American Restaurants

107noca

Address: 3118 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ  85016   Make a Reservation
noca
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Named for its north of Camelback location, NOCA is owner Eliot Wexler and Chef Chris Curtiss’ adventurous brainchild. Serving unpretentious American fare with flair, they are steadily building a reputation among foodies and non-foodies alike as innovators in creative cuisine. Meals commence with a crafty amuse bouche, and a puff of cotton candy serves to cleanse the palate between entrees and dessert. Curtiss is an expert at using the freshest ingredients on the market in a harmonious fusion of the senses. Coupled with a sparse yet comfortable dining room and impeccable service, this experience is not to be missed. Learn More »

106The Melting Pot

Address: 3626 E. Ray Road, Phoenix, AZ  85044   Make a Reservation
The Melting Pot
One may argue that the best experiences in life involve some variation of molten cheese and/or chocolate, and The Melting Pot agrees wholeheartedly. Savory morsels of fresh meats, chicken, seafood, and veggies are presented for diners to dip and indulge on how they please -- and sweet touches like fruits and cookies are complemented by an array of chocolate dips. A meal with a special someone becomes infinitely more romantic when sharing is involved; and any communal dining experience with a table of happy eaters promises to be a memorable one. Learn More »

107District American Kitchen and Wine Bar

Address: 320 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ  85004   Make a Reservation
District American Kitchen and Wine Bar
Hoping to serve as the proverbial watering hole for locals and visitors alike, District offers a communal gathering place to indulge on good company, and great food and drink. Chef Nathan Crouser specially selects his produce from local farmers who care as much about what they grow as he cares about what goes on the plate. Small plates like the Steamed Mussels and Cheeseburger Sliders go down nicely with some fine conversation and a glass of wine from the thoughtful drink menu; and entrée dishes like the Chicken Pot Pie and the Organic Berkshire Pork Tenderloin beg to be selfishly ... Learn More »

107Houston's

Address: 2425 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ  85016   Make a Reservation
Houston's
Regarded as a popular place to go see and be seen, this contemporary American chain does what so few restaurants of its kind manage: it keeps people coming back. With a strict philosophy of using the freshest ingredients from local farms and purveyors, they serve up gracefully presented dishes in a modern setting. Stained wood, burnished brass, dim lighting, and a trendy crowd reel people in, but it’s the friendly service and delicious meat, fish, and chicken that has people returning. And if you happen to chance into one of this location—don’t forget to try their famous shoestring fries! Learn More »

108Meritage Steakhouse

Address: 5350 E. Marriott Dr., Phoenix, AZ  85054   Make a Reservation
Meritage Steakhouse
Meritage Steakhouse is an upscale restaurant geared for sports fanatics with flat screens tuned into the latest sporting events. Although this steakhouse appeals to sports enthusiasts, non sport enthusiasts can enjoy the atmosphere as well. Guests have the choice of outdoor seating on the fire pit or sunset patio. Meritage provides a hearty menu with prime steaks, chicken, and seafood. The menu offers the chef’s signature cuts which includes the Petite Filet 3 Ways and the Serrano Wrapped Beef Tenderloin. Diners can sample wines from the steakhouse’s fine wine cellar or choose half or full bottle options. From the restaurant, ... Learn More »

108Tarbell's

Address: 3213 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ  85018   Make a Reservation
Tarbell's
Since its inception in 1994, Tarbell’s has won over 30 awards including Food and Wine’s “Best Restaurant” and Wine Spectator’s “Award of Excellence.” With highly-acclaimed Chef/Owner Mark Tarbell at the helm, Tarbell’s has catapulted itself to the top, not only in Phoenix but all over the country. Simple yet well-crafted dishes show a clear and concise understanding of textures and flavors. But despite Tarbell’s status, the restaurant retains the friendly neighborhood vibe that has helped to make it so successful. The combination of great food and great atmosphere make Tarbell’s a must when dining in East Phoenix. Learn More »

1010Wright's

Address: 2400 E. Missouri St., Phoenix, AZ  85016   Make a Reservation
Wright's
Innovative American food is the signature cuisine for Wright’s at the Biltmore. Chef de Cuisine Connor Favre has developed a new food concept called “American Lodge Cuisine” which incorporates rich textures and bold flavors with fresh seasonal ingredients. This restaurant is part of a historical landmark created in 1929 and shows off an art-deco style inspired by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Its appearance is elegant, detailed and intimate. A pre-fixe menu is available and changes daily. Some of the dishes are Large Striped Prawns with mustard greens, lemon risotto and Arizona citrus sauce and Seared Red Trout with root ... Learn More »

