Winning Wine List Restaurants

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 »

108Binkley's

Address: 6920 E. Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ  85331   Make a Reservation
Describing their fare as “classically influenced American cuisine,” Kevin and Amy Binkley are the dynamic duo behind the success of their namesake restaurant. Mr. Binkley doubles as the active chef and owner/operator, and Amy keeps the food machine running by managing the finer details of the operation. The fruit of this husband/wife team’s labors is a fine marriage of casual and elegant cuisine that is served with love. Dishes like the Whole Roasted Partridge and the Italian Sausage Stuffed Squash Blossoms warm diners from the inside out and keep them coming back again and again. Learn More »

107Caffe Boa on Mills

Address: 398 S. Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ  85281   Make a Reservation
Caffe Boa on Mills
The mission of Caffe Boa on Mills is to satisfy guests with fresh, organic ingredients from local farms and bakeries. The food has an European-bistro style with a major influence from Italian cuisine. Their reduction sauces and demis are made without butter, flours, or cornstarch to convey the true flavor of the dish. On the menu, the Cape Cod Ravioli features handmade rosemary ravioli filled with rotisserie chicken, ricotta, and herbs served in a “Cape Cod” sauce of vodka, fresh cranberries, and light cream. Caffe Boa looks like a larger version of a rustic and sophisticated European café. On certain ... Learn More »

106Ristorante Tuscany

Address: 5350 E. Marriott Dr., Phoenix, AZ  85054   Make a Reservation
Ristorante Tuscany
Inspired by Italy’s Tuscany region, Ristorante Tuscany presents Italian cuisine with elegance. The restaurant is a recipient of the AAA Four-Diamond award and features inventive dishes from Chef de Cuisine Brian Archibald. Unique dishes like Lobster Saltimbocca and Grilled Cedar River Beef Tenderloin can be found on the menu. Pastas can be ordered in half or full portions. With wine being a specialty at this restaurant, it has a large wine list including vintage wines from Tuscany. The restaurant has an open exhibition kitchen, wood-fired oven, an outdoor fireplace along with views of the resort’s Isle of Capri. With the ... Learn More »

109T. Cooks

Address: 5200 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ  85018   Make a Reservation
T. Cooks
T. Cooks is the place to celebrate an anniversary or to have a romantic night out. Located in the Royal Palms Resort and Spa, the restaurant goes along with the Spanish-style architecture situated in a rich earthy-colored den with panoramic views. The menu serves Mediterranean cuisine and centers its food around seasonal dishes from Barcelona, Spain, and Tuscany, Italy. For dinner, guests can select Executive Chef Lee Hillson’s pre-fixe “Iron Chef” menu with the option of wine pairing. Some of the dishes include Lobster Carpaccio with ham broth and sweet corn and Stuffed Rabbit wrapped in Serrano with mushrooms and ... 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 »

106Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House

Address: 6710 E. Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ  85331   Make a Reservation
Cartwright's Sonoran Ranch House
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Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House presents eclectic Southwestern cuisine featuring steak, game, and seafood. The fresh seafood is offered with the choice of Asian, European, Southwestern, and Mediterranean preparations. The steak and game options are mesquite wood fired and come with a choice of sides, sauces, and starch. The restaurant also has ranch-style entrees like an Apple Chipotle BBQ Chicken Breast with spinach, crispy garlic, and caramelized onion home fries. The décor is inspired by the Old West and has an earthy feel to it. Guests can dine in the Wine Room or in the Main Dining Room by the fireplace. ... 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 »

109Tonto Bar and Grill

Address: 5736 E. Rancho Mañana Blvd., Cave Creek, AZ  85331   Make a Reservation
Tonto Bar and Grill
Tonto Bar and Grill captures the true essence of the Southwest dining experience. The Fireplace Room looks like a living room out of an old western movie, and the main dining room is decorated in an Old West fashion. This restaurant uses fresh ingredients and their salad dressings, soups, sauces, breads, and desserts are prepared daily. The menu is full of “New American” cuisine options with a southwestern style. Fish, meat, pasta, and vegetarian dishes provide a large range of entrees to choose from. Tonto’s also provides all-natural meats for the majority of their meat entrees. The Sonoran Cowboy Plate ... Learn More »

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 »

107BLT Steak

Address: 5402 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ  85253   Make a Reservation
BLT Steak
BLT Steak is a contemporary American steakhouse that focuses on simple, fresh ingredients specifically prepared to enhance the most natural of flavors. From traditional Beef Filets and Braised Swordfish to the American Wagyu Rib Eye, the menu at BLT Steak spares no expense to provide excellent quality for its diners. The restaurant offers an impressive wine selection, which has won the coveted “Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator, and boasts a drink menu with diverse selections from scotch-blended after dinner drinks to absinthe. The BLT Steak restaurant is a must-try for seafood and steakhouse enthusiasts, alike. Learn More »

