Where to Eat in Scottsdale: The Best Restaurants and Bars

April 14, 2018 Sheron Bogner

Scottsdale has more spas per capita than any other city in the U.S.—so whether you’re looking for the latest medi-spa technology or a new-agey, bohemian vibe, there’s sure to be something for you. It's a good thing, too—after spending all day touring the beautiful desert, you'll be grateful for some pampering.
Things to do in Scottsdale

1. Cafe Monarch

6939 E 1st Ave, Ste 102, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4301 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 98 - SGD 184 +1 480-970-7682
Excellent
86%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 697 reviews

Cafe Monarch

Café Monarch, in Old Town Scottsdale, is a family-owned and operated restaurant offering an ultra-romantic setting for your birthday, anniversary, special occasion, or extravagant night out. The four-course menu is altered weekly and features local, organic, sustainable and premium ingredients. In addition to the consistent quality of food and service, Café Monarch continuously evolves the menu, dining room, and service standards. All with the objective of maintaining a vibrant and beloved guest experience. All servers are trained through the Court of Master Sommeliers program, all having extensive food and wine knowledge.

Reviewed By PAWMAW1983 - Sandy Springs, Georgia

Cafe Monarch was voted the number 1 Romantic Restaurant in America by someone. It really is very romantic, whatever the rating. But I go for the Experience of Fine Dining, and the evening was just that. They serve only four course fixed price dinners, with options for each course. The four of us had different choices, and without exception, truly enjoyed all the courses. Our waiter was most attentive, and his wait staff was very considerate of us when they served each course. The prices are not cheap, but you pay for the total dining experience, and for all that you get, the price is quite fair.
We go to Scottsdale every year, and will definitely come back again.

2. Elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

5700 E McDonald Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-5218 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 66 - SGD 98 +1 866-328-0091
Excellent
75%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 917 reviews

Elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

Celebrate farm-fresh American cuisine at elements, one of the best restaurants in Paradise Valley. Sanctuary touts the evolution of a favorite Scottsdale restaurant that offers a distinctive experience for AZ luxury dining. Discover the cutting-edge kitchen of Food Network celebrity and Executive Chef Beau MacMillan, where the best local organic produce is used to create seasonal menus. With the expansion of elements restaurant, enjoy distinctive venues for luxurious Scottsdale dining, including the private chef's table, XII, where you will witness the kitchen activity firsthand...And Praying Monk, for indoor/outdoor events overlooking the beauty of Camelback Mountain. With spectacular scenery and unique settings, jade bar and edge are the perfect places to sip and savor fresh cocktails on inviting outdoor patios at sunset.

Reviewed By lucy021482 - New York, NY

We had dinner at Elements and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We had a lovely private table for two with a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains. Our enjoyment of the atmosphere was only eclipsed by the exceptional cuisine and service. The menu was creative with a slight Asian flair. The portions were surprisingly ample as well. I would highly recommend Elements for a romantic dinner.

3. Butterfield's Pancake House

7388 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260-6466 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch SGD 3 - SGD 12 +1 480-951-6002
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 930 reviews

Butterfield's Pancake House

Creative daytime dishes & fresh-squeezed OJ share menu space with lunch faves at this buzzy local hot-spot with a comfortable vibe.

Reviewed By Daryl H

WOW!!! Now this is what I call a great breakfast restaurant! Extensive menu of tasty breakfast selections from eggs, pancakes, waffles, French toast, and omelettes. Salads, soups, and sandwiches for lunch too. Quick and efficient service. Lots of complimentary convenient off street parking. This restaurant is very popular and can be busy at certain times, so plan accordingly. Highly recommended!

4. Jade Bar

5700 E McDonald Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253-5218 Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 20 - SGD 52 +1 855-750-8020
Excellent
76%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 112 reviews

Jade Bar

Contemporary and chic, jade bar boasts a dynamic atmosphere where guests can enjoy delicious libations and irresistible culinary creations. Take pleasure amidst a shaded patio featuring an alluring gas fireplace for those cool Arizona desert evenings, and enjoy live music while taking in extraordinary views of Paradise Valley. Known for its exceptional mixology and authentic backlit jade onyx drink rail, jade bar tantalizes guests with a menu of fun, fresh and delicious cocktails featuring hand-selected premium spirits with farm-fresh local fruits, herbs, vegetables and juices.

Reviewed By California_Wine - Central Coast California

The Jade Bar is an excellent place to bring business guests, friends, or family. It is elegantly equipped, and has a beautiful view out of the glass wall-windows or the patio. I have entertained friends and business guests visiting from out of town and they made appreciative comments. The personnel who serve you at Jade Bar are very nice and professional. From the car valet, to the bar and the food service, everyone is professional and pleasant. You get a lot of value at this location. The dining selections and drink menu is perfect for enjoying the company of your friends or guests in an elegant, relaxed, and scenic atmosphere.

5. Franco's Italian Caffe

4327 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-3316 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 480-481-7614
Excellent
86%
Good
6%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 528 reviews

Franco's Italian Caffe

Authentic Italian Cusine straight from Florence Italy! Franco had been in the valley for almost 30 years, don't miss out! Reservations only!!

