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Feb 27, 2008 06:12 PM

Phoenix area restaurant for college reunion dinner

I've been put in charge of making a dinner reservation for approximately 10 people for an upcoming college reunion get-together in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. I'm basically looking for something unpretentious, with good food and a wide -ranging menu (some of the diners are rather picky). While the style of cuisine is not of the upmost importance, it should be something familiar such as Italian, Mexican, American, steak etc. Not having been to the Phoenix/Scottsdale area before I need help with making a choice. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

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  1. Can you be more specific about which area you will be in? The Phoenix area is approximately 500 square miles (and growing). While the Phoenix-Scottsdale stipulation helps somewhat, to me that's like saying "I want to find a restaurant in the Los-Angeles / Hollywood Hills area."

    Also, how far is everyone willing to drive? Do you have a price range?

    Not trying to be picky or anything, but the more specific you are, the better recommendations you may get.

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    1. re: jhenner

      Dac 1971,

      A good starting place for the research would be the excellent Superbowl article, posted about a month (has it really been that long?) ago. It is broken down by region and covers the high points well. Link:

      Once you state the exact area and desires for "drive time," we can be of more help. Also, if you find anything in the Superbowl thread, that is of interest, please ask about it, or them, and you'll plenty of feedback. I'd hate to start listing great restaurants up in North Scottsdale, and then your guests would hit MapQuest and see that the spot was 45 miles away from where they were all staying.