As a hotspot for bar grills, hole-in-the-wall eateries, and fine dining, Scottsdale turns out a few new restaurants each year. As one would expect, the places that have opened up this past year include some of the best food you can find! Whether it’s Mexican fare or coastal dishes with Italian and Spanish flair, there’s something new to entertain your taste buds just around the corner in Scottsdale! Check out the five hottest new restaurants in Scottsdale.
7204 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Feel good about where you eat. At Birdcall, you can do exactly that. Each meal is made to order with all-natural ingredients, but that’s not all: This chicken-based lunch food chain also pours a percentage of its sales back into the communities of each location. Birdcall also offers tasty signature chicken dishes like the Southern and Nashville Hot sandwiches or the vegetarian “Meati” sandwich. You might also want to check out their chicken nuggets, which are fried in an all-natural breading that is free of dairy or gluten.
15507 N Scottsdale Rd #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
A comfortable yet sophisticated vibe fills the air in Santé, which has everything to do with the menu and the decor alike. Not only does this eatery also sport a café counter for the caffeine you might need, but you can also get some organic, farm-to-table dishes that are inspired by global food fusions. Consider the KvarǾy Norwegian Salmon, the Pesto di Zucchini pasta, or the Ginger Kelp Noodle salad — all great choices for the hungry or adventurous. This spot also offers a full signature mocktail menu as well as its cocktails, so get comfortable and drink up, no matter how long you want your night to be!
4912 E Shea Blvd #108, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Dom Ruggiero, the head chef of Hush Public House and Vanilla Gorilla, has his own homemade flavors featured as the main concept for the restaurant called Fire At Will. This new addition to the Scottsdale foodscape spotlights dishes like his Lamb Tartare, Iberico Ham Croquettes made with harissa aioli, or even the Smoked Fripper’s Bologna sandwich, made with gruyere, sauerkraut, and dijonaise.
7135 East Camelback Road #165, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
This playful establishment brings in high-end, modern reimaginings of Mexican cuisines, such as the Ribeye Chicharrón Guac, the Salmon Fresco Tostada, or the Pulpo al Grill, a char-grilled octopus served with squid ink blackened risotto and a citrus-cheese aioli. Even their desserts — be it the Churro Donuts, the house flan, or their Cheesecake Chimichanga — will leave your mouth watering and your belly satisfied. Enjoy Mexican food the Scottsdale way at this newfangled Old Town eatery.
7501 E Camelback Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Inspired by the Mediterranean, Cala Scottsdale features flavors of Spanish and Italian influence alike. This coastal cuisine eatery highlights fresh seasonal ingredients farmed locally, and they are open from morning to late at night. Their breakfast menu offers the Mediterranean Omelette or Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, while lunch features various pizzas and pasta before the afternoon snack and happy hour menu takes over at 3 p.m. Dinner service begins at 5 o’clock with dishes like Pork Milanese or Tuna Tartare, and don’t get us started on weekend brunch. Whenever you choose to arrive, Cala Scottsdale will be a perfect place to get fed!