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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.
If fresh, seasonal food is what you're searching for, head straight for Rusconi's American Kitchen. Classic and New American dishes get a bit of a twist from seasonal, local ingredients to make a tasty menu of hearty dishes. Many dishes are made using the wood-fired oven, giving a rustic heartiness to the already stellar selections. The restaurant serves up brunch and lunch in addition to dinner, and even offers a kids menu, so the whole family can enjoy these bold flavors.
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.
Old and new co-exist at St Francis in Phoenix, where the prefect blend of classic and contemporary is exemplified in cuisine, decor and vibe. Simplicity is key, as Chef Aaron Chamberlin's seasonal menu features delectable preparations made from the finest, freshest and locally-sourced ingredients. The nucleus of the kitchen is its wood-fired oven, dispensing the establishment's signature smokiness and distinctive flavor in every bite. The 1955 building retains its rustic charm with unrefined interiors, exposed brick walls and mood-enhancing lighting, creating a warm aura and inviting atmosphere.
Located on The Farm at South Mountain, Quiessence is a beautiful restaurant for people who truly love food and care where it comes from. The restaurant uses as much produce from The Farm and the surrounding area as possible in its dishes and cocktails for the most incredible freshness. Of course the menu is seasonal, changing frequently and always inspired by the farm, and definitely always amazingly delicious. Make sure to try the artfully crafted cocktails or the amazing wine list for the perfect compliment to your meal.
This friendly neighborhood hangout feels like it's been around for much longer than it has. Probably because of the old black-and-white photos of Phoenix that cover the walls or the ease with which the patrons settle in for a casual meal or a drink at the bar. Whatever the reason, you will feel comfortable and welcome here. The menu features large portions of all-American mains with Southwestern twists. Pizzas and light bites perfectly complement a glass of wine, beer or cocktail from the bar.
FEZ is all about the music, food and drinks. Award winning American cuisine and spicy Mediterranean selections feature on the menu, and to accompany, the restaurant's own signature martinis and margaritas. Enjoy all this and more in an elegant setting with late night events to keep your spirits up. Concerts, parties, music releases and DJ events take place all through the year. So if you're looking for a great night in town, head to FEZ!
James Beard "Best Chef Southwest" winner, Vincent Guerithault, went where no chef had set foot before; combining classical French technique with indigenous Southwestern ingredients. Opened in 1986, his artistry remains the standard today. Several small dining rooms create an intimate setting with French country decor and Southwestern accents. House specialties include grilled lobster, duck confit tamales and smoked salmon quesadillas. The creme brulee is legendary. A well-chosen wine list is designed to complement the cuisine.
Always keeping the local crowds happy, 32 Shea quickly became the preferred spot for breakfasts and quick meals in Phoenix. The contemporary menu starts off the day with specials of croissant sandwiches, espressos to go and homemade granola and the fresh and locally sourced ingredients continue to be highlighted in lunch and dinner menus. The pace of the place winds down towards the evening, converting 32 Shea into a lovely lounge and dinner option popular for its 12 hour long happy hour. The drive-thru facility, catering services and mutt friendly attitude only adds to the charm of this favorite little eatery.