Core Kitchen and Wine Bar at The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain
Memorable Desert DiningWe stayed at the hotel over the Memorial Day weekend and dined at Core Kitchen daily: breakfast and dinner.
It is an outstanding restaurant throughout - the food is carefully prepared and with lots of attention to details. The service is just right - in general we don't like too much attention.
Our daughters enjoyed the food, the atmosphere and the service as well.
We always sat outside - it is serene and the view of the mountains is breathtaking.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMamazingThe best restaurant in Tucson by far. Had breakfast and dinner there. Our breakfast server, Lynette, was very friendly and a great happy start to our day. Our dinner server, Arthur, was very professional, knowledgeable, and attentive. They made or vacation!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways consistentWe always come here on special occasions. This is by far the best restaurant in Tucson having searched for 3 years now. The ribeye is consistently good and the garlic potato purée is to die for. They also have kids menu with a lot of selection. As always, the service is superb!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMVery memorable food and experienceThis was second night in a row at Core Kitchen. We absolutely thoroughly enjoyed our meal so much we booked again. And we have reservations for this evening as well because there are so many things on the menu we want to try. High notes, Herbed Gnocchi, Braised Short Ribs, Crispy Brussels Sprouts with bacon, Scalloped potato gratin, Burrata & Prosciutto appetizer. We haven't actually been able to save room for dessert yet!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom the moment we arrivedFrom the moment we arrived we were treated with personal attention. My request for an outside table was met and we had a gorgeous view of the mountains and enjoyed a beautiful sunset. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Our food was delicious. We were celebrating our daughter's 20th birthday and she was presented with a complimentary signature drink (minus the alcohol, she has to wait until next birthday). The entire evening was relaxing and enjoyable. This is my second time dining at The Core, and I will definitely return. It is worth the drive no matter where you live in Tucson.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding and attentive--butOutstanding and attentive--but not overly so--service. Waiter was informative and helpful.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely EveningMy wife and I enjoyed are experience at Core very much. The food was delicious. The wait staff was professional. They allowed my wife to try the wine before she ordered a glass. They brought me a taste of a premium single malt scotch because they were out of my usual brand. i'd highly recommend Core Kitchen.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMCore is all that and moreAlthough I am not usually a fan of hotel restaurants, Core is a very nice place. One can choose to dine indoors or out. The views up canyon are pretty spectacular. Add in a full moon rising over the desert and it becomes almost spiritual. The spacing between tables is quite large, so you never feel as though you are intruding, or having others intrude on your conversation. A normal speaking voice is all you need. The wine list is comprehensive, and for a high end property like the Ritz, pretty reasonable. Our food was hot, tasty and nicely portioned. The serving staff was attentive, but not overbearing.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AM