The AAA Four-Diamond restaurant A Different Pointe of View at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort offers absolutely stunning views of Phoenix and exceptional cuisine, making for a dinner you and your date will never forget.
If you’ve never been to the very top of North Mountain for a meal at A Different Pointe of View, you’ve missed out on one of the most surreal dining experiences the Valley has to offer.
As you turn off North Seventh Street and drive into the foothills, you’ll curve your way up and around the resort, each time thinking you’ve arrived at the highest point but then discovering there’s still farther to go. At last, you’ll see the sign for A Different Pointe of View, the resort’s jewel — valet the car and then walk in and up the steps, where you’ll be greeted by the host or hostess and ushered into the spacious dining room.
The first thing you’ll notice are the windows — which make up the entire south-facing wall — and then beyond them, the city of Phoenix. On an exceptionally clear day, you might even be able to see all the way to downtown. The picturesque patio area, where guests can enjoy the fire pit, fountain and private seating, adds even more to the postcard-perfect panorama.
The mountaintop restaurant is helmed by Executive Chef Anthony DeMuro, who emphasizes using locally and regionally grown, in-season ingredients, meaning the menu is being continually updated — which keeps things interesting.
Chef DeMuro’s style of cuisine could be described as Mediterranean-inspired, but something true foodies will find exciting is the fact that his dishes pull flavors and techniques from all around the globe. Sample creations include apple marsala roasted pork belly with sweet corn polenta, caramelized apples, Chanterelle mushrooms and maple marsala reduction; Penn Cove mussels braised with fennel-scented sweet Italian sausage, Gorgonzola creme and fresh herb crostini; prosciutto-wrapped lamb loin from Anderson Farms with caramelized shallots and herb-roasted potatoes, roasted golden beets and a cranberry balsamic gastrique; and a pan-seared halibut with shrimp and beech mushroom ragout with asparagus and peppadew peppers, Peruvian purple potatoes and a lemon fennel reduction.
Opt for the Chef’s Tasting Menu, a five-course meal for $69 person, and an additional $40 more per person to add wine pairings. Cellar master and sommelier Eric Spragett has been with A Different Pointe of View since 1987 and the passion he has for vino and the art of his profession is apparent. He has personally curated the more than 700 selections of rare vintages and international varietals in the restaurant’s cellar, and is certified by the Court of Master Sommeliers.
Whether you choose to be seated indoors or outdoors, and whatever happens to be on the menu that evening, you can be assured you’re in for a real treat at A Different Pointe of View. With the twinkling city lights down below, and good company seated across from you, you’ll be on the top of the world.
A Different Pointe of View at Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort is located at 11111 N. Seventh St. in Phoenix 602.866.6350