106Cork

Address: 4991 S. Alma School Rd, Chandler, AZ  85248   Make a Reservation
Cork
Located in the Promenade at Fulton Ranch on the outskirts of Chandler, Cork is a culinary gem. Owners Robert and Danielle Morris created Cork because of their own love of sampling and sharing food. Cork specializes in a “small plates-style,” small portions and prices, offering each diner a chance to try, and share, multiple culinary adventures. Try the Pan-Roasted Ostrich or the Braised Rabbit Pot Pie, and enjoy something from the extensive, Wine Spectator-award-winning wine list. For a full-sized, traditional meal with bottomless Mimosas or Bellinis, join Cork for Sunday brunch. Learn More »

106Wildfish Seafood Grille

Address: 7135 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ  85251   Make a Reservation
An attentive staff and vibrant setting set the stage for a highly enjoyable dining experience. Menu items steal the spotlight at Wildfish Seafood Grille, making this an all around dreamy dining destination. Fresh seafood and steaks are prepared to order, ensuring each plate will specifically please the palate of each guest. An oyster bar provides fresh oysters straight from the dock and shucked to order as well. Guests can relax in the spacious contemporary dining room, grab a seat at the counter, or cozy up near a fire pit and prepare to enjoy a masterful culinary creation at Wildfish Seafood ... Learn More »

109Fresh BBQ Innovations

Address: 15111 North Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ  85260   Make a Reservation

106The Terrace

Address: 6000 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ  85251   Make a Reservation
The Terrace
With a shady patio overlooking the lush landscape of The Phoenician’s grounds, the Terrace is a charming retreat from everyday stresses. Inside, the lavish and warm-toned interior provides a similarly inviting and sophisticated dining environment. Chef Jose Mejia’s carefully crafted menu of Contemporary American dishes reflects the Terrace’s fresh and refreshing appeal. Sundays at the Terrace are a highlight: its elegant brunch with champagne toasts, fresh seafood, grilled entrees, homemade pastas, and assortment of desserts is a celebration of indulgence. The Terrace is a welcomed hideaway in the Scottsdale community, providing a perfect moment of serenity at any time of ... Learn More »

106Sophie's French Bistro

Address: 2320 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix, AZ  85016   Make a Reservation
Sophie's French Bistro
A relaxing, enjoyable eating experience can be found at Sophie’s French Bistro. The interior is reminiscent of a classic French countryside while the food is innovative and flavorful. Ideal for a romantic date, Sophie’s uses premium ingredients for their classic French dishes, presented elegantly and served on a simple white table cloth. Don’t expect a quick turnaround, though—Sophie’s cuisine is meant to be enjoyed and savored slowly, just as classic French meals are meant to be. If food is pleasure, then this is a place to appreciate. Learn More »

108Eddie V's

Address: 20715 North Pima Road, Phoenix, AZ  85255   Make a Reservation
Eddie V's
Located in Scottsdale’s upscale D.C. Ranch, Eddie V’s Edgewater Grill’s dark ambiance offers a luxurious setting in which to enjoy a decadent meal. Executive Chef Brian Feirstein prepares a variety of dishes with French, Asian, Mexican, Italian, and good old Texan influences, individual to each dish. Recipes are brought to life with either fresh fish, flown in daily, or the finest Midwestern beef, from Allen Brothers Chicago. Eddie V’s feature’s an award winning wine list, and desserts as delicious as they are beautiful. Enjoy big dark booths and crisp white linens in the dining room, or opt for their exciting ... Learn More »

106Bloom

Address: 8877 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ  85253   Make a Reservation
Bloom
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108Cheuvront Restaurant and Wine Bar

Address: 1326 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ  85004   Make a Reservation
Cheuvront Restaurant and Wine Bar
Warm, familiar, and welcoming, Cheuvront Restaurant and Wine Bar provides a down-to-earth environment to enjoy an unworldly array of hand-selected wines, artisan cheeses, and gourmet cuisine. Located in the heart of Phoenix, this eclectic restaurant is not only a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence recipient, but has also won the Best Cheese Selection Award three years in a row from New Times Best of Phoenix. Over forty fresh varieties of cheese are flown in each week from around the world, and diners may delight in the seasonally fresh menu that boasts comforting dishes like the Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese. Learn More »