Proof
Proof

Proof

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.proofcanteen.com/
  • Phone: 480-513-5085
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: 7:00am - 11:30am
    (Farmers Market style buffet available on Saturday & Sunday)
    Lunch: 11:30am - 3:00pm
    Dinner: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

    Bar Menu: 11:00am - 11:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Jesse Hansen (Executive Sous Chef)
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Alma School (Take Happy Valley from Scottsdale Rd)
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is complimentary when dining at the restaurants.
A word from Proof
Embark on a cross-country road trip through the main street of America,
tapping into the nation’s rich heritage and the historic days of Route 66. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in this relaxed American canteen, featuring menu items such as fried green tomatoes, shrimp po’boys, and chicken and waffles with bacon and bourbon syrup. An old fashioned soda fountain serves up nostalgic milkshakes, or guests can order a hand-sliced sandwich or charcuterie board at the counter. The Proof speakeasy bar highlights small batch and craft distilled American spirits, with an emphasis on bourbon and whiskey, as well as wines from across the United States. Guests can take in the outdoors from every angle with walls that open to views of Pinnacle Peak and extensive patio dining. Televisions, games and a bustling bar bring buzzing energy to the restaurant on a nightly basis.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Proof reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (31)scenic view (23)kid-friendly (19)good for groups (15)fit for foodies (15)great for brunch (11)neighborhood gem (11)great for lunch (10)special occasion (9)hot spot (8)romantic (6)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Proof great view but not great food
    Sandy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We went on Friday which is also Friday Night Fried Chicken. There were 5 of us celebrating my birthday. The patio was wonderful - beautiful evening with perfect setting. The food was not so wonderful. The fried green tomatoe appetizer was thick slices of tomatoe smothered in a crab sauce resulting in soggy coating on the tomatoes, tomatoes that were dry and much too much sauce. Mushroom appetizer good but rich - again so much sauce. Chicken was what we called twice fried - too well done and meat dry. For a Four Seasons restaurant, it was a disappointment. Staff were exceptionally nice and manager even brought us a huge platter of chicken to make up for the lukewarm chicken. The platter of chicken was the same overcooked meat but hot this time...maybe three times fried? We still had a great time with friends and laughed about the fact we asked for take home boxes but knew we wouldn't eat the chicken.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Sunday brunch spot
    CVcvcvVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Great Sunday brunch spot. View of pinnacle peak too
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scenic and tasty
    manderine
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great restaurant with fun theme. The patio is beautiful. The food was excellent and the staff was professional, funny, accommodating, attentive and very nice. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pleasant surprise
    AZhiker
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We live near the Four Seasons and love Onyx for the view. Proof was a surprise. The ambiance is much more fun than the former Crescent Moon restaurant. We sat outside with sunset views of Pinnacle Peak and adjacent mountains. The drinks were great, college football on bar and viewable from some patio tables. I would rate the food higher except for one item. The deviled eggs were terrific. The shrimp and grits was awesome. The chicken and waffles were terribly overcooked. Our server, Tony, graciously returned them to the kitchen and substituted the beer can chicken which my husband absolutely loved. All in all, a delightful surprise and close to us in the Troon area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • None
    Cat6
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Very $$$$$, charged different prices than published menu. $14 EA for juice glass size vodka/tonic. Ordeed house @$9 ea, charged premium. Fried chicken dinner $28 for 1 golf ball size breast, 1 tennis ball size thigh & 1 completely meatless wing, plain fries & slaw. Tiny wedge salad $16. Slow service, not busy. @ 6:30 pm, peak restaurant hr, I was in the ladies room & a man opened the door & said house keeping, realized I was in there so he waited in the tiny entry for me to leave & went in with a pile of unneeded fresh towels. Should be taken care of prior to opening, why a man! There was a tray of tampons & maxi pads to accommodate 2 doz very unprepared women for the evening, very odd. 3 rd time @ Proof & last. EXTREMELY Disappointed.
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  • good pricey food
    herbodocVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    A lovely place with a limited menu. $36 for salmon..the only fin fish on the menu is quite pricey. The only reason to go there is for the ambiance and you PAY for it. Typical Matt Carter restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eat Here!
    RamseyVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food, the ambiance, the service - ALL up to par at this Four Season's hot spot. I ate here for dinner and breakfast and I would continue eating here everyday if I lived in AZ!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    DaleVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Eaten her multiple times. Always great service and food!!! Outdoor dining while admiring a great view of Pinnacle Peak makes the visit complete!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Breakfast Everyday
    YumAllTheTime
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My wife and I stayed at the Four Seasons for five days and everyday we had amazing breakfasts. The coffee, fresh juices, and every meal from the waffles, pancakes, biscuit, steak, and huevos rancheros among other menu items were well prepared. The staff was attentive, knowledgeable and helpful. The Bloody Mary is a must try. If we come back to Scottsdale, we will be coming to Proof.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Had another nice dinner at Proof. The menu hasn't changed in our trips here but is always full of solid comfort foods. We love the pretzel bites and the grilled cheese and tomato soup for appetizers. Their fried chicken and waffles is a can't miss if it's your first time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicken & Waffles Dinner!
