Isn't it nice to know that, even on the edge of the Sonoran Desert, you can still get a good steak au poivre and proper pommes frites? Zinc Bistro brings a little Parisian flair to an upscale Scottsdale pedestrian mall. Have a kir at the zinc-topped bar and slather some pâté on crusty bread. $$$; lunch and dinner daily. Kierland Commons, 15034 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 140, Scottsdale; 480/603-0922.
Chef and owner Deborah Knight earns accolades for her ambitious menu at Mosaic―ostrich fillet with green chile pozole (for adventurers) or a more sedate veal chop with lemon-scented spaetzle. $$$$; dinner Tue-Sat. 10600 E. Jomax Rd., Scottsdale; 480/563-9600.