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Jan 21, 2011 09:34 AM

Scottsdale Corridor...any restaurants there worth trying?

I am only an annual visitor to Scottsdale and understand that a new development named the Scottsdale Corridor is a nice venue.

In March I'll be visiting with the ____________________ (choose your term, typical/obligatory/snowbirds/jackwipes/funloving/sunburnt) for our yearly golf and spring-training baseball trip.

Is there a good restaurant where 8 fellas might like to dine in Scottsdale Corridor?

Thanks and looking forward to getting out of this snow!

Chilly in St. Louis

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  1. Might you be thinking of Scottsdale Quarter?

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    1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

      According to their website, about half of the restaurants in Scottsdale Quarter are still "Coming soon". I guess it qualifies as a new development.

      I found "Central Corridor" as a term used by Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau I think they define it as the area between Chaparral and Cactus, but, they display restaurants well outside that area on their map.

      At any rate, I haven't been anywhere new in Scottsdale, lately.

    2. Thanks for the correction. My mistake it is the Scottsdale Quarter and thank you for the link. I just knew it was in the Kierland neighborhood and across the street from the old Barcelona nightclub.

      So here are the restaurants listed on the link. Has anyone dined at any of the locations and had a good dinner experience?

      BRIO Tuscan Grille
      Grimaldi's Pizzeria
      Menchie's Frozen Yogurt
      Narcisse Champagne Lounge
      Oakville Grocery
      Parc Central
      Press Coffee
      TK's Urban Tavern
      True Food Kitchen

      True Food Kitchen
      2502 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ

      Grimaldi's Pizzeria
      9788 W Northern Ave Ste 1440, Peoria, AZ 85345

      Oakville Grocery
      15015 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254

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      1. re: iuspock

        oakville grocery is already closed. the quarter is dead. try somewhere else. kierland commons is across the street and has several good options.

        1. re: iuspock

          Maybe it's an age thing, but I have this silly notion that you should be able to carry on a conversation with the people you're dining with. That being said, Parc Central is an auditory monstrosity. If you don't want to spend your time screaming to make yourself heard, then don't go there. Ditto, Brio on weekends. And the food is no great shakes either. I cannot think of meal at one of these corporate feeding troughs that provides anything better than a college dining hall experience.

        2. just got back from scottsdale yesterday, went with a bud for golf and car shows. pomo pizza on scottsdale road is very good, neapolitan pizza. our favorite place was posh on scottsdale road. it was a little tough to find, but the food was great. choose how many courses you would like, and they take care of the rest. josh the owner is a good guy, and all the waiters and waitresses were wonderful. i would definately return.

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          1. re: stevenpol

            Scottsdale Quarter is where you want to be if you are in to hip, and happening. The restaurants all all busy. Primebar had a nice menu...I ve only had appetizers....they offer a great Happy Hour. Brio is above average 'corporate' Italian. True Food is excellent...focus is on organic healthy and smaller portions. I like the fact they focus on more vegetarian and healthful eating. Pac Central has an interesting menu, Tanzy and Salt are connected w/ the ipic theatre....they are both beautiful and appear to be doing a brisk business. The bar at Tanzy looks like a great place to hang and watch a game!

            If you venture to SQ look forward to your review!

            1. re: ciaogal

              I also enjoy True Food Kitchen. Friendly, social atmosphere (last visit I sat at the bar, chatted with my neighbors and the bartender while watching a Suns game), really good reasonably-priced food, delicious drinks. The restaurant was very busy and they have lots of regulars so that says something...

              True Food Kitchen
              2502 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ

              1. re: ciaogal

                Even my non-foodie sister and fiancée did not enjoy Parc Central last night - the pictures of the food truly looked awful (particularly the deconstructed lobster lasagna).

                Tanzy looks like a nice space, but their menu is downright misleading - the first item (the charcuterie platter, $12) lists local organic cheeses - none of which actually exist.

                I'm not particularly inclined to patronize any of these establishments.

            2. has anyone tried Tanzy yet?

              1. I was mostly unimpressed with the restaurants at Scottsdale Quarter. I work very close by and now avoid that area altogether for lunch. I find that they are mostly corporate restaurants that cater to a crowd that is more concerned with being seen than good quality food.

                North at Kierland, although a chain restaurant, is very good.

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                1. re: rhirhic

                  We are going to try the Eddie Vs steakhouse which I understand has relocated from DC ranch (that property must be suffering a bit?) to the Scottsdale Quarter. I suppose there is more foot traffic versus the up north DC ranch location. I'll be sure to report back after the meal. I simply hope they don't jack-up the wine list prices like Mortons does. Paying 2.5 to 3x a bottle's retail should be illegal.