Thanksgiving (plus a few more dinners) in Scottsdale
We are NYC hounds spending Thanksgiving weekend in Scottsdale, staying at Four Seasons and playing lots of golf. Have been to the area before, but it's been a while, so we're out of the loop, restaurant-wise. Will have a car and we're willing to drive around 30 minute max to get to dinner. Can you point us to any restaurants besides the usual hotel resorts (we can always eat at Four Seasons) for a semi-traditional Thanksgiving dinner --- like with a bit of a southwestern twist? Like most of the New Yorkers on this board, we also are in search of things that are more local --- southwestern and mexican/latin food. Based on what I've read here, looking at Kai and maybe Vincent's on Camelback, for something a bit more casual, Cowboy Ciao, The Mission, Los Sombreros. Thoughts, please!
I can tell you from experience that almost all free-standing restaurants in Phoenix/Scottsdale are closed for Thanksgiving. I've tried to find something the last two years and have been unsuccessful outside of hotel restaurants. I'm sure Kai will be open and probably Lon's at the Hermosa Inn but doubt any of the others on your list will be. Both Lon's and Kai would be good choices.
Good to know others escape NYC for Scottsdale on Thanksgiving. My husband and I are also traveling there for some peach and quiet, -Golf/Spa down time is a must.
We are staying at the Fairmont this time and planning to have dinner at their Bourbon- Steak house! No traditional turkey for us and came highly recommended.
Quiessence will be serving a fairly tradtional Thanksgiving dinner this year (sorry, no Southwest twist) at noon, 2:30, and 5:30. Cost before tax and gratuity is $59 per adult and $29 per child under 12. No mention of wine, so I assume that is extra.
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6106 S 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85042