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“The View is Better than the Food”

Elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain
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Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $50 - $75
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Private Dining, Reservations
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.
North Plainfield, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“The View is Better than the Food”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

The title says it all. The view was great but the food was not up to par for a fancy restaurant. I thought the menu could have offered more selections. I'm not the pickiest eater but there were only two menu items I considered. I ordered the chicken breast which turned out fine. My wife got the pork chop and it was tough. They also ran out of the wine we started with.

  • Visited January 2013
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Andre N, F&B Director at Elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
I'm very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your experience. We strive to exceed all our guests expectations; not only with our beautiful views and ambiance, but with outstanding food and seamless service. We hope you will return and give us the opportunity to wow you.
Andre Nicholson
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Lethbridge
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Elegant Restaurant, Amazing Food”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

My husband and I dined at Elements on Saturday, January 19th. Chef Beau McMillan prepared us a wine pairing. It was a masterpiece. The food and the wine was exquisite - not to mention the atmosphere and the special attention we received while dining. If ever in Phoenix - Elements is a must. And don't let the price deter you - it is worth every dollar and more.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank May53Lethbridge
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Andre N, F&B Director at Elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Thank you for the great review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience and that we exceeded your expectations. Please join us again,
Thank you,
Andre Nicholson
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Parker, CO
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“beautiful restaurant amazing views”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

elegant, lovely, make you feel special - classy - all glass with amazing amazing views - food was excellent , a bit rich though but fresh and very creative

Visited December 2012
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Andre N, F&B Director at Elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Thank you for sharing your experience at elements. We appreciate your kind words and we hope to see you again.
Andre Nicholson
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Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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“Best restaurant in Scottsdale”
Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

It was our pleasure to dine at Elements at The Santuary. This is our favorite restaurant in Scottsdale. Excellent 5 star restaurant with great menu and cuisine by Beau MacMillan, excellent views, ambiance and service! Enjoy!

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Andre N, F&B Director at Elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for such a wonderful review. We take great pride in providing exceptional customer service and high quality ingredients. Please allow us another opportunity to wow you. Hope to see you soon.
Andre Nicholson
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Sunday Brunch Extravaganza: The best food, service, and ambiance in town !”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

We had a fantastic brunch here this week. I was pleasantly surprised by the excellent range of choices, including miso soup and salads, on the buffet. Seafood was fresh and succulent. Omelets made to order were delicate and light. Great selection of pastries, breads, fruits, cheeses, and meats. Nothing was overlooked. We had an infant with us, and every accommodation was made to keep him happy and comfortable. The price seems very fair although it is good to know that to include menu options there is a surcharge. The spectacular views, just east of the Praying Monk, seem both expansive and private. I love this place.

  • Visited January 2013
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Andre N, F&B Director at Elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain, responded to this review, January 23, 2013
Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to share your experience. I am glad to hear you had a memorable experience and we hope to see you again.

Thank you,
Andre Nicholson
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