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Discover the Best New Restaurants in Scottsdale

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by The OpenTable Team
Updated October 23, 2019

Located in the Grand Canyon State, Scottsdale, Arizona stands out as one of the Southwest's finest locations for cuisine, culture, and golf. The best new restaurants in Scottsdale define the culinary scene, mixing Southwest styles with international flavors. But where are the smartest, savviest diners in Scottsdale headed out to when they're looking for the best new restaurants in Scottsdale? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. Here, we've gathered together information from in-the-know Arizona diners to put together this list of the best new restaurants in Scottsdale. With everything from classic Italian and seafood to cutting-edge bistros and sushi locations, the best new restaurants in Scottsdale have something for everyone visiting this sunny state. Grab a table tonight and enjoy!

A photo of The Phoenician Tavern - The Phoenician restaurant
4.1
4.1 (269)
$30 and under
American
Old Town Scottsdale

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About the restaurant
One of the best new restaurants in Scottsdale, The Phoenician Tavern is a prime eating spot in the heart of town. Diners will find remarkable views of the Phoenician golf course outside of the Tavern. Inside, they'll enjoy the restaurant's creative menu in a relaxed, upscale setting. Begin with a choice from the "Something to Snack On" menu, like pork poutine smothered fries or Nashville hot fried chicken bites. The "Crafted Burgers" menu is another highlight. Try the Phoenician patty melt, with Swiss cheese, thousand island dressing, and ale-braised onions.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
While there are some delicious options, it seems to be a bit weaker compared to other places.
A photo of Parma Italian Roots - Scottsdale restaurant
4.6
4.6 (884)
$30 and under
Italian
North Scottsdale

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About the restaurant
Head out to the Grayhawk Center for one of the best new restaurants in Scottsdale. Parma - Italian Roots is a stylish and engaging restaurant that delivers a seasonal "West Coast" Italian menu. Head in for the weekday happy hours for half-off wine and draft beer and cocktail specials, along with appetizer deals and $7 pizzas. For dinner, be sure to try some of the restaurant's wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas. Go for the "Cadillac Margherita" with ricotta and truffle, or the spicy "Diavola" with hot soppressata and hot honey.
Top review
BadgerFan
Dined 5 days ago
We had a really nice time at Parma Italian Roots! Would highly recommend it to anyone in the area who likes great Italian food. Servings were quite plentiful - and we enjoyed the drinks, beer and wine.
A photo of Maple & Ash - Scottsdale restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1713)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Old Town Scottsdale

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About the restaurant
After a day seeing the city or relaxing in town, head to the Scottsdale waterfront for a laid-back meal at the elegant modern Maple & Ash steakhouse. The second location of Maple & Ash after a successful Chicago debut, this prime steakhouse features plenty of style and a fascinating menu. Stop in for the daily "Golden Hour" with specials on shrimp cocktail, fire-roasted Alaskan king crab knuckles, and more. Dinner specials feature wood-fired steaks and seafood. Try the bone-in filet mignon, Australian rack of lamb, or surf and turf with filet and lobster.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Feb 22, 2024
All of the staff went above and beyond. Will definitely visit again on next trip to Scottsdale
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4.7
4.7 (1532)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
North Scottsdale

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About the restaurant
A sleek an engaging spot in the heart of Scottsdale, Modern Chop House and Oyster Bar is one of the standout restaurants in the city. One of the best new restaurants in Scottsdale, Modern is an upscale place for a fun night out on the town. The Tuesday-Sunday Happy Hour is the place to go for drink specials or bar bites like the twice-baked tater tots, modern mussels, or chilled Blue Point oysters. Try the cooked-to-order bone-in fillet or Colorado rack of lamb for the main dish, and don't miss the Modern Sunday brunch. Brunch favorites feature a smoked fish tower, modern poutine, house-made cinnamon rolls, and bacon french toast pudding.
Top review
Saluki
Dined 1 day ago
We enjoyed appetizers and drinks; crab cakes and fresh oysters with wine. Delicious flavors, fresh meaty oysters! We wanted a special place to celebrate our birthdays & while the food and service were above par, the patio was uncomfortably noisy. We’ll consider returning however.
A photo of OBON Sushi + Bar + Ramen  at The Grove restaurant
4.4
4.4 (305)
$30 and under
Asian
Central Scottsdale

