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About Core Kitchen and Wine Bar at The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain

True American cuisine that is approachable, innovative and inspired by Sonoran and regional influences. The menu is complemented by an extensive wine list in an elegant, yet casual atmosphere. The open kitchen highlights the culinary team creating á la carte offerings with plenty of interaction. The private dining room provides an option to entertain larger parties and family gatherings with a personalized chef menu. The chef’s table sets the tone for a world-class interactive, personalized gourmet dining experience.
CORE serves breakfast and dinner.

15000 North Secret Springs Drive
Marana, AZ 85658
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Breakfast: 7 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Daily
Dinner: 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Daily
Wine Experience: 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday's $20 per person

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(520) 572-3000

Website:
http://www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/DoveMountain/Dining/core_kitchen/Default.htm

Parking Details:
Valet
Self-Parking

Executive Chef:
David Serus

Private Party Facilities:
Whether you are planning a social or business event, we invite you to experience the refined and intimate ambiance of a private dining room at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain. With an extensive wine list, dedicated service and personalized menus, our professional team of Ladies and Gentlemen will help you create a memorable occasion.

CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar has several unique settings to enhance your event such as the Private Dining Room, Chef's Counter, Adventures in Dining Table and Wine Lounge. Each location is available seven days a week, making them the ideal place for business dining, intimate holiday entertaining or celebrating your most special occasion.

Private Party Contact:
Andrea Anna, Food and Beverage Coordinator: (520) 572-3401

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Core Kitchen and Wine Bar at The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.5

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4.8

value

4.3

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Quiet

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (9)
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Fit for Foodies (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
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Romantic (5)
Scenic View (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Healthy (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Cozy (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Authentic (1)
Business Meals (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Great as always !

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Exceptional!
What a wonderful way to surprise family by dining At the Ritz!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

We had a lovely dinner on the patio. My husband ordered the mushroom pasta and I had the snapper. Of the two, I think the mushroom pasta was the most memorable but they were both very good. Low key, friendly, unobtrusive staff who managed the balance of being available without being too present at our table.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Tucson)·Dined on November 8, 2017

For a highly regarded restaurant, we were disappointed in the service and the quality of some of the dishes that we ordered. On prior occasions, the restaurant was top notch but this time was exceptionally bad. Not sure as to what caused the deterioration in their quality and consistency. Given their prices, this dining experience was most disappointing. I hope this was just one of those bad days that restaurants occasionally encounter when they have service staff shortages or someone from their kitchen staff is off. For sure, if others have disappointing dining experiences going forward, their high rating will drop. I may try them again in the hopes that our experience was just a one-off bad day for them.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 8, 2017

When you're just not in the mood to leave the hotel, this is a great option for both indoor and outdoor dinning. The menu is somewhat limited but does change seasonally (chocolate raspberry cake is unfortunately gone!). Started with an excellent buttery Chardonnay by the glass, accompanying a selection of appetizers as I'd had a late lunch. The "Warm skillet corn bread" is an absolute must and easily enough for 3-4, with a pleasant kick to it! The "Wild mushroom soup" was good but needed something to liven it up... rather bland even after ground pepper. The "Seared crab cake(s)" (there was only one) were also just OK... and the accompanying avocado mousse and corn & nopales salsa did nothing to enhance the otherwise somewhat dry crab. A better choice would have been a beurre blanc or some kind of local chipotle or ancho chili sauce. I didn't progress to the heavier main entrees. And the dessert I was thinking of to accompany a nice glass of Malbec to finish off the meal had just been taken off the menu... no chocolate in sight! In summary a good in house option... but with unfortunately only the corn bread being a real stand out of the evening.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The sommelier Sara was particularly attentive and did a great job of recommending wine options to us. She checked back with us to find out how we were enjoying our dining experience, in addition to the wine.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Wine, food and service by Adrienne were all second to none! Loved our experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Our server was amazing!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Special friends in town.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 6, 2017

