5 Best Restaurants in Downtown Phoenix Right Now

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.

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Laura Hahnefeld
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