7330 N Pima RdScottsdale, AZ 85258 (480) 948-3800


With more than 800 restaurants in Scottsdale from which to choose, finding your next bucket-list dining experience might seem overwhelming. But we've got you covered! Below are our recommendations for some of Scottsdale's best restaurants, as well as stories that will give you the scoop on our city's dining scene from an insider's point of view.

BOURBON STEAK, A Michael Mina Restaurant at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

7575 E. Princess Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Award-winning Chef Michael Mina and Executive Chef Sara Garrant, present an upscale, contemporary American steakhouse like no other at BOURBON STEAK. Indulge in a tantalizing menu with modern fare featuring the finest cuts of beef, poultry, and fish, all slow-poached in butter, grilled and finished over seasoned wood-fueled flames.

Modern classic American side dishes are complimented by a unique wine list and handcrafted cocktails. Signature classics include the Maine Lobster Pot Pie, Jidori Chicken with Truffled Mac & Cheese, American Kobe Beef Filet and Certified All-Natural Angus Beef. Family-friendly dining is available. Also featuring newly renovated sleek bar and lounge as well as outdoor patio and fireside terrace seating, semi-private dining rooms, and a 3,000-bottle wine cellar.


Old Town Tortilla Factory

6910 E. Main St. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Built from a historic 85-year-old adobe home, Old Town Tortilla Factory captures timeless charm and a distinct atmosphere that exemplifies the essence of the Southwest. A beautiful firewater patio along with a world renowned tequila bar that offers 140 premium tequilas, including an award winning margarita, lends itself to being the perfect place to accommodate your needs. During the winter months there is an abundance of patio heaters which keep the patio at a spring-like temperature. During the summer months there are state of the art misters that keep the patio at a refreshing temperature. The cuisine is southwest with Sonoran influence, a favorite dish being the Mahi Mahi Tacos.


Barrio Queen

7114 E. Stetson Dr., Ste. 105 Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Bienvenidos queridos amigos. Welcome to Barrio Queen, where we are committed to the positive promotion of Mexico's culinary and cultural treasures - all with a little calle attitude! A truly unique dining experience.


37220 Mule Train Rd. P.O. Box 3500 Carefree, AZ 85377

We believe eating well means incorporating plenty of clean whole foods into our diets. CAFE meto offers a largely plant-based flavor forward menu with many gluten free, grain free, vegetarian, vegan, anti-inflammatory, and gut friendly options. Join us for breakfast or lunch, and enjoy salads, wraps with greens, nourishing protein additions, and a fresh juice bar with organic coffee. We've created meal options that help boost energy for the whole day—so that you can make the most of the entire CIVANA experience.

At CIVANA, we honor our bodies with good, real food—whole, organic, made to sustain us and our planet. Our recipe is simple: fresh fruits, vegetables, and grains for mains, with meat (if you choose) on the side. And flavor? It's the focal point. Our culinary team works hard to maintain integrity—to buy locally, seasonally, and sustainably. Because if it's real, you taste it. And savor it. And then, come back for more.


Cholla Prime Steakhouse & Lounge at Casino Arizona

524 North 92nd Street Loop 101 & McKellips Scottsdale, AZ 85256 Cholla Prime Steakhouse & Lounge, at Casino Arizona, offering one of Scottsdale's best fine-dining experiences in an intimate, upscale environment. Our taste-tempting menu is prepared by some of Scottsdale's top chefs and features the best regional cuisine you'll find anywhere in the Valley. Our menu selection includes such favorites as crab stuffed prawns, strawberry fields salad, New York steak, as well as Elk tenderloin. Hungry for more? The Cholla Prime Steakhouse & Lounge is open daily for dinner at 5:00pm.


Courtyard Cafe at the Heard Museum

2301 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004

The Courtyard Café is nestled in the Heard Museum's shady courtyard and offers modern Southwestern and contemporary Native-influenced cuisine.

The mission of the Heard Museum is to be the world's preeminent museum for the presentation, interpretation and advancement of American Indian art, emphasizing its intersection with broader artistic and cultural themes.

Since its founding in 1929, the Heard Museum has grown in size and stature to become recognized internationally for the quality of its collections, world-class exhibitions, educational programming and its unmatched festivals. Dedicated to the advancement of American Indian art, the Heard successfully presents the stories of American Indian people from a first-person perspective, as well as exhibitions that showcase the beauty and vitality of traditional and contemporary art.

The Heard Museum sets the standard for collaborating with American Indian artists and tribal communities to provide visitors with a distinctive perspective about the art of Native people, especially those from the Southwest.

El Chorro

5550 E. Lincoln Dr. Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Dining on the patio at El Chorro along with its famed sticky-buns is a long-standing Phoenix tradition.

El Chorro's iconic setting at the base of Camelback & Mummy Mountains offers an authentic Arizona desert setting where generations of Valley residents and visitors alike come to savor classic, Southwestern-inspired cuisine; enjoy a relaxed weekend brunch; gather with friends over drinks and live music; celebrate special occasions or meet with associates.

To honor the Arizona destination dining heritage, El Chorro's culinary vision features classic cuisine favorites with a Southwestern-inspired influence. The menu offerings center on fresh, organic and locally grown ingredients – including herbs and produce from the El Chorro garden located right outside the kitchen.

The restaurant and event venues have recently been restored, renovated and enhanced to further preserve this landmark's rustic charm. 21st century ideals were embraced through the use of sustainable practices and the renovation team was diligent in maintaining the original building, working within the original footprint. El Chorro became the first restaurant in Arizona to earn the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED) Gold Certification.


