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Sep 1, 2011 06:11 PM

Arizona restaurant week

the website for Arizona Restaurant Week is including menus now....what looks really great to you? Any top choices yet?

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  1. I would consider BLT Steak, A Different Point of View and anything at the Biltmore but I would like to see the menu options before I reserve. I clicked on the link through opentable but only see the regular meny for the restaurant. Please give me the menus link. Thanks in advance.

    BLT Steak
    5402 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

      1. re: scaheld

        Thanks for the link. I also like Vincents on Camelback and the Stockyards.

        1. re: chewbacca

          We had two business diners at Vincent's, not even contemplating Restaurant Week, and can say that they were filled. Do not know if that's a good sign, or not, but the crowds were certainly there.


      2. We really enjoyed Different Pointe of View earlier this year for AZ spring RW.

        I'm leaning towards trying someplace new and like the menu at Latilla at the Boulders resort, or The House at Secret Garden. I'm also a big fan of Chef Mecinas' Mexican cooking at the Four Seasons and the menu at Crescent Moon also sounds great. My husband, on the other hand, has to have a filet choice. Most of the options at the standard steakhouses sound boring to me, so for him I'm thinking BLT Steak or Talavera.

        10600 E. Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

        BLT Steak
        5402 East Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

        Different Pointe of View
        11111 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85020

        Crescent Moon
        10600 E. Crescent Moon Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85262

        34631 N. Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree, AZ 85377

        The House at Secret Garden
        2501 E Baseline Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85042

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        1. re: Rubee

          A busy week so far, so we can actually only make one. I had to scratch the spot I had decided on for earlier this week for my choice - Latilla.

          E decided for his pick he wants to try a steakhouse neither of us have been to, so we have reservations for Mastro's City Hall. I'll probably order off-RW menu since I tend towards seafood, but don't want to bust the budget. Any suggestions or recommendations? I'm thinking perhaps starting with Oysters Rockefeller and the side dish of lobster mashed potatoes or maybe crab gnocchi for my main. It's our first visit to any of the Mastro's, I would really love any thoughts/suggestions!

          Mastro's City Hall Steakhouse
          6991 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

          34631 N. Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree, AZ 85377

          1. re: Rubee

            if you have never had them, i would say the lobster mashed potatos are a must

            1. re: Dapuma

              Thanks, that's all that I needed to sway me. Lobster mashed potatoes it is!

            2. re: Rubee

              Reporting back on Mastro's.

              First, we were seated at one of the two tables that are next to the bathroom (restaurant not full) so we had to stand there awkwardly while the hostess took a few minutes to walk back up front to talk to somebody to see if she could seat us at another table (which they did). Not the best start. After that though, we had great service. It was definitely a RW week value as the filet alone is normally $36, and the sides of garlic mashed potatoes and creamed spinach for E were enough for two. The filet was excellent and the cheesecake classically creamy, but the Caesar was rather mundane. I also was a bit disappointed in my choices prep-wise. The Oysters Rockefeller had pieces of shell in 4 out of the 6, and although it tasted good, the lobster in the lobster mash was a little overcooked (BTW, it's meat from a full 1-1/4 lb lobster with Old Bay and parsley butter over garlic mash - $34). Overall, glad we finally got to Mastro's, but agreed there are other steakhouses we like better.

          2. Vincent's, Binkley's, and Citizen Public House are looking interesting! Making reservations.....

            6920 E. Cave Creek Rd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331

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

            1. Seftel has an AzCentral article listing his 10 favorites for Restaurant Week FWIW ...