106Greene House

Address: 15024 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ  85254   Make a Reservation
Using California architecture, design and cuisine as the inspiration, The Greene House in Scottsdale will transform you to the coast without having ever left the comforts of Arizona. Driven by seasonal, artisan ingredients, the menu is ever-changing and always evolving. With a simple menu and a relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere, diners can enjoy ample outdoor seating and an uncomplicated menu. Sip one of the Greene House’s signature drinks, while dining on Spicy grilled Chicken Sandwich or Pacific Cod Fish and Chips, and you will undoubtedly be swept away by the unmistakable California consciousness. Learn More »

108Cowboy Ciao

Address: 7133 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, AZ  85251   Make a Reservation
Cowboy Ciao
At Cowboy Ciao, the Old West meets the old world, with a setting and a menu that blends the best of Modern American cuisine with global influences. Executive Chef Bernie Kantak turns out wonderfully inventive dishes like the “Pig n’ Pudding,” featuring pulled pork in a chipotle balsamic barbeque sauce served with creamy polenta, toasted pumpkin seeds, cotija cheese, and dried cranberries. The menu is accompanied by a diverse and intriguing wine selection, with over 3,200 wines to choose from. The warm, rustic setting, gracious hospitality, and overall creative flair make Cowboy Ciao a worthy destination for any occasion. Learn More »

106Palm Court

Address: 7700 E. McCormick Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ  85258   Make a Reservation
Luxury, elegance, leisure, and comfort are to be expected when dining at The Palm Court at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center. Gorgeous pink draped curtains and table clothes, accented with fresh pink flowers, cream-colored boquets and table runners, and black chandeliers with clear dangling crystals adorn the dining room; nothing less than glamorous. The wine collection is on display, set inside the wall and covered by glass, outlined with a decorative and delicate black wired frame. Each aspect of the aesthetic has been perfectly set in place. The menu reflects innovative American cuisine and dishes are often prepared au ... Learn More »

106Bourbon Steak

Address: 7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale, AZ  85255   Make a Reservation
Bourbon Steak
Desert rusticity melds with classic sophistication to create the finely balanced décor and cuisine of famed Chef Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak. Visitors to this Scottsdale oasis may be struck first by how seamlessly the architecture and décor marries natural elements like cacti and budding shrubbery with the sleek and contemporary lines of minimalist design. And diners will certainly notice how artfully Executive Chef Sean Griffin combines comfort food classics with refined technique. Dishes like the The Whole Fried Chicken For Two and the Maine Lobster Pot Pie are reassuringly familiar, yet intriguingly polished. Learn More »

108Elements

Address: 5700 E. McDonald Dr., Scottsdale, AZ  85253   Make a Reservation
Elements
The five senses are held captive by the memorial dining experience this restaurant hopes to plate daily. The stunning mountain views and stylishly refined décor of the dining space entice the eyes, while the sense of taste and smell are entertained by Executive Chef Beau MacMillan’s American cuisine menu. Guests of the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, and visitors exclusively to this fine dining spot, may savor flavors of the season all day. Sunday Brunch selections include the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and the Old Fashioned Irish Oatmeal. Dinner guests may revel in the backdrop of an awe-inspiring sunset while ... Learn More »

1010Rancho Pinot

Address: 6208 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ  85253   Make a Reservation
Rancho Pinot
Comfort food is celebrated by Chef Chrysa Kaufman and the patrons of Rancho Pinot, where seasonal regional ingredients grace the contemporary bistro-style American cuisine menu. Chef Chrysa heads the Phoenix chapter of Slow Food, and infuses her food with the value of the dining table as the center of pleasure, culture, and community. The menu balances rustic elegance with refined technique in dishes like the Nonni’s Sunday Chicken and the Hand-Made Pasta. An extensive and thoughtful wine list accompanies the heart-warming menu, and entices the palate with selections that promise to both challenge and reward the taste buds. Learn More »

