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Dinner suggestions near The Four Seasons?

queen jord Apr 8, 2013 02:20 PM

Hi everyone - planning a trip for Memorial Day Weekend and would love some restaurant suggestions!

We are staying at The Four Seasons Scottsdale but don't mind driving to some great dinner spots - we are renting a car and are familiar with the area. One night we'll definitely be going to Cowboy Ciao but would love some recommendations for the other nights!

We're interested in:
- delicious Italian
- tapas
- a good steakhouse
- anywhere with a nice patio

Thanks in advance for all your help!

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  1. ipsedixit RE: queen jord Apr 9, 2013 08:09 AM

    One of the better Italian restaurants right by Troon North is Sassi. Further away is Crudo, which I think is very good, but can be inconsistent at times.

    1. Beach Chick RE: queen jord Apr 9, 2013 08:18 AM

      Love FS in Scottsdale...we almost booked Memorial Day as well..can get really busy but it will be hot and fun.

      Love Lon's at the Hermosa..great patio dining..Duran'ts downtown, Binkleys, Bourbon Steak at the Fairmont for happy hour..

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        kmarg RE: queen jord Apr 9, 2013 10:06 PM

        ITalian - Davanti Enoteca for creative, Northern cuisine, Marcellino for more pasta oriented dishes in Old Scottsdale
        Tapas - nothing comes to mind, avoid Papas tapas Fritas though, maybe Pepin
        Steaks - Bourbon is good as BC says, but I like Mastros better and its close to you
        Best up that way is right across the road at Greasewood Flats, though it is overrun with tourists. try

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          Megdean RE: kmarg Sep 16, 2013 11:15 AM

          Would you recommend Marcellinos for a business dinner? How would you compare it to Avanti's?

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            kmarg RE: Megdean Sep 22, 2013 09:22 PM

            I like both, Avanti is pretty dated decor wise, but the food is pretty good and much more affordable. If you're out for a big impression, Marcellino is great, but can be expensive.

        2. Rubee RE: queen jord Apr 10, 2013 01:42 PM

          I love Durant's too (was there this past Friday for dinner), but one of my favorite steakhouses is right in your hotel - Talavera. I'm a huge fan of Chef Mel Mecinas. It also has patio dining and gorgeous views.


          Veal porterhouse with lobster béarnaise:

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