Sel is an intimate 100-seat fine dining restaurant located among the art galleries and shops of Main Street in Old Town Scottsdale, in the heart of the Arts District at 7044 E. Main Street (between N. Marshall Way and N. Goldwater Blvd). Family owned and operated, Chef Branden Levine serves up a creative 4-course prix fixe dinner featuring a progressive contemporary American cuisine which boasts of sophisticated, bold flavors, (all dishes are also available a la carte). The menu changes every few weeks based on what is the freshest seasonal ingredients available in the market, sourcing it from local producers and purveyors when possible. The top-notch food is complimented by a select list of fine wine, liquor, craft beers and well-crafted artisan cocktails.
ABOUT CHEF BRANDEN: After graduating culinary school at Johnson & Wales in Norfolk, Virginia, he went to Kenya and opened up a catering business and was there for about a year. He also has worked in high-profile places at Aureole and Jacques Van Staden at Neiman Marcus; The Tavern Restaurant, his own eatery in Heathsville, Va.; and a luxury safari resort in Tanzania called Elewana.
Prior to opening Sel, Chef Branden was the Executive Chef at Café Monarch and have helped propel it to be one of the top 100 best restaurants in the United States as ranked by OpenTable and Trip Advisor. In addition, he has also made his mark on national television with two TV show cooking contests: “Chef Wanted” with Anne Burrell in 2013, winning 2nd place and “Beat Bobby Flay” which was aired March 2016. In this show, he was able to beat one other chef to get the opportunity to compete with Bobby Flay. Chef Branden Levine and his team was also featured at the Chef's Classic Final Four, on CBS during the Final Four on April 2017. Most recently, Chef Branden was selected to be part of the prestigious James Beard Foundation’s Taste America that kicked off in Phoenix last September 2017.