Top Choice Breakfast in Greater Phoenix

Matt's Big Breakfast

First, a warning: even on weekdays lines are often out the door. There are no reservations, so sign your name on the clipboard and expect a 20-minute wait (and bring quarters for the meter). The upside? Best. Breakf…
Top Choice Native American in Greater Phoenix

Kai Restaurant

Native American cuisine soars to new heights at Kai, enhanced and transformed by traditional crops grown along the Gila River. Dinners strike just the right balance between adventure and comfort. Dress nicely (no sh…
Top Choice New Mexican in Greater Phoenix

Dick's Hideaway

At this pocket-sized ode to New Mexican cuisine, grab a small table beside the bar or settle in at the communal table in the side room and prepare for hearty servings of savory, chile-slathered New Mexican fare, fro…
Top Choice Vegan in Greater Phoenix

Green New American Vegetarian

Whoa, whoa, whoa. Vegan food isn't supposed to taste this good. Or is it? Your expectations will be forever raised after dining at this hip cafe where vegan chef Damon Brasch stirs up savory vegan and vegetarian dis…
American in Greater Phoenix

Chelsea's Kitchen

Kick up the wardrobe for this see-and-be-seen eatery (you will get a once-over); but then again, looking nice just feels right. Brick walls, lofty industrial ceiling, leather booths: this casual place wouldn't be ou…
Mexican in Greater Phoenix

Los Dos Molinos

Near the foot of South Mountain in a Spanish Mission-style house, this is the mecca of New Mexican cuisine in Phoenix. The menu sticks to the basics - tacos, enchiladas, fajitas - with plenty of green chili. There's…
Pizza in Greater Phoenix

Pizzeria Bianco

James Beard–winner Chris Bianco is back in the kitchen at his famous downtown pizza joint after stepping back in 2010 due to allergies. But thanks to new medicine and his love of pizza crafting, Bianco has returned …
Restaurant in Greater Phoenix

Cheuvront Restaurant & Wine Bar

It’s a sophisticated spot, but don’t worry if you can’t tell your pinot noir from your pinot grigio. Each dish, including such menu stars as red-wine-smothered short ribs and orange-glazed salmo…
Mexican in Greater Phoenix

Barrio Café

Barrio's T-shirts are emblazoned with comida chingona, which translates as 'fucking good food'. Crude, maybe. To the point, definitely. Barrio makes Mexican food at its most creative: how many menus featuring guacam…
Middle Eastern in Greater Phoenix

Pita Jungle

One bite and you're hooked by the tangy hummus, crispy falafel and chicken shawarma at this upbeat, funky industrial joint – a local chain – that's on the radar of tousled students.