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.
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.
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.
Established in 1994, husband and wife owners, Jay and Christine Wisniewski are certified sommeliers, so to say they know their wine is an understatement. Their passion for wine has translated into wonderful recipes in the kitchen, where the menu is a fine selection of carefully created seasonal and organic specialties. The excellent wine list has received a number of national accolades and it boasts a selection of nearly 500 labels. The bistro's interiors have a modern decor, with brick-exposed walls and the beautifully decorated outdoor patio is also perfect for a romantic lunch or dinner.
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.
Situated in the midst of clubs and eateries along Tempe's Mill Avenue, Zuma Grill is a great place for a meal or for a night out. Nighttime entertainment varies between karaoke, reggae, DJs with dance mixes and various live performers. The menu features a tasty mix of hamburgers, salads and sandwiches.
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.