I will mention this right of the bat… we have not visited majority of these spots, however, our colleagues and friends have. They have reached out and mentioned what great spots these are!
Below is our list of the HOTTEST restaurants in Phoenix (greater) for 2019! In no particular order, see below:
The Larder and The Delta
This farm to table spot in Phoenix has a TON of buzz going right now. We have heard from a lot of people that this place is a must try. Looking at their menu, you can tell everything is extremely fresh and made from scratch. Very heavy presence of vegetables too, which is a bonus in my eyes. Will be visiting this spot in the next week or two….will report back!
Image: The Larder and The Delta website
I have heard great things about the Churchill. It isn’t a restaurant per say, yet a collaborative space (9000 sq. ft) in Phoenix that houses close to 6 restaurants which include, Freak Brothers Pizza, Provecho, Breadwinner and a cocktail bar called Pobrecito! We will definitely be visiting this spot in the near future.
Image: Churchill Website
The gents over at Chula opened their first Scottsdale location in 2016. Since then, they have been a huge hit. Well… fast forward a few years and now have recently opened another location in Uptown Plaza! Easily one of the hottest restaurants in Phoenix now. Fish is super fresh, and they are expanding menu items to really get the seafood game here in Phoenix STEPPED UP! Cheers to them.
Image: Chula Seafood Instagram
This is another one we have not visited yet but have heard FANTASTIC things about! They serve hand made pastas along with the classic dishes you see which a modern flare. They also focus on great cocktails too and we have heard they compliment beautiful with the menu. From the sounds of it, Bar Pesce is one of the hottest restaurants in Phoenix and will be here for a long time.
Image: Bar Pesce Instagram
Cotton and Copper
One of my personal new favorites! Fantastic mixologists on staff along with a high end gastro pub type menu. Very unique and everything on their menu is a BANGER! Their staff is extremely knowledgeable in pairing cocktails with all of their menu items. Corn dumplings and smoke fish starters are a must to start your experience off right! Well done C and C!
Image: Cotton and Copper Website
The White Rabbit
Another one of my personal favorites!! Their cocktail program is making buzzes in the Valley. Located in the heart of Downtown Gilbert, The White Rabbit is tough to find. You have to have the password to get in! On top of having great cocktails, their small and share plates are sleepers. They do a pretty good job on pairing some of the cocktails with their food menu. This place is a MUST visit!
Image: The White Rabbit Instagram
Well, there you have it. This is a pretty stacked list of the hottest restaurants in Phoenix at the moment! Would love to hear your thoughts on these spots! It’s easy to say we are pumped to see such great spots continuing to grace the greater Phoenix and Scottsdale area restaurant scene. We are definitely putting our stamp on the US when it comes to great food!
Be sure to check out our local restaurant directory for some of the best restaurants in the Valley!