Wonderful ambiance and good food
Lovely restaurant located in the Desert Ridge Marriott. One vegan diner and the salad with grilled veggies was outstanding, You say, "what is the big deal with a vegetable salad?" The fresh veggies perfectly grilled had that great grilled taste and the homemade dressing was outstanding. Trust me, as a vegan, it is hard to get something that delicious unless I prepare it at home! Dining partners thought the pasta dishes were 'just ok.'
2/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We really enjoyed our dinner
We really enjoyed our dinner at Talavera. Every course was just delicious. The warm rolls, tuna, salad, mac and cheese, and the surprise treat at the end was amazing. We will return.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
We sat outside on the patio,
We sat outside on the patio, on a beautiful Spring evening, with great views and music from the wedding being held below. Great venue. The food was just OK, in fact two of us ordered the NY Steak which was less than impressive quality, not prime grade and cold by the time it was served. One comment was "No wonder they were smothered in Bluecheese" The scallops and Salmon were very good, but the salads and soups were nothing great.
I will say that the wine recommendations for reasonably priced wines were very good, and the wine list was pretty good. I may come back with friends more into wines, but only to sip and enjoy the view...not for a complete meal.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Every dish creative and delicious..
Every dish creative and delicious...steak is one of the best anywhere.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Speciall Ocassion Restaurant
Had dinner her on March 24th for our anniversary.
The service was good, pretty relaxed and the pace of the service was just right.
The prices are high, but the food quality is excellent and you will be well taken care of!
The lobster bisque and corn soup was delicious as was the bone-in rib eye!
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
We made a return trip to this
We made a return trip to this restaurant on our last night of a recent trip to AZ. We were seated on the patio, at the rail just in time to see the sun go behind Pinnacle Peak. The gathering dusk and twinkling lights of Phoenix came up and provided a spectacular view and romantic ambiance! The corn and lobster bisque (done to my dietary needs) was as spectacular as the sunset. My husband's salmon and tuna appetizer was fresh and delightful. The bison which we both had was delicious and perfectly cooked (again to our request)-as were the vegetable sides. We ended the meal with a luscious chocolate souffle to die for! With attentive and professional servers we could not have asked for more for the end of a lovely vacation.We will return.....
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Talavera was superb. Phenomenal
Talavera was superb. Phenomenal view, great service, great food, and great ambience. Truly 5-star.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our favorite special-occasion
Our favorite special-occasion place in North Scottsdale.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great for a special night
This restaurant was great. I took my girlfriend there for her birthday. Although I had reservations, we had to wait a little extra to get to the patio (as was expected). But it was worth it. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was outstanding.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a truly special experience. Everything was perfect. 5 Stars!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had a business dinner at Talavera and the food was exactly what I would expect from a four seasons restaurant. Their wine list was phenomenal as was their liquor selection. I would definitely recommend this restaurant in a heart beat
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch
I thoroughly enjoyed the Mother's Day brunch. There were plenty of choices and a variety of interesting items for both adults and kids. We will certainly be back next year!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding for celebrating
A Memorable 23rd Wedding Anniversary!! Talavera was recommended to us by a friend for its awesome view and surroundings. We were not disappointed in the least. I would rate the restaurant as Outstanding overall. Definitely the place to bring your spouse or significant other for those very, very special occasions. One must be informed and aware to bring two wallets - as the food is pricey - Good, but definitely not a place you would dine often. A walk through the grounds after dinner was another attractive feature. Great places to take pictures and reflect on the meal and views. Do Not get too close to the cactus while taking pictures -- the needles hurt.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food and service in an incredible environment. My opinion is that Talavera has the best setting in all of Scottsdale with a incredible view. The food is fantastic and the service was excellent. This is perfect for a special evening.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
fabulous and romantic
went here to top off a romantic day. the view of the sunset was beautiful and the food was the best I have ever had. definitely pricey but well worth it!!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant itself has a wonderful feel. The service is wonderful, very attentive staff. The food and drinks are amazing. Perfect portion size and a menu that makes it very hard to decide. The patio is a must if you can get a seat there. The view is amazing and the sunset is memorable.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Talavera was everything I was hoping for when I made a reservation. It was our 39th wedding anniversary and I wanted a beautiful restaurant with a view, quiet surroundings and excellent food. I got all of that and more. I highly recommend for special occasions.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Restaurant in Troon North
Dining at Talavera is always a treat. Outstanding food and service each and every time. The food is inventive and delicious. The staff is attentive and friendly without being pretentious. If you are looking to dine for a special occasion or just lovely evening out, Talavera is a must. Weather permitting, dine on the patio for beautiful views. Everything about this restaurant is a win-win!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Talavera to celebrate my wife's Birthday. The service, atmosphere, view and culinary creations were all top cabin. Very friendly, knowledgeable and attentive staff. Chef Mecinas, who graciously spent time with us, has done a great job in the kitchen, with food courses that are both creative and predictable. Highlights were the New Zealand lamb and Sea Bass, but the entire evening was A+. Hard to beat the venue and the menu!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful dining experience.
Exceeded our expectations in every way. It is for us the finest dining in N Scottsdale/ Carefree area (and we have been to most).
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great atmosphere, great service! Everyone made our anniversary so special. The Chilean sea bass and scallops were delicious and filling. Desert with strawberries and cream cake was a great ending. The staff gave us a anniversary card signed by the entire staff. This was a special meal with special service!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great dining experience. The food was excellent. The wait staff was attentive, but not overly so. We were there on a Sunday for an early dinner (5:30 pm). Would recommend to all for a special occasion.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food & Views
This restaurant is without a doubt my favorite in Scottsdale. The service and food is outstanding. It was one of our best dining experiences we have ever had and upon returning to Scottsdale we will frequent Talavera again. My compliments to the Chef and service staff for outstanding service and food!!!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Four Seasons Talavera
I Loved everything about Talavera. Beautifully decorated. From the moment we walked in we felt welcomed, the staff went above and beyond to make sure everything was to our liking. The food was delicious. The views spectacular...I didn't want to leave.
I would definitely come back and have recommended Talavera to my co-workers. When family members from out of state come to visit me I am going to take them to Talavera.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful scenery and great service
The scenery is always fantastic and the service very attentive. The menu, however, is limited and the food, not very inventive. Overpriced considering the availability of outstanding food in the area. Needs a menu overhaul.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was great in the
The service was great in the beginning and then got spotty as the meal progressed. Some of the food was great some was not. We ordered the short rib ravioli entrée to share as an appetizer.... we felt the price was high for 4 ravioli. We ordered the seafood risotto... while there was a lot of seafood but there was not much risotto.... seems like an inexpensive thing to fix in the kitchen. The sea bass was wonderful and the lobster dinner was barely warm.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our favorite spot. We travel 2000 miles every year to enjoy it.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
An exceptional Scottsdale experienc
We have a home in the Phoenix area but we felt we had gone on vacation while dining at Talavera! The views, food and ambience were excellent! They made our friends' anniversary dinner very special.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and ambience were
The food and ambience were excellent, and the service was outstanding. We had a special dinner for 11 people, and our experience at the Chef's Table was amazing.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic location/view with
Fantastic location/view with exceptional food and service
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dining in a lovely
Excellent dining in a lovely spot. Will go again next time we are in scottsdale.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was amazing! I went for restaurant week and was very pleased. All 3 courses were delicious, the wine was excellent, and we even met the chef. It is not a cheap restaurant, but well worth the price.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classy, with Spectacular Views
Great views, great food, great service. Highly recommended. Special bonus--GREAT BAR!.. Best mojito, best moscow mule ever. Bartender friendly, knowledgable about local sights and told our waitress about our upcoming anniversary that my wife had just mentioned in passing--waitress then gave us special gift dessert. Classy!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Watching the stars during dinner
Top notch food served by a friendly and knowledgable waiter. We really enjoyed our evening watching the stars and eating good food. Wine by the glass not up to European standards but have not found many places in the US that are. Pricey but nice for special occasion.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
It had been twelve years since dining at the Four Seasons. My daughter opened the resort in 1999 as one of their concierges. It was wonderful to be back on the property.
Ambiance was perfect on the patio for our dining experience. Portions for our salad though were ridiculously skimpy. Loved my lamb chops.
We were so surprised by three birthday desserts !!!! It was DELICIOUS !!!!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a beautiful place. Scenery is amazing, food is delicious...highly recommended. Thanks to everyone.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent for a celebration
We were celebrating a birthday and they went out of their way to make it a special occasion. The view is breathtaking and food top rate.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Penny, our server, made our evening on the terrace one of our best in Scottsdale. The food, the view and the wine, Gabriella's, made it a memorable experience. We will return soon.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Talavera is a great restaurant
Talavera is a great restaurant with wonderful food and fantastic service. With the staff providing both a friendly and professional atmosphere. The view from the outside dining area was absolutely beautiful. I would strongly recommend Talavera restaurant for a fine dining experience!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow, ambience, delicious, amazing scenery-truly spectacular!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Poor service/billing a surprise
Problem was in lounge/dining billing and coordination; had drinks prior to dinner. Dining room kept asking if we wanted to come in early. We wanted to enjoy patio so stayed there. When time for res asked for bill to transfer to D/R; no can do. Long wait for drink bill, then it is incorrect; hunt down server to correct; long wait to correct. Meanwhile, D/R comes to seat us, companions leave for D/R. Continue to wait by myself for unduly long period for corrected bill--no recognition of problem-finally pay and join group. Service at table was good but not great. Guests insist on splitting bill; no,computer can't split bill; they divvy bill up by meal.
The price and rep of 4S should ensure accurate, responsive billing and service.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had the Ausie Rack of Lamb with lamb sausage( wow) Perfect. Had a sublime serving of seared goose liver that enhanced every bite. My wife had Spanish Prawns in wine/butter sauced that she loved. The tomatoe, kalamata olive with goat cheese salad with fig balsamic dressing matched our entries well. Brussels sprout I with chunks of pork belly bacon was a shared side that was Fun!
Wine list substantial , wait staff was Superb--attentive, knowledgable , gracious.
Views from patio are pure Scottsdale. Many mountain outcroppings divide the glimmering lights of the valley below.
Coffee by Press is actually served in a large press pot-- great and super fresh.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Talavera at the Four Seasons did not fail our expectations. We had dinner at Talavera to celebrate our 6th wedding anniversay, which we were also married at the Four Seasons. The menus were personalized to say "Happy Anniversary Mr. and Mrs. Andrews". We were congratulated on our wedding anniversay by every staff member we came across......Every thing and every one was amazing!!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. Our service was wonderful and the food delicious!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a very enjoyable
This was a very enjoyable experience. Food was delicious. Waiter was very attentive and informative. Had seat by fireplace and a nice view of the phoenix city lights. Would definitely return for a special occasion.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful views, good food
This was my first time at Talavera. I dined there with a client and specified when I made reservations that I'd like a table with a nice view but although the restaurant was three-quarters empty we weren't seated close to the windows.
We were impressed with the menu selections and really enjoyed our entrees but felt the portion sizes were far too small for the money. The beet salad could definitely have benefited from more goat cheese as well--it was very scant.
Overall it was a nice experience but next time I'll try someplace that offers more food for the money.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
perfect for our occasion
Innovative ideas, well-prepared, high quality entrees and first courses. I had the venison topped with foie gras on mole sauce. Amazing!! One of my companions had lamb which was described as high quality and very tender. The other had chilean sea bass, which was on a bed of potato risotto. A good portion of fish and delicious. All in all a very satisfying meal.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our Thanksgiving Buffet, it was delicious. Great wait staff and delicious food.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Thanksgiving dinner ever!
Usually nothing's as good as a home cooked Thanksgiving meal, but I made the decision to get out of town for the Thanksgiving Holiday. I checked out the menus at several restaurants and I thought Talavera had the best menu. At first I was dubious because there were a lot of crumbs under our table, but as soon as I started my first trip to the buffet, there was no turning back. The kids buffet was great, my six year old ate pasta and chicken fingers, while my husband, my 12 year old and myself went back several times, I couldn't get over how wonderful EVERYTHING was! The only bad news is I don't think I can ever eat Thanksgiving at home (Salt Lake City) ever again!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM