Tucked into the southern corner of a smaller shopping center in North Scottsdale, Arizona is a restaurant called Rhythm and Wine. As evidenced by the name, there is a strong music theme throughout from the decor of the dining room to the menu and there is a focus on wine.
Rhythm and Wine is open for lunch and dinner and does take out as well. There is a central bar area where you can grab a glass of wine or a drink or have a casual bite to eat. In addition to the inside dining tables, there is also a large patio to enjoy food and drink al fresco.
We had the opportunity to dine there a few weeks ago and had a really enjoyable meal. To start, we had the Artisanal Cheese Platter. We were able to select three choices from about nine different cheese selections from all over the globe. To go with the cheese, there was bread, nuts and berries and fruit jam. We also had a chance to try the Central Coast Caesar Salad which was quite good. The one thing we saw at another table that we plan to try the next time was the “Super Tuscan” Bruschetta where you choose three of four options of toppings to come out on fresh, delicious bread. Another appetizer that was recommended, but we did not try, was the French Onion “Dumplings” which we were told are like French Onion Soup in a dumpling form.
Our entrees were excellent. Our server highly recommended the Grilled Chicken Pasta and she was correct. The chef makes it with a home-made chicken stock that is flavorful and delicious. I will absolutely have that again. The other entrée was the 8 ounce “Chophouse” Filet stuffed with roasted garlic. My dining companion said it was great. For fish lovers, the Fume Blanc Poached Halibut came highly recommended, but we did not have a chance to try it.
Rhythm and Wine has a large number of nightly specials – for instance, half-price bottles of wine- and quite often features live entertainment. Here is a link to Rhythm and Wine’s Calendar of Events. On the website, you can also join their e-Club to get discounts and event information.
Overall, we really enjoyed our meal at Rhythm and Wine and will definitely be back. It is a great addition to the North Scottsdale dining scene.
Rhythm and Wine
7605 East Pinnacle Peak Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
– SE corner of Miller Road & Pinnacle Peak Road
Monday through Thursday – 11:00am to 10:00pm
Friday and Saturday – 11:00am to 11:00pm
Sunday- 11:00am to 9:00pm