People Watching 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
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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 »

108Mastro's City Hall Steakhouse

Address: 6991 E. Camelback Rd., Scottsdale, AZ  85251   Make a Reservation
Mastro's City Hall Steakhouse
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Mastro’s City Hall Steakhouse is a classic in the very best tradition of American fine dining. The elegant and fashionable décor comes together seamlessly, with beautiful etched glass and polished wood, custom light fixtures, and white linen tablecloths. The menu, while traditional in its emphasis on prime beef and chops, is enhanced with many contemporary twists, such as inventive sides like lobster mashed potatoes and gorgonzola mac and cheese. Located near downtown Scottsdale, Mastros provides an ideal destination for both casually chic and special occasion dining. 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 »

106D.VINE

Address: 101 S. Power Rd., Mesa, AZ  85207   Make a Reservation
D.VINE
Passionate about wine? Phoenix’s D.VINE bistro and wine bar certainly is. They firmly believe in showcasing their incredible passion for fine wine, eclectic cuisine, and outstanding service. This trendy wine bar has 2 locations and serves over 40 wines by the glass and even more by the bottle. D.VINE’S cuisine has a European flare with an Italian emphasis. Their food is fresh, innovative, and new. D.VINE also hosts performances by local musicians and has extended their happy hours to 4 and 5 hour blocks. Their décor is chic and modern and their staff is extremely knowledgeable about the wines available. ... Learn More »

106Bomberos

Address: 8801 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ  85020   Make a Reservation
Bomberos
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If you’re looking for a South American experience, search no further than Phoenix’s Bomberos café & wine bar. Spanish for firemen, this bistro appropriately resides in an old firehouse. Their cuisine is contemporary Latin and South American. The atmosphere is infused with history and the menu holds a great deal of variety. Bomberos is open early in the morning for that “wake-up –call” of a latte you need Monday morning as well as for brunch, lunch, dinner, and drinks. They have an indoor and outdoor patio on which to dine as well as wine tastings the first Monday of the ... Learn More »

106Hanny's

Address: 40 N. 1st Street, Phoenix, AZ  85004   Make a Reservation
Hanny's
A ground breaking architectural structure and originally a department store, Hanny’s is now one of Phoenix’s premiere restaurant and bar combinations. Hanny’s is open for late night dining daily with the kitchen cooking until 1am and the bar pouring until 130am! The building’s architectural novelty, strength, and history are reflected in the design and layout of the restaurant/bar itself. The décor is modern and chic with its marble tables, wooden chairs, and leather booths. The flirty drink and food menus entice an excite guest’s taste buds with their unique flavor combinations and drink variety. Learn More »

106The Roosevelt Tavern

Address: 816 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ  85004   Make a Reservation
The Roosevelt Tavern
Established following the renovation of a house built in the 1900s, The Roosevelt Tavern is located in the heart of Phoenix’s art district. This house turned restaurant and bar features a full kitchen and bar along with couches and tables which contribute to the homey feel. This tavern serves American style cuisine and offers a substantial variety of beers, brewed locally and nationally, in addition to wines. The décor is sharp, savvy, minimalist, and contemporary. Lighting is provided by an array of candles and chandeliers. They even have happy hour pasta night every Thursday and wine and beer specials. Learn More »

106The Lost Leaf

Address: 914 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ  85004   Make a Reservation
The Lost Leaf
A favorite among locals, The Lost Leaf, stands out as a cozy neighborhood bar. This house/ art gallery turned bar serves a wide variety of beers and around 20 different wines. The Lost Leaf has a comfortable and Bohemian feel that is fantastic place for conversation with friends old and new. This venue comes complete with wooden flooring and a copper bar. Leaf also hosts live music nightly as well as frequent poetry readings and improve nights. This bar is open 365 days a year and has a drink menu that includes gluten free beers and ciders as well as ... Learn More »

106The VIG

Address: 4041 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ  85018   Make a Reservation
The VIG
A contemporary and innovative culinary gem of Phoenix is The VIG. The VIG is a modern bar and lounge accompanied by a full kitchen. Their culinary creations display international influences and their drink menu is extensive. VIG offers its guests a substantial wine list organized by flavor palate from sweet and “easy to drink” to full bodied and more intense. They also have a comprehensive list of cocktails and beers. The VIG has outdoor seating and a relaxed atmosphere. This is a great place to bring a date or simply enjoy time with a group of friends. Learn More »

106Bobby's

Address: 7122 E. Greenway Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ  85254   Make a Reservation
Bobby's
Conveniently located in North Scottsdale’s Kierland Commons, Bobby's restaurant and lounge is the place to go if you want a cosmopolitan dining experience encompassing live music, futuristic decor, and delicious cuisine. With nightly jazz music, contemporary Mediterranean fare, a tantalizing wine menu, and a touch of humor - see the photos of the musicians named “Bobby” on the north wall - it is sure to delight all five of your senses. Don’t leave without checking out the upstairs lounge and changing color wall. Learn More »

