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5 Best Places for Dinner in Scottsdale

Shine, our annual pocket guide to all things Scottsdale, is out. And this year, local artist Luster Kaboom is taking readers on an illustrated ride through the city's best spots for food, drink, art, and entertainment.

Here, in no particular order, are the five best places for dinner in Scottsdale. To see what else made the list, check out the complete Shine guide on our website. Enjoy!

See also: - 4 Best Places for a Snack in Scottsdale - 5 Best Places for Coffee in Scottsdale - 5 Best Places for Day Drinking in Scottsdale - 5 Best Places for Breakfast in Scottsdale - 5 Best Places for Craft Cocktails in Scottsdale - 5 Best Places for Lunch in Scottsdale - 5 Best Places for Dessert in Scottsdale - 5 Best Places for Happy Hour in Scottsdale

FnB At this venerated restaurant, Charleen Badman's rustic, seasonal, and locally focused creations celebrate produce at its most delicious.

Posh Improvisational Cuisine Working with an ever-changing list of ingredients, chef Joshua Hebert puts together ambitious plates based on a "wish list" from each diner.

ShinBay Shinji Kurita prepares exquisite Japanese cuisine to pair with an impressive list of sakes and craft beers for a top-notch experience from start to finish.

Virtú Honest Craft This tiny, wonderful cafe of elegant, ever-changing Mediterranean-inspired dishes from chef-owner Gio Osso is one of the Valley's best new restaurants of the year.

Renegade by MOD (R.I.P.)

In 2013, the Valley's most risk-taking restaurant was also its shortest-lived one. From chef and co-owner Michael O'Dowd (Kai), Renegade by MOD, which opened in May, took diners on an exotic ride with an electrifying menu of re-invented foods from around the globe. But just six months later, O'Dowd and business partner Ed Leclere called it quits. The restaurant shuttered in December.

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