Surrounded by majestic mountains, wind-swept deserts, and dense forests of ponderosa pine, Flagstaff is a charming city that is known as the gateway to the San Francisco Peaks and home to Arizona’s tallest mountain known as Humphreys Peak. There is plenty to see and do in and around the city, such as several fascinating Native American pueblo sites at the Wupatki National Monument and the Walnut Canyon National Monument. Flagstaff also has a great selection of restaurants for celebrating love – here are some of the top spots for romantic dining in the city.
1.1899 Bar and Grill
© 1899 Bar and Grill
Located on the northern edge of the Northern Arizona University campus, the 1899 Bar and Grill is a contemporary steakhouse that serves seasonal modern American cuisine and a tantalizing selection of drinks. Exuding the ambiance of a turn-of-the-century American bistro with the style of an elegant chophouse, the 1899 Bar and Grill is a popular spot for romantic dinners or special celebrations which can be enjoyed in the main dining room next to the enormous copper plated fireplace or on the lovely patio overlooking the historic north quad. The full-service bar offers a range of fine wines from around the world and several regional beers on tap, along with classic cocktails prepared with top-shelf spirits. 1899 Bar and Grill is open for lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday.
307 W Dupont Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, Phone: 928-523-1899
2.Beaver Street Brewery
© Beaver Street Brewery
Beaver Street Brewery is a locally-owned microbrewery that produces and serves handcrafted ales and lagers along with a menu of light bites and fresh salads. Located within a short walk of Flagstaff’s historic train station, the brewery offers a casual dining experience with delicious meals prepared in the open kitchen using locally sourced ingredients and regional produce. Visitors can dine and drink on the seasonal outdoor beer garden against a backdrop of spectacular San Francisco Peaks views or enjoy a game in the adjacent billiards hall. Beaver Street Brewery is open for lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
11 S Beaver St #1, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, Phone: 928-779-0079
3.Black Barts Steakhouse
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Located in the Black Barts RV Park, Black Bart's Steakhouse is a locally owned and operated restaurant and revue bar that has been serving delicious fare and hosting live entertainment for the past 35 years. The restaurant specializes in serving the highest quality meats in the region, including hand-selected, perfectly marbled mid-western corn-fed beef steaks, baby back ribs, barbecue chicken, and juicy burgers, along with with fresh seafood, housemade pasta dishes, and fresh salads. A full-service bar offers a globally-inspired selection of fine wines from around the world, craft and draft beers on tap and by the bottle, and classic handcrafted cocktails made with top-shelf spirits. Talented wait staff performs on stage in a Musical Revue, and the restaurant is open for dinner, nightly.
2760 E Butler Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, Phone: 928-779-3142
Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar is an award-winning, fine-dining restaurant and wine bar that serves seasonal, farm-to-table American cuisine in an elegant setting. Located in the historic Carriage House just a few blocks north of historic downtown Flagstaff, Brix has a modern dining room with comfortable décor and a full-service bar that offers a range of wines from an extensive wine list, along with craft and draft beers and classic cocktails. Signature dishes such as Pan-Roasted Duck Breast, Pork Porterhouse Steak, Farm Chicken, and Gold Canyon New York Strip Steak can be savored in the main dining room or alfresco-style out on the patio against a backdrop of beautiful views. Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar is open for dinner only, Tuesday through Sunday.
413 N San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, Phone: 928-213-1021
5.Criollo Latin Kitchen
© Criollo Latin Kitchen
Criollo Latin Kitchen is a casual, intimate restaurant that serves market-driven, Latin American cuisine and handcrafted cocktails in a vibrant atmosphere. A popular lunch-and-dinner spot during the week, Criollo Latin Kitchen is renowned for its lazy Sunday brunches where heaving plates of poblano cheddar grits, pork belly tacos, blue corn pancakes, and Haitian 'ti-malice.' The restaurant features a rotating gallery of local artists’ paintings, floor-to-ceiling windows that flood the dining space with natural light, and a chalkboard showcasing the farms and ranches from which Criollo's organic ingredients are sourced. A full-service bar offers a globally-inspired selection of fine wines from around the world, craft and draft beers on tap and by the bottle, and classic handcrafted cocktails made with top-shelf spirits. Criollo Latin Kitchen is open for dinner Monday through Sunday and breakfast, brunch and lunch on the weekend.
