Photo: LON’s at The Hermosa Inn

Top 5: American Contemporary Restaurants (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 American Contemporary — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:


5700 E. McDonald Dr.,
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
(800) 245-2051
Award-winning cuisine and spectacular views make dining at elements a Sanctuary highlight.

LON’s at The Hermosa Inn

5532 N. Palo Cristi Rd.,
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
(800) 241-1210
LON’s offers comfort cuisine that utilizes age-old cooking methods of smoking, roasting and wood-grilling and the use of authentic Arizona flavors.


3213 E. Camelback Rd.,
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 955-8100
One of the Valley’s most happening places with bistro fare, using locally grown and organic produce where possible.

Quiessence Restaurant

6106 S. 32nd St.,
Phoenix, AZ 85042
(602) 276-0601
Featuring one of the Valley’s only true “daily menus,” Quiessence invites you to savor award-winning, handcrafted contemporary American cuisine inspired by tradition and seasonality.

Binkley’s Restaurant

6920 E. Cave Creek Rd.,
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
(480) 437-1072
In a town of cowboy bars, chef Kevin Binkley creates a world-class menu featuring dishes like black-truffle whipped potatoes, monkfish with gnocchi, braised greens and i’itoi onions, and red-wine-poached filet mignon.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012