Phoenix, Arizona Restaurant Guide
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Featured Phoenix, Arizona Restaurant
Ruth's Chris Steak House
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2201 E. Camelback Road, Suite 106-A, Phoenix, AZ 85016
This world famous steak house has a great reputation for serving aged, corn-fed USDA Prime steaks. If you enjoy thick, juicy steaks and the taste of world-class wines, visit this Phoenix steak house and experience the Ruth's Chris sizzle. Offering a variety of appetizers, entrees and homemade desserts, Ruth's Chris in Phoenix is sure to please every guest. Online reservations are suggested.
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The Melting Pot - Ahwatukee
3626 East Ray Road, Ahwatukee, AZ 85044
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5350 E Marriott Road, Phoenix AZ 85054
Eurasian. Roy Yamaguchi of Hawai'i has started a Eurasian empire across the United States with his Euro-Asian cuisine and perfectly chimed wine list. Inventive and tasty, Roy's cuisine is memorable and the service is genuine. Located in the JW Marriott Desert Ridge.
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Ayako of Tokyo
2564 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix AZ 85016; Tel. 602.955.7007
One of the Valley's hottest sushi spots, for many reasons -- not the least of which is a curving sushi bar that's perfect for eyeballing your neighbors. For those who can't hack raw fish, a large, recently renovated dining room near the back features good teppanyaki cooking.
3131 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix AZ 85016; Tel. 602.956.6900
Mark Tarbell has created a smart-looking urban bistro, offering cafe fare from France, along with a bit of pub grub from England and diner fare from America. Try the Scotch beef, chilled leeks, bouillabaisse or the sole meuniŹre. Or just snack on a croque-monsieur or hamburger topped with Canadian bacon and Stilton.
Biltmore Grill and Patio
2400 E. Missouri Ave., Phoenix AZ 85016; Tel. 602.955.6600
This resort has been beautifully refurbished, and so has its informal restaurant. Meticulously prepared, enormously tasty fare served at prices that won't put you into cardiac arrest. Pepper-crusted filet of beef, crab cakes and veal meat loaf are first-rate. So are desserts, particularly the fabulous homemade ice creams.
5620 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix AZ 85018; Tel. 480.945.5022
As its name implies, the driving concept here is a BYOB policy. There's no great shakes in menu creativity -- Caesar salad, jumbo shrimp cocktail, fish, chicken, pasta and steak -- though it's well-priced and well-prepared. Hold out for the nightly specials, which is where the chef lets loose and really shines.
6327 N. 7th St., Phoenix AZ 85014; Tel. 602.264.1784
This attractive neighborhood restaurant serves up some fine continental northern Italian food at surprisingly reasonable prices. Don't miss the tortellini alla papalina.
Coup Des Tartes
4626 N. 16th St., Phoenix AZ 85016; Tel. 602.212.1082
A casual BYOB place with fragrant, deftly crafted, Mediterranean-themed fare in a homey setting. (It used to be an antique store.) The menu changes weekly. Try to come on a week when there's lamb shank with dried fruit, roasted sea bass or tapenade-brushed chicken over couscous. Outstanding dessert pastries, especially the signature banana bržlée tart.
Different Pointe of View
11111 N. 7th St., Phoenix AZ 85020; Tel. 602.863.0912
The views are spectacular from an 1,800-foot-high perch above the Valley. The food and service are on shaky ground, though. Expect to pay big bucks for some dishes that are spectacular, but choke down the cost of some marginal messes, too. Go for the fish and fresh veggies -- always winners.
2398 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix AZ 85016; Tel. 602.957.3214
Matney has always been difficult to pigeonhole -- just when we think we've got his cuisine figured out, he pulls some new punches. The results, with few exceptions, are dynamic. Big, bold, eclectic flavors rule at this brightly decorated restaurant -- designer meat loaf with bacon, basil and tomatoes over country mashed potatoes with wild forest mushroom gravy, and sumac-grilled lamb chops with mint hummus are part of the eclectic menu. A new bar, decorated in contemporary Sultan, has a wickedly wonderful appetizer menu.
3118 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix AZ 85016 ; Tel. 602.952.0733
If there's better food to be found at a tiny, well-priced bistro, we haven't found it. Why can't every chef scour the markets for the freshest, tastiest ingredients, combine them in winning, creative manners that leave us drooling for more, and give us friendly service and a low check to boot? Oh well, maybe that's why we like this place so much. The chef is young and inspired, giving us a showcase of contemporary American classics such as roasted sturgeon, fresh figs with prosciutto, and herb-crusted lamb loin.
The Fry Bread House
4140 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix AZ 84014; Tel. 602.351.2345
Takeout is the recommended approach, and the specialty is, you guessed it, terrific Native American fry bread. Go for the hominy beef stew if it's offered -- savor wonderfully seasoned broth, dunk your bread and celebrate your Southwestern heritage.
1940 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix AZ 85016; Tel. 602.265.2990
What's white and blue and Greek all over? Susan and Tony Makridis' restaurant--a beautiful repository of all things Greek, including moussaka, leg of lamb and souvlaki. Will you love it? Of course you will. It's feta.
3101 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix AZ 85016; Tel. 602.508.8888
The famed San Francisco steak house has opened a branch in the Valley, and local carnivores are celebrating. Dry-aged, prime-graded beef is what's making them happy. Incredibly juicy bone-in New York sirloin, porterhouse and filet mignon will get beef lovers' juices flowing. So will the magnificent prime rib, a thick-cut slab of animal-protein heaven. First-rate desserts, too, made in-house. Try the chocolate-amaretto cheesecake.
4225 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix AZ 85018; Tel. 602.952.1991
Even Castro would endorse capitalism like this. Authentic comidas Cubanas like tostones, paella and arroz con pollo served in an attractive, intimate environment. The black bean soup is revolutionary. After 5 p.m., sip sherry and sample tapas upstairs in Arriba.
455 N. 3rd St., Phoenix AZ 85004; Tel. 602.257.8323
One of the better dining choices in downtown's Arizona Center. Sit on the patio, listen to the trickle of the fountains and order up a salad and some pasta. For dessert, try the tiramisu. It's disguised as luscious mascarpone cheesecake.
2954 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix AZ 85016; Tel. 602.381.0444
RoxSand Scocos' transcontinental cuisine is impossible to pigeonhole--risky, imaginative and superb. A meal here will give you a taste of Mexico, the Orient, the Middle East and the tropics. An example: thick tamales, made with rice, stuffed with curried lamb and bathed in peanut sauce. Desserts are positively wicked. One of the best Saturday-night dining spots in town.
Mouthwatering Prime Steaks in Phoenix, AZ