The food and service were
The food and service were both outstanding. There is an outside eating area and although it was closed due to the cold weather it had a very nice secluded area that provides the feeling of being outdoors without being cramped.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Again, this restaurant accommodated
Again, this restaurant accommodated our gluten and dairy free medically required diets, as they did last year when we ate there and stayed at the hotel. Wonderful ambience eating out on the patio!!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great service, great food
We had a great dinner. Service was excellent. Our kids have several food allergies, and they handled this in the most courteous and professional manner - we were very impressed. They even found gluten free bread to have with dinner. Had the smoked prime rib - a bit overdone for my liking but still very tender and flavourful. Others had the cowboy ribeye, which was cooked perfectly. Will definitely return.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food, great service,
Great food, great service, great getaway from Canada!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Most dinners (like steaks)
Most dinners (like steaks) are ala carte, and the prices were steep! $9 for one side dish. Really, I wanted to give it a 3.5 for the price. Service was outstanding, but the quality of food for what you are paying for I do not think was worth the price, but it is on a golf course in a hotel...
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The sides were amazing. The
The sides were amazing. The steaks were very good too. My fish was dry. I would return but not get the fish.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant was not crowded at all. The staff was very attentive without being over whelming. We both ordered the filet mignon and it was cooked to order. There is a variety of sauces you can add to your steak and the two we ordered were very good. The portions were ample without being too much to eat. We both ordered different deserts and shared them. The deserts were excellent. Overall a very enjoyable experience and wonderful food/service.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was very good and the Chef was helpful to us so we could make good selections to fit our taste, and the service was great. We will go there again.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
I think this is my favorite
I think this is my favorite restaurant in the Phoenix area.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was Perfect
We went for my hubby's birthday and we were very impressed with the food and the service. Unfortunately, we were seated next to a fairly large party so it was not a very intimate dinner. It was rather noisy. The tables are huge so sitting across from each other, we felt we were miles away. I would go again for the food.
6/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was a wonderful restaurant with great food and service. I would highly recommend it.
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated birthday's on
We celebrated birthday's on this occasion and were very happy with the reception the staff gave us. The service, food and atmosphere were superb. We used the AAA internet deal and was a good value. We will reurn to this steak house.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent food, service great
excellent food, service great but tad slow for how unbusy it was
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not everyday hotel food
Restaurants in hotels can be so very disappointing. The Meritage Steakhouse was the exact opposite. The beet salad was just the right mix of tender beets opposed by crunchy greens in a dressing that married the two. A petite filet was perfectly cooked to a just warm center and the creamed spinach allowed the spinach flavor to come through boldly while still having a melt in your mouth texture, The staff was friendly and attentive...a place I would return to without hesitation.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous dinner and Service
I took my girlfriend here for her birthday dinner. We requested a booth which we like much better otherwise it can be loud at a regular table. It was a wonderful dinner. The waiter Gergygi was extremely knowledgeable on how every dish was made and it's ingredients. Service was exceptional and the food was excellent. Yes we had a great celebration. Thank you everyone.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
steaks as good as any specialty
steaks as good as any specialty restaurant, friendly bar staff, and when they have their specials a good buy for the money
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you stay at the JW Marriott, don't bother leaving to visit places like Flemings or Ruth's Chris. The filet is simply mouthwatering and can be cut with a fork. The food was amazing, as was the service. We ate here the first night of our stay, and we cancelled our 20th wedding anniversary reservations at another steak house to go back again the next night.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been here before and will go again. They do a great job.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and Service
The food was wonderful, we all ordered steak. Our server and buser were pleasant and was very accomodating. Overall the experience was fantastic. The hostess who seated us, however, was rude which was extremely surprising. We came in and greeted her and she did not look up. She then asked for our name and we gave it. We asked her how her not was going and she didn't answer!
Then grabbed the menus and sat us. We told her to have a great night and she just looked at us. Not sure what her issue was, but our server made up for her lack of personality.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very convenient location to the Canyon Villas where we stayed. It was our anniversary and my wife's birthday plus the last nite of our vacation.We had a great week in the Phoenix area and dinner at the Meritage was a perfect ending to our week. The food and service was excellent.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful taste and flavor
This is not a cheap night if that is what you are looking for. The quality of food and the way it is prepared will just POP out the flavors and texture to you. The servers were very nice and on top of their game.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the sunset menu, which was a price fix for $35.00 and included app, entree and dessert. Well worth the price. The regular menu is ala carte and is normal steakhouse prices.
The ceaser salad was good, the flatiron steak and mashed potatoes were excellent and the Morton chocolate cake was wonderful.
If your in the area it's worth trying!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining at the Meritage was
Dining at the Meritage was truly an outstanding experience. The service by far was excellent, the food was the next level above outstanding. Will recommend this restaurant to all.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Successful Planned Special Outting
I purchased a dining coupon from AAA back in May in anticipation of my wedding anniversary on the 22nd of August. I was fully prepared to face a restricted menu as with another program I experienced. To my surprise, no such restriction was imposed. My wife and I were very pleased with the meal selections. I enjoyed and excellent end-cut of Prime Rib while my wife was very pleased with her salmon dish. All of the attentive staff enhanced this special occasion.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great experience.
We had a great experience. Food and service were great but the waiting is a little too long. Not advisable to bring little kids since its more for fine dining.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not usually an advocate for resort restaurants but one can always be proved wrong. Had the opportunity for my husband and I to dine at the Meritage Steakhouse. Quelle surprise! Dinner far exceeded both of our expectations. Great service, great atmosphere and for us most importantly excellent food.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, staff, but high prices
The Meritage Steakhouse @ JW Marriott was a very nice place to dine. My wife and I do not often do fine dining like this but we were given one of the Travelzoo certificates for a dinner-for-2. The overall experience was awesome. Very nice dining room, over the top nice staff who were *well* versed in exactly what the TZ certificate we had would get us and how to make the most of it. The waitress was attentive and my water cup never went dry. Appetizers, mains, sides and dessert were all delicious. I would recommend for anyone who does not really look at prices (think Flemings..)
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Birthday Dinner
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!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pricey but expected at a 5 star resort. Exceptional service and food was wonderful.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Well situated restaurant just
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!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely restaurant for a resort. Great food and wine list. Service was very good.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service are beyond expectation. You'll go back time and time again. All staff is excellent.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining in the Desert
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.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A night to remember!
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.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Special Occasion
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.
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food - Over Priced
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.
12/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We liked our first experience
We liked our first experience so much, we returned two days later. The two nights at the Meritage Steakhouse were highlights on our ten day vacation!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM