elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain
elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.elementsrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 8002452051
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday-Saturday 7:00am-10:30am, Sunday 7:00am-11:00am
    Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11:30am-2:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Beau MacMillan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • Entertainment: Join us every Friday from 8:30pm-11:30pm for dinner and dancing under the stars. Reservations suggested.
  • Special Events: 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.

    http://www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com/food/events/lunchlearn.php

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tatum
  • Parking: Valet
A word from 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain reviews from OpenTable diners
168 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (148)special occasion (131)romantic (121)fit for foodies (91)notable wine list (66)great for outdoor dining (53)vibrant bar scene (39)good for groups (24)neighborhood gem (23)hot spot (23)great for brunch (19)great for lunch (18)late-night find (12)kid-friendly (5)Show More
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food was some of the best in town, service was spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food A+, Ambiance F
    jesuiaffame
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We selected Elements for our Anniversary dinner thinking it would be quiet and elegant. I don't know why we assumed that because it was neither. It was a Saturday night, the bar was packed, there was a very loud band playing and honestly, the noise level was almost deafening. We had a cocktail outside while waiting for our table. Very odd smell coming from the upholstery. On the plus side, they serve Veuve Clicquot by the glass! The dining room was only slightly less noisy and "affected" than the bar but I will say the food was off the charts. Because of the ambiance though, I'm not sure we would rush back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We always have a great time at Elements and is our favorite restaurant in Scottsdale
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Birthday Dinner
    Tazzmom602
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We celebrated my husband's birthday with a lovely dinner at elements. All of the staff, from the parking valet to the hostesses to our server were friendly and welcoming. We were seated in a very nice two-person banquette looking out at the mountains, so we had a terrific view as the sun set. Our server, Kumi, was very helpful in explaining the complex menu items and helping us with our selections. The food was beautifully prepared and presented and we enjoyed everything we ordered, including the diver scallop and pork chop entrees. A complementary dessert was provided because of the birthday celebration. It's not an inexpensive dining experience but a very good choice for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible
    jmwhicke
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    My girlfriend and I had an incredible exprience! The food was amazing and view was breathtaking.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous...
    Ten10
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Having eaten at element several times while in Scottsdale on business, my wife and I chose to stay at the resort for our anniversary. Dinner was extraordinary as usual. The menu is not overlong - and the choices are exciting variations of beef, poultry, fish, etc - in other words, exotic in their preparation and presentation but familiar. It is difficult to choose but always rewarding. Chef is a genius, the sommelier is charasmatic and very helpful. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints!
    DBG1
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I forgot what a great experience it is dining at Elements Restaurant - the menu, the ambiance, and the service are all outstanding. I only wish it was closer to where I live. We were celebrating a Birthday and they surprised us with was a delicious chocolate cake with ice cream. We especially loved sitting outdoors, enjoying the view, and listening to the music after dining.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Awesome
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This was our second time dining here...the food, ambience and service were truly off the charts. We had our children with us ages 10/13 and the older one is a picky eater.. The chef was so accomidating that even she loved it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Our waiter team with Anthony was fantastic. Very knowledgeable and on the ball!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elements at Sanctuary
    Maggie
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Excellent!..Spa, Boutique and Lunch at Elements....perfect girls day!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Lunch
    KavajVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We spent the day at the spa for a birthday celebration followed by a lovely lunch and wine at Elements.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 5 star dining at it's finest!
    Ladyj
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Impeccable food, fantastic service, incredible views. I just can't say enough about this experience. And it was a complete experience. The waitress was extremely knowledgeable about every item on the menu and made sure that we were going to be very happy with our dining choices. Even after the meal Beau Mac came out and sat with us and had a great chat with us. Amazing experience!! Can't wait to come back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and beautiful scenery
    Greatview
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The service was a little slow. Had to flag the waiter down a few times to place additional drink orders and other items. Could have just been a busy Friday night.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Experiece
    Tiger
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had a wonderful evening at elements. Great food,great service and great views
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gr8
    dags182
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    it was better than expected, the chef came to the table and he is a very nice guy. very recommended.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing Time
    Cameron
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Restaurant is stunning with views of the Camelback Mountains and Foothills. Go at Dusk and watch the sun fall down the mountains with beautiful orange and yellow colors. Food and service were unbelievablely good and attentive! The wine list is extensive and has a lot of varietals... good for any wine enthusiast. Head over to the Jade lounge afterwards for live music and a fun vibe!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not the same
    ShortsguyandsnarkVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Love this place been on many occasions but the summer menu is average at best Elements isn't like it was seems to be a follower not a leader now
    Special Features:
    scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    My husband and I recently moved to the area and are big foodies. The food, the service and the atmosphere were fantastic. I highly recommend it. The foie gras appetizer and kale salad were out of this world. The main dishes did not disappoint either. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Guests in town
    Jinkojorg
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    My husband and I took my mother and grandmother to dinner at Elements. It was so beautiful there, you did not mind it was 110 degrees! We had a reservation at 7 pm, just in time to walk around and take pictures with the beautiful scenery and watch the sunset! The food and service were fabulous!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kimberley
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Thank you for a great experience! We came from the UK for a holiday and had previously attended a wedding at sanctuary 2 years ago and wanted to come back! We was so jetlagged we missed our reservation but the staff we so kind and changed our table booking to a later time, they were so welcoming. I had also mentioned it was my partners birthday in the reservation email ( which was months before) i was very pleased when the staff brought out a desert with candle for him! It was a total suprise as i had forgotten myself that i had mentioned it! If we ever visit Pheonix again we will definately come back for a meal and cocktails!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A night to remember...
