Winning Wine List Restaurants

109Donovan's of Phoenix

Address: 3101 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ  85016   Make a Reservation
Donovan's of Phoenix
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Donovan’s Steak and Chop House is a little piece of steak paradise, an homage, really, to the long tradition of steakhouses so popular in America since the early 20th century. But Donovan’s is no throwback. At their handsome location at 3101 E. Camelback Road in the upscale Camelback Corridor, owners Dennis Hitzman, Tony Subia, and Mal Jozoff have created a clubby atmosphere of casual elegance with no fine-dining detail overlooked. The centerpiece of their award winning operation is the exclusive use of USDA Prime, Midwestern, corn-fed beef, which, combined with an international wine list, accommodating staff, and exclusive amenities, makes ... Learn More »

106The Oak Room Kitchen & Bar

Address: 61 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ  85201   Make a Reservation
The Oak Room Kitchen & Bar
RecommendedNewEditor's Pick
Upscale, Independent, & Different Our venue combines imaginative, upscale cooking techniques to deliver you tastes and flavors that you typically won't get at home or even in an evil, soul-killing, chain restaurant. Set in a beautifully remodeled space, we are a ferociously independent operation. We pride ourselves in delivering our customers a dining & drinking experience that is decidedly different, fun, & memorable. We are located in the original Mesa square mile at the intersection of University Drive and Centennial right next to the Amphitheater and Mesa Marriott. Learn More »

108Mosaic

Address: 10600 East Jomax Road, Scottsdale, AZ  85255   Make a Reservation
Mosaic
Mosaic's attention to a quality dining experience is as detail-oriented as the specially commissioned tile mosaic that graces its floor. Every aspect of the restaurant is committed to excellence. Eclectic, constantly changing menus feature the culinary creations of Chef and Owner Deborah Knight, incorporating high quality ingredients and bold, creative flavor combinations. An outstanding wine selection and phenomenal service only serve to accentuate Chef Knight's talent in the kitchen. The result is a meal to remember, regardless of the season or the ingredients on the menu. Learn More »

107Tapino Kitchen & Wine Bar

Address: 7000 East Shea Blvd #1010, Scottsdale, AZ  85254   Make a Reservation
Tapino Kitchen & Wine Bar
Tapino is what you get when you combine tapas and vino, and the restaurant certainly lives up to its name. Executive Chef James Porter proves himself a master of small plates, as everything on the menu is big on flavor. Dishes are eclectic and inventive, with options such as Sea Bass with dehydrated Serrano ham chip and guava puree, and Duck Confit Tostadas with Mexican cuitlacoche, refried beluga lentils, and queso fresco. Porter’s culinary repertoire stretches across the globe, with dishes representing Spanish, French, Italian, Argentinian, Indian, Chinese, and American cuisines. The kitchen’s second half—the wine list—is as informative as ... Learn More »

108Durant's

Address: 2611 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ  85004   Make a Reservation
Durant's
Durant’s takes diners back to the Rat-Pack era, when dim lighting, dark leather booths, and serious steaks were the epitome of a great meal. Guests flock to this classic, classy steakhouse, for some of Phoenix’s finest steaks, chops, and seafood. The menu is filled with generously portioned dishes, such as Durant’s Delmonico steak, Slow-Roasted Prime Rib, and Australian Lobster Tail. Those feeling especially indulgent can take on the 48-ounce porterhouse—finishing it in one sitting earns a plaque on the wall. Learn More »

109Phoenix City Grille

Address: 5816 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ  85106   Make a Reservation
Phoenix City Grille
Tucked into the short side of an L-shaped shopping center at 16th Street and Bethany Home is a restaurant that has been pleasing palates and offering short tutorials in Phoenix history and heritage since 1997: the Phoenix City Grille. The warm, cozy ambience is enhanced by framed, well-lit color and black-and-white photos of Arizona landscapes and Phoenix movers and shakers. Diners enjoy a varied American menu with just enough hints of Southwestern and Southern cuisine to keep it interesting and memorable. Learn More »

109Different Pointe of View

Address: 11111 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ  85020   Make a Reservation
Different Pointe of View
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Nestled amid the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, Different Point of View offers a stunning setting and even more stunning views. The cuisine is creative and inventive, thanks to Executive Chef Ivan Flowers’s mixture of American and International flavors. The dinner menu changes seasonally, while a nightly tasting menu changes several times a night. The menu is partially sourced from the restaurant’s own vegetable garden located on the hotel property. If the food and views weren’t enough, an award-winning wine list offers over 1000 wines, all cellared on premise. This is a place to treat yourself, and to celebrate the ... Learn More »

109Kai

Address: 5594 Wild Horse Pass Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ  85226   Make a Reservation
Kai
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Kai, meaning 'seed' in the Pima language, features a menu rich in creativity, history and Native American culture. Executive Chef Michael O'Dowd and Native American Chef de Cuisine Jack Strong incorporate the essence of the Pima and Maricopa tribes and locally farmed ingredients from the Gila River Indian Community to create unforgettable masterpieces. Learn More »

