The Bottom Line
- I loved the interior of Tanzy - fresh, modern, bold.
- Location on second level provides nice views, no traffic noise.
- On a nice day the large glass panes around the restaurant are open for fresh air
- Wonderful lounge and bar area
- Not cheap
- Not especially Mediterranean
- Booths look very uncomfortable, with seats far from table
- Portions smallish
- Tanzy is open seven days per week for lunch and dinner.
- Tanzy is owned by iPic Theaters, and is accessible from inside the lobby of the movie theater as well as from the exterior.
- An inviting lounge and bar await you at Tanzy, with Happy Hour specials during the week.
- Weather permitting, the lounge and restaurant panels open for an even more dramatic, open-air experience.
Guide Review - Tanzy
It wasn't especially busy for weekday lunch, and we were seated at a table near the large, open panels letting the light breezes into the dining room. Nearby people were seated at spacious booths -- too spacious it seemed. They all looked uncomfortable sitting far from the table and hunched over their food. Larger-sized people would probably appreciate the extra space, though. Our table seating was very comfortable.
Tasty focaccia and olive tapenade are presented to each table. The menus at Tanzy aren't extensive. Notwithstanding the definition of the cuisine as a "new age approach to Mediterranean cuisine" there was little here I would define as Mediterranean. At lunch we were offered a choice of three appetizers, six salads, five sandwiches, eight entrees (four of which are seafood) and three desserts. At our server's suggestion we tried the Crispy Brussel Sprouts ($7) for our first course. Definitely large enough to share, these brussel sprouts were lightly battered and delicious, without that aroma that accompanies cooking them at home! Nothing really jumped out at us from the main part of the menu, so, our server suggested the Summer Halibut ($15). It was light and flavorful with Lemon Buerre Blanc and served over squash. Although it was indicated in the menu, I didn't notice any Roasted Tomatoes. My companion was happy with his Portobello, Roasted Red Pepper and Goat Cheese Panini ($9). The fries were excellent. Not being a Tiramisu lover (most recommended at seemingly hundreds of restaurants around town) our server recommended the Sorbet Trio ($6) for dessert. It was not especially exciting, but cool and refreshing with three scoops of fruit flavored sorbet, suitable for sharing.
The majority of the patrons on the day I visited were having casual business lunch meetings. I noticed that most people seemed to ordering one of the salads, several of which offer an option to add chicken or salmon. Next time I'll give one of those a try.
The dinner menu includes more appetizers, some pasta dishes ($17 to $24) and nine entree selections, four of which are seafood. Dinner entrees range in price from $19 to $34.I probably wouldn't travel a long distance to dine at Tanzy, but I certainly would consider it for happy hour or a light meal before or after a show at the iPic Theater.
Tanzy is located on the second level of Scottsdale Quarter, on the northeast side of the complex. Parking in the North Parking lot is closest. Follow directions to iPic Theaters, and take the elevator or escalator to the second level. The restaurant can be accessed from inside the movie theater lobby, or through the fantastic main entry door at the top of the escalator.
15257 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85254