Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork

Roaring Fork

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.roaringfork.com/
  • Phone: 4809470795x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Saturday, 5:00pm-10:00pm; Sunday, 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Bouwens
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chaparral
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork is an American Western Bistro. What is American Western Cuisine? It is a combination of using foods that are indigenous to the American West, locally grown ingredients, and capturing the 'spirit' of the west. The restaurant offers a comfortable, laid back environment that includes friendly professional service and good food. A great deal of attention is paid to all the ingredients in creating the recipes and always using foods that are found in the American West, including locally grown produce. Western cuisine is not a ceremony; it's a celebration! The robust flavors and the courage to try something different is what we are all about. We would like to invite everyone to experience our 'spirit' while enjoying our food and hospitality.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Roaring Fork reviews from OpenTable diners
163 reviews since April 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (87)fit for foodies (75)good for groups (45)neighborhood gem (45)great for outdoor dining (43)romantic (42)vibrant bar scene (42)hot spot (23)notable wine list (19)great for brunch (17)late-night find (14)great for lunch (13)kid-friendly (10)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Very good value for money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The food is really good. As good as some of the new trendy places in Scottsdale. Prices are reasonable. Definitely a good value for money. We go there approx once a year but we should go more often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Made reservations for a date night with my wife and our friends. Great Great food and fantastic service, I actually thought the food would have been a little more expensive so was very impressed when we got our check. I had the Carnitas and they were absolutely fantastic.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bruce
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    One of our favorites but lacking in punctuality and service on this visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodlover
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We took my wife there for her birthday and had a terrific time. The appetizers were awesome, as was the salad, and the main courses were out of this world. Dessert wasn't too shabby either. Dan, our server, did an outstanding job. We WILL be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant
    Chels
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It was a nice evening out. There were kids there but I wouldn't recommend it for kids
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GoodEats
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The service was excellent and the food was very tasty. Very rich looking interior. Good value. FOR OPEN TABLE ONLY - DID NOT RECEIVE MY OPEN TABLE POINTS AS THE SUMMARY SAYS ZERO POINTS FOR ROARING FORK.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roaring Fork , Roaring Success
    ChefG
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Food was innovative and comforting at the same time. That's really hard to do and they do it really well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to eat
    Roaringeater
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I enjoy dining every time I have been there over the past year.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Roaring great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    My husband and I have family in Arizona so love to try different restaurants when ever we are there and THIS was so good! For me, it was "comfort food" kicked up to a wonderful level of flavor and creativity. Great wine too and excellent helpful service! We will return!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Experience
    OB1Food
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The ambience of this place is great! It is a carnivore's DREAM! There is an open rotisserie fireplace right as you enter so you're hit with the mouth watering smells of BBQ first thing. The seating is more or less private in the dining area. Our server, Bob, did a great job. He remembered all of the specials for the day and our water and drinks stayed full. Overall the food was pretty good. I had the buttermilk fried chicken. The flavor was good but it was a little dried out. My wife had the Fillet. WOW, it was cooked to perfection and had great flavor with the red wine she was drinking. The Mother-In-Law order the Pork Shoulder Carnitas. This was the win of the table. It melted in your mouth. A bit pricey, but worth every penny!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very poor customer service
    desertDiner
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    A server spilled food on the floor, some splattered onto me. We told the short haired blonde employee food splattered on me. She said "it's no big deal" and walked away. She didn't even offer a wet cloth to wipe off the splattered food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spectacular!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We celebrated our 5 year anniversary dinner at the Roaring Fork in Scottsdale, AZ. We have to say that they treated us like royalty. While making the reservations they asked if I had any special request, to which I responded "We're celebrating out fifth anniversary." When we arrived there was a card and rose on the table. The food was delicious, the service was excellent, and the company couldn't have been better! We also got complimentary dessert!! If your ever in Scottsdale we recommend them.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wish it was better located
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    In a business area. Not walking distance to old town Scottsdale. Hard to find. Awesome steak. Pork tenderloin overcooked.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect
    DougB
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Roaring Fork is the best dining experience I've had. Perfect service, Perfect food, Perfect drinks, No waiting with reservations, excellent parking, perfect atmosphere... PERFECT. I will be a regular when I'm in the valley of the sun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Phenomenal
    AbeFroman
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Tried on a recommendation and loved it. Will definitely be back. The food is delicious and priced right. Our waitress was great-upbeat, provided exceptional service and was very helpful with recommending menu items. We had the Fresh Guacamole, Salad Special, Cedar Plank Salmon and Sugar Cured Duck Breast. All were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food! Great atmosphere!
    dottieluv
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Took my husband here for his birthday and they set up some decorations and a card from the staff. Very sweet touch! The food was great and the service was wonderful. Very friendly. Very warm atmosphere. I would recommend this restaurant for sure!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The trout and fried chicken are outstanding; the desserts are as well. This long standing restaurant remains devoted to high quality all around.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • RickVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    I've dined here many times and would generally rate everything a 4 or 5. This night, however, there were significant inconsistencies in the quality of the food. For example: Tortilla Soup is the best anywhere but the main course (a special not regularly on the menu) a jalapeno rubbed seared ahi, was very tepid and, unlike ahi in general, very fishy tasting. The fried chicken breast was lacking in flavor, overcooked (dry and tough), and very small in size. Service was fine, but, all in all, I'm used to better quality food from this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant change of pace
    BobbyDVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Roaring Fork is always a nice place as a change of pace to other higher-end Scottsdalean restaurants. Has a nice western almost coyboyish ambience but not over the top. If you want a seat in the bar area for happy hour you better get there before it opens at 4 PM. There's a line ready to make a mad dash. The actual restaurant opens at 5 PM. Very nice menu, the food is good, and they take the extra time to make the presentation of each dish something special. All for a reasonable, but not inexpensive, price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • drk2
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The Pork Chop along with the roasted Mexican corn was awesome!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Roaring Fork is a special restaurant. The service is good the food good with great flavors. A must go to in Phoenix/Scottsdale. Whenever we want a real treat, Roaring Fork is at the top of our list.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect Evening!
