Amazing food complimented by a view with outstanding service. So far this was my favorite place to wine and dine in the valley. My wife and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary here and boy did I get rewarded for it. Guys take your women here! Price suits the atmosphere and I feel it was money well spent. A+ rating
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I enjoyed our time spent at elements. She felt special and the staff at elements were great!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best dinner!!!
I have to say that my experience was absolutely great. I would recommend that you take your loved one out for drinks and dinner here. The staff was so attentive and pleasant. I had the best steak I have ever had in my life at Sanctuary and the drink from the bar was awesome! I would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff that I had the pleasure of talking to that night.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I came here with my date, looking for a quiet place to grab drinks and exchange conversation, but the bar area was a little too loud with the live band and we were not allowed to remain in the edge dinning area, of which had far superior sound volume for listening and holding conversation due to the fact that we were not planning on eating. I can certainly understand the necessity of opening tables for more patrons, but I would like to see is a more quiet lounge area for drinks and conversation.
The drinks were spectacular!
The service received in the bar was unbeatable.
And aside from one overly grouchy waiter in the edge dinning area, the front desk and managerial figures gave superb knowledgeable customer service.
Very happy overall.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Birthday Celebration!
We love Elements and so we took my fiance's father there for his birthday. They did a great job.
The only negative was the sun was positioned in relation to the table so it was shining directly in his eyes during sunset! Only his! Other than that it was fantastic! Nathan is an excellent server.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were fortunate enough to dine at Elements restaurant while last in Phoenix, and we left forever changed! The locale was breathtaking, the service was fantastic, and the food - there are not enough adjectives to explain how utterly amazing and diverse out choices and dinners were. Anytime we are in the area, you will find us at Elements.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Elements does indeed contain all the proper "Elements" to engage a romantic evening. The staff is attentive but not overbearing. The Wine list is board and offers many price points with good quality. The Food is Asian flair contemporary with vibrant flavors and sleek presentations.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Jerry's Birthday Dinner
The food, the service, the view and the special treatment were outstanding. The summer wine rates were a real treat! All went toward making this a memorable evening for a special birthday!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing view! Great to go
Amazing view! Great to go before the sun is setting to take it all in. Best viewed with a good glass of wine from the exceptional wine list. Food was spectacular, creative, tasty, and fresh. Finally, the service was outstanding, addressing you by name and delivering on your every need. Highly recommend!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was amazing. Everything
The food was amazing. Everything we ordered looked and tasted amazing. Elements is now on our list of GREAT Restaurants.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant surpassed expectations. The food was incredible and the service spectacular. My date and I had a romantic evening overlooking Paradise Valley as the sun set. A perfect evening.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a beautiful place in particular in the evening as the sun sets ! The restaurant and overall complex is stunning as well
The service was great and very attentive . However, things went a little too fast as we would have prefered to stay snd enjoy the experience , but the plates came in too quickly for our taste for a restaurant of this level.
The main entree was extraordinary! We both had the Chilean sea bass and we both agree this is the best we had in the world.
My appetizer of octopus was very good but my wife did not enjoy the foie gras. Way too sweet with the addition of some nutella...
Desserts were ok.
Not quite 5 stars for us, but still a great experience for our 40th anniversary
Michel and Therese from Montreal
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view and good food
The view and food were spectacular. The staff is friendly but the server was not very pleasant. My friends birthday desert was
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was pouring when we arrived
It was pouring when we arrived at valet parking and both attendants had BIG golf umbrellas and helped us (two middle age woment) get down to the restaurant - i.e., we were a little concerned with flagstone steps / minimal lightening.
We got in the restaurant and were a little early. They escored us to the bar - very good cocktail drinks. They came back to tell us that our table was ready (i.e., no issues with putting the drinks on our dinner bill - some restaurants don't and it was APPRECIATED).
The waitor was very friendly and good! Presentation and food was good!
It is definitely my GO TO PLACE for special occasions (e.g., out of town visitors, birthdays, anniversaries).
We were not disappointed and will be back!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Gourmet's "Refuge"
This restaurant could easily stand side by side with 4 or 5 star restaurant anywhere in the USA...since this was our 1st at this place, we focused mainly on their appetizers..we were not disappointed...delicately prepared, cooked to perfection and presentation..my wife and I then shared the blt salad, and also shared the evening special of Korean bbq..exquisitely tender. The view of the area was spectacular that evening...unforgettable dining experience.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tony in the bar is a rare
Tony in the bar is a rare gem ... Greg in the dining room
Is a very attentive server ... All around deserves
Dawn and Rob
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Phil is an excellent server.
Phil is an excellent server. Exceptional knowledge, gave us great wine pairing recommendations based on each of our entrees, and lovely sense of humor and professionalism. Food was fantastic and hope to visit again if ever back in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone that enjoys fine dining. Also, make time for a cocktail out on the patio before dinner to enjoy the gorgeous view!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night at Sanctuary starting in the temporary bar while the original bar gets renovated. If you had never been to Elements before, you would never know anything was under construction. Temporary bar area is great with live music and outdoor area. Dining room is classy without being stuffy. Great special occasion meal. Come hungry because I had 4 courses and while filling, worth every calorie and bite...and additional miles I had to run the next day to burn it off.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely a wonderful evening!
Absolutely a wonderful evening! Our server, Sean, was outstanding! He suggested a great wine - loved it. The whole experience was one of accommodation - every request was fulfilled. Could not have been happier!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but watch the bill
The food was great. I had the Colorado lamb and it was excellent. The salmon ceviche was perfect. The wine list lacking but ok. Our server was knowledgable and mostly helpful. However he made 4 errors on the bill all in the favor of the restaurant. It increased the bill by 33%. It was later fixed.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is easily one of the best restaurants in Phoenix.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was absolutely outstanding
The food was absolutely outstanding, and Chef Beau McMillan came out and personal said hello. He was such a nice person, and it really made my night. I highly recommend this restaurant when visiting Phoenix.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thank You Open Table!!!
We had no idea where to dine in Phoenix, so I got on Open Table and made this selection. What a great experience we had at Elements. Beautiful setting, exceptional food and wonderful, friendly service. Our server was really knew the menu and was able to help us make perfect choices. Would definitely recommend.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Restaurant with a View
My family flew in from all parts of the US. We meet in Scottsdale and wanted to have a special meal in a special place. Elements meet that criteria in all ways. The view at sunset was spectacular. Greg was our waiter and greeted us by name. He was attentive to all our needs. The menu was limited but everyone found something they were happy to order.
We had the Ahi appetizer - perfect for 4 people. Everyone ordered something different and we shared a taste with each other. The lamp chops were cooked to perfection, the pan seared scallops were delicious, the Chilean Sea Bass melted in your mouth, and the steaks were lean and cut like butter. The presentation was fantastic.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. It was a great evening
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Furniture outside could be
Furniture outside could be better.......we had a drink outside prior to dinner.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great outdoor dining!
The food was wonderful and the views outstanding! Get an outside table if you can. You will not be disappointed.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Not Excellent
The service is impeccable.
The food is prepared interestingly
but have had dishes that are just as delicious
and less pricey elsewhere. Try the spicy calamari for starters.
Excellent! The bread is baked to perfection....
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant was loaded with class; from the valet greeting to wine connoisseur who recommended a limited edition red that complemented both of the entrees, one being Chilean Sea Bass as well as the Bacon rapped Filet. Additional amenities included, the quiet corner we were tucked into, the very attentive wait staff, and the ambience (exceptional)... The restaurant is on the pricier side, but the benefits are more than worth it. We will definitely visit the location in the near future!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would've been nicer ...
We went for a special anniversary dinner because we were told the food and views were great. We sat down at 6 p.m. tSunday to the sound of construction vacuums going non-stop. We asked them to stop as it was very disruptive and they did tone it down a little, but not stop completely. The service and food were good, but overpriced for the type of evening we ended up having.
I did not see an appropriate description for "noise level" above; not energetic and way louder than moderate.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I stumbled on this Jen and now we can't wait to go back! Everything was perfect from the staff to the food to the ambiance! First class!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Elements appears to be a place to be seen, although we were not aware of that when we made our reservation. Arrived early to have drinks in the outside area to catch the sunset as we had been told by a friend that it was a view to experience. The service was very slow and mistakes were made but it did not ruin our experience. We asked to delay our reservation from 5:30 to 6:00 and were accommodated. Food and service for dinner was excellent. Food presentation was definitely thought out. The general manager circulated throughout the dining room to make sure that people were enjoying their food and he sent a complimentary dessert for the birthday of one of our party. It was overall a very good experience and we would definitely go back.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I celebrated our
My wife and I celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary at Elements and I could not have asked for a better place to spend it. The scenic view, the romantic atmosphere (secluded tables), and the outstanding service that we received from start to finish, made this anniversary a memorable and special one. The food portions were just right and the wine selection is excellent.
