June 17, 2021

Ranking Arizona

Ranking Arizona: Top 10 contemporary American restaurants for 2021

Here are the Top 10 contemporary American restaurants in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2021 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business?

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Here are the Top 10 contemporary American restaurants in Arizona, as featured in the 2021 edition of Ranking Arizona:

1. Tarbell’s

Background: Chef Mark Tarbell immediately elevated fine dining in Phoenix when he opened Tarbell’s in 1994. Hundreds of accolades later, the Tarbell’s team continues to serve contemporary dishes and classic comfort food in the elegant, art-filled space. Chef Tarbell began his culinary studies in Amsterdam with an apprenticeship at Sonesta Hotel in Amsterdam. He then moved to Paris to study at the Ecole du Cuisine La Varenne where he earned a Grande Diplôme d’Etude Culinaire. While in Paris, he also studied wine at Steven Spurrier’s l’Academie du Vin. Tarbell’s frequent television and radio appearances include winning “Iron Chef America” on The Food Network and serving as the Valley’s food liaison for Arizona PBS on the upcoming show Plate & Pour. Tarbell’s serves American fare paired with global wines in a chic space.

2. El Chorro

3. Seasons 52

4. Arcadia Farms

5. House of Tricks

6. Gertrude’s at the Desert Botanical Garden

7. Quiessence at the Farm at South Mountain

8. True Food Kitchen

9. LON’s at the Hermosa Inn

10. The Capital Grill