Pinon Grill
Pinon Grill

Pinon Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.millenniumhotels.com/millenniumscottsdale/dining/restaurants/pinon-grill.html
  • Phone: (480) 367-2422
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart 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 Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Pinon Grill, located at Millennium Resort Scottsdale and framed by Framed by Camelback Lake, the McDowell Mountains and the McCormick Ranch Golf Club, features more than nine intimate and yet expansive & versatile private dining and event rooms, terraces and pavilions accommodating groups from 4-200
  • Private Party Contact: Zsu Zsa Kiss 480-367-2407x
  • Entertainment: Weekly entertainment featuring jazz, guitar with all your favorites. Live entertainment is seasonal. Please call for more information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Scottsdale Road and McCormick Parkway
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is always complimentary when dining at Pinon Grill.
A word from Pinon Grill
Welcome home to the incomparable warmth and comfort that is Pinon Grill Scottsdale. Your place to escape in the heart of it all; located at the crossroads of McCormick Ranch and Paradise Valley, our intimate lakeside restaurant is refined with a breadth of charm and personalized service. Framed by Camelback Lake, the McDowell Mountains and the McCormick Ranch Golf Club; Nature created the views, our staff creates your memorable culinary experience.



Embark upon a culinary journey featuring Sonoran Contemporary Cuisine. Using bold flavors and irresistible local ingredients, our culinary team has created a menu that is comfortable and unpretentious with an irresistibly unique spirit.



Pinon Grill boasts the largest lakeside open air terrace in Phoenix/Scottsdale, as well as an inviting dining room that is distinctive and picturesque.



Welcome home to your new neighborhood dining experience!
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Pinon Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating3.3
  • Food3
    Service3.3
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • Enjoyable evening.
    212Lady
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We did not realize this was a "hotel" restaurant until we arrived and were a bit apprehensive. The evening did not start off too well as it took way to long to get our cocktails and order. Once the cocktail problem was resolved, the dinner went smoothly, food was better than expected and the server was very nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extra quiet dinner
    Fensu
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We were surprised to find that the Pinon Grill was the restaurant at a hotel. The description on Open Table did not mention this, and even the directions to the restaurant and the address in the description made no mention of this fact. We were the only people in the restaurant the whole time we were there. The food was OK, but too salty for our taste. I think the lakeside dining would have been nice, but we moved inside quickly because of mosquitoes. Over all, we were disappointed that our special dinner lakeside was not what we expected.
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only review submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance5
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 114 reviews are from the Pinon Grill reviews archive.
  • Romantic and quiet
    Draxx
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Great place to take someone on a date. The service was ok not great and I'd be worried if the restaurant was busy but it was dead when we went there.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant dining
    PhoenixBirdVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We dined in May and had a great tasting, enjoyable meal. The menu is currently limited due to the restaurant getting ready to close for extensive renovations along with the rest of the hotel. They will reopen in about 4 months and we look forward to going back to try it out. The food we had (pork chop, chicken and steak) was all good. The restaurant has a great view of the lake out back and has a large patio dining area.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always enjoy coming here during
    rhino
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Always enjoy coming here during pleasant weather for out door dining. Solid food, at fair prices along with a beautiful setting. It was in season and virtually no one there - hope more people find out about it
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Outside Dining
    AZDinerVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The patio on a warm spring evening is one of the best ways to enjoy the valley. Pinon provides a relaxed atmosphere for diners to enjoy the food and the view.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Tastey Dinner on the Lake
    SandyVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Pinion Grill is one of the best culinary secrets in Scottsdale. They need to tell everyone. My guest said he could eat the scallop and shrimp dinner every night. We have been going here for years and it never disappoints in delicious dinners and great setting on McCormick Lake. His son devoured his salmon dish and the steak was generous. Treat yourself to a new place with lots of ambiance. The Millenium offers a cozy bar area and meals served there. Don't just drive by, come in and enjoy this special dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I food and service were good!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    I food and service were good! Unfortunately, we were the only table in the restaurant both on the patio and the dining room. So it was not a good experience for our out-of-town guests to experience Scottsdale dining.