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About the restaurant
This upscale sushi place in the heart of Scottsdale is an excellent option for shoppers, visitors, or anyone looking for some of the best seafood in town. A relaxing spot with an excellent patio view, OBON's menu is heavy on Asian favorites. Try creative ramen dishes like the Obon, with spicy red miso and chicken, pork belly, and black and red garlic oil. The signature sushi rolls include the "angry tuna" with ginger garlic and jalapeno and the "tataki maki" with shrimp tempura, spicy crab, and chimichurri.
Top review
GrantK
Dined on Feb 22, 2024
Food portions were great, staff was friendly, and the prices were reasonable!
A photo of Ocean 44 restaurant
4.9
4.9 (6216)
$30 and under
Unspecified
Central Scottsdale

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About the restaurant
Looking for a "coastal dining" experience in the heart of Arizona? Ocean 44 is the answer. This sleek and modern spot is one of the best new restaurants in Scottsdale. The hearty cuisine has an emphasis on steaks and seafood. Try some of the special wood-roasted shellfish, like littleneck clams with shallots and chardonnay or Rockefeller-style oysters with spinach, artichoke, and smoked garlic. Fresh fish selections include Shetland Island salmon, Chilean sea bass, and New Bedford sea scallops. Be sure to imbibe one of the restaurant's specialty cocktails, like the basil cucumber limeade with Russian standard and basil eau de vie.
Top review
Janth51vip
Dined 6 days ago
Great service by Amands, our Server, With support from staff & manager, she Orchestrated a perfect evening. And a salute to the Chef & Kitchen for thoughtfully prepared appetizers & entrees. Five Stars!
A photo of Arrivederci Italian Cuisine - Pinnacle Peak Rd restaurant
4.4
4.4 (710)
$30 and under
Italian
North Scottsdale

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About the restaurant
Say "hello" to one of the state's best Italian restaurants in Arrivederci. An elegant, traditionally-styled spot off of Scottsdale's East Thunderbird Road, Arrivederci offers all of the classic Italian restaurant stylings. It's an excellent option for a date night or just a dinner night out with friends. Start with the Arriviederci antipasto or beef carpaccio salmone. For the main course, try some of the classics like spaghetti vongole, fettuccine alfredo, or rigatoni with vodka sauce. Another highlight? The "ciambotta di Pollo e salsccia," with hot and mild Italian sausage, julienned chicken breast, and vegetables.
Top review
Foodie743
Dined 3 days ago
This is our favorite Italian restaurant in Scottsdale, and although it has a northern location it is truly the best cuisine and true to being Italian.
A photo of Liberty Station - DC Ranch restaurant
4.5
4.5 (673)
$30 and under
American
North Scottsdale

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About the restaurant
This "American Tavern and Smokehouse" is heavy on the patriotic vibes and classic American cuisine. It's one of the best new restaurants in Scottsdale. Their "Happiest Hour" menu features a full range of deals on appetizers like tavern tots, green chili pork stew, and St. Louis ribs. Pair those with a local draft beer from Pedal Haus, Helio Basin, or Dragoon. For a full meal, try something from the Station's "Smoker" menu. Go for the Texas brisket with salt and pepper, Carolina pork shoulder with barbecue sauce, or spare ribs with Kansas City glaze.
Top review
Winnievip
Dined on Feb 23, 2024
Excellent brisket Salas with attentive service. We will be back!
A photo of Volanti Restaurant & Lounge restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1096)
$31 to $50
American
North Scottsdale

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About the restaurant
For those coming to and going out of Scottsdale, Volanti is an excellent option for dining at the Scottsdale Airport. Take a load off before or after a flight with an eclectic menu of dinner or lunch favorites. Try the house-special Cuban sandwich or Irish organic grilled salmon with roasted veggies and chimichurri. For an upscale snack, try the warm potato chip stack with smoked bacon, green onions, blue cheese, and fondue. Stop in for the brunch menu to try Southwest favorites like chilaquiles, a breakfast burrito, or biscuits and gravy.
Top review
RobertGvip
Dined 2 days ago
Volanti is always good - just a matter of degree. Always good service and good food.
A photo of Keeler's Neighborhood Steakhouse restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2387)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Carefree

