Restaurants

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 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…
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 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…
Mexican in Greater Phoenix

The Mission

With its dark interior and glowing votives, we'll call this nuevo Latin spot sexy – although our exclamations about the food's deliciousness may ruin the sultry vibe. The tecate-marinated steak taco with lime and av…
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 …
American in Greater Phoenix

Windsor

We like it here. Maybe it's the buzzy energy of the central bar. Or the no-worries charm of the waitstaff. Or the $5 pitchers at happy hour. And the back wall that's covered in '80s cassette tapes? Pretty darn mesme…
American 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…
American in Greater Phoenix

Herb Box

It's not just about sparkle and air kisses at this chichi bistro in the heart of Old Town's Southbridge. It's also about fresh regional ingredients, artful presentation and attentive service. For a light, healthy, e…
Italian in Greater Phoenix

Crudo

This isn't your mama's Italian. Unless mama mixes up her risotto with squid ink, chiles and tuna. Hot-on-the-scene Crudo, which is tucked in the back of a strip mall, gives Italian dishes a light, modern spin with a…