Every January, the Celebration of Fine Art convenes 100 acclaimed and emerging artists for the most beloved art show of the Southwest. While a number of the artists are from Arizona, there are 20 other states represented. Over the years, these visiting and local artists have gotten dining out in Scottsdale down to a science.
No matter the category you’re craving, when you’re visiting the Valley, Celebration of Fine Art artists are happy to provide recommendations on the restaurants they frequent most:
“Isabella’s Kitchen, hands down. The food and service are great, but the comfortable outdoor atmosphere and views are tops. Extra soothing at sunset to unwind and connect with friends around a fire. Love!” – Stephanie Revennaugh
Best Healthy Option:
“True Food because I can always count on finding something unusual and tasty there. Plus it’s in the beautiful Scottsdale Quarter!” -Kathleen Hope
Best Happy Hour:
“Olive and Ivy, the flavors are varied and always good.” -Trevor Swanson
Best Date Night:
“For over-the-top service and New York-style dining, nothing tops the Capital Grille for special occasions. My husband and I both are from back East and like feeling we are back in NYC by the water.” -Emily Randolph
Best Mexican Food:
“The Mission, because it is independently owned, the food is amazing, and it is right downtown near the theater and other fun places.” -Julia Chacon
“Jalapeño Inferno because they have great margaritas.” -Myron Whitaker
“Salt & Lime. I love all the creative taco options they offer (like 10 or 12 variations) and they can be ordered on corn, flour or lettuce wraps. Plus they have the BEST sangria!” -Kim Ballard
“Blue Adobe Grille. I have great memories there with friends.” -Shelli Kahl
Do you have a favorite restaurant in the Valley? Please share in the comments below!