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breakaway Feb 28, 2007 12:38 PM

If money is not a concern, please tell me the best places in Scottsdale for great food and service to entertain clients and friends.

  1. ajs228 Feb 28, 2007 01:11 PM

    My first pick is Roaring Fork. Cowboy Ciao is also wonderful. Both will impress your clients.

    1. Grey Feb 28, 2007 01:18 PM

      If money is truly no object, Mary Elaine's, at The Phoenician.
      http://thephoenician.com/pages/maryel...

      1. Seth Chadwick Feb 28, 2007 01:32 PM

        Mary Elaine's

        Mastro's

        Ocean Club

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          barry Feb 28, 2007 02:28 PM

          Ocean Club and Drinkwaters both offer a big city atmosphere, great food and service. Just outside Scottsdale, and a little more of an "Arizona" experience - Lon's at the Hermosa and T. Cooks at Royal Palms are both unique and very good. Mary Elaine's is top notch, but it might be a little too formal for entertaining a group. Good luck.

          Barry

          1. HomeCookKirsten Feb 28, 2007 02:31 PM

            Seth is right on - any of those three are perfect. I might also add Vu.

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              Molto E Feb 28, 2007 07:35 PM

              Binkley's in Cave Creek but if you want to impress...he will not disappoint

              Sea Saw call and request the special omakase

              Vu VERY GOOD will not let down

              1. azhotdish Mar 1, 2007 06:22 AM

                I would append Kai to this list.

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                  Molto E Mar 1, 2007 08:00 AM

                  you are right...I keep forgetting to add them

                  1. re: azhotdish
                    Seth Chadwick Mar 1, 2007 08:42 AM

                    Just a note that Kai is located in Chandler so it may not fit the needs of the OP.

                    1. re: Seth Chadwick
                      silverbear Mar 1, 2007 08:49 AM

                      Good point. Of course, many of the other places named in this thread are actually in Phoenix, Paradise Valley, or Cave Creek, but those are generally within a mile or two of the Scottsdale border.

                      It seems a lot of visitors ask about Scottsdale when they really mean "Phoenix Metro Area," and there's always the question of how far north or south in the very tall city of Scottsdale.

                      With all that in mind, maybe the OP, breakaway, could address the following:

                      Where you'll be staying in Scottsdale and how far you are willing to drive. Is distance no object, like money? Or, are you looking to stay within a certain radius of a particular location?

                    2. re: azhotdish
                      winedubar Mar 1, 2007 11:14 AM

                      I second Kai to the list :)

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                      jonathon Mar 1, 2007 10:35 AM

                      I think you should consider "Michaels at the Citadel" and try to get the "Chef's Table"
                      and it will impress any foodie.............

                      1. ccl1111 Mar 5, 2007 04:33 PM

                        Good feedback here. Have to agree with Molto E. Sea Saw special omakase with Nobu is unbelievable.

                        And just went to Binkley's for the first time & was blown away. Seth Chadwick above has a great review on this site of it. Our experience really had no downside at all though.

                        Definitely want to do Kai. Next on the list.

                        Chris

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