You'll find a European-themed menu with Arizona and American touches at St. Amand Kitchen & Cocktails, located in the Ocotillo district in south Chandler. The name is a nod to the patron saint of winemaking, beer brewing, and bartending, which creates a kind of self-imposed pressure on the drink program here. Good thing it holds up. Head bartender Ruben Gaeta's house-crafted cocktails, like the Rhubarb Paloma, Peach Caipirinha, and the Vanilla Rosa, make a strong impression. But the food, overseen by Executive Chef Ramon Rice, also rises to the occasion, with options like octopus, bright and spicy sea scallops, street tacos, deviled eggs, New Zealand grass-fed lamb meatballs, and a next-level dish of cauliflower mac and cheese. The specials menu is where Rice gets to play around, and if on your visit it mentions anything about lobster risotto or burnt cheesecake, order those immediately. Soft live music often accompanies the food and drink here — and, depending on where you're seated, so might a mural view of the great St. Amand himself. New normal: Seating is limited inside but curbside pickup and no-contact delivery is available.
- Price: $$$
- Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 3-9 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 3-11 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
- Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
- Call restaurant to order/pay
- Curbside pickup
- Order/delivery via DoorDash
- Order/delivery via Grubhub