Scottsdale has a wonderful variety of romantic restaurants for celebrating love, each providing the essential elements for an unforgettable evening – exquisite food, outstanding wines, superb service, and the renowned candlelight setting – all in one spot. Scottsdale has a huge advantage when it comes to romantic settings, owing to the magnificent Sonoran Desert that surrounds the city and some of the top hotels in Scottsdale for couples. Few places in the country can rival with Arizona’s breathtaking panoramic mountain panoramas and vividly coloured sunsets.
Here are some of the most popular restaurants in Scottsdale to celebrate a special occasion with your lovely one. Certain spots may need prior bookings.
Welcome to a world of gastronomic refinement and elegance not found anywhere else in Arizona. This family-owned and run jewel in the centre of historic Old Town Scottsdale was awarded one of the country’s top three fine dining places by Trip Advisor.
The restaurant’s excellent service, stylish ambience, and five-star food have earned it a prestigious reputation across the neighbourhood. Cafe Monarch’s menu is always changing, offering you with an ever-changing array of imaginative gourmet delicacies produced with only the best in premium fresh, local, seasonal, and sustainable materials from local and regional sources. The four-course prix fixe menus, which are offered on weekends, have been meticulously designed to delight even the most discriminating palates.
In addition, each server at Cafe Monarch has taken training from the prestigious Court of Master Sommeliers programme in London. As a result, they are well-qualified to help you in picking the ideal vintage from among the vast array of fantastic and unique wines from across the globe.
Steak 44 is an upscale American steakhouse located in the Phoenix metro region at 5101 N. 44th Street. Steak 44 has a timeless and luxury yet approachable home atmosphere, thanks to the handcrafted rich woods, low ceilings, and contemporary decorations, producing a pleasant and warm ambience. Prime steaks come in small, medium, and large cuts, as well as veal, lamb, chicken, and a wide variety of fresh seafood.
Steak 44 sells great steaks in small, medium, and large slices and is available for dinner every day. In addition to the best happy hour in town, Steak 44 offers amazing culinary options from a beautiful Early Bar Menu, making it one of the best spots in the region for gourmet light meal dining.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood provides a one-of-a-kind dining experience with Seafood, Steaks, and Rhythm. Among other things, the menu concentrates on top-of-the-line prime seafood marvels, USDA Prime steak and chops, and a selection of fresh oyster bar alternatives.
The restaurant is in a relaxed, sophisticated setting with a palette of sensual earth tones that is sometimes interrupted by vividly coloured artwork and a range of wood finishes.
Franco Fazzuoli, a native Florentine and long-time Valley restaurateur, launched Franco’s Italian Caffe in 2011 to provide fresh, premium Italian food to Scottsdale. The restaurant, located in downtown Scottsdale, serves Tuscan Italian food such as Filet Mignon All’Arrabiata, Bistecca Fiorentina, and Spaghetti Salad Cruda. There are also specialty salads, such as a delicious Beet Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese and Croutons. However, before going on to the secondi meals, sample one of the restaurant’s specialty bruschettas, which include a legendary tuna bruschetta.
Two other small plate appetisers to consider are prosciutto and buffalo mozzarella. In addition, the restaurant offers a large wine list to pick from. When it comes to pasta dinners, gluten-free options abound.
Chef Marcellino reinvents classic Italian meals with a fresh and contemporary flavour at Marcellino’s Ristorante in Scottsdale. The Gnocchi Sorrentina, a hand-rolled potato noodle in a tomato sauce topped with fresh mozzarella, and the Gnocchi Carbonara are two standouts on the hand-crafted pasta menu. Skip the antipasti in favour of the Caprese, which is made with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, roasted peppers, and basil from the restaurant’s garden.
Try the Insalata di Pera, a salad of pear slices on fresh watercress with shredded pecorino and a handmade lemon dressing that is a must-order. This hidden treasure in the heart of Old Town is excellent for a romantic evening or a special event.
Elements offers a clean, simple atmosphere for its amazing mountain panoramas, which serve as the restaurant’s major focus point, by using Asian-inspired place settings and black and white accessories. While the dinner cuisine is heavily influenced by the East, the breakfast menu is entirely conventional.
Try Irish oats or a smoothie for something lighter, or something more substantial like an omelette ranchero, eggs with turkey sausage, or pineapple rum pancakes with almond butter and toasted coconut (shown above). Are you looking for something decadent? This fillet of steak interpretation of eggs benedict with foie gras and truffled hollandaise sauce is a must-try!
Brunch menu items include salads, burgers, and spaghetti. For an unforgettable dining experience, reservations at the chef’s table, including the private chef’s table XII, are necessary. You’ll have a front-row seat to the whole activity in the kitchen.
On the grounds of the Four Seasons Resort, you may find an exclusive Spanish steakhouse. Talavera is a restaurant that provides classic Latin-inspired dishes. Despite the fact that the restaurant is currently closed, it is unquestionably a location to keep an eye on. You will be treated to beautiful views of the valley while you feast on sizzling prime cuts of meat, fresh seafood, or vegetarian tapas.
In addition to your great supper, you may drink some Sherry or brew your own Gin Tonic to go with it.
Dominick’s Steakhouse, situated in Scottsdale Quarter, is a high-end chophouse that serves conventional steaks and fresh seafood in an upscale atmosphere. The restaurant’s two-story, 10,500 square foot dining hall, which boasts leather embossed walls covered with fine artwork and spectacular hand-crafted chandeliers, is supplemented by a modest eating room on the rooftop near the swimming pool.
The menu includes fresh seafood, such as a hand-picked assortment of freshly shucked oysters and Alaskan king crab, as well as handcrafted sweets such as Brioche and Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding and Crispy Banana Split. Signature steak toppers from the Chef, such as a crab cake Oscar or sautéed blue cheese, are also offered.
The full-service bar offers a diverse selection of libations, including wines from across the world, craft beers and brews on tap and by the bottle, top-shelf spirits, and innovative cocktails. Dominick’s Steakhouse is only available for dinner seven nights a week and only for supper seven nights a week.
The FnB restaurant, nestled in the charming and historic Craftsman Court in downtown Scottsdale, promotes fresh and local ingredients with a creative menu of farm-to-table dishes created by James Beard Award-winning chef Charleen Badman. Chef Charleen is inspired by global tastes and flavours to create profoundly flavorful, culturally accented seasonal meals that feature dishes like Swiss chard falafel, roasted locally farmed chicken, and braised leeks topped with mozzarella.
The meal is accompanied with a well-known wine list that focuses on Arizona vintages and includes both well-known and obscure Arizona vintages. In addition, the neighbouring bar serves a variety of speciality beers, spirits, and classic cocktails and has monthly wine club meetings. FnB is only available for dinner service from Wednesday through Sunday.
Orange Sky, a fine-dining restaurant on the Talking Stick Resort’s 15th level with floor-to-ceiling windows and excellent panoramic views of the surrounding valley. Because of its spectacular views, wonderful cuisine, and vast wine selection, the restaurant is an excellent option for a romantic evening. Orange Sky Restaurant serves an inventive menu of fresh seafood, quality, dry-aged steaks, and freshly produced vegetables supplied from regional farms and local suppliers in the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas.
A skilled sommelier recommends which wines to pair with each meal from a comprehensive choice of top local and international wines, which includes more than 300 bottles and 30 wines by the glass, all of which are hand-selected by the sommelier. Orange Sky is only open for dinner seven nights a week, at a time convenient for you.