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“Always a great choice”

Cholla Prime Steakhouse & Lounge
Ranked #102 of 1,293 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Cholla Prime Steakhouse & Lounge offers one of Scottsdale's best fine-dining experiences in an intimate, upscale environment. Our taste-tempting menu is prepared by some of Scottsdale's top chefs and features the best regional cuisine you'll find anywhere in the Valley. Our menu selection includes such favorites as Chorizo Stuffed Dates, Cranberry Spinach Salad, Elk Tenderloin and a Chateaubriand for Two
Reviewed July 23, 2013

Fine dining, great prices, nice ambiance and great serving staff. We usually order a bottle of wine at the bar and take a glass out to the casino floor. The bartender keeps in behind the bar and when we come back to dine, the waiter brings the bottle to our table.

While there are many great choices on the menu, we tend to stick to the rib steak with porcini mushrooms and brandy pepper cream, garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. You can't beat the price, anywhere.

We visit Cholla and staff whenever we're in Phoenix area, which is at least three times a year. Cholla is favorite restaurant in the valley!

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

My wife and I went to Cholla to celebrate our wedding anniversary. Based on our experience, I highly recommend it to anyone to try out.

Reservations are a must. It is a small restaurant tucked away in the corner of Casino Arizona on McKellips. We arrived at 4:50 for a 5 o'clock reservation, and sat in the bar for 10 minutes. We were given first choice of a table, and picked one in the corner.

Our server, Linda, was exceptional. Cordial and very professional, she made the experience a good one.

The food, however, made it a great one.

We started with bread. They give four kinds, including pepperoni and jalapeno, along with some type of homemade corn bread. Very fresh, warm, and delicious.

We then had 2 appetizers to share; the jumbo shrimp cocktail and the seafood bisque. Both were outstanding. The sauce for the shrimp was the best cocktail sauce I have ever had. The seafood was very fresh and delicious. The soup was creamy with a hint of pepper to give it a slight kick at the end.

We were then given a small scoop of raspberry sorbet to clean our palate. Nice touch.

My wife had the NY strip, and I had the filet mignon. Both were cooked to perfection and very tender. The sides of mashed potatoes, asparagus, baby carrots and au gratin potatoes were done well. We were very full, but the desert and coffee were calling us, so we had the strawberry shortcake and creme brulee, both were out of this world.

While this restaurant is more on the expensive side, it is definitely worth it. The ambiance, service, and food make it a must for a special occasion or when you want to impress someone. We will definitely be back.

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Reviewed May 30, 2013 via mobile

Desmond, the guard at Casino recommended Cholla for great steaks so we decided to try it. Ordered Chateaubriand for 2 which was $39 BUT came with choice of 4 sides. We had Au Gratin Potatoes, baby carrots, & broccolini as well as creamed spinach, a house specialty, which was an additional $5. Everything was amazing and cooked to perfection! Waiter recommended a Malbec which was delicious & only $21 for the bottle. Service was terrific and ambience very upscale.

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Thank 494PatriciaS
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

RIBEYE STEAK - porcini mushrooms with brandy pepper cream the best. Cholla Prime Steakhouse & Lounge provided a great experience, upscale environment. Friendly service. I recommend.

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

WOW! we just had the most amazing and delicious meal! The host, server and chefs were so wonderful to us. Prepared the most amazing anniversary dinner for us. Intimate setting with the best service. We dont drink but definitely enjoyed the Porterhouse for two special of $49. That included plate after plate of yumminess!!! It was theeee Best $75 we've EVER spent!

Thank Vivian G
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