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Core Kitchen and Wine Bar at The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain
Core Kitchen and Wine Bar at The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

Core Kitchen and Wine Bar at The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/DoveMountain/Dining/core_kitchen/Default.htm
  • Phone: (520) 572-3000
  • Hours of Operation: OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
    Breakfast: 7 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Daily
    Dinner: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Daily
    Wine Experience: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday's $20 per person

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: David Serus
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether you are planning a social or business event, we invite you to experience the refined and intimate ambiance of a private dining room at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain. With an extensive wine list, dedicated service and personalized menus, our professional team of Ladies and Gentlemen will help you create a memorable occasion.

    CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar has several unique settings to enhance your event such as the Private Dining Room, Chef's Counter, Adventures in Dining Table and Wine Lounge. Each location is available seven days a week, making them the ideal place for business dining, intimate holiday entertaining or celebrating your most special occasion.
  • Private Party Contact: Christine E. Moore, Food and Beverage Manager (520) 572-3064
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Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
A word from Core Kitchen and Wine Bar at The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain
True American cuisine that is approachable, innovative and inspired by Sonoran and regional influences. The menu is complemented by an extensive wine list in an elegant, yet casual atmosphere. The open kitchen highlights the culinary team creating á la carte offerings with plenty of interaction. The private dining room provides an option to entertain larger parties and family gatherings with a personalized chef menu. The chef’s table sets the tone for a world-class interactive, personalized gourmet dining experience.
CORE serves breakfast and dinner.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "Once again Core was outstanding in all respects. The special Tuna entree a worthy of Michelin stars !"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Perfect place for an anniversary dinner. Get there before dark, sit in outside dinning, and take in the view of the desert. Great wine selection and interesting entrees. Excelent service! A little on the pricey side but we will be back next special occasion."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We were at the Resort celebrating my birthday and had dinner here the night of my birthday. Excellent restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • ". The food, the surroundings, the exceptional wait staff. You can’t just pick one. Without a doubt it was a very pleasant dinner. One you don’t mind tipping 20% for."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Wonderful scenic view. Enjoyed the food and romantic section outside over looking the canyon. Dessert was fabulous so we could share it. Champagne toast was offered for our celebration and we enjoyed it so much! Hubby had the duck. I had the Sea Bass with artichoke trimmings along with artichoke soup!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We have eaten dinner here several times and always return (about once per month). Though the menu does not change often there are plenty of selections so we have not been bored or disappointed. The pork preparation changes seasonally and is always a great choice. The mac and cheese side is so good I could make a dinner of it (and have done so)! We recently discovered the wine tasting from 5 - 6 pm in their wine bar. We definitely recommend this experience prior to dinner ($20 per person). Service is always perfect at Core. The staff here are all friendly and knowledgeable. They all work well together and it reflects positively on the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The specialty cocktails were favorites and worked well with the absolutely lovely scenery of the Hotel and environs. Service was very good. I ate the rib eye which was prepared to my specification but a tad salty. Recommend for a romantic outing and stay over."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We dined here with friends and both their meals were good but I guess we ordered the wrong thing because it was just mediocre. I might try it again and order something else because if you are staying at the hotel you are stuck unless you want to drive down the mountain to a restaurant."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Core is the Dove Mountain Ritz's "signature" restaurant. So, given this and the fact this Ritz is a resort, I was very pleasantly surprised at the price point of the food. The drinks were regular resort prices but the food was very reasonable priced and very good. The service was outstanding. Lots of menu options - meat, fish, ... Had a very nice breakfast at this same restaurant the next day and again the service was outstanding and the food was very good. So, if you're staying at the Ritz, you're probably going to eat here and it will be a good experience. If you're driving up or down I-10 from either the Phoenix area or Tuscon it's worth a detour."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Went with guests during the Match Play week, Busy but as good as ever."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We dined here for my birthday and had a wonderful time. Everything was just perfect; food, service and ambiance"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "This is a beautiful restaurant with amazing views and interior decorating. The service was fine. Nonetheless I was disappointed with the food given the affilitation with Ritz-Carlton. My wedge salad was under-dressed and my side salad of Kale was terrible. To be fair, my guests loved their food. The ambience is amazing - perfect for romantic dinners or client events."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "The Ritz is a gorgeous setting in the Tortolitas. The Duck confit was excellent. Skip the pork belly appetizer, but the trout tartare was fabulous."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The whole experience was terrific from start to finish. The service was excellent with the server being very knowledgeable and attentive. Servings were generous, and the food was prepared perfectly. An outstanding wine list added to the enjoyment of the evening. We definitely plan to bring friends."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "We live in the Tucson area and have been to Core Kitchen multiple times. Every experience has been exemplary. The waitstaff has been uniformly excellent--well versed on the menu items and helpful, but not obtrusive. Their sommelier has also been highly knowledgeable about their extensive wine list and exceptionally gracious. Core Kitchen is located within the Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Hotel, a beautiful spot in the Tortolita Mountains north of Tucson, We love it!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "The best can always be expected here except for one thing. When you pay $12 to $16 for a glass of wine I expect it to be chilled. When a good wine is served at 72 to 74 degrees it is plain stupid for a company such as the Ritz not to serve the wine chilled to the world wide suggested temperature of 58 to 60 degrees."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Our dinner at Core was to celebrate our 40th anniversary and what a ideal setting it was for a celebration--lovely, peaceful and comfortably appointed. The service was excellent, helpful without being obtrusive. The menu offered many interesting combinations of tastes and textures, and each item was perfectly prepared. Portions were a good size but did not leave us feeling stuffed. There were NO weak points in this experience. What a delightful discovery; we look forward to returning."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Always enjoy dinner and the ambiance at Core.Wine list excellent and Michael provides excellent assistance in selecting wine!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Our server was helpful in guiding us through the menu. We all ordered something different and enjoyed our unique dishes."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Great service at the bar, food was good too, will be returning for the wine tastings on fridays..."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Core is part of the Ritz Carlton resort. Fabulous outdoor scenery and the inside is very nice as well. The wait staff is very attentive and friendly. Can't say enough about the staff. I had a bone-in rib eye and my husband had sea bass. Both were fabulous! What we loved is that you could taste the fresh herbs in the dishes and sauces, meaning it was tasty and healthy. If you're looking for some place for a special occasion, this is definitely it. My only criticism is that if you're staying at the resort for awhile, the menu doesn't seem to change often and you will likely have to venture off the resort for something different."
    Dined on 11/3/2013
  • "We've been to Core many times. the food and service is consistently outstanding. the dining room is quiet and romantic."
    Dined on 10/25/2013