A friend and I visited Elements in mid September. We went on a Friday evening, right before sunset. The hostess accommodated a request for a table with a great view, which we got. As we waited for our appetizers we stepped outside onto the terrace where another staff member pointed out different parts of Camelback Mountain as well as the best places to take pictures. He also pointed out different angles to use with an iPhone to capture the best pictures! Later he stopped by our table to check on us and make sure we got pictures that we liked. Our waiter was great - I wish I remembered his name. He knew the menu well and allowed us make substitutions with no hesitation. Everything from the soup, to the tartare to the fish entrees were all delicious, fresh and substantial. In fact, we couldn't finish our dinners because we were so full! If I'm ever back in Scottsdale, I will be back.