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Scottsdale Corridor...any restaurants there worth trying?

iuspock Jan 21, 2011 09:34 AM

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. JK Grence the Cosmic Jester RE: iuspock Jan 21, 2011 09:45 AM

    Might you be thinking of Scottsdale Quarter?

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      johnseberg RE: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester Jan 21, 2011 10:24 AM

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

      I found "Central Corridor" as a term used by Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau http://www.scottsdalecvb.com 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.

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      iuspock RE: iuspock Jan 22, 2011 05:24 AM

      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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        jock RE: iuspock Jan 22, 2011 07:51 AM

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

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          Yummye RE: iuspock Jan 27, 2011 01:54 PM

          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.

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          stevenpol RE: iuspock Jan 24, 2011 09:47 AM

          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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            ciaogal RE: stevenpol Jan 26, 2011 03:04 AM

            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!

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              coastalgypsy RE: ciaogal Jan 26, 2011 05:52 AM

              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

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                azhotdish RE: ciaogal Jan 27, 2011 07:16 AM

                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. Dapuma RE: iuspock Feb 12, 2011 09:28 AM

              has anyone tried Tanzy yet?

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                rhirhic RE: iuspock Feb 14, 2011 12:47 PM

                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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                  iuspock RE: rhirhic Feb 18, 2011 10:56 AM

                  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.

                2. ccl1111 RE: iuspock Mar 2, 2011 07:18 AM

                  In my opinion, you'd be better served by driving a bit south. Old Town has a bunch of excellent spots now. Nothing up north really moves me.

                  Posh Restaurant
                  Petite Maison
                  The Mission

                  These are all great and great value.

                  Other spots in old town that people love that I haven't been to in a while, ever or only a time or two:

                  Cowboy Ciao
                  Citizen Public House
                  Cafe Monarch

                  In addition, I think Noca would be worth the drive. I

                  Cowboy Ciao
                  7133 East Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

                  3118 E. Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016

                  The Mission
                  3815 North Brown Avenue, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

                  Cafe Monarch
                  6934 E 1st Ave Ste 102, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

                  7167 East Rancho Vista Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

                  Petite Maison
                  7216 E Shoeman Ln, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

                  7133 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

                  7114 E Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

                  7045 E 3rd Ave, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

                  Citizen Public House
                  7111 E. 5th Avenue, Suite E, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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