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Top 5 Restaurants: French (Spring-Summer 2014)

Get ready to experience Arizona’s spring/summer 2014 Top 5 Restaurants French! And use Experience AZ to guide you toward a visit that will make you want to come back time after time to keep crossing the must see hot spots off your Top 5 lists.



Top 5 Restaurants: French

Coup Des Tartes
1725 E. Osborn Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85016

(602) 212-1082
Website
Coup Des Tartes is a charming bistro-style restaurant with eclectic decor and warmly lit dining rooms. With hardwood floors, covered ceilings and candlelit rooms, it has been hailed as one of the most intimate dining experiences in Phoenix.

Vincent on Camelback
3930 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85018

(602) 224-0225
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Vincent on Camelback was voted a semi-finalist by the James Beard Foundation for Outstanding Restaurant in 2013. Chef Vincent Guerithault uses Southwestern ingredients to produce a hybrid cuisine based on the most exacting French techniques.

Zinc Bistro
15034 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85281

(480) 603-0922
Website
Zinc Bistro has been described as “A taste of Paris in the Arizona desert that charms the Scottsdale dining scene.” Awarded by Phoenix New Times as the Best French Restaurant in Arizona and the Best French Restaurant in Phoenix by the Arizona Republic.

Atlas Bistro
2515 N. Scottsdale Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85257

(480) 990-2433
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Atlas Bistro’s BYOB policy allows guests to bring their finest wines to pair with the best tasting food in Arizona. Organic, hand foraged, local, wild, line caught, sustainable and exotic are just some of terms you will find on the menu that Atlas’ chefs revise daily.

Christopher’s
2502 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85018

(602) 522-2344
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This American-contemporary French bistro allows visitors to feel at home, with a glass wall separating the kitchen from dining area, while indulging in anything from specialty pizzas to smoked truffle infused filet mignon with suggested wine pairings.

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Coup Des Tartes Finds New Building

Earlier this year, the land where Coup Des Tartes is located at 4626 N 16th Street in Phoenix was foreclosed on.  The restaurant owner, Ron Pacioni, had seven years remaining on his lease and thought his restaurant would be able to stay in its current location.  However, the new owners, The Van Tuyl Group, have other plans for the property and the 1932 farmhouse.  While the car mogul was not willing to honor the seven-years remaining on the lease, Pacioni was able to negotiate an extension until January 31, 2014.

And so Pacioni and his staff began the hunt for another quaint little house that would still have the same romantic charm as his current location.   The restaurant has a very devoted following and many of their guests were offering their assistance in the search.  They received an abundance of emails, Facebook posts and calls offering leads to possible locations.

Pacioni says, “We have found a new location and can’t be more excited for what lies in store for Coup Des Tartes and our guests.  We have a lot of work ahead of us; we hope we will make our January 31, 2014 deadline.”

The new building and land located at 17th Street and Osborn was purchased in early August.  The 1922 duplex is constructed out of beautiful red brick with high vaulted ceilings that showcase the stunning wood beam accents.  And just like their current little farmhouse, there are hardwood floors throughout along with a fabulous fireplace that will add that special touch to any romantic meal.

New to Coup Des Tarts will be a full service bar.  Guests will be able to enjoy themselves either inside or out.   The bar will extend out onto a large patio where guests can enjoy themselves under large trees and talk into the evening under the beautiful Arizona skies.

The one-acre lot provides room for a newly constructed Rendezvous Room, which will be larger than their current location and match the original red brick of the historic building.  The new Rendezvous Room will be a private meeting venue with all the high tech amenities needed for a business meeting, yet still quaint enough for a special life events such as a bridal or baby shower.

Valley brides will have a special, romantic get away where they can exchange their wedding vows with the man of their dreams.  Hidden away in the back of the property is a lovely green belt that flows under large trees creating a natural canopy for a unique, intimate wedding experience.

Pacioni is currently submitting the paperwork for zoning the new restaurant and working with the talented architect, Mark Candelaria of Candelaria Design, for the new upgrades to the property.  Updates on the status of the construction will be regularly posted on their Facebook page and website.

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Coup Des Tartes being forced from historic location

Coup Des Tartes, Phoenix’s longest running and most well known B.Y.O.B. restaurant, is being forced out of its location at 4626 N.  16th Street in Phoenix through no fault of its own.

Coup Des Tartes is being offered a 180-day notice as of June 1, 2013 by the new landowners, the Van Tuyl Group, which owns several car dealerships in the area.
Coup Des Tartes has been serving award-­winning French cuisine in the same small, historic farmhouse located on 16th Street and Highland for the past 17 years.

Coup Des Tartes Owner Ron Pacioni said, “They want to pave our paradise to put up a parking lot, literally.”

He added, “Their representative has told us they have plans to demo this historic 1932 farm house on and turn it into an overflow parking lot for their nearby corporate car dealership. It breaks our heart.”

Although Pacioni continues talking with a Van Tuyl’s representative in hopes to prevent the move, the deadline date to be out of their current location has been set for the end of the year.

Relocating the restaurant will require a great deal of time and planning, but Pacioni is adamant that they will not close their doors during this disruption.

Pacioni, said, “We want to let our regular customers and our newfound foodies know that our doors are still open. We have every intention of continuing to offer our seasonal menus and award-­winning cuisine that you’ve come to know and love throughout the transition.”

