Thompson 105: Exquisite dining with panoramic McDowell Mountain views

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Perched amidst the breathtaking landscape of the McDowell Mountains, Thompson 105 beckons diners with its coveted patio offering sweeping views that encompass nearly 360 degrees, making it a prime dining destination regardless of the season.

The restaurant prides itself on its wood-fired grill, which imparts a delectable smokiness to everything from succulent chicken and perfectly seared steaks to fresh fish and vibrant vegetables. The menu boasts Mediterranean-inspired dishes with a subtle Italian flair, pleasing palates with a harmonious blend of flavors.

At the heart of Thompson 105 is its vibrant bar scene, where patrons can indulge in an array of signature cocktails, as well as a curated selection of whiskeys and bourbons. With a focus on fostering a convivial atmosphere, the bar is often bustling with activity, providing the perfect backdrop for socializing and relaxation. Adding to its allure, the restaurant recently introduced a brunch menu, which has quickly gained popularity among locals and visitors alike.

Owner Ric Gordon has a vision for Thompson 105 to become synonymous with exceptional tequilas and whiskeys, boasting an impressive collection of over 20 tequilas and 40 whiskeys for enthusiasts to explore. Embracing the spirit of hospitality, the establishment places a significant emphasis on its happy hour offerings, ensuring that guests can unwind and savor the moment.

During a visit to Thompson 105 featured on “Check, Please Arizona,” guest Erica Maxwell was captivated by the stunning vistas of the McDowell Mountains while enjoying brunch on the patio. Another guest, Tracey Dodrill, a frequent patron, shared her love for the prawns with avocados appetizer, describing it as “fantastic.” Dodrill also praised her filet entre, noting it was “cooked to perfection.”

Dodrill’s insider tip? Don’t miss out on the breathtaking views and the exceptional culinary experience that Thompson 105 has to offer.

Restaurant address: 10401 E. McDowell Mountain Ranch Road, Suite 160, Scottsdale, AZ

Phone number: (480) 612-9400


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