There seemed to be an endless list of fun date night restaurant options in Scottsdale, Arizona!   It was hard to narrow down the list of recommendations to fit our four night stay in the city.  Of the places we dined, we would recommend all of the restaurants as fun date night spots in Scottsdale, Arizona!  See our list below.

*We made reservations in advance for all of our meals.  Restaurants were crowded and wait times would have been long without.  Highly recommend booking as far in advance of your trip as possible.   Even with booking reservations as far as a month in advance, we had a hard time getting the times on the dates we wanted.


Complete with a delicious menu and historic charm, The Mission Old Town boost excellent Latin cuisine with an  extensive tequilla list! Highly recommend the Roasted Pork Shoulder Tacos and Oaxacan Cheesy Rice.

This was the most intimate dining setting of our trip with low lighting and cozy corners.  We would recommend for a more quiet date night.


Toca Madera is a VIBE!  From the minute you walk in, you know the night is going to be a party.  There were girls walking around playing with fire or putting on an aerial show from the ceiling!  Flaming shots to start the night?  Sure, why not? Toca Madera has got your covered.   And the food was just as good as the vibe which is normally not the case!  Their website states the menu is re-imagined traditional Mexican cuisine with bold flavors.  Spot on description plus a raw bar with fresh oysters and sashimi.

If you are looking for a quiet, intimate evening, this is not your spot.  This place is a party!  Great for groups or a lively date night.


Fat Ox Restaurant puts a modern spin on Italian classics, making fresh pasta daily in house. The modern design gives this restaurant a chic feel for a fun date night. Highly recommend the Steamed Mussels and Banana Tiramisu!


An upscale raw bar, Buck & Rider has an excellent seafood selection with a fun young vibe.  An entire side of the restaurant is made up of seamless floor to ceiling glass doors that open up to outside patio and bar area.

The menu is updated daily with their fresh seafood, fish and oyster options.  Highly recommend the Ahi Tuna Crispy Rice and Crispy Brussels Sprouts!


If you are headed for dinner in Old Town, stop by The Scott Resort for a pre-dinner drink.  The Canal Bar centers the inside of this newly renovated hotel.  High vaulted ceilings with plants and natural textured furniture give off a Caribbean vibe.

With limited time, we could not get to all the rstaurants on our list.  On a return trip to Scottsdale, we would love to try Maple & Ash, Virtu Honest Craft and El Chorro.

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