100Stockyards Restaurant

Address: 5009 E. Washington St., Phoenix, AZ  85034   Make a Reservation
Stockyards Restaurant
Keeping up with traditions, but still giving room for new culinary trends, Stockyards Steakhouse embraces what they pinpoint as “New West Cuisine.” Combining traditional Steakhouse fare, Southwestern dishes and American cuisine, Stockyards selections of premium corn-fed aged steaks and prime rib are nothing short of high-quality fine dining. Opened in 1947, this favorite Arizona restaurant is known for their “Best of the West” dishes, excellent service and antique bar. Learn More »

106The Grill at Hacienda del Sol

Address: 5601 N. Hacienda del Sol Rd, Tuscon, AZ  85718   Make a Reservation
The Grill at Hacienda del Sol
Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort has been attracting visitors since 1929, from locals to out-of-towners. The property was first built on the natural desert landscape for ranch school girls to retreat, and in 1948 it turned into a guest ranch, where movie stars such as Clark Gable, John Wayne, and famed couple Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn. The resort is rich in history and southwestern surroundings, but The Grill brings its own modernity, romanticism and freshness with its award winning wines, local meats, vegetables and herbs from the hotel’s own garden. Learn More »

106Marcellino Ristorante

Address: 7114 E. Stetson Dr., Scottsdale, AZ  85251   Make a Reservation
Marcellino Ristorante
Marcellino is one of many restaurants internationally owned by Chef Marcellino, and this new Phoenix location brings its own specialties! Housemade pastas, antipasti, carne and pesce plates grace the coveted menu, and Chef Marcellino has recently presented his original Pizza recipe as well. Along with the masterful regular menu, he has also prepared a Chef’s Personal Tasting menu, a Three Course Tasting menu, and Private Party menus. Live music in the form of Opera Nites is presented once a month by the Phoenix Opera Company, allowing guests to enjoy immaculate food and exquisite entertainment! Learn More »

108The Compass Arizona Grill

Address: 122 N 2nd St, Phoenix, AZ  85004   Make a Reservation
Dine in an elegant, yet comfortable atmosphere at The Compass Arizona Grill, where Chef De Cuisine, Jason Hoven designs masterful seasonal menus year round. Innovative culinary creations find their way onto each plate out of his kitchen, as he translates distinctive visions with ease. The menu offers irresistible entrees made from fresh meats, poultry and seafood in a quintessentially contemporary style. The exciting and fabulous fare is accompanied by an extensive wine list. The combination of fantastic fare, wondrous wines and the breath-taking views allows guests to drift away into a dining dream! Learn More »

107Christopher's Crush

Address: 2502 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ  85018   Make a Reservation
Christopher's Crush
The best of both dining worlds is found at Christopher’s Crush; upscale, casual, hip and cool, yet comfortable. Lounge seating, bar seating overlooking the kitchen, patio seating, and a special Chef’s Table add to the flexibility of enjoyment, forming to fit your dining desires. Pizzas, burgers, Filet Mignon, Smoked Salmon, Truffle Fries, and Chocolate Tower are all items you can find on the menu, at affordable prices. Monday through Friday, stop by for a bite to eat at the kitchen bar and receive ½ off your bill from 3:00pm-6:00pm. Fine fare, wine, and a dreamy space are what you’ll come ... 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 »

108Vincent's on Camelback

Address: 3930 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ  85018   Make a Reservation
Vincent's on Camelback
Walking into Vincent on Camelback, one has the impression of entering a French country home. The atmosphere is more French than southwestern, but Chef and Owner Vincent Guerithault finds a balance of the two aesthetics in his Southwest/French fusion cuisine. Vincent uses French cooking techniques and southwest ingredients to carve a unique niche in classic style. For example, the Corn Ravioli with White Truffle Oil has been one of his signature dishes since the restaurant opened in 1986. Whether choosing from the classic or nouveau menu, patrons enjoy the timeless evening Vincent’s creates highlighted by creative dining. 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 »

107Olive & Ivy Restaurant & Marketplace

Address: 7135 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ  85251   Make a Reservation
Olive & Ivy Restaurant & Marketplace
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At Olive & Ivy Restaurant & Marketplace, the Mediterranean meets California, with a fresh and creative menu that showcases creativity and freshness. The Fox restaurant concept offers a chic bistro setting on the Scottsdale Waterfront, with a bright and colorful interior and an elegant outdoor setting. The menu pulls on the best from California and Mediterranean cuisine, with dishes that range from simple to stunning. Rich and luxurious desserts finish off the menu and an accompanying wine list boasts a whopping 45 choices by the glass, with a worldly array of wines from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, and France along ... Learn More »

109Deseo

Address: 6902 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ  85254   Make a Reservation
Deseo
Deseo provides a sumptuous and sensual dining experience. Headed by James Beard Award-winning Chef Douglas Rodriguez, this popular addition to the Scottsdale Westin’s collection of restaurants serves a diverse array of delectable Nuevo Latino treats. Deseo’s warm atmosphere is intensified by its open kitchen, transforming dinner into a visual feast as well as a culinary one. Known for its inventive ceviches and fresh fruit cocktails, Deseo is a perfect location for relaxed socializing, especially during the “Unwind Hour,” the Westin’s creative reimagining of Happy Hour. Whether “unwinding” with a mojito and Trio of Ceviche, or diving wholeheartedly into a Nuevo ... 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 »