Scottsdale Rec: 101 & Tatum
These are the Scottsdale restaurants are listed in the "Fine Dining" section of the 2008 Entertainment Book. Does anyone know anything about any of them? Thanks.
5401 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Allie's American Grille
7325 E. Third Ave.
Giligin's Sand Bar & Scrimp Hut
4251 N. Winfield Scott Plaza
7363 Scottsdale Mall
7210 E. First Ave.
6160 N. Scottsdale Rd.
I don't know all of them, but among those I do know, it would be quite a stretch to call them "fine dining." Pita House, for example, makes a tasty falafel sandwich, but there are no white table cloths, no reservations, no wine list, and none of the other attributes typically associated with the phrase "fine dining."
Entertainment books provide useful discounts and help many charities with fund raising, but I wouldn't see them as guides to the best of the best. If there's something specific you're looking for in Scottsdale or any part of the Phoenix Metro Area, please post again with the particulars, and I'm sure some good recommendations will emerge.
I would recommend Tutti Santi (Tatum and Greenway) for very good Italian Food.
We also like Shogun Japanese. We like their sushi in particular, but many people seem to like their regular Japanese foods. This isn't the absolute best restaurant in town, but we still love it, and continue to keep it in our regular rotation.
12615 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ - Link to place isn't working for this place.
grrrr...I can get a Shogun link to show up, but no matter what I do, I can only get the Mesa Tutti Santi link...maybe I'll do some manual editing...
bah. I don't think the Scottsdale Tutti Santi link is going to show up. Oh well.
12615 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85032
On the more inexpensive end of the scale, I heartily recommend two places:
Sabuddy Israeli Restaurant - Some of the best Middle Eastern food in the Valley. 6949 East Shea Boulevard #10 - www.sabuddyrestaurant.com
Redendo's Pizzeria - A great Italian joint. Nothing fancy, but the food is stellar. Two locations: 16948 East Shea Boulevard (in Fountain Hills, behind the Circle K) and 14700 North Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard #159 in Scottsdale. www.redendos.com
6949 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Redendo's Pizzeria & Pasta
16948 E Shea Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
Redendo's Pizzeria Ristorante
14700 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
The previous thread above refers to the Mayo Clinic off of Shea near Fountain Hills....
chaiwalla I think you are looking for rec's near the Mayo Hospital off of Tatum and Mayo Blvd.
The Mayo Hospital itself has a very nice cafeteria with very creative daily specials such as Thai, Indian and great sefood selections such as walleye and tilapia....
They have an awesome salad bar and a deli station. If you want to get out of the Hospital you are close to 2 major Power centers.....Desert Ridge and Scottsdale 101 @ Mayo Blvd ...you are also very close to Kierland Commons. You do have quite a few choices...mostly chains....and a few independents.
Zinc Bistro as mentioned above (Kierland Commons) is one of your best bets!
A few other suggestions:
White Chocolate Grill (Scottsdale 101 @ Mayo Blvd)
Tea Light Cafe (Scottsdale 101 @ Mayo)
Malee's (Desert Ridge)
White Chocolate Grill
7000 E Mayo Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85054
Tea Light Cafe
7000 E Mayo Blvd Ste 1084, Phoenix, AZ 85054
I've been to Malee's a couple times and the food is really pretty tasty. They make some spicy dishes in the true Thai style. I've never had their "Thai Hot" or "Chef's Hot" ( which, apparently, they don't advertise but will do ... ), but their "Very Hot" gets me sweating every time - and I love spicy food. I've yet to try their sushi and sashimi but I'm hoping it's just as good as their Thai.
It's not LOS but it's pretty tasty.
Any preferred food types?
Here are a few to start:
Zinc Bistro (French) is about 2 miles away (@ Kierland Commons).
Kampai (Sushi) is also about 2 miles away.
Binkley's ("classically influenced contemporary American") is right on the border of your travel limits but definitely worth the drive.
The link for Binkley's isn't working but here's their website:
15034 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Kampai Japanese Restaurant
2945 E Bell Rd Ste 102, Phoenix, AZ 85032