Best Upscale Dining

Janos/J BAR

Readers Pick

Janos Wilder, who started fusing the fresh bounty of the Southwest with innovative French techniques more than a quarter-century ago, is still going strong in the tony environs of the Westin La Paloma. Whether you're dining on a lamb porterhouse in a Native Seeds/SEARCH mole in the elegant Janos, or enjoying jerked pork with cranberry habañero chutney in the sophisticated J BAR, you know you're going to experience the most extraordinary flavors the desert has to offer. Be sure to visit during happy hour to try the J Dawg, Janos' version of the Sonoran hot dog: a hot Chicago dog on a bed of black beans that's smothered in smoked poblano crema, chopped prickly-pear pads, red onion and stone-ground mustard. Now that's what we call fine dining.

Runners up:

2. Vivace

4310 N. Campbell Ave.

795-7221, www.vivacetucson.com

3. The Grill at Hacienda del Sol

5601 N. Hacienda del Sol Road

529-3500, haciendadelsol.com

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