Once called “the epicenter of creative Arizona cuisine” by Food & Wine Magazine, as well as named “Best New Restaurant” by nearly every major publication in the Phoenix area upon its debut in 2009, FnB has continued to receive acclaim both locally and beyond for its richly flavored, globally accented seasonal menus, continually showcasing the best of Arizona’s abundant farming and agricultural community. Over the years FnB has also been highlighted in the New York Times, Travel + Leisure Magazine, Forbes Magazine, and many others.
Tucked inside the charming and historic Craftsman Court, in the heart of downtown Scottsdale, FnB owes its praise and passion to its owners, Chef Charleen Badman and Front of House Manager and Beverage Director Pavle Milic.
Pavle Milic also helped FnB earn national recognition early on by curating the first Arizona-only wine program, perfectly complimenting Charleen’s thoughtful, locally inspired cooking. To this day, Pavle continues to champion Arizona winemakers by featuring the state’s best on FnB’s ever-changing menus, as well as crafting his own boutique wine label, Los Milics, which he produces in collaboration with the celebrated Dos Cabezas Wineworks of southern Arizona.
Over the years FnB has also been highlighted in the New York Times, Travel + Leisure Magazine, Forbes Magazine, and many others, as well as being nominated in 2017 by the James Beard Foundation for Outstanding Wine Program, an honor only 20 restaurants received in the United States. Recently, FnB received Phoenix Magazine’s Best of the Valley 2017 awards for Most Exciting Wine Program 2017 and Best LOcavore Restaurant 2017 Reader’s Choice. In 2019, Chef Charleen Badman was named Best Chef of the Southwest by the James Beard Awards.
Stop in to check out the rotating monthly lists that allow guests to travel the world of wine without a passport, and sample the specially curated small plates, known as FnBites. Plus, join the monthly Sunday Schools, in which guests get a crash course in the respective month’s themed wine list.