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  • Only 3 tables filled it the
    chudVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Only 3 tables filled it the height of season....should have been a sign. Only one waiter so service was very slow. Food was just average. It's a shame because it is a nice venue overlooking a lake.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pre dinner spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    The best way to enjoy this place would be a sunset "aperitif" on the lovely patio by the lake. Make a meal of the very good apetizers, enjoy the full bar, take in the view, relax in the deep chairs and stay clear from the run of the mill entrees.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Forget about ordering a steak
    HeavyMetalMeatHammerVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Forget about ordering a steak here. On my last visit, I ordered the rib-eye rare. I was served (and up-charged for) the NY strip. That was the server's fault. This time, same order. I received the rib-eye, but it was well-done. That's the kitchen's fault: when the server brought it, he announced "rib-eye rare" as he set it down. I guess I'll order the chicken next time, if there is a next time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    The directions didn't help us locate the restaurant. It would have been helpful if it had been listed as being located at the Millennium Hotel. Only a few tables were occupied, yet the service was extremely slow. We will probably not visit again. The patio view and the scenery was very nice!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nothing special
    Kevin
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    We ate at Pinion Grill many years ago when it was an outstanding representation of creative, contemporary southwest cuisine. Coming back to the area for the first time in many years, we decided to try it again Over the years, it morphed into a run of the mill dining experience. Food was OK, bit nothing special, the creative southwest flair was definitely gone
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We love this place
    Kelly
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    What more can you ask for. . . .good food, good service, and a beautiful view. And reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Haven't been here in many years but found the food excellent this last Saturday evening. The view is unbelievable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful setting - OK food.
    John
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The setting was outstanding but the food was less than what I was expecting. The problem with noise level was due to a party that they had booked for the room next to the main eating area. It did spoil the romantic ambiance that I was hoping for on Valentines Day.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food great, service poor.
    Jaimac
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was great however our service was not good at all. We repeatedly had to ask for bread, it did not come until after we were finished with our starter meal and when my wife ordered the crab and never received a crab fork even though everyone else at the other table that were there after we arrived. I would recommend the restaurant, advise the service may not be very good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A pleasant surprise...we'll be back
    ILAZWIDinersVIP
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We were looking for a place to take our MOMS for Valentine's Day. We opted to to go the day before-to avoid any Valentine's Day crowds, and ohhh this was the right decision. It was not very crowded (which was great for us). The menu (we were there for lunch), though limited provided enough choices for each of us to find something tasty, and we had a very memorable afternoon. Great views! Easy in and out. Close to home. Soooo relaxing and perfect weather. I would love to go back in the morning to enjoy breakfast, have coffee, journal, read , work on my computer. Or maybe dinner...or lunch again. Any time- would be a great time to visit this quiet neighborhood gem... We'll be back... P. S. Try the banana creme pie... very yummy!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Evening
    RecEaterVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Lobster Bisque/Chowder was good and I enjoyed the Ribeye.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice.
    Kelly
    Dined on 1/15/2014
    Beautiful restaurant with a fantastic view of the lake. Should be advertised more because it never seems to be busy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great 1st night in Scottsdale
    Jancc
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    The food was delicious and the service fantastic. We asked to sit outside and our server made it happen with the heater and fire. It was beautiful. Thank you for a great kickoff to our first visit to Scottsdale.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local place with views
    Prescottkid
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    Had brunch here and found it to be a great place with amazing food and views.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was memorable, but....
    DanRVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We did not know that the restaurant was within the millennium spa... We typically stay away from "hotel" restaurants. We wanted something nice and in the neighborhood. We were even more concerned when we were the only patron in the place and the bartender ended up being our server. However, the views from the dining room are exceptional and each of us enjoyed our respective entrees. Price was reasonable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was under renovation
    altoflyer
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    The entire resort was under renovation when I was there so I had an atypical experience. The food was good but not great and certainly not exquisite.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tuesday night 7pm....We were
    jojoVIP
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Tuesday night 7pm....We were the only ones there (the entire time)
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  • Eat outside if weather permits
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    Delicious food and attentive service. A bit chilly, so we ate inside - those with thicker skin seemed to be having great time on patio by lake.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pinon Grill
    GastrobarVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2013
    The search for a quiet restaurant with a beautiful view was answered here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • food was average, nothing
    foodie
    Dined on 7/15/2013
    food was average, nothing special and not a whole lot of options, menu is different than what is posted online. there was only one person acting as server, bartender, busser, and room service attendant, and although we were the only ones in the place, it still felt kinda weird.
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  • The food is very good and
    moop
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    The food is very good and the view is terrific. However, the place is pretty dead. The people that run this place need to do a better job of marketing. I would go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extra Special Touch
    whiteboy01
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    We went for our 4th anniversary, a reso I made through Open Table. In our reso notes, I had requested Happy Anniversary to be written on our dessert plate, which they did, and my wife loved it! Thank you for making our anniversary so special!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/20/2013
    We had a small birthday party on the patio, midday and even on 5/20 it was very pleasant. As we left we noted that it was getting a little warm. Patio is shaded and they have fans. The food was very good, clean plates for all. Antonio our server was excellent. The ambiance is fantastic. As part of our birthday celebration they gave us a free dessert and the banana cream pie is to die for. Going back some evening after the theater just for pie.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice hidden gem of a restaurant
    lovesjewels
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    A nice hidden gem of a restaurant located inside a resort. There are wedding venues across the lake so if you have a Friday or Saturday evening reservation you may end up seeing fireworks, which are often a part of the reception. Just a nice bonus! Food was good. Service was a little slow, but we were not in a hurry. Overall a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Super Outdoor Dining
    Spartan70
    Dined on 5/5/2013
    We went for breakfast to have their Lemon Souffle Pancakes. They were great. We liked the setting, food, and service. So we plan to return for an evening meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual and relaxing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    We enjoyed our mid week dinner here, sitting on a man made lake with a great decorative lights creating ambience and bouncing off the water. Very tranquil and beautiful setting. The food was very tasty and we will look forward to another dining experience here in the near future.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great view, steak was 1/4"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/14/2013
    Great view, steak was 1/4" thick and overcooked, dry. Not that many people but food was slow. As with many restaurants all customers jammed in one corner making noise level unacceptable. Needs improvement.
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    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what I expected at all!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/26/2013
    The food was below average and the service ok.. The Mac and cheese for the kids came out of a box. The salad was far from fresh and the food tasted like it was cooked in a tailgating party!
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  • Took my girlfriend to Pinon
    SMO76VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    Took my girlfriend to Pinon Grill even though I read a review that said "they got up and left because they didn't get waited on." It just looked so relaxing on that patio. Well, we waited 30 minutes for our drinks and I was scared out entrees would take even longer. but they didn't. Our server kept apologizing and said that she was the only one there and I guess she was doing both lounge and restaurant. What a shame. The Ambiance on the terrace is wonderful. Just go there if you have lots of time and don't mind waiting. The food was wonderful.
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  • one waiter outside was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/13/2013
    one waiter outside was very busy, but he really hustled & did a good job serving us. The food was very good & it was pleasant sitting outside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife and brother-in-law
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    My wife and brother-in-law had dinner inside. Food was very good. Service was good. They seemed to be understaffed a little. The waiter was good, but was very busy tending to a large table of diners. There was a large group outside and they seemed to be the main focus of the staff.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pinon Grill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    I was not impressed as the place & hotel looked tired and not something I was excited to visit. I have no desire to go again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate