Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe Restaurants

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe - browse our top choices for Restaurants during your stay.

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  • 1. Chelsea's Kitchen

    $$ | Camelback Corridor | American

    With its hip, Pacific Northwest–chic interior and a patio that feels more like a secret garden, Chelsea's Kitchen can easily make you forget...Read More

  • 2. Pane Bianco

    $$ | North Central Phoenix | Italian

    Chef-owner Chris Bianco spends his afternoons creating to-die-for sandwiches and his evenings serving his trademark pizza and pasta dishes....Read More

  • 3. Barrio Cafe

    $$ | North Central Phoenix | Mexican

    Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza has taken Mexican cuisine to a new level. Expect guacamole made to order at your table and modern Mexican specialties...Read More

  • 4. Cave Creek Smokehouse

    $$ | American

    Some might remember this location as the Satisfied Frog, and while it keeps changing its name, locals still come here for beer, nachos, barbecue...Read More

  • 5. Christo's Ristorante

    $$ | North Central Phoenix | Italian

    Don't judge this book by its cover. Cozy and unassuming in a Phoenix strip mall, Christo's keeps its tables filled with loyal customers who...Read More

  • 6. Delux

    $$ | Camelback Corridor | American

    Everything exudes "cool" in this hipster burger joint. Delux serves delicious salads, sushi, and burgers made with all-natural Harris Ranch...Read More

  • 7. FEZ

    $$ | Downtown Phoenix | Eclectic

    With its sleek interior, central location, diverse clientele, and affordable lunch, happy hour, dinner, Sunday brunch, and late-night menus...Read More

  • 8. Gourmet House of Hong Kong

    $$ | Chinese

    Traditional Chinatown specialties like chow fun (thick rice noodles) are excellent at this simple, diner-style place; try the assorted-meat...Read More

  • 9. Greekfest

    $$ | Camelback Corridor | Greek

    This informal but elegant restaurant serves what is indisputably the best Greek food in Phoenix. Search the menu's two pages of appetizers for...Read More

  • 10. Horny Toad Restaurant

    $$ | American

    Cave Creek's oldest restaurant is a rustic spot for barbecued pork ribs and steak, but the real star is the fried chicken. The quirky menu features...Read More

  • 11. Los Dos Molinos

    $$ | South Phoenix | Mexican

    This fun restaurant is a must-do dining experience if you want true New Mexican–style food. New Mexico chiles form the backbone and fiery breath...Read More

  • 12. Malee's Thai Bistro

    $$ | Old Town | Thai

    This cozy but fashionable eatery in the heart of Scottsdale's Main Street Arts District serves sophisticated, Thai-inspired fare. Try the crispy...Read More

  • 13. Mrs. White's Golden Rule Café

    $$ | Downtown Phoenix | American

    This plain yellow building has been the best place in town for true Southern cooking for more than 50 years. The humble lunch counter and few...Read More

  • 14. Nobuo at Teeter House

    $$ | Downtown Phoenix | Japanese

    The creations chef Nobuo Fukuda arranges on your plate might look too beautiful to eat, but it’s okay—feel free to devour them. These Japanese...Read More

  • 15. Pizzeria Bianco

    $$ | Downtown Phoenix | Pizza

    Brooklyn native Chris Bianco became famous for his pizza made with passion in this small establishment on Heritage Square. His wood-fired thin...Read More

  • 16. The Arrogant Butcher

    $$ | Downtown Phoenix | American

    The attention-grabbing name is intentional, as is the in-your-face decor and cuisine of this Downtown not-quite-bar, not-quite-restaurant. It...Read More

  • 17. Via Delosantos

    $$ | North Phoenix | Mexican

    The family-owned restaurant looks a little rough around the edges outside, but it's what's inside that counts—an accommodating staff, an enormous...Read More

  • 18. Basis

    $$ | American

    Fortunately, enough people have known about this little strip-mall secret to keep it going since 2003, but it's high time the gossip got out...Read More

  • 19. Cheuvront Restaurant & Wine Bar

    $$ | Downtown Phoenix | Wine Bar

    Although loved by locals as a wine bar, Cheuvront's also offers some of the best food in downtown Phoenix. Conveniently located off the Portland...Read More

  • 20. L'Ecole

    $$ | Central Scottsdale | French

    You won't regret putting yourself in the talented hands of the student chefs at the Valley's premier cooking academy. Choose from an extensive...Read More

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