Special Occasion Restaurants

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 »

108Vincent'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 »

106Palm Court

Address: 7700 E. McCormick Pkwy., Scottsdale, AZ  85258   Make a Reservation
Luxury, elegance, leisure, and comfort are to be expected when dining at The Palm Court at the Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center. Gorgeous pink draped curtains and table clothes, accented with fresh pink flowers, cream-colored boquets and table runners, and black chandeliers with clear dangling crystals adorn the dining room; nothing less than glamorous. The wine collection is on display, set inside the wall and covered by glass, outlined with a decorative and delicate black wired frame. Each aspect of the aesthetic has been perfectly set in place. The menu reflects innovative American cuisine and dishes are often prepared au ... Learn More »

108NoRTH

Address: 15024 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ  85254   Make a Reservation
NoRTH
Top 10
Modern and urban, North brings Scottsdale the best of Italy in a carefree, lighthearted setting. The sleek, loft-like interior plays host to an array of flavor Italian creations including wood fired pizzas, inventive pastas, and savory main courses. While serious Italian staples such as Pasta Bolognese, Grilled Artichokes, and Margherita Pizza pepper the menu, many of the dishes are playful and fun. Take the Marinated Fig, Goat Cheese, & Prosciutto pizza, Fork n’ Knife Meatball & Mozzarella sandwich, and “Not your Typical” Chicken Lasagna. When any of these arrive cooked to perfection, it is impossible not to sit back and ... Learn More »

106Ristorante 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 »

109T. 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 »

106Chandler Bistro at Kokopelli Winery

Address: 35 W. Boston Street, Chandler, AZ  85225   Make a Reservation
Chandler Bistro at Kokopelli Winery
To truly wine and dine in style, visit Chandler Bistro at Kokopelli Winery. Wine tastings are offered daily, and weekends welcome the Kool Jamz Dinner events featuring live entertainment. Large private parties enjoy a unique degree of personal, and personable, service with several catering and hosting options presented through the winery. And while the fine selection of vino draws many guests to the Kokopelli grounds, Chandler Bistro is reason enough to visit. A few menu favorites include the Merlot Braised Pot Roast, the Pasta Roban, and the Chocolate Port Brownie. 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 »

106Bourbon Steak

Address: 7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale, AZ  85255   Make a Reservation
Bourbon Steak
Desert rusticity melds with classic sophistication to create the finely balanced décor and cuisine of famed Chef Michael Mina’s Bourbon Steak. Visitors to this Scottsdale oasis may be struck first by how seamlessly the architecture and décor marries natural elements like cacti and budding shrubbery with the sleek and contemporary lines of minimalist design. And diners will certainly notice how artfully Executive Chef Sean Griffin combines comfort food classics with refined technique. Dishes like the The Whole Fried Chicken For Two and the Maine Lobster Pot Pie are reassuringly familiar, yet intriguingly polished. Learn More »

108Elements

Address: 5700 E. McDonald Dr., Scottsdale, AZ  85253   Make a Reservation
Elements
The five senses are held captive by the memorial dining experience this restaurant hopes to plate daily. The stunning mountain views and stylishly refined décor of the dining space entice the eyes, while the sense of taste and smell are entertained by Executive Chef Beau MacMillan’s American cuisine menu. Guests of the Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa, and visitors exclusively to this fine dining spot, may savor flavors of the season all day. Sunday Brunch selections include the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes and the Old Fashioned Irish Oatmeal. Dinner guests may revel in the backdrop of an awe-inspiring sunset while ... Learn More »

1010Rancho Pinot

Address: 6208 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ  85253   Make a Reservation
Rancho Pinot
Comfort food is celebrated by Chef Chrysa Kaufman and the patrons of Rancho Pinot, where seasonal regional ingredients grace the contemporary bistro-style American cuisine menu. Chef Chrysa heads the Phoenix chapter of Slow Food, and infuses her food with the value of the dining table as the center of pleasure, culture, and community. The menu balances rustic elegance with refined technique in dishes like the Nonni’s Sunday Chicken and the Hand-Made Pasta. An extensive and thoughtful wine list accompanies the heart-warming menu, and entices the palate with selections that promise to both challenge and reward the taste buds. Learn More »

107Posh

Address: 7167 E. Rancho Vista Dr., Scottsdale, AZ  85251   Make a Reservation
Posh
As is the case with most artistic endeavors, improvisational cooking can be incredibly challenging, and wildly rewarding. Chef and Owner Joshua Hebert knows firsthand how involved the task is to create a unique daily menu for his restaurant, Posh, and gladly accepts the challenge. The availability of seasonal local produce and meat largely dictate what ends up on the plate, and Chef Hebert crafts intriguing flavor combinations from every ingredient he touches to infuse each dish with a “one-of-a-kind” touch. Past favorites have included the Mushroom Braised Veal and the Red Wine Poached Salmon. Learn More »

107Sens Asian Tapas and Sake Bar

Address: 705 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ  85004   Make a Reservation
Sens Asian Tapas and Sake Bar
Downtown Phoenix, once painfully devoid of personable eateries, is seeing a reemergence of fine and expressive dining options largely through the efforts of Chef Johnny Chu. Chef Chu is responsible for opening more than one Cinderella-story restaurant in the neighborhood, and continues to wow patrons with his latest endeavor, Sens. This chic Pan-Asian eatery serves up healthy helpings of style with a small plate menu that invites visitors to share and indulge alike. Home-style dishes like the Soup Gyoza and claypot favorites like the Lemongrass Clams keep diners’ appetites satisfied, while the extensive sake and shochu selection keeps our interest ... Learn More »

107District American Kitchen and Wine Bar

Address: 320 N. 3rd St., Phoenix, AZ  85004   Make a Reservation
District American Kitchen and Wine Bar
Hoping to serve as the proverbial watering hole for locals and visitors alike, District offers a communal gathering place to indulge on good company, and great food and drink. Chef Nathan Crouser specially selects his produce from local farmers who care as much about what they grow as he cares about what goes on the plate. Small plates like the Steamed Mussels and Cheeseburger Sliders go down nicely with some fine conversation and a glass of wine from the thoughtful drink menu; and entrée dishes like the Chicken Pot Pie and the Organic Berkshire Pork Tenderloin beg to be selfishly ... Learn More »

107The Turf Restaurant and Pub

Address: 705 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ  85004   Make a Reservation
The Turf Restaurant and Pub
There’s no need to cross The Pond for authentic Irish fare and hospitality when The Turf Restaurant serves up hearty helpings of both each day. The rich pub culture is preserved through fitting artifacts of watering holes of old, and sport enthusiasts are rewarded with The Turf’s steadfast commitment to Ireland’s love of horse racing and golf. Old friends unite and new friendships form around the welcoming menu that warms the tummy and soul. The Traditional Irish Breakfast starts the day off right, while the Bangers and Mash keeps one fueled for good times. And the Guinness keeps smiles wide. Learn More »

107noca

Address: 3118 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, AZ  85016   Make a Reservation
noca
New
Named for its north of Camelback location, NOCA is owner Eliot Wexler and Chef Chris Curtiss’ adventurous brainchild. Serving unpretentious American fare with flair, they are steadily building a reputation among foodies and non-foodies alike as innovators in creative cuisine. Meals commence with a crafty amuse bouche, and a puff of cotton candy serves to cleanse the palate between entrees and dessert. Curtiss is an expert at using the freshest ingredients on the market in a harmonious fusion of the senses. Coupled with a sparse yet comfortable dining room and impeccable service, this experience is not to be missed. Learn More »