We went to these two spots this weekend.
Olive & Ivy was Friday night. We'd made reservations through OpenTable and were glad we did. Arriving at 6:45 the restaurant was buzzing, our hostess took us to our table immediately and said that without our reservation we would have had to wait until 9pm to get seated. I must add that the bar scene was amazing = all the beautiful young things seemed to be in attendence!
Anyway, I had the Lamb Shank and my partner had the Mahi Special. A Spanish wine from the list and we were off and running. Nice wine list but priced for Scottsdale.
My LS was falling off the bone but not overcooked thank goodness. My partner advised me that the Mahi was excellent too.
For desert she had the trio of chocolate (gelato, mousse and hot chocolate) and I had the churro. Oh ghod, the trio was out of this world!!! Skip the churro though.
We are going back to O&I for sure.
The next night we went to Cafe ZuZu. Very stylish dining room but we found the food to be just okay. My partner had an Ahi Slider and the Mac & Cheese, I had the Salmon Special. The wine list was very limited and not interesting at all. Had the butterscotch bread pudding for desert and found it on the dry side and I thought lacking in flavor.
We don't need to go back there, we did look in on Trader Vics's and the room was busy (ZuZu wasn't) and will give it a try on our next pass through the area.
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