Trader Vic's in Scottsdale
My wife, 20 something daughter and I will be in Scottsdale sunday & monday (11/4 - 11/5). We are staying at the Valley Ho and are consiering Trader Vic's for sunday night, We have reservations at Cowboy Chio monday. Any comments on Trader Vic's or other recomendations would be appreciated.
We ate at Trader Vic's shortly after it opened, and we were somewhat underwhelmed. Perhaps, as Bill mentioned, I was thinking about the old version too much. Since then I have read several very good reviews, so it may have improved.
As Seth mentioned, Trader Vic's is very expensive. For the money, I'd rather eat at Taggia, Rancho Pinot Grill or Methode Bistro. All are within 5-10 minutes of your hotel.
Cowboy Ciao is a great choice. I hope you have a great visit here.
4925 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
6208 N Scottsdale Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
6204 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 107, Scottsdale, AZ 85253
I and my group had a fantastic time at Trader Vic's. It is pricey, and you can easily rack up the charges if you splurge, but we loved it nonetheless and enjoyed every moment. The food was very good (especially the fried dishes) and the service was top notch.
Something else that is very close by and a leisurely walk is Tandoori Times, an upscale Indian bistro with some great food and a very clubby atmosphere. I have eaten there twice and been very pleased.
Tandoori Times Indian Bistro
8140 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Trader Vic's - Scottsdale
6850 E. Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
re: Giovanni P
I've not dined there, but several here, and in my acquaintance have. It seems that those, who knew the old Trader Vic's, do not like it. However, many on this board, and I do not know their history with the space, report that it is good. Your reference to a "nostalgia trip," prompted me to mention this.
I think you'll find Cowboy Ciao a great space, albeit a bit noisy for my personal tastes. I still journey there for the food and the wine, and do not expect a lot of conversation. I just smile, and nod a lot, but I'm old and nearly deaf, so for a younger soul, it might not seem to loud at all.
Enjoy and have a safe trip,