I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to spend a romantic evening with their special someone, or even to host s group gathering, this place is built for all.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A friend and I went to Scottsdale from opposite coasts to meet for a girls weekend getaway. We decided we wanted to end our trip with a great dinner out. Boy, did we find the right place at elements at Sanctuary. We sat outside on the balcony. The view was amazing and the weather was perfect. Everything we ate and drank exceeded our high expectations. The filet was simply wonderful - so flavorful and tender. I wouldn't change a thing. The waiter was also amazing. He joked with us, but gave us room to relax and chat well into the evening. He found out my friend was monitoring scores of a game and he gave us enough info about the game to stay aware without being intrusive. He was wonderful. I hope to return on a future trip.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was perfect.
The view was magnificent. The food straight from the set of Top Chef.
Gary was phenomenal. He was professional knowledgable and non intrusive.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
elements did not disappoint!
Our first time to elements was wonderful! The food was exceptional- very flavorful- the short ribs were fantastic!
The setting and the view is absolutely beautiful. Our server was extremely knowledgeable, very attentive, and patient with our many questions and requests. We can't wait to go back!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was wonderful. Everything was perfect for my date. The elegance was very nice and the service was outstanding. I do recommend bringing the bread as soon as we sit down. Not an hour.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and the views are superb.
Excellent restaurant in every way
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply The Best
What a way to spend a Friday night! Elements knows how to do it right. From the moment we approached the hostess, there was attention paid to every aspect of our evening. We arrived early to have a drink in the lounge and were escorted to a lovely table. Staff were attentive but not hovering. The filet mignon was prepared to a perfect medium rare, one of the tastiest we've had. We sat at a 2 person booth facing the window that provided a lot of privacy at our table while taking in the magnificent view. Later we took our wine glasses outside to a table and finished the evening on a high note. Well done Elements. You've got the right recipe for making your guests feel special.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Jade Bar is a Real Gem
The renovation/expansion of the Jade Bar was beyond belief. It's worth a trip there just to enjoy the bar and lounge. As always the food is excellent and the views are georgeous as well. This is the first time we ever experienced less than stellar service. We can't remember her name but she was not polished and in fact a bit crude. It's too bad that given all the other wonderful experiences of the night, she had to be a distraction.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great view and environment, OK meal
Wouldn't run back - food was good, but not over the top as we would have expected at the price.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious. I would recommend the bread pudding so save room for dessert.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Scottsdale Must See
This is a beautiful restaurant that will impress anyone you come with as well and you. Besides a slightly watered down martini that was shaken, not stirred as they stated, everything about the night was great. The views are beautiful if you get there before sunset. The service is top notch and the attention to detail is everywhere. The wine list is impressive (and pricey) but the sommelier is beyond friendly and very knowledgeable. However I did see a few great bottles in the case that were not on the list, so check them out if you have time. The part that put this over the top was that they were able to make any and every dish Gluten Free for my wife, which was a very nice touch. We'll be back.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Views and Food to Die For
What a beautiful dinner we had at Elements at Sanctuary Camelback mountain. The food was thoughtfully and artistically prepared and was divine. We had a romantic table enclosed by booth for 2 facing the mountains. A special night for my husband and I, very romantic, with professional service. A night to remember.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
an annual favorite
We never miss coming to Elements for dinner on our fall trek to Phoenix. the menu changes with the seasons, there is such a creative use of ingredients and our servers always make us feel special and welcome. It is pricey, but always worth it.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good and
The food was very good and unique in choice of ingredients and presentation. The service was good but not the attention to detail I would have expected for this caliber of restaurant. The views were amazing. Overall, I really enjoyed eating here.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a great experience dining at the Elements. The food was delicious, staff was welcoming and attentive, and above all the mountain top view was wonderful. Would definitely recommend to others.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Alway top notch and not pretentious although could be. We have the means to chose and go wherever we want, but special occasions are always Elements. We hope to spend a summer weekend in one of the casitas sometime, after the snowbirds leave!
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have followed Chef Beau for years and dreamed of experiencing his food and restaurant set in such a beautiful historic resort! So when our son moved to Phoenix we decided to surprise him with the four course Thanksgiving meal. The setting, amenities and service at Sanctuary resort are definitely 5 star, Elements service was four star only because our waiter was often absent and seemed confused. And the food, beautifully presented, was wonderful, the most stellar dish was the perfectly cooked and decadent filet with lovely potatoes, asparagus and exceptional bone marrow compliment.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Marvelous food with exceptional
Marvelous food with exceptional service that made this an incredible dining experience. Our waitress Denise was charming, responsive and a wonderfully joyful person to interact with.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent overall experience
The latest menu is great - service classy and wonderful
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM