Arizona ranches produce some of the best beef in the country, so it’s no surprise that Scottsdale is home to a number of award-winning and highly praised steakhouses. From North Scottsdale to Old Town and the places in between, these are the steakhouses worth savoring.
This North Scottsdale Michael Mina steakhouse on the lush grounds of the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess resort specializes in quality chops and fine dining fare. Bourbon Steak provides a robust selection of angus beef as well as American Wagyu and specialty cuts like the 20-ounce Kansas City strip. In true Michael Mina fashion, each steak is tempered in butter and finished over a wood flame.
The art of Brazilian churrasco is a centuries-old grilling tradition from the gauchos of Southern Brazil. It’s applied here at Fogo de Chão in Scottsdale where guests can dine on decadent cuts of select meats like beef ribs, sirloins, ribeye, filet mignon, and Fogo’s signature picanha steak delivered direct to the table by a friendly staff of gauchos.
Located at The Phoenician resort, J&G Steakhouse offers an impressive selection of steakhouse fare with panoramic views of the Valley to match. The award-winning steakhouse is marked by its floor-to-ceiling windows which provide an unparalleled picture of the surrounding desert landscape. J&G also offers year-round al fresco dining on its fifth-floor patio which features firepits and comfortable seating options.
Chicago’s award-winning Maple & Ash chose the Scottsdale Waterfront for its first location outside of the Windy City limits. The contemporary steakhouse is notable for its wood-fire cooking methods and churns out staples such as Wagyu filet mignon and dry-aged chops. Accompaniments like penta creme blue cheese, chimichurri and the trademark beefed up butter are there for the choosing. Bring your appetite – Maple & Ash also offers an unmissable hearth-roasted seafood tower piled high with prawns, oysters, clams, scallops, and Alaskan King Crab.
Lincoln, nestled in the heart of Paradise Valley at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn, serves up steakhouse classics like prime and Wagyu butcher’s steaks, sustainably sourced market fish, and a variety of gourmet vegetarian dishes including cauliflower steak and butternut squash filet, in a contemporary indoor-outdoor setting. Each butcher’s steak is seared over a Josper charcoal oven, resulting in cut that’s prepared to perfection.
This high-end steakhouse delivers a parade of chops and steaks ranging from the petite filet to a 40-ounce Wagyu tomahawk chop, plus drool-worthy sides like lobster mashed potatoes, all served in a swanky setting decorated with classic white tablecloths and floating art-glass chandeliers. The prime cuts may be the stars of the show, but it's Mastro’s signature warm butter cake that earns a standing ovation at the meal’s final curtain.