Arizona Restaurant Week is back for spring 2021, which means it's time to release your inner foodie.
From May 21 to 30, more than 100 restaurants are offering three-course meals for $33 or $44 per person (not including wine pairings). Understandably, it's tough to choose where to start. So, we've rounded up our top picks to try out in Greater Phoenix during Arizona Restaurant Week.
To accommodate the comfort level and safety of all diners, you'll find both dine-in as well as to-go menus to select from. Regardless of which you choose, expect to enjoy delicious food from restaurants throughout the state as part of this highly anticipated semiannual occasion.
See the full list of participating restaurants here.
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
Open since fall 2020, this restaurant draws on the abundance, sophistication and diversity of Mexican cuisine. Ingredients from local farms, as well as specific region of Mexico, yield such delights as sweet potato enchiladas, tacos with avocado tempura, squash flautas and green chili cauliflower quesadillas and nachos.
1051 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix
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
With a focus on healthy and sustainable food in a community-style atmosphere, this spot is known for its seasonal wellness menu, which features gluten-free, organic and hormone-free ingredients. For Restaurant Week, choose from cider-brined chicken breast, grilled flat iron steak, herb crusted salmon or veggie lasagna.
4302 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
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
LON’s is known for pairing a memorable culinary experience with signature Phoenix ambiance. The region’s freshest ingredients, age-old cooking traditions and cutting-edge trends yield such selections as Scottish salmon, Duroc pork chop and roasted Jidori chicken.
5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley
Located at the FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel, and overlooking historic Portland Park, this upscale café, market and bar brings an international twist to downtown. Choose from smoked salmon salad, ceviche, Mediterranean or Caribbean jerk chicken, Buddha pasta and more.
1100 N. Central Ave., 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.