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Restaurant recommendation near Celebrity Theater

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I will be in Phoenix for one night only and am looking for a great meal in the vicinity of the Celebrity Theater, on 32nd near Van Buren St. I'm open to just about any type of food, doesn't matter if it's high end or hole-in-the-wall -- just want a really good meal with really good service. I'd love to hear some recommendations (we'll have a car, in case it's relevant). Thx in advance!

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  1. There's nothing in that immediate area.

    Since you have a car I would suggest someplace in downtown Phoenix like Nobu at Teeter House, or go south to Quiescence or north and try Noca.

    1. The Celebrity is in a pretty bad area of town (restaurant-wise, and just in general). Barrio Cafe might be a good option...it's not too far away.

      1. Oops, I just realized I made an error. We'll be staying near the airport, and heading TO the Celebrity Theater, if it makes a difference as far as what restaurants will be convenient.

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        1. re: kbaum1001

          It might, but it sort of depends on what side of the Airport you'll be near. Like others have said, the immediate area around the theater has little to offer. The only restaurant I can think of in walking distance is a pretty good fish-and-chips place, but it's counter service. That doesn't seem to be what you're looking for. Besides the recommendations above, I'd suggest the Stockyards, a classic Phoenix steakhouse. It's near some of the hotels on the east side of the airport.

        2. Thanks so much for the recommendations -- I'll check them out!

          1. closest two worth a try are Stockyards at 48th and Washington, or Avanti at 32nd Thomas. Both are OK. If you are staying at one of the hotels on 44th street, there are several nice places along Indian School without driving into Scottsdale. Beckett's Table, La Fontanella, Cave and Ive's, and a few more casual places like Arcadia Tavern, Tee Pee, or Kitchen 56 might all serve as well. While there is nothing right next to the theatre, there is plenty within a two - three mile drive.