Address: 6106 S. 32nd St., Phoenix, AZ 85042 (Map) - Tel:(602) 276-0601
Escape the urban sprawl of Phoenix with a visit to Quiessence on “the Farm” at South Mountain. This quaint culinary retreat offers pastoral serenity in the heart of the city. Explore this verdant agricultural oasis, before cozying up by the fireplace in Quiessence’s historic farmhouse. The menu changes seasonally to feature the freshest local Arizona foods, including those grown onsite. Quiessence serves Contemporary American Farm Cuisine with a conscience, choosing US suppliers with ethical environmental and humane practices. Whether savoring a romantic dinner or socializing at a special event, a trip to the Farm is sure to be an adventure.
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: 3101 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016 (Map) - Tel:(602) 955-3666
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 this a steak lover’s paradise.