I come from back East during the winter and always dine at earls. I was suprised to come back this year and I thought I was in the wrong restaurant. The lounge is now seperated from the dining room; cutting down on noise from loud bar patrons. Mostly booths are in the dining room making the dining experience a lot more intimate. The lounge is great looking with contemporary silver high tops and barstools, three plasma TV's and as always great looking female servers. It's great to be back in Scottsdale!!