Living in Scottsdale is great for a number of reasons. There’s the beautiful weather, amazing people, spectacular scenery and let’s not forget fine dining. As a person with discerning tastes, there are several brunch hotspots in Scottsdale with extensive menus catered for every palate.
The Roaring Fork is one of the premier places in Scottsdale for brunch. Their food is prepared fresh from local ingredients and Western American recipes. Expect exceptional food with robust flavors. The atmosphere and the service are well above par, and are really what keep their customers coming back. The Roaring Fork is located at 4800 N. Scottsdale Road in Scottsdale and their telephone number is 480-947-0795. Reservations for brunch are recommended.
Another fine dining establishment that serves weekend brunch is Café ZuZu. From 11:15 AM to 2:30 PM on Saturday and Sunday, expect freshly prepared dishes with regional flair which is very attractive for those living in Scottsdale. Some of favorite the items from the menu are the truffle grilled cheese and the Denver omelet. You can find Café ZuZu in the Hotel Valley Ho at 6850 E Main Street in Scottsdale. Call 480-421-7997 for reservations.
The Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center has another gem for the brunch crowd. The Palm Court is big on taste and elegance. Their Sunday brunch, served beginning late morning, is offered buffet style. Traditional breakfast dishes are available you can order crepes done your way – savory with shrimp or Gouda, or sweet with apples or raisins. Many salads are available as well as omelets and a carving station with roasted meats. We hear that the pecan torte is amazing! The resort is located at 7700 East McCormick Parkway and their phone number is 480-991-9000. Reservations are recommended and resort attire is encouraged.
Il Terrazzo at the Phoenician is one of several options for visitors at the resort and another great spot for upscale brunch. Served on Sundays, American style breakfast and lunch dishes are served along with bottomless Mimosas! One of the biggest draws of Il Terrazzo is the terrace, where guests can dine out of doors. The traditional breakfast dishes are done well here, such as eggs Benedict an
d classic omelets. You can expect salads, soups and fabulous entrees as well as their exemplary service. The Phoenician is located at 6000 East Camelback Road in Scottsdale and to make a reservation at Il Terrazzo, call 480-423-2530.
Elements is another great upscale restaurant near Scottsdale and the menu was created by Iron Chef America winner Beau MacMillan. What makes this place shine is its use of fresh, local food and sustainable seafood. Elements has a Sunday brunch full of fresh and original cuisine that has to been seen and tasted to be believed. Though Sunday Brunch is currently unavailable, Elements says it will return in the fall. Elements is at Sanctuary at Camelback Mountain which is located at 5700 East McDonald Drive in Paradise Valley. Make your reservations by calling 800-245-2051.
Our final pick for brunch with substance for those living in Scottsdale is the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa’s Nellie Cashman’s Bubbles & Brunch. Offered on Sundays, this event is just what you’d think – have a little champagne with your brunch! Guests here can have the white tea smoked salmon or a made to order omelet filled with organic cheeses and plenty of other scrumptious dishes. The Westin is located at 6902 East Greenway Parkway in Scottsdale. To make reservations, call 480-624-1202.
If brunch is your favorite meal of the day, try one or all of these fine restaurants. You’ll be glad you did!