BOURBON STEAK Steak. A modern atmosphere for Michael Mina’s signature slow-poached steak and lobster, duckfat fries, and multi-course dinners matched with wines. www.michaelmina.net. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, 7575 E. Princess Drive, 480.585.4848. Valley Map H18 DOMINICK’S STEAKHOUSE Steak. Sumptuous setting for steaks, chops, seafood and wine. Meant for sharing, although you won’t want to: Parmesan and truffle oil fries, au gratin potatoes, and roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon. www. dominickssteakhouse.com. Scottsdale Quarter, 15169 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.272.7271. Valley Map I18 EDDIE MERLOT’S Seafood & Steak. This upscale steak and seafood establishment was founded by a well-known wine connoisseur named Bill Humphries. Filet mignon and Wagyu reserve cuts are enhanced with sauces, butters, fried egg, lobster and shrimp. Sides range lobster mac ’n’ cheese and sweet potato casserole. The wine menu is, of course, top-notch and extensive. www. eddiemerlots.com. 23207 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.699.0480. Valley Map G18 GIANFRANCO RISTORANTE Italian. Framed European landscapes trim the walls inside this fine-dining establishment, where traditional Italian dishes are served. www.gianfrancobydarcy.com. 10434 E. Jomax Road, 480.585.6969. Valley Map E20
KALE Vegetarian,& CLOVER vegan Vegetarian/and gluten-free Vegan. dishes, with andclover.com.meat additions 20511 for N. carnivores.Hayden Road, www.kale MASTRO’S 480.568.8707. Coastal-inspired OCEAN Valley indoor-outdoorCLUB Map FISH G18 HOUSE restaurant Seafood. with chandeliers, enormous and oak flown-in,doors and house-cut wrought fish, iron including restaurants.com. bone-in Kierlandahi tuna. Commons, www.mastros 15045 Valley N. Map KierlandI18 Blvd., 480.443.8555.
PERSIANdining restaurantROOM Persian.with two Bi-levelbars and fine a menu of grilled meat-and-veggie skewers and other Persian favorites. Vegetarian dishes too. www.persianroom.com. 17040 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.614.1414. Valley Map I18 PRESTON’S STEAKHOUSE Steakhouse. Steakhouse classics and innovative dishes are created with prime cuts and locally sourced ingredients. www.prestonsscottsdale. com. 8700 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, 480.629.5087. Valley Map G19
SOL MEXICAN COCINA Mexican. Beachy, Baja-style fish tacos, ceviches and salsa-ladled plates; vegetarian/vegan options and lots of tequila choices. For an appetite grande, go for slow-roasted pork carnitas or a grilled steak dressed with cilantro sauce or garlic butter. www.solcocina.com. Scottsdale Quarter, 15323 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.245.6708. Valley Map I18
TANZY Mediterranean. Exotic and domestic flavors mingle. Upscale-lounge atmosphere; adjacent to iPic Theaters. www.tanzyrestaurant. com. Scottsdale Quarter, 15257 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.483.3255. Valley Map I18 TOM’S THUMB FRESH MARKET Café. This quaint market and eatery is the perfect stop for a breakfast burrito or a smokedbarbecue sandwich before or after a round of golf or a hike at the nearby Pinnacle Peak. www.thethumb.com. 9393 E. Bell Road, 480.513.8186. Valley Map I20 TRUE FOOD KITCHEN Contemporary American. Good-for-you meals. www.truefoodkitchen.com. Locations include: Scottsdale Quarter, 15191 N. Scottsdale Road, 480.265.4500. Valley Map I18
ZEN CULINARY American/Asian. The cuisine draws diners into a culinary zen. Choose to be seated in one of two dining rooms or on one of the serene garden patios. Menu items range from sushi to Bunh Mi sandwiches, and noodle dishes to bone-in prime rib. The Pineapple Fried Rice is a menu favorite. www.zenculinary.com. Sonora Village, 15544 N. Pima Road, 480.296.0030. Valley Map I19