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Anything new in Scottsdale?

troutpoint Mar 14, 2010 01:27 PM

We are 4 guys who go to Scottsdale annually for a golf trip. We have several restaurants that we tend to frequent, but are looking to shake it up a little. Price or location aren't really important. Really great "chow" is what we are in search of... Any ideas?

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  1. drewb123 RE: troutpoint Mar 14, 2010 02:48 PM

    There is plenty of info on this board but some that are new and getting quite the buzz are

    Metro- a couple of years now..
    Binkley's- Not new but a definite MUST

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      troutpoint RE: drewb123 Mar 15, 2010 07:33 AM

      Thanks...will check them out.

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        tastyjon RE: drewb123 Mar 19, 2010 11:24 PM

        I've been confused with FnB because another place also just opened in Old Town: RnR

        Are abbreviations the new trend? :)

        In any case, I've not yet visited either, but happened to drive by RnR this week (2nd & Scottsdale, across from the Billet) and the place was an absolute madhouse, especially for a weekday eve. They just opened and were probably filled due to buzz + spring training, but I do have to say it's quite a remarkable addition to the area. Basically a brand new, very modern building, mostly glass&metal, so from the street you can see right in - the people/tables/bars/TVs.

        This is by no means a review... just an observation. A good many places in the metro area seem to be somewhat hidden from the street. This place seems to be overflowing into it.

        7133 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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        crsin RE: troutpoint Mar 15, 2010 01:05 PM

        Depends on how new you're looking for, but a few off the top of my head:

        The Mission
        La Hacienda (just reopened at the Fairmont after a lengthy hiatus/remodel)
        Petite Maison
        Cafe Bink (probably a couple of years old at this point--casual "sister" to Binkley's, with great sandwiches and phenomenal fries; in Carefree, but would be very close if playing some of the courses in North Scottsdale)

        Crudo (haven't been here yet, but have heard good things)
        Renegade Canteen (James Beard winning chef from Roaring Fork prior to its sale; last I checked this is supposed to open today, so obviously no reports/reviews will be found yet)

        1. tattud_gurl RE: troutpoint Mar 19, 2010 11:18 AM

          Have you been to the Salt Cellar? Not new, but really great food........

          Salt Cellar Restaurant
          550 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

          1. troutpoint RE: troutpoint Mar 19, 2010 04:57 PM

            Would love to know if Posh is as good as it looks when you watch the video!

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              bpreston RE: troutpoint Mar 21, 2010 08:49 PM

              I have been to all of the places listed below and will tell you FnB will not disappoint. Hands down the best service I have ever received. It's a small place so you will likely sit at the counter and if you get corner it will be great for conversation. Great atmosphere and some of the best food in town. The chef uses local seasonal ingredients and executes flawlessly this is comfort food done to perfection. You likely won't have a better experience in the valley than what you will have at FnB.

              7133 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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                duck833 RE: troutpoint Mar 21, 2010 09:21 PM

                I was at FnB a couple of weeks ago, ordered the leeks dish and a grilled rib-eye. Great meal and super vib there. Will be going back this weekend.

                7133 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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