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Acclaimed Chicago-based steakhouse set to open doors in Scottsdale

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PHOENIX – Metro Phoenix diners looking for an upscale, modern steakhouse experience will have a new option next week with the opening of Maple & Ash.

The second branch of the acclaimed Chicago eatery is set to debut Aug. 20 in the Scottsdale Waterfront mixed-use development at 7135 E. Camelback Road in the former home of Wildfish Seafood Grille.

Maple & Ash will seat approximately 300 guests, with private dining options for groups ranging from 12 to 100, and have hours of 5-10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5-11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Reservations can be made online.

The restaurant, which takes its name from types of wood used in the hearth on which its chefs prepare dry-aged steaks and premium seafood, touts itself as “a modern, wood-fired twist on the classic American steakhouse.”

The original location opened in 2015 in Chicago’s affluent Gold Coast neighborhood and boasts an award-winning wine cellar.

The menu for both locations was created by executive chef Danny Grant, who grew up in Scottsdale.

The Scottsdale menu has many of the same dishes the original site is known for, including a steak-and-lobster combo for $69, caviar that runs up to $220 an ounce and a fire-roasted seafood tower that will set you back anywhere from $49 to $184.

For those who can’t make up their minds, the “I Don’t Give a F*@k” tasting menu is available for $155.

“Sometimes a group of six to eight people come in and it’s hard to get on the same page with ordering. Now they can say, ‘Whatever you want to send me to eat, just send it, we don’t give a f*@k,’” Grant told Dining Out Chicago, explaining the item’s censored name.

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