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Restaurant Week Means Fancy Feasts on the Cheap-ish

Published: Thursday, September 13, 2012

Updated: Thursday, September 13, 2012 11:09

Modern Steak

Tiera Allen, College Times

Any true foodie has had this week marked on his or her calendar for months.

Arizona Restaurant week is when restaurants like to show off their skills at a bargain price. Every participating business has a three-course meal priced at $20, $30 or $40. And some of the top restaurants in the state are participating this year.

Here are a few College Times suggests you try.



7167 E Rancho Vista Drive, Scottsdale, 480.663.7674

Identifying as “improvisational cuisine,” Posh is one-of-a-kind. Instead of a menu, guests are given a list of ingredients. They look over the list, cross out the things they dislike and write in allergies or food restrictions.

After reviewing the guidelines, Posh’s chefs will make a dish unique to each guest.

The restaurant week special is $40 per meal.


Zinc Bistro

15034 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 490.603.0922

As the winner of numerous awards, Zinc Bistro is arguable the best French restaurant in the Valley. Chef Matt Carter cooks up modernized versions of traditional French dishes.

For a $40 restaurant week special, Zinc Bisto will serve butter poached king crab for the first course, smoked hanger steak for the second and Zinc chocolate soufflé for dessert.


Beckett’s Table

3717 E Indian School Road, Phoenix, 602.954.1700


Enjoy traditional American cuisine alongside a huge wine at this welcoming neighborhood restaurant.

Beckett’s is as much a drinking destination as an eating destination. A picky eater and adventurous foodie can both enjoy this great spot.

Their options for restaurant week are quite extensive. It is $30 for the meals, and there are three options for each course.


Modern Steak

7014 E Camelback Road, Scottsdale, 480.423.7000


If you know anything about the local restaurant industry, then you have heard of Sam Fox. Fox Restaurant Concepts owns some of the top eateries in Arizona and some of the best featured during restaurant week.

And Modern Steak represents what makes the Fox restaurants great; Simple concepts can be turned into truly remarkable dining experiences. For restaurant week, Modern Steak is offering $30 per three course meal. With very traditional options available, it’s hard to imagine anyone being disappointed with his or her dining experience here.



4991 S Alma School Road, Chandler, 480.883.3773

Since opening in 2008, Cork has always been recognized as one of the best restaurants in the East Valley.

It focuses on making classic American cuisine with a French twist and is offering plenty of options for this restaurant week priced at $40 per meal.

The owners of Cork are also featuring their more casual restaurant, BLD in restaurant week. Both spots are can’t-miss for any foodie.



2611 N Central Avenue, Phoenix, 602.264.5967

This 62-year-old restaurant is an Arizona landmark.

Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, Durant’s is your grandfather’s steak house.

After entering through the kitchen, guests are seated in a room with red walls and booths. The atmosphere is a blast from the past. Durant’s does simple steak and seafood dishes, but it does them right.

Restaurant week special: $40 per meal.


For more information about Arizona Restaurant Week, visit

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