elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

4.7
3046 reviews
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$50 and over
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American
Celebrate farm-fresh American cuisine at elements, one of the best restaurants in Paradise Valley. Sanctuary touts the evolution of a favorite Scottsdale restaurant that offers a distinctive experience for AZ luxury dining. Discover the cutting-edge kitchen of Food Network celebrity and Executive Chef Beau MacMillan, where the best local organic produce is used to create seasonal menus.

With the expansion of elements restaurant, enjoy distinctive venues for luxurious Scottsdale dining, including the private chef’s table, XII, where you will witness the kitchen activity firsthand…and Praying Monk, for indoor/outdoor events overlooking the beauty of Camelback Mountain. With spectacular scenery and unique settings, jade bar and edge are the perfect places to sip and savor fresh cocktails on inviting outdoor patios at sunset.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Asian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Sat 7:00 am–11:00 am
Brunch
Sun 7:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(888) 828-1522
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Resort Casual
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Executive chef
Beau MacMillan
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Catering
For more information on private dining, please call 480.624.0105 .
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
McDonald and Superstition Lane
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Parking details
Our valet is complimentary
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Entertainment
Join us every Friday and Saturday evening from 7:00pm-11:00pm for live entertainment in our Jade bar.

Join us every Sunday afternoon from 1:00pm-5:00pm for live music in our Jade bar, as well as 1/2 off bottles of wine.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

elements offers several unique options for private dining. Indulge in stunning views of the valley and elements' signature farm-fresh American cuisine for an unforgettable wedding, meeting, event or dining experience.

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Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Join us for a 4-course prix fixe dinner from 12PM-8PM in elements for Thanksgiving. $105 per plus tax, gratuity, and beverage. If you are interested in our Grand Holiday Buffet in the Views Ballroom, please reach out to the host stand.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What 3046 People Are Saying
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KG
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner for me with husband and close friends. Best meal in the Valley. Food always great and service professional and attentive. Lovely location. Always delights.

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i
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always exceptional. We both had shrimp salad and a glass of wine each. Our server, Chris, and the other wait staff were friendly, efficient, and accommodating. And you cannot beat the view anywhere in the area.

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K
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely superb! Each entree was perfectly presented and prepared. We ordered salmon, osso bucco, Korean short rib and the special, the sea bass. Only low point was the dessert a pineapple concoction that no one fought over. It wasn’t worth the calories. Look forward to our next dinner here. We’re local so we get to return soon!

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SC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with excellent service. I was impressed with the restaurant's ambiance and its great wine selection. Highly recommend!

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PH
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! Our vote for best restaurant in Phoenix!!!

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Macmillan creates the perfect experience!

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RA
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing birthday dinner at elements. Excellent food, impressive wine list and amazing views. It would have been even better if we had made an earlier reservation to enjoy the beautiful sunset.

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C
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible! We let them know we were celebrating my wife’s 50th birthday and our 25th wedding anniversary - so they gave us the best table in the house and treated us like royalty. Awesome food with a unique Asian flair. All tables have fantastic views! An absolute “must” - pricey, but save your shekels and go!

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RS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was "good", tried both the Swordfish and their Pork Chop. Pork chop was recommended med rare, which we got, but just not comfortable with pork I guess. Flavor was good, but not exceptional. Swordfish was also a good meal, but not exceptional to justify the price. View was okay, but you're looking north from Camelback, so essentially it's looking at houses. Nice houses, but again, not worth the cost.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food and ambience were perfect for a romantic birthday dinner. We were seated in a booth, as requested, with a view of the mountains. Everything we ordered had so much flavor and came out at the appropriate times. The service was a bit slow as we did not get asked what we wanted to drink for about 15 minutes after we sat down. Also, I reminded them twice it was my husbands birthday, but they didn’t end up saying anything or doing anything for him, which was pretty disappointing considering we picked this restaurant for an overall special experience. We would come back, but would prefer more fine dining service.

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KC
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I dined at Elements on our anniversary. It is a very special place. The food was excellent, perfectly prepared with a beautiful presentation. Ambiance is perfect for special occasions. Service was attentive but not overly so. You have to try the edamame appetizer. Best we’ve had.

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VS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, best sunset patio view I've seen, great selection, flavor, and options. Knowledgeable and attentive staff that provided an extra touch or two for our date night. Definitely a place we would return to and recommend to friends. I especially like the Asian fusion flavors and techniques used on most dishes.

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KV
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

The view was nice but food was not very good at all.

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KG
Tulsa
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were absolutely outstanding! Did not disappoint! Will definitely return.

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ML
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We have been here many times. Took my wife for her birthday. Had drinks and apps in the bar-excellent. Band was too noisy, so we sat outside and it was doable.
Transferred to dining room, and had a beautiful view of the city. Sat inside, but with the windows that roll back, it's almost like you're outside.
We decided on two more apps and a main. Dumplings were amazing. Escargot was terrible. Not sure why you'd put a savory inside a terribly sweet, caramel sauce. Yuck. The carrot ravioli was pretty good, but then there were three very overpowering sauces with them.
I think chef Beau needs someone to edit him a bit. Way too complicated, and everything clashed.
Couldn't get certain entrees, because the apps came in the same sauce. Sure, makes cooking simpler, but takes options for the main course from the guests.
However... the service was exceptional. Management team was all over it. Turns out the waiter was paying attention to our disappointment and comped our whole dinner. Definitely went overboard, but you know what? Now I'll go back and try again.

