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PHX: Anniversary dinner advice? (extra degree of difficulty)

It's almost time for my SO and I to celebrate our 17th anniversary. We're usually very casual in our dinner choices (Carlsbad Tavern, Los Sombreros, Barrio Cafe), but we'd like to find a particularly special place this time. Why? Because we're moving away from the Valley this summer after living here for almost 15 years.

I guess my question is: where should we go to celebrate our anniversary that will also leave us with a lasting memory of the Valley of the Sun? Any cuisine is fine, I'm just looking for your suggestions for the last blow-out meal!

Thanks!

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  1. Here are a couple choices that have not been mentioned:

    Binkley's-could very well be best value in fine dining in the country...stellar chef

    Vu at the Hyatt Regency- Chef is delivering the goods ask for RJ as your server

    Sea Saw- sashimi, if you like it...best fish in town

    Kai- very good service high quality ingredients with some bits of native american flavor set

    1. Some people like T. Cook's at the Royal Palms. Me, not so impressed, but it is very nice. They serve pesto with the bread and the grounds are nice, if a little small.

      I hear good things about Kai at the Wild Horse Casino and Mary Elaine's at the Phoenician. I was very impressed with the "grandeur" of the Phoenician but haven't eaten at ME's.

      1. I would suggest a place that has been around for a long time and will probably still be here if and when you return. That might create a more enduring memory. Some suggestions along those lines:

        Durant's
        Lon's at the Hermosa
        Vincent's on Camelback

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        1. i'd say several that have already been mentioned ;)

          durant's
          lon's
          t. cooks
          mary elaine's
          kai at wild horse pass

          1. You guys are the best. Keep it coming! :)