Oh, to be a “special occasion” place for dinner—selecting wine for birthdays at Cowboy Ciao; cracking lobster for investors at Dominick’s; sticking anniversary candles in cheesecake at Durant’s. Yet our resort-casual desert doesn’t stand on formality, so there’s no celebration requirement to take a table somewhere exquisite any night of the week. In addition to the aforementioned, consider the flower- and candle-appointed Marcellino Ristorante for divine Italian cuisine (pictured); contemporary Binkley’s, where deconstructed entrées are plated as art; or mountain-perched elements for Asian-influenced, locally farmed food.
Fine Phoenix-Area Dining, No Occasion Required
Find artistic plates and elegant atmospheres for dining any night of the week