Address: 5816 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85106 (Map) - Tel:(602) 266-3001
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.
Address: 2611 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 (Map) - Tel:(602) 264-5967
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.
Address: 11111 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ 85020 (Map) - Tel:(602) 866-6350
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 grandest of occasions.