By Sara Crocker | Phoenix New Times
Diners can expect more imported restaurants at Scottsdale Fashion Square as three new popular concepts born in Los Angeles, New York and Canada have been announced.
Moxies, an “upscale casual” dining experience, is now open, and swanky seafood spot Catch has been named as the second restaurant of up to five that will be part of the mall’s south wing redevelopment. LA-based coastal Italian restaurant Élephante was announced earlier this year.
Here’s what we know about each restaurant and when you can visit.
7014 E. Camelback Road, Suite B120, Scottsdale
Moxies opened on Thursday on the east side of the mall in a 12,000-square-foot space featuring indoor and patio dining.
The menu at Moxies takes cues from across the globe, with spicy tuna rolls, guacamole and poutine among appetizer selections. Serving from brunch until late-night, Moxies also offers a selection of steaks, burgers, pastas and bowls.
Moxies’ drink menu likewise takes a global approach. It features a Fusion Fashioned made with Toki Japanese whisky, Knob Creek rye, cane syrup, double bitters and orange and lemon peels. The Millionaire Margarita is prepared with Herradura Legend añejo, Grand Marnier Cuvée Louis Alexandre, agave and lime.
The physical space also speaks to the restaurant’s goal of providing something for everyone, with an Instagrammable wall adorned with greenery and a lit sign that reads, “I will if you will,” and 20-plus TVs in the lounge and bar. Started in Calgary, Alberta, this is Moxies’ seventh U.S. location and first in Arizona.
Coming in 2025
7014 E. Camelback Road, #612, ScottsdaleOn Friday, upscale seafood eatery Catch announced plans to open in a 12,000-square-foot restaurant in Scottsdale Fashion Square, “providing a stunning oasis amidst the bustling locale,” according to a press release.
Slated to open in early 2025, Catch will serve modern takes on classics and lean into shareable plates. The menu will include a raw bar, sushi, seafood and steak. The Catch announcement teased menu items including Truffle Sashimi with tuna, hamachi, chili ponzu and black truffle purée; Crispy Shrimp with spicy mayo and tobiko; and Lobster Macaroni.
“Locally influenced menu offerings” will be served alongside these “Catch Classics,” according to the release. The drink selection features sake, signature cocktails and reserve cocktails that use high-end spirits, such as Catch’s reserve Old Fashioned that uses Wolves Whiskey.
The hospitality group said to also expect a sleek, modern aesthetic, matched with a lively atmosphere.