Arizona Restaurant Week, which occurs each May and September, is when it's time to release your inner foodie.  

More than 100 restaurants are offering three-course meals for $33, $44 or $55 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.

See the full list of participating restaurants here

 

Buck &Rider

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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.

Price: $44
4225 E. Camelback Road Phoenix

 

Hearth '61

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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. 

Price $44
5445 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale

 

the larder + the delta

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Chef Stephen Jones turns classic Southern favorites into fine dining at his spot in downtown Phoenix. Enjoy an intimate dinner, complete with locally sourced ingredients focused on Arizona's diverse array of producers.

Price $44
200 W. Portland St. Ste 101, Phoenix

 

LON's at The Hermosa Inn

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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.

Price: $44
5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley

 

Pa'La Downtown

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This downtown restaurant, headed by local Italian cuisine expert Claudio Urciuoli, is a foodie's dream come true. Find an array of tapas-style bites from across the Mediterranean, South America and Japan to sate your cravings. 

Price: $55
132 E. Washington St., Phoenix

 

Match Market & Bar

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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. 

Price: $44
1100 N. Central Ave., Phoenix

 

The Stockyards

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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. 

Price: $44
5009 E. Washington Street, Phoenix