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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

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4.7

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4.1

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88% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

Had a later dinner and although restaurant was moderately busy, it was certainly not packed. EVERYTHING was so slow! Twenty-five minutes for first drinks, forty-five minutes for appetizer and well over an hour for entrees. Though we didn’t complain, manager did come over and apologize and bought us our second round of drinks. Food was ok, but not great. This Ritz Carlton was a little remote, so was disappointed we didn’t have a better overall experience since options were obviously limited.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Core is always a wonderful dining experience! We were celebrating the anniversary of our first date and they brought us 2 complimentary glasses of bubbly! Service is always attentive and the food delicious! We'll be back

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

First time dining at Core, it was a wonderful time, our server Laura was kind and patient, we didn’t feel rushed, seated in a nice corner, great selection of drinks, and wines. Food was superb. Pasta dish was delicious!!!
We will definitely return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Tucson)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Food was good but dinner took almost three hours for summer. Super slow.

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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on January 30, 2018

We may go back tomorrow night!

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 (Tucson)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Most of the food was adequate to good, although frankly not as good as Primo's at the JW Marriott, where we usually went to celebrate occasions when we lived on the West side. We had hoped to find equal quality here in Oro Valley. But unfortunately, the birthday boy's food was disappointing. The crab cake was undercooked and the jambalaya was very skimpy--mostly rice, few mussels. The meal was not worth the price.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We were looking forward to the food being better than it was for such a nice dining room and ambience. I got the roasted half chicken with vegetables and the taste was a little too strong. Two others ordered one of the steaks and said it was ok, not great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We enjoyed excellent food and service as we celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary. A big thank you to the Core Kitchen and Wine bar for a lovely and delicious evening!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Quality of food is inconsistent. And for the money, it shouldn't be. If it were consistently good, we would eat here every week. We live in the Canyon Pass area. So, it's a convenient drive for us.

The service was good. Except our waiter didn't put our bottle of wine on the check. It would've been a much lower tab, if we hadn't caught the error and let our waiter know he had undercharged us by $70.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Absolutely flawless service, food preparation, and quality of food. Joshua, our server, was exceptional, attentive, informative, and witty. The entire staff was on point, elegant, cordial, and engaging. Chef Emily visited our table, which was an added bonus. It’s a celebration dinner we will not forget and we highly recommend this experience to everyone!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on December 23, 2017

A favorite of ours. We dine here every time we visit Tucson.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We had one of the best dinner experiences. The food, drinks and experience were all amazing. Thank you for making our anniversary celebration so memorable!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 21, 2017

The atmosphere is always cordial and relaxing. There is
enough variety on the menu for everyone. My husband and
I are frequent guests and we often entertain our family there,
particularly for breakfast.

We love it at the Ritz.

Hope you stay for a very long time.

Sincerely,
The Mayersohns

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Had a great evening, will go back again very soon. Great restaurant

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Outstandingly prepared fish. Only problem with this place is the location. Dove Mountain is not a short drive from Tucson and a long drive home reduces the enjoyment of the meal. However, if you live in the Dove Mountain area or are staying at The Ritz, then this is a place to go to.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Fantastic! We had the heirloom beet salad with brussel sprout leave, just the right size and crunch--didn't remember how flavorful beets could be, followed by the whole sea bass. The combination of sides, cauliflower and eggplant coulis was perfect with the almonds and hazelnut butter topping. The sea bass itself was boneless and heavenly. We ended with the beignets (5) that came with the perfect complement of maple ice cream and a tube (fun!) of caramel to apply ourselves. It was my birthday so dessert was complimentary. Service was friendly, attentive and knowledgeable, not overbearing. Menu looked expensive, but it was reasonable for top tastes and service on a special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Have been to Core many times and it is always a home-run. This latest visit included a menu that made it especially difficult to choose an option. Was temped to order the WHOLE thing. Service is special, knowledgable and personal. Special "shout out" to Jennifer that made my evening with my mom extra special. I look forward to coming back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 30, 2017

WOW - this was one of the best dining experiences we have had in a long time. So impressed with the menu and the food was absolutely delicious. Every course was perfection. The bar tender also made the best cocktails. Service was unobtrusive and 1st class! Overall a 10++++.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My wife and I consider the CORE our "go to" place for a special night out. Our most recent visit renewed that feeling. My wife had a pasta dish and I had pork tenderloin. Both were perfectly prepared and delicious.we shared a toffee pudding dessert that should be illegal. It was that good! And kudos to our server Jennifer, who was sweet, attentive, and totally professional in every way. We will, of course, be back!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 20, 2017

amazing breakfast, and dinner. Our server had housekeeping bring us a blanket at dinner! Beautiful property, impeccable service. Great attention to detail from the hostess, expeditors, bussers, and servers.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great as always !

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 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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 (Tucson)·Dined on November 10, 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 7, 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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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on November 7, 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 21, 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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 (Tucson)·Dined on October 17, 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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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Special friends in town.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 5, 2017

A wonderful dinner served on the patio on a moonlit night

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Tucson)·Dined on September 5, 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 3, 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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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 18, 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 6, 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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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on August 3, 2017

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

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on July 24, 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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vip
 (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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