Reviewed By 47sue2015 - Waterford, California

Delicious, delicious, delicious!!! From pasta to veal to fish to chicken to steak. How do describe perfection in every area except to say EVERYTHING is done with perfection at this very Italian restuarant. Franco has been around a long time and so has the chef he has been working with for years and you just don’t find real Italian much anymore. If you love Olive Garden then this restuarant is way out of your league!!

6. The Capital Grille

16489 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-1578 Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night SGD 66 - SGD 105 +1 480-348-1700
Excellent
72%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 399 reviews

The Capital Grille

Reviewed By janie g - Scottsdale, Arizona

As east coasters we needed real Maine lobster. We were not disappointed. We had lobster bisque to start, it had huge chunks of lobster and the broth was thick and rich. Delicious!! The lobster roll was full of lobster meat with minimal celery, tarragon and mayo. The roll was buttery and perfect. Great lunch.

7. Craft 64

6922 E Main St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-4312 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi Wine Bar, Pizza, Brew Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Drinks +1 480-946-0542
Excellent
76%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 189 reviews

Craft 64

Craft 64 is a Neopolitan-style wood-fired pizzeria. We also have a variety of salads, bruchettas, charcuttery, desserts, and appetizers. We have 36 beer taps, which feature Arizona beer exclusively, and a Sommelier curated wine program. Craft 64 is located in one of the oldest adobe houses in Old Town Scottsdale. As it is located in an old house, we train our wait staff to treat everyone like family.

Reviewed By Mark S - Antioch, Illinois

Hey, break away from Old Town and get over to Main Street in Scottsdale for this great place. We stumbled on to this place because we had dinner next door at the Old Town Tortilla Factory (a separate review). This place has a great craft beer and wine selection, including several beers made by Craft 64. The pizza is wood fire oven baked and delicious. In season the place is open-air with a small patio out back. The service was exceptional. Just the right amount and friendly. I'm so glad we found this place. When I'm back in the Phoenix area I will be going back here for sure.

8. Steak 44

5101 N 44th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018-1623 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 13 - SGD 92 +1 602-271-4400
Excellent
77%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 546 reviews

Steak 44

Steak 44 is an upscale American steakhouse located at 5101 N. 44Th Street in Phoenix. Steak 44 offers a timeless and upscale yet approachable residential feel with handcrafted rich woodwork, low ceilings and contemporary appointments, creating a warm and comfortable atmosphere. Steak 44 opens for dinner daily offering prime steaks in small, medium and large cuts in addition to veal, lamb, chicken and an extensive selection of fresh seafood. Continuing the best happy hour tradition including exceptional culinary offerings from a delectable Early Bar Menu, Steak 44 offers gourmet light fare dining at its best, 4 to 6:30 p.M. Daily.

Reviewed By akdeepdiver

I always find an excuse to dine here, date night, anniversary family get-together, birthday because the service, food and atmosphere is always consistently incredible.

I came here to celebrate my anniversary. We started off with cocktail while looking over the menu. We started off with 3 Colossal Shrimp Cocktail and 1/2 Oysters. Entrees were the New Bedford Sea Scallop (lemon butter, sea salt, chardonnay) and 16 oz. NY Strip. We ended the evening with an Anniversary Chocolate Dessert.

Evening was perfect! Atmosphere, Food and Service! Thank you!

9. Butters Pancakes & Cafe

8390 E Via de Ventura Ste F108, Scottsdale, AZ 85258-3189 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 480-629-4333
Excellent
69%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 657 reviews

Butters Pancakes & Cafe

Creative daytime dishes & fresh-squeezed OJ share menu space with lunch faves at this buzzy local hot-spot with a comfortable vibe.

Reviewed By Paul C - London, United Kingdom

Lovely diner short drive from our hotel. Staff are so friendly and attentive and the menu has plenty to choose from , from healthy to not so healthy. I had gluten free pancakes which were delicious .... great coffee and service from our waitress. The diner is well laid out with tables a good distance from each other and it was spotlessly clean ... would totally recommend, you won’t be disappointed.

10. Rehab Burger Therapy

7210 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-5602 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 480-621-5358
Excellent
65%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 894 reviews

Rehab Burger Therapy

Founded on the idea that everyone deserves a break and the belief it's actually therapeutic to slow down and celebrate life's simple pleasures, Rehab Burger Therapy serves up the treatment you crave in a fun beach environment. Check In at Rehab and benefit from serious hunger remedies including Pig Wings, Cantina Tacos, Award Winning Burgers, Gnarly Salads, Killer Chicken Wings, Pastas and the famous Pot Brownies dessert. Serious Milkshakes are handmade in the full bar boasting a refreshing list of mixed drinks, home town brews and even adult milkshakes. Isn't it about time you found yourself at Rehab? CHECK IN and see what the Buzz is all about!

Reviewed By tim4travel88 - Lismore, Australia

Wild decor, great food, friendly fast service & reasonable prices. Jessie, our server chick, was excellent! Friendly & helpful - she really added to a totally enjoyable experience. Huge & delicious burgers & fries.
If you want to have a great meal & drinks in a very uniquely decorated restaurant with a great vibe, try this place. You won’t be disappointed

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