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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Olive & Ivy Restaurant & Marketplace is exactly that, you can come and enjoy a meal, then buy one of the products used in the kitchen to take with you. As one of the popular restaurants from Fox Concepts chain, the kitchen serves innovations on Italian favorites. The restaurant features two private dining areas, a large patio and it offers more than 50 different wines at a time. The desserts complete the picture in perfect style, especially when you try the house-made gelato.
At Desert Roots Kitchen, items are prepared so fresh that its guests need to check the menu online daily at 10AM if they want to know what to order upon arrival. In the kitchen, chef/owner Leslie Robin prepares wraps, sandwiches, salads and other vegetarian/vegan dishes with an emphasis on healthy sustenance. The wrap-of-the-day is her highlight dish, and with variations like Moroccan Peanut Lentil, Sriracha Pineapple Lentil, BBQ Pinto Bean and many others, eating healthy never tasted so good.
Located on bustling Mill Avenue, Rúla Búla Irish Pub offers new Irish cuisine on the menu, but you'll still find Fish 'n' Chips, Guinness Pie and Lamb Stew on there as well. The decor is definitely traditional, with rustic wooden tables, Celtic motif and a convivial atmosphere all inside a colorful yellow and blue building. The name roughly translates from Gaelic to English as 'Uproar and Commotion', and on any given night, you can see why. The menu is composed of dishes like Steamed Mussels, Pan Seared Alaskan Cod, Bistro Filet Medallions and the Hot Bollix Spicy Potato Balls made with rashers, scallions and Cheddar cheese are must-try appetizers. For entertainment, Rúla has live music throughout the week as well as other events like trivia, fundraisers, etc.
The dining room of the Tempe Mission Palms Hotel turns out innovative combinations of classic cuisine with contemporary regional ingredients. Its proximity to Arizona State University and casual, bistro-like setting makes it a favorite with students for special occasions.
Here at Casa, the party starts early and runs until 2AM every day, where the festive outdoor patio buzzes when the weather is nice. The bar serves plenty of local beers and handcrafted cocktails and the kitchen prepares Mexican food like burritos and appetizers with a twist. For instance, the Loaded Fries burrito comes with French Fries, steak, beans, four different cheeses, Pico de Gallo and Jalapeno Crema. The innovative Chinese Take Out burrito has crispy sweet & sour chicken, fried rice and Egg Rolls and the deliciously decadent Seared Ahi comes with sashimi grade tuna, sticky rice, Asian slaw and a Sriracha Aioli. Definitely a nice addition to the colorful and diverse Mill Avenue dining scene.
Fat Tuesdays has been an institution on Mill Avenue for decades, known for its slushy frozen daiquiris which spin in mixers behind the bar. Many of these frozen drinks use grain alcohol which translates into strength, so if you want to maintain some semblance of sobriety, try the Fruit Cocktail, Mango or the Peach Bellini. In addition to frozen slush, the bar still has a nice selection of local beers from nearby breweries. Fat Tuesday's also serves bar food like wings, nachos, burgers, wraps and salads to soak up those strong drinks.
This popular sandwich spot located in downtown Tempe provides some of the best sandwiches in this college town as well as the entire metro Phoenix area. Ike started in a small spot located in San Francisco's Castro District in 2007 and since then, he has branched out to other states including Arizona. The menu here in Tempe is almost the same as the original, however all menus have individual, unique options for local tastes. For instance, the Sun Devil made with American cheese, fried chicken and Sun Devil sauce can only be found here. Each sandwich is made with superb bread, quality meats and of course, Ike's signature Dirty Sauce is unlike anything else on the planet. It is no wonder why he has been so successful.