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Three Arizona Restaurants Among America's Finest, Voted by Diners

Ryan Meeks - Escape To Arizona

OpenTable unveiled its prestigious Top 100 Restaurants in America for 2023, spotlighting three remarkable establishments nestled in Arizona—two within the bustling metro of Phoenix and one nestled in the scenic beauty of Sedona. The coveted list, curated from a comprehensive analysis of 12 million diner reviews, considered an array of metrics, including ratings, advance reservations, and glowing five-star reviews.
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These Arizona culinary hotspots not only secured their places on this year's illustrious list but also boast prior accolades. Two of these restaurants were previously lauded in OpenTable's esteemed Best of 2022 lineup, while the third earned recognition in OpenTable's 2021 Diner's Choice.

Among these distinguished eateries is a Scottsdale gem that has long captured the admiration of various travel and dining platforms, celebrated for its consistent excellence. Another draws attention as a favored dining spot for none other than basketball luminary Kevin Durant. Additionally, the third establishment found its place on OpenTable's esteemed Most Popular Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in America: 2023 Edition.

Let's take a culinary journey through these celebrated venues:

Cafe Monarch

Specialty: Contemporary American

Rating: An impressive 4.9 based on 7053 reviews

Reviewer's Insight: "Absolutely the finest eating establishment in Arizona. The entire experience is stunningly amazing. The attention to detail and the magical environment makes this place one of a kind."

Location: 6939 E. First Ave., Scottsdale. Contact: 480-970-7682,
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Ocean 44

Specialty: Delectable Seafood

Rating: Boasting a 4.9 based on 5779 reviews

Reviewer's Insight: "When you are looking for a high-end steakhouse, you don't need to look any further! Everything you would expect and more! Service was top-notch, the food was exceptional, and the ambiance was exactly how it should be!"

Location: 4748 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale. Contact: 480-867-0044,
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Specialty: Latin-Inspired Delights

Rating: A commendable 4.7 based on 13027 reviews

Reviewer's Insight: "Every time we visit Sedona, we make sure to get reservations at Mariposa. The service and atmosphere are memorable. However, they pale in comparison to the amazing food. Lisa Dahl is an artist!"

Location: 700 W. Arizona 89a, Sedona. Contact: 928-862-4444,

These culinary havens not only tantalize taste buds but also offer immersive dining experiences, leaving an indelible mark on patrons fortunate enough to savor their culinary creations.
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