A wonderful dinner served on the patio on a moonlit night

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 6, 2017

I made reservations for my daughter's birthday celebration, the food was awesome. We really enjoyed sitting on the patio, though, it was a bit dark. We appreciated the quiet but understand that Tuesday evening before winter visitors arrive is probably a slow night.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 4, 2017

The Core Kitchen and Bar at the Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain is a great restaurant for a special occasion. We were celebrating our 50th anniversary and our server, Joe, was most accommodating of any question or request we had. My husband enjoyed his bacon-wrapped filet mignon. I wasn't familiar with barramundi, and Joe did a very good job explaining that it is similar to sea bass. I thoroughly enjoyed my dinner. The prices are a little high, but for a special occasion, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Core.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 19, 2017

My husband and I had a most enjoyable dinner celebrating our 41st wedding anniversary.

Great dinner beautiful views and wonderful service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Our third time here. Food was good as always but service was poor. Reached across my wife to add silverware, and we waited at least 15 minutes for our plates to be cleared.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on August 4, 2017

About the best in the Tucson area. Always superb service, excellent quality. Pricey but delivers superb meals.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Food was ok. Very overpriced. Have been to Core for dinner in past years and was much better. Very disappointed. Heirloom tomato salad was the only really good thing. Barramundi was just ok. Jambalaya was sub-par. My friend said the chicken was really good. Next time we will venture out for dinner.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Emily the Executive Chef might be one of the nicest individuals we've ever encountered. Her menu is phenomenal and her service made our weekend fantastic. Emily and her staff embody the spirit of the Ritz-Carlton in everything that they do. Every interaction, every presentation, every touch -- perfect.

Brandon (Bartender) and Sarah (Sommelier) were fantastic. Brandon's hand crafted cocktails (and mocktails!) were some of the best we've had at any Ritz property. Sarah met us each evening and paired wines with our dinners (without prompting!). Their attention to detail and service were amazing.

The entire staff truly made us feel like special guests all weekend.

I highly recommend this restaurant to any and all visitors to the Tuscon area.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Tucson)·Dined on July 12, 2017

The ambience of this restaurant always has been the first choice for us. The food was ok, although the fish was a bit over cooked to our likings.
The service was great as usual.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

mighty strange thing, on being seated server asked if we are Mr and Mrs (last name). ummm, no. then she asked my date her full name. what? this was on our first date. Intrusive and sexist. what is this a no-fly list?

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 (Orlando)·Dined on July 3, 2017

We were not impressed with our entrees. I had the barramundi which was nicely presented with some vegetables, but not especially flavorful. My husband had the Jambalaya and found it tasty but oily.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Meal was spectacular and the service was beyond reproach. Really enjoyed all aspects of our dinning experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 24, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our friend's anniversary at Core and had the loveliest time. Our server Alyssa was just outstanding, attentive and her service was impeccable. The food was outstanding - the mac and cheese is probably one of the best I've tasted. Overall, we had a fabulous experience and can't wait to go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Nice place to have a quality dinner stay at resort and enjoy

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 16, 2017

We had a wonderful time, the food was fantastic, and the service was professional and friendly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We were expecting more from the signature restaurant at the Ritz. The service was poor. They did not understand the menu. They were very inattentive. The service was also very slow. This was made more evident because the restaurant was very empty and not busy. The food was average. And was very over priced. Overall, a very disappointing experience. Also manage not available to listen to our concerns. We love Dove mountain, but will not be going back to Core.

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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on May 20, 2017

The food and service were fantastic as usual. I highly recommend the fried lobster appetizer. We had the salmon and the jumbalaya, both were perfect. We had a bit of a problem when they served cold coffee with dessert, but the staff made a great recovery with a quick batch of French Press.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tucson)·Dined on May 16, 2017

A great ending, after a rocky start.
We had reservations for our 30th wedding anniversary. The restaurant called the day before the event to tell me they were cancelling, they sold out the restaurant to a party staying at the hotel.
To make amends they offered a comp'd meal later in the week.
We took them up on their offer- the food was outstanding, the server was friendly and fun to be around and we had no bill - all and all, a great evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 12, 2017

The upscale restaurant was very disappointing as we were celebrating our anniversary. The service was fine but the food was not. I ordered the French fried lobster. The lobster was tough with no flavor. I could only eat one. My husband's jambalaya was mostly rice and dry. Our server returned the food to the kitchen and comped the bill. That was very professional but we would have preferred a delicious dinner. For breakfast the next morning I ordered Eggs Benedict which were very good but it took 30 minutes to get the order to me. It was not a good experience at the restaurant but you are a captive audience at the hotel.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Tucson)·Dined on May 9, 2017

Enjoyed the food. The service was awesome. The view is wonderful.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Tucson)·Dined on May 3, 2017

Dining at Core was a perfect experience. The food, the staff, the ambiance, and the presentation was stellar and very genuine. Perfection achieved!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 30, 2017

We treated friends to dinner, and our choice of Core was perfect. Our previous visit some years ago was very disappointing, so we hesitated a bit, but the other Open Table reviews convinced us to go. And we're glad we did.

What an amazing meal! We split the Avocado Tartare and Pork Belly Tostada to start. Both excellent. For entrees, I had the Cast Iron Jambalaya, my wife had the Rack of Lamb, and the other couple had the Casareccia Pasta with Scallops and the Rib Eye. We shared a bite of each...all of it was flavorful, cooked perfectly, nicely presented...fantastic!

Did I mention the view? We sat on the patio in the shade. The early evening sun lit up the rocks and Saguaro cactus on the nearby hillside. The temperature was about 80...absolutely perfect in the desert.

We'll be going back again, but we won't wait years this time. If you go, plan to arrive about 45 minutes before dinner. Grab a cocktail on the pool patio, enjoy the scenery and the Native American flute player in the distance. I can't imaging it can get any better than the beautiful ambiance and fantastic dinner we had with our friends.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Anniversary

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Enjoyed the restaurant, food and atmosphere. Waiter Josh was par excellence, way above average, definitely one of the very best!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2017

We ate at outside table. Great views. Service was very good. There when you needed them. Excellent wine list. Food was very good. Will go again.

Tags: Scenic View, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Love this restaurant, great service and food. Great place to have a romantic date

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Bar Seating, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Its alway a bummer when the table next to you, whom was seated AFTER you... gets their food first and finishes their meal before you get yours. We were a party of 3 and they were a party of 2, not sure that was the deal breaker. We found out that we ordered off an "old" menu only to find out that they no longer had the ingredients for the appetizer (they did bring a substitute but with random ingredients which was nice but nothing near what we had ordered). There was an apology and the server was nice. But, it was an hour after our reservation before our meal arrived. We HATE having to ask where our food is and for our water glasses to be refilled, yet that is how we passed the time. Needless to say, my husband didn't like his steak (not a good quality), my fish was cold (not sure it was supposed to be that way) and well, our daughter liked her salmon. Do not order the side of mushrooms cause it was really, really salty and bad. Again, our server was nice and it was evident that they had some new employees. Either way, we cancelled our reservation for another night during our stay as this did not need a repeat.

Tags: Scenic View, Romantic
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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on April 13, 2017

The restaurant is nice and quiet - just the way we like it. The muchroom pasta dish we ordered was tasty and fragranted with the truffle oil , but over salted, and some of the dry mushrooms were sandy, due to not totally soaked out and cleaned. However, the scallops were perfectly cooked medium rare. The brunzino was fresh, could be a little bigger filet, and more of the accompany veggie, the plate looked kind of lonely.
Our server was a very nice, accomodating young lady, who apparently knows her job well.
We did enjoyed the evening, and will return again. We hope that some of the suggestions will be taken to heart.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tucson)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Chose Core Kitchen for my wife's 50th Birthday. Wonderful experience. Excellent food and service, we will be back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Good overall experience, service was poor which greatly affected the overall evening.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 22, 2017

This was our tenth and last visit to Core. The experience from start to finish was just terrible. The kitchen timing was off, water glasses continuously unfilled, food mediocre at best. Not sure what has happened to this once stellar restaurant but its a shame, and one I won't be paying >$200 again to experience.

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