106Blue Wasabi Sushi & Martini Bar

Address: 6137 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ  85250   Make a Reservation
Blue Wasabi Sushi & Martini Bar
Named by Phoenix Magazine as one of the 25 Top New Restaurants, Blue Wasabi Sushi and Martini Bar stands out as a hip place to grab a bite and a drink or two. With a menu boasting original, clever and appetizing traditional and signature sushi rolls, such as the Red Hot Chili Pepper roll and the Badda Bing roll, Blue Wasabi Sushi and Martini Bar is also known for their cocktail menu, complete with signature drinks, wine by the glass and premium sake, warm or chilled. The interior is dimly lit with a magnificent glass light wall, similar to a ... Learn More »

108Chelsea's Kitchen

Address: 5040 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ  85018   Make a Reservation
Chelsea's Kitchen
Located in the stylish meets traditional district of East Phoenix’s Arcadia, Chelsea’s Kitchen perfectly personifies it’s neighborhood’s dedication to quality and diversity. Head Chef Jay Boginske has created a menu that boasts intensely flavored dishes varying from mouth watering, but healthy Swordfish Tacos to Braised Short Ribs, better than your mama ever made. The restaurant solidifies it’s place in Arcadia’s always posh night life with it’s cozy but modern chic ambiance, featuring glowing candlelight, warm woods, and well chosen, new age artwork, all brought together seamlessly with contemporary furnishings, and edgy music. Learn More »

100Barcelona Scottsdale

Address: 15440 N. Greenway Hayden Loop, Scottsdale, AZ  85260   Make a Reservation
Barcelona Scottsdale
Barcelona is a multi-faceted restaurant with an extensive steak, seafood and appetizer menu. After 10pm, this steakhouse transforms into a dance club, fit with live music and 2 full bars. With a well-priced happy hour, posh interior and large outdoor patio, Barcelona Scottsdale is a great source for dining, entertainment and dancing all in one. Learn More »

106Acacia Cafe

Address: 3701 East Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ  85018   Make a Reservation
Acacia Cafe
Take a break from daily stress at Acacia Café, the no-hassle bakery, café, and coffee shop where fresh ingredients meet reasonable prices. Located in the Arcadia residence of Phoenix, Acacia Café is a great place to relax and grab breakfast, lunch, or a fresh cup of coffee. They offer fresh-baked rustic breads and morning pastries, breakfast scrambles, deli sandwiches, paninis, fresh salads, and in-house ground New England Coffee. Or, if you’re on the go, Acacia Café will make your order to-go, and even offer catering services for your next party or office meeting. By using local ingredients at innovative recipes, ... Learn More »

107Brazilian Bull Steakhouse

Address: 4909 E. Chandler Boulevard, Phoenix, AZ  85048   Make a Reservation
Brazilian Bull Steakhouse
Head south to the land of gauchos (Brazilian cowboys) and churrasco (barbeque) at Brazilian Bull Steakhouse, right here in Phoenix. This authentic churrascaria serves up a bounty of savory delights cooked over open flame and beaming with flavor. Boasting a carnival atmosphere, Brazilian Bull lets its customers orchestrate their own dining experience: Ready for the parade of skewered meats to begin? Simply flip your sign to green. Can’t possibly eat any more? Turn the sign to red and sit back. And laying it on its side signals for the staff to wheel out their 6-foot display of homemade treats. Learn More »

106Pizzeria Bianco

Address: 623 E. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ  85004   Make a Reservation
Pizzeria Bianco
Notorious for their long lines and long wait, customers keep coming back to Pizzeria Bianco for their famous pizzas, salads and brews. All pizzas are oven roasted, and even though there are only 6 selections to choose from, each option is eager to please, more notably their popular Rosa Pizza with red onion, parmigiano reggiano, rosemary and Arizona pistachios. Pistachios on a pizza? Full of surprises, the modestly simply Pizzeria Bianco will leave your belly satisfied. Learn More »

106Fogo De Chao

Address: 6300 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ  85253   Make a Reservation
Fogo De Chao
Authentic Brazilian churrascaria barbeque meets chic and contemporary décor at Fogo De Chao, in Scottsdale. This fulfillingly festive steakhouse presents guests with the awesome opportunity to not only see their prime-cut meats and other specialties cooked table-side, but also savor as much of it as they like. Like a speedway of culinary delight, your signal of the green sign on the table instructs the dishes to begin coming – and they don’t stop coming until you signal ‘red.’ Accompanying their delectable spread of 15 different meat options is a similarly impressive gourmet salad bar. And don’t forget to wash it ... Learn More »

108Avanti

Address: 2728 E. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ  85016   Make a Reservation
Avanti
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With the checkered floors, mirrored ceilings and shameless animal print upholstery, Avanti might seem at first glance to be a '70's movie set of the disco or mobster kind. But the experience at this neighborhood favorite is so rewarding that it has kept customers returning for 35 years. Avanti serves authentic Italian cuisine, with a focus on handmade pastas – such as the Portofino Ravioli – made with the freshest ingredients possible. Hosts Angelo and Benito will make sure you feel at home from the minute you walk in the door and you’re sure to be full and satisfied when ... 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 »