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Rusconi's American Kitchen
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Ranked #2 of 3,288 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 6 - US$ 29
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: N.E. Corner of Tatum and Shea
Transit: Public bus stops adjacent to the restaurant within walking distance.
Description: Rusconi's American Kitchen features hand crafted regional American cuisine by Chef Michael Rusconi. We are open for Dinner, lunch and Sunday BrunchOpen every day for happy hour, dinner, wine flights and all around fun and now lunch and Sunday Brunch, our restaurant offers a hearty menu of regional American cuisine featuring a wood burning grill with an abundance of affordable items, bringing sophisticated and accessible fare to Valley restaurant goers. Chef Rusconi's menu is ever-changing and reflective of the season. Expect a wide variety of your favorite dishes uniquely enhanced with ingredients native to the Valley. The signature menu items are cooked to perfection in our wood burning grill to create a savory and aromatic flavor profile you can only experience at Rusconi's American Kitchen. About the Chef Born in California and raised in Chicago, Chef Rusconi earned his culinary degree from the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont. Chef Rusconi has long been a leader in sustainable food before it was trendy to do so Rusconi's culinary track record includes a handful of Mobil 4 Star Awards, and consecutive nominations from the Arizona Culinary Hall of Fame. He's known for revitalizing the cuisine at LON's at the Hermosa Inn, and supporting many local and national charity events, but in his own kitchen, Rusconi's creativity is boundless. From the carefully curated menu to the stunning skylight/community art installation at the heart of the restaurant, this modern day renaissance man has influenced and designed nearly every element and detail you'll experience at Rusconi's American Kitchen. As for his food philosophy, Chef Rusconi says simply, "Buy the best ingredients and treat them with love and respect then apply proper technique. Only by doing that will you be able to deliver the best quality possible."
Reviewed 6 April 2018

Scottsdale has so many great restaurants, but Rusconi's is one of the best. Very pleasant atmosphere, without being pretentious, and attentive wait staff, without being intrusive. The food was delicious, expertly prepared and presented, and offered an innovative combination of flavors and textures -- my congratulations to the chef! Don't let it's location in a strip mall fool you; enter and be amazed.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Don't be fooled by this unassuming storefront next to Panda Express; a nice surprise awaits inside. The salmon and lamb shank are big hits, along with the green chile mac and cheese, besides the angus burger.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Happy Hour 4-6PM.Sit at the bar and enjoy happy hour food and drink menu choices. My husband and I ordered a variety of apps and dessert. Highly recommend the Short Rib Sliders with kitchen salad and Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding a la mode for dessert. We also had chardonnay steamed mussels and "the Kitchen platter" which was artisan cheese and charcuterie, spiced olives, chef’s vegetables, pesto and grilled artisan bread. We would eat here weekly if we lived in the area. Ample parking. Seating at the bar, indoor and outdoor tables.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Arrived at happy hour 4-6 pm but tried main menu of nightly special which was lamb shank. Outstanding! Two others had salmon loved it but didn’t come as chef recommended which was medium. Try the mussels on happy hour or on regular menu, very fresh. Leave room for sharing the chocolate bread pudding. Really tasty

Our waiter Norbert was excellent very professional, knowledgeable on menu and attentive.

Thank PaulS15
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We started with the $5 Bloody Mary's and Mimosas - perfect. They have a really nice selection of breakfast items from which to order. There were four of us and we all enjoyed our choices. Portions are generous and two of us took half of our food home. Their fingerling potatoes are so good. We ended our meal with beignets that came with lingonberry and caramel sauces. It is apparent that the staff of Rusconi's aims to please. Our favorite waiter is Fritz - he is the best - attentive and entertaining and knowledgeable.

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