Bourbon Steak in Scottsdale: Happy Hour Report Card

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Heather Hoch
Tender, rich Kobe beef belly at discounted prices.
The Spot: Bourbon Steak
7575 East Princess Drive, Scottsdale
480-513-6002
www.scottsdaleprincess.com/dining/bourbon-steak

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The Hours: Happy Hour is offered daily from 5 until 6 p.m.

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Heather Hoch
The Interior:
There are plenty of beautiful, swanky resort bars to hit up in town if you're looking for a break from the ordinary. While BLT Steak, Lon's, and Jade Bar are all great options, North Scottsdale's Bourbon Steak offers a bold, contemporary setting for their pared down happy hour offerings. The lounge and bar area are quiet and a little more casual than the neighboring upscale steakhouse with the same name.

The Food:
With just four food options to choose from with happy hour pricing, the selection certainly isn't as generous as other spots in town. However, $5 for Kobe beef belly with a fried egg or the crushed Haas avocado appetizer (read: guacamole) is a pretty smokin' deal. The impossibly tender, fatty Kobe beef got an extra dose of richness from the egg yolk, though the meat was definitely too salty even with the egg and accompanying sauce.

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Heather Hoch
These chicken wings are perfectly crisp with just the right amount of sauce.
Blue cheese sauce filled potato skins are also on the discount list, though definitely not the most impressive option on the menu in terms of quality, quantity or flavor. The best, however, was the Korean Fried Chicken wings, which were spicy, sweet, and just a little messy with a perfectly crispy skin. While we're accustomed to dipped sauce with wings, it wasn't necessary for Bourbon Steak's, though the option would've been nice. Overall, the portions for all of the happy hour items were definitely small, but the upscale ingredients and execution made up for the small size.


Location Info

Bourbon Steak

7575 E. Princess Drive, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Jade Bar

5700 E. McDonald Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ

Category: Music

BLT Steak

5402 E. Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Lon's at the Hermosa

5532 N. Palo Cristi Road, Paradise Valley, AZ

Category: Restaurant


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