5 Best Restaurants in North Scottsdale Right Now

Chef Michael O'Dowd and partner Ed Leclere go bold at Renegade by MOD.
Chef Michael O'Dowd and partner Ed Leclere go bold at Renegade by MOD.
Renegade by MOD

Sure, there's the drive, but the North Scottsdale restaurant scene is worth the trip.

At the moment, the five best restaurants in the area feature diverse, expertly crafted cuisines from some of the Valley's most noteworthy chefs who employ top-notch ingredients like homemade sausage, Lingonberry relish, and kumamoto oysters to take their creations from satisfying to superb.

Most may mean an extra few shakes of the piggy bank, but with food this good, they're worth the occasional splurge.

See also: 5 Best Restaurants in Tempe Right Now

Some of chef Michael O'Dowd's bold, sophisticated dishes at Renegade by MOD.
Some of chef Michael O'Dowd's bold, sophisticated dishes at Renegade by MOD.
Evie Carpenter

Renegade by MOD

The daring new restaurant from chef Michael O'Dowd, whose decade at Kai earned it national acclaim, takes diners on an exotic ride with an electrifying menu of re-invented foods from around the globe. Served up in an edgy atmosphere, O'Dowd's multi-layered creations, accented with ingredients like Wolfberry relish and marble-size balls of goat cheese, are presented in ways that make necks crane at nearby tables.



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