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New Mex­i­can. Santa Fe-style starters include green chile lob­ster dip and base­ball-size crab cakes; ten­der­loin rel­lenos and steak with jalapeño hol­landaise are main-plate at­trac­tions. www.bluead­obe 10885 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., 480.314.0550. Val­ley Map L20

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.michael Fair­mont Scotts­dale Princess, 7575 E. Princess Drive, 480.585.4848. Val­ley Map H18

THE BREAKFAST JOYNT Amer­i­can. Eggs, pan­cakes, bene­dicts, sand­wiches and burg­ers are of­fered at this diner, which serves breakfast and lunch daily. www. break­ 6245 E. Bell Road, 480.664.9373. Val­ley Map I18

BREAKFAST KITCHEN BAR Amer­i­can. Lo­cated at Scotts­dale Quar­ter, this restau­rant aims to re­de­fine breakfast and lunch and fea­tures op­tions with a twist, such as the Hash Brown Breakfast Pizza and the Churro Waf­fle. Ex­ten­sive menu of cock­tails, beer and wines too. www.break­fastk­itchen­ Scotts­dale Quar­ter, 15147 N. Scotts­dale Road, 480.361.6698. Val­ley Map I18

CO­CONUT’S FISH CAFE Seafood. The mahi mahi tacos, ono fish burger and Thai-chile co­conut shrimp are stand­out menu items at this Maui-born cafe.­conutsfish­ Lo­ca­tions include: 16640 N. Scotts­dale Road, 480.275.6690. Val­ley Map J18; 7366 E. Shea Blvd., 480.596.2987. Val­ley Map K20

COLD BEERS & CHEESE­BURG­ERS Amer­i­can. See how many de­li­cious com­pan­ions can en­hance the happy cou­pling of ground beef and cheese. Also avail­able: sal­ads, slid­ers of chicken or ribs, and mac and cheese. www. cold­ Gray­hawk Plaza, 20831 N. Scotts­dale Road, 480.513.2747. Val­ley Map G18; 4222 N. Scotts­dale Road, 480.941.2747.

Scotts­dale Map G5; 1980 W. Ger­mann Road, Chan­dler, 480.899.2007. Val­ley Map Y20; 10767 N. 116th St., 480.614.2747. Val­ley Map K21

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.­minickssteak­ 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. ed­diemer­ 23207 N. Scotts­dale Road, 480.699.0480. Val­ley Map G18

ED­DIE V’S PRIME SEAFOOD Seafood. Ex­ceed­ingly fresh fish and shell­fish in an ar­ray of prepa­ra­tions, from raw to charred. De­pend­ing on seat­ing, din­ner can be ro­man­tic, en­er­giz­ing or melodic—there’s live pi­ano in the lounge nightly. www.ed­ Scotts­dale Quar­ter, 15323 N. Scotts­dale Road, 480.538.8468. Val­ley Map I18

FLO’S Chi­nese. At­trac­tive, sub­ur­ban­ized Chi­nese plates in gen­er­ous pro­por­tions. www.flos­restau­ McDow­ell Moun­tain Vil­lage, 15027 N. Thomp­son Peak Park­way, 480.661.8883. Val­ley Map I20; Scotts­dale Prom­e­nade, 16495 N. Scotts­dale Road, 480.609.9888. Val­ley Map I19

GIANFRANCO RIS­TORANTE Ital­ian. Framed Euro­pean land­scapes trim the walls in­side this fine-din­ing es­tab­lish­ment, where tra­di­tional Ital­ian dishes are served.­an­fran­coby­ 10434 E. Jo­max Road, 480.585.6969. Val­ley Map E20

HOPDODDY BURGER BAR Amer­i­can. An­gus beef, bi­son, lamb or turkey burg­ers with gourmet em­bel­lish­ments like field mush­rooms, truf­fle aioli or roasted chiles. For non-car­ni­vores: sushi-grade tuna with honey wasabi and pick­led gin­ger, or a bean/corn patty with av­o­cado and chipo­tle mayo. 11055 N. Scotts­dale Road, 480.348.2337. Val­ley Map K18; Town & Coun­try, 2033 E. Camel­back Road, 602.242.2337. Val­ley Map O15


Amer­i­can. More than a dozen beers on tap, 50 TVs, made-from-scratch dishes, off-track bet­ting and poker. www.kodon­ 14850 N. North­sight Blvd., 480.922.7200. Val­ley Map I19

KALE & CLOVER Veg­e­tar­ian/ Ve­gan. Veg­e­tar­ian, ve­gan and gluten-free dishes, with meat ad­di­tions for car­ni­vores. Cau­li­flower wings, faux pho, sal­ads, quinoa and black bean tacos and salmon grace the menu. www.kale­and­ 20511 N. Hay­den Road, 480.568.8707. Val­ley Map G18

LA HA­CIENDA Mex­i­can. Fresh, mod­ern Mex­i­can cui­sine and an ex­ten­sive tequila list; warmth pro­vided by Span­ish ar­chi­tec­ture and bee­hive fire­places. www.fair­ Fair­mont Scotts­dale Princess, 7575 E. Princess Drive, 480.585.4848. Val­ley Map I19

LO­CAL BISTRO Ital­ian. Pas­tas, piz­zas and pro­tein/starch/veg en­trées draw­ing from Ital­ian, French and Span­ish fla­vors. www.lo­cal­ 20581 N. Hay­den Road, 480.302.6050. Val­ley Map G19

