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Nov 6, 2007 03:07 PM

ISO the Best High-End Place In Scottsdale

Would like to have a really good dinner in Scottsdale, and price is no object. What are the best of the best? TIA folks.

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    1. re: Molto E

      I know you're aware of this fact, but neither Binkley's nor Kai is in Scottsdale, so perhaps you're looking for something within a certain radius of your hotel, or is it limited to just the city-limits?

      1. re: azhotdish

        We'll have a car, so anything within reasonable driving distance is okay. Staying at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa ( ), which I thought was in Scottsdale, but now I see is actually in Phoenix.

      2. re: Molto E

        A good friend took me to Sea Saw for my birthday last year, I'm still thanking her. The Omakase menu was an experience of a lifetime for me although I prefer not to eat lamb.

      3. T.Cook's at the Royal Palms. You won't be disappointed. Top notch food, wine and service.

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        1. re: MRS

          Second T. Cook's. Had a delicious and perfectly served lunch there on Sunday. It was the first time in this area that I found lamb ravioli on a menu and they rivaled those in Florence (Italy, not AZ!). The grounds are manicured and this is a bit of old Arizona that isn't replicated in new establishments. "Worth the detour"

          1. re: MRS

            I have to concur. Dinner at T. Cook's is a wonderful idea. Excellent food, flawless service, beautiful surroundings. Maybe get there a little early and have cocktails in the bar, as well. It all adds up to a lovely experience.

            You also might consider Elements at the Sanctuary. Really good food and atmosphere. The bar is lively and the dining room a little more (but not too much more) low-key. You want to get there while it's still light and see if you can maneuver an outdoor table either on the side of the dining room or through the bar for cocktails or get an indoor table by the windows for a gorgeous view of the mountains before sunset.

          2. Since your are staying at the Biltmore, I would recommend Coup des Tartes for a romantic French dinner in a small cottage just about a 5-minute drive from your hotel. It is BYOB and corkage is $8.00, so stop at Cost Plus World Market at 18th and Camelback or Sportsman's at 32nd Street and Camelback for your bottle of wine before dining.

            Coup Des Tartes
            4626 N. 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85016

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            1. re: Seth Chadwick

              I heartily second Coup des Tartes. Sportsman's keeps the current menu at their store and will gladly match a wine.

            2. David, you do not mention wine, but if that is part of the equation, I'd add Vincent's on Camelback ( to the mix, and it's just down Camelback from the the Biltmore (OK, from the shopping center, which is slightly south of the lodge). Otherwise, the spots listed, so far, would fit my bill easily.


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

              1. Also check out Lon's at the Hermosa Resort, just a few blocks away on 32nd st.
                it's right up there with T. Cooks.

                The Mastro;s City Hall SteakHouse on Camelback and Godwater. Great steak, and you won't pay more for a meal at very many places in town.

                And Daniel;s Italian on 40th St and Camelback, just great food. I ate there last week and will be plugging it for at least a month.