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Roaring Fork
Roaring Fork

Roaring Fork Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.roaringfork.com
  • Phone: (480) 947-0795
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "In a business area. Not walking distance to old town Scottsdale. Hard to find. Awesome steak. Pork tenderloin overcooked."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The trout and fried chicken are outstanding; the desserts are as well. This long standing restaurant remains devoted to high quality all around."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The Pork Chop along with the roasted Mexican corn was awesome!"
    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."
    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!"
    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!!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent. Try the Pork Tenderloin."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We have enjoyed many fine meals at Roaring Fork. Its menu offers fun and delicious food in a pleasant and welcoming setting."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great service, great food in a wonderful atmosphere."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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......"
    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."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I have eaten here many times in the past. I order the chicken flatbread of the appertizer menu, a I had a big lunch, and was disappointed. This was the worse flatbread in taste and without chicken."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Started with happy hour, wine was very good and bar was hopping, more beers on draft would have been nice for the men folk. Blue cheese wedge salad was excellent. Sat on time for dinner, recommended the trout with brown butter by the wait staff and did not disappoint. Excellent service and nice ambiance. Will return. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "A great value and a super menu with great variety. The pork chops are outstanding as well as the guacamole. A true delight!"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Everybody loved the meal they ordered. Our waiter, I think his name was Darryl, did an excellent job. In fact, we decided to celebrate my mothers 91st birthday there this week."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We have been here many times as a family. It is one of our go to places for special occasions. The food and service is always consistent and spot on. No surprises The Huckleberry Margos are the best as well as the chili pork pot and salmon"
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "I went for dinner on Memorial Day. It was the last day for "Restaurant Week", I was told, so I took advantage of the special 3-Course Restaurant Week menu that was offered along with the regular menu. The food was very good, but portions were very small, (and I am a woman saying this)! I was still hungry after I left there. Maybe the portions are larger on the regular menu. I will give Roaring Fork, another try in the future to find out. If I am disappointed again by the portion size, I will not be back. The food was good. However, I was surprised that there were no barbequed items on the menu whatsoever for Memorial Day."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Great food. Made two trips to Roaring Fork during our stay in Scottsdale."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Ate here for restaurant week and their menu was very tasty."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We liked it so much we ate here twice during our visit. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We are avid Happy Hour customers who happen to live in the neighborhood and until now have never eaten in the "real restaurant." We decided Restaurant week would be the way to test it! Wow, we will return! We each had the filet with the "special green Mac and cheese" and a huge salad and bread pudding for dessert.....and of course my usual Huckleberry frozen margarita.....what a perfect meal and evening.....The service was as great as the food and drinks....We suggest you try it too!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Great menu choices and variety of foods. Sauteed trout was excellent. Service very good."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "We chose the filet because the other entrees would be available and budget friendly on another visit. The steak was very tasty and tender, done to perfection/med-rare. I had a delicious salad and my daughter had tortilla soup and loved it. We took our dessert home to enjoy later. The service couldn't have been better. Everyone was both friendly and efficient. We have dined here several times with friends and family and will definitely be returning again. The food and service has always been wonderful. I said the noise level was energetic because we had a view of the kitchen and the orders came out near our table. The tables in this area are booths for 2. If you want a quieter table don't sit here. We weren't bothered by it. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Had a mediocre experience a few years ago and hadn't been back. Wow what I have been missing.....had a super experience!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Great Restaurant Week restaurant. Food was excellent and choices were great"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Was at a large meeting/convention at large hotel near Scottsdale. Decided to venture out for dinner to get away. Looked on some review sites and found the Roaring Fork with positive comments. First, it was a little difficult to find based just on address. It is tucked away off the road in the bottom of large business complex without any real signage. However, once we found it; definitely impressed on the interior. The place was hopping at 6:30pm on a Monday night. The bar was full and restaurant had a large number of patrons. The service was absolutely impeccable with timing, and temperature of the food. The wait staff was very attentive to every question, need, and observation. We were pleasantly surprised at the quality of food. "
    Dined on 5/19/2014