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One of Phoenix's downtown highlights, albeit a bit retro, is the revolving Compass Restaurant located high atop the Hyatt Regency Hotel. This favorite of Valley visitors offers regional American cuisine and a breathtaking 360-degree view of the city as the top spins at a slow three miles per hour. Recently updated, the dining area features upholstered banquettes and each one provides amazing views through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Decor is elegant contemporary and service is friendly and a bit formal. American favorites such as steaks, poultry, seafood are all prepared with a Southwestern spin.
It's not every day you get to dine in the giant mansion built by the founder of Wrigley gum, but at Geordie's Restaurant you can do just that. Sit surrounded in the sophisticated architecture of the 1930s while dining on delicious Italian-inspired dishes like freshly made pastas and perfectly grilled meats. Perched on a hill above Phoenix, Geordie's offers one of the best views of any restaurant in town. Complete your experience with a glass of fine wine or a perfectly mixed classic cocktail to compliment the ambiance. Contact them in advance and you might be able to arrange a tour of the mansion to round out your visit.
There are few restaurants in the Phoenix area with surroundings quite so scenic as Gertrude's, located inside the Desert Botanical Garden. The menu is seasonal, so it changes often, but always includes fresh, local ingredients sourced from Arizona and the Southwest. Dishes come take their inspiration from all over, with past menu items including dishes like Bangers & Mash, smoked salmon "tartare" and smoked beef brisket to name just a few. The bar features a great selection of craft beers, cocktails and wines to accompany your meal. Whenever the weather is permitting, make sure you grab a table outside so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Enjoy breathtaking views of the Valley while dining at this resort restaurant. Located in the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs, the restaurant features a menu that changes regularly to highlight herbs and produce from the chef's garden. Mains include perfectly plated lamb rack as well as duck and seafood specials with wonderful sides of salads and sauces. Desserts combine seasonal flavors and their award-winning wine list complements the food perfectly. Live music on Friday and Saturday evenings.