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About the restaurant
Have a "carefree" experience in the city of Carefree at Keeler's Steakhouse, one of the best new restaurants in Scottsdale. Located off of Ho Hum Road (yes, that's a real address), Keeler's is in the town's historic Spanish Village. The restaurant features a wide selection of traditional steakhouse favorites. Diners will find prime steaks and chops, market-fresh seafood, and plenty of soups and salads. Don't miss the sandwiches, either. Try the PK's burger with crispy bacon, Swiss cheese, sautéed mushrooms, and more.
Top review
Sea28vip
Dined 2 days ago
We love Keelers and the atmosphere. The only thing that was off a little bit the other night was that the food wasn’t hot when it came to the table, but it tasted wonderful as usual.
A photo of Galeto Brazilian Steakhouse Chandler restaurant
4.3
4.3 (1221)
$31 to $50
Brazilian Steakhouse
Chandler

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About the restaurant
Head out to the Shoppes at Casa Paloma for some fine dining at Galeto Brazilian steakhouse. This classic Brazilian hot spot features a full menu of the country's steakhouse favorites. It's a great option for a night out with a group of friends or family. For a special treat, try the filet mignon tenderloin wrapped in bacon or garlic sirloin. Meats come fire-roasted and then skewered on a plate. Be sure to accompany the meat with one of the house caipirinha cocktails, a local favorite created with cachaca, sugar, and lime.
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OpenTable Diner
Dined on Feb 14, 2024
We had a wonderful first time and the service and food was excellent! We’ll be back!
A photo of Agave Del Scottsdale restaurant
4.4
4.4 (606)
$30 and under
Mexican
Central Scottsdale

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About the restaurant
One of the most acclaimed new restaurants in Scottsdale, Agave del Scottsdale is a colorful and engaging Mexican spot in the heart of town. Every dish at the restaurant comes with the Agave's signature sweetbreads and beans or potatoes. The "Taco Tuesday" menu boasts a range of creations, like the tacos de pibil or tacos de carnitas. Vegetarians will also enjoy the veggie tacos, with roasted melted cheese, mushrooms, and poblano pepper. Pair your dinner with one of the tequila flights, or select from one of the creations on the Agave's gin club menu. For a fruit-driven cocktail, try the blackberry margarita. This boozy trophy of a drink features Maestro Dobel Diamante, crushed blackberries, fresh mint, and Cointreau liquor.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Feb 25, 2024
Great food, best margaritas. And friendly staff. Would definitely go again.
A photo of The Italian Daughter restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2615)
$30 and under
Italian
North Scottsdale

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About the restaurant
This newly-redesigned restaurant features some of the best Italian food in Arizona. Hand-made pastas are a highlight of the menu. Try the spaghetti and clams, made with roasted garlic, Calabrian chile, and wine. Sweet corn and wild mushroom ravioli features ricotta and Parmigiano cream sauce, and mafalde Bolognese features three-meat ragu and English peas. Stick around for dessert and the must-try "angel kisses." This special boasts grilled olive oil cake, cannoli cream, fresh strawberries, and malted chocolate pearls.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
Food was great. Very reasonable prices and large portions. Loved the atmosphere. Will go back.
A photo of The Hidden House restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1868)
$31 to $50
American
Chandler

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About the restaurant
In the middle of Chandler, this unique dining experience is one of the best new restaurants in Scottsdale. Created out of a 1939-era cottage, The Hidden House features a creative menu full of Asian-accented favorites. The must-get is the crispy duck breast, made with grilled peaches, bok choy, and goat cheese. For a side, try the macaroni and cheese made with cavatelli pasta, three cheeses, olive oil, and toasted breadcrumbs. Cocktails are standouts on the drink menu at The Hidden House. Opt for the famous Ramos gin fizz, made with heavy cream, egg white, and sugar, and shaken for 12 minutes.
Top review
TammyS
Dined 3 days ago
We love the Hidden House. It is truly a gem hidden in downtown Chandler. We come here as often as we can, and every visit is perfect. If you've not tried them, you should. When you visit, order a Southside. It is the most perfect cocktail on the planet.
A photo of Shinbay Omakase Room by Tanaka Ken restaurant
4.7
4.7 (282)
$50 and over
Japanese
Old Town Scottsdale

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About the restaurant
Right by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Shinbay is one of the best new restaurants in town. A celebrated Japanese installment on the Scottsdale scene, Shinbay boasts a signature chefs choice omakase menu from the renowned sushi chef Shinji Kurita. Stop in for the selections delivered by Kurita alongside one of the restaurant's signature sakes.
Top review
CTFoodievip
Dined on Feb 22, 2024
This was one of those culinary experiences you never forget-a culinary artist who shares the breadth and depth of his experience. Perfect!
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