You know what goes great with a delicious meal? A fantastic atmosphere that is unforgettable. Today we’re going to take a second look at some Arizona restaurants that strive to make your dining experience a unique one. Here are just a few that will satisfy more than your tummy!
1. Barleens Arizona Opry, Apache Junction
Looking to combine a dinner and a show? Pair a traditional American meal to enjoy with some fantastic musical performances and your dinner date is set!
Location: 2275 Old West Highway, Apache Junction
2. Café Lalibela, Tempe
If you haven't eaten Ethiopian food before, the dishes and method of eating can seem a bit out of the norm and perhaps even intimidating. However, it is anything but that. Your food is served on one large platter with injera bread and you eat the meal with your hands, something I think most Americans aren't used to doing. Try it out though! I assure you the meal is delicious!
Location: 849 West University Drive, Tempe
3. Compass Arizona Grill at the Hyatt Regency, Phoenix
For a classy, unique meal, be sure to try out the Compass Arizona Grill which is a slow-revolving restaurant sitting stories above the city.
Location: 122 North 2nd Street, Phoenix
4. El Tovar Dining Room, Grand Canyon Village
Now here is a restaurant with a view! El Tovar Dining Room sits in the historic El Tovar Hotel and has some spectacular views of the Grand Canyon to go with with your meal.
Location: 1 Main Street, Grand Canyon Village
5. Film Bar, Phoenix
Feeling like a movie this weekend but want to eat something a little more substantial than a bag of popcorn? The Film Bar plays mainly independent, art house movies, but they occasionally also show classic films while you enjoy handmade tamales and a craft beer. If you want a more mainstream movie experience, you can always check out Studio Movie Grill in Scottsdale.
Location: 815 North 2nd Avenue, Phoenix
6. Mining Camp Restaurant, Apache Junction
Another dinner and a show option is at the Mining Camp Restaurant, where you can enjoy a rustic-themed meal served family-style. You can also catch live music for an additional charge featuring country, western, or bluegrass music.
Location: 6100 East Mining Camp Street, Apache Junction
7. Pinnacle Peak, Tucson
The steakhouse offers more than just a juicy slab of meat; it has a fun, saloon-like atmosphere that is part of Trail Dust Town. They also have a strict “no ties” rule. If you happen to accidentally walk in wearing one, be prepared to have it cut off and stuck to the ceiling!
Location: 6541 East Tanque Verde Road, Tucson
8. The Salt Cellar, Scottsdale
Arizona isn't well-known for its seafood, so paying a visit to the Salt Cellar is a special treat. Not only is the food tasty, but you also walk down stairs into a cellar to eat, which gives a subterranean feel to the restaurant. For those who don't want seafood, there are plenty of meat options, such as beef wellington and steaks.
Location: 550 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale
9. San Tan Flat, Queen Creek
If you want to enjoy a hearty meal, you could go to just about any restaurant, but for a unique experience, be sure to check out San Tan Flat in Queen Creek. This steakhouse is well-known for its live music, dancing, outdoor seating, and a fire pit where you can roast marshmallows for s'mores.
Location: 6185 West Hunt Highway, Queen Creek