Scottsdale offers a vibrant food scene with a vast selection of culinary options from sophisticated urban gastropubs, all the way to elegant tables set amidst the Sonoran desert wilderness.
Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen
@AndazScottsdale, 6114 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253. (480) 368-1234
Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen located in the hip and cool, Andaz Scottsdale hotel, is a fusion of tradition and innovation, practice and invention, resulting in the quintessential Sonoran dining experience. The restaurant features an innovative use of plancha cooking techniques inside a glass box kitchen with a Chef's table beckoning guests to become a part of the culinary experience. The Kitchen Table offers up to 10 guests the chance for a one-of-a-kind vantage point into the preparation of their meal. Watch Chef Adam Sheff showcase his passion for locally-sourced ingredients in an exclusive experience perfect for a small groups or an intimate meal with friends.
Cloth & Flame - Adventures in Dining
Various wilderness dining locations. (480) 256-8695
Cloth & Flame hosts private and shared dining events in the West's most stunning outdoor spaces. The location of our desert dinner was deep in the Superstition Mountains. We arrived just in time for the dramatic desert sunset and were welcomed with beautiful sangria cocktails. The location was magical and the table was elegant, among the Saguaros. Created by Matt Cooley and Olivia Laux, Cloth and Flame's dinners highlight local culinary talent and the Sonoran Desert's bounty. It's a way for guests to escape the hustle and bustle of the work week and the city, and enjoy a chef-prepared meal among wild landscapes and under stars. It's dinner with a view... and a cause...because they donate 10% of proceeds to organizations that protect the environment.
14838 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Scottsdale, AZ 85260. (480) 947-3214
Hash Kitchen is a creative a.m. eatery that boasts a social dining experience and is designed to be the go-to spot for locals and a culinary destination for visitors. Hash Kitchen has an awesome build-your-own Bloody Mary bar where guests customize their drinks by choosing from nearly 50 ingredients such as fried ravioli, turmeric pickled cauliflower, mozzarella sticks, hamburger sliders, as well as in-house infused vodkas. Executive chef Joey Maggiore says "We want people to be crazy with their drinks.” The brunch menu is known for its variety of indulgent hashes, frittatas, scramblers, and pancakes.
Postino Wine Café, Highland
4821 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. (602) 428-4444
The first Postino (meaning postman in Italian) was born in a vacant, 1940's brick post office building. Owners Lauren and Craig are architecture aficionados and appreciate historic locations, so the Highland location is also housed inside a restored building -- a mid-century modern bank designed by architect, Frank Henry who apprenticed under Frank Lloyd Wright. Enjoy their signature bruschetta boards built for sharing in this cool, local hangout in a reimagined space.
Second Story Restaurant & Liquor Bar
4166 N Scottsdale Rd #102, Scottsdale, AZ 85251. (480) 945-5555
Follow the winding staircase up to a world-class restaurant driven by passion and storytelling. You'll be guided through a thoughtful look inside the art of savory, modern American cuisine and perfectly crafted cocktails including a selection of over 200 whiskeys! The restaurant offers a second story patio overlooking downtown Scottsdale and a vintage style dining lounge where you might imagine yourself sitting next to Don Draper from Mad Men. Second Story is truly a hidden gem.
WHERE TO STAY
Discover Scottsdale's two newest luxury resorts that have opened within the past year -- Andaz Scottsdale and Mountain Shadows:
Get away and stay in the middle of all that Scottsdale has to offer at the Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa. With picturesque Camelback Mountain as the backdrop, enjoy eclectic mid-century modern design inspired bungalows, vibrant dining experiences, and the serene Palo Verde spa. Escape and rejuvenate at this luxury urban oasis and discover the allure of the Arizona desert. Relax in unique bungalow-style guest rooms blending mid-century modern design and art from local artists and artisans. Camelback Mountain provides the backdrop for views from Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen and its glass box kitchen, plancha grill, and exclusive “kitchen” table. Enjoy three resort pools and the Palo Verde Spa & Apothecary, featuring botanical products made to order on site. Discover a Scottsdale treasure at nearby Cattle Track Arts Compound dating back to 1936 and take a studio tour to meet with the artists. Explore the Desert's wonders just moments away -- enjoy adventures from Camelback Mountain to Pinnacle Peak and beyond.
Originally built below Camelback Mountain in 1959, Mountain Shadows has reemerged as an icon of luxury and design after it was completely rebuilt in 2017. The original Mountain Shadows drew the jet-set Hollywood crowd to Paradise Valley with its manicured golf course and expansive pools. Now the new Mountain Shadows is hoping to do the same offering a luxurious mix of spacious sleek guestrooms, lofts and condos. The Presidential Suite offers the ultimate retreat with its sprawling terrace overlooking Camelback Mountain (pictured at top).
More information: https://www.experiencescottsdale.com/