Dining That Shines
With options as endless as a desert sky, Scottsdale is home to a vibrant mix of foods and flavors beckoning you with every bite. For a complete list of choices visit experiencescottsdale.com/dining. Here are just a few of our favorites.
This intimate little bistro gives new meaning to BYOB with its attached wine-shop and knowledgeable staff. A favorite gathering spot for foodie fans, it features local fare that is as exquisitely prepared as it is presented. You might just want to put this on your must list. http://atlasbistrobyob.com/
Declared the epicenter of creative Arizona cuisine by Food & Wine Magazine, this gastropub has put Scottsdale on the culinary map with its refined farm to table seasonal fare and wine pairings. But, pretentious it’s not. Their butterscotch pudding is to die for. http://www.fnbrestaurant.com/
Celebrated as one of the top 20 restaurants in the country by Esquire magazine, the menu offers a fresh take on Mediterranean classics. Locals recommend the grilled octopus. http://virtuscottsdale.com/
Citizen Public House
For date night, late night, or just a few drinks, there’s hardly a better destination in Scottsdale than this. Famous for its chopped salad (it has its own Facebook page), meatloaf + scallops, it’s an Old Town favorite that is sure to become a favorite with you. https://www.citizenpublichouse.com/
If you’re drawn to the smoky flavors of the Old West, you best arrive early because parking and tables are hard to come by if you’re late at this popular lunch and happy hour haunt. The best place in town for open fire cooking, cocktails and a cowboy vibe. http://roaringfork.com/
Mucha Lucha Taco Shop
This is true taco love. Just named one of the country’s top taco shops, regulars swoon over the freshly made Mexican carne asada and barbacoa street tacos, humongous surf and turf burritos and classic chimichangas. Be sure to grab a bag of hot churros on your way out.
The Perk Eatery
Featured on Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives, this mom and pop café is known for its unique twists on morning comfort food. Fresh farm-to-table ingredients are whipped into bacon breakfast tacos, lemon curd and honey whipped ricotta French toast and Sonoran Kitchen Sink scrambles daily. Morning person or not, you’ll love this place. http://www.perkeatery.com/
This nearly 60 year-old soda fountain with its candy pink décor, classic diner eats and some of the best ice cream sundaes is a trip down memory lane. Original drawings from Family Circus creator and Sugar Bowl fan Bill Keane hang on the walls of this sweet spot in Scottsdale’s Old Town. http://sugarbowlscottsdale.com/
Gluten Free Creations Bakery
This place is a gluten-free dream come true. From their everything bagel breakfast sandwiches to their cupcakes (don’t miss the carrot cake!), this bakery will definitely satisfy any gf craving. http://glutenfreecreations.com/