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  • Review Count
    10
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  • First Review
    May 18, 2014
  • Last Review
    June 8, 2014
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  • Average Rating
    4.4
 
 
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A fresh spin on the traditional; featuring a large selection of freshly made margs, cocktails, gourmet street tacos, burgers, fresh guacamole, salsa, skewers and sharing-plates. High-quality, locally sourced food and beverages. A 1,200 square foot patio where guests can enjoy daily happy hour from 11am - 6:30pm. Unusual margaritas include rhubarb, hibiscus, prickly pear, cucumber and other modern approaches to the classic margarita.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2010
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 5/30/2014
 2010
Special Features: great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Offering an all new dining experience the newly reinvented Lariat Restaurant boasts an impressive new menu featuring traditional, innovative cuisine.<br><br>Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Lariat Restaurant and Lounge offers a warm, comfortable ambiance with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Whether you are in the mood for thick, juicy steaks or succulent seafood dishes, The Lariat is sure to please even the most discriminating palate. We offer the perfect ambiance for any gathering with meals that are served with impeccable attention to quality and detail. Stand out dishes include Miso Glazed Sea Bass, Butter-Poached Lobster Bisque, Wood Fired Brick Oven Atlantic Salmon and Creole-inspired Sonoran BBQ Prawns.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/05/2014
 2010
Dined on 6/05/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/05/2014
 2010
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Ask a local where to find unique food & wines in a fun, unpretentious setting and there's a good chance Cowboy Ciao will be near the top of the list. And why not? Bold flavors, a massive wine list, whimsical decor and friendly, personalized service are a few of the reasons to love this small, independent hot spot. Try the legendary Stetson Chopped Salad or Exotic Mushroom Pan Fry with a Bay To Breakers, your favorite syrah, or a bargain bottle of malbec from South America. Save room for pastry chef Country Velador's memorable desserts! Lunch & dinner daily, Sunday Brunch dishes. A Valley favorite since 1997, this Modern American eatery has two siblings literally next door -- FnB (seasonal, local, often organic & sustainable, all-Arizona wine list); Kazimierz World Wine Bar (wines galore, global grazing, live entertainment every night of the week).
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Old town gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2010
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Had a very pleasant dining experience. They had some very interesting cocktails which definitely piqued our interest. We were not disappointed. The food was very well prepared and delicious. The scallops were tender, melt in your mouth delicious. The steak was done perfectly. Service was top notch and sitting at a table for two by the large window overlooking the hustle and bustle of the area was very entertaining. Would recommend and would definitely go back."
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Palo Verde introduces Chef Nicholas Hertel. Classically trained, Chef Hertel offers a contemporary southwestern inspired menu featuring such items as Crispy Blue Point Oysters with johnny cakes, cactus green chili tartar, charred corn and sweet red pepper jam; or Autumn Squash & Smoked Chili Fritters, glazed with The Boulders own harvested Arizona honey, old west cherry peppers and green onion; and Smoke & Spiced Bison Bistro Steak with sweet corn pudding, red chili emulsion and bourbon jus. Dine in a relaxed and comfortable setting overlooking the fairway of the south course or al fresco under the stars.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Gorgeous Location
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/22/2014
 2010
Dined on 5/22/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"First timers and what an experience. Very bold, flavorful southwestern cuisine. Not spicy but definitely bursting with flavor. Tried the restaurant week menu items and was not disappointed. Tasteful decor, comfortable seating and top notch service. We had Brian who was very knowledgeable, personable and attentive without being intrusive in the least. Our glasses were always topped off and empty plates cleared very expeditiously without making us feel rushed by the other very pleasant, efficient staff. We are definitely looking forward to going back and sitting on the beautiful patio overlooking the scenic expanse of lush greens and water. Unfortunately, due to a private party that area was not available."
