Best restaurants in Phoenix – USA TODAY 10Best

The best restaurants in Phoenix all have one thing in common: a passion for quality ingredients and remarkable execution.

Looking for the best pizza in the country? Some would argue that you’ll find it in Phoenix at chef Chris Bianco’s Pizzeria Bianco, where pizza aficionados from around the world come to commune with Bianco’s James Beard Award-winning, wood-fired pies.

For classic Arizona dining, check out Durant’s near downtown Phoenix, perhaps the city’s most storied and beloved steakhouse. 

For refined riffs on Mexican cooking, make a date with Barrio Cafe Gran Reserva, one of the latest efforts from James Beard Award-nominated chef Silvana Salcido Esparza. 

Speaking of James Beard nominees, if you love creative tasting menus, you’ll definitely want to plan ahead and reserve a spot at Binkley’s Restaurant in midtown Phoenix. Perennial James Beard Award nominee Kevin Binkley brings his flair for modernist technique and creative comfort food to his new flagship restaurant, where the average multi-course dinner can stretch upwards of three hours. 

For another excellent Phoenix fine dining destination, you should not miss Kai Restaurant, located just south of Phoenix at the Wild Horse Pass Resort. The menu offers creative and refined takes on Native American-inspired fare, with hard-to-find native ingredients that are often harvested locally. 

Keep reading for more of our favorite Phoenix restaurants.