If you’ve ever wanted to dine in Manhattan’s finest New York steakhouses with the energetic and stunning atmosphere that they’re known for, or the upper gardens of Rockefeller Center, you need only to travel down the street to Michael Dominick’s Lincoln Avenue Prime Steakhouse in the Scottsdale Quarter (Dominick’s Steakhouse Scottsdale). The two story, 10,500 square foot restaurant features elegant décor that is almost as amazing as the food. When you pull up to the Scottsdale Quarter, there is a private drive to get to Dominick’s, and your valet will make your vehicle disappear and reappear quickly for you. Just look for the hand puttied lighted, leaded glass sign and revolving door. Once inside, you’ll be welcomed into an entry way with lighted paintings and artwork before reaching the main dining room.
Dominick’s has ample room to accommodate 350 diners. Each of the three main rooms on the two floors is exquisite. The first story offers marble floors and six foot handmade crystal chandeliers in the room with the bar. The leather seats match the embossed leather walls and draw your eye upward to the mohair upholstered ceilings. The wine cellar room is elegant and cozy containing 3,000 bottles of wine displayed behind glass panels along the stone walls. The rich brown, copper, and red earth tones will put you at ease. Another unique room is the library. Equally as cozy, those with literary tastes will find this room delightful. Leather bound books line the back wall, and you may feel like coming just to read them. There is also an executive room with audio visual capabilities perfect for that important meeting when you really want to impress the client.
Most unusual and spectacular of all is the rooftop poolside room. Here, there is actually a lovely pool in the center of the dining room. The retractable roof opens to let diners gaze at the beautiful Arizona sunset while the trees are designed with Tivoli lights like those in Rockefeller Center. For cooler nights, each table features it’s own radiant heating. Upstairs and down, there is a baby grand piano being played by the staff for your entertainment.
With all the ambiance, be sure to remember that the food is the real star here. The finest cuts of steak, seafood, and classic Italian selections await your order. The bar opens at 4 p.m., and dinner service begins at 5 each evening. If just stopping in for a light dinner, have a seat at the white Veneto marble top bar and peruse the extensive wine menu, or have a cocktail with some light fare specifically designed just for the bar. When you’re ready for that nice evening, take your time and join your party at a table. The dinner entrees are absolutely divine, and all sides are served family style and can easily feed between two to four people. The menu is created by veteran executive chef Marc Lupino and features only the finest cuisine available. Choices like bone in filet mignon, seared ahi, Maryland style crab cakes, and Colorado rack of lamb are just some of the selections waiting to grace your table.
The waitstaff is dressed in suit coats, and you should expect to dress the same when heading to Dominick’s. Unlike many restaurants in Arizona, Dominick’s is an upscale affair, so it’s important to dress the part. Visit their website to make a reservation, or purchase a gift card. http://dominickssteakhouse.com/Contact.html Come into Dominick’s, and let the ambiance, food and stellar service absolutely make your week. Be prepared to take your time and feast like a king!