You will find an astounding number of gorgeous places in Arizona that will take your breath away. Canyons, forests, deserts, historic churches, Victorian homes, and art deco era buildings are all places that always manage to dazzle and wow visitors. In fact, I think we can add restaurants to that long list. Here’s a look at a handful of restaurants known for their beautiful settings, romantic atmospheres, and tasty dishes.
1. The Asylum Restaurant, Jerome
Located inside the historic Jerome Grand Hotel, this wonderful restaurant not only serves some spectacular meals but you’ll also find the dining room to be quite pretty. The restaurant appears luxurious with its dark woods, rich color palette, plus photos and paintings adorn the walls. You can also opt to sit on the patio outside for a wonderful view of the town below or at the bar, which is simply gorgeous.
Address: 200 Hill Street, Jerome
2. The Coronet, Tucson
A lot of love and work went into making this Tucson restaurant look like it’s always existed in the Coronado Hotel. The décor is a combination of custom and antique items that manages to compliment the delicious European dishes.
Address: 402 East 9th Street, Tucson
3. Coup des Tartes, Phoenix
For most people there’s nothing more romantic than the French, whether its the language or the food. This French restaurant sits inside a historic house and the décor is minimal but lovely.
Address: 1725 East Osborn Road, Phoenix
4. Cucina Rustica, Sedona
What better way to enjoy an Italian meal than in a lush courtyard or an Old World-style dining area? This is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion; you’ll enjoy a luxurious meal at this restaurant, which will delight all your senses.
Address: 7000 Highway 179, Sedona
5. Golden Goose, Sedona
The warm color palette combined with the rich woods and beautiful views makes this a cozy spot that’s perfect for dining with loved ones. You’ll find delicious meals, including steaks, seafood dishes, and desserts that make this place feel luxurious.
Address: 2545 West State Route 89A, Sedona
6. The Grill at Hacienda del Sol, Tucson
One of the best fine dining experiences in Tucson, this resort’s beauty will remind you to take pleasure in enjoying the finer things in life. You’ll find exquisitely crafted New American meals served in a luxurious dining area.
Address: 5501 North Hacienda del Sol Road, Tucson
7. Lon’s at The Hermosa Inn, Paradise Valley
At this resort restaurant, you’ll not only find a menu of global foods blended beautifully with Southwestern cuisines and local ingredients but also a charming atmosphere to match. Wooden ceiling beams, leather seating, and white linens create a classic look while cowhide and handwoven rugs reminds you of the Southwestern heritage.
Address: 5532 North Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley
8. The Persian Room, Scottsdale
If you’ve never had the pleasure of eating Iranian food, let a trip to this restaurant introduce you to the cuisine. Not only will you find delicious stews and kabobs but you’ll also get to enjoy your meal in an elegant environment that looks as decadent as the food tastes.
Address: 17040 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
9. Sassi, Scottsdale
There’s no shortage of beautiful dining areas at this Scottsdale restaurant! In addition to delicious Italian cuisine, you’ll also find luxurious dining areas and a scenic patio when you want to enjoy an Arizona sunset with your meal.
Address: 10455 East Pinnacle Peak Parkway, Scottsdale
10. Tinderbox Kitchen, Flagstaff
This New American restaurant features a seasonal menu that works local ingredients into elegant dishes. The restaurant has a chic, industrial décor that certainly compliments the modern take on meals here.
Address: 34 South San Francisco Street, Flagstaff
11. The Turquoise Room at La Posada Hotel, Winslow
This classic restaurant is located inside the historic La Posada Hotel, showing off the beauty of luxurious railroad hotels at the turn of the century. This restaurant focuses on Southwestern cuisine and you find both the history and surrounding environment reflected in the décor here.
Address: 305 East 2nd Street, Winslow
12. Valentino’s Eatery, Florence
Modern and understated fits the description of this Florence restaurant that combines traditional Italian food with American versions. While the city may not be located in Italy, the food will certainly transport you there.
Address: 3385 North Hunt Highway, Florence