    YumAllTheTime
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The title says it all. If you want down home comfort food made right with strong drinks and a fantastic beer menu than Proof is the place. The decor matches the comfort feel and my wife and I enjoyed our dinner greatly. Her shrimp and grits were great, but the star of the show was the chicken and waffles. The bartender took great care of us and was extremely attentive to our needs. If you are in the mood for food done right and an ice cream bar for dessert than this is the place for you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Quite What It Used To Be
    wellnessrnVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We always enjoyed going to Proof and our last 2 visits, one was breakfast and this time for dinner we were disappointed. The view is all that it really has going for it. The service is friendly but still not up to Four Seasons standards. The menu has changed and now has fewer options. My fried chicken and waffles were tasty as was my husband's meatloaf. Both were very filling. The cauliflower side was delicious. But our biggest "Yuck" moment was when my husband got 1/2 down on his beer to realize stuck to the inside of his glass was a long blonde hair. When the manager approached he told him showed him the hair and they did bring him a new beer but made as if it was no big deal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food is amazing- shrimp and grits out if this world. Service is excellent!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superior location
    Debadastra
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    A sunny serene location with beautiful views to match the food. A must see in the Scottsdale area. This is our second visit and would highly recommend this to anyone visiting the area.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • orgie
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The burger was amazing. Best one I've ever had. Very loud in the restaurant though. Choose a table on the patio if you get the chance.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The problem with this restaurant is that it is simply too expensive. $19 for a hamburger with two dollars more for fries, is simply extreme. I understand that this is part of the four seasons complex but still, the prices are absurd. The food is okay but not for the money that you are paying. However, if you have the money to spend $50 a person for comfort food, then this is your place.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food was mediocre. The waiter didn't know that Mandarin and Orange are similar and was poorly trained about the food and drink menu. Staff was defensive about the poor service. We have been to the Four Seasons in Europe and Asia and this is not up to their standards. I would never go back to this place.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Good American Food, large portions, great variety.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Extensive menu for breakfast, good food, big portions with a southwest theme.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Industrial Chic Comfort Food
    Redcurl
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Wide open and light, with a friendly atmosphere that is not pretentious (read - snooty Scottsdale) and makes you smile. Lots to take in and enjoy. The four adults were all on special eating plans & required specific preparation requests. Our server was patient, informative and accommodating. I could tell that some of the requests were not their norm and our server never hesitated or said "let me check with the Chef." He operated from - "I'll say yes and make it happen - that's how we roll here at the 4 Seasons." Friday night BbQ special, beer can chicken & chicken fingers for the kids. The dressing for my Super Kale salad was low on flavor but overall everyone enjoyed. We are definitely going back when off eating plan !!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 135 reviews are from the Proof reviews archive.
  • view with food
    Nightowl
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Food can be hit or miss on the menu. choice is few
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Father's Day Brunch at Proof
    ReviewbyPCP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Father's Day brunch at Proof was a big hit. The ambiance was balanced and the food was high quality. Sitting outside on the patio before the sun got too hot was a great way to relax and enjoy a tasty and well-prepared meal together. Our server was humorous and good at her job.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    After a short discussion with the hostess as to table preference we were led to an outdoor table which was not to,our liking. We asked to be seated at a different table outside. The person escorting us needed to go back to the hostess stand to get approval for the change. After standing on the patio ten minutes she reappeared and still didn't have the answer. Finally a group of three decide we could have a table on the patio that met our needs. This is not what we expect to experience at a restaurant and especially not at a Four Seasons. We ordered the runch buffet and our wait person was attentive so I was able to upgrade the service to good from what was not a good beginning.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Peaceful
    wellnessrnVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This place is wonderful and relaxing due more for the setting than the food. We purposely went on Father's Day because my husband loves their chocolate bacon waffles and to our dismay they are no longer on the menu. When he asked the waitress she offered to see if they could still make them for him and they did! We sat outside on the patio which is nestled in between the Pinnacle Peak mountain range. Absolutely beautiful and so peaceful. The food and coffee is good but it is pricey. The bill for 4 people with tip was almost $100.00. If you live in the area ask for the frequent flyer card which gives you a 5th entree at no charge.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfection
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This is one of our favorite spots, so it was an easy choice for my husband's birthday dinner. From start to finish, everything was perfect. Even thought it's in the Four Seasons, this isn't "fancy" dining. It's upscale comfort food done just right. The staff makes you feel special without being fussy and the menu is inventive without being pretentious. Unique appetizers, delicious desserts and interesting cocktails. Best of all, the view is to die for. Upon arriving, I told the hostess that it was my husband's bday and hoped she would relay the message to our server. Not only was a gorgeous dessert brought out with a candle, but it was on the house. Very classy. Little touches like that go a long way.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • torchyVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    This Four Seasons take on a sports bar. Gentrified perhaps and kid friendly with all their ice cream deserts but the food is American comfort done right. This is truly finger licking good. We decided to take a "small plate" approach and their small plates (appetizers) are large enuf to easily share and in fact their duck fries (fries, cheese curds, shredded duck confit and gravy) would feed a small army. Rib bites and wings are great but don't miss the shrimp and crab lettuce wraps. They were so good we forgot all about wanting a lobster roll. Did not try the entees but if as good as the appetizers I would not worry. Its a bit remote but if yu in the area and want your comfort food with Four Seasons quality its will worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Four seasons mid level dining
    nonamesformeVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The revamped mid level dining room at the Four Seasons Scottsdale has a friendlier interior and plenty of TVs for keeping up with playoff season: a big plus to many. The menu has some creativity and is also very family/kid friendly. The inside space is a bit noisy due to the hard finishes, and the covered and open outdoor spaces still offer nice al fresco options. The lemon ricotta pancakes on the brunch menu are good. The pop chop salad is heavy on cauliflower, but somehow works well. The veggie sandwich is served on good bread and is very filling. Drinks are generous.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Take On Road Food
    FarGoneVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Themed up like some sort of roadside dive... but at the Four Seasons in North Scottsdale. Very casual atmosphere piled up with fat-filled meals constructed of fresh ingredients. Solid wine and cocktails selection, too.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pricey and dark
    Diner
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Food was good but was expecting more for the price. We sat outside to eat to enjoy the great weather but it was so dark you could barely read the menu. The only lighting was a candle at your table. Don't eat outside after the sun sets if you'd like to see your dining partner's face.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pinnical peak view
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Assortment of comfort food. Great outdoor seating.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outside is the place to be.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Outside is the place to be. Inside is noisy and views limited
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ambiance Yes - Menu Challenging
    Splashdjp
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    First visit to Proof -recommended by a few friends. The decor is outstanding inside/out; very warm and welcoming. We sat outside on the patio and the view was incredible - sun setting right behind Pinnacle Peak. Outstanding service. The best I can say about the menu is that it was very challenging to find something we wanted. Lots of options, but not many that either sounded good, or didn't break the bank. Unusual dishes and would have like to see a few more in the "norm." May try again for a romantic dinner??
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Meatloaf
    WeAteHere
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The meatloaf was amazing! The rest was OK. (I'm not a fan of "al dente" vegetables.) The view was great. The staff was too overly helpful to the point of annoying. We were asked 6 or 7 times by different servers if we were done and needed a box while we were still working on our food. I'd prefer a server dedicated to my table. Nice for a fancy date out. Definitely not a day to day type of place unless you're loaded! :)
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    romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Proof needs to be proofed
    johnbrown
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We were excited to drive up to the Four Seasons for a great meal in a beautiful part of town. The drive as expected was spectacular. Food, service & overall experience was mediocre at best. Overpriced lobster roll & one poor excuse for cioppino. I should have known better than to order something like that as opposed to a simple, basic meal: but I was at the Four Seasons, so it had to be good, right? Fries with Lobster Roll came out warm-not hot, as did the cioppino & bread with it. 3 shrimp, 2 small pieces of fish and 5 mussels in a spicy marinara sauce is not cioppino. Do it right, or take it off the menu. We tried it, and realized that it served it purpose: to be an on site, medium priced option for folks staying at the resort.
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    scenic view
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  • Informal and comforting
    DoubleHelix
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Proof deservedly were named one of the best new Phoenix restaurants in 2013. We had lunch, brunch and dinner at Proof. The fish and chips are really nice with the fish fresh as can be (and not greasy) and the traditional malted vinegar offered. For the buffet brunch, our favourites were the peach waffle - beautiful crispy outside melt in your mouth, peach and apple French toast and the omelette. Dinner - burger was disappointing - certainly not the best as claimed: just okay. The service was awesome - very attentive to every detail but not over-brearing
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, scenic view, notable wine list, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, steep price
    CCzzVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    This restaurant is really nice inside! Fun place within a beautiful resort. I had the short ribs, and my son has the blackened salmon. We both loved our food, but the price was VERY high for what we got. Even my wine came with a hefty price, just for the "house" stuff!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • this is a wonderful casual
    justicejVIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    this is a wonderful casual relaxed place and stil keeps u to 4 seasons stadandard will go back
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shocking
    SteveWVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    There were 4 of us for dinner. Two burgers & two salads. One burger was ordered medium rare but was delivered well done. The staff graciously offered to prepare another one but the 2nd one was raw. My salad with grilled chicken was mediocre at best. The other salad was ordered with sliced steak - medium rare - but was delivered well done. We were offered free deserts and ordered sorbet. Unfortunately this sorbet was practically tasteless. The staff couldn't have been more gracious but that doesn't make up for the substandard food. All in all, a shocking experience for a Four Seasons Resort.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed our dinner
    atldiner90VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We really like the casual vibe, but delicious food at Proof. Lots going on and fun vibe on a Saturday night. Short ribs were a hit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a large group an enjoyed
    Andrea
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had a large group an enjoyed the shuffle board, tv's an food! Great time
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.