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Are there such places as power-dining spots in Phoenix?

ipsedixit Jul 21, 2008 09:51 PM

Y'know, places for movers and shakers to eat and consummate deals -- either in business, politics or entertainment?

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  1. silverbear RE: ipsedixit Jul 21, 2008 10:23 PM

    I've always considered Durant's such a place.

    Governor Napolitano is rumored to be a fan of Alexi's Grill, also in Midtown.

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    Durant's
    2611 North Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85004

    Alexis Grill
    3550 N Central Ave # 120, Phoenix, AZ

    1. tastyjon RE: ipsedixit Jul 21, 2008 11:24 PM

      In general: Steak Houses. And this is the same in many other cities. The more formal places are very business-like and professional (and usually prompt in service), fitting the mood for deals. It also helps that a lot of corporate deals are done via expense accounts so much of the tab is written off by accounting.

      A defacto fave of my colleague was the Capital Grille in the Biltmore Fashion Park, due to a central location. But there are others meaty places nearby.

      1. Beach Chick RE: ipsedixit Jul 22, 2008 02:58 PM

        I am a Durant's girl and I am a mover and shaker..in my own mind..hee hee

        1. ejs1492 RE: ipsedixit Jul 22, 2008 08:40 PM

          I think that Durant's and Mastro's are as close as we Phoenicians get to "power dining," although I think Mastro's is a bit too loud to be a place to get a deal done.

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            azhotdish RE: ejs1492 Jul 22, 2008 08:50 PM

            Lots of business deals over at the Biltmore, on the golf course, the 19th hole, and probably Wright's. Go grab a cigar in the lobby and have a look.

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            Wandrr RE: ipsedixit Jul 23, 2008 03:17 PM

            My wife and I at at T Cooks, at the Royal Palms Resort off Camelback in Scottsdale this spring and sat next to Alice Cooper and his trophy wife. Maybe he is the mover and she was the shaker. : )

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              Jen76 RE: Wandrr Jul 24, 2008 11:00 PM

              My boss takes visiting big wigs to Fleming's. Whether he's a mover/shaker, well, I don't care to picture that. ;)

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              Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
              905 N 54th St, Chandler, AZ 85226

              Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
              6333 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

              Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
              20753 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

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