Phoenix, Arizona is known for two things: beautiful weather and great food. The cuisine in Midtown Phoenix is highly diverse and has a distinct flavor and flair compared to other parts of Phoenix. Read further to find out about the best restaurants in Midtown Phoenix.
Bink’s Midtown offers dining during lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Each menu changes seasonally and Bink’s only uses local, fresh ingredients. During the warmer months, Bink’s offers patio dining and daily cocktail happy hour. The atmosphere of Bink’s is friendly and relaxing, with a good mix of locals and visitors. Every Sunday Bink’s offers Pig on the Patio, an all-you-can-eat celebration on their patio.
Address & phone number: 2320 E Osborn Rd Phoenix, AZ 85016
Switch Restaurant and Wine Bar
Bar, Restaurant, Wine Bar, Beer, American, $$$
Switch Restaurant and Wine Bar
This casual restaurant serves as one of the more popular dining choices in Midtown Phoenix. Switch offers patrons outdoor group seating in a modern space perfect for any casual outing. Specials are offered every day, and the Verde Valley Pork is a popular dish among the regulars. Switch offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a dessert menu that includes American classics such as red velvet cake.
Address & phone number: 2603 N Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85004, (602) 264-2295
Restaurant, Japanese, $$$
Phoenix’s Blue Fin separates itself from other restaurants with their counter-service and standard Japanese meals. Established in 1981, Blue Fin’s service is top notch with affordable prices to match. The small family run restaurant also serves fresh sushi daily, with the California roll as the most popular. The atmosphere at Blue Fin is casual, and there are options for take out as well.
Address & phone number: 1401 N Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85004, (602) 254-3171
Green New American Vegetarian
Green New American Vegetarian puts a fun twist on cuisine with a food happy hour and creative dishes like the big WAC. The menu is completely vegetarian with options for those with a gluten intolerance. Take out is available as well as outdoor seating. The atmosphere of Green New American Vegetarian is upbeat and casual with the décor on the modern side.
Address & phone number: 2240 N Scottsdale Rd #8 Tempe, AZ 85281, (480) 941-9003
Bar, Restaurant, Wine Bar, Italian, $$$
Postino Central has mastered making simple food seem elegant. Popular dishes include the bruschetta, NY grilled cheese, and Tuscan Tuna Panini. The décor of Postino Central is modern and the atmosphere is ideal for those looking for a romantic dining experience. Postino also offers a wine bar with cheese pairings to match. Be sure to stop in for brunch on the weekends.
Address & phone number: 5144 N Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85012, (602) 274-5144
Reathrey Sekong delivers an authentic Cambodian experience. Every dish at Reathrey Sekong is traditionally Cambodian, with drinks to match. There is a good mix of locals and visitors with the Lok lak, Bai cha, and Katheaw Cha serving as their most popular dishes. The atmosphere is casual and inviting. The décor is traditionally Cambodian with originally tapestries and light fixtures.
Address & phone number: 1312 E Indian School Rd Phoenix, AZ 85014, (480) 238-0238
Bar, Italian, Vegetarian, $$$
Cibo is located in a restored 1913 bungalow and includes hardwood floors, exposed brick, stained-glass panel, and a fireplace. They offer both red and white wood-fired pizzas. All the pasta is hand made and an extensive list of Italian wines are also available. Cibo has played an active role in revitalizing the Midtown section of Phoenix.
Address & phone number: 603 N 5th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85003, (602) 441-2697
Hula's Modern Tiki
Bar, American, $$$
Hula’s Modern Tiki
This stylish and comfortable bar offers patrons retro tiki décor with Polynesian-inspired entrees. Hula’s is pet friendly, with the ability for owners to bring along their furry family members. Their most popular dishes are the chicken bowl and grilled fish tacos, and their alcoholic beverage options include choices like Mai Tai and Pink Bikini Martini. The atmosphere in Hula’s is relaxing and is ideal for large and small parties.
Address & phone number: 4700 N Central Ave #122 Phoenix, AZ 85012, (602) 265-8454
Located in a corporate skyscraper, Alexi’s Grill serves American inspired cuisine. The atmosphere at Alexi’s is professional with their business lunch as the most popular meal, and their most popular dish is the Chicken Marsala, which can be accompanied with a wine pairing.
Address & phone number: 3550 N Central Ave #120 Phoenix, AZ 85012, (602) 279-0982
Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana
Pomo Pizzeria manages to make simple pizza taste amazing. Pomo’s cooks its pizza in a hand built oven and uses volcanic sand from Southern Italy. Everything that is served at Pomo is homemade, and the pizza is certified by the Verace Pizza Napoletana and the Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani. Besides pizza, Pomo also specializes in authentic Italian pasta, with the Lasagne Alle Verdure as the most popular option.
Address & phone number: 705 N 1st St #120 Phoenix, AZ 85004, (602) 795-2555