2015 Arizona Holiday Restaurant Guide

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2015 Arizona Holiday Restaurant Guide

The holidays are meant to be enjoyed! At times, however, they can become just a tad overwhelming. Restaurants are a great place to escape stress with a cocktail in hand and the cooking and cleaning done for you. Christmas Eve is a wonderful night to be surrounded by the ones you love most, while enjoying delicious chef-inspired food. Here are our top five choices for Christmas Eve dinner this year.


Led by Executive Chef Mike Winneker, known for Cowboy Ciao, this restaurant focuses on sustainable ingredients, creating imaginative and sophisticated dishes. On Christmas Eve, they will be showcasing a three-course dinner paired with champagne for $75 per person. For additional information or group discounts, please contact General Manager Charles Floyd at (480) 333-1880.

Roka Akor

Roka Akor combines contemporary Japanese cuisine with traditional European technique to create a truly unique dining experience. They will be offering a special holiday four-course tasting menu for $85 per person, along with their full a la carte menu. Featured items will include: Pork Belly, Sashimi and Braised Oxtail. Christmas Eve dinner service will be served from 4:30 - 10 PM. Please call the restaurant at (480) 428-0051 for reservations.

Beckett’s Table

Chef Beckett and his kitchen team will come together to create a truly unique Christmas Eve dinner. Dishes to be featured include: Pastrami Salmon appetizer and BT Classic Beef Bourguignon Shepherd's Pie entrée. For reservations and more information, please call the restaurant at (602) 954-1700.

The Patio at Las Sendas

This casual outdoor dining experience is surrounded by breathtaking views of the mountains, surrounding desert, pristine fairways and the city lights of Phoenix. On Christmas Eve, they will be serving a three-course menu priced at $48 per guest. The selection to choose from includes: Beef Carpaccio, Muscovy Duck Breast and Egg Nog Creme Brulee. Reservations are accepted online here.

Lon’s At The Hermosa Inn

Age-old cooking methods of smoking, roasting and wood-grilling are utilized with European techniques. The cuisine offered at LON’s can be characterized as comfort cuisine that utilizes the flavors of the region. The use of authentic Arizona flavors with cutting-edge trends speaks to what you will find on the menu when dining at LON’s. On Christmas Eve, a three-course menu priced at $75 per person will be available. To make a reservation, contact the restaurant at (602) 955-7878.

Be sure to enjoy your holiday with the ones that mean most by dining at one of these fabulous restaurants this season!

Interested in being featured in our next restaurant guide? Contact Christina Wagner for more information at c@scottsdale.com.