Seattle hound in town for the day
This is late and any help I will deeply appreciate. I was just put in charge of dinner for tonight
I'm a Seattle hound in Phoenix for the day and need to line up a dinner for four for this evening. I'm lookng to spend under $30 a plate and looking for something local/seasonal/simple. Upscale relaxed atmosphere is best. I'm not looking for a stuffy environment. Any suggestions send them my way and thanks for your help!!!
hi - well, phoenix is really spread out. think los angeles style urban sprawl ;)
where are you staying? phoenix/scottsdale/tempe/chandler??
this will help everyone recommend a spot for you
I would strongly recommend Tarbell's. It's about a mile from the Biltmore, buys from local purveyors when feasible, and stresses simple, unfussy preparations. Most of the entrees listed on the Web site menu come in under $30, and the atmosphere is upscale without being formal.
If you're looking for something you can't get in Seattle you might want to try Richardson's at 16th St and Bethany Home. Not too far a drive. I haven't been for dinner only brunch on th weekends but I'm pretty sure you'll find plenty of options under $30.
Barrio Cafe might be another good option at 16th St and Thomas.
We've taken many of our Seattle friends to Cowboy Ciao in Scottsdale as well but that's a bit outside your budget probably. For the most part they all like trying the Mexican and Southwestern food here.
I've never been to Roaring Fork in Scottsdale but that's a local favorite that may be a good option as well.