Established in 1990, Arcadia Farms Cafe is hidden away in downtown Scottsdale, and is a cozy cottage serving gourmet goodies which will tantalize your taste-buds. At lunch, soups, salad and sandwiches make up most of the menu. They are all house-made, healthy, fresh and flavorful. At dinner, the entrees are sophisticated and heartier. Do not forget to try the pork tenderloin with Portobello and artichoke or the roasted halibut with mustard glaze and caramelized cabbage. The menu also features scrumptious desserts made of quality ingredients. Unwind over exquisite drinks with friends and family as you relax in the welcoming space. Arcadia offers catering and event planning services as well.
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.
Nationally recognised Chef Robert McGrath has taken cowboy cooking to a whole new level at his Scottsdale location. This restaurant takes diners on a taste tour of the West, from Colorado to California. Chef McGrath's signature dishes include Mustard-Crusted Rainbow Trout with Sweet Potato Fries, Hickory-Braised Beef Short Rib and Sugar & Chile-Cured Duck Breast. Full bar service is offered. See website for menus and drink list.
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.
This coffee shop is named after the famed 'Lost Dutchman' searching for gold in the nearby Superstition Mountains, and though you won't find any of the glittery stuff here, you can still find a delectable cup of coffee. Lost Dutchman roasts its own beans and sources all of its product from small farms, something that results in sustainability and fair-trade. Needless to say, Lost Dutchman is definitely a hidden gem, so if you are looking for some single-origin beans, this is the spot to visit.
Opened in 2004, Sweet Cakes Cafe is a small, family-run business that caters to your sweet tooth as well as to your hunger pangs during lunch. Soups, salads and sandwiches are on the daytime menu, where the Pecan Chicken Salad Sandwich and Broccoli Cheese Soup make for a great combo. The baked goods menu always has a nice mix of cookies, cakes, cinnamon rolls, etc., but the real highlight is the 5 Layer Brownie. This decadent dessert was featured on cable television's TLC network and the homemade brownie comes with cream cheese filling, chocolate chips, marshmallows and fudge!
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.
This little sandwich shop in downtown Mesa has a small menu that features primarily sandwiches, however it also has a small breakfast menu and the kitchen offers whole or half rotisserie chickens. A couple of sandwich options include the rustic Cuban served on Ciabatta bread or the delicious Reuben with Havarti, pickled Mustard Dijonnaise and house-made sauerkraut. To accompany your sandwich, the kitchen provides soup daily with a different recipe or you can add a simple green salad. Additionally, the shop also sells nitro cold-brew coffee which just so happens to go perfectly with your meal.
This clean, modern restaurant is located in Downtown Mesa. As the name implies, Republica Empanada specializes in empanadas, delicious hand pies filled with a wide range of delicious meats, potatoes, cheeses and vegetables. Empanadas are a common food in most South American cultures, and Republica Empanada offers a taste of all these different regional empanadas. Sample these delicious treats filled with things like pernil (slow roasted pork), achiote potato, and boricua (pernil with rice and peas), as well as less-traditional versions like the Hawaiian or Greek empanadas and dessert versions. Other offerings besides these delicious food pockets include arroz con pollo, tortas, salads and papas fritas.