Old Town Scottsdale 4 Lunch
I am not from the area and my mom has a doctor's appointment near old town and I want to take her somewhere nice afterwards. I do not mind spending the money as long as the food justifies the cost. Please help ... my mom has not had a good meal in awhile and I would love to treat her ... Thanks.
I've been meaning to try Cowboy Cio as it gets great reviews for dinner - but I've yet to go. It seems lunch might be a good time to check it out as it's more laid back and the oft-heralded pan fry mushroom dish is $12 instead of $24 (it might also be smaller - I'm not sure). http://www.cowboyciao.com/
More casual and also a fave among long term residents and visitors is Pishkes - http://www.pischkes.com/
it's kind of arty/funky and not possibly as comfortable as arcadia farms but orange table is always great. the food can take a while but it is excellent and interesting. they also have great drinks (coffee soda, lattes, etc.). it's also right among the scottsdale center for the arts complex so it's a nice surrounding.
right in there as well is az88. just had a very nice lunch there as well. good food, nice patio overlooking the courtyard.