16 N San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, Phone: 928-774-0541
© Delhi Palace
Delhi Palace is an exceptional Indian restaurant that offers authentic Indian cuisine and extraordinary service in an attractively decorated dining space. The restaurant serves an array of delicious fine Indian cuisine for lunch and dinner, and includes a prix fixe menu with an ‘All-You-Can-Eat-Lunch-Buffet.’ The evolving menu features house specialties that include appetizers such as samosas, Bhel Puri, and Paneer Tikka, while entrées feature Lamb Tikka Masala and Shrimp Biryani, accompanied by naan, rice, Tandoori bread, mixed pickles and a range of other sides. The restaurant also offers several gluten-free and vegan options, such as vegetable pakoras and vegetable soup. Delhi Palace is open for lunch and dinner daily.
2500 S Woodlands Village Blvd #8, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, Phone: 928-556-0019
© Fat Olives
Founded 25 years ago by award-winning chef, John Conley, Fat Olives is a bustling Italian eatery that specializes in wood-fired Neapolitan-style pies with gourmet toppings. Fat Olives is a Vera Pizza Napoletana restaurant that uses only the finest imported Italian ingredients to produce truly authentic Neapolitan pizza. Pizza is cooked to perfection in an original wood-fired dome oven that was constructed in Italy by the Refrattari Valoriani family and cooks traditional Neapolitan pizza in just 90 seconds. In addition to mouthwatering pizza, the restaurant also serves antipasti platters, fresh salads, a variety of house-made pasta and lasagna dishes and decadent desserts. Fat Olives is open for lunch and dinner daily.
2308 E Rte 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, Phone: 928-853-0056
8.FLG Terroir: Wine Bar & Bistro
© FLG Terroir: Wine Bar & Bistro
Previously known as the old Wine Loft, FLG Terroir: Wine Bar & Bistro is a sleek wine bar and eatery in historic downtown Flagstaff that serves farm-to-table fare and globally-inspired boutique wines. The bistro serves a seasonal menu of market-driven food such as oysters on the half shell, poutine, shrimp and grits, green chili galette, and cheese and charcuterie plates. The bar has an extensive wine list with over 500 labels from around the world, which can be enjoyed by the glass or bottle, and a great selection of bottled beers with a focus on Belgian Ales. FLG Terroir: Wine Bar & Bistro is open for dinner Monday through Friday and lunch and dinner on the weekends.
17 N San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, Phone: 928-773-9463
9.Josephine's Modern American Bistro
© Josephine's Modern American Bistro
Based in a beautifully preserved 1911 Craftsman-style bungalow, Josephine’s Modern American Bistro is a homey eatery that serves a variety of American cuisine with a modern and innovative twist. Named in honor of Chef Tony's late mother, the warm and welcoming restaurant has a cozy dining room with an ornate stone fireplace, a large stone bar, Craftsman light fixtures, and a charming patio with outdoor seating for alfresco dining. Seasonal menus boast delicious farm-to-table fare such as crab cake and jicama slaw salad, fried green tomatoes, bacon-wrapped Arizona filet mignon, sesame-crusted Scottish salmon, and diablo shrimp macaroni and cheese. A full-service bar offers a globally-inspired selection of fine wines from around the world, craft and draft beers on tap and by the bottle, and classic handcrafted cocktails made with top-shelf spirits. Josephine’s Modern American Bistro is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner, seven days a week.
