Whether you are moving to Scottsdale or a local foodie, if you are in Scottsdale, there are many great eats all over town. If you are nearby Scottsdale Road, you are within arms reach of several fabulous spots that have made the Valley a dining hotspot.
Fine dining is one of the top things to do in Scottsdale, AZ. Of course, Old Town Scottsdale is still a hot destination for both tourists and locals, and if you push even further, beyond the crowded dining scene, you will be introduced to some real neighborhood gems with food to die for. Whatever you are looking for, here are the top restaurants in Scottsdale to make your next trip a food adventure.
Hush Public House
14202 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
This unassuming yet dynamic pub located just to the south of Kierland Commons features quite an eclectic menu. Hush Public House takes some liberties with their dishes, but all of them are bursting with flavor. Diners can start with appetizers like grilled slab bacon, a flavorful chicken liver mousse, or even a specialty dish like beef heart carpaccio with whole grain mustard.
Any plate you order at Hush is guaranteed to knock it out of the park. The pasta is some of the freshest in the area, and all of their meats are high quality and have exceptional natural flavors. Fish are prepared simply but cooked to perfection. You are in for a treat whenever you step foot in Hush.
8015 East Roosevelt Street, Scottsdale
Poke reigns supreme at Chula Seafood. This low-key local favorite has an island atmosphere with a menu to match. All of their poke bowls are served with fresh off the boat fish and keen add-in such as smoked pineapple.
One of the best items on the menu is the smoked fish. The platter continually changes with the fresh catches but often includes lox, trout, and swordfish. The dish also consists of an array of delicious homemade sauces and pickles. Chula offers one of the most vibrant and colorful menus in town, that is certain to please.
Virtu Honest Craft
3701 North Marshall Way, Scottsdale
Virtu’s Chef Gio Osso first opened the doors in 2013 and has been creating a culinary buzz ever since. It has been featured in Esquire’s Best New Restaurants list and has even managed to get a James Beard Award nomination.
The rustic and straightforward Mediterranean style utilizes ingredients such as Spanish octopus, locally sourced produce, and high-quality ingredients. Local favorites include duck confit eggs Benedict, smooth crepes, and cast iron frittatas.
6939 East First Avenue, Scottsdale
This European-villa inspired cafe will make you feel like you are in a French chateau. Their elegant menu features farm to table ingredients, and the wait staff pays special attention to couples. The romantic atmosphere and quality menu are only a few of the reasons this cafe was voted the third best fine dining restaurant in the U.S. Both the cuisine and the atmosphere of Cafe Monarch will sweep you off your feet.