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Coup Des Tartes adds catering company

Ranked as the No. 1 French restaurant by Ranking Arizona for four years in a row, Coup Des Tartes is a charming, 15-year-old, bistro-style restaurant that patrons call one of the most engaging and intimate dining experiences in all of Phoenix.

With his exquisite attention to detail, owner Ron Pacioni has turned Coup Des Tartes into the longest-running BYOB (bring your own beer, wine or champagne) restaurant in Phoenix, while dominating that niche in the process.

Now, Pacioni is bringing his golden touch and exquisite taste to the catering and special events industry. Rendezvous Catering and Events is another masterpiece in which Pacioni has immersed himself. Rendezvous offers the same exquisite delicacies as Coup Des Tartes, just at a greater production scale. With a thoughtful and dedicated staff, Rendezvous Catering and Events vows to make any party an event. To help give those parties and events a place to call home, Pacioni has opened a new sister venue called Les Deux, which is located south of Coup Des Tartes on 16th Street.

“We can bring in a large corporation or a small group and provide great quality experiences,” says Pacioni, “At Les Deux, guests can receive a hotel experience without having to rent out a banquet room.”

Accompanied by an intimate setting and relaxing feel, Les Deux is designed to seat only 40-120 people. Pacioni created his new catering company because Central Phoenix was in desperate need of an eclectic special events corporation. By catering to all parties — whether they are weddings, corporate events or everyday social gatherings — Pacioni prides himself on finding a happy medium for all clients and providing a four-star meal with fantastic quality services.

“With any type of food  — from Italian, Mexican or even Coup Des Tartes style — the chefs are very talented and exceptional at customizing the menu for guests,” says Pacioni.
For whatever mouth-watering food the client is craving, Pacioni says his team at Rendezvous Catering and Les Deux will work with each individual to craft an eating arrangement to suit the needs of any party.

Since opening in December, Pacioni says he has high hopes and aspirations for his latest business venture. In the first quarter, Pacioni says the special events corporation has exceeded his expectations and standards as he plans to use Les Deux as an outreach to the events community.

French Restaurants - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5: French Restaurants (Fall-Winter 2012)

The Top 5 French Restaurants — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Coup Des Tartes

4626 N. 16th St.,
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 212-1082
nicetartes.com
Coup Des Tartes is a charming bistro-style restaurant with eclectic decor and warmly lit dining rooms. With hardwood floors, coved ceilings and candlelit rooms, it has been hailed as one of the most intimate dining experiences in Phoenix.


Sophie’s French Bistro

2320 E. Osborn Rd.,
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 956-8897
sophiesbistro.com
Sophie’s Bistro is probably one of the most authentic French bistros in Phoenix, reminicent of a Parisian bistro with an inviting and intimate atmosphere and a traditional menu.


Zinc Bistro

15034 N. Scottsdale Rd.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85281
(480) 603-0922
zincbistroaz.com
Zinc Bistro has been described as “A Taste of Paris in the Arizona desert that charms the Scottsdale dining scene.” Awarded by Phoenix New Times as the Best French Restaurant in Arizona and the Best French Restaurant in Phoenix by the Arizona Republic.


Bistro 24

2401 E. Camelback Rd.,
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 952-2424
ritzcarlton.com
Located within The Ritz-Carlton Phoenix, Bistro 24 is an American-inspired bistro, defined by fresh, seasonal ingredients and dishes and combine flavors of America’s melting pot of culture.


Amuse Bouche

17058 W. Bell Rd., #104,
Surprise, AZ 85379
(623) 322-8881
amusebouche.biz
Serves French fare, including filet mignon and quiche as well as hummus, frittatas, paninis and sandwiches. One favorites includes the beef tenderloin with carrot butter sauce over mashed potatoes.

Experience AZ Fall-Winter 2012

Top 5 French Restaurants (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: French Restaurants (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 French Restaurants — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Amuse Bouche

17058 W. Bell Rd., #104,
Surprise, AZ 85379
623-322-8881
amusebouche.biz
Serves French fare, including filet mignon, quiche and croissants as well as hummus, frittatas, paninis and sandwiches. Favorites include the homemade meatloaf sandwich and beef tenderloin with carrot butter sauce over mashed potatoes.


Coup Des Tartes

4626 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ 85016
602-212-1082
nicetartes.com
Coup des Tartes is a charming bistro-style restaurant with eclectic decor and warmly lit dining rooms. With hardwood floors, coved ceilings and candlelit rooms, it has been hailed as one of the most intimate dining experiences in Phoenix.


L’Auberge Restaurant

301 L’Auberge Ln., Sedona, AZ 86336
928-282-1661
lauberge.com
A destination all its own, L’Auberge Restaurant on Oak Creek was named “One of the Top Ten Restaurants in the Southwest” by Condé Nast Traveler. The restaurant also has the area’s most extensive wine program.


Sophie’s French Bistro

2320 E. Osborn Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016
602-956-8897
sophiesbistro.com
Sophie’s Bistro is probably one of the most authentic French bistros in Phoenix, reminicent of a Parisian bistro with an inviting and intimate atmosphere and a traditional menu.


Zinc Bistro

15034 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85281
480-603-0922
zincbistroaz.com
Zinc Bistro has been described as “A Taste of Paris in the Arizona desert that charms the Scottsdale dining scene.” Awarded by Phoenix New Times as the Best French Restaurant in Arizona and the Best French Restaurant in Phoenix by the Arizona Republic.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012