Diverse new restaurants offer a variety of fine dining styles and cuisines in Scottsdale.
In addition to world-class shopping, Scottsdale Fashion Square is known for its diversity of delicious dining destinations. Scottsdale Fashion Square’s repertoire of fine dining restaurants continues to grow with a steady stream of restaurant openings in the posh renovated luxury wing, with a few more notable names scheduled to open in the spring.
Scottsdale Fashion Square’s repertoire of fine dining restaurants continues to grow with a steady stream of restaurant openings in the posh renovated luxury wing.
Less than a year ago, Ocean 44 opened offering fresh seafood and high-quality steaks in an elegant atmosphere ideal for romantic date nights or celebrating special occasions. Part of the group of opulent steakhouses including Steak 44 and Dominick’s Steakhouse owned by members of the Mastro family, the beautiful and contemporary 12,000-square-foot restaurant offers a glass exposition kitchen, a lively bar and private dining space for groups.
With a focus on quality ingredients and exceptional service, Ocean 44 is open nightly for dinner and offers an extensive menu, including a raw bar with fresh lobster, poke, crab and oysters, and wood-roasted shellfish including clams, mussels and oysters. Fresh seafood entrees include sea bass, Branzino, crab cakes, lobster and scallops. Meat options include Wagyu, filet mignon, ribeye, New York strip and a tomahawk pork chop. There are also a wide range of savory side dishes, decadent desserts and signature cocktails.
In May, Canada’s Mia Pasta opened its first U.S. location at the food court at Scottsdale Fashion Square. This casual eatery allows diners to create their own pasta dish, pizza or Asian noodle dish with eight types of pasta, 12 sauces and more than 30 fresh ingredients. Guests can also choose from a diverse menu of pastas, flatbread pizzas, salads and Asian noodle dishes prepared in an open kitchen.
Another fresh take on casual dining came to Scottsdale Fashion Square in May when Tocaya Organica opened its second Arizona location. Part of California’s Madera Group, Tocaya Organica offers modern Mexican cuisine with bold flavors and healthy, fresh options to accommodate a variety of dietary preferences including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free with a commitment to serving natural and sustainable ingredients. Diners have a choice of salads, tacos, bowls and burritos with a selection of 10 proteins, including turkey picante, adobo tofu, picadillo shrimp and carne asada, and six kinds of cheese including chipotle jack, cotija and vegan mozzarella. Beverage options include watermelon, strawberry basil and cucumber mint agua fresca, and a variety of margaritas including prickly pear, tamarind and passion fruit.
In October, the Madera Group also opened Hollywood staple Toca Madera at Scottsdale Fashion Square. The name means “knock on wood” in Spanish. The 8,000-square-foot restaurant features an open floor plan and an expansive dining room with views of the kitchen and ceviche bar. Like Tocaya Organica, the menu is focused on pairing bold flavors with high quality sustainable and organic ingredients, but with a fine dining flair. The raw bar offers a variety of ceviche, including a vegan option, as well as habanero oyster shots and sashimi. Taco options served on house made tortillas include Kobe Al Pastor with fresh pineapple, beer-battered sea bass and tiger shrimp. The Rocks portion of the menu features high-grade proteins including jidori chicken, Wagyu and seafood served over hot lava stones. The restaurant also offers shared plates, a signature mole and the opportunity for guests to experience a custom omakase menu based on the regional cuisine of Mexico.
Toca Madera’s farm-to-glass bar program uses fresh, seasonal ingredients and a wide variety of fine tequilas and mezcals, as well a selection of beer and wine. Hosting happy hour daily from 4 to 6 p.m. with special pricing on select tacos, ceviche, starters and cocktails.
Shoppers will have even more dining options at Scottsdale Fashion Square as several new restaurants are expected to open in the coming months.
Shoppers will have even more dining options at Scottsdale Fashion Square as several new restaurants are expected to open in the coming months. Coming in early December is California-based Zinqué, which features a European-style all-day menu that ranges from quiche and tartines to steak frites and mussels, and is a favorite of the Hollywood set like Hailey Bieber, Joe Jonas, Kourtney Kardashian, Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid. The Scottsdale location is part of Zinqué’s expansion plans and is the only outpost outside of Southern California. Some menu highlights include freshly baked pastries such as prosciutto-gruyère and chocolate croissants for breakfast, salads to sandwiches and wholesome bowls for lunch, or steak frites and grilled whole Branzino for dinner.
In the new year, two other notable restaurants are scheduled to open at Scottsdale Fashion Square: Farmhouse which focuses on seasonal dishes with fresh ingredients from local farms, and Nobu, the highly acclaimed high-end Japanese restaurant with several locations around the globe, and an international reputation and following.
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From casual fare to a variety of high-end dining experiences, Scottsdale Fashion Square offers options for every taste and preference and continues to grow as one the area’s most diverse dining destinations.
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