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White Chocolate Grill

7000 E Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85054
(480) 563-3377

One mile north of Kierland near West World
and The Players Course at Scottsdale Rd & the 101

Cuisine: Contemporary American

Price: $44 Per Person


White Chocolate Grill is a contemporary American restaurant. The White Chocolate Grill has a diverse menu of classic American fare; made from scratch using only the highest quality ingredients. A selection of house-made white chocolate and other desserts complement this offering and are proudly served in a unique team-service format assuring friendliness and efficiency. The restaurant is designed with rich wood and real stone which creates an upscale, Frank Lloyd Wright inspired atmosphere. From the leather booth seating, soft lighting and spectacular bar, every element of the design evokes a classic yet sophisticated setting.

Vincent on Camelback

3930 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 224-0225

Cuisine: French Southwest Fusion

Price: $44 Per Person


Vincent Guerithault, chef/owner of Vincent on Camelback, is considered by many to be Phoenix’s culinary prize. For nearly 30 years, Vincent has been combining his expertise in classic French cooking with Southwestern ingredients to create a unique blend of flavors that has become his signature. His style is constantly evolving. Recently he’s brought more of a Provençal flair to his menu, reaching deeper into his French roots. Critics note that his food is always “intriguing and inspiring.” Patrons say it’s sumptuous.

Vincent’s love for cooking began in his youth in France, where he worked at L’Oustau de Baumaniere in Les Baux de Provence, and Maxim’s and Fauchon in Paris. He came to the U.S. in 1976 to be sous-chef at Chicago’s Le Français, and within 10 years opened his own restaurant here that helped put Phoenix on the culinary map.

Vincent was the first chef ever to receive a Citation of Excellence from the International Food & Wine Society. He has enjoyed countless commendations, including the James Beard award as “America’s Best Chef: Southwest” and the prestigious Chevalier de L’Ordre du Merite Agricole on behalf of the Republic of France. For more than a decade, Zagat has ranked his restaurant “most popular” and “best in area” and Mobil Travel Guide has awarded it four stars. Gourmet magazine, Conde Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure all have lauded Vincent and his restaurant for his tempting food and attentive service. In 2003, Vincent’s on Camelback was placed 24th on the World’s Top 50 Restaurants by British based Restaurant Magazine.

True Food Kitchen – Scottsdale Quarter

Scottsdale Quarter
15191 N Scottsdale Rd #101
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

(480) 265-4500

Cuisine: New American

Price: $33 Per Person


You don’t have to be a die-hard Yogi to dine at True Food Kitchen. You need only a desire to give your body nutrients, and your palate something memorable. The basis for the anti-inflammatory diet isn’t meant to deprive a healthy body of great flavors, it’s meant to take popular trends in cuisine and pair them with healthy living.

With a wide, healthy selection of vegan, vegetarian, or gluten free options we offer something for everyone. Try the kale and quinoa, you’ll live longer. Drink the seabuckthorn and acai, you’ll feel better. At True Food Kitchen, we want you to feel better, live longer, and make your mouth happy in the process. It’s honest food that tastes really good.

Tonto Bar & Grill

5736 E Rancho Manana Blvd
Cave Creek, Arizona 85331
(480) 488-0698

Cuisine: Southwest

Price: $44 per person


Tonto Bar & Grill is built on a strong foundation that transcends most restaurants’ missions. Not only do we take great pride in our food, drinks and service – all of which are consistently outstanding – we also aim to preserve Arizona’s heritage through our cuisine and by sharing the stories of our property’s past. We fuse Southwestern and Native American ingredients and present them in a warm, welcoming atmosphere rich in Arizona lore. Please read our History page for details on how our property has evolved through the ages.

Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen

7303 E Indian School Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 427-2264

Cuisine: Italian

Price: $33 Per Person


Tommy V’s Urban Kitchen and Bar, located in the heart of Downtown Scottsdale, is an excellent place to relax on our patio and enjoy fine wine, delicious food, and the company of good friends. Come and enjoy our exciting, upbeat atmosphere and forget your troubles!

Tommy Bahama

Kierland Commons
15205 N. Kierland Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(480) 505-3668

Cuisine: American

Price: $33 Per Person


Tommy Bahama Restaurant & Bar is conveniently located in North Scottsdale’s Kierland Commons. Perfect for lunch, dinner or Happy Hour, it features a lively patio and second-story lanai-style dining rooms with sweeping sunset views.

