A whopping twenty-one Arizona restaurants have been named in Open Table's "100 best Al Fresco Dining Restaurants in America."
According to Merriam-Webster, Al Fresco is defined as "taking place or located in the open air." In other words, restaurants that offer beautiful outdoor dining. We know you cannot beat Arizona's desert landscape.
"The popularity of these restaurants speaks to diners' desire for their culinary adventures to also include picturesque views, garden patios, urban vistas and overall just a bit of nature and open-air," said Caroline Potter, chief dining officer at OpenTable, in a prepared statement.
Look through the map to see the 21 Arizona restaurants listed.
- Monarch (formerly Café Monarch), 6934 E. First Avenue, Scottsdale AZ 85251
- Cress on Oak Creek at L'Auberge de Sedona, 301 L. L'Auberge Lane, Sedona AZ 86336
- Culinary Dropout at The Yard, 5632 N. 7th Street, Phoenix AZ 85014
- Different Pointe of View at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, 11111 N. 7th Street, Phoenix AZ 85020
- El Chorro, 5550 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley AZ 85253
- The House Brasserie, 6936 E. Main Street, Scottsdale AZ 85251
- Lon's at The Hermosa Inn, 5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley AZ 85253
- Mariposa - Latin Inspired Grill, 700 AZ-89A, Sedona, AZ 86336
- Ocotillo, 3243 N. Third Street, Phoenix AZ 85012
- Olive & Ivy Restaurant, 7135 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale AZ 85251
- Quiessence at The Farm at South Mountain, 6106 S. 32nd Street, Phoenix AZ 85042
- Rita's Kitchen at JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, 5402 E. Lincoln Drive, Scottsdale AZ 85253
- Sassi, 10455 E. Pinnacle Peak Parkway, Scottsdale AZ 85255
- Spiga Cucina Italiana, 7500 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale AZ 85255
- Tommy Bahama Restaurant, 15205 N. Kierland Blvd., Scottsdale AZ 85254
- Tonto Bar & Grill at Rancho Manana, 5736 E. Rancho Manana Blvd., Cave Creek AZ 85331
- Virtu Honest Craft, 3701 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale AZ 85251
- Vivace by Daniel Scordato, 6440 N. Campbell Avenue, Tucson AZ 85718
- Wildflower (Tucson), 7037 N. Oracle Road, Tucson AZ 85704
- Zinc Bistro, 15034 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale AZ 85254
View OpenTable's full list, here.