With COVID-19 impacting the way we dine, the 2020 Fall Arizona Restaurant Week looks a little different than it has in the past. But you can still expect to enjoy delicious food from restaurants throughout the state as part of this highly anticipated semiannual occasion.
From Sept. 18 to 27, more than 100 restaurants are offering three-course meals for dine-in or takeout. So, whether you're craving Japanese, Mexican, Italian, or just a spectacular view, these are our top picks to try out during Greater Phoenix during Arizona Restaurant Week. Time to release your inner foodie.
See the full list of participating restaurants here.
This modern-casual Arcadia gem showcases the bounty of the region's farms and pastures. Home to a wood-burning rotisserie and grill, as well as a unique smoke yard that greets you upon arrival, this spot is showcasing an assortment of salads and entrees that it's become known for. Well, those, and the prickly pear margarita.
5040 N. 40th St. Phoenix
This spot, located in the Mountain Shadows resort, gets its name from its main cooking tool, which Chef Charles Wiley uses masterfully. Feast on duck confit, burrata, and the apple tart.
5445 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale
Husband and wife duo Jeff and Leah Huss are bringing Oktoberfest to Arizona Restaurant Week, featuring Bavarian pretzels, pork schnitzel, and more — all with some tasty beer pairings.
Price: $44 per couple; $22 solo
100 E. Camelback Road #160, Phoenix
Though this midtown restaurant is only a few years old, it's become a focal point for local dining. The design of the space, mixed in with a chef's farm and desert flora, are just as impressive as the menu. Try the burrata salad, pork shank, or coconut panna cotta.
3243 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix
The Stockyards opened in 1947, and since then it's focused on one of Arizona's "Five C's": cattle. This historic spot has beef galore, all corn fed and aged well. Try the filet mignon, and finish off with the sour cream cheesecake.
5009 E. Washington Street, Phoenix
This eatery is part of the Tomaso family's group of restaurants, with a focus on tasty Italian classics like meatballs and cannolis. Try out some charred octopus, Sicilian sausage and gnocchi, and the cannoli siciliano.
Two words: drinks included. Start off with a margarita, sangria or draft beer paired with guacamole or warm queso. Then choose from the six featured entrees — just save room for the brow sugar and caramel flan. If you're looking for modern Mexican fare in a casual chic setting, Blanco Tacos + Tequila has two locations to choose from.
Oysters, crab cakes and fresh fish, oh my. This seafood-centric restaurant features fresh seafood, raw bar items, hand rolled sushi, USDA Certified LGO Reserve steaks, and farm fresh vegetables — and stunning views of Camelback Mountain from its beautifully landscaped patio completed with a stone fireplace. Available for dine-in only.
4225 E. Camelback Road Phoenix