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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means one thing: it’s time to make those fancy dinner reservations. Plan a romantic night out at one of the restaurants you’ve had on your bucket list this Valentine’s Day. Not sure where to go? We’ve rounded up our top picks for the best spots in Phoenix to enjoy a romantic dinner out. Read on, lovebirds.

The Stockyards Steakhouse

Arizona’s Original Steakhouse, The Stockyards Steakhouse, has served as a part of Arizona history since opening in 1947. The menu stays true to its heritage, featuring only the finest corn-fed aged steaks and prime rib. The Southwestern flare is not the only thing that keeps customers coming back for more delicious and hearty flavors. The iconic steakhouse shines with its relevant architectural style and Old West comfort and charm; it was recently added to the City of Phoenix Historical Register.


Imagine a picture-perfect evening of eating a farm-to-table meal at, you guessed it, an actual farm. Quiessence Restaurant offers just that — handcrafted, made-to-order cuisine in a beautiful, quiet farm setting. The restaurant, located on the 10-acre working farm, The Farm at South Mountain, offers an unforgettable menu and dining experience to match, with your choosing of a three, four, or five course Chef’s Tasting menu. Don’t expect to eat quickly here. The experience and food are meant to be enjoyed at a leisurely rate. So take your time to unwind, and enjoy all that Quiessence has to offer. Want to go all out? Reserve a Brick Oven table, where the chef’s team leads you through an eight-course menu that will surely please any palate.

Ocean 44

For the premier seafood choice in Scottsdale, Ocean 44 checks all the boxes. Ocean 44 is seafood reinvented, located in a vibrant, upscale atmosphere. The chef-sourced, highest-graded sustainable fresh seafood comes from around the world, including oysters, lobster, and other interesting appetizers that go beyond the traditional seafood menu. For the ultimate romantic ambiance, check out their quiet nooks and intimate dining spots throughout the modern, upscale space. 

Wrigley Mansion

Wrigley Mansion, a breathtaking landmark originally constructed in 1932 by chewing gum mogul William Wrigley Jr., sits on top of a hill, showcasing the most dramatic views in Phoenix. Due to the property sitting on private land, a membership is required to dine — but trust us, it’s a small cost to experience the unparalleled treat at The Mansion. On the property, you’ll find Geordie’s and Christoper’s, both excellent fine dining options that will elevate your Valentine’s Day experience.

Phoenix is full of exotic fare and the ultimate in fine dining. Take our word for it and dine at one of these four spots to enjoy a romantic dinner. For more food and drink inspiration, check out The Tessera’s blog.


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