatched in Scottsdale, the restaurant is also known for its panoramic views and excellent service.
5200 East Camelback Road, Phoenix (602) 808-0766
El Chorro Lodge
El Chorro is known for its stunning views of Camelback Mountain, great food and its place in Phoenix history. Not to mention its cinnamon rolls!
5550 East Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley (480) 948-5170
Vincent on Camelback
It is said that Vincent Guerithault is the pioneer of fine Southwestern cuisine, and was the first to successfully and broadly apply the most exacting techniques French haute cuisine in preparing dishes infused with southwestern ingredients. Since 1986 Vincent on Camelback has been a favorite destination.
3930 East Camelback Road, Phoenix (602) 224-0225
Elements at Sanctuary Resort
Farm-fresh American cuisine defines Elements at Sanctuary Resort, which is critically acclaimed for innovations like in-house smoked meats and a raw bar for iced shellfish and sashimi.
5700 East McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley (480) 607-2300
James Beard Award-winning Chris Bianco’s wood-fired pizza has been savored by the likes of Oprah and Martha Stewart and named the best pizza in the U.S. by Bon Apetit, Vogue and Rachel Ray. The pizzeria is a dining destination for locals and visitors alike. Be prepared to wait, though – seating is limited and demand is great.
623 E. Adams St., Phoenix (602) 258-8300
And don’t miss these great spots in our own backyard:
Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is an ongoing celebration of exceptional food and wine, featuring the finest cuts of aged prime steak and 100 wines by the glass.
6333 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale (480) 596-8265
Market Street Kitchen
James Bears award-winning Chef Robert McGrath provides the best in wood-fired rotisserie cooking at this rustic-yet-modern high-energy Scottsdale restaurant located on Market Street in DC Ranch.
20825 North Pima Road, Scottsdale (480) 278-7044
Innovative World Creations. A food boutique concept that offers customers a worldly and sophisticate retail setting that features an extensive array of freshly prepared meals, including the casual catering-to-go line.
20707 North Pima Road #140, Scottsdale (480) 289-6180
This rustic New York-style pizzeria located on Market Street serves handmade wood-fired pizza and gourmet salads. Perfect for a family gathering or a casual meal with friends.
20715 North Pima Road, Scottsdale (480) 515-5588