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

Meritage Steakhouse @ JW Marriott Desert Ridge Details

  • 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: Steakhouse, Steak, American
  • 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 & Promotions: 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.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Diner Reviews
  • "Amazing food and great service in a rustic setting. Recommend shrimp appetizer and summer squash salad with best grilled chicken I've ever had."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "food very good. service was excellent. drinks over priced but otherwise wonderful. "
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great food and excellent service. Toddler friendly for a nice restaurant."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "This was our second visit to the Mertiage both times the food and service was excellent."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Always attentive to our food being prepared gluten and dairy free. Great service. Delicious food!"
    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!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Fabulous food and service !!! Could use more good whites by the glass!!:)"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "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!)."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Nice setting, but the steaks were overcooked and dry. For the price it wasn't worth it."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Very nice place to spend a special evening with that special person in you life."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We enjoyed our meal at Meritage. My husband ordered the prime rib for us to share. It was just the right amount of red and was perfectly seasoned. We also shared the Brussels sprouts. They were scrumptious. I had a Ferrari Carano Sangiovese and my husband enjoyed a Justin Cabernet Sauvignon. My salad was perfectly dressed and very fresh. The only negative was that they tried to seat us at the worst table in the place at the beginning. In fact, every restaurant at JW Marriott Desert Ridge did that every night. Don't let them get away with it. You deserve an excellent spot. Our server, Jerome was outstanding. He was patient and attentive. Overall, it was a fantastic evening."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The atmosphere was welcoming. But the food was average and over priced. The rib-eye steak had too much fat that spoiled the taste but the prime rib steak was a better cut. A decent wine list but again over priced for the quality. The chef came to our table and acknowledged the poor quality of steak but did not offer and consolation."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The steaks were outstanding. The coupon dinner special for 2 dinners, one appetizer, 2 sides and 2 desserts for $69.00 is a great bargain. The staff is very knowledgeable and accommodating."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Service by our waiter and staff was exceptional. Prime rib was very good, rib eye steak average (should be better at $40.00 though) Still an enjoyable and relaxing dinner, no rush and peaceful..."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "We took a business associate out to dinner and Meritage made us look great. Attentive service, lots of menu choices, and, where we have been there before and enjoyed the food, seems like the quality and presentation has been kicked up a notch. Veggies almost outshined the steaks! We will be back when in the area. Thank you."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "The restaurant is first class. The service was excellent and all the meal was wonderful. The steak was exceptional. The reason it was so noisy was there was a large crowd due to the Phoenix Open. We will make a return visit!!!!!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Ate here about a year and half ago was not very impressed. Returned because we had a gift card and we were really impressed. Unlike the last time the service was excellent and food was also excellent. I remember not being pressed last time with the steak but, this time the flavor was wonderful. Will return."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Ordered the prix fix two different nights and it was outstanding. Service was terrific and wine list was great. Must visit if staying at the Marriott Desert Ridge hotel."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Food and wine were fabulous. Service was impeccable. The only disappointment was a large group of men that became quite loud and boisterous during our dinner, made it very difficult to have any conversations. Very nice restaurant overall."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We made Xmas Eve plans with my parents and spent a lot of time choosing the place for our special event. Regretfully, I chose Meritage. It was a horrible disappointment. The service was slow and my husband's rare steak came out medium. He immediately sent it back. 20 min later, after asking where the steak was, we waited an additional 10 min for the steak to come out. It was still overdone but he ate it anyhow not wanting to further ruin the evening. Mind you, there were very few other patrons. Then we had to send the check back three times for it to be correct. Wasted time and memories. Very disappointed."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "This is my second time dining at Meritage Steakhouse at the JW and it did not disappoint. Appetizers were outstanding, filet was cooked to perfection, desserts were delicious! Would definitely go back in a heartbeat!!!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "Maybe I'm just getting old and hard to please, so take this with a grain of salt. We used to love going to Morton's. The food was fantastic and the service second to none. Then they were bought by Lawry's, and went straight downhill. Now we are looking for our new "favorite" restaurant. We had a coupon of some sort for Meritage, so we gave it a try. While the food was good, it wasn't over the top great, but it was priced like it was. Everything, including the drinks was overpriced. Our cupon was good for about $140.00. There was just two of us and we each had a salad, a steak, a potato and a desert, and I still owed $100. Again, it was good, but not that good."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "My boyfriend and I went here for our one year anniversary. It was a bit loud because it was Sunday night and there was football playing at the bar. The service was really good and food was amazing. I'd definitely take the drive back. I do recommend better signage though as it is easy to get lost at that resort."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "A good friend raved about the restaurant. We were not unhappy; we just were not wowed."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "We celebrated our 39th wedding aniversary at the Meritage Steakhouse and were treated royally! Mark Hopson, the manager arranged for us to have a lovely quiet booth. Amanda Baziari our server was wonderful. Always with a smile and wonderful attention to our every need. At the end we were treated to a dessert with "Happy 39th Anniversary" written out on the plate. A terrific surprise and a wonderful end to our meal and our day."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Dinner at the Meritage was a wonderful experience. I ate with a dear friend who I hadn't seen for some time. We were seated outside at a private table under a heat lamp, cozy with little background noise. Our server, Marva, from Venezuela, was a delight. We engaged her in conversation and she was very warm and friendly. We ordered the bone-in ribeye and requested that it be split across two plates along with a lobster tail for each plate. We also asked to split the wedge salad. All was handled without a problem in the kitchen and did not detract from the overall presentation. The steak, ordered medium rare, was cooked perfectly. The wine list was more than adequate if not extensive. We had a splendid 2004 Jordan Cabernet with our dinner."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Well situated restaurant just by the Desertridge golf course. Great outdoor seating during the evening hours. The wine list is provided via a tablet and provides more insight on wines than the normal wine list. Look forward to returning!"
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "Food and service are beyond expectation. You'll go back time and time again. All staff is excellent."
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "Lovely restaurant for a resort. Great food and wine list. Service was very good."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "We decided to try Meritage based on Yelp reviews for our anniversary dinner. We split a beet salad, 20-oz ribeye, Yukon mashed potatoes and a banana creme pie. A small loaf of sourdough bread was also served. The portions ended up being perfect for us. The ribeye comes with the bone, was ordered medium, and was perfectly pink throughout. Very good cut of meat. The mashed potatoes were creamy and the beet salad with goat cheese was really delicious. Our waiter, Jerome, suggested the banana creme pie after we narrowed down our search between it and a key lime pie. The banana creme was very tasty but the Oreo cookie crust was pretty thick. Our only suggestion to improve the dinner is to make the crust on the pie thinner. Overall, great meal."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Pricey but expected at a 5 star resort. Exceptional service and food was wonderful."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "The food (from appetizer to dessert) was absolutely wonderful. The wait staff also did an excellent job. However the kitchen seemed to be a bit slow as we were waiting for our food at each point in the meal. A little less than desirable."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "I had a wonderful time when my boyfriend Aaron took me out for my birthday dinner at Meritage. When we got there, we went to the hostess stand to be seated. The hostess was accomodating, however, she could have had a better attitude. She didn't smile at all while talking or seating us. The rest of the evening was amazing though. We were seated in a quiet area of the restaurant and our waitress was super sweet. I am so picky when it comes to wine and she tried to help me as best she could for a wine that I would enjoy. She even went out of her way to get me a soda when their machine wasn't working. I can't wait to have dinner here again!"
    Dined on 9/9/2013