503 N Humphreys St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, Phone: 928-779-3400
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10.Nomads Global Lounge
Located in the Motel DuBeau Travelers Inn, Nomads Global Lounge is a gathering place for both locals and visitors alike with a snack menu of culinary delights from around the world and a wide range of libations. The trendy wine bar and 38-seat eatery has a hip interior design inspired by places around the world, including horsehair concrete walls adorned with photographs of Africa, Antarctica, and India, Asian-inspired lanterns, an indoor Craftsman-style fireplace, and a globe-shaped outdoor fire pit. The eatery serves a menu of globally-inspired fare such as sharing plates of mini meatballs in marinara sauce and farfalle pasta bowl, and entrées of Lamb Kafka, Aussie Meat and Ale Pie, and Yucatán Chicken. The cuisine is accompanied by a list of wines from around the world by the glass or bottle, and a range of international and local brews. Nomads Global Lounge is open for dinner, seven nights a week.
19 W Phoenix Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, Phone: 928-774-7958
11.Pato Thai Cuisine
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PaTo Thai is an informal Asian restaurant in downtown Flagstaff that serves authentic Thai cuisine in a casual, laid-back atmosphere. Owner Nipon “Paul” Trerattanapun brings the rich and flavorful tastes of Thailand to the heart of Flagstaff with a menu of authentic and traditional Thai cuisine such as Pad Thai, Basil Fish, Spicy Scallops, Barbecue Chicken, Deep-Fried Tofu, Green, Yellow and Red Curries, Mussaman, and Panang. The restaurant offers a variety of lunch and chef’s specials, rice and noodle dishes, homemade soups, salads and sweet desserts, and a range of drinks such as lassies, tea and soft drinks. PaTo Thai is open for lunch and dinner daily.
20 E Rte 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, Phone: 928-213-1825
Pizzicletta is a tiny eatery in the heart of Flagstaff that specializes in authentic wood-fired Neapolitan pizzas with gourmet toppings. The tiny 650-square-meter restaurant has an imported wood-burning oven that produces perfectly fires pizza, focaccia, and leavened sourdough bread, which is made with locally sourced ingredients and Italian products. The menu is simple with a few variations of pizzas such as margarita, marinara, and rucola, along with focaccia, formaggi, smoked burrata, and homemade gelato for dessert. A variety of casual wines, craft beers, and digestifs are available to pair with the food, and the restaurant is open for dinner, seven nights a week.
203 W Phoenix Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, Phone: 928-774-3242
© Sakura Restaurant
Sakura Restaurant is a high-end Hibachi-style restaurant that specializes in upscale Japanese and Asian cuisine served in a modern, stylish environment. Boasting a sophisticated dining space with intimate booth seating, a long bar, and dim lighting, the restaurant serves a menu of fresh, made-from-scratch sushi and sashimi, hibachi, tempura, udon, donburi, and teriyaki. The bar serves a selection of craft and local beers, casual easy-drinking wines, high-end spirits, and classic cocktails. Sakura Restaurant is open for dinner, Monday through Sunday.
1175 W Rte 66, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, Phone: 928-773-8880
© Swaddee Thai
Swaddee Thai is a casual eatery with stylish décor that serves a diverse selection of authentic Thai cuisine. Established in 2001, Swaddee Thai is a family-owned and operated restaurant that specializes in traditional cuisine from Northern Thailand prepared with the highest-quality ingredients such as roasted duck curry, pineapple curry, kaoi soi and spicy cashew nut and tofu, as well as a selection of rice and noodle dishes of varying levels of spice, and traditional Thai desserts like coconut ice cream, sweet sticky rice with Thai custard, and roti. Swaddee Thai is open for lunch and dinner daily.
115 E Aspen Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, Phone: 928-773-1122
15.The Cottage French Farmhouse Bistro
© The Cottage French Farmhouse Bistro
Housed in a historic bungalow dating back to 1909, the Cottage French Farmhouse Bistro is a quaint French bistro and bar and one of northern Arizona's most iconic restaurants. Helmed by Chef Scott Heinonen and his team, the bistro serves a seasonally changing menu of farm-to-table cuisine that celebrates the bounty and beauty of the French countryside. Signature dishes include duck duo of confit leg and smoked breast, Frenched pork chop with broccoli fondue, bistro steak au poivre, heritage pork tenderloin, bacon-wrapped meatloaf, and southern shrimp and grits. The cuisine is accompanied by a carefully curated wine list, craft, and draft beer selections and classic cocktails. The Cottage, Farmhouse French Bistro is open for dinner, Tuesday through Sunday.
