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“Trying Way to Hard”

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: Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed October 20, 2013

The place is very pretty. Sleek and modern with floor to glass windows overlooking Camelback Mountain. They even have a small patio area, but unfortunately its cramped and much of the view is blocked by a granite wall (poor planning). The menu is inventive with Asian underpinnings. But it fails on execution. Each dish we tried had one or two extra unnecessary ingredients that took away from the overall dish. For example, I had Mexican Shrimp and Grits. Nice sized, well-cooked shrimp and grits in a southwestern cheese sauce that would have been great on their own. But unfortunately, they added a poached egg (?) and popcorn (that happened to be stale). If you want to see and be seen come here. If you want the best meal in Phoenix, see my review and go to T. Cooks.

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Reviewed October 15, 2013

Huge Portions. Every time we ate here we tried something new and was never disappointing. The waitstaff was very attentive but not overbearing or annoying. there was live music in the bar which was a nice place to go after dinner and enjoy the music

Thank Tara S
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

Wine list had many excellent wines but was not 40-50 pages long and impossible to review. Went with 2 friends, and all of our meals (appetizers, salads, entrees) were delicious. The price was reasonable. No view as we were there late and it was dark outside. Only glitch was that I had asked for no tomatoes on my salad, and that was apparently missed as half the salad ended up being tomato.

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Reviewed October 10, 2013

It is so nice and very private. Food is great. We love visiting also for New Years Eve. Suites are just fabulous, Some of the bathtubs are outside, Have to try.

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Thank gailb689
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Friends who live in Scottsdale took me to dinner at Elements, in the Sanctuary Resort, and we enjoyed an excellent dinner. The restaurant is situated on the mountainside, offering a vista of the mountains and the Praying Monk rock formation. I would characterize the decor as 'fancy austere', a slight departure from the 'pueblo' look that is ubiquitous in these parts. I enjoyed a delicous deconstructed BLT salad, followed by a tender, perfectly cooked double pork chop. The chop was so big that I didn't even finish it, and I'm not a 'light' eater. My hosts selected seafood - sea bass and salmon - which they said was excellent. Several desserts were shared by our table of four, and both were decadent and delicious. Elements is an expensive restaurant - entrees were priced in the $30s to $40s - but it is clear that you are enjoying top quality products, prepared by talented chefs. A top Scottsdale choice, by all accounts. Don't miss it if you're in town!

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