Best Patio Dining Phoenix 2012 - Lon's at the Hermosa
5532 N. Palo Cristi Road
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
One eyeful of the surroundings of this fine-dining establishment at The Hermosa Inn, the luxury boutique hotel in Paradise Valley known for its rich history and 1930s-era architecture, and it's a no-brainer as to what may once have inspired the restaurant's namesake, legendary artist Lon Megargee. Lon's enchanting, lushly planted patio sits under blue skies by day and flickers with the flames of its adobe fireplace come starry nightfall. And where better than this outdoor desert hideaway to enjoy chef Jeremy Pacheco's artful American cuisine, a glass of wine, or better yet, a cutting-edge cocktail or two created by famed mixologist Travis Nass. Another Smoked Tea Shandy? Why, of course.