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LifeisGood58 Nov 2, 2007 12:04 PM

Only have one free night. No steakhouse. Expensive is fine. Delicious food; nice ambience; not too loud.

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    howaboutthat Mar 10, 2008 04:50 PM

    The Latilla Dining Room at The Boulders might fit the bill, but the distance might exceed 10 miles?

    1. Seth Chadwick Nov 3, 2007 03:18 PM

      I am going to put in a good word for one of my favorite restaurants in Scottsdale: Voltaire. Subdued, quiet, excellent. This French restaurant is one of the best "hidden gems" in the Valley. Should you head there, try the Onion Soup and any of the desserts made tableside. It really is a wonderful place that gets little press.

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        Molto E Nov 3, 2007 03:46 PM

        I need to check your spot out...old school - eh?

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          ciaogal Nov 3, 2007 04:25 PM

          Taking my Mom to Voltaire this week for her 71st Bday...will report back!

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            Seth Chadwick Nov 3, 2007 09:30 PM

            Indeed. When J. and I went there, we were the youngest people in the place (ages 43 and 34). We had a wonderful time. Very gracious service and plenty of choices.

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              rontell43 Mar 8, 2008 06:56 PM

              Voltaire is for nearly deads, go to Sophies

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          kmarg Nov 3, 2007 11:21 AM

          Daniel's on Camelback and 40th St. Great italian, nice ambience, good escape from the hotel scene.

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            ciaogal Nov 3, 2007 01:31 PM

            I second Methode Bistro....it is one of the most underated restaurants in Scottsdale.....It is wonderful! Matt McGlinn is one of the Valley's rising stars!
            http://www.methodebistro.net/menu.aspx

          2. azhotdish Nov 2, 2007 12:24 PM

            Where exactly in Scottsdale and does distance matter?

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              LifeisGood58 Nov 2, 2007 12:29 PM

              Staying at Sanctuary Camelback. Prefer no further than 10 miles. Thanks.

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                azhotdish Nov 2, 2007 12:49 PM

                There is an excellent restaurant, elements, as I'm sure you're aware of on-site. I'll include some placemarks for others close by - search the board and you'll find lots more info about these places.

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                Cowboy Ciao
                7133 East Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

                Christophers Fermier Brasserie
                2584 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

                Elements
                5700 East McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

                Tarbell's
                3213 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018

                T Cooks At the Royal Palms
                5200 East Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018

                Vincent On Camelback
                3930 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018

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                  azhotdish Nov 2, 2007 12:50 PM

                  One more...

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                  Sea Saw
                  7133 E Stetson Dr Ste 1, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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              barry Nov 2, 2007 12:09 PM

              Rancho Pinot Grill and Methode Bistro fit the bill. Both are relatively centrally located, as well.

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              Methode Bistro
              6204 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 107, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

              Rancho Pinot Grill
              6208 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

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                LifeisGood58 Nov 12, 2007 11:33 AM

                Thank you for recommending Methode Bistro. It was really fine dining. The food was excellent!!!!!! Service was professional and friendly.

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                  barry Nov 12, 2007 12:00 PM

                  I'm glad you enjoyed it. I really like Methode Bistro quite a bit, and I'm hoping it starts to get the attention it deserves. Thanks for letting us know you liked it.

                  Barry

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                    hollyeve Mar 10, 2008 05:07 PM

                    Does anybody have any experience requesting a vegetarian entree at Methode? The menu looks pretty "meaty", but otherwise seems like a place I might like.

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