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Our Outdoor Dining Picks: Phoenix-area Restaurants With Amazing Views

With weather that’s just about perfect year-round, the Phoenix-Scottsdale area is a perfect place to take advantage of the Valley's plentiful restaurant patios. These patios with a view not only offer a place to sit outside and enjoy a drink or a meal but scenic views that can't be beat.

Talavera, Flourish, Different Pointe of View, J&G Steakhouse, Elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Orange Sky all offer sweeping views of the Valley below, and Lustre Rooftop is set high in the middle of downtown Phoenix and provides a top-down view of surrounding sports and entertainment venues. RnR has a view of Old Town Scottsdale, and All American Sports Grill showcases the famous Fountain Hills fountain. O.H.S.O.’s Arcadia location is set next to the canal, with mountains nearby, and Sassi offers a romantic setting surrounded by desert landscapes.

Just remember that if you plan to enjoy one of these patios with a view during the day, wear sunscreen—the Valley sun can be strong.

Talavera

Admire the high Sonoran Desert from the dining room or terrace, and the divine prime beef, seafood and wines that are delivered unto those tables.

Different Pointe of View

The kitchen at this mountaintop resort restaurant—known for making fine dining a relaxed experience—turns out dishes capable of competing with the breathtaking views from atop North Mountain. Entrées are rich, and the lobster bisque is sublime.

J&G Steakhouse

A global steak house by Michelin-starred Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Begin with the raw bar or heirloom tomato salad, segue to tuna tartare or black truffle cheese fritters, then select a juicy cut of beef, chicken or fish.

Orange Sky

À la carte fish, shellfish, steaks and chops, and more than a dozen sauces to accentuate them. Located on the 15th floor, with views of the McDowell Mountains.

Elements

At this restaurant, Food Network star chef Beau MacMillan has created a bold and whimsical menu of American cuisine with Asian elements, made using local and organic ingredients. Located at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort, the mountainside dining room offers spectacular views.

Sassi

A southern-Italian, residential-style villa with cuisine to match. Dine in the library, kitchen, a large living room, an intimate room adjacent to the wine cellar, a garden terrace, or on any of several patios.

Lustre Rooftop Garden

Located on the third floor rooftop at the Hotel Palomar Phoenix, this bar/restaurant offers drinks and food with a scenic view of downtown Phoenix. A pool area is the site of summer pool parties.

RnR

Substantial and savory breakfasts, a smattering of sandwiches and evening entrées, industrial loft atmosphere, and one of the only public, second-story patios serving cocktails while overlooking Scottsdale Road.

All American Sports Grill

At this grill/sports bar, expect upscale American cuisine, HDTVs to watch games on and live music on the weekends. Sit on the patio and enjoy menu favorites like the O.M.G. chicken and Moroccan salmon with a view of the Fountain Hills fountain.

O.H.S.O.

The “Outrageous Homebrewer’s Social Outpost” brews several beers and distills spirits. They have regional, local and house beers on-tap, beer brunch deals Sa-Su, and large, dog-friendly patios. Food is available in seared, grilled, charred and fried forms.