About elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain
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.
American, Asian, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday-Saturday 7:00am-10:30am
Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11:30am-2:00pm
Brunch: Sunday 7:00am-2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 5:30pm-10:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Join us every Friday from 8:30pm-11:30pm for dinner and dancing under the stars. Reservations suggested.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Hosted by Chef Beau MacMillan, Sanctuary's eleventh annual Lunch & Learn introduces guests and locals to star chefs, wine makers and culinary experts. These Saturday events during July and August include a three-course lunch (or dinner) paired with wine or cocktails, along with lessons on how to prepare the culinary specialties, and recipes to take home.
elements offers several unique options for private dining, offering stunning views of the valley and the signature restaurant cuisine for an unforgettable wedding, meeting, event or dining experience.
elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Ratings and Reviews
This is a very beautiful restaurant that ...
This is a very beautiful restaurant that always has outstanding food and excellent service however, that was not the case this time. The was amazing as usual but it took about 7-10 minutes for the busboy to bring us water but after that he was great about keeping our water glasses full. It was a good 20 minutes before the waiter even acknowledged us. We were there for at least 30 minutes before our 1st drink arrived. We had to refill our own champagne glasses because the waiter seemed to be avoiding our table and we didn't know when or if he would even stop by. He seemed perfectly attentive to his other tables but we were the only table that didn't have a man at it. We were very hurt and disappointed by this lack of service at such a fine establishment.
Disappointed in the Sunday Brunch. I ha ...
Disappointed in the Sunday Brunch. I had read excellent reviews about a buffet with an add on signature entrée that included mimosas. Not sure when the brunch menu changed but the only option was to order from the menu. While the food was good, I have definitely had better. The view was gorgeous. We were there for a special occasion and I had talked it up based on reviews and was overall disappointed. I would not go back for the food and cocktails alone. Service was mostly prompt and always friendly. However, I ordered a fruit platter that was never brought to the table. Not overly impressed.
What a beautiful place and dining experi ...
What a beautiful place and dining experience. Outstanding food and service. From start to finish, this goes down in our favorite list. If you are traveling to the Scottsdale area this is a must. Unfortunately we are from the east coast, but will definitely be back on our next trip to Scottsdale.
This night we had the pleasure to have Anthony as our server and he is a very special person. He made the night perfect.
Dinner was excellent, some of the best. ...
Dinner was excellent, some of the best. A bit overpriced but excellent service from all staff who were friendly, pleasant, and initiated conversation. Parking valets included. This was a special occasion dinner and the staff reacted accordingly. Excellent, enjoyable evening.
We've eaten here many times I the last s ...
We've eaten here many times I the last several years. About a year ago I wrote a lukewarm review of our experience here, but that was out of the norm from our other visits. Our visit this July 4th, mat have been our best ever. I rarely give 5 stars across the board, but this dinner was outstanding in every respect. I had a meticulously prepared sea bass, cooked perfectly and accompanied with other interesting flavors. My wife had swordfish, which she equally loved. Our server (sorry, I can't recall her name) was attentive but not overbearing. I'm back on board with Elements.
Loved the place except, (and we may have ...
Loved the place except, (and we may have been able to change this had we asked but it was our first time there), we were seated in a booth below main room eye level and could not see anything except for the outside view, which was nice, but was definately not the best view in the restaurant. A main level seat with Camelback mountain view would have been better
Delicious, creative menu all prepared pe ...
Delicious, creative menu all prepared perfectly. But very expensive. Entrées between $30-60. But great for a special occasion. Gorgeous mountain views. Go in the summer for half off wine bottles! Everything we ordered was tasty and the presentation was beautiful as well.
My husband and I recently enjoyed our fi ...
My husband and I recently enjoyed our first dinner at Elements with another couple. The restaurant is located at the Sanctuary Resort and the views from the dining room are stunning. The menu offers a nice variety and the quality and presentation of all of the items we ordered was excellent. My salad was exceptionally fresh tasting and the short ribs had amazing flavor. In the summer they offer all of their bottles of wine at half price on Sunday through Wednesday evenings. It is a wonderful place to celebrate a special occasion as you enjoy outstanding food while watching the sun set.
I have been to elements several times. ...
I have been to elements several times. Our waiter was Sean and he was, by far, the best waiter I have had there. He was patient, articulate, and very service oriented. It was clear he was going to do everything he could to ensure our experience was top notch. His suggestions for appetizers were perfect. Meal was perfect.
We were very disappointed by our recent ...
We were very disappointed by our recent evening at Elements. This was not our first trip to Elements, which is rightly regarded as one of the top restaurants in the Phoenix area. It has a stunning location, looking out over Paradise Valley, and a terrific chef. However, they really dropped the ball this time. WE were celebrating a special birthday. We notified the restaurant in advance (through Open Table) about the birthday, and the hostess acknowledged this when we arrived.But the wait staff never said anything -- nor did they do anything to help us celebrate. Their neglect marred the evening. Most restaurants -- including many that are far less expensive -- go out of their way to make the birthday person feel special. Elements did absolutely nothing.
beautiful venue,superb service food needs improvet
A beautiful space, food elegantly served but food needs refinement. The most egregious was the excess sugar used. So unnecessary! No subtlety in the combination of flavors.
had duck and fish. Duck was cooked to perfection but over sugared.
The foie the same. Served over pineapple upside down cake, with ...added sugar sprinkled on top. Even the fish didn't escape the chef's penchant for sugar.
Desert was gelato, coconut and lemon. Nice but not fantastic.
Will return, in the hope that sugar will be more scarce. We were celebrating 53 years of marriage!
Food is unique, but not worth price
I've dined at restaurants all over the world -- and can confidently say that though this place has a unique take on many dishes, it is simply not worth the price. If I had paid half of what I did for my entrees and apps, I would have been satisfied -- but at those prices, I was expecting perfection and was left wanting more. The view is really pretty though, so it may be worth a trip for a drink at sunset.
Very creative menu with Asian infused flavors in almost every dish. Really fresh fish selections not usually available in the desert. Sunset dinner starts out with glaring light in your eyes (thankfully there are shades) but ends with soft shadows. Makes for a memorable evening.
Wonderful if you are seated in the booth ...
Wonderful if you are seated in the booths in front of the panorama of camelback. Get there as the sunset begins. Bar drinks are great as is Jade bar scene. Friday night band and singer performing. Went on Memorial Day Friday so place was packed and service slow. Staff apologized. Food is good. 3 1/2 out of 5. Still we return when in the area. The overall zen is wonderful the experience worth the detour
Excellent view, great wine list, fantast ...
Excellent view, great wine list, fantastic food. Cant complain about anything. Need to go at night as the view of the mountains is spectacular. If its not too hot or windy, sit outside. If not, ask for a booth with a window view. You should love this place!!!
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