Looking for high-end restaurants in Scottsdale area.
If what you want are the highest of high-end, the Mary Elaine's at the Phonecian is probably at the top. However, depending on your choice of wnes, some others can definintely come into play. For high-end dining w/ wine, I'd opt for:
Vincent's on Camelback
Kai (though not near Scottsdale)
I'd believe that the food would be better at these, but that is just my opinon. If you are paying, invite me to a dinner at Vincent's and let me choose the wines.
IIRC, Rancho Pinot has Screaming Eagle at ~US$2K/btl., so we could definitely go ballistic, if I have the wine list in my hands. (Grin)
We could probably do similar damage, with great food, at Vu, or some of the other venues.
I'll second all of these. Some additional websites, plus a couple other suggestions:
Asia de Cuba:
I've been waiting for someone to pick up the tab for the Chef's tasting menu at Sea Saw. If you like Japanese, it might be something of interest. Click on "events" - http://www.seasaw.net/
I also thought this might be fun - Elements has an Iron Chef dinner featuring the dishes the chef made on the show (a win over Flay):
lvmanager, I will be heading to Vegas for work again in a few weeks....(I am there once a month) I will need to pick your brain again. The choices in Vegas are so plentiful.....you have set the bar high.
Seth's Choices are spot on.
If you love Craftsteak as I do...you will love Mastro's.
Their Bread Basket is awesome. I could make a meal of that, the bone in Rib Eye and the Creamed Corn.
Can't wait for your report!