Hot Eats In North Scottsdale

By local contributor
Michelle Myers

Scottsdale is home to an amazing dining scene. Whether you are looking for fine dining, casual cocktails, family fun or anything in between, you never have to travel far. Here are some of the best restaurants in North Scottsdale.

 


The Americano Restaurant

Americano Restaurant

This steakhouse is modern in approach and Italian in spirit. Chef Scott Conant has created an elevated, yet approachable menu that blends a European style of highly personalized, tableside service with contemporary Italian-inspired dining. Compliment your meal with The Americano’s inventive cocktails or thoughtfully curated selection of 200 distinct wines.

 


The Mission Kierland

Dining at The Mission

The Mission Kierland offers a sophisticated yet casual allure that blends old world charm with modern elegance. Chef Matt Carter’s menu comes to life with influences from Spain, Mexico, Central America and South American cuisine. Indulge in homemade tortillas, sauces and salsas along with meats prepared on a Plancha or a grill using pecan and mesquite wood.

 


Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar

Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar

Add a relaxing twist to your dining experience by soaking up the island spirit at Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar. Take in spectacular patio views as you dive into the seasonally-driven menu full of fresh and delectable island flavors and vacation worthy cocktails that are sure to put you in their signature “life is one long weekend” mindset.

 


Dominick's Steakhouse

Dominick's Steakhouse

Every ingredient that goes into Dominick’s Steakhouse award-winning menu is always of the highest quality. The prime-grade steak is offered in several different sizes of cuts, plus numerous toppings to enhance your fine-dining experience. Complement your entrée with inventive side dishes, the raw seafood bar and an expansive selection of wines from around the world.

 


Volanti at Scottsdale Airport

volanti
 

If you want to pair world-inspired cuisine with unparalleled views, visit Volanti at Scottsdale Airport. The experience you’ll get to enjoy here makes it one of the coolest restaurants in Scottsdale. Enjoy locally sourced ingredients and seasonally inspired cocktails for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch while watching planes take off and land. Make your visit to Volanti even more memorable with the one-of-a-kind Helicopter Dining Experience that includes a helicopter flight followed by a three-course meal with wine or champagne.

 


The Thumb

the thumb

Ever heard of a gas station that was featured on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins & Dives and has award winning BBQ, decadent baked items and specialty coffee? The Thumb is dedicated to making many of the mundane daily activities of life extraordinary. Enjoy hand-crafted meals, browse their artisan gift market and let the kids enjoy the massive tropical fish aquarium all while getting gas and a car wash.

 


La Hacienda at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

La Hacienda Marg

World-renowned Chef Richard Sandoval and Executive Chef Forest Hamrick have transformed Mexican food in Scottsdale at La Hacienda at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Explore a menu full of authentic recipes from across Mexico infused with innovation, from unexpected pairings to indigenous ingredients. Pair your meal with a guided tequila tasting by Tequila Goddess, Christine Lord.

 


Spotted Donkey Cantina

Spotted Donkey

The Spotted Donkey Cantina, at el Pedregal offers innovative Mexican cuisine and a festive setting with beautiful sunset views. Indulge in unique menu items, exotic frozen margarita and an impressive tequila list while relaxing on the spacious outdoor patio.

 


deseo at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Deseo restaurant at The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa

Blending traditional Latin American ingredients and contemporary culinary style, deseo is known for imaginative Nuevo Latin cuisine. Pair your unique, flavorful dishes with an extensive list of South American wines or cocktails that combine fresh fruits, herbs and spirits into mouth watering concoctions. 

 


Talavera at Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale

Talavera Picture Perfect Patio

Talavera is a contemporary Spanish steakhouse that focuses on traditional Latin ingredients. Take in the restaurant’s  lively ambiance as you enjoy a flavorful selection of tapas, traditional and modern takes on Spanish classics and more than 500 new and old world wines and crafted cocktails.