Operated by the Houston's organization, Bandera is not only known for its terrific rotisserie-roasted chicken, but as a great place to gather for a friendly drink or a full meal. Besides the renowned rotisserie, the prime ribs, meatloaf and fresh fish dishes are among the popular favorites. This peppy restaurant is so sought after for its delicious food that reservations are highly recommended. With food that is reasonably priced and loaded with flavor, Bandera is a great place to dine with friends and family.
Oregano's Pizza Bistro in Old Scottsdale keeps growing by leaps and bounds. A full range of creative pizzas, pastas, salads and appetizers are served in a setting that draws people like a magnet. Their oven fresh pizza cookie dressed with vanilla ice cream is a must have when you are here. There is definitely something for everyone here at this inventive pizza bistro.
Located next to the Scottsdale Center for the Arts, AZ/88 has some delicious American fare on offer. The menu offers a good selection of entrees, burgers, salads and desserts. Try the Las Brisas burger with jalapenos and avocado, or Elsa's chicken, which is smothered in bell peppers, pecans, and honey/mustard sauce. Salads include Cobb, shrimp, spinach, Caesar or chicken salad varieties. Team these up with their delectable martini. With an intention to shock patrons, AZ/88 displays bold art pieces which are conversational starters in themselves. Do check website for more.
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.
Handlebar J adorns multiple hats (pun intended). From a family dining restaurant with a vast menu to a large bar with live western music and dancing, this is a Scottsdale favorite. Cowboy hats by the hundreds dangle from the ceiling. Thick succulent steaks, prime rib, chicken, and ribs, make up most of the menu. This is definitely a meat and potatoes place - wranglers of all ages have been coming here since 1975. And if you happen to visit the venue between Wednesday and Sunday, you will be treated to an exquisite performance by Arizona's favorite country music band, The Herndon Brothers.
One of the last remaining cowboy saloons in Scottsdale, Rusty Spur Saloon is one hangout that attracts not just the locals but also tourists in large numbers. The old world charm this bar exudes is accentuated by numerous mementos and souvenirs of the former bank that existed in its place in the 1920s. Rusty features performances by country/western bands 7 days a week, and a spacious dance floor where you can do a two-step. The bar is well stocked with a variety of liquors and spirits; and if you are craving a bite to eat, then order a Cowboy Chili burger or the specialty Rusty Spur burger from the kitchen, and you are all set for a relaxed evening.
Desert Eagle Brewing Company is a beer lover's delight offering a wide range of home-brewed pours in a rustic yet elegant setting. Their tap is a rotating one with the Main Street Blonde, Golden Eagle Wheat, Das Dunkel, Buzz Bomb IPA and Gentleman's Porter being some of the staples. They also serve food, with their menu consisting of soups, chips, wings and salads, that compliment the beer to perfection. The proprietors call in various local artists to perform on specific nights, adding a musical element to the atmosphere.
Cabo Tequila Bar is a popular neighborhood bar and is a local favorite. The club specializes in latin music and has spacious with a large dance floor and clean facilities. They also have a full bar that serves a wide variety of tequilas, beers, and other spirits that are reasonably priced. The atmosphere is upbeat and lively and the staff and bartenders are always friendly.
Il Vinaio is a fine dining restaurant located in the C.A.N.D.O neighborhood of Mesa that specializes in serving traditional Mediterranean dishes. The interiors are stylish and vibrant, featuring high ceilings, fancy chandeliers, and comfortable seating options, allowing visitors to enjoy a wholesome meal in an upscale setting. The restaurant offers separate menus for brunch, lunch, and dinner that have been compiled by head chef Jordan Salyer, specially assembled to transport you to the exotic environs of the Mediterranean coast. Their wine list is impressive, featuring an eclectic selection of wines from various wine exporting countries around the globe.
Take a break from the regular burgers and creamy pizzas and lose yourself in the vibrant flavors of the Mexico offered at Blue Adobe Grille. This restaurant is known for serving traditional Mexican delicacies like the Chorizo Stuffed Chicken, Adovada Enchilada and others which have been the popular favorites of this place. The delicious meal is accompanied with an extensive list of beverages. Choose from the Margarita varieties offered here or opt something from the impressive collection of wines and other beverages to pair your meals with. The cozy interiors and friendly staff at Blue Adobe Grille ensure you have a pleasant experience every time you dine here.
Maya New York Pizza Bar & Grill is a local bar and restaurant serving up a selection of New York style pizzas, burgers and sandwiches for more than four decades. Stop by for a casual lunch or after work bite, and you can even enjoy a chilled beer while watching a game on one of their TV's. Dishes to try include stromboli, chicken gyros, gold hot wings and chicken kebab. Accompany your meal with one of their draft beers or speciality drinks like the Mesa Monsoon.