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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED OT (Oscar Taylor)

2375 E. Camelback Rd. (24th St.) Send to Phone
602-954-5620
Stylish, sophisticated, truly contemporary American cuisine.
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Cuisine
Open
Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.
Features
  • Parking garage
  • Dress code: Casual dressy
  • Entertainment: Live music nightly
  • Full bar
  • Private room(s)
  • Reservations suggested

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED OT (Oscar Taylor) Restaurant Review

: First, a little important history: in the mid-80s, the Valley’s "it" restaurant was Oscar Taylor in the Biltmore neighborhood. It finally faded away in the ’90s, but, banking on unceasing nostalgic fantasy, was re-opened in 2006. Diners liked the name, and the retro idea, but not the tired ’80s-style food. Now, OT (as it’s fashionably called today) is truly back, and much better, with talented chef Gio Osso, and a sharp menu. One original OT favorite remains, and for good reason: the Upper Crust Bakery carrot cake with cream cheese icing. Purely contemporary winners, though, include lobster-fennel-vanilla profiteroles, jerked pork shank in rum-guava sauce with whipped plantains, a curiously tasty almond-crusted halibut in white chocolate beurre blanc, and a sweet fig and mascarpone napoleon. The mood is more grown-up now, too---instead of slick ’80s singles crowding the bar, the modern OT clientele is sophisticated enough to appreciate the upscale steakhouse décor and live nightly Sinatra-style music.

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