By LIAM McINERNEY
Whether you have a date or just want to appreciate the taste of fine cuisine, these restaurants will leave a lasting impression.
10. 47 Scott
With a great bar selection and delicious cocktails, happy hour is a must at this downtown restaurant. Address: 47 N. Scott Ave. Details: 47scott.com.
9. Maynards Market and Kitchen
Sophisticated cuisine, seasonal produce and innovative recipes lands Maynards at No. 9. My recommendation: Order the French fries and mussels as an appetizer. Address: 400 N. Toole Ave. Details: maynardsmarket.com.
8. Blue Fin Seafood Bistro
Hankering for seafood? Blue Fin will fulfill your craving with its oyster bar and array of fresh fish selections. Address: 7053 N. Oracle Road. Details: bluefintucson.com.
Signature sushi dishes and sake are a great way to start a Friday night. With more than 30 sushi options, Ra will leave you satisfied. Address: 2905 E. Skyline Drive #289. Details: rasushi.com/tucson.
6. Flemings Prime Steakhouse and Wine Bar
If you’re in the mood for steak, Flemings offers top-of-the-line cuts that melt in your mouth. Be sure to order plenty of sides to company your main dish. Vegetarians, stay away! Address: 6360 N. Campbell Ave. Details: flemingssteakhouse.com.
5. North Modern Italian Cuisine
This Italian restaurant offers a country atmosphere accompanied by the latest culinary trends in high quality food. Address: 2995 E. Skyline Drive.
4. Anthony’s in the Catalinas
Name your meat of choice and Anthony’s will have it. Dishes ranging from roasted duck to veal marsala make Anthony’s a go-to restaurant choice. Address: 6440 N. Campbell Ave. Details: anthonyscatalinas.com.
3. Vivace Restaurant
Looking for exquisite Italian cuisine? Look no further. Vivace offers great service along with high quality food at a moderate price. Address: 4310 N. Campbell Ave. Details: vivacetucson.com.
With its seasonal menu changing and top-notch martinis, Wildflower offers progressive American cuisine in a chic atmosphere. Address: 7037 N. Oracle Road.
1. Café Poca Cosa
Café Poca Cosa deserves the No. 1 spot for the twice-daily menu change and innovative approach to Mexican food. Order the surprise plate for the ultimate tasting experience. Address: 110 E. Pennington St. Details: cafepocacosatucson.com.