Prescott is one of the most beautiful and historic places in Arizona. The city is nestled within the most extensive ponderosa pine forests in The United States making it one of the most romantic restaurant spots in the United States. Visitors to Prescott restaurants can dine with fabulous views of the granite mountains, rolling meadows, and meandering springs, or the historic downtown, all while enjoying fine dining and unique spins on regional favorites.
Atmesfir, pronounced atmosphere, is a family-style restaurant in Prescott that creates their dishes using locally sourced ingredients that change with the seasons. The chef at Atmesfir believes in eloquent simplicity and uses French cooking techniques to create a seasonal menu. Some favorite dishes on the menu include antipasti, charcuterie platters, calamari, handmade pasta, scallops, Prime NY strip steak, lamb, and their fantastic lemon curd dessert. Atmesfir offers beer, wine, soda, sparkling water, and coffee to drink. The restaurant is only open for dinner.
232 S. Montezuma, Prescott, Arizona 86303, Phone: 928-445-1929
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Lead by Chef Richard Castricone, Icha Maajoh is an upscale, contemporary fine dining restaurant adorned with classic, rustic touches that make dining here unlike anywhere else in Prescott. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and serves a variety of gourmet dishes including homemade soup, burgers, salads, pork tenderloin, duck, sea bass, and boneless beef short ribs. The dining room is surrounded by large windows offering towering, romantic views of Prescott in a relaxed atmosphere. Icha Maajoh is known for its extensive cocktail menu and dessert selections as well.
1500 East State Route 69, Prescott, Arizona, 86301, Phone: 928-227-2313
Murphey’s is a historic landmark in Prescott that has a history dating back to the 19th century when the building was constructed as a Mercantile. The structure was renovated in 1904 when a mezzanine was added, and in 1997, Peterson-Burge enterprise purchased the location to open Murphey’s. Today, Chef Clifford Shields and Chef Robert Mackey create brunch, lunch, and dinner. Murphey’s is known for their sandwiches and burgers, and also their signature salmon dishes. Their champagne brunch on Sundays is a local favorite for red carpet dining.
201 North Cortez Street, Downtown Prescott, 86303, Phone: 928-445-4044
4.Papa's Italian Restaurant
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Visitors to Prescott will enjoy a trip back to Old Italy when they visit Papa’s Italian Restaurant. The family-owned restaurant has been in business for more than 25 years and offers the familiar warmth and hospitality that Italians are known for. The décor reflects the old world Tuscany and is modeled after Grandpa Benedetto’s restaurant in New York. Papa’s uses the same family recipes that patrons have loved since the doors opened including delicious, slow-cooked sauces, homemade soups, fresh pasta dishes, and Mediterranean style seafood. Papa’s is closed on Sundays and Mondays and open for dinner only the rest of the week.
129 ½ N. Cortez Street, Prescott, Arizona, 86301, Phone: 928-776-4880
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Visitors who love meads and hard ciders have to stop by Superstition Meadery in Downtown Prescott where the owners have introduced more than 150 new alcoholic beverages since 2012. The meadery is known for using the absolute best honey and high-quality ingredients sourced from all over the world including saffron from Morocco the meads and ciders produced in Superstition are sold across the globe and in 37 different states. You can also dine on upscale small plates and decadent desserts while hanging out. Superstition Meadery owners, Jeff, and Jen Herbert are also the founding members of the American Mead Makers Association.
120 W Gurley Street, Prescott, Arizona, 86301, Phone: 928-458-4256
6.Taj Mahal Restaurant & Bar
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Taj Mahal Restaurant and Bar brings the fine dining of India to Prescott Arizona. All menu items are fresh and made to order with your preferred level of spice—hot, mild, or no spice at all. The entrees are also gluten and MSG free, peanut free, and made without wheat or eggs. The elegant lounge hosts a happy hour daily where guests can enjoy drink specials on cocktails, wells, drafts, and live entertainment on the weekends. Outdoor dining is available on the upper and lower patios where diners can relax in Prescott’s perfect weather. A lunch buffet is open, and a full dinner is served nightly although the restaurant is closed on Tuesdays.
124 N Montezuma Street, Prescott, Arizona, 86301, Phone: 928-445-5752
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Tara Thai is a Thai inspired restaurant owned by chef Vernon Rex Cullum who described the food as traditional, western Thai cuisine. Tara Thai is open for lunch and dinner and serves traditional favorites such as spring rolls, coconut shrimp, Pho, Tom Ka, Tempura, Pad Thai, a variety of curries, pork belly, spicy seafood, and stir fry. Reservations and carryout orders are accepted.
115 South Cortez Street, Prescott Arizona, 86303, Phone: 928-772-3249
8.The Peacock Dining Room
Hassayampa Inn is home to the Peacock Dining Room, a local favorite for special occasion dinners and events. The historic inn is decorated with art deco pieces, and live jazz music can be heard from the adjacent Glass Bar each night after sunset. The Peacock features stunning floor-to-ceiling windows in the recently renovated dining room. Some of the favorite dishes include tender lamb shank, slow roasted prime rib, and pan-seared Alaskan salmon. The Peacock is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a Saturday and Sunday brunch, and dining under the stars on select weekends.
122 East Gurley Street, Prescott, Arizona, 86301, Phone: 928-778-9434
9.Iron Springs Cafe
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Iron Springs Café is a casual dining restaurant located inside of a historic building dating back to 1894. The Cajun and southwestern inspired dishes are created by chefs with more than 35 years of experience. Some of the most praised dishes include the homemade enchiladas, fresh seafood, and traditional Cajun gumbo. The restaurant offers outdoor patio dining and a fun dining car area. All the desserts including southern bread pudding and a variety of cakes are made from scratch daily, and a great brunch is popular on Sundays. Iron Springs Café is only open Wednesday through Sunday for lunch and dinner.
1501 West Iron Springs Road, Prescott, Arizona, 86305, Phone: 623-443-8848
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10.Bistro St. Michael
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The Bistro St. Michael is inside the Hotel St. Michael and offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner for hotel guests and visitors. Bistro style food is served seven days a week, and a full bar offers craft beer, wine, and top-shelf liquor. The Bistro overlooks Court House Plaza and provides a casual ambiance in a historic building designed in 1901. Guests can enjoy traditional southern breakfasts such as biscuits and gravy, chicken fried steak and eggs, pancakes, benedicts, quiches, and omelets. Soups, sandwiches, and salads are impressive on the lunch menu which also includes burgers and seafood options. Flatbreads and pasta, curries, and dinner entrees are available for dinner.
205 West Gurley Street, Prescott, Arizona, 86301, Phone: 928-776-1999
10 Best Restaurants in Prescott, AZ
- Atmesfir, Photo: Atmesfir
- Icha Maajoh, Photo: Icha Maajoh
- Murphy's, Photo: Murphy's
- Papa's Italian Restaurant, Photo: Papa's Italian Restaurant
- Superstition Meadery, Photo: Superstition Meadery
- Taj Mahal Restaurant & Bar, Photo: Taj Mahal Restaurant & Bar
- Tara Thai, Photo: Brian Jackson/stock.adobe.com
- The Peacock Dining Room, Photo: kichigin19/stock.adobe.com
- Iron Springs Cafe, Photo: Iron Springs Café
- Bistro St. Michael, Photo: Andrew Bayda/stock.adobe.com
- Cover Photo: Syda Productions/stock.adobe.com