With COVID-19, this year's Arizona Restaurant Week looks a little different, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy some delicious food from local restaurants. Whether you're craving Japanese, Mexican, Italian, or just a spectacular view, these are the essential places to eat in Greater Phoenix during Arizona Restaurant Week. From June 19 - 28, over 100 restaurants are offering three course meals for dine-in or takeout. Time to release your inner foodie.
See the full list of participating restaurants here.
This spot, located in the Mountain Shadows resort, gets its name from its main cooking tool, which Chef Charles Wiley uses masterfully. Feast on corn soup, shrimp and grits, or the biscuits and cream.
5445 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale
Renowned local Chef Matt Carter brings Latin American food to the height of luxury at The Mission, an almost-overwhelming space themed around a cathedral. Check out the crispy pork and cola lime glaze, Tecate battered mahi mahi tacos, and the churro shot.
7122 E. Greenway Parkway, #140, Scottsdale
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.