With Valentine’s Day being only a month away it’s time to start planning your romantic evening. A great place to start is with one of the area’s most romantic dining spots. Need some suggestions? I’ve got you covered. Here are my top picks for the most romantic restaurants in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area.
If you’re looking for an award-winning restaurant that offers a top-shelf experience, Cafe Monarch will be right up your alley. Past awards include 2020 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award – Top 25 Best Fine Dining Restaurants in the U.S, 2020 Tripadvisor Top 25 Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S. (#2), and Wine Spectator – Best of Award of Excellence 2020 along with many others. This is an elegant, white tablecloth, fine dining experience. One look at their menu will have your mouth watering.
Pictures courtesy of the Cafe Monarch website.
The Sanctuary Resort does everything with excellence and that includes their award-winning dining. Elements farm-fresh American fare with Asian flair presented by none other than Chef Beau MacMillan of Food Network fame. If you’re into local, organic produce, sustainable seafood, hormone-free meat complete with vegetarian and gluten-free options then you will simply love Elements.
Photos courtesy of the Elements website.
Different Pointe of View boasts being the longest consecutively awarded AAA Four-Diamond restaurant in the Valley. This restaurant doesn’t use the word view lightly. Featuring floor to ceiling windows, Different Pointe of View allows you to enjoy the beauty of the desert and the magic of city lights all from the comfort of this mountaintop restaurant. One appealing option here is the ability to dine inside or outside on the patio. While this venue is definitely upscale, you will feel completely comfortable here.
Photos courtesy of the Different Pointe of View website.
Featuring an eclectic menu from Chef Jordano Sessions, Second Story and Liquor Bar is the perfect choice for the cocktail aficionado. Boasting over 300 whiskeys, this venue has the feel of a speakeasy. Chef Sessions blends regional ingredients and old-world techniques to give you a fresh and delicious dining experience every time. For a romantic date with a coolness factor of 10/10, Second Story is a great choice.
Photos courtesy of the Second Story website.
If you’ve never been to a revolving rooftop restaurant, you can mark it off your bucket list with a dinner date at Compass Arizona. You’ll enjoy a Southern-inspired menu along with breathtaking 360° views of the Valley of the Sun. Compass Arizona has been serving Phoenix for over 40 years and they have perfected quality customer service. If you can’t decide what to order from all the delicious options available just let your knowledgeable server suggest the perfect entree with a wine pairing that will suit your dinner perfectly.
Photos courtesy of the Compass Arizona website.
Make Reservations Now
Reservations can fill up quickly for Valentine’s Day so there is no time like the present to go ahead and make plans. Planning on popping the question while you’re there? Call ahead and let the staff know so they can help you make the most of this milestone moment. If you would like the magic moment captured through photography, give me a call.