107Posh

Address: 7167 E. Rancho Vista Dr., Scottsdale, AZ  85251   Make a Reservation
Posh
As is the case with most artistic endeavors, improvisational cooking can be incredibly challenging, and wildly rewarding. Chef and Owner Joshua Hebert knows firsthand how involved the task is to create a unique daily menu for his restaurant, Posh, and gladly accepts the challenge. The availability of seasonal local produce and meat largely dictate what ends up on the plate, and Chef Hebert crafts intriguing flavor combinations from every ingredient he touches to infuse each dish with a “one-of-a-kind” touch. Past favorites have included the Mushroom Braised Veal and the Red Wine Poached Salmon. Learn More »

106Talavera

Address: 10600 E. Crescent Moon Dr., Scottsdale, AZ  85262   Make a Reservation
Talavera is a type of vibrant Mexican pottery, and the restaurant appropriately shares the bright colors of the craft through its interior design, as well its cuisine. Contemporary American fare makes a bold presence on the menu, which focuses on meats, poultry, fresh seafood and other game, as well as signature dishes. Window seating gives guests the gift of views of Pinnacle Peak and the Valley of the Sun. Bordered by glass, the fire element is a main attraction to the establishment, viewable from both inside and outside seating. Another unique offering at Talavera is tableside preparation of meals, allowing ... Learn More »

107Lons' at the Hermosa

Address: 5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd., Scottsdale, AZ  85253   Make a Reservation
Lons' at the Hermosa
The Arizona of another era is captured in the architecture, art, and cuisine of this state’s last authentic hacienda. Named after the famed artist Alonzo (Lon) Megargee, and once his home and studio, this historic hand-built ranch house is now home to an American cuisine menu that plates similarly artful presentations. Chef Michael Rusconi skillfully wields bold flavors and intriguing combinations to showcase a multitude of dishes found throughout the region. Highlights include dishes like the Butternut Squash Ravioli with Spinach, the Grilled Beef Tenderloin, and the Alaskan Dungeness Crab Salad. And we mustn’t forget the award-winning wine list that ... Learn More »

108Roaring Fork

Address: 4800 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ  85251   Make a Reservation
Roaring Fork
For a new taste of the Old West, Roaring Fork is your Scottsdale dining destination. Bold cowboy fire meets refined modern fare in this unique approach to Western American cuisine. The menu showcases many local ingredients, open flame cooking methods, and fresh Mexican accents. This gastronomic brainchild of James Beard Award winner Robert McGrath thrives under the current leadership of executive chef Bryan Hulihee. Rugged elegance dominates the food and atmosphere. With a full bar and attentive staff, thoughtful dishes can be savored in style. Learn More »

1071130: The Restaurant

Address: 455 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ  85004   Make a Reservation
1130: The Restaurant
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1130: The Restaurant, named for the suite it occupies in the Downtown Arizona Center, offers casual elegance at affordable prices. Owned and operated by the same group as longtime favorite Sam’s Café, the restaurant seeks to provide diners with diversity coupled with health conscious preparation. 1130 boasts Downtown Phoenix’s largest private dining room as well as contemporary patio dining, complete with outdoor sofas. Open for brunch, lunch, and dinner, 1130’s menu offers an assortment of menu options. Whether you’re enjoying a mouthwatering burger or a juicy Ribeye with one of 1130’s complimentary Phoenix Style rubs, the staff at 1130: The ... Learn More »

107Ahnala Mesquite Room

Address: 10438 N. Fort McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ  85264   Make a Reservation
Ahnala Mesquite Room
The flagship restaurant of the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino, the Ahnala Mesquite Room serves bold Native American cuisine in a modern setting. An array of mesquite-grilled dishes such as Mesquite Grilled Rib Eye Steak and Mesquite Smoked Chicken offer a tantalizing renditions of the familiar, while signature dishes such as Yavapai Pecan Trout and Pan-Seared Scallops with prickly pear jelly take diners on a bold and adventurous ride. A meal here is a showcase of the region’s native flavors, many of which, including pecans, citrus, and herbs, are picked straight from the adjacent Fort McDowell Yavapai Farm. Learn More »

105Coup de Tartes

Address: 4626 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ  85016   Make a Reservation
Coup de Tartes
Diners that are looking for a cozy French bistro reminiscent of a quaint French café need look no further: Coup de Tartes is the answer. Located on North 16th Street, Coup de Tartes is a BYOB restaurant that strives to use the freshest, local, organic ingredients whenever possible. Some French restaurants may offer overly elaborate meals with too many different flavors that are poorly prepared. At Coup de Tartes, the focus is on simple French dishes that have been honed to deliciousness, letting the natural flavors and straightforward sauces speak for themselves. All of this is evident in meat dishes, ... Learn More »