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Nov 2, 2007 12:04 PM

Scottsdale - need rec for 1 dinner

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

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

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

    Rancho Pinot Grill
    6208 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

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    1. re: barry

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

      1. re: LifeisGood58

        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.


        1. re: barry

          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.

    2. Where exactly in Scottsdale and does distance matter?

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      1. re: azhotdish

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

        1. re: LifeisGood58

          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.

          Cowboy Ciao
          7133 East Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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

          5700 East McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

          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

          1. re: azhotdish

            One more...

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

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

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        1. re: kmarg

          I second Methode is one of the most underated restaurants in Scottsdale.....It is wonderful! Matt McGlinn is one of the Valley's rising stars!

        2. 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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          1. re: Seth Chadwick

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

            1. re: Molto E

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

              1. re: Molto E

                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.

                1. re: Seth Chadwick

                  Voltaire is for nearly deads, go to Sophies

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