Romantic Dining Restaurants

1010Donovan'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 »

1010Phoenix 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 »

107Petite Maison

Address: 7216 E. Shoeman Ln., Scottsdale, AZ  85251   Make a Reservation
Petite Maison
They say big things come in small packages, and this cozy little French bistro proves this is true. Right in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale, Petite Maison serves traditional French cuisine for brunch, lunch, dinner, and unique to this restaurant is “Staff Meal.” This special late night meal is offered from 10:00pm- midnight each Thursday-Saturday, priced from $8-$12 and the menu is created that day. The Chefs enjoy putting their best foot forward and serving up special creations for their guests in the late hours of the night. The name doesn’t lie, so be sure to reserve your spot … Learn More »

107Blue 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 »

109Chelsea'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 »

107Flourish 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 »

105Ruffino

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 »

108Prado 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 »

107Cholla Prime Steakhouse & Lounge

Address: 524 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale, AZ  85255   Make a Reservation
Cholla Prime Steakhouse showcases the finest qualities of classic steakhouse cuisine in an intimate and sophisticated setting. Ideally located in the Casino Arizona, Cholla offers a thoughtful and intriguing menu that boasts bold, simple flavors. The Smoked Crispy Duck is rich and satisfying, while the Red Pear Frisee Salad is a delectable palate cleanser. Cholla also presents guests with the difficult choice between entrees like the Encrusted Lamb Porterhouse, the Grilled Pacific Salmon, and the Bacon Wrapped Elk Tenderloin. All these wonderful dishes and more may be savored until midnight on the weekends, ensuring one’s evening ends on a high … Learn More »

107Il 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 »

107Geordie'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 »

107Ocean 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 »

101Yasu Sushi Bistro

Address: 4316 E. Cactus Rd., Phoenix, AZ  85032   Make a Reservation
Yasu Sushi Bistro
If you’re looking for a little hidden treasure among Phoenix’s fine dining options, you might have to search in unexpected places to find what you’re looking for. Tucked away in a strip mall, Yasu Sushi Bistro is a little taste of Japan right here in Phoenix. Yasu is known for a few of their specialties, including Bacon-wrapped Scallops, Shrimp Fondue and Foie Gras with Japanese Eggplant. Alongside a tempting cocktail menu, Yasu also specializes in sumibiyaki, grilled fish, meats, and vegetarian options. Though the interior is small, this attributes to a cozy but intimate dining environment. Yasu is open seven … Learn More »

106Pointe In Tyme

Address: 11111 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ  85020   Make a Reservation
Pointe In Tyme
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For filling options for traditional American breakfasts, stacked sandwiches and hearty dinner entrees, Pointe in Thyme has all kinds of options for any meal of the day. Located in the Pointe Hilton hotel, this restaurant offers a setting rich in warm colors and deep wood accents. Pointe in Thyme is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Learn More »

107Roka 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 »

109Binkley'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 »

107Ristorante 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 »

1010T. 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 »

109The Lobby Grill

Address: 8000 S. Arizona Grand Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ  85044   Make a Reservation
Guests of the Arizona Grand Resort, and all interested diners in the Phoenix area, are invited to check out The Lobby Grill located in the lobby of the resort. For those early risers, the restaurant serves breakfast, as well as Starbucks coffees and teas, at 6 AM, and for late evening snackers, dinners and desserts are conveniently served until 10 PM. Fitting right in at this spa and resort, The Lobby Grill allows guests to relax in its calm atmosphere, looking out onto the beautiful golf course, while also having the option of being entertained by watching the Chefs prepare … Learn More »

107The Latilla

Address: 34631 N. Tom Darlington Dr., Carefree, AZ  85377   Make a Reservation
The Latilla
The stark beauty and natural elegance of the surrounding Sonoran desert is reflected in the Latilla at the Boulders Resort. With picture windows overlooking 12-million-year-old boulders, a ceiling constructed of Ocotillo branches (“latillas” in Spanish), and walls adorned with traditional Native American woven art, the Latilla seamlessly blends contemporary refinement with the rich cultural and natural history of the region. Chef Wendy Little’s Southwestern-influenced American cuisine reflects the environmental emphasis of the restaurant, featuring fresh and health-conscious dishes made from organic and seasonal ingredients. An outdoor patio with an inviting fireplace provides an opportunity for a more intense communion with … Learn More »