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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Phoenix / Arizona

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Phoenix / Arizona? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Highball restaurant
5.0
5 (210)
$31 to $50
Cocktail Bar
Downtown Phoenix
About the restaurant
**Reservations are available up to 14 days in advance at www.Highballphx.com/reservations for parties of 10 or less guests. For parties larger than 10, please contact us via email, or at the Large Parties tab on our website.

Experience Highball, Downtown Phoenix’s award winning neighborhood cocktail bar & lounge, featuring a rousing collection of spirits and invigorating cocktails. Curated for the adventurous, cocktail forward and late-night revelers, industry folk, and everyone in between. Led by veteran bartenders and industry professionals, Highball’s programming is inspired by unifying avant-garde, playful ingredients and memory-jogging flavors, propelled by an inclusive community feel with something for everyone to enjoy.

Winner of Phoenix Magazine's Best of the Valley 2021 "Best New Cocktail Bar" & Phoenix New Time's Best of Phoenix 2021 "Best New Bar", Tales of the Cocktail Spirited Awards Regional Nominee "Best New US Cocktail Bar 2022", "Best US Bar Team" 2023.

Top review
AmandaCvip
Dined on Apr 27, 2024
THE best bar to go to in Phoenix! Their cocktail menu is amazing and beautifully curated to appeal to anyone. Their selection of the other spirits is also vast! Libby, Mitch, Rob, Sam are the absolute best! Their food menu is short, sweet, and simple but so so delicious!
A photo of Kai Restaurant at Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass restaurant
5.0
5 (2221)
$50 and over
Regional American (Southwestern)
Chandler
About the restaurant
Recipient of the coveted AAA Five Diamond Award and Forbes Five Star Award, Kai, meaning 'seed' in the Pima language, features a menu rich in creativity, history and Native American culture. Chef de Cuisine Drew Anderson incorporates the essence of the Pima and Maricopa tribes and locally farmed ingredients from the Gila River Indian Community to create unforgettable masterpieces.

Appropriate dinner dress, such as formal wear and smart business-casual attire is encouraged for all of our guests. Thank you in advance for respecting this as an elegant and discerning adults-only fine dining environment for guests over the age of 13.

Top review
Steazy
Dined 2 days ago
Exceptional service. Beautiful presentation. Delicious food. I went for my anniversary and they made it so special. Thank you so much to the entire team at Kai !
A photo of La Torretta Ristorante - 100th St restaurant
4.9
4.9 (277)
$31 to $50
Italian
North Scottsdale
About the restaurant
We're back! After 20 years at our first location on Scottsdale and FLW we are pleased to announce our opening at our newest location in Centennial Marketplace( NW corner of FLW and 100th St) This much smaller footprint has us operating 9 tables and a full bar in a cozy and more modern environment!
Top review
Andreavip
Dined 3 days ago
We had a delicious dinner at La Torretta. Our favorite dinners are the wonderful Caesar salad, delicious pasta with sausage, spinach and ricotta stuffed in a large pasta shell, the Hawaiian sunfish and cheese cake for dessert! Perfect service as well.
A photo of Cafe Monarch restaurant
4.9
4.9 (7442)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Old Town Scottsdale
About the restaurant
Welcome to a world of culinary elegance and sophistication you will not find anywhere else in Arizona. Named by Trip Advisor as a Top Three Fine Dining Restaurant in the Nation, this family owned and operated gem in the heart of historic Old Town Scottsdale has earned an illustrious reputation for its first-rate service, elegant ambiance, and five-star cuisine.

At Cafe Monarch the menu is always changing, bringing you an ever-evolving array of innovative culinary creations that feature nothing but the finest in premium fresh, local, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients. The four-course prix fixe menus are meticulously designed to delight even the most sophisticated of palates.

Additionally, each server at Cafe Monarch is trained through the prestigious Court of Master Sommeliers program. *Dress Code: Collared Shirts and Long Pants Required. Dress Jacket Strongly Preferred. No T-Shirts, Hoodies, Shorts or Sandals. ***Children 10 and up only.


Top review
AdamCvip
Dined 3 days ago
This destination must be on your bucket list. It won’t be cheap. But is among the 10 best places I’ve ever dined at globally. Truly sublime. Insanely deep wine list. And if you want to blast into four figures, they’ve got a full offering of world class caviar for your next special occasion. The back patio is a top romantic spot and the service is impeccable.
A photo of BARCOA Agaveria restaurant
4.8
4.8 (83)
$30 and under
Cocktail Bar
Downtown Phoenix
About the restaurant
BARCOA Agaveria is a basement bar that celebrates the spirits of Mexico. Serving imaginative craft cocktails and a vast list of agave spirits, BARCOA is often described as "vibey," "sexy," and "the time of my life" (says some dude from Mesa). Agave spirits such as tequila, mezcal, bacanora, raicilla, and sotol, are the stars here, available as flights, neat pours, or however you like.

