In the heady days of the city’s original Sun Belt growth, the Hyatt Regency was the signature hotel downtown, and the revolving restaurant atop it a premier event-dining destination. It was moribund for years, but has now been reopened and reimagined. Start with the pork carnitas fry bread and maybe the calamari, and then look over the menu, which has some strong a la carte meat dishes and crowd pleasers like scallops, salmon, and venison shanks. Everything’s prepared and presented with a lot more verve that you’d expect. The views are great, and the overall experience of rotating 360 degrees 300 feet up is a lot of fun. Go an hour before sunset, of course. There’s validated parking in the Hyatt garage just south of the hotel.
Compass Arizona Grill
122 N. 2nd St.
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Hours Daily 5:30–10pm Phone 602/252-1234 Prices Main courses $20–$50 Cuisine Type American Reservations Reservations recommended Web site Compass Arizona Grill
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