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About elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain

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.

5700 East McDonald Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday-Saturday 7:00am-11:00am
Lunch: Monday-Saturday 11:30am-2:00pm
Brunch: Sunday 7:00am-2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday-Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm, Friday-Saturday 5:30pm-10:00pm

Cross Street:
McDonald and Superstition

Dress Code:
Resort Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(888) 828-1522

Website:
http://www.sanctuaryoncamelback.com/dining/elements/

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.

Catering:
For more information on private dining, please call 480.624.0174 .

Parking Details:
Our valet is complimentary

Executive Chef:
Beau MacMillan

Additional:
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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Join us in elements for a 4-course prix fixe dinner in elements, available 5:30PM-10:00PM. $125 per person, plus tax, gratuity and beverage.

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.

elements at Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.2

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94% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (79)
Good for a Date (70)
Special Occasion (70)
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Romantic (70)
Good for Anniversaries (65)
Creative Cuisine (63)
Great for Outdoor Dining (57)
Worth the Drive (49)
Fit for Foodies (45)
Good for Birthdays (39)
Quiet Conversation (39)
Notable Wine List (35)
Handcrafted Cocktails (32)
Business Meals (23)
Cozy (21)
Local Ingredients (18)
People Watching (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Authentic (14)
Bar Seating (14)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Good for Groups (12)
Healthy (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Fun (11)
Seasonal (10)
Gluten Free Options (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Casual (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Live Music (5)
Organic (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Spicy (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

The Chilean seabass was amazing. The service was also excellent from the waitress to the busboy top notch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was fantastic and the service was very good; however, this is the second time( and last) that is have taken my wife here for a romantic special occasion only to be seated near folks that were very loud and drinking heavily! Disruptive to the entire area but no one suggested the people quiet down. If I wanted to take my wife to a noisy sports bar I wouldn’t pay Over $200 for a dinner for two
I will NOT go back to this restaurant because of these last two experiences- you want your wife to say how lovely the evening was rather than let’s go I have had enough of these loud people

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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·Dined 3 days ago

The view is incredible, the service was impeccable and the food was just awesome.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Healthy, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

2nd time here and we thought it would be as pleasant as the first time.
Well. I was wrong.
Service was slow
And let me tell you, it tasted like an ordinary student trainee from a School of cooking was preparing the food.

Calamari was ordinary like the one at any long horn o Chilis. Nothing special.
My partner asked for the eggplant rolls. No taste at all. Simple and tasteless.
Since there was no plate I was eager to try on the very basic menu, I had the special. New York Steak with potatoes and lobster knuckles ? Too much for a plate. Meat was super dry. The hollandeise sauce was just a little bit already dried on top of the meat. No flavor. What’s going on. ? Was the chef on vacation ? Or was he depressed?

Only good thing was the company, wine , and the hot chocolate.

I will avoid this expensive and tasteless restaurant.
Best to keep going to Capital Grilled , Ocean Club

Tags: Scenic View
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Pricey, yes! However worth it.
From food, service to valet all impeccable. We'll definitely come back without the kids...though

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The Gluten free meal was Not gluten free and I got very sick. The other meal despite askin the server if it was spicy and him saying not at all was actually very spicy. Very disappointing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Main room partitions have to be removed, they block the view of tables on the main level. Service was excellent. Food was good, just small portions for the price paid.
I’ll go back, just not often.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Birthday night

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Fabulous! Waiter was superb, knew the menu and wine list! The edamame was to die for, still thinking about it the day after. Pork belly app, duck, short rib and salmon worth the trip. A definite must!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Staff very friendly and attentive. Waiter helped with a wine recommendation which was not the most expensive wine on the list. Food was perfectly cooked and plated. View was spectacular on the north side of Camelback Mountain.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Been going to Elements at Sanctuary for years and just went on Jan 3, 2018. Still the best of the best! Jade Bar too. Awesome.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Definitely a five-star restaurant. Excellent food, e.g., the Divers scallops. Superb service. Beautiful ambiance. Ray, the manager, most certainly delivers a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Wonderful new year's brunch overlooking Mummy Mountain and Paradise Valley-the ambiance was stunning, the service very welcoming and the cuisine was delicious--many gluten free and vegetarian options in addition to the sumptuous regular menu items. Special treat was the delectable, complimentary cinnamon rolls and raspberries; highly recommend!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Spectacular. Easily the finest high-end restaurant in Phoenix, which is a competitive restaurant town. Never disappoints. Never.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Everything was excellent. They had a great table for us with an amazing view for our 1 year anniversary. Our server was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Amazing experience, food and service on point! Can’t wait until the next visit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our favorite place in Scottsdale. You can not go wrong. Everything is always perfect and delicious.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 26, 2017

