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The Mission Kierland

  • 7122 E. Greeway Parkway Ste. 140 Scottsdale, AZ 85254
    • Phone: (480) 292-7800
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Inspired by the flavors and dishes of Spain, Mexico, Central- and South America, award-winning local chef Matt Carter (think ZincBistro and Fat Ox) brings his Modern Latin concept The Mission to Kierland Commons. A sister to the original restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale, The Mission Kierland offers a bright, open and vibrant atmosphere with the same great food, exceptional service and attention to detail guests expect from The Mission. Savor meats, seafoods and vegetables prepared over pecan and mesquite hardwoods to instill a rich flavor—either as an entrée or in a wide assortment of salads, tacos or tortas (lunch only). Sip hand-pressed cocktails such as cucumber jalepeño or aquacate (yes, we said avocado) margaritas or select from our extensive collection of tequilas, cervezas or wines. The stunning two-story restaurant features a giant amber cross overlooking the downstairs bar and backlit Himalayan salt stairs that lead you upstairs to a mezzanine with plenty of space for hosting a private event, and a patio overlooking the bustling Kierland Commons walkway. Your visit to Phoenix or Scottsdale isn’t complete without lunch, dinner or weekend brunch at The Mission.

General Information
  • Hours of Operation: Sun.-Wed. 11a.m. - 9p.m.; Thur.-Sat. 11 a.m. - 10p.m.
  • Locally Owned:
  • Miles to Downtown Phoenix: 19
  • Miles to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport: 19
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Restaurant Information
  • Average Entrée Cost: $20-$39
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  • Chef Name: Matt Carter
  • Chef Bio: Like many chefs, Matt Carter’s culinary career began as a dishwasher. He’d moved to California from his native Arizona, and took a barely-bill-paying job washing dishes at The Eggery breakfast restaurant in San Diego. But something clicked. Carter immediately took to the restaurant business and made his way to the line, working as a prep cook. He decided a career in the kitchen fit his late-night lifestyle, so he enrolled at the Scottsdale Culinary Institute, graduating in 1989. After culinary school, Carter cooked at Scottsdale’s La Chaumiere, where he was immediately smitten with the artistry, demands and disciplines of French gastronomy. His experience there inspired a move to Paris, where he was immersed in the culture and cuisine that inspires him to this day. Upon his return to Arizona in 1992, his Parisian experience helped him land a job as Chef de Partie at Christopher’s Fermier Brasserie, the highly acclaimed restaurant of chef/restaurateur Christopher Gross. Chef Carter cooked there for more than six years, ascending to the position of Chef de Cuisine and learning from some of the best chefs in the country. Thanks to a chance meeting with Chef Thomas Keller in 1998, Carter was given the opportunity to cook in another acclaimed kitchen—the illustrious French Laundry in Napa Valley. After working as Chef Poissonnier (fish cook) for Keller, Carter returned to Scottsdale to work as Executive Chef at Michael’s at the Citadel. After two-and-a-half years at Michael’s, Carter left to collaborate with restaurateur Terry Ellisor in creating Zinc Bistro in 2001. Zinc Bistro remains the benchmark for casual yet refined French bistro cooking in Arizona. In 2008, Carter teamed up with Ellisor and entrepreneur Brian Raab to bring a Modern Latin vibe to historic Old Town Scottsdale with the opening of The Mission. Next, the trio opened The House Brasserie inside the second-oldest house in downtown Scottsdale. The Victorian-styled space features a menu that blends classic French techniques with globally inspired dishes. Most recently, Carter and Raab teamed up with fellow Valley native and longtime restaurateur, Mark Drinkwater, to open Scottsdale’s Fat OX. Named after the iconic Italian Bue Grasso cattle, food & wine festival, Fat OX serves up modern takes on the authentic and hearty recipes of rural Italy. Just months later, Carter brought his popular latin menu to North Scottsdale, opening a second, two-story version of The Mission at Kierland Commons with partners Raab and Ellisor which features a vibrant, contemporary atmosphere while serving the same Modern Latin cuisine. In fall 2018, Carter et al sold The House Brasserie.
Facility Info
  • Exhibits Space 1
  • Description A stunning two story restaurant featuring Modern Latin cuisine from renowned local chef Matt Carter and exceptional service awaits your guests at The Mission Kierland. We can accommodate private parties from as few as 16 to a full restaurant buyout for 200. We have private- and semi-private meeting spaces, as well as climate-adjusted patio seating for guests to enjoy the great Arizona weather. We can prepare a tasting menu or choice of menu to fit most budget and dietary preferences. Our on-site event coordinator will make planning and executing your event enjoyable, as well.
  • Exhibits 10
  • Largest Room 1000
  • Total Sq. Ft. 1000
  • Theatre Capacity 75
  • Audio true
  • Max Banquet Capacity 81
  • Outdoor Banquet Capacity 44
  • Motorcoach Friendly true
  • Facility Buyout Allowed true
  • Miles to Phoenix Convention Center 19
  • Outside Entertainment Allowed true
  • In-House Catering true
  • Total Sq. Ft. Meeting Space, Outdoor 700
  • Private Room Reception Capacity 100
  • Private Dining Room Available true
  • Max Reception Capacity 200
  • Outdoor Reception Capacity 80
  • Private Room Banquet Capacity 30
  • Total Sq. Ft. Meeting Space, Indoor+Outdoor 1700
  • Visual true
  • Wi-Fi true
  • Banquet Capacity 80
  • Number of Rooms 1
  • Booths 10
  • Classroom Capacity 45