5 Best Restaurants in Downtown Phoenix Right Now

5 Best Restaurants in Downtown Phoenix Right Now
Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

Sure, there's still room for improvement, but downtown Phoenix's dining scene is slowly -- slowly -- coming into its own.

At the moment, the five best restaurants downtown feature noteworthy chefs (including two James Beard Award winners) expertly crafting dishes from around the world made with only the best ingredients. And although the food may be first-class, the casual urban settings make it easy to relax and enjoy the experience -- especially with a cocktail in hand.

Pay them a visit and see for yourself.

See also: - 5 Best Restaurants in Mesa Right Now - 5 Best Restaurants in Sunnyslope Right Now - 5 Best Restaurants in Tempe Right Now - 5 Best Restaurants in North Scottsdale Right Now - 5 Best Restaurants in South Phoenix Right Now

KFQ Bobwhite quail with sausage and red bean gravy and foie gras cornbread.
KFQ Bobwhite quail with sausage and red bean gravy and foie gras cornbread.
Evie Carpenter

Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails

Located on the second floor of the Hotel Palomar at CityScape, this urban gathering place, like its contemporary American fare, blends sophistication and familiarity along with a solid selection of signature cocktails. Excellent dishes like Kentucky fried quail, Tuscan seafood "chowda," and wild mushroom flatbread come courtesy of chef Stephen Jones. Floor-to-ceiling windows and an outdoor patio make it easy to enjoy the city along with the food and drink.



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