Meritage Steakhouse @ JW Marriott Desert Ridge
Meritage Steakhouse @ JW Marriott Desert Ridge

Meritage Steakhouse @ JW Marriott Desert Ridge

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jwdesertridgeresort.com/
  • Phone: (480) 293-3939
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Graffeo
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer private accommodations with customizable menus. For private dining options and parties please contact Ashley DiDea at (480)293-3976.
  • Special Events: We offer private accommodations with customizable menus. Meritage Steakhouse offers a semi-private dining area with accommodations for up to 60 people. For private dining options and parties please contact Ashley DiDea at (480)293-3976.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Tatum Blvd & Deer Valley Rd
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary parking at the Wildfire Golf Course parking lot.
A word from Meritage Steakhouse @ JW Marriott Desert Ridge
The perfect marriage of fine wine and fine aged steaks. The menu also features chicken, seafood and a selection of signature side dishes; An impressive selection of wines by the glass, half and full bottles encourage diners to sample from the steakhouse's fine wine cellar. The restaurant offers intimate indoor and outdoor dining and a welcoming fire pit.
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Meritage Steakhouse @ JW Marriott Desert Ridge reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (28)romantic (21)notable wine list (19)fit for foodies (17)great for outdoor dining (16)good for groups (15)neighborhood gem (8)scenic view (7)great for lunch (3)late-night find (2)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • desertlover
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food and service were exellent. But the restaurant and bar area was extremly noisy. We could not talk to each other at the table. We had trouble hearing the waitress talk to us. We were very disppointed with the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • captvickey
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Great view and very lively. Had wonderful service and all 5 in my party were pleased with this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent quality
    desgner2
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    We enjoyed our lunch here so much we decided to try dinner with another couple joining us. We were not disappointed, everyone loved their meals. We will return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Food was fantastic and service was great. The filet was fantastic and the baked potato was huge.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but noisy environment
    Steve
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    My wife and I enjoyed a very nice dinner mid-week at the Maritage Steakhouse. We had expected to get a nice booth in the restaurant but the golfers at the bar were just too loud. So we opted to be seated at a nice table on the patio. Food was great as well as the drinks, but too bad we couldn't have dined in the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Great food & service! Staff very attentive... Sat outside on patio with our group by firepit with a beautiful Veiw of the night ski filled with stars!! Menu offers many tasty & unique options both grown & raised locally.. Will continue to go back!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Meal & Service
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    A group of us were celebrating a birthday. Lori, our server was attentive and knowledgeable. For appetizers we had the seafood platter, ahi tuna and pork belly. We tried the teres major cut which was one of her suggestions and absolutely loved it! All of our meat were the perfect temperature and the side dishes were superb. We tried mac & cheese, sucotash, mushrooms and mashed potatoes. Chef Rick came to table to greet us and ask how the food was. We felt extra special with this gesture. All 8 eight of us were still talking about our dinner at Meritage days later. We had a fabulous time, amazing meal and exceptional service. We've celebrated specail ocassions here and we've never been disappointed. We love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was Great
    CouldBBetter
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Our server came to our table She had no personality whatsoever And made no recommendations. She mentioned nothing about specials, food etc. never asked if we dined there before. Nothing We overheard the chef speaking with the table next to us and he was making recommendations talking about the menu etc. anyhow my steak was phenomenal The chef did come over after our meal and spoke with us. Bought us dessert which we were too stuffed to enjoy the banana pie. Chef Rich you do a great job we will be back. If rather sit at the bar next time at least he had a great personality
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Effers
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Both great service and food! However, not too busy in the middle of summer. Most likely much more vibrant in season.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had Jerome as our waiter he always gives such great service! We really enjoyed the beef cheeks.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal, Hotel frustration
    EmilyVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We recently had an anniversary dinner with our daughter. We both ordered filets and while they were tender and delicious, both were slightly undercooked (I would rather a little under instead of a little over). Still incredibly tasty though! Our server took amazing care of all three of us- including special mini root beer floats in addition to a complimentary dessert for our special occasion. My daughter loved the "furry" chairs as well- made for a unique touch to the space. The only frustration we had was with the hotel- we thought we had a package that included all kids meals, but apparently this restaurant was excluded. That was NOT made clear by the hotel, but is not really the fault of the restaurant. Still a great meal overall!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service
    MssybrittyVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Been here before. We have always had great service & the food is always good. We had a travel Zoo coupon & it was a great deal
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GREAT FOOD AND OUTSTANDING SERVICE
    xnycopVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We started with a glass of Sangria which was the best I ever had. The wine and drink list is given to you in an iPad. Their selection is very good and includes some reasonably priced "bargain" wines. The food was outstanding. I had the Teres Major, which is a cut of beef I had never seen before. It was excellent as were the accompaniments. Service was attentive and not intrusive. Great restaurant attached to a hotel and golf course. The restaurant manager, Mark, was very knowledgeable and checked with us several times to make sure all was good. It was much better than good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spectacular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was outstanding, especially the server's recommendation of the Elk loin. The combinations of sides with the main dishes were well chosen and the complimentary banana cream pie alone was a dish we'd go back for. Our server was very attentive as was the rest of the staff and our tag along 2 month old baby was welcomed openly. We will be going back the next chance we get and will be referring to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Burnt steak
    Eats1
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My wife and I have dined here a couple times before. Decided to go back for our anniversary. The steaks were terrible. I order my steak medium. It came out medium in the center but the entire outside of the steak was burnt. The server said it was charred but I couldn't even cut into it. The taste was burnt I couldn't taste the steak. I ordered the prime strip. Why would you burn the outside? I will not visit again. We left the restaurant within 35 minutes. Pushed dinner to the side and asked for our check. Told the server it was terrible she didn't care. Offered us dessert. No thanks. Didn't eat dinner yet.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top notch
    Cmaio
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We visited while on a trip to Phoenix and really enjoyed the visit. Everything was top notch and the service was outstanding. We arrived 20 minutes early and were seated immediately, the waiter was very accommodating as was the rest of the staff. The prime rib was excellent as well as the salad nd sides. We were served a root beer float as a complimentary Marriott desert token with our desert order. Would highly recommend and will return when we are back in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Meh...
    Mike
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    There are a ton of fantastic steak places in Phoenix--and, unfortunately, this isn't one of them. Our service was quite good--but the food was very average. Prices here are on par with the great steak places in town (Mastro's, City Hall, Ocean Club etc)--but the quality is maybe 50%. If you happen to be staying at the Marriott (where Meritage is located), its convenient, if not memorable.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good service, sub par food
    Sconi
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The service was great but the food was a disappointment. I had the halibut while my boyfriend had a new york strip. The steak and fish had no seasoning. We paid $150 for our meal and left very unsatisfied with it. We have had better proteins for much less money.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Service Great Food
    Brad
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Troy, Joshua and Marco were great.Food and Service Excellent.Troy made our time at the restaurant a pleasure to be there. We meet Troy and Joshua on Friday night.I guess Joshua overheard that we were going to be at the pool the next day and he took apon himself to make sure we had a nice spot ready for us.Great touch.Troy was the Consummate professional behind the bar both nights we attended. During dinner which was for my 60th Birthday Marco was very Professional. I work for Marriott in NY for7 years and it's good to see they haven't lost their customer satisfaction one bit.We will be back..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 361 reviews are from the Meritage Steakhouse @ JW Marriott Desert Ridge reviews archive.
  • First time visit to restaurant
    Go2celebrate
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Sever was very nice, efficient and knowledgable. Would ask for her on next visit.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    inthedark
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We love this place and have always been very happy with the food, ambiance and location when staying at thye JW Marriott Desert Ridge. However, on our most recent visit on Sat. July 19th our waiter/service was terrible. Didn't spend anytime with us. Never saw him. Our food served several minutes after all the tables around us had been served and these tables had all been seated several minutes after we had been seated. Food luke warm. This was terrible for the price and expectation of this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marko is the waiter to see
    dinner42
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Our service was excellent from the time we walked in until we walked out. What a difference night and day. Marko is the one that made it happen. He was very attentive without disturbing your space. the timing of the food was great. Marko's recommendations was great and i just cant say enough about how great everyone was. It truly was a night and day difference and we will be back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great local find
    Cher
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Amazing food and great service in a rustic setting. Recommend shrimp appetizer and summer squash salad with best grilled chicken I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    TobyVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Started with the goat cheese and beet salad that had a great vinagrette and my wife had the bleu cheese wedge (both were great). I had the elk - medium rare, red meat awesomeness. My wife had a filet that was perfect. Our sides were the loaded baked potato and the creamed spinach. Wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Anne22VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Meal and service were very nice. I will say the rib eye looked rather odd and not as steaky tasting as a normal rib eye. Yet it was good. I am not dessert person but the banana cream pie was out of this world. Would go back just for that!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    Desertdweller
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great food, nice ambience, beautiful decor, and good service. Overall a wonderful place to have a pleasant lunch where you can enjoy each other's company in a quiet setting while eating delicious food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special occassion
    PWallyVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Very nice room, attentive service and great food. Steaks are on par with Ruth's Chris, and so is the price. But, for a special night, very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    food very good. service was excellent. drinks over priced but otherwise wonderful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A GREAT EXPERIENCE, THE STAFF
    BOUNCER1
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    A GREAT EXPERIENCE, THE STAFF WAS VERY HELPFUL WITH THE MENU AND FOOD WAS VERY VERY GOOD
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and excellent service.
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Great food and excellent service. Toddler friendly for a nice restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our second visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    This was our second visit to the Mertiage both times the food and service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Great Great
    JodefVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a perfectly wonderful meal. Both steaks, his the strip and mine , a petite filet were prepared to our standards. The Mac and cheese was superb. Great waiter and atmosphere. I'm sorry we dinner book a reservation sooner during our stay because we would have gone again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible service
    IronklVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Rude wait staff, drink order not made correctly, no apology. Food order was was demanded but not taken in a complete manner so some of our business guests were delivered soup salad etc with appetizers and not when the other diners were eating their soup, salad etc. very awkward delivery. Worst service we have ever had and this was an upscale restaraunt that we were entertaining business guests at. Embarrassing!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always attentive to our food
    Bobicat
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Always attentive to our food being prepared gluten and dairy free. Great service. Delicious food!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food and service
    Goodeats
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Fabulous food and service !!! Could use more good whites by the glass!!:)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steaks were not cooked correctly...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Steaks were not cooked correctly...overdone. Meat was tough at times and dry. Seafood tower was good as was the salmon and veggies. Manager handled the situation well, but we won't go back because of the food problems and the fact that we had a handicapped person with us and there was no valet (It was pouring outside!).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice setting, but the steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Nice setting, but the steaks were overcooked and dry. For the price it wasn't worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • For Golf Pros
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Nothing special about this restaurant... Unless you are a golf enthusiast or on the PGA with deep pockets! Much much better diners in the Desert Ridge Locale. Skip this one!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely evening
    Diana
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    We had a relaxing experience dining outside. Our waiter Marco was wonderful and the food was very good. The steaks were cooked exactly as ordered. The small rib eye and strip were great. We shared the huge baked potato and Brussels sprouts. The banana cream pie was the perfect size for two. But personally is never had banana cream with OREO crust. I would prefer the old fashioned crust. But it was still quite tasty. Overall an enjoyable birthday dinner for my husband.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meritage for Valentine's Day
    lnkcallais
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Very nice place to spend a special evening with that special person in you life.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet