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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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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    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
pricey but worth it

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
geezerman69
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Tucson
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Tucson
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 16 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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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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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North Andover, Massachusetts
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129 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I don't think the food here is as good as the Ritz-Carlton leads us to believe. I was expecting a wow experience but didn't get it. Breakfast was better than dinner. At dinner I had a side of haricots verts, and they all had stems on them. Gross. I had to cut them off on my own because the kitchen... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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193 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The food was excellent with outstanding service. The atmosphere was elegant and romantic. Large portions with delicious flavors.

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Toronto
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We stayed at the Ritz Carlton for 3 nights recently and I have to say Core was the highlight. We had dinner here twice. The first night was for our one-year anniversary and it was so good we decided to go again the night before we left. Service was impeccable: attentive and friendly. The first night I ordered something that... More 

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