My first time here. It was good but didn't knock my socks off. I ordered a bento box and neither the rice nor the shrimp were very warm. I ordered the hot chocolate as a dessert and that wasn't that warm either. For the price I expected more.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wonderful food options and the service level is exceptional. Gorgeous setting and views, day or night. Very nice wine selection, although a bit pricey. Definitely a go to for celebrations or special occasions.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Vegan, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Tapas, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

All the food was amazing. Great service. Wonderful view. It was our adult kids first time. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2017

What a disappointment, mushy salmon, cold calamari, poor service. A lot of managers standing around but not attentive to what was bad.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was horrible, foie gras so dry it had a crust, $55.pasta with lobster, what little lobster in it was chewey. Waiter made two errors on the check. And I had to wait for the one handicap toilet while a staff manager used the restroom. He was not handicapped. It was Christmas Eve but we ate early. I should have complained at the time but somehow never want to be difficult. Will not return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We met two friends for conversation and had a satisfactory meal in a beautiful setting. The reception and wait staff were friendly and efficient. One of us had the farro bowl for the lunch and it was creatively conceived and delicious. Excellent for healthful dining. Two of us were not as happy with the salmon frittata. The ingredients were fresh and tasty, but the eggs were overcooked and so the overall frittata was not fluffy and creamy, but fairly rigid. So we give high marks for the ambiance and the service, but no better than middling for the food. We had high expectations because of Bo McMillan's reputation, so we were somewhat disappointed.

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Paleo Friendly
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Elements is consistently one of the best overall restaurants in the valley. We requested a variation of one of the menu items. Not only did the staff happily take care of our request but the Chef also came out to see how they did. It was outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Not my first time dining here but everything seemed flawless for our date night : ushered to a romantic semi circular booth table which looks out to the views of camelback mountain , excellent service by server Michael, delicious scallop special as well as oyster appetizer. We both ordered caymas 2015 by the glass which was chilled perfectly...my husband is a foodie at heart and had arguably the best short rib entree ever....its one of my favorite places especially during the holidays but you can't go wrong here whether it's a special occasion, date night , group gathering or cocktails in the bar....truly exceptional.

Tags: Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 21, 2017

It was the perfect lunch place to celebrate Birthdays and exchange Christmas gifts for our lively group of senior dance girlfriends. The service was outstanding, the food delectable and the view was amazing!! The valet even helped us carry our gifts in! It had been a long time since I’d been there but I’ll remember it again for a special occasion in the near future.

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·Dined on December 21, 2017

My favorite restaurant in Arizona. Ambiance is perfect for a nice date, the views are amazing and the service and food is always top notch.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Scenic View, Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Superb service makes the experience of having a superb meal exceptional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Traveling from the Southeast US, this was our first visit to Elements, recommended by concierge at hotel. This was the finest restaurant experience for us in many years, maybe ever. The hostess and the two servers called us by name, and it just went upwards from there. Incredible view, service, ambience and food. We have already planned to return on our next trip to Scottsdale.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We had a delicious meal at Elements. Everything was well done and the view was spectacular.

Tags: Special Occasion, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Very beautiful restaurant and awesome view. Food is awesome also

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Fabulous as always. One of the best restaurants in the valley

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Met a beautiful great lady in a fantastic environment. Thanks

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Had reservations for my wife's birthday. They were able to seat us in a nice booth with a great view. The waiter was exceptional and the food terrific! Had a drink in the bar and a very special dinner!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We had a wonderful meal at Elements during a recent stay in Scottsdale area. Our server started the excellent experience--he was friendly, polite, and knowledgeable about the menu/food--provided great service. Our night view overlooking the pool & with a distant view of the mountains/twinkling Scottsdale lights was really nice out on the deck area & so peaceful on this particular night. The hoisin braised short ribs especially were divine--so yummy! We also loved the calamari appetizer. Great wine list too. Overall, a lovely dining experience!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

This is a Never Miss option! No matter what the occasion or the holiday Elements delivers. Amazing sunset and one of the best - if not the best - dining experience in the Valley. Even if you think you don't like oysters try the Rockefeller.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Service was exceptional, food was great, and the views are awesome. Took the wife to celebrate our anniversary and was overwhelmed by their level of service. Can’t wait to go back!!

Tags: Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent food and service. Nice ambience to have a conversation and enjoy a delicious meal. The city/mountain views are beautiful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

elements is a neighborhood restaurant for us. Perfect for a special, dress-up night out. Very romantic - beautiful views and quality, creative food. We love it.

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

I was provided with an amazing experience from start to finish and was never, at any point, anything short of awed by the magnificent food and service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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