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“Wow! The View & The Food!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

Elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$50 - US$75
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Tatum
Description: Celebrate farm-fresh American cuisine at elements, one of the best restaurants in Paradise Valley. Sanctuary touts the evolution of a favorite Scottsdale restaurant that offers a distinctive experience for AZ luxury dining. Discover the cutting-edge kitchen of Food Network celebrity and Executive Chef Beau MacMillan, where the best local organic produce is used to create seasonal menus. With the expansion of elements restaurant, enjoy distinctive venues for luxurious Scottsdale dining, including the private chef's table, XII, where you will witness the kitchen activity firsthand...And Praying Monk, for indoor/outdoor events overlooking the beauty of Camelback Mountain. With spectacular scenery and unique settings, jade bar and edge are the perfect places to sip and savor fresh cocktails on inviting outdoor patios at sunset.
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200 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Wow! The View & The Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014

A lovely friend from Scottsdale with exquisite taste recommended we have breakfast or lunch at Elements while visiting. We were staying nearby at Royal Palms Resort and it was fun to drive 10 minutes to the other side of Camelback Mountain to see this other property. This restaurant had a magnificent view of Camelback Mountain. We were delighted to have Denise as our server. She was so much fun and told us all about the menu and famous Chef Beau MacMillan. Everything we ordered was excellent. I would recommend Elements at Sanctuary Resort to anyone who wants a memorable treat.

  • Visited June 2014
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Steven L, Guest Relations Manager at Elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
Thank you very much for providing us with feedback about your recent meal at elements. We are delighted to hear you had a wonderful meal all around. So glad that you enjoyed the view of Camelback that the restaurant provides. It’s great to hear that Denise took such good care of you. Thank you again for your kind words about our restaurant and staff. Hopefully we will see you again next time you are in the area, maybe for dinner this time.
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“Lived up to its reputation!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

We are not very adventurous eaters and some of the items on the menu did not appeal to us at all. What we ordered however was delicious! The heirloom tomato salad was an appetizer but we had it as our salad. It was wonderful. I had the sea bass and my husband has the Korean short ribs. We didn't order extra sides but didn't need to. They both came with small portions of vegetables that was just enough.

  • Visited June 2014
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Steven L, Guest Relations Manager at Elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, responded to this review, 6 June 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent meal at elements. We are very happy to hear you were able to find something delicious on our menu. Chef always likes to experiment, but keep the food approachable for less adventurous eaters. So glad to hear you enjoyed the sea bass and short ribs. Thank you again for dining with us and hopefully we will see you again sometime soon.
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“Prime Restaurant at a Prime Resort”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

Elegant restaurant with excellent seasonal dining fare proffered by Top Chef contestant Beau MacMillan. Offerings are flavor intensively delicious and generous in plating.

As for one of the ample window-side booths for maximum views with snuggle-up privacy.

Well-paced, elegant dining with friendly but unobtrusive service.

Visited October 2013
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Steven L, Guest Relations Manager at Elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, responded to this review, 2 June 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your recent dining experience with us. We are delighted to hear you really enjoyed your meal. Glad you got to experience one of our window-side booths. They are wonderful for taking in the sunset or a nice romantic evening. We are also very glad to hear that our staff provided excellent service. Thank you again for coming in and hopefully we will see you again next time you are in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area.
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“Beautiful views and exceptional food and service!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

We went to the restaurant because I read it was one of the best views in the world. There were only 3 other places in the United States and we were vacationing here. My first tip would be when you make your reservation make sure you mention you want to see the sunset if you are there at the right time. I failed to do that. However the views are spectacular. The service was wonderful and the food was fresh and delicious. Definitely a place for a special occasion if you are local or something to see if you are visiting.

  • Visited May 2014
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Steven L, Guest Relations Manager at Elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent experience at elements. We’re sorry you didn’t get to catch the sunset, but very glad to you still enjoyed the stunning views. We are delighted to hear the staff took great care of you and that you had a wonderful meal overall. Thank you for choosing to dine with us and we hope to see you again next time you are in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area.
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“Elegant but expensive dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2014

This is a restaurant that overlooks Paradise Valley. It is very beautiful at sunset and I recommend photos on the balcony overlooking the resort pool. I had a rib eye steak paired with a Zinfandel. Really a very nice, relaxed dining experience.

Visited May 2014
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Steven L, Guest Relations Manager at Elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, responded to this review, 19 May 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent experience at Elements. We’re delighted that you had a wonderful overall dinner experience and that you got to enjoy the sunset. There really is nothing quite like watching a stunning Arizona sunset while dinning at Elements. Glad to hear you enjoyed your rib eye. Thank you again for choosing to dine with us and we hope to see you again, next time you make it back to Arizona.
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