    SPie
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We were a group of 7, celebrating an anniversary, and RF was SO kind as to let us bring our own cake. Not only that, they presented it, sliced it, served it and washed the cake plate! The service was to a tee, and the entire experience was such fun. All of us are regular customers (in fact, I was back with friends the next evening!) and we will continue to be. Thanks, RF, for making our night out so special!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • PAKS
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We have been coming to the Roaring fork ever since it opened. Food and Service of the highest quality..Love it!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner
    CathyandMike
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The food and service were excellent. Try the Pork Tenderloin.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite restaurant0
    karendiningoutfun165
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Every time we go to Roaring Fork we have great service, great food and a great atmosphere. The food is always delicious and well prepared. The bread basket at the beginning of the meal is another plus. The manager comes to each table to see if everything is just the way you want it. The restaurant also gives you points toward money off another meal. Just ask for their card.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better For Happy Hour
    VittleVixen
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    We ordered a ribeye and a filet and neither one came out as ordered. Overcooked slightly. If they specialize in steak, it should be perfectly cooked. The mussel appetizer was great... full of flavor with crusty garlic bread for dipping into the savory mussel broth. The bread pudding was nice but needed more fruit and it was quite shallow in the dish. The bread basket was not worth the carbs. Overall it was a good dinner but we enjoyed happy hour in the bar area much better when we visited several months back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slipped just a little
    Tdine1
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Have dined at RF in past usually with good result. Recent experience not quite up to par. Had party of of 4 service was adequate but there were lapses in attentiveness. Food, one meal was great, 3 were average. Pork tenderloin was dry and scallop dish flavor was not up to speed. It is nice place but will not dine there again for sometime, much better choices available. Sad as I have in past always enjoyed this local spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Simply Fabulous. My guest said on a scale of 1-5, the Fork rates a 7. Best filet and trout! Give it a try, you won't be sorry. Use Open Table, especially if you are hosting!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Arizona's best restaurants
    Viajeros
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We have enjoyed many fine meals at Roaring Fork. Its menu offers fun and delicious food in a pleasant and welcoming setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great High-End Chain Restaurant
    PhoenixRisingVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The best way to describe Roaring Fork is that it's a high-end chain restaurant. So for those that understand that, you'll know what to expect from the restaurant. For those that don't, the best explanation is that you'll get good food and a good atmosphere, but probably not memorable. The food and drinks were good. Definitely a place where you can dress casual but enjoy higher end food. We went to celebrate my mother-in-law's birthday, and we all enjoyed our dishes. The highlight of the night was the bread pudding dessert, that was AMAZING. So make sure to save room for dessert when you dine here, cause the bread pudding was one of the best we've ever had.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner date
    datenightlovers
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Had a wonderful dinner date here with my husband this past weekend. The restaurant is nice and a bit fancy, but doesn't seem fancy in a "stuffy" or snobby kind of way. Waiter was great, and support staff was also very good. When we mentioned to the manager it was a bit hot at our table, she immediately moved us to another table and made sure we were happy. Definitely appreciate that kind of customer service! We will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    ChandlerDiner
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We had such a great meal at Roaring Fork. Everything was completely delicious. The Brown Butter Trout was outstanding. We wish we lived closer so we could come her once a week. The service was attentive and professional and we had a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sea Salt Caramel Gelato
    Greateats
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We used to love the Pecan Pie with Sea Salt Caramel Gelato. They have switched to a different supplier. It tastes just like vanilla ice cream. No need to save room for dessert anymore! Sad.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • grunion
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great service, great food in a wonderful atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, Not Food
    Trish
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Filet was well done, dry and cold. Server was friendly and wonderful...wine was good but overpriced. Noisy, Noisey, Noisy....way too many people crammed into a small space...felt like I was involved with the party at the table next to me! Not conducive to quiet conversation and dinners..probably won't go back even though I have been there many times. Disappointed this time......
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but noisy
    RuthinAZ
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    I shared the Date Salad which had an interesting blend of ingredients and was very good. The spit roasted chicken was very good, but not outstanding. One dining partner had the burger which he totally enjoyed. Thank goodness he has a huge appetite because the burger was enormous. The service was attentive and friendly. The noise level was a little too high and there was nothing to absorb it.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Steaks
    Kristin
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Food was really good. One of the better steaks I've had. A little on the pricier side, we paid $140 for a dinner for two. I probably won't come back because of the price. If you don't mind overpaying, I would say check it out.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Roaring Fork
    Luv2dineMG
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We had a lovely experience for our 41st anniversary. There was a red rose and anniversary card on the table upon being seated. Dinner was very good service was wonderful Will book a return visit for a ladies birthday celebration! Mary Jane Eckert
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun atmosphere!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We decided to try this place for my husbands birthday. I sent them an email with my reservation asking them to do something special for his bday and when we arrived they had put balloon confetti on the table and a card signed by all of the staff. It was really nice. The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was really romantic and great. We did bring our 3 boys and they tend to get a little noisy (they're 9,7, and 4). We felt a little out of place but didn't worry too much about it. We were really happy with our service at first but towards the end out waiter forgot about us for like 30 min. A little disappointing. Great food though!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very satisfied
    8well
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Overall our experience was fun and the food was very good. The trout and pork dishes were delicious; our 19 year old grandson loved the fried chicken. We were seated near the bar which was noisy so I'd recommend requesting a table away from the bar if you want to have an intimate conversation. The "fun" western ambiance is additive. The service was just right.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.