Phoenix >Different Pointe Of View
fantastic forever. i have lived in the valley for a number of years and seen this restaurant g through many chefs and incarnations from chef razz to chef beeson to chef flowers and beyond one thing stands the test. the staff. from Eric the wine steward to Larry, Bob and Ian top notch captains. Romance, Buisness , fun or just the view this one stands the test of time
Perfect spot for Romance.
I proposed to my fiance here, and can say if you are looking to impress, choose this restaurant. I coordinated with the catering manager Traci and the receptionist Rachael, and both did a great job making the night unforgettable.
We had a table right next to the floor-to-ceiling windows providing spectacular views of the valley of the sun. If you don't get a window seat, don't worry--the tiered dining room affords great views from every table.
The venison carpaccio was spectacularly fresh and smokey, but don't even think about eating here without trying the pan-seared diver scallops. Served atop a split pea gazpacho, they were simply amazing.
For entrees, the Rib Eye is a real man's dish--no tiny servings here. I got a 12+ oz Rib Eye, huge Abalone mushrooms, and potatoes dauphanoise (interesting texture of starchy potatoes, creamy sauce, and a crispy top). My fiance chose the duck atop a spinach and polenta torte. I have never liked duck due to its greasy texture, but I actually traded a few bites of my beef for more of this dish. Choose medium rare and you will be delighted.
Don't expect to find many full bottle wine selections for less than $200, but we chose cocktails with appetizers and a half-bottle of Syrah with dinner. The sommelier even provided an interesting story about the wine we chose as he opened it for breathing. Oh, and for manly men don't worry--they didn't look down on me for asking for a beer or a humble Jack and Coke with the other courses.
Now to the special treatment--the pastry chef created a light and airy dessert with a unique plating. She took a thin cake bottom with a thick consistency (almost like cookie dough), topped it with 2 kinds of chocolate and some sort of almond cream, and then plated it on a dish with the words "will you marry me" written in chocolate on it. My fiance was speechless. For once.
Bottom line-great food with hearty portions, secluded romantic atmosphere, and a dedicated staff. Give this place a try
Salt, salt, and more salt. The view here is spectacular, but this has got to be one of the most overrated places we have ever eaten at in terms of the actual food. I am a vegetarian and my husband is a meat eater. When we arrived, there was one vegetarian meal on the menu and we were told that unlike what citysearch states regarding the kitchen encourages asking for something different, we were told they don't do that there. And the place was not even busy the night we were there. Maybe 2 or 3 tables on the inside and eating outside there were 2 or 3 tables with people at them as well. So there wasn't even the issue of being a super busy night. Both my vegetarian meal and my husband's were incredibly salty. We couldn't even taste the actual food. All we tasted was salt. If you want to go there for a spectacular view, go and order drinks. But I wouldn't eat there again. Very disappointing.
Enjoy an adventurous menu while dining with an unsurpassed view of the city..
Cable-mounted halogen lighting mingles with spectacular city-light views to make this spot an awe-inspiring constant. Downstairs, live jazz helps diners dance off the calories into the wee hours. The best way to experience it is with one of the two tasting-menu options--a five-course, pre-selected feast or a chef's-choice journey. Those with adventurous appetites could try La Belle Farms foie gras with cinnamon gelato.
User review by lbobeah. I've been here twice so far, and it is hands-down my favorite restaurant in Arizona! The service is amazing, and the food is just incredible. The whole dining experience is well worth the cost. On both visits, Chef Flowers created a special vegetarian dish for me that was out of this world, and he personally came to the table to greet us and ask about our food preferences. He is a magician in the kitchen, and my hypersensitive tastebuds truly appreciate his culinary talent.
WOW!!. My fiance took me on Valentine's Day and it was such a great experience! The food and view were equally amazing! If you have not been, you MUST go for dinner. A true epicurious experience!
Loved it!!. Special place for a special occasion! The staff is so attentive, every need was met before having to utter a word. Prepare for a big bill at the end but it was worth every dime (or hundred in this case!) The view is spectacular! Ask for a window seat when you make a reservation or patio if its warm.
Perfect for a special evening!. The view was incredible! The food and the service were both fantastic! I would highly recommend it, but remember, it's fine dining so expect a hefty price tag.
Best of Phenoix. Dining at Different Pointe Of View was the best experiance I ever had. They impressed me so much that when I was chosing a place to propose to my wife I could think of no better place. You got to try it!!!
Wow!. This is one of those restaurants that is more than a special occasion place.
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