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“Wonderful service. Great wine selection. Limited menu.”
Review of Elements

Elements
Ranked #322 of 1,308 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 26, 2014

Elements is a high-end restaurant with great views and wonderful service. We didn't expect the view to matter since we went after dark, but seeing the mountains silhouetted in the dark with the sparse lights was just beautiful. The restaurant is relatively small and comfortable. It is a good place for a date or an intimate dinner party. We like quieter restaurants and were a little bothered by a loud table next to us, but mostly it is a quiet environment. There are some booths that are next to the window that seem to be more secluded, but we did not know to ask for one of those when we made our reservation. We were surprised that the menu seemed very limited. Only maybe a dozen items. However, everything we had was wonderful. My wife had the Hawaiian fish. I had the pork chop. I don’t often eat pork chops, but this one was wonderful with an Asian sauce. It was also really large, and I sliced it like you might slice a pork roast. For dessert, we would suggest skipping the sponge cake, which was nothing to write home about and go for the chocolate, which was fantastic. Our final comment is that the wine selection is wonderful. Bottles were half-priced when we went so we enjoyed a 2010 Opus One that was fabulous. We will definitely return on another visit.

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Thank DDAVOUST
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

New to the area & had a birthday dinner to celebrate...we couldn't have chosen a better place! We started with drinks & the charred edamame in the bar area. The drinks were all delicious, but the edamame was other wordly! I don't know what they put on it, but it was addictively good!! We move to the restaurant for dinner. We ordered the Crispy Kale salad (good), Hawaiian fish (can't remember the name), flat steak special & Brussels sprouts with pork belly. Everything was wonderful...the fish was really good, the steak flavorful & tender...but the Brussels sprouts were incredible & such a unique flavor! Ordered a bottle of wine & the night was perfect. Our waitress was great - relaxed yet friendly & professional. Prices were high, but worth it for the food & service. For us, it will be a place for special occasions.

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Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food is really special -- very creative with an Asian touch; the environment and views are utterly beautiful, and the service is excellent. A true pleasure.

Thank MackGold
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Reviewed May 7, 2014

After a week of sampling some of the best rated restaurants in Scottsdale, I am baffled why this is not #1. I think the name (Elements or Sanctuary at Camelback) may have split reviews. BY FAR OUR FAVORITE RESTAURANT! Everything we ordered was memorable, amazing and the artistry of food combination was genius. The view was secondary to the food. Most knowledgeable waiter we ever encountered explained how each dish was created. Dinner for 2 with cocktails and dessert cost us $220 and we work hard for our money but This was so worth it! Lobster and crab tacos, pork chop, escargot, everything we ate was heaven.

Thank my3jays
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

We stumbled upon Elements while visiting the Scottsdale area. So glad we did and could get a reservation for our preferred dining time! Right off the bat, the hostess was very pleasant as she directed us to our table. Our group started with a few cocktails that were literally out of this world! We started with the elemental soup, which was probably the best soup I've ever had! The Duncan farms beets, also delicious. For the main course I went for the chicken dish. Wow! Although stuffed, we went for dessert anyways.Very nice as well. Every course was filled with amazing flavors and were properly cooked to our liking. Props to the chef and the Elements crew. Don't miss this one in AZ!

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Thank Melissa B
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