Don’t expect tumbleweeds and swinging saloon doors when you come to Phoenix. Instead, you’ll find places like Ocotillo - a cool spot with an outdoor patio/beer garden that’s great for groups. Come for the fantastic brunch, which has everything from a skillet pancake with roasted bananas to brie-stuffed French toast. It’s also a great spot for lunch or dinner with its American menu with Southwestern twists, like beef ribs with a mole espresso barbeque sauce and the crispy eggplant “meatballs” over parmesan polenta.
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Tratto serves the best locally sourced Italian food in a rustic space perfect to share food with a date.
Pizzeria Bianco Town & Country Center
Pizzeria Bianco’s second location in the Town & Country Center has the same fantastic pizza, along with an extended menu and later weekend hours.
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Century Grand is a 1920s train-themed restaurant and cocktail bar in Arcadia with a simulated train car experience great for a unique night out.
Hanny’s is a swanky downtown Phoenix lounge where you should drink a few martinis and explore the weird space.
In Arcadia, Ingo’s has burgers, cocktails by the carafe, and outdoor seating that’s perfect for lunch on sunny days.
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The Canal Club
The Canal Club is a fun, retro, Cuban restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale that you should go to before a night at the clubs in the area.
Tacos Chiwas is a classic taqueria that has exceptional tacos for next to nothing in midtown Phoenix.
Restaurant Progress serves thoughtful American food with incredible cocktails and a great natural wine selection in uptown Phoenix.
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