is home to a Cordon Bleu culinary arts school and several major, high-end resorts with award-winning chefs on staff. So, it should go without saying that the Scottsdale restaurant scene is one of the most exciting and innovative in all Arizona. In fact, it can be difficult to keep track of the number of trendy restaurants opening at any given moment. From traditional haute cuisine to modern fusion, Scottsdale restaurants are constantly offering up new culinary delights.
Our number one pick is Olive & Ivy
for its perfect fusion of culinary creation and unforgettable ambiance. The casually elegant restaurant is somewhat hidden on the south side of the Scottsdale waterfront complex, with rivers of light streaming in through the wall of windows that look out onto the patio. Inventive appetizers such as Medjoul dates wrapped in bacon give you a hint of what's to come on the Mediterranean-inspired menu.
Get a taste of what the student chefs are learning at Le Cordon Bleu with a visit to the prestigious school's student-run restaurant, L'Ecole
, our number five pick. Guests have the option of choosing from a menu of French-inspired entrees, or choosing the four-course prix-fixe lunch or dinner menu.
For a healthy dinner or lunch, Arcadia Farms Cafe
has set the standard around the Valley for using local organically grown, pesticide-free, and hormone-free ingredients. The Cafe's inviting garden setting is the perfect way to enjoy one of their fresh salads, gourmet sandwiches, tarts, and crepes for breakfast or lunch.
7135 E. Camelback Road, Suite 195
Eclectic dining on Scottsdale's waterfront...
7133 East Stetson Drive, Suite 1
6th Avenue at SouthBridge
Southwestern cuisine with an Italian kick... read more
7328 East Second Street
4301 N. Scottsdale Rd.
French-inspired dishes from student chefs... read more
7131 E. Main Street
5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd
At the Hermosa Inn
Artful American and Southwestern cuisine in an elegant setting... read more
6208 N. Scottsdale Rd.
In Lincoln Village Shops (southwest corner of Scottsdale Rd. and Lincoln Dr.)
7014 East First Avenue
Organic fresh menu in a cozy setting... read more
4175 N. Goldwater Blvd.
Chinese restaurant meets friendly pub in Old Town...
7133 East Stetson Drive
Eclectic, ingredient-centric contemporary American cuisine... read more
7133 East Stetson Drive
Fresh, ingredient-centric contemporary American cuisine... read more
13802 North Scottsdale Road # 161
Fresh Vietnamese with a vegetarian spin... read more
7216 E. Shoeman Lane
Just off N. Scottsdale Rd.
French Country bistro in Old Town Scottsdale...
7217 East 1st Street
8852 E Pinnacle Peak Rd Ste J1
7000 E Shea Blvd #1010
(Cross Street: 70th Street)
Sup on uncommon, interesting recipes... read more
14344 North Scottsdale Rd
15233 North Kierland Boulevard
(Southwest corner of Kierland Boulevard & Scottsdale Road; at Kierland Commons)
7132 East Becker Lane