Scottsdale Restaurant for 60th BD, 15 ppl.
Hello Phoenicians, I’m planning a surprise BD for my brother on Feb 21. I have 15 people, mixed kids and adults. Any recommendations for a nice independent place in the area. My bro is close to Thunderbird and Tatum, the group is staying at the Point at Squaw Peak, so anyplace in between those areas is AOK.
Neither your brother's residence nor the group's hotel is located in Scottsdale (although your brother may have a Scottsdale mailing address due to the vagaries of the US Postal Service). In keeping with your request for recommendations between the two venues, I'll keep the conservation focused on Phoenix, not its larger-than-life suburb.
Marcellino is an excellent restaurant near the hotel. It's upscale Italian food. It's not suitable for little kids in high chairs but could be okay for kids 10 and up.
Tutti Santi is more moderately priced and kid-friendly; it's also near the hotel.
Eden's Grill is near your brother's residence in northeast Phoenix and is good for families. It's moderately priced and features Middle Eastern food with great emphasis on rice and kabobs.
Shogun is reasonably good Japanese food and sushi near PV Mall. Fine for kids.
La Parilla Suiza is Mexico City-style food, as opposed to border food more common here, also near PV Mall and fine for kids.
7114 E. Stetson Dr. 85251, Old Town Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Tutti Santi By Nina
7575 N. 16th Street, Suite 5, Phoenix, AZ 85020
12615 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85032
13843 N Tatum Blvd Ste 29, Phoenix, AZ 85032
La Parilla Suiza
13001 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85032
Marcellino has an area to the west of their bar, that would be perfect. In that geographic area, it would be my #1 choice, by a very long shot.
If you are into wines, just tell Sima that you'd like Chef Marcellino to put together some special wines for the meal. None will likely appear on their wine list, but will be outstanding, none the less. Though I am an avowed wino, I always allow Chef to do the wines. Never has he missed one beat. If you are not THAT into wines, their list is very nice and servicable for the fare from the kitchen.