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10600 E. Jomax Rd. Send to Phone
Elegant Contemporary American, where game, seafood and vegetarian dishes are health-oriented and stylishly served.

Dinner Tues.-Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Mosaic Restaurant Review

: Deborah Knight opened her elegant contemporary American outpost, snuggled up against Pinnacle Peak, as an upscale alternative to the cowboy steakhouses for which the area is famous, and well-heeled (although not necessarily cowboy-booted) locals appreciate having this nuanced restaurant in the 'hood. This young chef-owner earned her culinary stripes at Miraval Health and Wellness Center in Tucson, and she brings her health-oriented sensibilities to the menu here, offering beautifully-presented, globally-inspired dishes that are often light but still luxurious. The menu changes regularly, but some of her best selections often begin with game---crisp-roasted pheasant with pumpkin risotto, for example---and her signature dish is a platter composed of wild boar chop, loin of venison and Muscovy duck. Rest assured, however, that diners who aren't game for elk and its ilk won't go away hungry, considering the breadth of choices here, including three tasting menus dubbed Vegetarian, Ocean and Mosaic (a mixture of meat and seafood). Drop by the sleek but comfortable lounge for cocktails, or have drinks and dinner on the patio, which boasts close-up views of nearby mountains and desert. Considering the quality of the food, the tastefulness of the d├ęcor and the friendly professionalism of the servers, we'd say Mosaic puts all the pieces together beautifully.


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