Scottsdale is known to many residents in the valley as the only place to go for luxurious shopping and the relatively overpriced food. Generally speaking, it is the Phoenix suburb for those who truly want the best of the best and a high-quality product. While it may not be for everyone, it’s hard to deny the array of high-quality restaurants in town. From traditional steakhouses to unique concepts created by local chefs, the following three restaurants solidify Scottsdale as a top culinary destination.
Rehab Burger Therapy
Rehab Burger Therapy is known for having the best burgers around. However, it’s not just a slab of meat you’re getting here; there’s a variety of unique (but great) flavor combinations to test out. Consider the PBJ & Bacon burger, which consists of peanut butter, grape jelly, bacon, and Sriracha on a burger. Sound interesting? Sure. Having said that, you’ll be surprised how much you enjoy it. If you’re not into burgers, grab a drink and scope the beach-like decor of this local favorite.
The Pink Pony first opened its doors nearly 70 years ago and is, without a doubt, one of the most iconic restaurants in Scottsdale. Ryan Hibbert, CEO of Riot Hospitality Group and owner of El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria in Scottsdale, has dined at the Pink Pony on numerous occasions and values the quality of its food and hospitality ambiance. The restaurant underwent a major remodel in 2013 that drastically improved its atmosphere and made it more modern. While the look is new, the food at this Old West steakhouse remains just as amazing as it always has been. Sure, the steaks are the generally the draw of the Pink Pony, but the burgers and fried chicken bring many people back.
The House Brasserie
Picture going over your Southern grandmother’s home for dinner: it’s cozy, vintage, and the food is always second-to-none. That’s exactly what The House Brasserie is like. The only difference here is that this place is much, much better. The menu at The House Brasserie boasts some great comfort food choices, such as the buttermilk chicken thigh, or the veal chop, that’ll definitely leave you wishing you could take a nap on granny’s couch. If you’re looking for lighter fare, stop by for brunch on the weekends, when all bottles of wine are 50% off. Feel free to bring your dogs along for a meal on the patio.