Farm & Craft

4302 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Farm & Craft is focused on healthy and sustainable food in a community-style atmosphere, think modern farm with a contemporary twist. Farm & Craft boasts a seasonal "wellness menu" that focuses on four topics for optimal health, including an 'anti-inflammatory diet', ‘increasing probiotic levels', ‘maintaining high levels of anti-oxidants' and 'reducing your overall stress'. F&C accomplishes this by providing sustainable, gluten-free, organic and hormone-free ingredients.


Gertrude's at the Desert Botanical Garden

1201 N. Galvin Pkwy. Phoenix, AZ 85008

The Garden's full-service restaurant, located just inside the main entrance, honors Garden founder Gertrude Divine Webster. In 1939 Mrs. Webster, an environmentalist ahead of her time, foresaw the potential to create a distinctive identity for the Phoenix area by envisioning a need to conserve the beautiful desert.

Originally used as a greenhouse, Gertrude's occupies the fully renovated sustainable space that previously held the plant and gift shops. The repurposed restaurant boasts indoor and patio dining for 170, an exhibition kitchen, private 12-seat chef's table and expansive bar.

Gertrude's brings the best Arizona has to offer by utilizing fresh ingredients directly from the farm and pasture to the plate.

Gertrude's culinary team prepares nearly everything in house cooking dishes from scratch and utilizing multiple techniques like fermenting, curing and smoking to eliminate the need for preservatives. The seasonal menu showcases local ingredients from artisans and farmers around Arizona and the Southwest, along with herbs the restaurant grows on its patio. Gertrude's brings a new perspective on ingredients, presentation and guest experience by preparing food with integrity in an uncomplicated straightforward manner. Gertrude's creates a total visceral experience with cuisine, libations and exceptional garden ambiance.

Lunch and dinner daily from 10:30am-9pm Monday-Sunday. Weekend brunch from 8am-4pm. Open to the general public and Garden admission is not required. Reservations at www.opentable.com or 480-719-8600.

Gertrude's at the Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, www.gertrudesrestaurant.net

HULA'S Modern Tiki

7213 E. First Ave. Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Our Phoenix location is situated right on the light rail path and our Scottsdale location is in the heart of old town. Hula's Modern Tiki is a modern, urban twist on the classic tiki bars and restaurants of the '50s & '60s. Locally owned and operated, it's a community place where everyone is welcome, and one that celebrates the long awaited urban renewal of Uptown Phoenix. See and be seen on our expansive patio, as the light rail cruises by. You can enjoy a tropical cocktail, a quick bite, or a full dinner, while being taken care of by the best staff in the 'biz. Come be surrounded by hipsters, oldsters, youngsters and everyone in between, and beyond. Our menu has something for everyone, and is a fusion of island and American flavors. Try us once, you'll be hooked. Consistently voted one of the best Metropolitan Phoenix Restaurants.


LON's at the Hermosa

5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd. Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Once the home and art studio of famed cowboy artist Alonzo "Lon" Megargee, the culinary centerpiece of The Hermosa Inn is LON's at the Hermosa, a celebrated Four Diamond restaurant renowned for its globally inspired Arizona fare.

Offering a bold and contemporary take on the multitude of foods originating in the western hemisphere, age-old cooking methods of smoking, roasting and wood-grilling are employed along with European techniques to create artful cuisine utilizing cutting-edge culinary trends.

The lushly landscaped, expansive patio boasts breathtaking views of nearby Camelback Mountain with a massive wood-burning fireplace and stunning stone fountain; the subterranean wine cellar holds the contents of LON's award-winning 6000-bottle wine list and the decor exudes the resort's luxury desert feel through the use of traditional Southwestern architecture, adobe bricks, wood beams, hand-painted Mexican tile and many one-of-a-kind embellishments reflecting its artistic heritage.

Ocean 44

4748 N. Goldwater Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Ocean 44 is seafood reinvented in a vibrant upscale atmosphere specializing in world-class seafood and the greatest steaks we are known for at Steak 44. Different than anything we have done in the past, the atmosphere is second to none, featuring a blend of dining settings ranging from dramatic to intimate.

At the core of the Ocean 44 Experience is our chef sourced, highest graded sustainable fresh seafood from around the world, enhanced with unique and interesting appetizers and side dishes that go beyond the traditional seafood menu.


Rusty Spur Saloon

7245 E. Main St. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Scottsdale's LAST REAL COWBOY SALOON. Registered historic landmark, Farmers Bank of Scottsdale 1921 – 1931, closed during the Depression, but the old bank vault is still there, holding liquor instead of money. Known as one of the three happiest places in the U.S. - Disneyland, Las Vegas, and the Rusty Spur Saloon... 'Where the party never ends!!!' Patronized by John Wayne, Clint Eastwood, Jennifer Aniston, Vince Vaughn, Dierks Bentley, and John Rich (Big & Rich). Our commitment is hospitality and live entertainment every afternoon and evening - Russ Reiter, Psychobilly Rodeo, Mike Lennon, Jan Carritt. Country Western, Blues, Rockabilly. Serving lunch only 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Main Street - 'Old Town Scottsdale'



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Hotel Features

Free WiFi and Parking

Free Hot Breakfast Buffet(Temporarily Closed)

Outdoor Heated Pool and Spa. Kids Pool too

Fitness Room and Guest Laundry