People eat three times a day to prevent mouthy mouths from brashly blurting out their distaste for the rest of the digestive system. Prevent inner-system quarreling with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of eclectic fare and drinks at 5th and Wine in Scottsdale. Fifth and Wine’s sophisticated menu is an exciting page-turner filled with edible surprises. After starting with some sharable bruschetta (choose two types for $6.95), diners can hog a salad ($6.95–$12.95), such as the strawberry and gorgonzola, all to themselves. A panini or sandwich ($10.95–$11.95, served with your choice of fries, salad, or soup) is ideal for topping off a partially filled stomach, especially if it follows the 5th and Wine burger ($11.95), whose bun supports cambozola or white cheddar, caramelized onion, and organic arugula. Daily specials include Sunday's meatloaf ($14.95), Tuesday's fried chicken ($14.95), Friday's beef bourguignon ($16.95), and Judgmentday’s T-1000 (market price of liquid metal). A modern, casual, clean-lined interior and bright walls envelop diners in a space as crisp and clean as its menu. The long, varied wine list is backed by a full bar and beers on draft. While staining your lips with a glass of fermented grape tears, tickle your ears or eyebrow antennae with the sounds of live entertainment on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights.
5th and Wine
If the name 5th and Wine doesn’t give away the restaurant’s specialty, maybe the wine barrel guarding the front door might. Or possibly the selection of more than 40 wines available by the glass, including reds and whites from around the world and 5th and Wine’s very own sangria. Those libations––along with specialty cocktails such as a black-cherry manhattan or root-beer martini––complement a menu of seafood, steaks, and burgers made with beef, elk, and bison patties.
Inside the 60-seat dining space, arched beams frame the room and a chalkboard wall displays daily drink specials and upcoming sets from local musicians. In front of the floor-to-ceiling windows, comfy couches and chairs carve out a post-meal lounge area, along with a murphy bed for guests who know which window to punch. Additionally, a 40-seat tasting room indulges guests with red leather chairs and the aroma of an old-fashioned popcorn machine at work. Diners can also enjoy their meal on the courtyard patio where an awning shades meals during the day and strings of lights brighten up the night.:m]]
7051 E 5th Ave.
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251Get Directions