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Located at CityScape, downtown Phoenix's entertainment hub, The Arrogant Butcher boasts an ultra-hip vibe and a contemporary American kitchen led by Chef Andrew Ashmore. A popular spot on the social scene, this restaurant is best if looking to catch the day's game, host a private party, celebrate with happy-hour specials, indulge in romantic conversations or rub shoulders with state politicos. There's never a dull moment even when it comes to the menu which covers appetizers of zucchini fritters, mains of jambalaya and sweet potato tortellini and dessert that includes salted caramel pudding and warm peanut butter cup. The minimalistic interiors with plush sofas, portraits on the wall and mood-enhancing lighting adds to the upscale, 1960s feel of the place.
Clever Koi specializes in Asian cuisine that fuses flavors from Japan, China, Vietnam, Korea and Thailand. Savor their signature Marinated Tofu and Smoked Bok Choy dumplings and buns like Peking Duck, Thai Basil and Wood Grilled Octopus Sausage. To complement the flavors pair your meal with Bánh mì or Vietnamese bread, Pork Ramen noodles, Vegetable Chow Mein, or Chicken Katsu rice. Avail their exclusive menus that cater to patrons looking for gluten-free or low carb meals. Head here during Happy Hour for an array of choices - from beer and cocktails, to sake and a rare beverage called shrub.
Founded back in 1974, Avanti rests on Italian tradition both in terms of gastronomy as well as dining culture. Owner, Angelo Livi, plays the perfect host to patrons that include celebrities like Larry King and The Beatles' Ringo Starr. Talented culinary veterans translate their expertise onto a menu featuring regional specialties like Mozzarella Caprese, Tortellini Portofino, Cioppino and Veal Picata. Pair the same with a bottle from their extensive wine cellar and end with one of their signature desserts. The ambiance exudes elegance and the unrivaled hospitality matches that of the Italian people.
The Gladly is one the the most popular, stylish and trendy restaurants in Phoenix. The menu is a perfect combination of contemporary ideas and classic comfort foods from different parts of the world. Try out dishes like the French onion Wagyu burger, Nutella short ribs and Bernie's mac 'n cheese made with smoked mozzarella. Don't forget to save room for decadent desserts like bacon brittle or s'mores bread pudding. When you're done pigging out, head to the bar to sample one (or a few) of their selection of hundreds of whiskys, it's good for the digestion you know.
Enjoy an array of mains including steak and seafood specials in a serene, elegant ambiance. For an unforgettable dining experience, start off your meal with the Pan Fried Calamari with Hot Cherry Peppers or the Lobster and Crab Cakes, followed by the North Atlantic Twin Lobster Sauté or Kona Crusted Dry Aged Sirloin with Caramelized Shallot Butter. Separate lunch and dinner menus are available and finish the meal with the divine White Chocolate Mousse or Coconut Cream Pie. Pair up your meal with a wine from their extensive, award-winning list.
Over the past two decades, restaurateur Tomaso Maggiore has built up somewhat of an Italian empire here in the Valley with far-flung cafes serving his tasty combination of classic and contemporary cuisine. Offering first-class cuisine: Osso buco, cioppino, house-made pastas and veal dishes with professional, accommodating service. Tomaso's is a Phoenix classic that never goes out of style.
Named after the pair that conceptualized the Arizona Biltmore, Frank & Albert's is one of your top dining options at the hotel. Using local ingredients, the restaurant creates dishes that simply make you want to dig in and offers drinks that are perfect to go with. An eatery you can visit with the family, the place is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The daily High Five Happy Hour from 5p to 7p is a good time to enjoy specialty cocktails, beers and wines. Regular beer dinners are also organized.
Chelsea's Kitchen offers a break from the many burger, Tex-Mex and typical American food places that sometimes describe Phoenix's dining culture. Innovations using new ingredients and flavors create specials such as the Honey Curry Chicken Salad or the Grilled Swordfish Tacos. The wine list here complements the food as well as the seasons with the selection focusing on wineries around the state. Enhancing the petite diner's beauty is the cool and charming patio with palo-verde trees where, on weekends, one can enjoy drinking bottomless mimosas during brunch hours.