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Apr 3, 2011 02:07 PM

Quiet Patio Dining in Scottsdale?

I have family coming into town next week and we will be celebrating a birthday. I'd like to take them somewhere low key. I'm thinking a quiet patio where we can linger all evening (not somewhere where they will rush us out). There will be 6-8 in the group and they're staying in central Scottsdale, so either N. or S. Scottsdale locations will work. Price does not matter. I'm wondering if an offbeat hotel/resort restaurant may be the best way to go considering we want to linger there. I feel like most Old town locations need to turn over tables and we wouldn't be able to spend a few hours there. Any suggestions?

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  1. Lon's at the Hermosa is a lovely place with fab food...don't know about lingering all evening though.

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    1. re: Beach Chick

      I will second Lon's, even if they are in Paradise Valley, and not officially in Scottsdale. The patio, in good weather, is not to be missed.


    2. Not Scottsdale but Quiessence would suit your needs almost perfectly. They offer a beautiful patio and a slow service pace.

      6106 S 32nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85042

      1. Eddie Matney's might be nice, they are in old town and there might be some crowding on the patio, but not like you'd get at the Fashion Square restaraunts. I'd alos consider BLT at the Camelback Inn or Lon's as suggested before. The patio at Roaring Fork is nice as well.

        Roaring Fork
        4800 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

        1. Thanks for the suggestions! I've never heard of Eddie Matney's, I'll have to look into it. Roaring Fork is a great suggestion. My husband and I haven't been there in quite a while, but it is the type of place our family would enjoy.

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          1. re: Sharon1177

            In your searching, keep in mind that Eddie Matney's restaurant mentioned is named "Eddie's House". That said, it's located only a stone's throw from Indian School Rd, and don't know how quiet it actually is as I've only dined inside.

            1. re: azhotdish

              It can be a little rambunctious inside, but outside, there is nothing to hold the sound in, so it's quieter. Comfort food with a mediterranean flair. big patio.

          2. Chelsea's Kitchen has a great patio (and food) - i do not believe anyone is in a hurry that gets a patio spot, good place to sip some drinks and hang out

            also will be a bit closer to central phoenix than old town

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