With so many Scottsdale events in January and February, now is the time to taste the wonderful restaurants North Scottsdale has to offer after looking at the cars at Barrett Jackson or spending the day in the sun at The Phoenix Open.
Mastro’s Ocean Club
Kierland Commons, Greenway Parkway and Scottsdale Road, Phoenix. 480-443-8555, mastrosrestaurants.com.
This upscale seafood house at Kierland Commons in northeast Phoenix for the arctic char oreganata, a delicate fish in a light crust of seasoned bread crumbs, baked with wine and clarified butter. Or go all out with the vanilla-battered twin lobster tails paired with a side of lobster mashed potatoes.
Kierland Commons, Greenway Parkway and Scottsdale Road, Phoenix. 480-443-8555, mastrosrestaurants.com
Scottsdale Quarter, Scottsdale Road and Greenway-Hayden Loop. 480-265-4500, truefoodkitchen.com
Feeling like sushi? Stop by this Scottsdale Quarter spot and pair a cocktail like the Asian Blonde (vodka, champagne, lychee liqueur and lychee puree) with one of the fanciful sushi rolls such as the mango tango, made with big eye tuna, mango, masago and petite greens with tuna poke sauce.
Scottsdale Quarter, Scottsdale Road and Greenway-Hayden Loop. 480-427-2011, stingraysushi.com
Michael Dominick’s Lincoln Avenue Prime Steakhouse
The strikingly lavish digs of this Scottsdale Quarter steak house (don’t miss the open-roof upstairs seating) are matched by the prime steaks, which include a 20-ounce bone-in New York strip and 18-ounce bone-in filet mignon.
Scottsdale Quarter, Scottsdale Road and Greenway-Hayden Loop. 480-272-7271, dominickssteakhouse.com
The street tacos at this High Street restaurant include fried mahi-mahi with spicy slaw and pickled peppers; slow-roasted Yucatan-style pork with pineapple and avocado crema; and carne asada with chimichurri and sliced avocado. Margaritas come mixed with flavors such as agave nectar, prickly pear and mango.
5410 E. High St. (near 56th Street and Loop 101), Phoenix. 602-795-8111, modernmargarita.com
Los Olivos Norte
Try a bit of everything at this Sonoran-style Mexican restaurant by ordering a la carte. Among the choices are chimichangas, mini flautas, chalupas, green-chile rellenos, burros, tacos and tostadas.
15544 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale. 480-596-9787, losolivosrestaurants.com
Over Easy North
Among the popular menu items at this Midwestern-style breakfast spot are the chicken-fried steak with country gravy, and the Wolfpack, a combo of eggs, bacon and cheese sandwiched between two layers of hash browns.
9375 E. Bell Road, Scottsdale. 480-344-2653, overeasynorth.com
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