UPDATE – Market Street Kitchen has closed. It has been replaced by Liberty Station
Recently, a small group of us had the opportunity to try Market Street Kitchen in DC Ranch for an early dinner. After we had eaten, we all wondered why we had not been there before. It was a great experience all around.
We were there in time for the “MSK’s Happiest Hours,” where they have several food and beverage specials offered daily at the bar. However, we were quite hungry and elected to sit down for a full dinner instead.
Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable and was happy to walk us through the menu items. We were even fortunate enough to meet the Executive Chef, Matthew Taylor, who personally delivered one of our items.
Although Chef Taylor is originally from Canada and has worked in some of the premier restaurants in the Southwest, the time he spent in New Orleans and the South certainly influenced the menu for Market Street Kitchen. You will find items like fried green tomatoes, cornmeal dusted trout, rice-grit risotto and sweet tea chicken along with more non-southern offerings. Another thing to note is they have a large wood-fired rotisserie that they put to excellent use.
The diversity of the menu allows you to go as light as you wish, or you can dig into more hearty items. Plus, the menu will change frequently depending on what items are in season at the time.
Each week, they prepare different “whole beast” offerings, such as rabbit or suckling pig. Recently they have been offering up “Lobsterfest Thursdays” and on the menu you will find a Sunday family supper that serves two to three and comes with an entire roast chicken and three side dishes.
When we were there, they were having a summer “Bottle and Board” promotion that we took advantage of. If you order a bottle of wine, you get a five item cheese and meat board for free. The chef selects the items and our board included three excellent cheeses, a pate and a thinly sliced cured meat, along with cornichons, mustard and other tasty accompaniments.
We also tried the rotisserie roasted artichoke, the sweet tea chicken with panzanella salad and the orecchiette pasta with sausage. All three items were excellent and the servings were generous.
The design of the restaurant is modern industrial with high ceilings and a lot of interesting photographs throughout. There is an open bar area, a large patio area as well as dining area with both booths and tables.
Overall, we had a great meal accompanied by great service. Market Street Kitchen is one we will be going back to soon.
Market Street Kitchen
20825 North Pima Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
– On DC Ranch’s Market Street
– Serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Please check with the restaurant as days and times vary depending on the time of year.