Second Story Restaurant & Liquor Bar

4166 N Scottsdale Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 945-5555

Cuisine: American

Price: $33 Per Person


Come hither, and experience the best restaurant in Scottsdale driven by passion and story telling. Revealing fresh ingredients and fine spirits.

The Parlor

1916 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016

(602) 248-2480

Cuisine: Pizza

Price: $44 Per Couple


a wood oven and a simple vision for a rustic italian eatery is where it all began. that foundation and a long, creative journey has lead us to where we are today. our commitments to craft, value, freshness, and environment have successfully propelled the parlor forward through each changing season, and each passing year.

this building originally housed the salon de venus — a mecca for bobs, beehives, and nearly six decades worth of “cutting edge” hairstyles and spa treatments. the owners of the salon decided to hang up the shears in 2007. through some luck and good fortune, the mei family was able to claim the space and begin dreaming up the parlor. during the massive renovation, a large portion of the old building was demolished and repurposed into all of the wood elements you see around the room, including the tables you will sit at. the salon de venus lives on in the new and sustainably built interiors.

so hopefully you find all of that interesting, but let’s be honest—it’s really all about the food. the parlor is fully committed to offering a menu that reflects the best ingredients each season has to offer. this is the core of our simple and approachable food philosophy. everything we serve is handmade daily, including all of the breads, pastas, and pastries. we also cultivate our own gardens and are actively engaged in the process of growing and harvesting ingredients. many of the vegetables you enjoy here were grown by our owners and staff in our offsite gardens.

serving this community and having a positive impact on the budding food culture of this desert oasis will always remain our passion and our mission. thank you for coming on this journey with us and thank you for the years of continued success. we look forward to many, many more!

The Melting Pot Restaurant of Scottsdale

8260 N Hayden Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Cuisine: Fondue

Price: $44 Per Person


We are sure that you’ve never had a dining experience quite like ours. The atmosphere is elegant and romantic, yet relaxing and fun. Our leisurely dining pace fares well with events such as birthdays, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners and holidays. However, don’t let that stop you from coming in on a Tuesday night for a glass of Graystone Merlot or an Arizona craft beer, and some chocolate fondue with an old friend!

As for our food, that’s the main focus. We begin your four-course experience by preparing fresh cheese fondue tableside. Whether you are a swiss, cheddar, or butterkaase fan, we can create the cheese you only dream about! Fresh and unique salads help to prepare you for the delightful steak, seafood, and vegetables you are about to enjoy. While each perfectly cooked morsel is being simmered in one of our flavorful cooking styles; browse through our chocolate fondue menu to decide which of the 9 options suits your craving. Want your meal gluten free? Ask for our gluten-free menu.

The Scottsdale location is conveniently located on Hayden Road and Via de Ventura, just south of the 101 and right around the corner from the Salt River Fields Resort and Casino. Only six miles away from all of the unique night life that Old Town Scottsdale has to offer. Whether you just came from a movie at the Ultra Star Theater on Indian Bend or are planning on heading to The Mint Nightclub on Camelback for some more cocktails, the Melting Pot in Scottsdale is guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds for the entire evening. Whether you are celebrating a special occasion, Ladies’ Night Out or simply celebrating Friday night, The Melting Pot is known as a dinner to dine for.

The Clever Koi – Central

4236 N Central Ave,
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 222-3474

Cuisine: Asian Fusion

Price: $33 Per Person


Clever Koi is an Asian-inspired kitchen & craft cocktail bar with locations in Central Phoenix (and coming soon), historic downtown Gilbert. Once inside patrons are warmly greeted by some of the Valley’s most knowledgeable and energetic front of house staff, that are focused and fully geared towards making your experience one of a kind, every time. The mantra of the service staff is consistent hospitality at every turn.

At Clever Koi, guests’ senses are invoked with the sights, sounds and aromas of the open kitchen’s wood-fired grill and roaring woks. From the kitchen; guests can get a front row seat to staff diligently preparing an ever-evolving menu of steamed buns, house made dumplings, progressive noodle dishes & small plates that reflect flavors and techniques from regions such as Thailand, Korea, China, Vietnam, Japan, and Indo-China.

Plus don’t miss daily happy hour offered at our stylish craft cocktail bar as well as the dining room; featuring an eclectic beer, wine & sake list.  The goal of the bar staff is to take you on a journey across a wide spectrum of spirits, sakes, beer & wine that marry perfectly with the cuisine without being overwhelming, insuring that your beverage is just another memorable facet of your experience at Clever Koi.