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BStone1 Mar 13, 2011 06:53 PM

Hi,
I'll be in arriving in Scottsdale at the end of the week for a week of R&R. I've scouted out the following places via website menus and would appreciate any feedback offered. Thanks:

Bamboo Club
Malee's Thai Bistro
Jalepeno Inferno
Posh
Wildfish
Los Sombreros Cafe
Gallo Blanco
Citizen Public House
Beckets Table
Eddie's House
Carlsbad Tavern
Persian Room
Culinary Dropout

Also interested in any unsolicited suggestions , all cuisines and I'll have a car!!!!

Thanks

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Carlsbad Tavern
3313 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Malee's
21001 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050

Persian Room
17040 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

Gallo Blanco Cafe
401 W Clarendon Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85013

Eddie's House
7042 E Indian School Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Culinary Dropout
7135 E Camelback Rd #125, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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

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    AnonymousWaitress Mar 14, 2011 11:13 AM

    Bamboo Club - chain like chinese, you could find much better in town. Chinese is also not a strong suit of Phoenix so depending on where you're from you might want to go for something we're more known for.
    Malee's Thai - solid thai food.
    Posh* - one of my absolute favorites, amazing food and they strive to give everyone a different dish so it's a fun place to share dishes - not cheap but worth the $. Been mentioned on board many times so do a search for more reviews.
    Wildfish - great happy hour otherwise it's a good seafood place but nothing you couldn't get anywhere else.
    Los Sombreros* - little more casual, but not a dive by any means. You'll get some great Mexican/Southwestern food there. I have been many times and really enjoy, sit on the patio to enjoy the AZ weather. Also search on board for this one for other reviews.
    Citizen Public House - link to discussion http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/766045
    Beckett's Table - solid comfort food, depending on where you're staying might be convenient but I wasn't overly wowed when I went (this is a favorite of some friends though), however they had a great booth at a weekend food festival here and were offering to email $10 gift cards so I will be trying again.
    Eddie's House - my one meal there was nothing special.
    Carlsbad Tavern* - great for late night food, they have a lot of green chili dishes, good casual choice.
    Culinary Dropout - Very trendy spot on the Scottsdale Waterfront, I get cocktails and apps there with friends occasionally but it's one of those places where the food is about $3 too expensive and not really a foodie spot. If you're going to be going out and seeing the nightlife it's a decent place to start out the evening though, from there you can walk to many places.

    some good recs in this thread as well: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/768716
    Try searching for "spring training" as well to get some relevant threads too

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    Carlsbad Tavern
    3313 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    Malee's
    21001 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050

    Eddie's House
    7042 E Indian School Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    Culinary Dropout
    7135 E Camelback Rd #125, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

    Beckett's Table
    3717 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ

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

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      lascheck Mar 15, 2011 09:09 PM

      Haven't been to all of the restaurants mentioned but will give you feedback on the ones I have been to!

      Bamboo Club - Not bad for chain Chinese Food. Everything is always very consistently tasty but keep in mind it is a chain...if that doesn't deter you, I'd eat there anyday over PF Changs.

      Malee's Thai Bistro - Very delicious Thai food! Coco chili fish, drunken dragon noodles, pad thai, and tom yum soup are some great staples. Good dining experience in a good location. Another great Thai find is Thai Rama with multiple locations. This one may be a little bit more authentic.

      Wildfish - like a McCormick and Schmicks, definitely not a bad dining experience, but you will not find any foodies dining here mainly because it lacks uniqueness

      Persian Room- Very delicious persian food! I frequent this restaurant, their food is very flavorful.

      Culinary Dropout - Menu looks more exciting than the actual food is. I've tried to go back a number of times because I like to keep an open mind and have had the same disappointing experiences with their food. Not cheap either.

      Italian- Marcellino / Veneto Trattoria
      French- Petite Maison
      Pizza- Pizzeria Bianco / Grimaldi's
      Thai- Malee's / Thai Rama
      Sushi/Japanese- Hiro Sushi, Sakana, Pearl, Sushi Brokers
      New Mexican- Richardson's
      Lunch food- la grande orange
      Modern Contemporary American- House of Tricks

      let me know if you have any other questions!

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      House of Tricks
      114 E 7th St, Tempe, AZ 85281

      Thai Rama Restaurant
      1221 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013

      Pizzeria Bianco
      623 E Adams St, Phoenix, AZ 85004

      Malee's
      21001 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85050

      Hiro Sushi
      9393 N 90th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85258

      Veneto Trattoria
      6137 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

      Persian Room
      17040 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

      Sushi Brokers
      17025 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85255

      Petite Maison
      7216 E Shoeman Ln, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

      Culinary Dropout
      7135 E Camelback Rd #125, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

      Marcellino
      7114 E Stetson Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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      1. re: lascheck
        Dapuma Mar 16, 2011 06:49 AM

        malee's is very solid

        posh i had an fun experience but wasn't wowed overall (although the foie is amazing) - many of the others on the board would disagree though and rank it higher than me, certainly fun if you have never done it before and have a few people with you - would count on it for a fun evening, very generous pour on the wine pairings :)

        to avoid for food reasons alone: bamboo culinary, culinary drop out

        nothing else on the list i would go out of my way for

        what AA said good happy hour at wildfish nothing else you cant get somewhere else

        I would add cowboy ciao and fnb in the area most of your restaurants seem to be located at

        dick's hideaway / rokerji is worth the drive

        la grande organge for a good lunch breakfast place, would also throw on daily dose, who has a great happy hour 4-8 every day and is good for breakfast or lunch

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