Phoenix is full of incredible restaurants to tempt your taste buds, from casual diners to the finest in fine dining. If you are visiting this popular Arizona city, you will definitely want to check out the progressive and innovative food scene. We have listed the best places to eat in Phoenix below. This list is a great Launchpad for your culinary journey in a city that has plenty to offer a true foodie.
Visit: Fuego Bistro
Every day, Fuego Bistro shops to locally source the ingredients they need for every dish, stock and sauce that they make. Everything is created from scratch so you are guaranteed fresh, incredibly tasting food each time you decide to visit the Bistro. They offer guests live music and beautiful art from local artists that are located on the brick yard patio where you can sit and dine as well. The Fuego Bistro menu has many choices including tasty appetizers, salads, delicious entrees and mouthwatering desserts. You may want to try the Pernil Asado made from Fuego’s signature slow-roasted pork and served with locally made corn tortillas and a delicious orange habanero Mojo. Each entrée comes with two delicious sides that you can choose from as well.
Coup Des Tartes
Visit: Coup Des Tartes
If you’re looking for a charming, fine-dining atmosphere and incredible food, Coup Des Tartes is the place for you. They have been ranked #1 for six years in a row due to their wonderful décor, candle-lit dining spaces and the new outdoor patio made of brick that is shaded by plenty of old shade trees and greenery. They only use locally sourced, fresh ingredients to create the French-inspired meals that are offered on the Coup Des Tartes menu. This is the perfect place for having the most romantic dinner for two you could imagine. The professional staff is knowledgeable and skilled at providing each guest with a memorable experience they will never forget with the dedication and attention service. The menu is organic and all-natural and changes seasonally to always reflect the freshest foods possible and provide their guests with exceptional food, impeccable service and a romantic ambience that is perfect for any celebration.
Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant
Visit: Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant
Once you try Tomaso’s Italian Restaurant you will never need to find another Italian restaurant to satisfy your cravings. It’s been voted the best Italian restaurant in the valley since the late 70s and for good reason. The beautiful authentic Tuscan style brickwork columns and artwork adorning the walls add to the Italian ambience. The regional Italian dishes that are on the menu include such specialties as the mouth-watering Veal Tenderloin Marsala and the La Parmigiana Sorrentina. There is so much to choose from that you may have a difficult time trying to choose which one to try. There are some incredible desserts to choose from to finish off your meal with a cup of delicious coffee. Tomaso’s has a fully stocked bar for their guests to enjoy with plenty of Italian and California wines and delicious cocktails. Reservations are recommended if you are planning a special evening on the weekend or holidays and attires is upscale casual, business attire and evening attire. They also offer a valet in the evenings.
Visit: T. Cook’s
Chef Todd Allison’s culinary style and philosophy is all about locally-sourced ingredients that are fresh and seasonal. Come to T Cook’s and enjoy a beautiful dining experience on the outdoor, candle-lit patios where cozy fireplaces keep the chill away amid scenic mountain views and blooming fragrant flowers. T Cooks has a vibrant dining room inside as well that you can enjoy your meal in and there are unique glass-enclosed Tequila and Wine tasting rooms as well. The menu is made up of creative and innovative dishes such as oven-roasted chicken, delicious filet mignon, and grilled venison loin. They also offer small plates for those who love trying many different things and a tapas menu as well.
Visit: Steak 44
There is a lot to love about Steak 44. If you’re craving great steak and a great dining experience, this is place to go. Steak 44 focuses on providing all their guests with a memorable culinary adventure that will make them want to come back again and again. The menu has plenty for everyone with fresh seafood dishes, appetizers, side dishes, delicious steaks and much more. Some guest favorites are the Prime Steakhouse Meatloaf, the Crab and Avocado Stack and the delectable Alaskan King Crab & Rock Shrimp Mac n Cheese that is out of this world. They offer gluten-free and vegetarian options as well. There are many dining rooms in Steak 44 that offers plenty of options depending on your specific dining needs. If you are having a romantic dinner for two you may want to sit close to the ambient fireplace on the outdoor balcony or if you’re having a larger gathering you may enjoy one of the dining suites that offer floor-to-ceiling glass walls where you can watch the kitchen goings-on. Dining will always be an extraordinary experience at Steak 44.
