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Palo Verde at The Boulders Resort
Palo Verde at The Boulders Resort

Palo Verde at The Boulders Resort Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.theboulders.com/dining
  • Phone: (480) 488-9009 x1105
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: 7am-11am daily
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday from 11am-2pm
    Dinner: 6:00pm-9:30pm daily
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Michel Pieton
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact the Restaurant Manager for large group bookings at (480) 595-4637.
  • Special Events & Promotions: W i n e D i n n e r S e r i e s
    2012-2013 Season


    Limited Seating
    Based On Individual Winery’s Availability
    For Details And Information Call
    (480) 488-9009, Ext. 1117

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Carefree Highway and Scottsdale Road
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Both self parking and complimentary Valet parking for all guests is available at the front circle of the resort.
A word from Palo Verde at The Boulders Resort
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Palo Verde introduces Chef Nicholas Hertel. Classically trained, Chef Hertel offers a contemporary southwestern inspired menu featuring such items as Crispy Blue Point Oysters with johnny cakes, cactus green chili tartar, charred corn and sweet red pepper jam; or Autumn Squash & Smoked Chili Fritters, glazed with The Boulders own harvested Arizona honey, old west cherry peppers and green onion; and Smoke & Spiced Bison Bistro Steak with sweet corn pudding, red chili emulsion and bourbon jus. Dine in a relaxed and comfortable setting overlooking the fairway of the south course or al fresco under the stars.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "The Palo Verde restaurant was a delight. The food was outstanding. The server was very knowledgeable of the menu."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The location is fabulous. The actual boulders en route are breathtaking and almost surreal. The journey to is part of the meal. The service is great and the although not over the top it is very is good...worth the trip and expense."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We had a very quiet evening and the service was perfect with excellent cuisine. The chef prepared and outstanding dish of mussels and the sea bass was outstanding. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I told the concierge and kitchen manager in advance that we were celebrating my wife's birthday. They made it a special occasion without being ostentatious. My wife's dinner was excellent, while my Halibut was average. The chef was trying out a special desert that was outstanding, and he later came out and talked with each of the tables, which was a treat."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Red Snapper sandwich was excellent. I will dine again when visiting the Boulders."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "scallops for $27--3 well prepared scallops on a puree with nothing else, no veggie or pasta Expensive for 3 scallops"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The entire evening was ruined by our angry waiter. I watched this man basically yell at an elderly patron who was requesting her lamb chops be cooked a bit more. Upon returning them to her, he didn't even say a word just put them down and walked away, never to return to be sure they were properly cooked. Their signature Smores desert was just horrible. Totally unexpected experience considering the setting."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We dined with friends who had been to Palo Verde. We were able to eat outside with the misters on. It was another very good experience. There was a problem with a substitution on the menu and the manager made repeated visits to our table to make sure things were going well. Our server, David, was outstanding. We will return."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We dined here with another couple. It was their first visit. We dined on the patio at sunset. The view was lovely and the food was very good. I would like to especially compliment our server, David. His service was friendly and welcoming. The kind of service that makes you want to return to a restaurant."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "For such a gorgeous location, this restaurant is fairly unremarkable. To start, we had to wait 5 minutes for a hostess to even appear to take our reservation information when we arrived. We asked for the couples booth next to the table she was seating us at, but were told no as they were all booked for the evening. Let me just say that booth and another remained empty for approximately an hour and a half and the restaurant never did completely fill up. The food was good, but left you wanting more. The bison steak was cooked well and had great flavor, but there were 4 tiny strips and the sides that came with needed work. The scallops, again perfectly cooked and great flavor, but there were only two. Overall... disappointing dinner. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I was extremely pleased with this resort gem. I will most definitely make a return visit. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We've eaten there many times for breakfast, but thought we'd try Palo Verde for dinner during Restaurant Week. We were able to get a lovely table on the patio. Service was excellent, and the food was amazing. We'd heard that there was a talented new chef at the restaurant, and the food lived up to the glowing comments we had heard. We will definitely be back for dinner again."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "First timers and what an experience. Very bold, flavorful southwestern cuisine. Not spicy but definitely bursting with flavor. Tried the restaurant week menu items and was not disappointed. Tasteful decor, comfortable seating and top notch service. We had Brian who was very knowledgeable, personable and attentive without being intrusive in the least. Our glasses were always topped off and empty plates cleared very expeditiously without making us feel rushed by the other very pleasant, efficient staff. We are definitely looking forward to going back and sitting on the beautiful patio overlooking the scenic expanse of lush greens and water. Unfortunately, due to a private party that area was not available."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "David, our waiter, was FANTASTIC!!! He was very personable, knowledgeble and provided service with a smile. We will ask for him when we return. My husband had a beautiful dining experience on the patio of Palo Verde. It was scenic and very romantic! We dined as the sunset overlooking one of the fairways with a stream of water and soft nature sounds. Oh...what a nite ;-)"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Our first time at Palo Verde was during Arizona Restaurant Week. Our waiter was enthusiastic, friendly and knowledgeable - a good start to the evening. All of us opted for the scallops and they were excellent. Our entire meal was perfect and we knew we'd be back. Our second time was last week. A different server this time, but just as friendly and knowledgeable. My husband had the scallops again while I had the bison special, which was tender and flavorful. One dinner companion had the barbecued ribs that he said were the best he'd ever had and the meat just fell off the bones. The other had the steak and lobster special which she said was very good. All in all we were very pleased both times and we will definitely return."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Excellent appetizers, salad and steak. Service was great."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "For a resort dining experience it was an excellent meal in a beautiful setting."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Best halibut in a long time. Rack of lamb great as was seared tuna appetizer. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • " The food and service were very good. The room is attractive. The only negative I have is that there could be more outdoor seating. We have been there twice in the last month and have not been able to secure a table outdoors, even though there is plenty of useable square footage."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Shocked that a casual "Patio" restaurant would charge a resort fee of 19+% and we still paid a gratuity because it wasn't the waiters fault. We are local residents not staying at the resort--rip off and we will not recommend this place to anyone."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Nice evening. Good food. Good service. No complaints."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "All 4 of us really enjoyed our breakfast. My steak and eggs was perfectly done. Bacon nice and crisp. Delicious potatoes! Would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had breakfast and dinner here. The lighting transforms the restaurant at night to a nice ambiance. The menu is pretty diverse and the staff is wonderful about accommodating any changes. Lovely views of the golf course and pond off the patio. Sit in the lobby bar after dinner and have a drink, sit by the fireplace and listen to live music on the weekends. Customer service at the whole resort is top notch."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner and the services was very good. We were pleasantly surprised by how good our meals were!"
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "My eggs benedict were perfectly cooked. Sauce was fantastic and consistency was great. Biscuit is a good option over the english muffin which can be tough."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Lamb chops were ordered as medium-rare but presented as rare and were returned to the kitchen. The steak was mostly fat. The dinner was very disappointing and we will never return."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Having been to this restaurant many times before in years past we were a little disappointed to see that the menu had changed so completely. What was once an imaginative, superb continental menu has become imaginative southwestern cuisine. Everyone at my table thought their meal was good to very good but we probably won't return. There are many competitive restaurants with this kind of menu in this area and we miss what the former menu at Palo Verde had to offer. That being said I would encourage people to try the restaurant and make up their own mind especially if they want the Tex Mex cuisine."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "For a Restaurant of this stature we expected MUCH more. The waiter was on the 'new' side. He really had difficulty. He was not knowledgabale There were NO SPECIALS. The food was OK. Not compared to what you received and the prices. We were not eve offered a bread basket.....really??? When it came time to split the bill with the other couple, we offered 2 credit cards. The waiter insisted he had it right, but, really he put the entire bill on one card. Good thing WE noticed it!"
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "For the resort of Boulders, we expected allot more. The staff is not trained to be proffessional, the service needs some serious work. If it was not for the setting the prices would be outrages."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Food excellent as always, service was wonderful, server was knowledgeable, friendly without being intrusive. Highly recommend this restaurant"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Wish they had a dress code especially during the holiday season. Across from us people had baseball caps turned backwards, and a man had beat up cargo shorts, and a tank top. Certainly even a resort can require some standards"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "We took friends from out of town to Palo Verde for dinner. It was our first time as well. We all enjoyed our meals very much. 3 of us had the filet and one the bison steak. All were delicious. Our server was friendly and attentive. We will return."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "They have been improving the experience here. Two of us had the black bean soup with lime curd and it was delicious. The lime took some of the bite off the usual black bean flavor. I also had the bison and it was well prepared also. Overall a good experience. I will return again."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Tucked away at The Boulders, Palo Verde is not getting the attention from locals that it deserves. The food was very good, and the menu had something for everyone, with a bit of Southwest flair, but not overly spicy. Our server was excellent, attentive, but not intrusive. Prices were fair for the quality of the experience. If the restaurant were busier, it would be more fun, so come on North-North Scottsdale!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "We were two couples. Restaurant was great for conversation. Wine list very good and reasonable. Excellent service and advice."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "Enjoyed a last dinner outside at the end of a vacation at Palo Verde. We played golf at The Boulders and decided to stay there for dinner before heading to our hotel at the airport for an early morning flight. It was the perfect choice! We enjoyed our last evening outside overlooking the golf course before returning home to much cooler temperatures. The service was lovely and the food was delicious including the baked apple dessert!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Palo Verde is the onsite restaurant at The Boulders Resort and Spa. The restaurant has a sort of golf clubhouse feel, which isn't unusual since the Boulders is a golf resort. The menu is primarily American food with a Southwestern influence, well prepared, well served in a pleasant enough ambiance. We had dinner on the patio after sunset, and the heaters worked well. If you're not up to driving 30 minutes back to civilization and you're tired of room service or cooking it yourself, Palo Verde is a nice alternative."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "We celebrated our wedding anniversary dinner here. Can't express how absolutely excellent the food was - both presentation and taste. The whole staff at The Boulders and at this restaurant were so nice and personable. Customer service at its very best!!"
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Food is great, but takes awhile to get it. For a resort, this restaurant has no class. Waiters were jeans, and customers were allowed to eat with shorts and flip flops. Very tacky!!!!"
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Very well prepared food at the Boulders. Professional and courteous service in a beautiful setting - will be back for sure."
    Dined on 9/21/2013