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elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain
elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.elementsrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (800) 245-2051
  • 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, Asian, Wine Bar
  • 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 & 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.


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
Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent, as usual, and we were seated in the "private party" room. Nice."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Beautiful setting, great place for a romantic dinner."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I enjoyed every second of this amazing restaurant. Thank you for the lovely experience."
    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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We had a wonderful mean. The service was great and so was the view. I just feel that it is slightly overpriced."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Good food, very pretty scenery and service was excellent. Compared to the food, though, drinks were outrageously expensive."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Been goingng there on every visit to Phoenix for many ears, always delighted."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "There is so much I like about this place. Only disappointment was with their specialty drinks."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My wife and I went to dinner for our anniversary. It was one of our best dining experience ever! The food and service was impeccable. The setting can't be beat. We will be back."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This was our first time here. View is amazing. Saw the sunset and then great night views. Food was everything we had hoped for. Our waiter, Anthony, was great. Very knowledgeable, personable, and just the right amount of attention. Would go back again."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My wife and I had a great time at elements at Sanctuary. The food is creative, perfectly executed and exciting. We spent 4 nights in Scottsdale and ate at four excellent restaurants, but elements was easily the star of the week. The 50% sale on bottles of wine was much appreciated."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "It had been a couple years since I had last eaten at Elements and after one bite I could have slapped myself for waiting so long to return. Chef MacMillan still presents top notch food at reasonable prices. The setting can't be beat. Ask for a table that faces Camelback mountain. Servers are attentive but not hovering. Menu has something for everyone. The Fiery Calamari appetizer is flash fried so you taste the calamari not the coating. They add a twist to the Iceberg wedge by adding pickled onion and peanuts and replacing bacon with pancetta. Scallops were nice and light. Flavors in the pork chop were sweet and spicy. I could have done with a few less bitter orange rind. Portions are generous so you can enjoy leftovers. Don't skip dessert"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Food was outstanding and the view was beautiful. The band was excellent but was done at 10pm."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Took my long term partner here for her birthday. The meal was wonderful and delicious, service was immaculate, and the view was incredible. Will go here again as they even arranged a cake over the open table booking...perfect."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great as always. One issue, our waitress spoke very broken english as she was Chinese which made it hard to understand her when listening to the specials and ordering."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We went to celebrate the Father's Day. It was awesome!!! Service, food and everthing is above expectations. They have the most beautiful view ever!!! I really recommend this place!!!"
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • " This experience was extraordinary. The food is outstanding but it was really the people and service that made it special. The hostess immediately made us feel welcome. She said she could seat us immediately or if we didn't mind waiting a few minutes a booth would be available which she thought we would really enjoy. We went to the bar where Robert the bartender immediately introduced himself. Within minutes the hostess came to take us to our table. It was special and this being our 52nd wedding anniversary it could not have been nicer. We than met Katie who we assumed was a management person; turns out she was the wait person. She was professional and could not have been nicer or more efficient. Kudos to the chef and all the staff!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Love this place. View is spectacular- Service was superb. The whole evening was a 10. The food was to die for."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Wonderful experience for our wedding anniversary! Great food, wine and service from the friendly staff."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Let me first begin with saying I have lived here for 5 years and heard about Elements for that past year. I finally took the time to visit the restaurant and it was spectacular, living in the East Valley I visit the Scottsdale area about 3-4 times a month primarily Old Town Scottsdale. I invited my Sorority sister for lunch and let me say it was the best lunch I have EVER had living here in Arizona. I can't wait until my anniversary as I know my hubby will love it as much as I did. Last but not least the service was impeccable where your every need was meet before even asking. The staff was friendly and the suggestion for lunch, desert and wine was well received by me and her knowledge was vast on the meal, desert selection."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "This was our fourth visit and we still love it! The food is outstanding and the ambience is very special. We take our out of town guests every time! The prices are a little high but the quality is amazing and I would recommend The Elements to anyone looking for a special night out!"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We decided to dine at Elements at the last minute and in hindsight, don't know why we even considered going anywhere else. The views were exquisite, our server Sean made multiple suggestions, while carefully qualifying them as "opinions". He was spot on concerning everything! Iron chef winner Beau had just introduced his new spring menu and wow did he hit it out of the park again. The mushroom torte and the himachi , which Sean described as his favorites, were out of this world. If you go for dinner make sure to coordinate your timing with the sunset. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "All fantastic for us. Romantic, tasty, great service. Sunset vista and then evening lights sparkling below and stars above. Beautiful spot on hill with praying monk mountain in sight."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The entree was good, the sea bass and duck dish was great. A bit overpriced but tasty. Skip the octopus appetizer; texture was chewy and the sauce just didn't do anything. The salad was great but nothing special. Great view but nothing special. Service was a bit slow but the waiter was attentive, it's more of the kitchen and not the wait staff. I would go for regular dinner but not for a special occassion. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "The evening was fantastic! The food was delicious (especially the Lobster Mac-N-Cheese). The service personnel were very nice. My only disappointment, it took too long between courses. Also, they had an errant charge on our bill, but they quickly removed it once we pointed it out. I would recommend elements for one's special occasions."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "This was our second time here and it was Great. Our server did a Great job, really new the menu and had Great suggestions. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "My wife and I chose Elements based on previous internet reviews and from valet arrival to departure it certainly lived up to those high standards. The panoramic views across the valley to the mountains were impressive. Our server was very accommodating to my wife's dietary needs and the food was first class. I would recommend this restaurant for a romantic occasion or for anyone looking for a "Wow" factor."
    Dined on 5/26/2014