Best Bets for a Great Lunch in Scottsdale, AZ

When seeking out a location for a classy lunchtime gathering with friends, or a quiet midday meal, you won’t have to venture far from Scottsdale. As you settle in to your new luxury home crafted by Casa del Oso Custom Home Builders in AZ, you may not be sure where to find local fine dining. We are happy to offer a guide to some of your best options for a delightful lunch in the Scottsdale area.

Olive and Ivy Restaurant & Marketplace

For an upscale, yet casual lunch or brunch, Olive and Ivy Restaurant & Marketplace provides Zagat Rated Mediterranean classic cuisine with an American “California Chic” twist. Whether you would like a simple lunch for one along the Scottsdale Waterfront, are planning a business meeting, or are gathering with friends, Olive and Ivy is the perfect location. You may choose from two dining rooms including the intimate White Room which accommodates twelve, or the Stamp Room which seats thirty. Wine enthusiasts will enjoy a selection of over forty-five wines by the glass.

Tonto Bar & Grill


Tonto Bar & Grill

We highly recommend Tonto Bar & Grill located close to your new custom Scottsdale home in Cave Creek. This delightful restaurant takes pride in their service, fresh ingredients, and Arizona heritage. Here you will find lunching options that incorporate Southwestern and Native American ingredients to craft mouth-watering salads, sandwiches, pastas, and more. Vegan dishes are also available. Tonto Bar & Grill holds a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for its large selection of fine domestic and international wines. Top off your meal with irresistible house-made desserts including Creme Brulee, and buttermilk chocolate cake.

Mastro’s Steakhouse

Amongst Scottsdale’s finest restaurants is Mastro’s Steakhouse featuring executive chef, David Battersby. Mastro’s offers a private dining room for intimate or business gatherings. In addition to masterfully prepared steaks, roasted chicken, lamb chops, and more, Mastro’s Steakhouse offers a selection of delectable seafood plates. Your taste buds will delight in perfected lobster, crab cakes, or salmon meals. For a lighter lunch, you will also find a variety of soup and salad options. Classic cocktails and fine wines add a nice touch to your social gathering. Be sure to save room for dessert. Cherry Crisp, Key Lime Pie, and Chocolate Sin Cake are much less sinful when shared with loved ones.

Cowboy Ciao

A name like Cowboy Ciao may not sound like fine-dining, but this Scottsdale based restaurant provides its patrons with a truly memorable dining experience. Cowboy Ciao prepares classic American dishes with global influences for truly original and bold flavors. This restaurant advises its diners to “expect the unexpected” from signature dishes like Exotic Mushroom Panfry and the Stetson Chopped Salad. When in a hungry mood, or sharing with friends, try the Korean Barbeque Ribs, or when your appetite is smaller, you can order from the “grazing” menu which features smaller portioned favorites like Wild Boar Meatballs or Ahi Tuna Tartare. Extend the fun and laughter of lunch with a glass from the Cowboy Ciao selection of over 1800 (yes, 1800!) wines.

Roaring Fork Wood Fire Cooking

For another lunchtime favorite in Scottsdale, we direct your attention to  Roaring Fork Wood Fire Cooking & American Cuisine. This restaurant captures the bold flavors of the old West, providing a classy dining experience with rugged appeal. Boasting flavorful salads, sandwiches, and an extensive wine list, you will receive first class service at the Roaring Fork, creating the perfect lunchtime atmosphere.

Here at Casas del Oso Custom Home Builders in AZ, we are proud to offer more than just a new home – we offer a new lifestyle. We’re here to help you fit into your new community and enjoy the finer things in life.