    CamilleB
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My boyfriend called the restaurant ahead of our reservation to let them know he would be proposing to me that night. The waiter, GM, & hostess all knew what was going to happen except for ME! :) They went above and beyond to make our night special. We were seated in THE BEST seat in the whole restaurant and were treated like royality. The food was exceptional as always. You just can't get a bad meal at Elements. The only negative thing that happened was we had quite a bit of left over food that we asked to be boxed up, but never got it back and when we were leaving and realized it, we couldn't find our waiter anywhere to ask about the missing food. But, with the excitement of the evening and because it was getting late, we just left.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • danthemanVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    The food and service were excellent, as usual, and we were seated in the "private party" room. Nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great!
    JimandJen
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Beautiful setting, great place for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary dinner
    Hank01
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We had a great time. We were greeted with a robust "happy anniversary" at check in and by our wait staff as well. Greg and David Hernandez provided outstanding table side service. Even though they were busy with other patrons, they made us feel as if we were their only table. The food was presented well and full explanations regarding the items exceeded our expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special evening 4 special friends
    GoGreen
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    World class meal preparation in a world they surely own. All our tasty prepared dishes were so creative. Exceptional service provided by Anthony who open the menu to please all of us all evening long. The decor and restaurant architecture made for a wonderful evening for all of us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVELY, LOVELY, LOVELY!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I enjoyed every second of this amazing restaurant. Thank you for the lovely experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mixed bag
    AZFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Food was imaginative and delicious. Service lagged on occasion. View is lovely. The noise level was incredibly loud. The acoustics of the restaurant combined with 2 tables (1 of 6 people, 1 of 8) that were extremely loud ruined any hope for a romantic dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • TeriPT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We sucked up the pricey car fare from the south side of Phoenix to get to sanctuary. It was well worth the drive!!! One dish was more flavorful than the other, the views and sunset was beautiful, and the servce was attentive. I've already told several people elements was a "must try" when out in the Scottsdale area
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • View, food & service battled it out
    danthebadger
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We won. First, the view is outstanding. Camelback mountain at sunset is wonderful. It alone is worth the price of admission. Then there was the service, from the minute we walked in we were treated exceptionally well. Our waiter was outstanding (Ron, I believe). He had a personality and even got my Underhill joke. He was helpful on the selection of dinner and the specials. And the food was perfect. The calamari made my day and the main courses were incredible. Make a reservation, get a sunset spot and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice view
    Awesome
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Loved to see the sun set and the people were really friendly. My group my very much satisfied with the food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sort of wierd
    LewisVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Food GREAT. Atmosphere so dark could not see food or those across table. Waiter told it was my son's birthday (29). EVERY time he came to table wished him a "Happy Birthday"....literally over 30 times! Became uncomfortable.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent food - lovely setting
    scottsdaleRon
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The food is bold and innovative - the ingredients are fresh and creatively prepared - - the setting is part way up Camelback Mountain and the views are a wonderful compliment to the food. The dishes are prepared very carefully and are delivered to your table far too pretty to eat (bring your camera!) - but, eat them anyway, they are delicious. Try the Thai Chicken Salad - the flavors are bold and amazing - truly one of the best chicken salads I've had. If you dine there for lunch on a Sunday you have your choice of breakfast or lunch items - the omelets are wonderful and perfectly prepared. On Sunday each table received a complimentary order of their cinnamon buns - I was ready to move in for a long-term stay! Bring a good appetite!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • special occasion restaurant
    Cookie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We had a wonderful mean. The service was great and so was the view. I just feel that it is slightly overpriced.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food & very pretty
    MesaDiane
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Good food, very pretty scenery and service was excellent. Compared to the food, though, drinks were outrageously expensive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • element does not disappoint!
    Adorefour
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    What a welcome relief when a reataurant is as good as it's high reviews, but when it exceeds them, that is very special. The element is a very special find and it will not disappoint. It's breathtaking veiws coupled with one of their many signature cocktails is the perfect start to a guaranteed delectable evening. Everythimg, from their fusion of flavors, exceptional presentations, and knowledgable wine pairings makes for a dining experience that will be hard to rival. Request the private booths for special intimate dining with unmatched desert beauty views!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • total fave
    jjjjjj
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Been goingng there on every visit to Phoenix for many ears, always delighted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointed
    judyVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    we called three weeks prior to date to request window table. called the day before and the day of for the window table. when we got there they did not have a window table reserved for us so we had to wait until they could accommodate us. my family called to make arrangements for a birthday cake which was supposed to be a surprise. they called my phone to verify the cake. so much for the surprise. it was not a relaxing meal as the wait staff was tense since they probably had us branded for expecting them to honor our requests. I guess I was expecting more from a high end restaurant. we probably wont go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing dinner as usual
    finediners
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I am never disappointed dining at elements. I loved that our fantastic waiter gave thoughtful recommendations that were delicious and was patient as we had numerous courses for our anniversary dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Energizing yet relaxing
    Diner1VIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    There is so much I like about this place. Only disappointment was with their specialty drinks.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic engagement dinner
    Denford
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I took my girlfriend here to propose. Told the restaurant ahead of time so they could have a red rose waiting at the table when we arrived. They seated us in a very private booth with a great view. The service was excellent along with the food. The whole staff was very attentive and congratulated us when dinner was over and brought us a nice dessert. Went next door to the bar and had an after dinner drink out on the patio alone with my fiancé. The whole night was very romantic and special. We are both from out of town and they made the whole night very special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet