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Visting Scottsdale...Restaurant/Bar recommendations pls

KHendrixSeattle Oct 28, 2010 01:26 PM

My husband and I are coming to Scottsdale for our 5 yr anniversary. One night we were hoping to go to a high-end restaurant, other two nights mid-priced to high. Also looking for bar recommendations for cocktails after. Any recommendations?

Thanks for your help!


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  1. johnseberg RE: KHendrixSeattle Oct 28, 2010 01:34 PM

    If you are staying in Old Town Scottsdale, refer to this recent thread:

    Otherwise, the choices are more scattered. It's best to let us know where you'll be staying. In many cases, choices in Phoenix or Tempe are closer than choices in Scottsdale, so, a more specific location helps.

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    1. re: johnseberg
      KHendrixSeattle RE: johnseberg Oct 29, 2010 08:07 AM

      Staying at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mt. Thanks johnseberg for the link to the other post!

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        johnseberg RE: KHendrixSeattle Oct 29, 2010 08:39 AM

        That's a nice location. Here is another link that covers the area just North of Old Town Scottsdale:

        The Camelback area of Phoenix is also accessible from that location. A couple of good choices in that area are Chelsea's Kitchen and Noca.

        Elements at Sanctuary has been mentioned here, in the past. I don't know if there is any current advice. I think there has been some turnover in the kitchen.

        Chelsea's Kitchen
        5040 N 40th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018

        3118 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

        1. re: johnseberg
          Dapuma RE: johnseberg Oct 29, 2010 11:36 AM

          If you want a quirky little place that is good and medium priced try out crudo


          there is a better review than mine, but i have one somewhere on here - if you go there make sure you get the chocolate chip loaf dessert thingy if they have it...man is that good

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      kmarg RE: KHendrixSeattle Oct 29, 2010 11:06 PM

      BLT at the Camelback Inn is right across the street and wnderful patio dining, classic cocktails and great beef prep. this is one of the better dining experiences in Phoenix.

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        JK Grence the Cosmic Jester RE: kmarg Nov 1, 2010 10:25 PM

        The old Mountain Shadows is across the street from Camelback Inn. Sanctuary is less than a mile away, down on McDonald east of 56th Street.

        1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester
          kmarg RE: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Nov 3, 2010 08:40 AM

          Mountain Shadows was east of Sanctuary on the same side of the street. But you are correct that Camelback Inn is closer to Tatum on Lincoln, just west of Sanctuary. I think El Chorro is is right across as well, but I don't recommend eating there.

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