A fine rooftop restaurant combines the joy of a delicious meal with the pleasure of hearing clouds coo in their sleep. Savor some heavenly flavors with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of seasonal cuisine and drinks at Compass Arizona Grill atop the Hyatt Regency Phoenix.
Revolving high above the valley on the 24th floor of the Hyatt Regency Phoenix, Compass Arizona Grill floods the senses with a panoramic 360-degree view and the aromas of an eclectic medley of seasonal cuisine. Cavort through the sun-soaked, regionally-inspired summer menu, which greets taste buds with starters including ancho chorizo shrimp, whose piquant flavor plays foil to a cool avocado-and-green-chili hollandaise ($16). An ever-changing vista provides a backdrop as romantic as a chocolate-dipped swan while diners ease into diverse entrees, such as the pan-seared snapper basking on a cumin-laden bed of rice and cippolini and tomato relish ($30).
The wine list—a liquid treasure trove of rare vintages and fine grape concoctions—has garnered accolades from Wine Spectator. Sip on the Twenty Bench cabernet sauvignon ($13–$17/glass), or marvel the quaffable resplendence of the 2002 Gruet grand rosé ($15/glass). The dulcet array of dessert wines showcases all the sweetness of a litter of newborn oompa loompas and flaunts beautifully matched companions to the fudge-brownie flan ($7) or butter-pecan goat-cheese cake, whose cinnamon crust houses surprising notes of basil and blueberry ($7).