5 & Diner
Visit: 5 & Diner
5 & Diner brings back a time when diners were the place to bring your family and have a delicious burger or hang out with friends on the weekends or after school. This family destination has 12 signature burgers as well as a full menu that has breakfast, lunch, and dinner food that your whole family will love. 5 & Diner has many specialties from the incredibly juicy and delicious hamburgers to the skillet breakfasts, omelets, sandwiches and dinner entrees like their famous meatloaf, chicken fried steak or tender BBQ ribs. They have plenty of desserts to enjoy too. The theme of the restaurant is like stepping back in time into a classic 50s diner. While you’re there don’t forget to try the world-famous shakes and malts too so that step back to the 50s is truly complete.
Paradise Valley Burger Company
There are plenty of reasons to come to Paradise Valley Burger Company. It may be the Brulee Burger or the Country Fried Burger that was featured on the Food Network of it may be the fresh ingredients and high quality standards they have. Whatever your reason for coming to Paradise Valley, one thing is certain, you are going to have the most incredible burger experience of your life. The menu has a variety of great food including tacos and other sandwiches for those who may not be in the mood for a burger. But then there are the burgers… classics like the Paradise Burger with lettuce, tomato pickled onion and cucumber and served on a brioche bun or the Paradise Bacon CHZ that has bacon, cheese and all the hamburger fixings. Then comes the selection of specialty burgers like the Booze Burger that is made with 2 beer battered patties that are fried and topped with a chili, bacon, vodka cream sauce and topped with smoked chilis that have been pickled in whiskey or the famous Burger Brulee that is made with a fried egg, onion, bacon, burnt sugar and Havarti cheese. One thing is certain, you may come to Paradise Valley hungry but you sure won’t leave that way.
Oregano’s Pizza Bistro
Visit: Oregano’s Pizza Bistro
Big portions and great food are two of the philosophies that Oregano’s Pizza Bistro believes in. They are the classic neighborhood pizza joint with plenty of excellent food and ice cold drinks. It is the perfect place for a family dinner, first date, business lunch or romantic date night place for mom and dad. At Oregano’s Pizza Bistro, every meal is a big deal. The mix of innovative new recipes and old world classics provides guests with the perfect mix of delicious foods to try. Each pizza is made fresh by hand, hand-tossed and baked in a hearthstone over. Other items on the menu besides pizza include salads, sandwiches, pasta dishes, wings, and plenty of other sides, desserts, appetizers and much more. The pizzas are out of this world and will ruin you for pizza from any other place.
Visit: Bobby Q
Bobby Q’s is popular for their delicious barbecue but that is not all. Their friendly, attentive service also makes them a favored place to dine. They opened in 2005 and offers guests a host of barbecue favorites that will please even the pickiest barbecue lover. The secret to this delicious, mouth-watering barbecue is the slow cooking process that is done of hickory wood from Tennessee combined with a delicious blend of spices that are in the dry rub used on the meat. The result of this incredible spice blend and the slow cooking is juicy, hand-pulled pork, ribs, brisket and more, that just falls apart. The taste of this barbecue, the service and friendliness and the reasonable prices make Bobby Q THE place to go for barbecue. Don’t forget to check out the incredible desserts they offer that will satisfy any sweet tooth.
Visit: Ocean Prime
Ocean Prime offers guests an impressive menu that is filled with prime cuts of steak, fresh seafood that is selected fresh daily and much more. Ocean Prime is the perfect place to have that special meal with your significant other or to have a family gathering as well. The chefs at Ocean Prime are dedicated to sourcing the highest quality ingredients in their made-from-scratch menu. The stunning décor and setting as well as the vibrant energy the place provides all come together to give you a dining experience that is really special. Each Ocean Prime location is inspired by the city it is located in, giving each one its own identity and special look. This fun and glamorous restaurant is just what you’ve been looking for. Don’t forget to try their cocktails or the impressive wine list so you can choose the perfect wine for your dinner.