Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe Restaurants

Just as the Valley of the Sun has attracted visitors from around the world, it has also been attracting a record number of worldly residents. Fortunately for everyone, many of those people are skilled chefs and/or restaurateurs who have opted to share their gifts with the public.

Phoenix and its surroundings have metamorphosed into a melting pot for every type of cuisine imaginable: northern to Tuscan Italian; mom-and-pop to Mexico City Mexican; low-key Cuban to high-end French- and Greek-inspired Southwestern; Japanese- to Spanish-style tapas; and kosher to American classics with subtle ethnic twists.

Eateries like La Grande Orange grocery are revolutionizing Phoenix's "fast-food" concept with gourmet takeout. Four-star cuisine, some concocted by celebrity chefs, also awaits all over the Valley, from Kai in Chandler to Scottsdale's Bourbon Steak, along with Binkley's and Cafe Blink in nearby Carefree. Dotted with massive strip malls, Phoenix’s outskirts are becoming a haven of corporate eateries, but don't worry, there's plenty of divine, independent dining for all tastes and all trends in between.

Many of the best restaurants in the Valley are in resorts, camouflaged behind courtyard walls, or tucked away in shopping malls. Newer, upscale eateries are clustered along the Camelback Corridor—a veritable restaurant row, running west to east from Phoenix to Scottsdale—and in Scottsdale itself. Great Mexican food can be found throughout the Valley, but the most authentic spots are in North Central and South Phoenix.

Restaurants change hours, locations, chefs, prices, and menus frequently, so it's best to call ahead to confirm. Show up without a reservation during tourist season (October through mid-May), and you may have to head for a fast-food drive-through window to avoid a two-hour wait for a table.

Sort by: 11 Recommendations {{numTotalPoiResults}} {{ (numTotalPoiResults===1)?'Recommendation':'Recommendations' }} 0 Recommendations
CLEAR ALL Area Search CLEAR ALL
Loading...
  • 1. Bourbon Steak

    $$$$ | North Scottsdale | Steakhouse

    This upscale steak restaurant run by top-rated chef Michael Mina lives up to the royal reputation of the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Its severe...Read More

  • 2. Kai

    $$$$ | American

    One of the finest restaurants in all of the Valley, the prestigious Kai ("seed" in the Pima language) uses indigenous ingredients from local...Read More

  • 3. T. Cook's at the Royal Palms

    $$$$ | Camelback Corridor | Mediterranean

    One of the finest restaurants in the Valley, T. Cook's exudes romance, from the floor-to-ceiling windows with dramatic views of Camelback Mountain...Read More

  • 4. Chez Vous

    $ | Central Scottsdale | French

    An authentic French creperie tucked into a Scottsdale shopping center, Chez Vous transports just enough Paris to make diners say "Merci" instead...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. elements

    $$$$ | Eclectic

    Perched on the side of Camelback Mountain at the Sanctuary resort, this stylish modern restaurant offers breathtaking desert-sunset and city...Read More

  • 7. Lon's at the Hermosa

    $$$$ | American

    In an adobe hacienda hand-built by cowboy artist Lon Megargee, this romantic spot has sweeping vistas of Camelback Mountain and the perfect...Read More

  • 8. Phoenix City Grille

    $$$ | North Central Phoenix | American

    This North Central Phoenix neighborhood eatery has amassed a loyal following over more than 25 years. From burgers to pasta, all of the...Read More

  • 9. Sushi Roku

    $$$$ | Old Town | Japanese

    It's hard to decide which is more entertaining at this hub of Scottsdale nightlife: sitting at the sushi bar and watching the chefs prepare...Read More

  • 10. Tomaso's

    $$$$ | Camelback Corridor | Italian

    In a town where restaurants come and go almost overnight, Tomaso's has been a favorite since 1977, and for good reason. Chef Tomaso Maggiore...Read More

  • 11. Christopher's

    $$$ | Camelback Corridor | French

    The creation of one of the Valley's premier chefs, Christopher Gross, the menu ranges from good-value wood-fired pizzas, outstanding burgers...Read More

No Restaurants Results

Please try a broader search, or expore these popular suggestions:

There are no results for {{ strDestName}} Restaurants in the searched map area with the above filters. Please try a different area on the map, or broaden your search with these popular suggestions: