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
Definitely a treat anytime & one of our ...
Definitely a treat anytime & one of our favorite places to enjoy alone, dine with friends or show off the beauty of the desert when we have out-of-town guests. You really can't go wrong at Elements!!
Excellent experience.The best view in Ph ...
Excellent experience.The best view in Phoenix matched by the best food. Highly recommended.
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.
Wonderful view and the food was great!
Wonderful view and the food was great!
Everything was great.....the breakfast f ...
Everything was great.....the breakfast food, fresh orange juice, beverages, the waiter, Ron, and the awesome scenery!
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.
The food was fantastic. Service was awe ...
The food was fantastic. Service was awesome. Anthony made it a pleasurable experience. Can't wait to return.
We were there for my wife's birthday. Wa ...
We were there for my wife's birthday. Was great, they look at a nice table for the special event. Food was great, well balanced. We just had a wonderful evening.
Great food and service and the view real ...
Great food and service and the view really sets it apart from everywhere else.
One of the best restaurants I've been to ...
One of the best restaurants I've been to in Phoenix. The filet was tender and flavorful, and the smores dish was excellent.
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.
We heard a lot of buzz about this restaurant. We decided to do lunch and beat the crowds, which we did. Disappointed in the fact we weren't given a window seat and food was so so. Pretty pricey. Loved our server!
The view alone was fabulous! Food presen ...
The view alone was fabulous! Food presentation was grand as was the ambiance. I had a seafood dish and my dinner companion had the short ribs. We were not disappointed! I enjoyed each and every bite!
The food was superb and the customer ser ...
The food was superb and the customer service was top notch!
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.
The absolute best view in the valley. Am ...
The absolute best view in the valley. Amazing sites and outstanding food. Surprisingly big portions and subtle flavors. We had an excellent time. Thank you!
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
Always awesome. Great view, great food, ...
Always awesome. Great view, great food, great service. Pork chop dish was excellent, plenty to share with wife. Lobster bisque exquisite.
Absolutely delicious! Lovely view.
Absolutely delicious! Lovely view.
Fantastic night out with my wife.
Fantastic night out with my wife.
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!!!
Everything was great, including waiters ...
Everything was great, including waiters and management. Everyone strived to make sure you had an enjoyable evening.
Absolutely stunning views paired with so ...
Absolutely stunning views paired with some of the most amazing dishes my palate has ever been exposed to. The service was impeccable and the staff couldn't have been friendlier. Will absolutely go back.
The property is outstanding. Elements wa ...
The property is outstanding. Elements was all that we thought that it would be. We were there for brunch. Next visit will be for Happy Hour in the bar area, which had a fantastic view. Service was very good.
Exquisite food and fabulous view. Diffic ...
Exquisite food and fabulous view. Difficult to converse due to noise level, but that would not keep me from coming back. The service was very good but slow. Too long waiting after dishes cleared before offer of dessert and coffee. Too long waiting for check. I love long languid meals so when I get antsy you know it is too long! Everyone at the table loved their food! From the gnocchi to the short ribs to the salmon to the opah to the filet, preparation was perfect and flavors interesting!
Ask for Anthony for your waiter ! When y ...
Ask for Anthony for your waiter ! When you look at the menu it leaves you indecisive to what to order and then Anthony tells you the specials and helps make your mind up ! I had the fresh peaches ( Anthony said they are only available 3 weeks out of the year !) with marscopone and delicate salami - the combination was mind blowing ! My sister said she had the swordfish that was the freshest she's ever had ! My husband had strip steak to die for ! Only drawback is forget about leaving the place !! It is so dark you can hardly see where you are going and never mind the few drinks under your belt !! Otherwise an extreme culinary experience that takes you to Heaven !!
Greatplace...food was excellent...views at sunset really helped set the mood for our ananniversary dinner and date night. Our server was exceptional and very attentive to us. Beau even came out to congratulate my wife and I on our special night. KUDOS to ELEMENTS!
The view was breathtaking, the staff ver ...
The view was breathtaking, the staff very attentive, the chef, once of the best. It was an amazing experience, and I am very grateful to have found such a beautiful place to see while in Arizona for a short period of time. I highly recommend this place and they have lovely rooms to stay in as well as a great spa and infinity pool!
My son treated me to a great Mother's Day Brunch.
My son treated me to a great Mother's Day Brunch. The food and service was amazing! The ambiance was perfect. I'm sure I've found our special occasion spot.
Excellent table with views of the North ...
Excellent table with views of the North Valley. Great experience overall.
terrible service and salty food
The only good thing about this restaurant is the view. The server was snotty and not attentive. Three of the five dishes we had you're so salty I could have gagged. I only sent one back and it was replaced but there was no apology from the kitchen or no comp on the drink or anything like it. I would definitely not recommend this restaurant.
Impeccable service in a breathtaking set ...
Impeccable service in a breathtaking setting with delicious food.
Still has it!!
Love the vibe, the cocktails, wine and food. The view at sunset is amazing!! Have been here before and will dine here again! Sanctuary is trendy and sophisticated with a great ambiance!
Everyone took fabulous care of us and made sure we were treated with extra care just because they wanted to make our evening special. Not only was our food marvelous, but the service from everyone was top notch. They made us feel special but I noticed that this was they way all guests were treated. Wonderful.
Recommend early seating, gts noisy after 7pm. Ask for window booth, away from crowd. Service ery good ambiance outstanding, food above average, presentation excellent!!!
Beautiful restaurant with amazing views! ...
Beautiful restaurant with amazing views! The service and food were incredible. We missed our reservation by an hour, but they still fit us in even though the restaurant was packed. This place came highly recommended, and we were not disappointed! They even invited us outside at sunset to enjoy champagne on the deck. Ask for Gary; he was the best server ever!
Overbearing server spoils perfect evening
Our server was completely overbearing and wouldn't lets us just enjoy our meal in peace and quiet.
The food was delicious and the service great once things slowed down a bit. We had quite a long wait in the bar because the hostess told us to go get a drink and "she would find us" but she never did. After 30 minutes I checked with her to see if we were missed and she quipped that she had "sent us a text" This would have been just fine if we were informed to check our phone for a text, but she told us she would get us so the phone stayed in the purse where it should be on a date. Anyway, this mis-communication then led to us being seated at the same time our server was just getting drink orders from 2 other large tables. It took an hour for us to finally get our food ordered but then everything started going very well afterwards. I would still give it another try maybe at an earlier time.
We are so impressed with dinner that we had here! Absolutely everything tasted amazing. From the starters to incredible main courses and then the most unusual but fantastic desert (salted caramel cheese cake with bacon ice cream!!!!). We managed to get on time for sunrise and the view from the restaurant was magnificent! Did not expect to have such an amazing time here, but hey! we where so impressed and amazed with the whole experiance, that next time we travel to Arizona we will stay here for sure and enjoy not only the bar and restaurant, but everything else that this place has to offer!
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