April Restaurant Openings and Closings in Metro Phoenix

Nikki Buchannan
Phoenix folks can get their toffee banofi sundaes with much less of a drive now.
Despite spring being a great season for Valley restaurants with tons of out of towners coming in and giving the scene a cash boost, not all restaurants made it through the season. However, in a very springy way, there was much more growth in the restaurant scene this month than there was shuttering.

Here are some new restaurants to check out and some closed restaurants to say goodbye to:


  • Sweet Republic, Phoenix
  • "Though you'll still find the 24 flavors of ice cream Sweet Republic fans have come to love at the original Scottsdale location, there are a few new options available at the Phoenix store. They include a Salted Caramel Shake ($6.75) that includes three scoops of salted butter caramel ice cream and salted caramel sauces"

  • TapHouse Kitchen, Scottsdale
  • "TapHouse Kitchen offers a menu modern American cuisine, in addition to a respectable selection of craft beers. The tap lineup includes local options from Grand Canyon, Four Peaks, and Papago Brewery."

  • Original Chop Shop Co., Chandler
  • "If we said we never get a craving for Original ChopShop Co.'s kale Caesar salad every now and then, we'd be lying. The local restaurant focusing on healthy eats and pressed-to-order juices has been a hit already in both Scottsdale and Tempe."

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    Lauren Saria
    Lola Coffee's Oji cold brew system.
  • Karl's Quality Bakery, Sunnyslope (Re-open)
  • "The bakery is already offering the same menu of pastries, breads, and other baked goods they served at the original location for some 20 years. But for now Christine hasn't been able to start offering the handmade chocolates she sold next-door at The Bakers Daughter."

  • Steak 44, Phoenix
  • "The menu at Steak 44 will include meaty options such as an 8-ounce petite fillet mignon ($38), a 16-ounce delmonico ($37), and a 22-ounce bone-in rib eye ($44). You'll also have the option to top off your steak with truffle butter ($4) or a crab cake "oscar" ($29)."

  • Lola Coffee at The Yard, Phoenix
  • "For real coffee enthusiasts, Lola offers a few truly unique things. The first one you're likely to notice will be the Oji cold drip coffee machines. There are two of them sitting on either end of the Lola's bar and according to Clarke, they're the best machines available for making large batches of cold brewed coffee."

Location Info

Sweet Republic

6045 North 16th Street, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

TapHouse Kitchen

, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Original ChopShop Co.

35 W. Boston St., Chandler, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Karl's Quality Bakery

111 E Dunlap Ave, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Steak 44

5101 N. 44th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

The Fractured Prune

4910 W Ray Road, Chandler, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Lola Coffee - CLOSED

5632 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Hot N Juicy Crawfish

740 S. Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Flower Child

5013 N. 44th Street, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Silk True Asian

4995 S Alma School Rd, Chandler, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Modern Grove Neighborhood Eatery & Market

15530 N. Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General


2330 N. Alma School Road, Chandler, AZ

Category: Restaurant

La Fontanella Italian Restaurant

4231 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

The House at Secret Garden - CLOSED

2501 E. Baseline Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

The Brooklyn Cafe - CLOSED

8340 E. McDonald Dr., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Pellini Italian Eatery - CLOSED

15425 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Philadelphia Sandwich Company - CLOSED

4225 N. Craftsman Court, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Unwined Cafe

1334 East Chandler Blvd, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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Hr Hamada
Hr Hamada

yea! central phoenix sweet republic! Now if we could just get her to come to the southwest valley!


Tacos Atoyac reopened under new ownership (as Restaurant Atoyac).  Same menu for the time being.

Ando Muneno
Ando Muneno

Oh no Tien Wong/TPot is closed! Nooo... wait I don't live here anymore.


Boston's Gourmet Pizza in Tempe also closed.

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