We have many wonderful restaurants in the greater Phoenix area. Steakhouses, seafood, ethnic foods, Southwestern cuisine, Native American fare -- you name it, and we probably have it. What we don't have is a coastline. That is certainly limiting for people who might crave an ocean view while they dine. Add to that the fact that there are very few skyscrapers (or none, depending on your definition), so there aren't many dining spots on the 70th floor. As a matter of fact, we don't have any 70th floors in Arizona!
If you are searching for a dining experience with a scenic view, you aren't totally out of luck. Whether it is a romantic evening out, a special occasion, a wedding dinner or just a desire to feel that atmosphere of something bigger and greater than the dining room, you have several worthy options in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. Many of these restaurants are considered upscale, and there may be a dress code. Most restaurants with a view are in either Phoenix or Scottsdale, but there are a few others featured here as well.
The restaurants with a scenic view on the following pages are presented in alphabetical order. Have you tried one or more of these? Let us know what you thought of it and tell us, which is your favorite restaurant in the Valley of the Sun?