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Core

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15000 North Secret Springs Drive, Ritz Carlton at Dove Mountain, Marana, AZ 85658
(520) 572-3000
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7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The main 5star restaurant at the Ritz Carlton, outside of Tucson.

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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The Friday night wine tasting is very welcoming for beginners and experts. There are always local couples who live close by who join in and are incredibly entertaining. CJ was our host for the night and explained the wines in remarkable detail, really went out of his way for a newbie like me. Ate... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
Veronica B
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Tucson, Arizona
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Some friends recommended The Core at the Ritz Carlton and I was really expecting something over the top. The service was good, however the menu selection was very limited. A decent wine list (500+ selections) but the chicken was tough. The cheesy mashed potatoes were excellent but I left thinking I had spent $200 on a dinner that left us... More 

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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The Friday night wine tasting is very welcoming for beginners and experts. There are always local couples who live close by who join in and are incredibly entertaining. CJ was our host for the night and explained the wines in remarkable detail, really went out of his way for a newbie like me. Ate here two times and was not... More 

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91 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

i loved loved loved the wine tasting. My friends and I relaxrd, had some belly laughs and a lot of fun. They are extremely generous with the pours and the food. And for I think it was $20 (or possibly 30) great value and great fun and totally luxurious.

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Tucson
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A stunning menu with an emphasis on Southwestern, and expertly prepared. Polished service without being stuffy or pretentious. An extensive wine list with many quality offerings from lesser known vintners. Beautiful desert views and quietly elegant dining space. Breakfast buffet and ala carte are also special. Would be worth regular visits but it is a half an hour drive or... More 

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Savannah, Georgia, United States
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great dining room. Wonderful service. The wine selection was excellent. The views were spectacular. Open kitchen. The entrees ere all excellent and for the quality of the restaurant they were reasonably priced. The apps on the other hand looked great, but we're boring and remarkably tasteless. At $12-18 an app I expected better (we had 6 different ones). The best... More 

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massachusetts
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This restaurant is a bit pricey but if you like quality food in a beautiful setting this is it. Service was outstanding.

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Tucson, Arizona
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful dining expereince at Core. You can sit outside on the patio, inside, or an inside area that is open to the outside. We chose the latter. I think we made the best choice because as it got dark outside the patio area did not have much lighting. We also chose a table next... More 

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scottsdale
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132 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Lamb was overcooked and Wague Beef was so fatty and overcooked we couldn't eat it. The Idaho salmon over smoke appetizer was wonderful. High priced food didn't deliver.

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Herndon, Virginia
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60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Had the continental breakfast buffet at Core several mornings during our stay at the Ritz. The assortment was good and well stocked. The fresh fruit was delicious. Staff was friendly and attentive. Patio dining available, but we sat inside to be closer to the food!

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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had the 5 course meal the last night. "Trust" is what it was called, you won't find it on the menu. Beyond words!

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Additional Information about Core

Address: 15000 North Secret Springs Drive, Ritz Carlton at Dove Mountain, Marana, AZ 85658
Phone Number: (520) 572-3000
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Marana
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 11:00 am  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 11:00 am  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 11:00 am  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 11:00 am  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 11:00 am  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 11:00 am  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 11:00 am  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 15000 North Secret Springs Drive, Ritz Carlton at Dove Mountain, Marana, AZ 85658
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Marana
  • Phone Number: (520) 572-3000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

The main 5star restaurant at the Ritz Carlton, outside of Tucson.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 am
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?