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Love Scenes: 9 Romantic Restaurants in Phoenix

Incredible Valley views, candlelit dinners, cozy spaces and top-notch menus set the scene

Set the scene for romance. With breathtaking views, welcoming spaces and entrées as enticing as these, you might fall in love with more than just your date. But don’t worry, these restaurants will be here all year long, too.

J&G Steakhouse

Rich interior colors and materials mix with a stunning view of the Valley at this sophisticated steakhouse. Located atop The Phoenician, enjoy some oysters as an aphrodisiac starter before delving into a prime steak or seafood dish. Plan to be there as the afternoon melds into evening—the dramatic sunset views are worth it.

The Melting Pot

You might have grown up being told not to play with your food, but here, where you can cook your own food in a fondue pot—it’s encouraged. From cheese fondue to entrées such as steak to the ultimate dessert (chocolate fondue, of course!), there is an option for every palate.

Different Pointe of View

The longest-standing AAA Four Diamond restaurant in Arizona offers a breathtaking view of the Valley from its perch atop North Mountain that is as enticing as its culinary experience. Bold, innovative offerings are presented in a distinctly sophisticated atmosphere.


Whether you opt for indoor or outdoor dining, you’ll be taken with the roaring fire separating the spaces, and which, from the indoor view, perfectly frames the nearby mountains. This steakhouse offers a selection of locally and regionally sourced meats and seafood, and an extensive wine list.

Stunning views abound at Talavera. (©Talavera)

Elements at Sanctuary Resort

Farm fresh cuisine gets a celebrity interpretation with Food Network star chef Beau MacMillan at the helm of this romantic spot perched on Camelback Mountain. Seasonal menus are the stars, with vegetarian and gluten-free options along with smoked meats and a raw bar taking center stage.

Quiessence at the Farm

Located at The Farm at South Mountain, it makes sense that this restaurant would feature farm-to-table cuisine. It also showcases lush and leafy surrounding acreage, lending the restaurant a secluded and serene atmosphere, cozy nooks, and top-notch artistic cuisine that has garnered too many awards to list. 

T. Cook’s

A long-standing Valley staple that has received both local and national acclaim, this classic spot offers seasonal dishes and organic specialties influenced by the Mediterranean. Cozy up for a candlelit dinner on one of the patios or snuggle up to the fireplace for elegance and romance. 

T. Cook's
An elegant feel, candlelit dinners on the patio and cozy fireplaces are the hallmarks of T. Cook's. (©T. Cook's)

House of Tricks

Awarded as a Top Outdoor Dining Spot in the U.S. by OpenTable, amongst other recognitions, this cozy restaurant is full of charm. Select from a contemporary menu while ensconced on either the plant-and-flower surrounded patio, outdoor tree-covered bar, or inside one of the two historic bungalows. Perfect for an intimate meal, the seasonally inspired menus are rivaled only by the extensive wine list.

Vincent on Camelback 

Showcasing the talents of chef Vincent Guerithault, this intimate restaurant will transport you to France with its décor and design. The menu features upscale dishes that fuse French and Southwestern flavors for a unique, upscale and out-of-this-country experience.