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 WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain reviews from OpenTable diners
175 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (152)special occasion (133)romantic (127)fit for foodies (107)notable wine list (67)vibrant bar scene (49)great for outdoor dining (45)hot spot (29)good for groups (27)neighborhood gem (27)great for lunch (23)great for brunch (21)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Pricey, but worth it.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Elegant dining room, excellent staff, great view, food is incredible. We go here when we have something to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Above Expectations
    LoveYountville
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    When we placed our reservations, we requested a chef's tasting menu & wine pairing if possible. The hostess called us right back to confirm the reservation, but since they were at full capacity, she couldn't guarantee if they could do a chef's tasting on such short notice. We understood! To our surprise Chef Beau & Chef Russell were able to put together a 4 course menu & we left the wine up to our sommelier. The food & wine was outstanding. Our server Ron & our sommelier (a dapper gentleman from France), were always there to explain the next course, along with the wine chosen. When our dessert came out, to our surprise, Chef Beau stopped by our table to see how everything turned out. The entire restaurant team was awesome! Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Art on a plate
    Azpoolgirl
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This was an outstanding experience. It was both a casual and elegant atmosphere. The food was as delicious as it was stunning on the plate.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Went for our anniversary, the food and service was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great ambiance
    Jan1
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Beautiful views of the mountains with wonderful food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Service and Food were both outstanding! Quiet table so we could enjoy each others conversation. Beautiful view!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Anniversary Dinner
    Brett
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Since it was our anniversary, we asked for a quiet table with a nice view and the staff delivered!! Gorgeous panoramic view of Paradise Valley, snuggled up next to the head of Camelback mountain, it was fabulous. The food was fantastic as well, the pork chop and the filet were well prepared and most of the dishes have an asian influence (yes, even a pork chop!). This is one of our favorites for special occasions and will continue to be!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Warm, inviting uber cool perfection
    Food4Thought
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    The place is cool, with a hip, modern vibe that integrates perfectly with the amazing views and yet still manages to charm. Our purpose was a reunion lunch. The hostess and waitstaff were very attentive in a warm and caring way. Food is fit for foodies. For a vibrant scene step next door to the newly expanded Jade Bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classy, romantic, great service!
    AliRob
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My fiancé and I absolutely love Sanctuary and Elements restaurant. From the moment we walk in, we are greeted and welcomed. The ambiance is calming and relaxing but also very chic and upscale. The food menu is always top notch even when you make special requests the chef delivers! We were celebrating our engagement and they made it a memorable night!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jonnyboy
    JonnyBoy
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great atmosphere, great view of the city, great food, pricey drinks, decent service. Had to sit facing the wall (but I guess not everyone can sit facing the view). Luckily, I had a beautiful woman sitting across from me.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2eat
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    My husband and I were wowed by the atmosphere and views from the restaurant. The location was so fabulous! The food was fabulous. I am a cilantro hater and they use cilantro a lot, but the waiter offered to substitute the cilantro for me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ahhhhmazing!
    Dmcp
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Visiting my sister and made reservations! She had never been. We are both foodies! We loved it! The waitress was amazing in telling is what we should have! The bbq oysters are MUST! What a beautiful time we had! Well worth the $$$$!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful staff, excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I and three of my girlfriends went out for a fun dinner here and the service, food and atmosphere were all outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb
    LocalVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Always excellent food, service. Views are outstanding. Expensive but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food and scenery spectacular
    NoVaFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The food and view are spectacular. Half our party proclaimed it to be the best meal they have ever had. We had fois gras and three other appetizers. I only had eyes and mouth for the fous gras - suberb. Our mains were all delicious. My scallops were awesome as were the two fish dishes and the pork chop. The flavors of each dish were unique and outstanding. One drawback was our arrogant, know-it-all waiter who constantly dominated our table and restricted our concersaton time. Apparently his tables are a captive audience and don't you date cut him off cause he will make his displeasure known. Can't believe a restaurant of this caliber allows this behavior.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    BrunoKVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was great and the service was very friendly. We had a great dinner enjoying the sunset and the ambiance. We will definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Spectacular View
    DiningEd
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The view was great, the service was too. The food was good but overpriced for the quality.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Elle
    ELLEVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Entering Elements is a treat! The view from there, showing off the infinity pool, looking over the spa, is breathtaking! Sitting on the side of Camelback Mountain is surreal. The staff couldn't be more gracious and the food delightful! The ambiance is perfect for great conversation. What more could you ask for? Perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful setting
    FoodFantasiesVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    This restaurant provides a wonderful view from Camelback Mountain in a pleasant and quiet atmosphere. Food was tasty and homegrown herbs garden just outside the restaurant provides a focus for tastes.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding
    ZimmsVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Best view restaurant in the valley. As for the food, lunch specials that are truly special!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food!
    IAgirl
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I got the salmon and it was cooked to perfection! The service was great too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    CherVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    We always look forward to eating here when visiting Scottsdale!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect View Amazing Cuisine
    twilliams
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I never order chicken when dining out because it typically doesn't strike me as "special" - but - the description sounded great, so I tried it and it was amazing! Absolutely delicious and decadent! The next day for brunch we tried a "brunch fried rice" which included spicey, sweet, and savory qualities - totally unique and literally mouth watering!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Please don't show up in flip flops
    SerialDatist
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Seriously. If you're well to do and looking for an expensive restaurant to throw money at while you dress casually, go to a golf club. That being said the staff isn't snooty or pompous, they're very friendly and helpful. Very attentive. This is a VERY nice restaraunt, the sun sets behind Camelback Mountain which can be seen from (nearly?) the entire dining section. Balcony seating can be reserved. We didn't spend much time in the Jade Bar, but it was swanky with live music. Food was incredible. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • twice in 2 days!!
    luv2eatVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We come to Scottsdale often and we always stop by Elements. The cantaloupe martinis are a reason to return!! The food is also 5 stars. We came for lunch 2 days in a row!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service still the problem
    PHXfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We've been going to Elements for 10+ years because of the view and food, but every time we leave we say the same thing- why can't they get the service fixed? We were introduced to our team of service people (3) upon being seated, but where was the waiter after our food arrived? No knife replaced after the appetizer course, the entrees served, almost finished before he came to ask how it tasted and then he vanished. We would likely have had dessert if we hadn't had to sit so long. Desperate to just get the check the next time he came by. It's such a shame for such a great view and food to be colored by a consistent lack of service up to par.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing views
    RemyBoy
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The views are amazing. Go just before sunset, its spectacular. I had the heirloom tomatoes and my husband had the soup of the day, carrot/ginger. Both were delicious. I had the "feature of the day", grilled lamb chops, my husband had the bacon wrapped filet. Dessert was the p.b. Bombe. My chops were amazing and should be for the price. The bacon wrapped filet was also very good. The dessert was yummy except the bottom cake, it was to sponge like for my tastes. The ambiance is most amazing. Expect to pay $$$$.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    Dorado
    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.