2014 Best Of Scottsdale Dining & Entertainment: Restaurants

The Best of Scottsdale is based on the best, brightest and most beautiful things to do in Scottsdale. The following article is filled with the best places in Scottsdale to eat, best businesses to improve your lifestyle and home, care for your body and surround yourself with beautiful things. Because that’s really what Scottsdale is all about – Dining & Entertainment.


Best American/Contemporary Restaurant
LON’s at the Hermosa
American cuisine doesn’t always have to be greasy fast food. LON’s serves food catered to the American palette in an artful and delicious way. The menu options are healthy and full of quality, but you should still be ready to add a notch to your belt because there is a lot of variety on LON’s five-course menu.
Website | 602.955.7878
Readers’ Choice: Elements Restaurant at Sanctuary

Best Steakhouse
Morton’s The Steakhouse
After shopping the sophisticated stores within Kierland Commons, end your day with an equally elegant steak dinner. Whether you opt for the porterhouse or T-bone, any beef lover is guaranteed to leave satisfied. Morton’s always serves high-quality, prime-aged beef steaks.
Website | 480.951.4440
Readers’ Choice: Fleming’s Steakhouse

Best Vegetarian Restaurant
True Food Kitchen
Everyone wants to live longer, feel better and have a satisfied belly, right? That’s pretty much True Food Kitchen’s menu in a nutshell. This is the restaurant where vegans and health-conscious omnivores can compromise on delicious eats, from rice bowls and burritos to pasta, wraps, soups and creative cocktails and gluten-free beer options.
Website | 480.265.4500
Readers’ Choice: Fresh Mint

Best International Restaurant
The Mission
The Mission blends old world charm with modern elegance with a mix of modern Latin cuisine and hand-pressed cocktails. This restaurant fills all flavors and moods with indoor and outdoor seating, fireplaces and a variety of food.
Website | 480.636.5005
Readers’ Choice: Fogo de Chao

Best Mexican Restaurant
La Hacienda at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Dive into the tequila bar with a bowl of fresh guacamole at your side as you sink into the Mexican culture. Before long, you’ll start to think that you’re actually in a Hacienda. But don’t worry, that’s just the tequila and warm Mexican food talking — you’re still in Scottsdale.
Website | 480.585.4848
Readers’ Choice: The Mission

Best French Restaurant
Petite Maison
Every wanted to try foie gras, rabbit, duck or the perfect bouillabaisse sauce? This is the place to break out of your comfort zone and try the exotic, French food you’ve always wanted to try — or at least say you’ve tried. If you are feeling more casual, try a picnic on the patio.
Website | 480.991.6887
Readers’ Choice: Zinc Bistro

Best Fusion/Eclectic Restaurant
Cowboy Ciao
Cowboy Ciao brings together every aspect of the Southwest that you’ve come to know and love and turns it into something else. From a wide wine menu to vending machinesque corn-nut scallops as a starter and swordfish as a possible entrée, Cowboy Ciao takes your taste buds on an exotic journey without leaving Scottsdale.
Website | 480.946.3111
Readers’ Choice: Razz’s

Best Burger
REHAB Burger Therapy
A focus on quality ingredients coupled with the restaurant’s relaxing atmosphere makes REHAB Burger Therapy the best place to enjoy the simple pleasure of a fantastic burger. This is not the kind of place where the picture is better than what you get on your plate. Go ahead, indulge.
Website | 480.621.5358
Readers’ Choice: Stax Burger

Best Southwest Restaurant
Roaring Fork
Hear the roar of the wood fire as it cooks your food, just like it would have in the Old West. Roaring Fork offers an extensive menu of Southwest-spun food that culminates all regions of the South. Nosh on “Big Ass” burgers, smoked pork shank, braised beef short ribs, fish, chicken, the whole deal. You call the shots, cowboy!
Website | 480.947.0795
Readers’ Choice: Cowboy Ciao

Best Italian Restaurant
Franco’s Italian Caffe
Franco’s serves authentic Florentine Italian cuisine made with love and care. Take a culinary journey through a five-course, traditional Italian meal. From the antipasti (appetizers) to
desserts, the restaurant’s legacy and roots are ever-present. Pairing these with Italian wine doesn’t hurt either.
Website | 480.481.7614
Readers’ Choice: EVO

Best Asian Restaurant
Roka Akor
Roka Akor’s artisan sushi is made from fresh fish flown in straight from the sea every day. The steak are a must-try, too. Simply, this Asian cuisine is the best made by the best. Now treat yourself to some sake for having such great taste.
Website | 480.306.8800
Readers’ Choice: Sapporo

Best Seafood Restaurant
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood
Fresh seafood served in a soulful jazz lounge? Yes, please. This sophisticated restaurant sets the stage – literally, it has a grand piano – for a night spent with masterfully prepared meals and a supremely romantic night out.
Website | 480.730.4800
Readers’ Choice: Wildfish Seafood Grille

Best Sushi
Roka Akor
So good that it won twice, Roka Akor is not only the best Asian cuisine in Scottsdale, but is also the best place to dine on sushi. The menu features unique Japanese-inspired marinades and sauces and changes regularly with the seasons’ offerings.
Website | 480.306.8800
Readers’ Choice: Ra Sushi

Best Breakfast
Daily Dose
Get the most important meal of the day at Daily Dose Old Town Bar & Grill. Enjoy classic breakfast items like Belgian waffles and pancakes that remind you of Grandma’s cooking or take a Southwest dive into some breakfast nachos and jalapeno ham steak and eggs.
Website | 480.994.3673
Readers’ Choice: Orange Table