Dined on 5/22/2014
 2010
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Offering an all new dining experience the newly reinvented Lariat Restaurant boasts an impressive new menu featuring traditional, innovative cuisine.<br><br>Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Lariat Restaurant and Lounge offers a warm, comfortable ambiance with spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Whether you are in the mood for thick, juicy steaks or succulent seafood dishes, The Lariat is sure to please even the most discriminating palate. We offer the perfect ambiance for any gathering with meals that are served with impeccable attention to quality and detail. Stand out dishes include Miso Glazed Sea Bass, Butter-Poached Lobster Bisque, Wood Fired Brick Oven Atlantic Salmon and Creole-inspired Sonoran BBQ Prawns.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Hidden Gem
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/19/2014
 2010
Dined on 5/19/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Had not heard of this restaurant until I saw it on the restaurant week list. Decided to give it a try. What a great find. Delicious food with pretty large portions. Wonderful views off the patio. The dining room is well appointed and has a lot of charm. The service was impeccable and all wait staff (Branko, Chelsea & another server whose name we unfortunately did not catch) we encountered were pleasant, engaging and personable. Would definitely recommend and would definitely go back. It also sounds like they have some awesome Thursday and Saturday specials too."
Dined on 5/19/2014
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
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Our modern approach to fine dining offers the guest a list of daily ingredients, the diner crosses off any ingredients they do not like, and the kitchen prepares a seasonal menu, avoiding dislikes. This seasonal approach to dining creates an interactive experience for those guests who choose to sit at the counter. The Chef's counter surrounds the open kitchen. If you would like to book a counter reservation please make note of that when making your reservation. We can accommodate groups of 4 by using the corners of the counter<br /><br />If you do not see the time you wish to book available, please call the restaurant.<br /><br />**PLEASE NOTE** We will happily make considerations for your dietary restrictions with proper notice, so please note this when you make your reservation.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Unique Menu
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/18/2014
 2010
Dined on 1/18/2014
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Have always had an excellent experience with the food and service here. It is definitely a dining experience. If you are in a rush, definitely not the place for you. But if you want to enjoy a dinner that is unusually unique, a definite must try."
Dined on 1/18/2014
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Ruth's Chris Steak House in Scottsdale, AZ serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining and offsite catering may be arranged.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Another great steak place
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/15/2013
 2010
Dined on 6/15/2013
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"As steak places go, it really is a very nice venue with good steaks. The Patio is very nice on cool evenings with well appointed seating and a massive fireplace. Definitely on the pricier side but well worth it."
Dined on 6/15/2013
 2010
Special Features: notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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Blending classic techniques with adventurous Pacific Rim flavors, culinary pioneer Roy Yamaguchi created an entirely new approach to fine dining. The first Roy's opened in Honolulu in 1988 and we've spread our warm hospitality and passion for innovative and creative cuisine around the world ever since. Indulge in one of our spectacular cocktails or choose a glass from our award-winning wine list while you discover the fresh ingredients and outstanding seafood, expertly prepared by our local chefs that made us famous. <br /><br />We invite you to join us at Roy's Desert Ridge located inside the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. We feature lanai seating surrounded by tiki torches overlooking the gardens and water features of the JW Marriott, and a spacious dining room.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Great outdoor patio
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/07/2013
 2010
Dined on 7/07/2013
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This place has a really nice outdoor patio set up with bamboo and tiki torches for a touch of the islands. The food I found was ok but not great. Lobsters came out undercooked and had to be sent back. Not a good start to our dining experience."
Dined on 7/07/2013
 2010
Special Features: scenic view, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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Mastro's collection of sophisticated, classic Steakhouses and Ocean Club seafood locations are recognized for their combination of world-class service, highly acclaimed cuisine, and live entertainment in an elegant yet energetic atmosphere. A truly unparalleled dining experience.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Pricey but excellent
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/24/2013
 2010
Dined on 5/24/2013
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Definitely not your everyday neighborhood dining. But for special occasions or a nice treat, this place is great. The food is always excellent, service is impeccable and the venue is well appointed."
Dined on 5/24/2013
 2010
Special Features: hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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Seasonal & Delicious.<br /><br />With Paul Martin's American Grill, Brian Bennett and restaurateur Paul Fleming have realized a long-nurtured dream to create the restaurant "we've always wished was in our neighborhood." <br /><br />At the heart of all great food is fresh, local, peak of the season ingredients. Paul Martin's aims to serve diners the best ingredients with meat raised in a humane and wholesome way, locally sourced produce, the best of both wild and farmed fish, artisan cheeses and cured meats from small local purveyors. The deep California-centric wine list twists and turns, by glass or bottle, through the Golden State's vineyards, with an occasional stop for an Oregon Pinot Gris or a Washington dry Riesling. Behind Paul Martin's elegantly rustic bar is an interesting array of craft beer and spirited cocktails with fresh garnishes. Good times and thoughtful food are a way of life at Paul Martin's American Grill.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2010
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2010
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
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