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Rusconi’s American Kitchen offers a creative menu of Contemporary American cuisine with strong local influences featuring a wood burning grill with an abundance of affordable items, bringing sophisticated and accessible fare to Valley restaurant goers. Chef Rusconi's menu is ever-changing and reflective of the season. Expect a wide variety of your favorite dishes uniquely enhanced with ingredients native to the region. The signature menu items are cooked to perfection on our wood burning grill to create a savory and aromatic flavor profile you can only experience at Rusconi's American Kitchen. Come and visit us relax and & Enjoy the Moment.
Step through the copper entry doors and feel the warm authentic atmosphere of this classic American Steakhouse. Once adjacent to the largest feedlot in the world, the restaurant is a living history museum that documents Arizona's cattle industry with historical photos and a Western Art collection. Established in 1947, The Stockyards has been serving the best hand-cut aged steaks and prime rib for 70 years. The menu also features wild game, seafood, poultry, pork, and a wide variety of appetizers, salads and desserts. Be sure to visit the 1889 Saloon where you will find a solid mahogany hand carved bar, crystal chandeliers, and walls adorned with original murals that were painted in the 50's. Step back in time and relax while you enjoy an Arizona landmark. Banquet space and private dining rooms are available, and The Stockyards is always an excellent choice for groups.
The menu, which emphasizes Seasonal American Cooking in dishes such as our Original Four Cheese Grilled Cheese with roasted Tomato soup, the Pork Osso Buco Confit , Herb-Rubbed Roasted Half Chicken, or Fork Tender Short Ribs. Our house-made desserts of creme brulee, award winning Fig & Pecan Pie with citrus cheese ice cream, and the delectable Chocolate-Dipped Bacon S'mores.
For over a decade, our international Wine Spectator Award winning wine list has been serving carefully curated selections from all over the globe, as well as wines close to home in Arizona. Factor in the inviting bar highlighting hand-crafted cocktails, bourbons and scotches, the roomy and lush garden patio and our busy guest-filled black walnut community table...it's easy to embrace the Beckett's Table mantra: Come Together.
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- OTOpenTable DinerVancouver / British Columbia •4 reviews5.0Dined 7 days agoGreat ambiance; it felt like we found something unexpected and unique. The popcorn chicken, green papaya salad, Beijing pork rolls and Thai curry fries were all delicious.More infoPalma$$$$• Asian• Downtown Phoenix•4.5
- OTOpenTable DinervipDallas - Fort Worth •2 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023Great time, our server was attentive and knowledgeable.More infoWren & Wolf$$$$• Contemporary American• Downtown Phoenix•4.7
- OTOpenTable DinervipPhiladelphia / New Jersey Suburbs •1 review5.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023Great foodMore infoSeasons 52 - Phoenix$$$$• American• Biltmore•4.7
- AAnonymousvipPhoenix / Arizona •72 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023Eddie our server was wonderful and attentive. The food was beyond amazing with the sweetest Alaskan King Crab legs I've ever had. Steak tender juicy and well seasoned. Sea bass just perfect. We will be back!More infoSteak 44$$$$• Steakhouse• Central Phoenix•4.9
- RSRosemarySPhoenix / Arizona •3 reviews5.0Dined on Jan 2, 2023The staff were polite and attentive. The food was excellent. My only complaint was the noise level caused difficulty hearing my spouse.More infoThe Henry - Phoenix$$$$• Contemporary American• Central Phoenix•4.7
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A sprawling city in the heart of the desert southwest, Phoenix fares brilliantly when it comes to food. Of course you’ll find Mexican favorites like chili con carne, pozole and tamales. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can nosh on cactus fries pre-rattlesnake course. (True story.) Breweries, Asian restaurants and new American cuisine can all be found in spades, too. The nearby suburb of Scottsdale is host to a number of elegant eateries and old world golf clubs, like the Art Deco Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Biltmore Hotel.
Frequently asked questions
The best reviewed restaurant in Central Phoenix is T&C Pizzeria Bianco
The best vegan restaurants in Central Phoenix are Gertrude's - Phoenix, The Henry - Phoenix and Chico Malo - Phoenix
The best vegetarian restaurants in Central Phoenix are Gertrude's - Phoenix, The Henry - Phoenix and Beckett's Table
The restaurants with the best service in Central Phoenix are T&C Pizzeria Bianco, The Artichoke Grill and Base Pizzeria
The restaurants with the best ambiance in Central Phoenix are T&C Pizzeria Bianco, The Artichoke Grill and Arizona Grand Resort & Spa | Lobby Grill
- Phoenix Airport Marriott
- Olive Village Shopping Center
- Arizona Grand Resort
- Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport
- Mystery Castle
- Libre Park
- Mummy Mountain Estate by HolidayRental
- Phoenix Police Museum
- Alvord Park
- Palomar Phoenix Cityscape, a Kimpton Hotel
- Embassy Suites Phoenix - Biltmore
- Desert Botanical Garden
- Legend City Amusement Park
- Tower Plaza Shopping Center
- Thomas East Shopping Center
- The Camby, Autograph Collection
- Paradise Village Gateway Shopping Center
- Wrigley Mansion
- Metrocenter Shopping Center
- Manhasset Mart Shopping Center