I have visited Local Bistro in North Scottsdale, Arizona many times prior to the launching of this blog. All of my prior visits have been stellar, so I thought it time to write a proper review after my most recent visit this week for lunch with a friend. My friend hadn’t heard of Local Bistro, so I was excited to experience the restaurant through her eyes.
Full disclosure, I live in North Scottsdale, and for years, the vast majority of the quality restaurants in Arizona were in Phoenix and Old Town Scottsdale. In the past few years however, there has been a steady influx of high quality restaurants in North Scottsdale, so I am a bit biased when reviewing one of these most welcomed new restaurants.
Here’s a picture of the outside of the space – colorful, clean, welcoming:
Here’s the inside, which is also welcoming, textured, and surrounded in wine – who doesn’t love that!
Our server (I need to do a better job of remembering names) was outstanding – professional, knowledgeable about the menu, on top of refills, but knew when to provide us with space.
At the start, I absolutely loved the citrus tray for our water, which is surprisingly most rare in Arizona restaurants. A great touch, and something that I will most definitely remember.
In terms of the lunch menu, it’s varied and tantalizing. I had such a hard time making a selection. Check out the menu here, wow: http://www.localbistroaz.com/menus/2015/LUNCH2_LB.pdf
After much deliberation, I chose the Seafood Salad – Greens, Lump Crab, Grilled Calamari, Shrimp, topped with an Orange Vinaigrette. I thoroughly enjoyed it, tons of seafood, light dressing, and fresh greens. I couldn’t even finish it because there was so much seafood. One of the best salads I’ve had in some time. Bravo. Check this out:
My friend had the Steak Salad, and I have to admit to being a bit envious before trying my salad! I didn’t take a picture because she rudely launched into the salad before I could take a proper picture. 🙂
We enjoyed a pleasurable, leisurely, and tasty lunch. I look forward to many future visits to Local Bistro, and I’m happy to say that Local Bistro is a strong sign that the North Scottsdale restaurant scene is better than it’s ever been, and only getting better. Amen to that!
I highly recommend that you visit Local Bistro and experience it for yourself. Here is the restaurant information:
20581 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255