Special Occasion Restaurants

106Flourish at Copperwynd

Address: 13225 N. Eagle Ridge Dr., Fountain Hills, AZ  85268   Make a Reservation
Flourish at Copperwynd
Flourish at the Copperwynd Resort effortlessly infuses its sophisticated style with an almost mischievous whimsy. Classic New American dishes are transformed by cheeky culinary tinkering: The Spinach Salad is sprinkled with shaved heirloom tomatoes and “dried corn confetti” while paella is given a Sonoran twist with Corona-steamed clams, poblano chilies, chorizo, and a soffritto corn broth. The innovation displayed by its menu is mirrored in Flourish' dynamic design. Floor-to-ceiling windows slide open to reveal a breathtaking view of the Sonoran desert, allowing the natural landscape to blend seamlessly with the restaurant’s stone and metallic accented interior. An evening at Flourish ... 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 »

106Rustler's Rooste

Address: 8383 S. 48th St., Phoenix, AZ  85044   Make a Reservation
Rustler's Rooste
A western-themed attraction and restaurant all in one can be found at Rustler’s Rooste, a kid-friendly, novelty steakhouse and brewery straight out of the Wild Wild West. Opened in 1971, Rustler’s Rooste is Arizona’s Legendary Cowboy Steakhouse, complete with 2 stories, live country music and a general store. They serve only the finest, choice-cut steaks as well as ribs, chicken, and seafood. With a large food and drink menu, this “beef and brew with a view” was named “Best Special-Occasion Restaurant” and “Best Kid-Friendly Restaurant” by Phoenix Magazine. Open every day from 5PM-10PM. 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 »

106FEZ

Address: 3815 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ  85012   Make a Reservation
FEZ
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In the heart of central Phoenix lies FEZ, an ultra sleek and urban center for Mediterranean and Moroccan infused American cuisine. FEZ, an Award Winning restaurant in Phoenix, combines one-of-a-kind spices and fresh ingredients to create tempting and flavorful selections that can satisfy your cravings. In addition, FEZ hosts special events for both music and food, complete with a life DJ for late night parties. Fans rave about their signature Pomegranate Martini and FEZ burger, and alongside their full bar, lustrous lounge and spacious outdoor patio, FEZ is the ideal place for trendy, upscale bar food with a Middle Eastern ... Learn More »

106True Food Kitchen

Address: 2502 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ  85016   Make a Reservation
True Food Kitchen
Health nuts never fear—there’s a restaurant in town that has everyone talking at yoga practice. It’s called True Food Kitchen, and this organic, fine-dining eatery has a modern, nature-inspired interior with a menu full of premium, healthy options for any diet. To become the most popular restaurant of the Fox Restaurant Concept, owner Sam Fox teamed up with health specialist and best-selling author Dr. Andrew Weil to create a menu that is both health-conscious and satisfying. Dishes here show the more nutritious side of fine dining, but the quality, presentation and flavor are not cut short. True Food Kitchen offers ... Learn More »

106Ocean Prime

Address: 5455 E. High St., Phoenix, AZ  85054   Make a Reservation
Ocean Prime
Encompassing the very best qualities of the classic supper club and complementing them with a decidedly contemporary aesthetic, Ocean Prime offers a uniquely chic and sophisticated dining experience. Surf-n-Turf is taken to an entirely new level with a menu that prizes freshness and quality above all else. Similarly, the dining space that features a covered patio terrace, cocktail lounge and piano bar, and three private rooms can accommodate practically any whim or occasion. Large parties can mingle and schmooze with ease, while couples may steal more intimate dining moments in peace. Learn More »

107Prado Restaurant and Bar

Address: 4949 E. Lincoln Dr., Paradise Valley, AZ  85253   Make a Reservation
Prado Restaurant and Bar
Bask over the breathtaking views of Camelback Mountain as you sip on your favorite vintage, all while swooning over a dish of fine Italian fare at Prado, in the InterContinental Montelucia Resort and Spa. This signature restaurant presents guests with lavish surroundings by which to enjoy a decadent menu of Andalusian-inspired cuisine painstakingly prepared in wood-fired brick ovens. Sweeping arches, vibrant mosaic tiles, and sun-steeped elegance provide a fitting backdrop for an array of rustic Italian specialties that embody Chef Urciuoli’s passion for the Slow Food Movement. Appropriately enough, time may just slow down for you as you savor every ... Learn More »