126 W Cottage Ave, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, Phone: 928-774-8431
16.The Horsemen Lodge Steakhouse
© The Horsemen Lodge Steakhouse
Established in 1975, Horsemen Lodge Restaurant is a relaxed cowboy-themed steakhouse that is renowned for its outstanding steaks and all-you-can-eat soup and salad bar. The restaurant pays homage to the ranching lifestyle and boasts a cowboy theme with artworks, memorabilia, and authentic cowboy attire adorning the main dining space. The menu offers a selection of perfectly grilled steaks ranging from ribeye and filet to porterhouse, along with baby back ribs, lamb chops, and chicken dishes, fresh salads, and vegetarian options. A full-service bar offers a globally-inspired selection of fine wines from around the world, craft and draft beers on tap and by the bottle, and classic handcrafted cocktails made with top-shelf spirits, and the restaurant hosts live music and stand-up comedy during dinner hours throughout the week. Horsemen Lodge Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Monday through Friday.
8500 US-89, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, Phone: 928-526-2655
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© Tinderbox Kitchen
Located on the Southside of Downtown Flagstaff, Tinderbox Restaurant is a contemporary eatery that serves well-executed spins on American comfort fare and cocktails in a laid-back and relaxed space. Part of a group of restaurants that include Tourist Home All Day Café and Annex Cocktail Lounge, Tinderbox Restaurant, is helmed by Chef Mike Schmitz, who creates seasonal menus of farm-to-table fare using fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and regional produce. A full-service bar offers a globally-inspired selection of fine wines from around the world, craft and draft beers on tap and by the bottle, and classic handcrafted cocktails made with top-shelf spirits. Tinderbox Restaurant is open for dinner only, Monday through Sunday.
34 S San Francisco St, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, Phone: 928-226-8400
18.Zenith Steak House Twin Arrow
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Zenith Steak House Twin Arrows is the Navajo Casino Resort’s flagship restaurant and popular fine-dining spot. Boasting breathtaking views of the majestic San Francisco Peaks east of Flagstaff, the elegant steakhouse features plush décor with wood and leather accents and architectural elements that showcase the rich history of the Navajo people. A seasonal menu offers traditional steakhouse fare with progressive twists such as sustainable seafood and fish, prime USDA steaks and chops, naturally-raised chicken, and fresh organic salads. An extensive list of more than 270 fine wines is available to enjoy by the glass or the bottle, and other libations range from craft and draft beers to classic cocktails and high-end spirits. Zenith Steak House Twin Arrows is open for dinner only, Wednesday through Sunday.
22181 Resort Blvd, Flagstaff, AZ 86004, Phone: 928-856-7564
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18 Best Romantic Restaurants in Flagstaff, AZ
- 1899 Bar and Grill, Photo: 1899 Bar and Grill
- Beaver Street Brewery, Photo: Beaver Street Brewery
- Black Barts Steakhouse, Photo: Black Barts Steakhouse
- Brix, Photo: Brix
- Criollo Latin Kitchen, Photo: Criollo Latin Kitchen
- Delhi Palace, Photo: Delhi Palace
- Fat Olives, Photo: Fat Olives
- FLG Terroir: Wine Bar & Bistro, Photo: FLG Terroir: Wine Bar & Bistro
- Josephine's Modern American Bistro, Photo: Josephine's Modern American Bistro
- Nomads Global Lounge, Photo: kichigin19/stock.adobe.com
- Pato Thai Cuisine, Photo: Pato Thai Cuisine
- Pizzicletta, Photo: Pizzicletta
- Sakura Restaurant, Photo: Sakura Restaurant
- Swaddee Thai, Photo: Swaddee Thai
- The Cottage French Farmhouse Bistro, Photo: The Cottage French Farmhouse Bistro
- The Horsemen Lodge Steakhouse, Photo: The Horsemen Lodge Steakhouse
- Tinderbox Kitchen, Photo: Tinderbox Kitchen
- Zenith Steak House Twin Arrow, Photo: Africa Studio/stock.adobe.com
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