By Gretchen Pahia
Photos courtesy of Bourbon Steak

Scottsdale boasts numerous top-notch restaurants for both locals and visitors. However, if you’re after a unique dining experience, Bourbon Steak at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is a must-visit.

From the innovative and creative mind of Chef Michael Mina, Bourbon Steak, a AAA Four Diamond restaurant, is located within the Scottsdale Princess property. You don’t need to be a hotel guest to indulge in an exceptional meal at Bourbon Steak, as it’s open to the public.

The sumptuous dishes at Bourbon Steak can best be described as absolutely outstanding. This isn’t just another steak spot; it’s an upscale and refined venue ideal for celebrating special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and other significant events. Bourbon Steak elevates tastes for every patron, marking itself as an extraordinary spot for a meal.

While the steakhouse experience is central, it remains the focal point of both the menu and the dining ambiance. With appetizers like Michael’s tuna tartare and the lobster coconut curry soup, diners are just scratching the surface of this culinary extravaganza. Meticulous attention is given by not only the server and chef, but every staff member contributes to your dining experience. From waitstaff, to food runners and bussers, everyone ensures you experience the best the restaurant offers, all with a warm smile.

Naturally, the food, especially the main courses, is the star of the show. Signature entrees feature delights like Two Wash Ranch Jidori chicken, Maine lobster pot pie, Patagonian toothfish, complemented by a variety of meat and steak choices. For those preferring a smaller cut, options such as the 8-ounce filet mignon or the 10-ounce prime flat iron are available. Then there are the specialty cuts of Japanese A5 Wagyu, purchasable by the ounce with a 3-ounce minimum.

Whatever your palate desires, you’ll likely find it at Bourbon Steak. Additionally, there’s a specialty hand-crafted cocktail menu, post-dinner drinks, and much more. Their offerings are truly limitless.

Bourbon Steak is located at 7474 E. Princess Dr., within the Fairmont Princess Hotel in Scottsdale. Open daily for dinner from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., guests can also enjoy the bar, lounge, and fireside terrace from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more details on the current special menu offerings, operating hours, or to make a reservation, visit