MAGGIANO’S LIT­TLE ITALY Ital­ian. Classy two-story restau­rant with por­tions in­tended for fam­ily-style pass­ing. www.mag­ The Prom­e­nade, 16405 N. Scotts­dale Road, 480.333.4100. Val­ley Map I19

MASTRO’S OCEAN CLUB FISH HOUSE Seafood. Coastal-in­spired in­door-out­door restau­rant with enor­mous oak doors and wrought iron chan­de­liers, and flown-in, house-cut fish, in­clud­ing bone-in ahi tuna. www.mas­tros res­tau­ Kier­land Com­mons, 15045 N. Kier­land Blvd., 480.443.8555. Val­ley Map I18

NORTH ITALIA Ital­ian. A mod­ern Amer­i­can spin on tra­di­tional trat­to­ria fare in hip city spa­ces. www.nor­thi­ Kier­land Com­mons, 15205 N. Kier­land Blvd., 480.948.2055. Val­ley Map I18; 4925 N. 40th St., 602.324.5600. Val­ley Map O17

PER­SIAN ROOM Per­sian. Bi-level fine din­ing restau­rant with two bars and a menu of grilled meat-and-veg­gie skew­ers and other Per­sian fa­vorites. Veg­e­tar­ian dishes too. www.per­sian­ 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.pre­stons scotts­ 8700 E. Pin­na­cle Peak Road, 480.629.5087. Val­ley Map G19

PURE SUSHI BAR & DIN­ING Ja­panese/Sushi. Sexy but fam­ily-friendly, in­no­va­tive but fa­mil­iar, gra­cious but un­fussy. Menus span lunch, din­ner, wine and sake. Wine list is ori­ented to­ward ex­cel­lent food pair­ings. Pa­tio seat­ing avail­able. www.pure­ 20567 N. Hay­den Road, 480.355.0999. Val­ley Map H19

SAP­PORO Ja­panese/Sushi. Main plates that min­gle Ja­panese, Chi­nese, Thai and Viet­namese fla­vors; sushi and per­for­mance tep­pa­nyaki too.­poroscotts­ 14344 N. Scotts­dale Road, 480.607.1114. Val­ley Map J18

SASSI Ital­ian. A south­ern-Ital­ian, res­i­den­tial-style villa with cui­sine to match. Dine in the li­brary, kitchen, a large liv­ing room, an in­ti­mate room ad­ja­cent to the wine cel­lar, a gar­den ter­race, or on any of sev­eral pa­tios. 10455 E. Pin­na­cle Peak Park­way, 480.502.9095. Val­ley Map F19

SOL MEX­I­CAN COCINA Mex­i­can. Beachy, Baja-style fish tacos, ce­viches and sal­sal­a­dled plates; veg­e­tar­ian/ve­gan op­tions and lots of tequila choices. www.sol­ Scotts­dale Quar­ter, 15323 N. Scotts­dale Road, 480.245.6708. Val­ley Map I18

SOUL CAFE Amer­i­can. Every day can (and per­haps should) be­gin with a plate of ba­con-blueberry pan­cakes at this con­tem­po­rary cafe. Other morn­ing choices fea­ture bis­cuits be­neath green pork chili, jalapeño ba­con and beef ten­der­loin hash, and roasted veg­eta­bles with eggs. Com­fort­food lunches and din­ners round out the menu. www.soul­ 7615 E. Pin­na­cle Peak Road, 480.515.6254. Val­ley Map G18

SUMOMAYA In­ter­na­tional/Fu­sion. Mex­i­can and Asian cui­sine is flaw­lessly fused in din­ner, happy hour and late night of­fer­ings such as Mex­i­can Pho, Crispy Pork Belly Roll, Car­ni­tas Taco and Chi­nese Style Chile-Crab Gar­lic Noo­dles. Large week­end brunch too. 6560 N. Scotts­dale Road, 480.397.9520. Val­ley Map N18

SUSHI BRO­KERS Ja­panese/Sushi. Be­yond the raw/ rolled mar­quee at­trac­tion, there are bento boxes and spe­cials at lunch, happy hour, and ex­ten­sive wines and sakes by the glass and bot­tle. www. sushi­bro­ker­ 17025 N. Scotts­dale Road, 480.515.5000. Val­ley Map I19

TANZY Mediter­ranean. Ex­otic and do­mes­tic fla­vors min­gle. Up­scale-lounge at­mos­phere; ad­ja­cent to iPic The­aters. www.tanzy restau­ 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. 9393 E. Bell Road, 480.513.8186. Val­ley Map I20

TORO LATIN RESTAU­RANT & RUM BAR Pan- Latin. Lo­cated at the TPC club­house, this restau­rant is a col­lab­o­ra­tion with celebrity chef Richard San­doval. The restau­rant serves au­then­tic Pan Latin cui­sine, with a se­lec­tion of small plates de­signed for shar­ing. A Su­viche (sushi and ce­viche) bar com­ple­ments the restau­rant’s rum bar set­ting. The rum bar boasts the Val­ley’s largest rum se­lec­tion avail­able for tast­ings— more than 151 rums. www.scotts­daleprincess. com/din­ing/toro 17020 N. Hay­den Road, 480.585.2694. Val­ley Map I19

TRUE FOOD KITCHEN Con­tem­po­rary Amer­i­can. Good-for-you meals. www.true­food­ 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.zen­culi­ Sonora Vil­lage, 15544 N. Pima Road, 480.296.0030. Val­ley Map I19

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