104Ruffino

Address: 4902 East Warner Road, Phoenix, AZ  85044   Make a Reservation
Ruffino
Ruffino Italian Cuisine has one motto: “Elegance in Dining Redefined”. As Ahwatukee’s leading Italian restaurant, Ruffino has put this saying into practice in each and every aspect of their operation. The menu is full of classic Italian dishes that have been honed over their twenty years of service, utilizing fresh pasta that’s homemade daily. The restaurant takes pride in their large and varied wine list, which is constantly growing, and the staff is well trained and able to suggest the ideal wine to accompany your specific meal. Ruffino also has new special offers and promotions popping up frequently give diners ... Learn More »

106Il Terrazzo

Address: 6000 E. Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ  85251   Make a Reservation
Il Terrazzo
Home in the picturesque Phoenician Resort, Il Terrazzo celebrates fine service and dining in a lavishly appointed dining space that marries simple elegance with art deco aesthetic. Guests may visit, and linger, over three meals a day and savor the lush Sunday Brunch Buffet for a truly satisfying day. Stunning views of the resort’s manicured grounds, comfortable outdoor seating options, and numerous private dining accommodations make for personalized meal opportunities with a personable touch. Menu highlights include the Veal Ravioli, the Berkshire Pork Chop, and the Scottish Salmon. Learn More »

106Geordie's

Address: 2501 E. Telawa Trail, Phoenix, AZ  85016   Make a Reservation
Geordie's
Located in the lovely Wrigley Mansion, Geordie’s is the namesake restaurant of the property’s late owner, Geordie Hormel. Combining classic design elements with contemporary accents, Geordie’s is a hotspot for both intimate affairs and large party rendezvous’. Lunch allows for leisurely indulgence, while a sunset dinner is host to endless possibilities. The Roasted Bone Marrow appetizer is a truly decadent start; the Colorado Lamb Chops are accompanied by the season’s freshest offerings; and Sunday Brunch begins the week on a high note. Geordie’s really is a destination within a destination. 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 »

106Vino 100

Address: 30835 N. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ  85331   Make a Reservation
Vino 100
Vino 100 is so much more than a wine store – you might consider it to be a wine haven of sorts, where the drink of the gods flows in bounties, and where those in-the-know go to savor a quality tasting experience. Vino 100 has an extensive selection of varietals and complimentary tastings, and they also offer a variety of craft beers and premium hand-rolled cigars. To complement their prized collection of wine, Vino 100 hosts unique dinners monthly to introduce guests to the delectable creations of Chef Stuart Epstein. Raise a glass to Vino 100 for always keeping the ... Learn More »

106Roka Akor

Address: 7299 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ  85253   Make a Reservation
Roka Akor
Voted one of the top 10 sushi restaurants in the U.S. by Bon Appetit Magazine , Roka Akor surpasses the average sushi joint with its unique robata grill. The robata grill is a traditional, tiered open grill that uses bincho tan, a particular type of coal found only in the Japanese fishing town of Wakayama that brings out the natural flavor of the grilled ingredients. Also unique to Roka Akor are their signature Schochu tonic cocktails, made with fresh fruit and a liquor resembling vodka that dates back to 14th century Japan. With a 12 course prix fixe menu that ... 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 »

106Alto Ristorante

Address: 7500 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd., Scottsdale, AZ  85258   Make a Reservation
Alto Ristorante
Housed in the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch, absolute comfort, leisure and relaxation should be the goals of all guests, and dining at Alto Ristorante only adds to the long list of luxury offered here. This restaurant serves flavorful Italian cuisine in the form of seasonally inspired dishes. Diners can sit indoors or enjoy the terrace fire pits outside to fit their comfort preferences in the calming atmosphere. Completing the food fairytale that is Alto Ristorante, gondola rides are available in the waterways surrounding the property, complete with a singing gondolier; an absolutely wonderful Italian experience ... Learn More »

109Vincent'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 »

107Ahnala Mesquite Room

Address: 10438 N. Fort McDowell Rd., Phoenix, AZ  85264   Make a Reservation
Ahnala Mesquite Room
The flagship restaurant of the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort & Casino, the Ahnala Mesquite Room serves bold Native American cuisine in a modern setting. An array of mesquite-grilled dishes such as Mesquite Grilled Rib Eye Steak and Mesquite Smoked Chicken offer a tantalizing renditions of the familiar, while signature dishes such as Yavapai Pecan Trout and Pan-Seared Scallops with prickly pear jelly take diners on a bold and adventurous ride. A meal here is a showcase of the region’s native flavors, many of which, including pecans, citrus, and herbs, are picked straight from the adjacent Fort McDowell Yavapai Farm. Learn More »