Reservations are only available for the basement bar. Please reference the Basement Bar Menu. Above BARCOA, check out the Cantina, a casual back-alley mezcal and tequila bar that serves affordable classic cantina cocktails, and the cheery patio, which features Provecho taco truck. Pop out anytime during your visit and bring food down to the basement.

BARCOA can be tricky to find. We're located on the southeast corner of 1st Avenue & Roosevelt, in the historic red brick building. Don't worry, you're not lost. It's just poor directional signage that the City refuses to fix.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Apr 6, 2024
Absolutely amazing experience!! I would recommend this to anyone who loves tequila/mezcal/sotol/etc.
A photo of Reserve restaurant
4.9
4.9 (232)
$50 and over
Global, International
Old Town Scottsdale
About the restaurant
Reserve invites guests to experience a multi-course chef’s tasting menu in an intimate, outdoor setting. Food is expertly selected from all over the world, enhanced by wine paired by one of our advanced sommeliers, to create a memorable dining experience.

Located directly across the street from Café Monarch, Reserve, features the best the valley has to offer! The tasting menu features world cuisine consisting of world-class, premium ingredients, making us one of the best 5 star restaurants in Scottsdale. Sommelier selected wine, craft cocktails, and a full premium bar further enhances the experience. Seating is extremely limited, and reservations are required.



Top review
GregH
Dined 7 days ago
A very beautiful outdoor space. The staff is very attentive to your needs.I was our twin boys 21st birthday and they don't drink wine or hard liquor so my son looks at his brother and says i bet you wish you could have a Coors light? we all laughed and within about 5-10 minutes the chef sent someone out to get them beers, it was hilarious. The food is definitely spot on. I don't know if it's better than Cafe Monarch , but just as good for sure.
A photo of The Melting Pot - Arrowhead restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1159)
$50 and over
Fondue
Glendale / Peoria
About the restaurant
The Melting Pot is Arizona's premier fondue restaurant. Enjoy four courses of fondue and reconnect with your friends, family and colleagues. Savory cheese fondues; entrees cooked table-side that include filet mignon, lobster, and shrimp just to name a few. Include chocolate fondue for dessert and they all melt into a unique dining experience. The Melting Pot has a full complement of beer, wine and cocktails to enhance your dining experience. Intimate booths for two, private rooms or dining room tables are available nightly. The Melting Pot is the perfect destination for any special occasion. Whether you are celebrating a graduation, anniversary, birthday, or holiday party, a fondue dining experience is a unique way to create memories with your party. Reservations recommended.
Top review
dlanevip
Dined 4 days ago
Excellent meal as always! Can’t go wrong with the Bourbon brown sugar steak. It’s an excellent choice on the create your own!!
A photo of Ocean 44 restaurant
4.9
4.9 (6432)
$30 and under
Unspecified
Central Scottsdale
About the restaurant
The Ocean 44 menu is designed with fresh seafood and quality ingredients in mind. The Mastros provide ultra-grade seafood, salmon, lobster, crab, oysters and more. Much of the menu is served a la carte, letting each guest personalize their experience. Ocean 44 is seafood reinvented in a vibrant upscale atmosphere specializing in world-class seafood & great steaks. Different than anything we have done in the past, the fine dining atmosphere blends dramatic and intimate settings. At the core of Ocean 44 is chef sourced, highest graded sustainable fresh seafood from around from the world, enhanced with unique and interesting appetizers and side dishes that go beyond the traditional seafood menu. Scottsdale's best seafood & romantic restaurant.
Top review
Oldies
Dined 2 days ago
Beautiful restaurant … wonderful food ! Surprising large portions … excellent service. The chicken fried lobster was fun !
A photo of The Clinkscale restaurant
4.9
4.9 (693)
$31 to $50
American
Sedona
About the restaurant
Built in 1899 and located in the center of town is the Clinkscale building. The lower level houses our Lobby Bar and Restaurant serving Craft Cocktails and Modern American Cuisine. Open for service without reservation for breakfast, brunch, & lunch, with reservations recommended for dinner. Upstairs you will find our boutique hotel with 6 Exquisite Guest Rooms and a Penthouse each with luxury amenities individually decorated which just add to this building’s already Historic charm. Just steps from Jerome shops, galleries, wineries, bars, and restaurants we would like to invite you come enjoy the best of what Jerome has to offer today….
Top review
ZuZuRose
Dined 3 days ago
We love this restaurant. The food and service is outstanding. The cool jazz track complements the ambience perfectly
A photo of The Mick Brasserie restaurant
4.9
4.9 (565)
$30 and under
French
North Scottsdale
About the restaurant
Welcome to The Mick Brasserie! We are a modern interpretation of a French brasserie located in the heart of Scottsdale. Tapas style chef-driven unique cuisine from master chef Brent Menke, 24 craft draft beers, more than 50 wines by the glass, and an extensive wine by the bottle list. Live music on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-8:30. Special wine dinners almost every Wednesday. Check our web site calendar for event dates.
Top review
StephanieHvip
Dined 5 days ago
Always a welcoming feeling when we dine there. Three Brussel Sprouts salad was delicious! And Escargot is now my husband’s favorite.
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