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JP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything from the food, ambiance and service was spectacular. Most importantly, the waiter and staff went over and above on making us feel special.

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L
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I thought it was a great meal with excellent atmosphere.

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JN
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Elements. Everything was exceptional from the moment we arrived. The two hostesses were both personable and adorable. They were very accommodating in moving the time of our reservation (8:30p) up as there were open tables. The decor was simple, sleek and trendy, back/white/grey with stainless and glass... and an open wall area to take in the spectacular views. Our waiter was a delight, and gave us our privacy and his recommendations just at the right times. And, as if on que...fire works went off in the distance for our enjoyment just as we finished our entrees. There was however a very loud suprise birthday event that happened to occur on the lawn right below our seating just as as we began our entrees. The wait staff and manager were quite perceptive and quick to close off some of the glass doors to cut down on the extraneous noise till the party moved to their table. Bravo! A beautiful place, view and meal! We will definately return...be sure to save us a seat!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in town and wanted a nice evening away...this was the place. Food, service and atmosphere were all truly wonderful!

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E
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Foods geeat . Beyond great. The food menu is vast. Service is spextacular. They have kids menu and hellful since we have two kids with us

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

Korean BBQ Short Ribs (beef) were to die for. Tuna tartare with toasted pine nuts, soy sesame, scallion, cucumber and ginger was fabulous. Our hot and creamy pumpkin and ginger soup (I forget the ingredients) simply hit the spot. We constantly waited for the server, never offered another drink and continuously asked each other, “Where is he? I can’t believe how long it’s been since we’ve seen him.”

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PN
Phoenix
62 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is, without doubt, our favorite restaurant in Phoenix. The cuisine is absolutely excellent. The service & customer care is outstanding.

Every time we dine here, we hate that the evening ends.

It’s always a wonderful experience.

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w
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Wonderful food, atmosphere, and a super special view day or night. Highly recommend for a special occasion or fun night out. Try as many plates as you can.

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j
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 2

Food and service was excellent but the manager's concern was less than impressive. we booked a table a month in advance with a request for a table with a view because we were hosting guests from Europe. First table we were shown to was at the base of the stairs and the dish trolley (no view), then we were moved inside to a table at the far end of the restaurant with a view for one person but a view of the pillar for the other 3. The on-duty manager was completely unconcerned with the lack of attention to our reservation.

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BJ
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was excellent and the ambiance was fantastic (as was the weather)…best meal in a long time...highly recommend...

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n
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had a great brunch and really enjoyed the whole atmosphere. The food was delicious! I think our waiter was busy with another table - the service was good but I remember it being exceptional from my last time there. (i think you can still count on great service.) Highly recommend - especially wonderful to bring out of town guests to get a feel for our beautiful city.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely setting, attentive friendly service. Creative cuisine.

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m
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have become regulars for all special occasions. Always accommodating and spectacular views.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in AZ

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DF
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elements has quickly become our favorite Scottsdale getaway for “cheat night”. Nestled against one mountain with striking views of others, the open architecture gives the feel of outdoors with the convenience of shelter. Great food and service. Desserts could dial it up a bit.

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JG
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I proposed here and we come here for our anniversary each and every year. We are never disappointed! Everything about this place is top notch. With amazing views, an incredible menu that delivers to the top notch service this is a place you owe it to yourself to experience first hand.

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OT
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Service was great we love this place and Beau

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SH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is consistently the best spot for special occasions and any time! This world class restaurant does not disappoint. From your first interaction at the valet desk to the well trained in hospitality staff you are pampered from the moment you arrive until you drive away! The food, drinks, staff, views and atmosphere is dialed in to today's sophisticated diner. I do my best to dine here several times a year because there are always new things going on and gorgeous additions being made to keep the property evolving and exceeding its reputation.

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CR
Tampa
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting from Florida. Elements listed as top 10 restaurant in area. Lived up to reputation. Wonderful food & wine, top notch service, amazing sunset view! Wish we lived closer to come back more often.

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HJ
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had decided to have a nice dinner here as we were looking for good food and a good view. This place got them both right and more. Beautiful view of the mountains and the knew our names by reservation. Food was delicious m. I had the Chilean Sea Bass and my wife had the Filet. Both were cooked to perfection. After declining dessert because we were full our waiter still brought us out fresh Chocolate Chio Sea Salt cookies! Would highly recommend if you are looking for a romantics dinner. We live in TX but when we come back to AZ we will be dining again.

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KJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was excellent. Service left a lot to be desired. Dirty plates left on table. Slow service. Waiter was charming when he bothered to come by our table. Would go back for drinks I. The bar but not for dinner

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a
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

very well maintained restarutant. The menu is seasonal though and there are limited options so I would recommend reading the menu before going to make sure you'll enjoy what they have to offer since it is on the pricey side. Excellent wine selection though. We had the Caymus which never disappoints. filet mignon was missing key flavor elements of that cut. They have some asian twists on american dishes which some were delicious some were not. I don't care for sweet jam on my steak so that was disappointing.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Would highly recommend. My wife and I celebrated our 11th anniversary there. The food was amazing, the views were spectacular and the service was excellent.

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DO
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This wonderful restaurant has a beautiful setting, really awesome, kind servers, and great food. Highly recommend.

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