Tempe/phoenix Dining

Discussion in 'Geographic Location' started by mark, Feb 9, 2007.

  1. mark

    mark Member

    Messages:
    5,264
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2003
    I have to be at a conference Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday so won't be getting any shooting done, but I still have to eat. I am tird of the chains and am looking for a different place to eat.

    I want to stay away from Mexican, and have a hankering for seafood. Any Suggestions?
     
  2. rcoda

    rcoda Member

    Messages:
    197
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2006
    Location:
    Scottsdale,
    Shooter:
    Large Format
    Don't know anything about Tempe... but my favorites are (if you don't mind driving a little)

    Vincent's on Camelback www.vincentsoncamelback.com (Phoenix)

    Michael's www.michaelsrestaurant.com (Scottsdale)

    Binkley's www.binkleysrestaurant.com (Cave Creek, and IMHO the best)

    Element's at Sanctuary www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com/content/elements.html (Paradise Valley)

    You can never go wrong with the hotel restaurants (Phoenician, Hermosa Inn, etc.)

    Seafood in particular:

    Mastro's Ocean House (Phoenix near the Westin on Scottsdale Rd.)

    Eddie V's (DC Ranch, Scottsdale)

    Foster's (Shea & 101, Scottsdale)

    Good luck, and let us know where you end up.

    Rich
     
  3. User Removed

    User Removed Guest

    Messages:
    1,298
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Shooter:
    Plastic Cameras
    I had a friend that worked at Binkley's and went there one time. VERY fine dinning and great food. Expensive, yes.
     
  4. Wally H

    Wally H Member

    Messages:
    160
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2004
    Location:
    NW Washingto
    Shooter:
    Med. Format RF
    Binkley's in Cave Creek... My favorite

    Across from Binkley's and just up the hill on the other side of the street is a very good French Restaurant too.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 9, 2007
  5. rcoda

    rcoda Member

    Messages:
    197
    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2006
    Location:
    Scottsdale,
    Shooter:
    Large Format
    Hi Ryan: I consider myself VERY lucky to live only 5 minutes from Binkleys! :smile:

    Rich
     
  6. mark

    mark Member

    Messages:
    5,264
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2003
    Thanks. I shall print these out and check them. I think Bikleys is way out of my price range though.
     
  7. waynecrider

    waynecrider Member

    Messages:
    2,297
    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2003
    Location:
    Floriduh
    Shooter:
    35mm
    There's the Heart Attack Cafe either in Tempe or close by, with fine burgers and staffed by dressed down nurses. It was all over the news about a month back or so.
     
  8. mark

    mark Member

    Messages:
    5,264
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2003
    Well, I am back, and have to say that I ate at none of the suggestions. I had to be "part of the team" which means I had to eat where the bosses wanted to eat. Chains again. Damn.

    Thanks for the info anyway. I wil have to save them for when I go by myself.