Lux is a coffee lovers' ultimate paradise. Unique, exotic, local and international blends are all available at this coffee bar located at the North Central Avenue. Although coffee is the highlight, enjoy fresh baked goods every morning as well as light bites and savory mains for lunch and dinner. On the walls, find works by local artists that change every week giving the place an art-gallery like feel. Free Wi-Fi allows you to catch up on work while on your coffee break and the friendly staff makes every customer feel at home. They also have an outdoor seating area. Open till the late, Lux is one of the best places in Phoenix for your caffeine fix.
For expertly crafted cocktails in a trendy, contemporary space, head Downtown to Bitter & Twisted. The regular cocktail menu is a true masterpiece but they also feature drink specials like a weekly cocktail and "punch of da month." Don't worry if all these incredible cocktails start to make you a bit hungry, there's also a gourmet food menu with items like a meat and cheese board, the ramen "momo" burger and Seoul fried chicken. So whether you're looking for a classic Manhattan or something truly unique, you can find it on a night out at Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlor.
Offering the best steaks for your money's worth in North Scottsdale, The Capital Grille is the place to drop by if you are a meat and seafood lover. With a well stocked bar and fine ambiance, this steakhouse delivers top-class quality steaks and seafood. All their succulent steaks are cooked to perfection with the right flavor and texture. Reservations are recommended.
Windsor is one of the culinary achievements of Craig Demarco; a local restauranteur celebrated throughout the Valley for his popular Postino Winecafe and Churn. The menu features all the goodness of home with favorites like short-ribs and mac-and-cheese. In addition, the restaurant also serves healthier options such as the Fattoush salad and the grease-free Banh-Mi fish sandwich. The spot is open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunches. During the summer months, don't forget to cool off with a creamy, homemade ice cream at Churn, right next door.
With a mission to provide comfort and nourishment to all, Café Monarch does not have an a la carte menu like usual restaurants. Guests can select their courses as per preferences and allergies, and these will be prepared fresh by the experienced chef. Known for its inviting ambiance, their patio area is a favorite among patrons. Mostly focusing on American soul food, this is one place where taste meets quality.
Voted as one of the Best New Restaurants by the Phoenix New Times, the Citizen Public House offers a chic ambiance to enjoy a delectable, contemporary American fare. It offers a stellar menu of such delights as Pan Seared Scallops, Pork Belly Pastrami, Deep Sea Red Crab Cakes among others, all to be enjoyed over sips of cocktail, wines and beer. The MidWest Manhattan Cocktail is worth mentioning for its unique taste and blend of ingredients. Enjoy the happy hours between 3p to 6p daily. The classy upholstery and decor also add to the dining experience. The intimate patio as well as the private dining area are good places to have a celebratory dinner with friends.
Situated inside the DeSoto Central Market is the DCM Burger Joint. Serving up a delicious variety of burgers along with crafted cocktails and beers, this is one chic eatery that you will absolutely love for the taste as well as the fun and unique ambiance. Burgers like the The Phoenician (beef, French cheese, mushroom, caramlized onions, brioche and bone marrow) and the Garden Burger (Portobello, black bean, piquilli pepper, goat cheese, tapenade, arugula and brioche) are popular favorites here. Try cocktails like the Fountain of Youth and the Take the Wheel or one of the local craft beers on tap.
Opened in 2006, this intimate restaurant and bar is a popular spot among locals for their delightful Latin American cuisine and happy hours. Fuego Bistro has a warm and appealing ambiance with its buttercup yellow walls, rotating local artworks and a minimalist decor. You can also dine alfresco in their lovely brick patio. Their ingredients are sourced daily from the market and everything on the menu is made from scratch. Start off with their tantalizing appetizers like their signature empanadas and salmon croquettes. Savor their dishes like Pork Medallions, Pernil Asado, Short Rib Enchiladas and Panko Crusted Tilapia. Round it off with decadent desserts such as Ancho Chile Chocolate Torte, Key Lime Pie and Banana Burrito. Enjoy their happy hours with drinks like Sangra-rita, November Rain, Captain Jack Sparrow and Boss’s Wife. The nightly live music gigs add to the character of this place. A bit expensive, but it is worth the experience.
Combining great Italian food, exceptional service and an inviting ambiance, Tutti Santi by Nina provides for an upscale culinary experience. The restaurant offers a friendly atmosphere to enjoy meals that owner and chef Nina Vincent takes pride in creating. By adding her personal touch to the methods and ingredients, she transforms classic dishes into plates of ultimate decadence. The menu offers pastas, risottos, gnocchi and pizzas with delicious homemade sauces; which are all now favorites among loyal patrons.